The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby Roelant » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:10 pm

OK, yes I know Skandinavisk Høyfjellutstyr. I bought some camping gear from them recently. Ill check for a pair of waxless Åsnes with them when the time gets ripe for more skiing :)

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby lilcliffy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:48 pm

Are those full-wrap steel edges I am seeing on the 2019 Falketind and Rabb 68?!!!!!
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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby lilcliffy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:51 pm

Question-
Why choose the Ousland BC over the Gamme 54 BC?
Choose the Ousland BC if you are going to be in a groomed track?
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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby Nitram Tocrut » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:12 pm

lilcliffy wrote:Are those full-wrap steel edges I am seeing on the 2019 Falketind and Rabb 68?!!!!!

I noticed that as well and I remembered that Verskis pointed out that the tips of his Raab were “quite damaged” not even after a full season. Are you going to get a pair Illcliffy?

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby greatgt » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:40 am

Have some old Rebounds without the full metal wrap....We have to re-pin every so often because of the damage...Right ski becomes left....generally they don't have a long life...(Rebounds)....The only white I see around here is the best apple blossom..... possibly ever....Nice! TM

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby Åsnes1922 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:56 am

lilcliffy wrote:Question-
Why choose the Ousland BC over the Gamme 54 BC?
Choose the Ousland BC if you are going to be in a groomed track?



Hi!

I'll try to answer.

First of all, like with everything else, there will always be personal preferences in regards to choosing skis. Some may choose the Ousland over the Gamme and vice versa.

But to the specifics.

The obvious selling point for the Ousland BC is the weight. It will weigh in at around 825grams in 200cm. That is really, really lightweight for being a BC ski with a full steel edge.
The Ousland will also have a lot of the properties that the Amundsen Fram has, meaning it will be really directional and perfect for pulling a sled, expeditions or quick tours in groomed tracks. The Ousland will also have a more agressive rocker and early rise than the Gamme and Amundsen (which has none). This, together with a high and stiff camber profile, allows for great carrying capacity in deep snow. It also allows the ski to glide over and through ice, difficult snow and sastrugi with ease.

As you probably already have guessed, the Ousland is made to be a really versatile, lightweight and solid ski. It is narrow, which means it will glide well and be very directional. It is not a downhill ski, but it handles surprisingly well!
I suspect that the Ousland BC will be well represented on expeditions to the South Pole and Greenland in the years to come, and we already know that some will use it for the Åsnes Expedition Amundsen race next year.

Gamme, on the other hand, will still be among us, and for heavier skiers and those who love the versatility of that ski will probably still choose is over Ousland.
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