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by Nitram Tocrut
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XC(D?) skis for a big man
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: XC(D?) skis for a big man

My absolute favorite is the Asnes Kongsvold. For me it's great for kicking and gliding and pretty easy to turn. Under the right conditions or technique it's possible to do parallel turns. With no metal edge probably wouldn't be great when it gets icy. RabbitEars Interesting take on the Kongsvold th...
by Nitram Tocrut
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XC(D?) skis for a big man
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: XC(D?) skis for a big man

Areyoutele It feels like this is the kind of question I asked myself a couple of years ago and I kind of gave up on chasing that elusive skis. Sorry if I kind of burst your bubble ;) I am just about the same height and weight as you and I have many Asnes skis so I think i can be of some help... I h...
by Nitram Tocrut
Fri Feb 09, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Canadian Ski Marathon - 2024 edition
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

Re: Canadian Ski Marathon - 2024 edition

Martin, wishing you the best in the Marathon! May your skis grip on the kick, and slide on the glide. May your edges be enough on the turns, and your downhill speed just a little faster than you planned while staying right side up! If you manage photos, that will be great! I sure hope we get a repo...
by Nitram Tocrut
Fri Feb 02, 2024 4:55 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Canadian Ski Marathon - 2024 edition
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

Re: Canadian Ski Marathon - 2024 edition

Martin, aren’t you going to be skiing harder to Telemark skis this year??? Not that I think you needed to mention the turn to post about this event! I hope Mother Nature treated you well this season! I look forward to reading about this event. That includes your preparation, any news you can post d...
by Nitram Tocrut
Tue Nov 21, 2023 11:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Where to buy Asnes mountain race?
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Where to buy Asnes mountain race?

Also I wonder just what is up with all the voodoo talk about the various versions of Asnes mid-width skis and their magic? It seems like there is cult worship about what they do in various subtley different snow conditions. To say the least it ends up being a bit confusing. I think some models are ...
by Nitram Tocrut
Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Asnes Rabb 68 over the Voile Objective BC w/Xplore
Replies: 21
Views: 3600

Re: Asnes Rabb 68 over the Voile Objective BC w/Xplore

I skied the Objectives with the Ski March and they were lots of fun on deep snow. I did not keep them as they were unfortunately too short Interesting. Trying to reconcile these two thoughts. What was the basis for rejecting the skis because they were too short? I edited my post to keep in line wit...
by Nitram Tocrut
Sat Nov 18, 2023 1:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Asnes Rabb 68 over the Voile Objective BC w/Xplore
Replies: 21
Views: 3600

Re: Asnes Rabb 68 over the Voile Objective BC w/Xplore

Between the two skis, which one would be better for skiing on firm snow in leather boots? The rabb is skinnier but the objective is more downhill oriented with possibly better torsional rigidity? To add to my previous comment... I skied the Objectives with the Ski March and they were lots of fun on...
by Nitram Tocrut
Fri Nov 17, 2023 8:53 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Asnes Rabb 68 over the Voile Objective BC w/Xplore
Replies: 21
Views: 3600

Re: Asnes Rabb 68 over the Voile Objective BC w/Xplore

Between the two skis, which one would be better for skiing on firm snow in leather boots? The rabb is skinnier but the objective is more downhill oriented with possibly better torsional rigidity? For what it's worth I skied the Rabb with a leather boot on different snow conditions twice in a resort...
by Nitram Tocrut
Tue Nov 14, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Asnes Quiver addition advice sought
Replies: 44
Views: 7105

Re: Asnes Quiver addition advice sought

After reading about the race this guy from Cali entered it would appear that the Alaska 75 is not ideal, but I typically ski for two to three hours at a time. When I look at Varutse the XP Alaska and binding isn’t that much more than NNN-BC. I wonder if that would be a route to consider vs a new Cr...
by Nitram Tocrut
Tue Nov 14, 2023 9:56 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Canadian Ski Marathon - 2024 edition
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

Re: Canadian Ski Marathon - 2024 edition

It is only 6.5 hour drive to get to the starting line... 🤔 6,5 hours skiing!... you will be all warmed up then to ski the event ;) Seriously, there is a lot of participants from the US. It's a great experience and they made some serious change to the trail and that will involve a lot less logistic ...