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by lowangle al
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: An introduction, and also looking for newbie XCD advice
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: An introduction, and also looking for newbie XCD advice

welcome to the forum TC and I commend you on your desire to learn xc skiing. I'm your neighbor to the south in the Pocono Mts.(at least until mid Jan. when I'll head north) so I'm familiar with your terrain and conditions. My plan for the bc around here is to have two types of gear. One is a double ...
by lowangle al
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Need Telemark XCD gear advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Need Telemark XCD gear advice

Several years back Al this was discussed quite a bit....Got called a few names as usual but the general consensus was that you or anybody else can be on the ball of your foot on the trailing ski.....This being a Telemark site an oldie but still current in my thinking is Alan Bard....He died in a we...
by lowangle al
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: When skiing was beautiful, an art, an expression of self..
Replies: 26
Views: 13014

Re: When skiing was beautiful, an art, an expression of self..

I'd say you got it going on MSU Alum. I would say if it feels good it's art, if it doesn't feel good it might be art, but crappy art.
by lowangle al
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: kick wax for in-track skiing?
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: kick wax for in-track skiing?

waxing your entire base with polar won't necessarily make your skis climb better in most temps, that is the job of the kick wax of the day. It is a lot easier and quicker to apply than hot wax with almost as good of a glide and you will have better kick wax retention than waxing over hot wax. I used...
by lowangle al
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Need Telemark XCD gear advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Need Telemark XCD gear advice

Good advise.......thinger to remember about plastic boots....You can't ride the back ski on the balls of your feet...For me that is the deal breaker....look at any pictures you want....The back boot is always riding on the front tip of your boot.....you can be much more free....and balanced with so...
by lowangle al
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Powder Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Powder Tips

Before making any changes to your gear I would work on getting more weight on the rear foot and tightening up your stance to keep the rear heel lower. I have experimented with skis way too short and have had no problems with tip dive in deep pow.
by lowangle al
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Need Telemark XCD gear advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Need Telemark XCD gear advice

Karl, did the T4s you tried have thermo mouldable liners and did you heat treat them? My wife and I both have T4s and we have very different feet, I'm a EEEE and hers are narrow and we both have a comfortable fit. She did have to add a foot bed insert to get hers to fit. I really like the T4, the cu...
by lowangle al
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 49
Views: 12456

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Nice skis Nitram. Did you see if your boots will fit in the binding yet? you may need a xc ski boot for them to work.
by lowangle al
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New skis
Replies: 8
Views: 2986

Re: New skis

Genoah77 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:52 pm
Thanks :) can I just prep with polar first, or is a softer wax better for the first pass?
;)
I just prep with polar and like the results.
by lowangle al
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 2877

Re: New Member

Welcome Fred.
If you are going from heavy to light gear the best advice I have is "flex your ankles" Have Fun!