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by joeatomictoad
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Kongsvold
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Åsnes Kongsvold

Cool graphics... even they convey that the skis are "dog safe", no steel edges.
(Although the troll in me begs to ask if that is a dog problem, or a human problem with training?)
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by joeatomictoad
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck
Replies: 23
Views: 10010

Re: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck

Personally, I'd not want a ski over 90mm underfoot skiing in New England (Maine) .The closer to 80mm the better. Careful... you're starting to trigger my inner-Yankee. Once activated; it's all chowder, syrup, and covered bridges for an undetermined period of time! Screen Shot 2021-06-14 at 18.12.00...
by joeatomictoad
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: ...is for fun
Replies: 15
Views: 3591

Re: ...is for fun

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by joeatomictoad
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: The Saw-Sal-Way.
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Stephen wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:09 pm
I think it’s worthy of print in some glossy mag, like Outside.
With Mike's skills, he could publish his own magazine. Fantastic content and layout. Maybe he could Dostie as a freelance. :lol:
by joeatomictoad
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The reason for the tele turn?
Replies: 18
Views: 2423

Re: The reason for the tele turn?

practicality, not so much. Training heels "off" are extremely practical for my use case, such as: overall weight reduction... I travel with my gear a lot bathroom break in the woods... I drink a lot of water at elevation getting to a lift that may be uphill from my current position... I ski lift se...
by joeatomictoad
Mon May 31, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The reason for the tele turn?
Replies: 18
Views: 2423

Re: The reason for the tele turn?

..."gracefulness on skis should be the end-all of the sport". Telemark turns are that grace. When I see high quality tele turns coming downhill, can really enjoy the grace and beauty of it all. But creating that grace and beauty is like a never ending quest. Most of the time I hear in my head, "Bal...
by joeatomictoad
Thu May 27, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The reason for the tele turn?
Replies: 18
Views: 2423

Re: The reason for the tele turn?

Can someone explain (or point me to some literature) that explains the reason and the physics of why a drop knee turn is the best way to turn a freeheel ski? Firstly, I am another advocate for Paul Parker's book "Freeheel Skiing." This comes from a series of Mountaineer Books, which means that it h...
by joeatomictoad
Tue May 25, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: The Saw-Sal-Way.
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

You've got a way with words, and a way with editing. I've floated an ice encrusted river before, but only as a super tourist in early season coming down the Penobscot river in Maine... no ruck, no skis, same-day-in / same-day-out type of excursion. Your chronicled adventure is on a whole 'nother lev...
by joeatomictoad
Tue May 25, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: The new Rottefella XPLORE OFFTRACK Binding System Review
Replies: 71
Views: 13589

Re: The new Rottefella XPLORE OFFTRACK Binding System Review

One simple thing I have learned that helps develop back foot technique is doing the back foot hockey stop. I do it a lot just because I enjoy it. Totally agree. I call it a flare. Guess an instructor would call it a side slip or pivot slip. I enjoy doing this when going over a pure sheet of blue ic...
by joeatomictoad
Sun May 23, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: well I've gone and done it now...moving full time to a ski resort
Replies: 17
Views: 3790

Re: well I've gone and done it now...moving full time to a ski resort

...nobody can make a decent breakfast in the entirety of East Asia. Western-style breakfast is truly a beautiful thing. I had the same longing my year in Korea. Finally found a Costco a couple cities away and LOADED UP with bacon. Found some ESL friends, and we got together every Saturday morning t...