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by Stephen
Sun Jun 09, 2024 10:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Stiffer Boot for Xplore
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Stiffer Boot for Xplore

I bought a pair of used Alfa Free this winter, even though the flex does not agree fully with my toes. ... but that will hurt my toes. Otherwise it is comfortable on my foot and does not give me blisters. telerat , I think it's possible to massage the area over the Free's toe hinge area to get a mo...
by Stephen
Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Stiffer Boot for Xplore
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Stiffer Boot for Xplore

Is it just a blister, or blister + pain? If just blister, there is tape that I and others have used successfully to eliminate blisters until the boot wears in (maybe 100+ miles), and/or the heel toughens up. For me, the Free works pretty well. As I have said before, my biggest gripe is that there is...
by Stephen
Fri May 31, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Worth it to wait for new Tx Pro?
Replies: 11
Views: 1266

Re: Worth it to wait for new Tx Pro?

I'm switching from 75mm to NTN next season as I broke my skis in March and need new boots soon anyway. I'm currently using T1s for in bounds and touring. Is it worth it to wait for the new Tx Pros in September? Do folks think they will be hard to get? Or should I just go for the current model and s...
by Stephen
Sun May 26, 2024 3:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Style
Replies: 50
Views: 11185

Re: Style

Reposting this in an attempt to bridge the next six months… Came across this account "ma in" by a Japanese skier and master of the selfie stick: https://www.youtube.com/@main7055/videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3JFNkqeXKs I want to be able to tele wet chop like that. Lots more excellent vide...
by Stephen
Sat May 25, 2024 9:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Anyone done business with this place?
Replies: 9
Views: 2414

Re: Anyone done business with this place?

Who knew Philadelphia was an AI hub -- maybe when it's sunny?
But, like he says:
It's always good to be cautious.
by Stephen
Sat May 18, 2024 4:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski Movies
Replies: 271
Views: 405204

Re: Ski Movies

Capercaillie wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 1:39 pm
Quality mogul skiing at Kagura ski resort:
Nice post!
by Stephen
Wed Apr 24, 2024 12:12 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Joining NATO
Replies: 68
Views: 19254

Re: Joining NATO

… but sometimes it feels all wrong That’s because there are no perfect systems run by perfect people. Expecting life to be fair and right and just is a recipe for bitter disappointment. It would require human beings to be fundamentally different than we are. I don’t say this cynically — I hope for ...
by Stephen
Thu Apr 11, 2024 12:06 am
Forum: TELEWIKI - The Telemark Skiing Wiki Knowledge Base
Topic: why is snow so slow?
Replies: 5
Views: 1544

Re: why is snow so slow?

The moisture in the skins from the warm, wet snow may be freezing in the cold snow in the shade and causing drag.
by Stephen
Sat Apr 06, 2024 2:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How Do You Ski Downhill?
Replies: 15
Views: 3369

Re: How Do You Ski Downhill?

It’s hard to comment on these sorts of things without actually seeing what’s going on and commenters are going to pick up on different things. The thing that comes to mind for me is the image of standing sideways over the balance point of a teeter totter, with someone raising and lowering the plank...