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by Stephen
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wildly speculative talk about Asnes 21-22 lineup: Otto/FT62
Replies: 169
Views: 23735

Re: Wildly speculative talk about Asnes 21-22 lineup: Otto/FT62

@lilcliffy, thanks for the detailed write-up.
No idea on how I thought they have the same sidecut dimensions!
:oops:
by Stephen
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alternatives before buying Alaskas
Replies: 39
Views: 6199

Re: Alternatives before buying Alaskas

. . I know that the Alfa Guard was designed specifically for pretty flat touring in Norway , and people say it has similar control, so it seems like best comfort and function. But Alaska is probably the best fit. ALFA does say something different. From ALFA Website: https://www.alfaoutdoor.com/coll...
by Stephen
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wildly speculative talk about Asnes 21-22 lineup: Otto/FT62
Replies: 169
Views: 23735

Re: Wildly speculative talk about Asnes 21-22 lineup: Otto/FT62

Now that a few people have the Otto Sverdup BC in hand, this moves beyond wild speculation. I posted the same question over on the Traverse 78 review topic, but will bring it up here, also. I’m wondering how the Otto compares to the Traverse 78? They have the same dimensions. Only visual difference ...
by Stephen
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Fischer Traverse 78
Replies: 36
Views: 25465

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Fischer Traverse 78

Hello Gareth and Woods, In regards to the more turnable XC skis list, what is the most turnable while still offering kick and glide performance? . . This leaves me to believe perhaps the Holy Grail of turn ability lies with judiciously engineered rocker. Of the four skis on the turnable list, three...
by Stephen
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa TX
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Scarpa TX

Montana St Alum , that is my limited experience, based on 45 minutes walking around the ski shop with a T2 on one foot and a TX Pro on the other. I have to imagine that the TX, being lower and with three buckles could easily be a bit more comfortable in tour mode and on long stretches of flats. And...
by Stephen
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 129
Views: 124876

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

Here's something: . . . The very best way to size a boot is to try it on. John Dee , can we go back to square one and re-state what it is we are trying to resolve or clarify here? This has been through the blender too many times. My sense is that: #1.The boots don’t fit you well; #2. You think ALFA...
by Stephen
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa TX
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Scarpa TX

I already have the TX Pro in 30, which some people seem to dislike for touring, which I would be using it for. I wasn’t willing to sit on my hands, hoping a TX in 30 would show up in time for this year, but maybe I should have been more patient. I’m tempted by this one on eBay. Downside is shipping ...
by Stephen
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa TX
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Scarpa TX

Is this boot the same as the Scarpa TX? Called Terminator X. Seems like Terminator X could have morphed to just TX. Any thoughts on a plastic boot that has been in storage for 8 years? Is it similar to T2? https://www.ebay.com/itm/313767960701?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110018%26algo%3DHOMESP...
by Stephen
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer Traverse 78s availability?
Replies: 20
Views: 836

Re: Fischer Traverse 78s availability?

John Dee , You keep saying that the Guards are really one size bigger than what they are labeled as (one size larger in comparison to how other manufactured size their boots). Maybe I have missed it, but I haven’t heard any agreement from the forum on this? To me, the Guard 47 and Alaska 47 fit the...
by Stephen
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer Traverse 78s availability?
Replies: 20
Views: 836

Re: Fischer Traverse 78s availability?

I 2nd what fisheater said about the Alaska. I tried that boot on and it seemed nice. Maybe a little heavier and stiffer than the ALFA Guard? For me, it was just a little too narrow in the ball of foot area. The Guard is just enough wider to be really good for me. As far as size, I tried the Guard an...