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by ᚠᚨᚱ ᚾᛟᚱᚦ ᛊᚲᛁᛖᚱ
Fri May 14, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ultimate corn xcD for NNNBC
Replies: 10
Views: 12751

Re: Ultimate corn xcD for NNNBC

I had a lot of fun on my Vagabonds, but a wider ski makes edge control more difficult. I took my Fischer Excursion 88s out last week and actually though they were more fun in some ways. Being able to turn around and see that single line carved in the snow makes me feel really good for some reason. I...
by ᚠᚨᚱ ᚾᛟᚱᚦ ᛊᚲᛁᛖᚱ
Thu May 13, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help me choose a first Nordic ski!
Replies: 21
Views: 25575

Re: Help me choose a first Nordic ski!

Musk Ox wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 4:08 am
And these might be good? https://madshus.com/en-no/p/panorama-m6 ... transition
That's a hella cheap ski
by ᚠᚨᚱ ᚾᛟᚱᚦ ᛊᚲᛁᛖᚱ
Wed May 12, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help me choose a first Nordic ski!
Replies: 21
Views: 25575

Re: Help me choose a first Nordic ski!

Help me choose a first Nordic ski! I just got back from a 100km trek in the California Sierra Nevada, about 50% on snow. If this is the context that you're looking to address with a new ski I would think that you'd be needing a comfortable boot to hike in (taking T4s out of consideration) and skis ...
by ᚠᚨᚱ ᚾᛟᚱᚦ ᛊᚲᛁᛖᚱ
Tue May 11, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help me choose a first Nordic ski!
Replies: 21
Views: 25575

Re: Help me choose a first Nordic ski!

If you're not totally settled on waxless or even if you are, skins can be used to great effect with just about any nordic bc ski. They climb better than scales for the most part and you can leave them on during the descent to help manage speed. I'd offer ski advice, but I'm sure someone more experie...
by ᚠᚨᚱ ᚾᛟᚱᚦ ᛊᚲᛁᛖᚱ
Sat May 08, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Crusty
Replies: 36
Views: 41563

Re: Crusty

I could be totally wrong on this, but I think the only time rocker wouldn't improve turning on an otherwise stiff nordic ski, would be on boiler plate or very hard icy crust. If there's anything soft to carve into on top, then the rocker should improve turning. Again, I could be wrong I've only had ...
by ᚠᚨᚱ ᚾᛟᚱᚦ ᛊᚲᛁᛖᚱ
Sat May 08, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: The Alpina Alaska XP Boot / Rottefella XPLORE Binding Experience Review
Replies: 90
Views: 143273

Re: Alpina Alaska XP XPlore Boot review

How are the boots for hiking? I have an interest in using light gear for consistent predictable spring/ summer conditions. I would be more inclined to get out when hiking to get to the snow is involved if I had a good boot for it. It seems like they would be better than boots with a duck bill or NN...
by ᚠᚨᚱ ᚾᛟᚱᚦ ᛊᚲᛁᛖᚱ
Sat May 08, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina 1600 BC
Replies: 3
Views: 8348

Re: Alpina 1600 BC

BTW- those boots do have a waterproof liner- the "Alpitex" label on the boot confirms it. "Alpitex" is Alpina's own waterproof-breathable liner. It is excellent. I certainly think it is as good as GTX- at least it is in a boot liner. Gareth Good to know. I had thought that was their brand label for...
by ᚠᚨᚱ ᚾᛟᚱᚦ ᛊᚲᛁᛖᚱ
Thu May 06, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Fischer E-109-Crown vs Excursion 88 vs Traverse 78 vs E99-Crown
Replies: 12
Views: 26648

Re: Fischer E-109 vs Excursion 88 vs Traverse 78 vs E99 Crown

Just wanted to post a quick picture of the rocker on my 88s to see how it compares to others. It does seem pretty significant, but that's just my subjective opinion.
by ᚠᚨᚱ ᚾᛟᚱᚦ ᛊᚲᛁᛖᚱ
Thu May 06, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina 1600 BC
Replies: 3
Views: 8348

Re: Alpina 1600 BC

After a full season of use I can say these boots were pretty good. 20210506_122237.jpg They could use better insoles, and I'm still not really sold on the PU coating that Alpina applied to the outside. It does work to keep the leather more dry, but it also limits the effectiveness of waterproofing t...
by ᚠᚨᚱ ᚾᛟᚱᚦ ᛊᚲᛁᛖᚱ
Wed May 05, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 1794
Views: 1988760

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Good to know this doesn't get boring even after 30 years!