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by CoreyLayton
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: TELEWIKI - The Telemark Skiing Wiki Knowledge Base
Topic: LilCliffy's Nordic Backcountry Touring Waxing
Replies: 56
Views: 65478

Re: LilCliffy's Nordic Backcountry Touring Waxing

Question: for "crown" type skiis, would you still do Polar across the whole ski, including the crown sections? Or, alternatively, Polar across the Tip and Crown sections, and some sort of "glide wax" for the Tails? (<<<probably overly-complicated and not necessary...) Up until now, my waxing knowled...
by CoreyLayton
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 129
Views: 124878

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

here you go...
reasonably-priced at $13 (USD) for two pair.
I trimmed a bit to better fit the shape of the boots, with scissors;
to prevent creasing/bunching.
Easy-peasy.

https://thefeltstore.com/collections/in ... 7536838733
by CoreyLayton
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 129
Views: 124878

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

Nothing to add to the Alfa discussion, but... My Fischer BC Grand Tour (BCX5) boots fit me perfectly for length (size 44) but were a bit "roomy" overall. Through the forum, I learned about wool insoles. Bought some wool felt insoles at 8mm thick, and they are heaven. Had to ditch the Fischer insole,...
by CoreyLayton
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wooden skis.com
Replies: 19
Views: 1487

Re: Wooden skis.com

Intrigued! question: if you buy a vintage wood ski, what is the likelihood that the originally-designed camber is shot? do wood skiis loose their camber over time? I noticed at the link you provided that many (most) of the salvaged skiis for sale have “soft” as the camber description. Were these ski...
by CoreyLayton
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: “systemic” tall/heavy discrimination?
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: “systemic” tall/heavy discrimination?

I feel you. Invest in the companies that make longer lengths. The Gamme and Amundsen specifically. Learn and use grip wax so you're not limited by mechanical friction of scales that cannot be changed. Keep an eye out for older E99 that came in 215. oh, and just to clarify: I, personally, to not fal...
by CoreyLayton
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: “systemic” tall/heavy discrimination?
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: “systemic” tall/heavy discrimination?

I would say its the bell curve thing. one would think so - and that makes perfect sense. But the "bell curve" of Fischer's size chart (for example) begins at 50kg and ends at 90kg - with at least 4 ski lengths, (if not 6) to cover that weight range - a 40kg spread. But then a "one-size-fits-all" fo...
by CoreyLayton
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: “systemic” tall/heavy discrimination?
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: “systemic” tall/heavy discrimination?

paulzo wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:18 am
So I would guess that the market for skis to suit bigger folks is just too small.
perhaps....

but, 90kg as a break-point seems odd to me. At least half of the adult males I know are heavier than this - either because they are fairly tall (6feet+), or a bit rotund...
by CoreyLayton
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: “systemic” tall/heavy discrimination?
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

“systemic” tall/heavy discrimination?

so, Ive always wondered: why is it, that skiis/snowboards are all so “granularly sized” for people that weigh sub-90kg; and then there is *one* last maximum “one-size-fits-all” for everyone 90kg+? seriously. There is usually a whole progression of sizes, up to 90kg, equating to 10 or even 5kg increm...
by CoreyLayton
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski lenght importance... Traverse 78 vs Rossignol BC 80
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Ski lenght importance... Traverse 78 vs Rossignol BC 80

as I understand it, proper ski legth (and resultant camber) are mostly important for traditional “kick and glide” XC use. And this is mainly what yoo decsribe for how you plan to use these new skiis. 186cm is *already* on the short side, for someone of your height/weight for an xc (not xcD) ski. I w...
by CoreyLayton
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Canadians ordering Åsnes from abroad - beware fees
Replies: 16
Views: 1085

Re: Canadians ordering Åsnes from abroad - beware fees

FourthCoast wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:16 pm
Seems like a good deal. Can you share which vendor you ordered from in Germany?
snowcountry.eu

highly-recommended.