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by Jurassien
Fri Apr 12, 2024 6:05 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Vic Bein
Replies: 11
Views: 6002

Re: Vic Bein

Thank you very much for that information jefkin , and welcome to the forum! For less than the cost of postage for a hard-copy version, and with just a very few mouse-clicks I was able to download the E-book version of Telemark Journal, Issue 2, from the Lulu website. The original Vic Bein article wa...
by Jurassien
Fri Mar 15, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer BCX 8 75mm
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Fischer BCX 8 75mm

Yes, I would say that Fischer Nordic boots are smaller than the stated size, based on my own experience with BCX675 as well as an NNN BC boot. I normally take size 44 in street shoes, sports shoes and outdoor boots. With the Fischer BC boot I had to go to 45 and also 45 with the BCX675. However, the...
by Jurassien
Thu Mar 14, 2024 4:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Vic Bein
Replies: 11
Views: 6002

Re: Vic Bein

Thank you for that @Big Tim.
I looked him up and found that he also lives here in CH.
I'm in the Norwegian mountains for the next 3 weeks and I will try to contact him when I get home.
by Jurassien
Tue Mar 05, 2024 4:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpina Alaska 75 failure: again!
Replies: 22
Views: 4741

Re: Alpina Alaska 75 failure: again!

^^^^ Winter has not been good here, with regard to Nordic skiing, at any rate. So far I have managed only a single day-tour of less than 20km in my favourite stomping ground of the Swiss Jura. I’ve taken Nordic skis to downhill resorts, of which there are very many here, but that was not for touring...
by Jurassien
Tue Mar 05, 2024 3:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpina Alaska 75 failure: again!
Replies: 22
Views: 4741

Re: Alpina Alaska 75 failure: again!

Actually, Jurassien, they have been really nice... Why? Because I bought the boots from an unauthorized dealer — a guy that bought a ski stock from a shop that went bankrupt... They still — Alpina sport — accepted to honor the warranty... But in the meantime, I will have to find a solution for my G...
by Jurassien
Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpina Alaska 75 failure: again!
Replies: 22
Views: 4741

Re: Alpina Alaska 75 failure: again!

Rodbelan I wouldn’t hold out much hope for a reliable repair, as that is where the maximum stress on the sole comes to bear. The midsoles of 75mm boots with a stitched welt can also crack in this exact same spot. I find it unacceptable that you have to wait till next season for a replacement – espe...
by Jurassien
Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpina Alaska 75 failure: again!
Replies: 22
Views: 4741

Re: Alpina Alaska 75 failure: again!

blitzskier wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2024 1:12 pm
where are those made, country of origin. ???
europe has to abide by new enviromental standards in their rubber plastics production. euro plastics are recycled 10x over, so durability of european rubber/plastics sucks.
Which EU-Directive would you be referring to here? Please enlighten us.
by Jurassien
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:01 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Outlaw X for 50/50 setup?
Replies: 11
Views: 3098

Re: Outlaw X for 50/50 setup?

JohnSKepler wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 5:04 pm
The new TXPro are only 14kg each https://mountaineer.com/mens-tx-pro-ski-boot/
Boots which weigh 14kg apiece might be good for skiing on the moon, as they could help compensate for the lack of gravity.

Perhaps Scarpa have sniffed new marketing potential, far in advance of their competitors.
by Jurassien
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 1794
Views: 1988640

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Some more pics from last season in Norway. All of this series are from Skarvheimen mountain range, north of Hardangervidda and south of Jotunheimen. The forecast gave a 5-day window of high pressure, but they were pretty certain that it would break down after the 5 days. The traverse would normally ...
by Jurassien
Fri Feb 23, 2024 2:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Changes in Fischer lineup?
Replies: 29
Views: 7030

Re: Changes in Fischer lineup?

.........I don't buy anything Chinese except fortune cookies Are you sure? What about the device you typed this post on – mobile or stationary? Your television? Home electronic devices? All of them free from Chinese components/raw materials? – not to mention all that household stuff, hardware, text...