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by aclyon
Thu May 16, 2024 12:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What to think of Alpina crew?
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

Re: What to think of Alpina crew?

Spent months working with my girlfriend to put together a good BCXC set up for her, which included trying on a ton of different boots and special ordering Alaskas from the only store in town that carries Alpina gear (but not Alaskas!). We got her a pair in NNN-BC. The sole became halfway unglued (li...
by aclyon
Fri Mar 22, 2024 6:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Sizing Fischer Traverse 78
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: Sizing Fischer Traverse 78

i am 5'9" 165# and i ride the 186... in the new sizing i would go 189, i definitely wouldn't want them shorter, especially for your described application.
but that will probably be too long for your partner, unfortunately.
by aclyon
Wed Jan 31, 2024 1:05 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: -40°C in Finland
Replies: 18
Views: 10057

Re: -40°C in Finland

did my first cold camp this week, in south tahoe bc (between carson pass and big meadow), only about -7C but significantly colder than any thing i've ever slept in. thanks for all the tips-- the snow shelter was especially effective. i was pretty surprised when i crawled in my tent and noticed how m...
by aclyon
Tue Jan 23, 2024 3:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer Traverse 78 Ski Length Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 3173

Re: Fischer Traverse 78 Ski Length Recommendations

I don't know what the guy above is talking about with them being cumbersome at trail breaking, or why an e88 or s98 would be easier to ski in ankle deep snow. yes i've found the wider skis better at breaking trail in deep fresh powder. why wouldn't they be? the 78 still breaks trail just fine, but ...
by aclyon
Wed Jan 17, 2024 5:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer Traverse 78 Ski Length Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 3173

Re: Fischer Traverse 78 Ski Length Recommendations

I have last years t78 in 186 cm. i am 75 kg and 175 cm tall. mounted with xplore. in my experience-- this ski has great tracking and kick and glide in this length. it is not the best turning ski though, in regards to downhill. a ski like the s-bound 98 is better for turns, since it has more sidecut ...
by aclyon
Sun Jan 07, 2024 6:31 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: -40°C in Finland
Replies: 18
Views: 10057

Re: -40°C in Finland

really informative, thank you. a lot of stuff follows my same general hiking ethos. but-- great idea, the hot thermos. and the snow shelter. and yes, i wondered about the loss of insulation from down materials. didn't think of being under a tree. very cool. hoping to do some cold camping here in tah...
by aclyon
Sun Jan 07, 2024 12:00 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: -40°C in Finland
Replies: 18
Views: 10057

Re: -40°C in Finland

@Theme Nice work! Did you heat up your tents with the multifuel stoves? No, we did not. We did not have time to teach this properly to 40 people, and the risk of trouble in such a crowd is quite high as we had varying degrees of winter hiking proficiency in the groups. IMO everybody should first le...
by aclyon
Sat Jan 06, 2024 12:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Equipments impact on sport
Replies: 23
Views: 7150

Re: Equipments impact on sport

man, I'll never understand the gate keeping nature of the Helmet Klan. After I moved to Tahoe I sent my east coast friend a picture of me skiing, and the very first thing he did was shame me for not having a helmet on. He has been snowboarding his whole life, I only got into skiing a couple of years...
by aclyon
Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How do you even go uphill?...
Replies: 75
Views: 22499

Re: How do you even go uphill?...

I think, if it's "too much for the flats"... then we can eliminate the grip wax factor-- you've obviously got enough on there to climb. it's likely just skill. when i was first starting i went to a steep hill, and just did repeats-- learning to climb better every time, doing terrible wedge christie ...
by aclyon
Thu Jan 04, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: ISO Xplore boot that is 'best' at downhill and available in USA (and possibly won't break the bank)
Replies: 13
Views: 4912

Re: ISO Xplore boot that is 'best' at downhill and available in USA (and possibly won't break the bank)

Rossi XP-12 could be considered. It's a great boot. Not as good as the Free (I have both now), but a great boot and affordable.