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by Johnny
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Ingstad/Nansen/Nato flex comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Asnes Ingstad/Nansen/Nato flex comparison

Now one thing, Gareth is you asked for "feel" which is terribly subjective and prone to big ass arguments Very nice test Skimeister Woods!!! You right about subjectivity... For me when someone mentions "Feel", I tend to think about boys festivals, beer-drinking, monomarks, broken skis and double pl...
by Johnny
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Some of you said Gammes don't turn, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 6302

Re: Some of you said Gammes don't turn, but...

dave52 wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:25 pm
From pages 34 & 35 in the Fischer 21/22 catalog:
https://issuu.com/fischersportsgmbh/doc ... FiNTI3OTkw
It's very, very, very interesting to note that there is not one single mention of anything XPlore in the 2022 Fischer catalog... 8-)
by Johnny
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer & Asnes magical dreamtime wishlist. XC-D
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Fischer & Asnes magical dreamtime wishlist. XC-D

Asnes: A Rabb-type ski with a smaller radius around 11-12m and WITHOUT nordic rocker. Waxless Rabbs, Nosis and Tindans Straight 300cm planks with no sidecut at all Fischer: YES PLEASE, bring back the Boundless wax with no rocker, with even more sidecut, skinnier, stiffer and under 2kg a pair! And y...
by Johnny
Wed May 12, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: The new Rottefella XPLORE OFFTRACK Binding System Review
Replies: 71
Views: 18881

Re: The new Rottefella XPLORE OFFTRACK Binding System Review

Two nice interviews with Øyvar Svendsen, the designer of the XPLORE system and Torstein Myklebostad, director at Rottefella Norway... We learn that the sucessor of NNN-BC has been in the works for 15 years... The first XPLORE patent in 2016... And we also learn why it took so long to come out due to...
by Johnny
Wed May 12, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What binding is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 2012

Re: What binding is this?

Linken! 8-)
by Johnny
Mon May 10, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: The new Rottefella XPLORE OFFTRACK Binding System Review
Replies: 71
Views: 18881

Re: The new Rottefella XPLORE OFFTRACK Binding System Review

This seems to show the ball of the foot off the trailing ski. AKA "riding the bumper" on NNNBC. Generally thought to be unstable on NNNBC because the rails are unengaged and unweighted-- but perhaps more powerful on XPLORE with more robust toe connection. And with a rigid bumper may still have sign...
by Johnny
Sun May 09, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Pioneer 80 XPlore Ski Review
Replies: 17
Views: 3613

Re: Alpina Pioneer 80 XPlore Ski Review

Are you sure it’s fiberglass — I thought top sheets were normally a plastic material? A fiberglass top sheet would not be as durable, since any nicks would expose glass fibers. And, glass fibers in skin are not nice. Oh, what I mean is that we can see the pattern of the fiberglass cloth on top of t...
by Johnny
Sun May 09, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wildly speculative talk about Asnes 21-22 lineup: Otto/FT62
Replies: 39
Views: 8109

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

That clip with the rousing music and the bad poetry in it with the skis? I promise you (sorry Norwegians): that film was made by skiing nuts to advertise products made by ski nerds, and while they were making it they were thinking "Skiing is fucking AWESOME, and wait until the other skiers hear abo...
by Johnny
Sun May 09, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Pioneer 80 XPlore Ski Review
Replies: 17
Views: 3613

Re: Alpina Pioneer 80 XPlore Ski Review

The cosmetics are a nice change -- fake wood, but still a nice look. Please forgive my lack of knowledge of resins, cosmetics and fake stuff... But I was totally wrong here. After a closer look, it's actually REAL wood!!! WOAAAAH! With clear top sheets! BEAUTIFUL!!!! Best looking skis in years... I...
by Johnny
Sun May 09, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Alaska XP XPlore Boot review
Replies: 20
Views: 4965

Re: Alpina Alaska XP XPlore Boot review

How are the boots for hiking? Hiking is an integral part of the Alaska XP DNA. Of course with 75mm boots its a real pain, but I never had any problems hiking with any NNN-BC boots, feeling a huge improvement over 75mm. But yes, the Alaska XP is much better! It's a superlight, super-comfy high-end h...