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by lilcliffy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

Somewhere along the line I got the impression that all these BC soles are made by the same company and have about the same flex. The NNNBC outsoles are all identical and made by Rottefella. The stiffness and stability of the boot sole is a result of the materials and design of the midsole. There is...
by lilcliffy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

Thank you for your well explained answer. It seems like a very nice boot giving the price (I can get a pair for 140 euros). I was today in a shop and there is quite a difference between the different shoes in term of flex. So far the Crispi Stetind and the Alaska are the two most powerful boots I h...
by lilcliffy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing

I emailed Alfa support, enquiring about the "W" models for my extremely narrow feet. They confirmed that the W models are narrower. I also typically where 9.5-10 US mens size and had decided to wait until a 43W became available after doing the centimeter measurement on their site. Now I wonder if I...
by lilcliffy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing

Licliffy - thanks and whatsize US mens are you usually? I am typically a size 9US. My left foot is slightly longer than my right and measures 26.5cm. My experience is that the EU sizing is consistent in terms of footbed length in all of these Euro Nordic touring boots- the US conversion charts can ...
by lilcliffy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Lets talk about your pole..s
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Lets talk about your pole..s

As for an adjustable pole I have been using the Komperdell BC Trail for about 12 seasons. It has proved to be excellent and extremely durable. Personally adjustable poles continue to give me the eebeegeebees for the touring I do. I am typically at least several kilometers from an access point in rem...
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC
Replies: 113
Views: 52910

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC

For XC track skis there is significant variation between two pairs of the same length, for skis from any brand as far as I know. It may be an artefact of production but there is not attempt to resolve it because the variation is considered useful. In fact, in Norway, where most kids learn to cross ...
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review 2018-19 Asnes Nansen versus Fischer E109 Crown Xtralite
Replies: 13
Views: 7128

Re: Ski Review 2018-19 Asnes Nansen versus Fischer E109 Crown Xtralite

Hello Roelant-

I am curious as to why you would choose the Nansen instead of the Ingstad?
I have never seen a Nansen ski and am curious as to choosing between the two.
(Looking forward to you sharing your experiences with the Nansen!)
Thanks,
Gareth
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

Email I received back in 2015 from Alpina in Slovenia, with regards to this question when I was considering the BC1600 for my growing son. This email was in response to me asking about the BC 1600 boot and how it compared to the Alaska. Hello mr. Gareth Here below are the answers to your questions: ...
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Broke my x-skins second time using them
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Broke my x-skins second time using them

Sucky. The plastic plate on the X-Skin is not as durable as the metal plate of the Skin-Lock...I have a big chunk broken out of my 45mm X-Skin as well (though not as big as yours). What are you using for a base prep on the ski? What is the temperature and consistency of the snow that you lack tracti...
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tried an Old Trick for the First Time and...
Replies: 24
Views: 1234

Re: Tried an Old Trick for the First Time and...

If you are just going out for a day-tour-
Try keeping your really soft kick waxes (e.g. Swix Red) in the freezer- it is much easier to crayon evenly when it is frozen.