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by lilcliffy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: E99 vs. Outback 68 vs. Sporten Ranger
Replies: 19
Views: 333

Re: E99 vs. Outback 68 vs. Sporten Ranger

Do you want a waxless-scaled ski or a smooth waxable base?
by lilcliffy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: E99 vs. Outback 68 vs. Sporten Ranger
Replies: 19
Views: 333

Re: E99 vs. Outback 68 vs. Sporten Ranger

Musk Ox wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:51 pm
I'm surprised no one's mentioned Gammes here. This is supposed to be a cult forum.

They're not un-turny, immensely good fun, and can get you long distances up hills, nein?
Wasn't going to comment....
But- can't resist-
Yes- the Gamme 54 BC is currently THE ski in this class...
by lilcliffy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: E99 vs. Outback 68 vs. Sporten Ranger
Replies: 19
Views: 333

Re: E99 vs. Outback 68 vs. Sporten Ranger

Anybody know how the E99 compares to an old Karhu XCD GT? I would certainly put the E99 in the same class of ski as the old-school narrow double-cambered XCD GT(s) (as opposed to the current last-gen XCD GT/Madshus Eon- which is soft and round with a bit of resistance underfoot). Dave Mann put them...
by lilcliffy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN BC Binding Slop
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: NNN BC Binding Slop

Hmmm... I have checked all of my heavily-rode NNNBC setups and none of them have that much play/slop- even when only the boot toe is in contact with the binding (i.e. heel completely raised as when XC skiing). If other skiers hadn't run into this before I would suggest it is a faulty binding if it i...
by lilcliffy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: warm wet snow: kicker skins vs soft kick wax
Replies: 3
Views: 77

warm wet snow: kicker skins vs soft kick wax

Did some fantabulous spring touring up in Howard Brook on Skedaddle Ridge last weekend- incredible xcd skiing through spectacular hardwood glades. Snow in the forest was soft and wet on top over a metre of dense base. Snow out in the open and fields was corn. 5C in the afternoon and sunny. Took my F...
by lilcliffy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm
Replies: 12
Views: 5308

Re: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm

So I have saved my Kom from the yard sale- #1 is that I grip-waxed the entire base this year- this transformed this ski for me and meant that it gripped and glided superbly in cold soft snow (which I get a lot of) and meant that I could charge up and down my local glades and ravines without having t...
by lilcliffy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Boot Review: Crispi Lofoten 75
Replies: 12
Views: 1676

Re: Boot Review: Crispi Lofoten 75

Had a much better experience with this boot this week- despite the lack of instep lace cleat- I used the following lacing- it works: - surgeon knot to tighten up the footbed - surgeon knot at first ankle cleat to gather up all of that ridiculous space at the instep - double surgeon knot at the top I...
by lilcliffy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 106
Views: 25727

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Joe, From the reviews I would say the Ingstad and the Falketind 62 are completely different skis. The Ingstad is a double camber cross country ski that excels in deep snow and steep terrain. The FT is a light downhill ski that tours well enough to be a truly fun touring for turns ski. They are quit...
by lilcliffy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 106
Views: 25727

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

That still leaves a void. I need a ski for icy moderate slopes and crusty days. Hmmm- I have recently tested the Ingstad BC (in 185/195/205cm) lengths vs the FT62 (188cm)- and although the FT62 is a magnificent ski when the snow is good- both fresh soft snow as well as consolidated corn- I find tha...
by lilcliffy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 106
Views: 25727

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

easy resort groomers / icy trails: Asnes Gamme 54 + Voile 3 pin cable traverse 180cm I am assuming you are speaking of using the Gamme 54 at a groomed hill as a downhill ski? Interesting. The Gamme is a very stiff and cambered ski (not as cambered as a track Classic XC ski- the Gamme is tuned for B...