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by lilcliffy
Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alfa Skaget Xplore boot disintegrate
Replies: 48
Views: 14341

Re: Alfa Skaget Xplore boot disintegrate

So- I have put my Skaget boots through an intensive touring season- and have had an unusually extended spring skiing season- due to early spring weather and spring snow- therefore, have used the Skaget for some significant hiking. (Hiking ins ski boots is something that I try to avoid- but, it becom...
by lilcliffy
Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:07 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2022 Falketind 62 Xplore 196 cm First Impressions
Replies: 148
Views: 104653

Re: 2022 Falketind 62 Xplore 196 cm First Impressions

@reborntelemark
Thank you for this excellent post-review and the spectacular photos!

The Alfa Free boot does indeed offer more support than the Skaget boot-
but, I much prefer the Skaget for Nordic touring-
and the FTX is a superb backcountry Nordic touring ski for steep terrain.
Gareth
by lilcliffy
Wed Mar 06, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama
Replies: 47
Views: 11814

Re: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama

@André18
Is your issue with the nylon loop on the new Skaget that you cannot get your heel properly seated in the boot?
by lilcliffy
Wed Mar 06, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama
Replies: 47
Views: 11814

Re: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama

@lilcliffy SEPAQ's website mentions 435 total snow in 2024 at high elevation and 200cm in the valley. But they don't mention mm of rain! And we had plenty this winter... including last night. Yesterday, it was forecasting snow at the end of the week. Now it's forecasting rain. Anyway, I can't do mu...
by lilcliffy
Wed Mar 06, 2024 1:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: S-bound 98 and Nansen vs. Rabb 68
Replies: 34
Views: 7833

Re: S-bound 98 and Nansen vs. Rabb 68

JB TELE Don't know where your most recent post went... To clarify- I don't mean to give the impression that I think the S-Bound 98 is a great downhill ski on hardpack. The S98 is clearly a cambered, wide, compact, curvy XC ski. Much like the Karhu/Madshus XCD line (ie M62/68/78)- I would expect the...
by lilcliffy
Wed Mar 06, 2024 1:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama
Replies: 47
Views: 11814

Re: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama

You beat me to it Bob! Agree- I have had no issues with the lacing on the Alaska or the Skaget boot. I do like the low locking cleat on the Skaget, so I have no personal experience as to the loss of it, and its replacement with the nylon lace loop... I love the lacing system on the Alaska- both the ...
by lilcliffy
Tue Mar 05, 2024 6:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama
Replies: 47
Views: 11814

Re: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama

Well!
Strange move Alfa!
by lilcliffy
Tue Mar 05, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama
Replies: 47
Views: 11814

Re: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama

To me, the problem in the lacing system is the little polyester band between both locking eyelets. Maybe it's me and the fact that I couldn't use my new boots much, but I have a hard time to lock my feet and ankle as tight as I want without removing the lace from the polyester band. I would have pr...
by lilcliffy
Tue Mar 05, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama
Replies: 47
Views: 11814

Re: Fischer S-Bound vs Madshus Panorama

André18 Oh- Monts-Valin! Magnifique! The last time I was at Monts-Valin was on Christmas Day 2011- All of the cabins in parc were booked- so, we got up early, hiked up the north face with our skis on our pack- ski toured at high elevation and then skied down the backside (on the sled track) at dusk...
by lilcliffy
Tue Mar 05, 2024 11:41 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alfa Skaget Perform review 2021->
Replies: 7
Views: 3557

Re: Alfa Skaget Perform review 2021->

Also-
I have been apply leather cream to the rand- and especially the rand stitching- hoping that it will treat the leather underneath and keep water out...