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by fisheater
Sun Jul 21, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What Happened???
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: What Happened???

I was at the ski hill on a sunny, 40 something degree day (there was nothing to ski but man made in my area). The only people skiing no helmet, and sunglasses was us guys that had that special gray haired privilege of dispensing with helmets and googles! I do respect people that make informed person...
by fisheater
Sun Jul 21, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What Happened???
Replies: 3
Views: 157

What Happened???

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It was better then. Coming from a guy that grew up not wearing a seatbelt. Bike helmets didn’t exist when I was a kid.
That was just what I thought about when I saw this poster. Perhaps others have a different perspective?
by fisheater
Fri Jul 19, 2024 7:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Getting down
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Getting down

Not boring at all! Have you ever had issues with the ski wanting brakes or tethers for your skis? You make a very solid point about how actual dedicated downhill practice would improve technique. I have never had a problem about being asked about leashes or brakes at the Michigan resorts I ski at. ...
by fisheater
Thu Jul 18, 2024 7:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Getting down
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Getting down

In regards to the Tele-turn, repetition helps. Some time at the lifts would help immensely. While the E-99 reportedly turns well for a double cambered ski, it’s a double cambered ski. I spent a little time on an ancient model, which was kind of soft, and I could make some Tele-turns, it was still a ...
by fisheater
Thu Jul 18, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Getting down
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Getting down

I’m 190 lbs. +
I have a 196 cm Falketind. It turns well, it kicks well. If your heart is set on the Rabb, go for it. I just know from my experience that a 196 cm Falketind would work.
by fisheater
Thu Jul 18, 2024 7:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: crampon vs skins
Replies: 18
Views: 1809

Re: crampon vs skins

blitzskier I’m no expert on crampons as I don’t need them for my skiing. I have been on ski forums and read magazines before there were forums. I think the eBay crampons you are looking at are for a tech binding. I don’t think that would work on 75mm. I am attaching a link to Voile’s crampon page. ...
by fisheater
Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:36 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Review: Altai KOM 174cm
Replies: 11
Views: 7217

Re: Review: Altai KOM 174cm

Inspiredcapers i skied a Pariah 97 last season at the ski hill. At 97 mm underfoot I find it to need a plastic boot. I ski a Tindan also which is 86 mm underfoot. While I can ski it in perfect powder with a leather boot I have Moved on from doing that. If I want to ski in leather I ski my Falketind...
by fisheater
Sun Jul 07, 2024 7:53 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Lundhags Boots
Replies: 38
Views: 36282

Re: Lundhags Boots

Hey Woods, if your friend is skiing an MT 51 at the resort please extend my Fisheater kudos to him! I am impressed! My only experience with wool felt liners are with Sorel boots probably 40 years ago. I didn’t really appreciate them even for putting miles on chasing after rabbits. I have a hard time...
by fisheater
Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Stiffer Boot for Xplore
Replies: 38
Views: 5865

Re: Stiffer Boot for Xplore

Well @Capercaillie that certainly is disappointing.
I wonder if the Ludhags Expedition would have a taller toe box?
I will continue to follow along. I’m happy with the gear I have, but there is room for improvement. I enjoy reading about what is working for others.
by fisheater
Sat Jun 29, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Stiffer Boot for Xplore
Replies: 38
Views: 5865

Re: Stiffer Boot for Xplore

As an observer of this discussion, I keep being drawn back to the same thought. My goal is comfortable and efficient XC performance, with the best possible downhill performance in a leather boot. TTS bindings have given me a perspective of the advantages of a two pin system. I will give Xplore the a...