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by Nick BC
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for advice on equipment trying to figure this out
Replies: 16
Views: 1124

Re: Looking for advice on equipment trying to figure this out

However, bear in mind that the “cable” is a actually a steel rod. I’m not sure why Rottefella persists in calling it a three pin cable. I guess Voile has a lock on “hardwire”. Whatever, it skis really well.
by Nick BC
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Eastern pennsylvania xcd spots?
Replies: 21
Views: 1425

Re: Eastern pennsylvania xcd spots?

Interesting heel pieces on those Insanes Al. They look quite “rustic”. :D
by Nick BC
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Bindings for old guy
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Bindings for old guy

So I’m a curmudgeonly poseur Bob. Thanks for clearing that up 😀
by Nick BC
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Johnny, Pierre, and the beast. Or the new Telemark Tech Norm (TTN) vs the future of XCD (NTN-BC)
Replies: 65
Views: 17709

Re: Johnny, Pierre, and the beast. Or the new Telemark Tech Norm (TTN) vs the future of XCD (NTN-BC)

Tom, I suspect it is just like a tech binding in reverse, once you’re in you’re in with no adjustment. Maybe there is an uphill/lock in setting like tech bindings, but I suspect not, given the proposed usage. My thought is, after skiing TTS bindings, is that it could be a much more solid base for do...
by Nick BC
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Johnny, Pierre, and the beast. Or the new Telemark Tech Norm (TTN) vs the future of XCD (NTN-BC)
Replies: 65
Views: 17709

Re: Johnny, Pierre, and the beast. Or the new Telemark Tech Norm (TTN) vs the future of XCD (NTN-BC)

I’m intrigued to know how well this concept will work. When I first looked at the rendering I thought it was a bumper to sit in front of the boot like NNN BC. However, thanks to Fish’s eagle eye, I looked again at the boot sole and realized it was under the front of the boot. I would love to try it....
by Nick BC
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wide and waxless.
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Wide and waxless.

I think the wide wax less skis come in two flavours. The Fischer’s, Rossignol and Madshus are basically wide “cross country” skis. Their ski construction is less substantial so they don’t handle downhill so well in more difficult snow conditions. Voile Vector and Objectives on the other hand are “do...
by Nick BC
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Bindings for old guy
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Bindings for old guy

Rottefella NNN BC on Glittertinds Lite Dogz on SBound 98 Rottefella Three Pin Cable/Traverse Riser on G3 Stinger XCD Trab Vario tech toes/TeleAlp plate/Switchback X back end on Voile Vector BC’s Dynafit Radical tech toes/B&D tts plate/Switchback X back end on Atomic Backland 85 Meidjo 2.1 on K2 Talk...
by Nick BC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski base cleaner formula
Replies: 32
Views: 1982

Re: Ski base cleaner formula

GloPstopper is like any wax. The abrasion of skiing will wear it off.
by Nick BC
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review
Replies: 77
Views: 31031

Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Just watched that movie again after many years. One part of the introductory session on body position mirrors telemark.skier’s suggestion on EYT/backcountry talk forum to “drive your hips forward” to achieve an upper body position with weight “evenly” on both skis. The other mantra I like is “sink d...
by Nick BC
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review
Replies: 77
Views: 31031

Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Yes I get what your saying Fred and Gareth. In a way it’s the opposite of the advice I got from Dickie Hall in one of his tele camps at Mount Baker. That advice was, at the start of the turn, to step the uphill ski backwards, rather than drive the downhill ski forwards. That works well for single ca...