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by Nick BC
Tue Jul 09, 2024 11:06 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Review: Altai KOM 174cm
Replies: 11
Views: 7206

Re: Review: Altai KOM 174cm

Thanks Gareth for the info. I think I’ll pass on a purchase. However, I have just bought a new pair of T4’s from Telemarkdown since my T3’s are aging out. I’m finding that at 82 my balance is not what it was, and the extra support of a plastic boot helps for XCD. I won’t win the loppet but who cares...
by Nick BC
Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:50 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Review: Altai KOM 174cm
Replies: 11
Views: 7206

Re: Review: Altai KOM 174cm

It’s funny, but the gear whore in me keeps wanting to buy a pair of Koms. I know I’d love them. But then the practical gremlin on my shoulder whispers “you’ve got a pair of early 2012 Vector BC with the cuddly bear on the top sheet”. Plus I have a whole load of other skis to cover all the bases. The...
by Nick BC
Tue May 28, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: S-Bound 98 Length Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: S-Bound 98 Length Recommendations

I’m 125 lbs and used a 179 SB98 and it seemed fine length wise. However, I ended up selling it due to the poor performance in heavy sloppy snow we get a lot of the time in SWBC. The lack of torsional rigidity is a killer in those oversized cc skis. Anyway, I’ve given up on fast k&g (partly due to ag...
by Nick BC
Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Crispi Futura Pro feedback.
Replies: 19
Views: 5895

Re: Crispi Futura Pro feedback.

Forgive me if I’m missing something here. Various posts in this thread and others have talked about different XP boots having stiffer or softer soles. My understanding is that there is only one XP sole, which boot manufacturer’s then glue to their particular upper. So is it less the sole and more th...
by Nick BC
Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Either I am right or the sizes are wrong.
Replies: 15
Views: 4994

Re: Either I am right or the sizes are wrong.

The mondo size is dictated by the length of your foot, not the shell. With toes touching the front of the boot one finger behind is a performance fit with one and a half fingers giving a more relaxed fit. With a comfortable two finger behind your shell is probably too big. Baking the liner can solve...
by Nick BC
Sun Nov 19, 2023 9:54 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Prototype…
Replies: 21
Views: 7101

Re: Prototype…

Gotcha! Carry on the good work! :)
by Nick BC
Sat Nov 18, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Prototype…
Replies: 21
Views: 7101

Re: Prototype…

Innovative work John. My question would be how do you secure the heel piece to the boot? I’m kind of thinking with a new boot from Scarpa ready to drop (as discussed in the other forum) assuming it’s F1 weight, a TTS option could be a viable alternative to what you’re doing.
by Nick BC
Sat Oct 28, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: T2 Ecos as a boot quiver of one?
Replies: 18
Views: 10685

Re: T2 Ecos as a boot quiver of one?

The biggest difference will probably be in the alignment of the bellows. The older Scarpa boots’s bellows went rectulangulary across, but probably someone in Scarpa said “ hang on - people’s toe knuckles are on the diagonal”. So the later boots bellows are on a slant. I would ski the old boots and i...
by Nick BC
Sat Oct 21, 2023 9:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I want a ski for leathers at the resort
Replies: 37
Views: 12173

Re: I want a ski for leathers at the resort

Not in my experience. There is a partial sidewall at the centre of the ski and the torsional rigidity is good. Comparing to the Rossi BC 110’s and Guides I owned previously they are streets ahead, particularly in Spring snow. It wasn’t until I bought a pair of G3 Stinger BC, an AT ski with scales th...
by Nick BC
Sat Oct 21, 2023 5:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I want a ski for leathers at the resort
Replies: 37
Views: 12173

Re: I want a ski for leathers at the resort

Another suggestion is Hagan Pure 75. I have the predecessor Ride 75 which I ski with Rotte 3PC and Alaskas. I don’t actually ski it at the resort, but on firmer snow it does OK with a leather boot. It’s made in the Fischer factory and is around 2.5 kg in a 163 so not super light but a bit of heft i...