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by anrothar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Lowell Bailey Biathlon World Champion
Replies: 3
Views: 2379

Re: Lowell Bailey Biathlon World Champion

Ole Einar Bjorndalen was 42 when he took two individual silvers, an individual bronze and was on the gold winning team in the relay at the World Championships last year. He managed an individual bronze in one of the events this year, at 43.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole_Einar_Bj%C3%B8rndalen
by anrothar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why not the telemark?
Replies: 19
Views: 9385

Re: Why not the telemark?

lowangle al wrote:Anrothar, where are you located? I'd be happy to ski with you.

I'm in Anchorage. I'll probably be available to play sometime later next week. Su 100 this weekend, then barely moving for a few days.
by anrothar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why not the telemark?
Replies: 19
Views: 9385

Re: Why not the telemark?

Though this video says it's called 'brachiating'

by anrothar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why not the telemark?
Replies: 19
Views: 9385

Re: Why not the telemark?

I agree that you need a toolbox full of skiing techniques. Especially when you circumstances don't match your gear or your skill level. Sometimes I find myself using a different style of turn just because I'm tired. Question: Is there an official name for turning by grabbing a tree as you go by, in...
by anrothar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why not the telemark?
Replies: 19
Views: 9385

Re: Why not the telemark?

I'll definitely try that the next opportunity I get. Thank you! It would be nice to get better at tele turns. I feel like they're perfect for narrow and twisty singletrack.
by anrothar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Lowell Bailey Biathlon World Champion
Replies: 3
Views: 2379

Lowell Bailey Biathlon World Champion

Pretty historic day for US xc skiing. 1st ever Biathlon World Championship for US, male or female. Oldest Biathlon World Champ ever(by several months over Ole Einar Bjorndalen). 1st xc skiing World Championship for US men in any discipline. http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2017/02/16/lowell-bailey-biat...
by anrothar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Farmer's Backyard
Replies: 29
Views: 14260

Re: Farmer's Backyard

The guy is mostly an AT skier based on his other videos. It's possible he just hasn't realized what Fischer's waxless pattern is capable of yet. Combine that with the AT reliance on skins for anything but downhills. Also possible that he was occasionally breaking through the crust to sugar.
by anrothar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why not the telemark?
Replies: 19
Views: 9385

Re: Why not the telemark?

Well there's my problem I suppose! When I've gotten up the gumption to try it, I've been trying to learn the Telemark turn on relatively firm snow, and been struggling. Stem turns and even parallel turns are easy on that type of snow, with just a little bit of knowledge and practice, with most bindi...
by anrothar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Race 48
Replies: 24
Views: 28217

Asnes Mountain Race 48

Skier: 6'3", 220 dressed, Mostly non-competitive, distance focused nordic backcountry experience. Setup:MR 48 in 210, bought from SportAlbert, so in theory they chose appropriate ones for my weight, since they ask on the form. AT toepiece and chopped boot setup. Conditions: I've skied these on bombe...
by anrothar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Gamme 54
Replies: 4
Views: 3776

Asnes Gamme 54

I only have one ski on these, so I'll be updating this as I go. Skier: 6'3", 220 dressed, Mostly non-competitive, distance focused nordic backcountry experience. Setup: Gamme in 210, bought from SportAlbert, so in theory they chose appropriate ones for my weight, since they ask on the form. AT toepi...