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by Cannatonic
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Front-Half Skins
Replies: 10
Views: 2903

Re: Front-Half Skins

yup, the NATO skins still have the old metal clip. On the Combat NATO white skis Asnes mills out the area under the metal toe of the skin to make it more flush with the base too - this could be done to other skis. In fact I've wondered why this isn't done to all Asnes skis. It's probably worth buyin...
by Cannatonic
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: advice on ski selection and other things
Replies: 7
Views: 3128

Re: advice on ski selection and other things

kick-waxing is your personal preference - some people want a stronger kick, others want more glide. I usually like a grippier kick and find myself using softer waxes as well. It's all good until the snow starts sticking, then you'll wish you had colder wax. But rubbing blue over the warmer wax usual...
by Cannatonic
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:14 pm
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: 25
Views: 5746

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

this is some impressive innovation! Cool ideas. I wonder about the durability of the side-mounted pins on that rubber tip of the sole - the NNNBC or 75mm soles in the pictures - thinking the tips of the sole would have to be made with stronger material to hold the pin bearings over time. I'm heavy-t...
by Cannatonic
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Nansen Waxless
Replies: 22
Views: 8473

Re: Åsnes Nansen Waxless

Thanks for the pictures guys, Trondheim looks beautiful, what a great place to live, congrats. It did occur to me that if I'd followed the Asnes weight recommendations for length the waxless pattern might work better! that would put me at 195cm instead of the 205 MT51's. You're going to love these s...
by Cannatonic
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: X-Skin, Access Skin Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

Re: X-Skin, Access Skin Questions

it sounds like the 45m mohair should be left intact for the FT and a narrower pair purchased for the Gamme and trimmed back to the heel. It definitely works, I"ve got a 35mm nylon pair trimmed for the Gamme and also using full-length 30mm mohair skins on Gamme and MT51 with good glide. You can break...
by Cannatonic
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Hot waxing with polar?
Replies: 16
Views: 5349

Re: Hot waxing with polar?

IMO one uses an iron because it makes the job easier. you get a super-smooth surface that lasts longer in a shorter amount of time.
by Cannatonic
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Midwest Tele Dads - “Mount Dump Truck”
Replies: 9
Views: 3716

Re: Midwest Tele Dads - “Mount Dump Truck”

FourthCoast wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Good to see my style of the sport captured in a video.
same here...I'm thinking "that hill looks pretty nice"! :mrgreen:
by Cannatonic
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Total newb, looking for advice.
Replies: 19
Views: 3415

Re: Total newb, looking for advice.

my voice is actually coming from a time machine channeling the late 1970's...that should put everything I say into context! :lol: All men were given 215cm XC skis and 205 for the women. aren't we talking about basic XC skis here? 150 pounds? I'd still say 205cm. We're not making turns here...we're t...
by Cannatonic
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 5037

Re: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

I keep trying to like adjustable poles but end up not using them. Not sure why. I'm usually happy w/ 145 or 155 fixed. I guess I'm not doing much pole-planting on the downhills and 145 seems OK to me. To me the best feature of adjustables is they collapse down to fit into the pack better, good for s...
by Cannatonic
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 69
Views: 57486

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

European companies seem to struggle with the conversions - can't say I blame them. Once your know your EU size (the number in the 40's) it's always better to try to use that number to order, I've found. The Italian boots from Andrew and Alico are often mis-marked - they often confuse UK and US sizes...