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by Cannatonic
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why are americans fat?
Replies: 34
Views: 16412

Re: Why are americans fat?

don't get me wrong - I have two pairs of snowshoes and use them! I'm a snowboarder too and the board+snowshoes is basically what I use instead of an AT setup. Excellent for up & down with no approach. Absolutely for climbs snowshoes are great. But there aren't any climbs around here, just rolling hi...
by Cannatonic
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why are americans fat?
Replies: 34
Views: 16412

Re: Why are americans fat?

I've written before about noticing a big drop-off in nordic skiers around Massachusetts over the last 10 years. Sad really, I feel sorry for people I see slow-shoeing, traveling 1/3rd or less my speed through the woods and hills. Over the last week I've seen a lot of people out jogging, yet I'm alon...
by Cannatonic
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Dumb wax question
Replies: 18
Views: 10043

Re: Dumb wax question

I'm lazy and have used Swix F4 liquid for years on my waxless skis - this year I waxed them (tips & tails) with a Toko non-Fluorinated Universal temp glide wax - definitely faster. It's better. It lasts for 10+ sessions too. I still put the F4 on the scales. Waxing's much easier with a good bench sy...
by Cannatonic
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski
Replies: 163
Views: 66419

Re: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski

If you want to go long/double camber, here's what I would buy: http://www.neptunemountaineering.com/asnes-gamme-54-ski-540261 IMO Fischer lightened up the E99 too much in 2013, edges are now thin and fragile, and as someone said the new fishscale pattern is too long and slow, I would grab these Asne...
by Cannatonic
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 31
Views: 14019

Re: Happy New Year

yes, I took the other 205 Merrell and the 205 Kamazas as well - the Super Comps have slightly more camber than the Kazamas, a little harder to push flat to the floor. I thought they'd be better at XC touring type stuff, they are very light weight. They look durable, for the price I couldn't resist, ...
by Cannatonic
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 31
Views: 14019

Re: Happy New Year

Oh while we're at it... I finally gave in to that ebay auction... Here's my latest addition to my XCD quiver. 205cm, single camber, 55mm wide: LJ - nice! You got the Merrells which are supposedly Asnes. did you go with Voile 3pc - on balance point? (just curious) I measured them at 66-56-60. They a...
by Cannatonic
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I'm an XCD skier
Replies: 42
Views: 18681

Re: I'm an XCD skier

It's all a state of mind - in the 80's and 90's, all the famous couloirs & chutes around Jackson Hole were being skied by guys in leather boots and cable bindings. In the early 90's I personally skied with friends who were dropping 40-foot cliffs with this gear. The heaviest boot I ever saw were Ali...
by Cannatonic
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Leather boots
Replies: 14
Views: 8784

Re: Leather boots

816 is expecting his shipment soon.....He can help us all....Andrew Shoes were spot on...but their offerings have become more limited....Wish we could go directly to the manufactures....like the Italians who make them....TM hoping to do an Italy trip in 2015! I would check out the Crispi Antarctic,...
by Cannatonic
Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile 3p binding question
Replies: 24
Views: 14255

Re: Voile 3p binding question

the other difference between ST and Voile is the heel pad - the Rottefella uses the traditional thin nordic plate, the Voile's is much higher to accomodate climbing wires. I prefer my heel closer to the ski and the ST feels better to me. It's too bad there's no optional cable for the ST though. As i...