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by lilcliffy
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wide waxless skis
Replies: 26
Views: 2487

Re: wide waxless skis

From the thread Al flagged: I got the Vagabonds. Same as the Pariah but with scales and lighter wood core. The flex was leaps and bounds stiffer then my hypervectors especially the tails. I did a few runs and then took my V6/vectors out the same day. Dramatically stiffer on the Summit Cones. My boo...
by lilcliffy
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski Backpack
Replies: 8
Views: 3242

Re: Ski Backpack

I am using the Osprey Kamber 42L as my full-day-multi-day ski touring pack. It is a bit heavier than some of the other options out there- and does not come with a built-in airbag like the Soelden models. The Kamber 42: - comfortable with superb adjustments - loads of well-designed compartments and a...
by lilcliffy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski recommendation
Replies: 37
Views: 4554

Re: Ski recommendation

So, lilcliffy, when you mention the Voile Objective, do you see that as an AT ski (with AT bindings and boot)? And, would you see the Objective being in your Category #3, if paired with NNN BC and leather boots? When I was using the term "AT"/"Topptur" ski I am simply refering to Backcountry Downhi...
by lilcliffy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wide waxless skis
Replies: 26
Views: 2487

Re: wide waxless skis

lowangle al wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:10 pm
There is a thread on here by voilenerd comparing the Vagabond to theV6. It sounds to me like the Vagabond is more similar to the Ultravector.
Thanks Al- I remember that now. Very helpful.
by lilcliffy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Crusty
Replies: 36
Views: 3757

Re: Crusty

Before I dig into this- What ski(s) are you using in breakable crust at the moment- and what about them is/isn't working? We had a very good winter from late January and on. The January thaw has been a typical occurrence as long as I've lived here. Crust hasn't been an issue till the last couple of...
by lilcliffy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 75mm or Tech for waxless?
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: 75mm or Tech for waxless?

I haven’t yet tried to ski just at pins downhill yet, but soon. I’m about to put AT bindings on some waxless ingstads, F1 race boots, no tts. So I don’t have useful feedback yet. So- you mean a tech toe- Telemark boot with tech inserts- and no resistance of any kind (i.e. cable, flexor, etc.)? For ...
by lilcliffy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski recommendation
Replies: 37
Views: 4554

Re: Ski recommendation

The first 10k is more or less flat to get into the middle of the mountains, then the around 1000 m accent starts. Roundtrip can typically be 30+ k so backcountry skis are preferable to ski touring with this distance. So if I interpret this correctly- You are saying that the distance warrants a "bac...
by lilcliffy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wide waxless skis
Replies: 26
Views: 2487

Re: wide waxless skis

Seems like the 184 cm SummitCones are pretty darn close to the same dimensions as the 184 cm Voile UltraVector BCs — 133/97/119 and 133/98/116, respectively. Presuming they're similar skis in this sense, my questions to the group then seem to be: Just wondering if we can confirm that these are simi...
by lilcliffy
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski recommendation
Replies: 37
Views: 4554

Re: Ski recommendation

Ah, OK! Right... I'd somehow got it in my head that the Combat NATOs were good on the steeps... The Combat Nato is good on the steeps (for a XC ski)- they are stable and turnable- though they do not plane like the Ingstad BC, nor do they offer the turn-initiation of the Ingstad BC. The Combat Nato ...
by lilcliffy
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski recommendation
Replies: 37
Views: 4554

Re: Ski recommendation

I have the Combat Nato and Nansen as well. Combat Nato is the most distance oriented of my skis. Followed kind of closely by the Nansen and then more remotely by the FT62. Their downhill abilities are in the same order but reverse. In a first glance this is surprising as the Nato is wider than the ...