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Mea Culpa: bought a pair of...

Post by Rodbelan » Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:26 am

Rossignol BC70! Almost new for really cheap.

I needed a pair of scaled skis for the spring, just to travel through the woods... The BC 70 has a strong camber; consequently, they are fast... And they are hard to control in bad conditions, like in semi-frozen corn snow. For exemple, the Glittertind, with its flatter camber & round nice flex is much better — can even be turned efficiently — but are a bit sluggish on the flats. Ski design and compromise...
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Re: Mea Culpa: bought a pair of...

Post by fisheater » Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:21 pm

Rod were scales a requirement? Just saying, I can “control” my 210 Gamme on some tight terrain on firm. If it’s breaking through, and the snow is heavy or crusty, well that’s a different story, but on hard glacier it’s fun. Sometimes it’s fun in a “aren’t you ever going to grow up manner”, but it’s fun. It’s fast too! I need a 30-35 mm mohair X-skin, but klister works.
I really want a Nansen, because in my mind it would be faster than my Falketind, but I could still drop a knee and bend it. For now, I guess I have enough skis. I need more time and snow, but you can’t get those things with PayPal!



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Re: Mea Culpa: bought a pair of...

Post by Rodbelan » Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:10 pm

Sometimes, scales are good... specially at the end of the season, where you would find north exposed mountain side after a south exposed... Man, with klister, that's a pain.

I took the Rossi for a ride today in a nice corn snow condition and... it was good. These things can even turn! Not as easy as the Glitt though...
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Re: Mea Culpa: bought a pair of...

Post by fisheater » Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:35 pm

Glad it was good, Rod. It’s fishing season here. Saturday on Lake Huron
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I still miss skiing!



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Post by Rodbelan » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:10 am

Just curious; what is it that you are fishing? Can't tell from the picture...
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Post by fisheater » Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:39 pm

Those are coho salmon, Rod. They will be 8-10 lbs by fall. They are stocked in the Great Lakes.



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Re: Mea Culpa: bought a pair of...

Post by Stephen » Tue Apr 02, 2024 1:04 pm

fisheater wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:39 pm
Those are coho salmon, Rod. They will be 8-10 lbs by fall. They are stocked in the Great Lakes.
Well, they aren’t going to be 8-10 # if you keep doing that to them!
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Re: Mea Culpa: bought a pair of...

Post by Musk Ox » Tue Apr 02, 2024 1:22 pm

fisheater wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:35 pm
Glad it was good, Rod. It’s fishing season here. Saturday on Lake Huron
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I still miss skiing!
I love this picture very much.



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Re: Mea Culpa: bought a pair of...

Post by Lhartley » Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:14 pm

My Dad needs one of those kayaks (what are they?) so he can stop dreaming about bass boats. And so I can borrow it.



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Re: Mea Culpa: bought a pair of...

Post by fisheater » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:11 pm

@Stephen I’m not in the least surprised you caught me on that! ;)

At Musk Ox, thank you that’s very kind. Certainly the Fjords offer great views, and some tasty morsels swimming around?

@Lhartley It’s a Hobie Pro Angler. I have been paddling a solo canoe on the Big Lakes for 15 years. My fishing buddies starting switching over to the PA’s more than 10 years ago. I was a slow learner. It would have been very difficult in the canoe that day.

@Rodbelan i am sorry for the thread drift. I am very happy to hear you are still skiing in the woods!



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