Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck

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pinetop12
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Re: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck

Post by pinetop12 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:52 pm

I have the 2018 Rossignol Experience HD 88 with a 75mm (Bishop) set up.
Ditto. Very good as a Telemark ski.
Personally, I'd not want a ski over 90mm underfoot skiing in New England (Maine) .The closer to 80mm
the better.
I have another maxim: on modern shaped skis, 180 cm in length or less.
These are my crappy opinions, others may disagree.

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Re: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck

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Re: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck

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Re: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck

Post by joeatomictoad » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:16 pm

pinetop12 wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:52 pm
Personally, I'd not want a ski over 90mm underfoot skiing in New England (Maine) .The closer to 80mm the better.
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Re: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck

Post by ellawhite » Tue May 03, 2022 7:48 pm

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Re: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck

Post by bornaginalpiner » Fri May 06, 2022 7:17 am

Got a pair of K2 way back 88s as a dedicated East Coast resorts ski and have no regrets. That was after seeing a lot of advice here and scouring reviews. The K2s turn quick and our great all mountain ski. Another ski I'd be interested in is the Elan RipStik 88. The Elan has a tighter turning radius, but sacrifices some in the all mountain category. Either ski is a lot of fun and the width is perfect for a couple of inches of fresh snow.

I installed inserts on this keys and can switch out an NTN and Target binding depending on what kind of skiing I want to do that day. If I'm going early and climbing I ski the Targas. There will never be anything like the feel of 75 mm.

Other days the NTN allows more power for more aggressive skiing. 62 years old and still have a long way to go and a short time to get there. 🎵



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Re: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck

Post by Paul Lutes » Sun May 15, 2022 11:47 am

Assuming the OP has the right NTN binding and a beefy boot, I would recommend a good sport carver or even a race (non-FIS) carver, neither of which will exceed 80 mm in the waist to allow for quicker edge to edge transitions, but coming from the 107 Corvus I'd stay above 75 - there will be some adjustment time required. The ski that transitioned me into carving was Stolkli's Laser AX (Stockli apparently is re-naming much of its stock, so not sure what next season's equivalent will be).
A little early tip rise would help through the transition, but eventually should be eliminated for a full cambered carver. Any so-called "all mountain carver" will be ok on softer, more edge able snow, but flail on hard, icy snow.



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