Gear Basket

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エイダン.シダル
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Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:36 pm
Location: Toronto-Etobicoke
Ski style: Classic track/not, shabby XCD, superann. alpine
Favorite Skis: Bonna 1800s, Åsnes Gamme, Fischer S Bound Outabound 88
Favorite boots: NNN BC Alpina Alaska, 75mm Alico Snow March
Occupation: "Teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person."

Re: Gear Basket

Post by エイダン.シダル » Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:12 pm

MartinZ wrote:
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:47 pm
I odered a pair of the Fischer BCX Grand Tour boots from Steep and Cheap for $137US and a set of the BC Auto bindings for my skinny hand-me-down trail skis. Still much cheaper than Trailhead, even with the currency conversion. I will pick them up in Vermont when visiting family for Easter. I just started this year and am hooked. I have been a snowboarder for years and have accessed the woods on snowshoes a lot, but have always wanted to try xc. My neighbour gave me some old gear, not really suited to BC, but I have been having a blast. Chasing sales now to get ready for next season. This is really the better way of moving through snow. Can't wait to practice the telemark techniques more. Where did you source the skate blades in Canada (or did you have to import from Europe)?
I don't have anybody stateside, and don't cross that border.

As for skates in Canada, found this:


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MartinZ
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Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ski style: Like Bambi on ice
Favorite Skis: Cheap vintage Kijiji finds
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Re: Gear Basket

Post by MartinZ » Mon Mar 28, 2022 5:23 am

Thank you. That's an awesome resource. Another investment down the line. My wife will just keep shaking her head.



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Re: Gear Basket

Post by FourthCoast » Wed May 25, 2022 1:19 pm

Someone has to get these boots and write a review.

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/ ... boots-mens

Only $179.73
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エイダン.シダル
Posts: 204
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:36 pm
Location: Toronto-Etobicoke
Ski style: Classic track/not, shabby XCD, superann. alpine
Favorite Skis: Bonna 1800s, Åsnes Gamme, Fischer S Bound Outabound 88
Favorite boots: NNN BC Alpina Alaska, 75mm Alico Snow March
Occupation: "Teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person."

Re: Gear Basket

Post by エイダン.シダル » Wed May 25, 2022 6:37 pm

If REI had my size I'd be sore tempted, not that it often gets cold enough: driving distance from Toronto. Besides, my 3-pin skis are laughable for the expedition these demand: ancient Åsnes Tur-Langren woodies, and my old alpine parabolics on Voile Cable Telemark bindings.



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