T2s on 60mm waist skis?

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Spiny Norman
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T2s on 60mm waist skis?

Post by Spiny Norman » Sat Jun 15, 2024 6:04 pm

Too much boot?

Would be mostly for inbounds skinning and shuffling along ski-doo trails.

Opinions?

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Re: T2s on 60mm waist skis?

Post by fisheater » Sat Jun 15, 2024 9:33 pm

If you are comfortable with T2’s, why not? If you were asking if you should buy a pair of T2’s to ski a 60 mm underfoot ski I would advise against it. That’s a big difference.
I ski a Falketind X, 62 mm underfoot. I use two different leather boots, an Alaska 75 and an Alico Ski March UK surplus boot. That’s my preference. Many people prefer a plastic boot for XCD skis. It seems like they have fun.
Good luck, I know you sell a lot of used gear. If you come across a pair of Nansen 205 cm, shoot me a PM.
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Re: T2s on 60mm waist skis?

Post by Spiny Norman » Sun Jun 16, 2024 6:26 pm

I wouldn't buy T2s just for a narrow ski but I have some NOS Karhu Pinnacles in the barn that I would probably use them with too.

Its true. My name is Spiny and I have an acquisition problem. (Cannot pass up a steal of a deal).

I'll keep you you in mind for the ASnes. I think I moved a pair of older 200s last fall.

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Re: T2s on 60mm waist skis?

Post by lilcliffy » Thu Jun 20, 2024 1:12 pm

Curious-
why would you want to use a boot as high and stiff as a T2 on a 60mm Nordic touring ski?
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Re: T2s on 60mm waist skis?

Post by Spiny Norman » Thu Jun 20, 2024 4:11 pm

Bad feet and ankles. And bad snow.



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Re: T2s on 60mm waist skis?

Post by BerryBlossom » Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:42 pm

For inbounds skinning and ski-doo trails with 60mm waist skis, T2s might be overkill. Opt for a lighter boot with a softer flex like Scarpa Maestrale or Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD for better mobility and efficiency.



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