The Saw-Sal-Way.

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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by randoskier » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:02 pm

I'm waiting for the English version. Nice pics though.

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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by mikesee » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:38 pm

randoskier wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:02 pm
I'm waiting for the English version. Nice pics though.

I don't get it.



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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by Stephen » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:33 pm

He’s in a foreign country. Maybe his browser translated your write-up into another language?
Wild-ass guess…



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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by randoskier » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:47 am

mikesee wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:38 pm
randoskier wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:02 pm
I'm waiting for the English version. Nice pics though.

I don't get it.
Relax, its a generational thang :P



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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by mikesee » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:42 pm

randoskier wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:47 am
Relax, its a generational thang :P

You're a millennial?



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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by KDog » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:58 pm

Awesome photo-blog!! I've been to the start and finish of your trip. Now I know what's inbetween! Inspiring! Especially since it's a wilderness trip in the lower 48. Spent a lot of time in the Lochsa/Selway area. Beautiful!



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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by randoskier » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:42 pm

mikesee wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:42 pm
randoskier wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:47 am
Relax, its a generational thang :P

You're a millennial?
Yes born in 1900



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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by paulzo » Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:49 pm

@mikesee -great looking trip - can you say a little more about the choices of 3-pins/Koms versus AT/Objectives, since you did parts of the trip on each? and about the boots you used for each setup? Thanks!



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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by mikesee » Thu Feb 10, 2022 4:36 pm

paulzo wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:49 pm
@mikesee -great looking trip - can you say a little more about the choices of 3-pins/Koms versus AT/Objectives, since you did parts of the trip on each? and about the boots you used for each setup? Thanks!

I used the same boots -- Excursions -- with both ski setups.

I had 3-pin bindings on the 174 Kom's and 178 Objectives. I carried cables/springs with me the whole trip, but never used them that I can remember.

Both sets of skis were too long for me, when driven with those flimsy boots, and when hauling the heavy loads that we were.

I made the mistake of listening to too many opinions around this forum when buying my skis last winter. I didn't yet understand that this is a mis-named nordic skiing discussion group, not a tele skiing group. There are a very few exceptions to that statement, but not enough to justify keeping the TT forum name IMO.

I have since divested myself of both of those sets of skis, and replaced them with 162 Kom's and 163 V6 BC's. Much more control now, plenty of float, plenty of glide.

I still use the Excursions for local kick and glide sessions out the front door. But when carrying a heavy pack and/or making turns in the mountains, I leave those soft, comfy, flexy boots at home and use either Scarpa F1's or F3's instead.



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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by stilltryin » Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:37 pm

mikesee wrote:
Thu Feb 10, 2022 4:36 pm
...
I had...174 Kom's and 178 Objectives...
Both sets of skis were too long for me, when driven with those flimsy boots, and when hauling the heavy loads that we were.

I have since divested myself of both of those sets of skis, and replaced them with 162 Kom's and 163 V6 BC's. ...
Mike, do you mind sharing your height and weight?
Thanks.



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