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by w8n4snow
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Musings on Wax
Replies: 15
Views: 3738

Re: Musings on Wax

Last night it snowed an inch in an hour. It was 22 below zero at the ground. All quiet except for the flakes like pretzel salt hitting my parka and ricocheting off in spitting arcs in the sapphire light of my headlamp. It was like skiing through the dunes of the Namib. Wax was irrelevant. The snow s...
by w8n4snow
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Musings on Wax
Replies: 15
Views: 3738

Re: Musings on Wax

I come forth from the mountains... You must creat the hardest, smoothest Base possible for glide. Harder and smoother than Ice. Like the pupil of a raven. Scraper must be like kanna or nomi, sharpness is a theoretical place that cannot be seen, only experienced. Scraper must be flat and smooth there...
by w8n4snow
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Do I need a rebar?
Replies: 13
Views: 4216

Re: Do I need a rebar?

Mine have been very loose for a year almost- I can wiggle both a lot, one side probably 3mm!? The rubber there is trashed Enough to see that the wire makes a 90 degree bend shortly after entering the rubber, and heads back towards the heel... I spect they are molded in and may have an additional ben...
by w8n4snow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review
Replies: 83
Views: 39705

Re: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review

Must I apologize for the weather? Alas we have had almost no new snow for 6 weeks... after a beautiful early winter. But it could be worse- the snowpack is supportable, "trails" are in, and we haven't had colder than 30 below, and that for a short time. Usually an old tired snowpack around here is j...
by w8n4snow
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review
Replies: 83
Views: 39705

Re: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review

More days with mr Ingstad- continue to be extremely impressed. We have had only a few inches on a deep crusty frozen base, still twitchy under there, but the skis slay it. Super fast. Breaking trail in the crust they are sublime- solid round confident flex, tips rising, tail strong. Tail much firmer...
by w8n4snow
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Buying Asnes skis...
Replies: 45
Views: 23757

Re: Buying Asnes skis...

Neptune website must have monkey wrenches in it. Do not believe it. I would call them on a Telephone and talk to a Person. It worked for me. They had an old photo of Mr Ingstad on there too, when he was crabby- before he got the Gnardisk. Also, try searching "Neptune Asnes".. I see something comes u...
by w8n4snow
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review
Replies: 83
Views: 39705

Re: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review

I chose 205s... I do carry a pack often and was counting on mr. Ingstad having a soft round flex- which he does- and the length gives me more speed and better tracking on the harder trails I routinely travel to get further out. Oh- 6'1", 185 lbs I am. Also was counting on the skis being turny. They ...
by w8n4snow
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review
Replies: 83
Views: 39705

Re: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review

Ahhhhh... The Place of Oneness! I like to spend time there enjoying the pure connection to all things natural. Chord center (f# minor) and balance point were about 2 mm different on one ski and 5 on the other. Also the skis have visibly different rocker when engaging the Gnardisk. I rejoiced in this...
by w8n4snow
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review
Replies: 83
Views: 39705

Re: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review

"I came into the world at the right time." -Helge Ingstad They came finally. I travelled deep into the Altai to consult the Mountain Mounting Shaman. She came out of her tent and puffed her pipe and pointed to the Place that was 5cm behind the Balancing Point. I bowed and returned to my bench and mo...
by w8n4snow
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review
Replies: 83
Views: 39705

Re: Asnes Ingstad BC 2018 Ski Review

I ordered the new Ingstad BC of course! In 205, same as my Nansens. I do ski with a pack mostly, sometimes a pulk on trips,and wanting a fast ski with max floatation for breaking trail, I went long. E109s (yes new rockered version) are slow on our cold snow, don't break trail for crap, and can't be ...