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by Smitty
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: noobie Sharing some recent stoke
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: noobie Sharing some recent stoke

Beauty! Keep up the Stoke and the pictures!

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by Smitty
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Musings on Wax
Replies: 15
Views: 3708

Musings on Wax

Coming out of western Canada's recent deep freeze, I had a few thoughts on wax. We had a couple weeks of -25C to -40C. This might be "just stay inside" weather for rational folks, but between all of life's other obligations, sometimes you just have to go for a ski when there's time to go for a Ski. ...
by Smitty
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Guidance On A New Setup
Replies: 18
Views: 4876

Re: Seeking Guidance On A New Setup

If you're looking for fixed length, I agree with Woods, the Swiss Mountain are very nice and have a good reputation for durability. What length are your BD Traverse poles? They make a 145 cm max and a 155 cm max. I have the longer ones and they stay pretty stable up to about 145 cm, still quite a bi...
by Smitty
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: GPS Apps and touring speed
Replies: 11
Views: 2569

Re: GPS Apps and touring speed

I've been trying out Runkeeper. Looks to be similar to Strava. You select what type of activity you are doing, and it has a real-time readout of distance and speed, as well as route tracking overlaid on Google Maps. No real-time elevation, but you can see the plot of speed and elevation vs mileage a...
by Smitty
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Madshus Eon Length question
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: Madshus Eon Length question

That's great, hope she gets better traction! Looking forward to the upcoming review of the ST cable.
by Smitty
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Polar skiing
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Polar skiing

Absolutely, super inspiring. Those guys are beasts.
by Smitty
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Madshus Eon Length question
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: Madshus Eon Length question

My wife and I each have a pair of Eons, and they are definitely softer camber than the Rossi BC60/70/90 I've handled in the store. I can't make a direct grip comparison since our Eons are waxable and I've never actually skied the Rossis. But straight up camber comparison, the Eons are much softer. F...
by Smitty
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 736
Views: 355446

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

2019 has been a wild and crazy year so I haven't been online much. New job, different house, IVF, then pregnant wife, and finally our first baby this fall! I wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all you fine folks!! This is the best place on the internet because of the people. May you...
by Smitty
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: First BC setup, seeks advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

Re: First BC setup, seeks advice

Being hours away from a well-stocked shop does make boots more challenging. But if you can wait until you can get to a store in person, or do the multiple mail-order and return, boot fit is probably the most important piece. I haven't seen the Alpina Snowfields in person, and agree they have a tempt...
by Smitty
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: First BC setup, seeks advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

Re: First BC setup, seeks advice

<t>Welcome!<br/> <br/> I'd say you're on the right track with ski selection. I'd suggest the Excursion 88's (at 199 cm you mentioned) as giving you more support in deeper snow. Especially being a stockier guy. In the review section LilCliffy has reviews on both the 78's and 88's that contrast their ...