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by trashcat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: advice on ski selection and other things
Replies: 7
Views: 3577

advice on ski selection and other things

So this past weekend I skied Avalanche Pass in the Adirondacks on my new Ingstads and learned a few things that left me (as usual) with more questions. We actually did avalanche pass and then drove to the garden parking lot and skied into Johns Brook Loj for the night...getting in at 8:30 (but we we...
by trashcat
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Broke my x-skins second time using them
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Re: Broke my x-skins second time using them

I've been going hot-waxed polar the full length and then I think I was using swix blue extra. It was snow that was dumped the day before, can't remember the temperature but I think it was around 20-22 F (on the cold side for blue extra). What I was trying to climb was really short steep hills. I'm u...
by trashcat
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Broke my x-skins second time using them
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Broke my x-skins second time using them

Moral of the story: take them off when when skiing down stairs in just six inches of cover. In other news, has anyone had any luck with full length skins on the ingstad? I’m finding I’d like more grip for ascents.
by trashcat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Mt Marcy
Replies: 1
Views: 7881

Mt Marcy

Getting a chance to ski Marcy in the Adirondacks this weekend with a friend on my homemade ski shoes. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
by trashcat
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Winter Storm Harper
Replies: 3
Views: 8943

Re: Winter Storm Harper

Glad to hear the Indstads are working out for you!
by trashcat
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Winter Storm Harper
Replies: 3
Views: 8943

Winter Storm Harper

Hey all, Just thought I'd post about my skiing the last couple of days. Not exactly a trip, unless you count driving 20 minutes to the local state forest as a trip. Anyway, we here in Ithaca got about a foot of snow with the latest storm, so I was finally able to get out and properly test my homemad...
by trashcat
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Adirondack Backcountry Skiers
Replies: 1
Views: 1614

Re: Adirondack Backcountry Skiers

Thanks for the info. I'll check it out. I'm located in Ithaca but have a friend with a camp in the ADKs and have skied there a couple times and hope to do more of it.
by trashcat
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Gear Basket
Replies: 282
Views: 166607

Re: Gear Basket

Just found a pair of 195cm Asnes Ingstad's mounted with 3pc bindings at my local gear exchange in Ithaca NY for $120. Unfortunately they're a bit too long for me. Don't know what year, but they have the x-skins inserts so not too old.
by trashcat
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Best Wax for Snow Dust, Frosted Leaves & Grass
Replies: 12
Views: 5530

Re: Best Wax for Snow Dust, Frosted Leaves & Grass

We got a couple days of skiable snow before thanksgiving here in Ithaca, but none since then. Hoping to take a trip to the ADKS before Christmas, so crossing my fingers that they get dumped on.
by trashcat
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Nordic touring boot?
Replies: 56
Views: 17620

Re: New Nordic touring boot?

I like my new fischer BCX6's (the green ones), but I got them for $40 which makes anything sound enticing. I had to add some velcro felt to the plastic cuff to get the strap to cinch tight enough, but now they seem to work great.