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by lowangle al
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: In Memoriam -- John Prine
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: In Memoriam -- John Prine

I don't know how he was not more well known to the average American. He has a tremendous volume of work and should have been right up there with Willie Nelson as far as song writing.
by lowangle al
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 657
Views: 275153

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

I'm glad you had a good trip Joe. What kind of amenities do the huts have? Are they just like forest service rental cabins?

When your s125s wear out it might be time for an Ultra Vector.
by lowangle al
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XC oriented ski for max float on dry snow
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: XC oriented ski for max float on dry snow

Welcome to the forum. For me, in deep dry powder there is no substitute for surface area. I would kick wax my biggest powder boards for those conditions.

Since you plan on waxing and don't need scales you can find a lot of used skis that would work. I think they would do better than the Altai skis.
by lowangle al
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Best ski/binding setup for mixed terrain
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Best ski/binding setup for mixed terrain

Hi skiing to Explore, I do similar skiing to you and my quiver of one ski is the Voile Ultra vector with T4s. I can regularly tour 8 to 10 miles in around three hours and I'm over 60 years old. If I took a twenty minute break and ate something I'd probably get another 4 or five miles in. They K&G go...
by lowangle al
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN BC Binding Slop
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: NNN BC Binding Slop

I have a LOT of slop in my 3pin/leather boot combos. In order to make my skis behave they need to be weighted and carving. Like was mentioned above keeping the ball of your trailing ski down will help you weight it, and those rails should help too.
by lowangle al
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: warm wet snow: kicker skins vs soft kick wax
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: warm wet snow: kicker skins vs soft kick wax

fisheater wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:27 am
Gareth, I am very happy with red/silver in similar conditions. My biggest complaint is I’m using it mid-winter!
If you're lucky enough to be skiing at all.
by lowangle al
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Touring around SW Montana/Wyoming
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Touring around SW Montana/Wyoming

That's real purdy there grizz.
by lowangle al
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: warm wet snow: kicker skins vs soft kick wax
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: warm wet snow: kicker skins vs soft kick wax

I've had good luck with the red/silver this winter at temps up to about 40F. I also found that it also worked on refrozen snow without much drag and it seemed to stay on.
by lowangle al
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: E99 vs. Outback 68 vs. Sporten Ranger
Replies: 26
Views: 576

Re: E99 vs. Outback 68 vs. Sporten Ranger

Anybody know how the E99 compares to an old Karhu XCD GT?
by lowangle al
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: E99 vs. Outback 68 vs. Sporten Ranger
Replies: 26
Views: 576

Re: E99 vs. Outback 68 vs. Sporten Ranger

I think Ski nut should find some cheap used skis to at least try a single camber compared to double camber, or borrow some. It's a different feel. A stiff double camber ski needs to be heavily weighted to engage the edge underfoot. Single camber you may just need to roll the ski over to start carvin...