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by Tom M
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 692
Views: 311019

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Thanks! Wow...Skinny double cambered skis to do a long traverse. Were they at least waxless? did you have skins in 1978? I always wondered about that. I read the old log entries when I did the Eklutna Traverse and can't even imagine how much more difficult it was back then. My telemark skiing abili...
by Tom M
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 692
Views: 311019

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Friendship Pass and the Pinnacle. Today was a friendlier day. Fischer S112, NNN BC, Alfa Quest Core boots EZ skins in the AM. I really enjoy your photos and videos as well, probably more than most, as I spent most of my adult life in Alaska. Just for old time sake, here is a photo near Chitna Pass ...
by Tom M
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 692
Views: 311019

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Andy M wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:45 pm
Nice, Tom!

We also got new snow, from Monday night into Tuesday, with temps staying in the 20s during the storm. The skiing was sublime on Tuesday, but still good Wednesday morning. Here's a photo from Wednesday:

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Looks like some great stuff. Thanks for sharing. :)
by Tom M
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 692
Views: 311019

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

June 10th ski to the saddle below Sublette Peak. Typical summer snow base with a few inches of fresh overnight snow. Skiing the SBound 98's with 3 pin leathers. Most of the snow is gone below 9000 feet but we still have 36 inches or more in the trees. It is sticky but skiable as long as the slope is...
by Tom M
Sun May 17, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Breccia Peak Ski May 17, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Breccia Peak Ski May 17, 2020

Heading up Breccia Peak 5/17/2020. Great Spring snow between 10,000 and 11,000 feet. 76 degrees F (24.4 C) in Jackson Hole as I drove through at 4 pm
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by Tom M
Thu May 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Rossignol BC 125 - What are people using for bindings & boots?
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Rossignol BC 125 - What are people using for bindings & boots?

I skied a set of SBound 125's with a Voile Switchback X2 and a Scarpa T4 boot for several seasons. I have not skied the Rossignol BC 125's, but the specs are similar the the SBound 125's. It is a great combo for backcountry telemark, where the focus is on turns, not long distance touring. A 3 pin sy...
by Tom M
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 692
Views: 311019

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

jyw5 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:55 am
so using cheap Fischer OTX 5 boots. didn't want to wear out my Alfa leathers.
Your comment on the Alfa's made me smile. Looks like you still have good snow depth at HP.
by Tom M
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: longtime lurker requesting ski advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: longtime lurker requesting ski advice

Your current ski at 169 cm sounds about right for what Fischer recommends for your weight. My wife is currently skiing the Fischer Excursion 88 at 169 cm as her off trail, forest service road setup. She weighs around 130 lbs with gear. The Excursion 88's have the same sidecut profile as your skis, b...
by Tom M
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 692
Views: 311019

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Snow is melting fast below 6000 feet, but great spring skiing above 7000 in Eastern Idaho (4/7/2020)
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by Tom M
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN BC Binding Slop
Replies: 14
Views: 1821

Re: NNN BC Binding Slop

If it hasn't moved, then you will need a stronger whack or several medium whacks. I don't know about this Tom. That metal clamp is the critical component of the binding. Its made of an uber hard metal and I don't believe it is well suited to being bent as you suggest. I have had more than one NNN-B...