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by CwmRaider
Wed May 01, 2024 2:39 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: asnes nansen delamination :(
Replies: 8
Views: 1697

Re: asnes nansen delamination :(

I'm a bit surprised that this is considered normal by several people here. I really like Åsnes skis but if used within intended use scope i would not expect them to fail catastrophically for several years of good use. I would contact them for a replacement.
by CwmRaider
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:32 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fake Fjalraven cotton anorak
Replies: 33
Views: 9388

Re: Fake Fjalraven cotton anorak

I suspect the Norrona's cotton fabric is very similar if not the same as Ventile. I ski in a pair of Arcteryx ski-touring pants that were actually made in Canada, the last year they made them there- very durable and comfortable, might last forever. Norrøna selling unlabeled ventile at a third of it...
by CwmRaider
Tue Apr 16, 2024 4:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fake Fjalraven cotton anorak
Replies: 33
Views: 9388

Re: Fake Fjalraven cotton anorak

I suspect the Norrona's cotton fabric is very similar if not the same as Ventile. I ski in a pair of Arcteryx ski-touring pants that were actually made in Canada, the last year they made them there- very durable and comfortable, might last forever. Norrøna selling unlabeled ventile at a third of it...
by CwmRaider
Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:29 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fake Fjalraven cotton anorak
Replies: 33
Views: 9388

Re: Fake Fjalraven cotton anorak

randoskier I'm not convinced that polycotton is cheaper than cotton to produce. I've used it quite extensively since being in the military (army fatigues were polycotton and subjected to a lot of abuse) and I find it more durable and quicker drying than pure cotton. Of course, any synthetics will c...
by CwmRaider
Sat Apr 06, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Feedback after Greenland pulka trip (pic heavy)
Replies: 11
Views: 2676

Re: Feedback after Greenland pulka trip (pic heavy)

@Ernst R amazing and inspiring report.
Did you ever worry about polar bears? Or are they not an issue when away from the coast?
by CwmRaider
Tue Mar 12, 2024 3:50 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review
Replies: 97
Views: 165885

Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Hi Sunfun I really love my Ousland skis, they feel very efficient and are still quite turny. But I bet you have used them more than I. I dont find the rocker on mine very long but I think skis with longer rocker have shorter glide zones on consolidated snow and getting the wax just right is a bit tr...
by CwmRaider
Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 1794
Views: 2008003

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Here some norway fjellski tour pictures of the Sylan massif, 1.5 hours drive from Trondheim. In no particular order, the pictures are from the area here https://www.norgeskart.no/#!?project=norgeskart&layers=1002,1015&zoom=10&lat=7010685.29&lon=343263.35 The tours are between Bjørneggen, Schulzhytta...
by CwmRaider
Wed Feb 14, 2024 3:01 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Front skins with kicker skins instead of full length... anyone tried this?
Replies: 38
Views: 9771

Re: Front skins with kicker skins instead of full length... anyone tried this?

One doesn't learn and improve when things are easy or going well. I'd rather be well versed with crap conditions in southern Norway than discover a deficiency somewhere significantly more remote, such as Greenland. I'll have no control over the weather regardless; I can only control my preparations...
by CwmRaider
Sat Feb 10, 2024 1:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 1794
Views: 2008003

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Only a 2 hour trip including drive and shower, but I got a lot for my time. Impressed with the Ousland skis, although the terrain was more suited to FT62. P_20240210_105719.jpg P_20240210_101043.jpg P_20240210_100413.jpg P_20240210_100613.jpg P_20240210_104202.jpg P_20240210_103410.jpg P_20240210_10...
by CwmRaider
Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:11 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Crispi Futura Pro feedback.
Replies: 19
Views: 5253

Re: Crispi Futura Pro feedback.

Im not sure yet if i am completely happy with these overall. I used them in a combined tour with steep climbs and descents mostly in powder and a bit on a hard snow, groomed slope. I liked the tour comfort a lot, but when I closed the power strap on the brace I got some nasty chafing on the downhill...