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by jyw5
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: indoor skiing
Replies: 2
Views: 17874

Re: indoor skiing

your best bet is nordic roller skis...the ones athletes use in summer to train for skate skiing. Fischer has good (expensive) ones. If we didn't have snow here year round, I would pick up a pair.

I think the skating fitness and techniques would translate well to winter tele.
by jyw5
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 701
Views: 331373

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

those are great photos. I need to visit crater lake. been to Oregon many times, never had enough time.
by jyw5
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack

Thanks Roelant for the charts, your thoughts, and reviews. That's awesome! After going back and forth, I think the Ingstad WL might be my next purchase. It is Xskin compatible, has the right stats, and is easily bought at REI. now, I will patiently wait for the next 20% sale to get them. I will miss...
by jyw5
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack

Based on your report, Leo, I think I may have to get a pair of Asnes or Fischer instead. Life is too short for bad or mediocre skis. In the past 5 ski days, my poor S112s have taken a few more hits. But I have gone to some amazing areas I have never thought possible at any month of the year. I am th...
by jyw5
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XCD - the past and future of skiing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4851

Re: XCD - the past and future of skiing?

I'm wondering whether XCD is more than just the past of skiing, ranging back to the days before resorts with lifts. So will downhill skiing return to the place it came from? Will it once again be the reward for a climb? Will cross country and downhill merge back into each other for the broad majori...
by jyw5
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XCD - the past and future of skiing?
Replies: 29
Views: 4851

Re: XCD - the past and future of skiing?

Happy July 4th from Alaska. 81F at sea level today. found some snow after hiking up about a mile.

Fischer S112, NNN BC auto, Alfa Quest Core boots.


by jyw5
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 701
Views: 331373

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Still rocking it! Teleturns too hard in this snow for me. cheating with p turns.

April Bowl, Summer Soltice.
Will try to make a better video next week -- hopefully sunny.

by jyw5
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 701
Views: 331373

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Still good. Happy July 1st!

Snowbird Pass, AK at 5200ft. Lush green and buggy below 3500ft. I was swarmed by 1.5 miles of small black flies in the valley...jogged as fast as I could with my skis and pack. Skiing 1500ft vertical was worth it.
by jyw5
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack

Thanks for your responses! Hope you all are having a good summer. I may get the E99 if a good deal comes along. Although, it looks like the OT65 is quite skiiable down moderate slopes. June was a stellar month here in AK with snow still to be had at 4000ft. We still have a 2-3 ft base in some areas ...
by jyw5
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack

I am referring to the red skis. Rossignol OT 65 Positrack looks like they have 3/4 metal edges. These are slightly wider than the Asnes MT51 but these are waxless and they are much cheaper. Any know how they would do going downhill on spring corn or end of season mash potatoes? How is the camber? co...