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by GuillaumeM
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

Wow. Alpina told me the Alaska is 2.6-2.8mm leather. And I always assumed that the Stetind would have thicker leather than the Alaska for some reason... I don't have much experience with the Stetind but so far I find it a well-balanced boot, overall more stable than my previous Svartisen 75, despit...
by GuillaumeM
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

I ordered the boot for my girlfriend and just received it yesterday. Out of the box it looks like a very promising boot. It uses a 3.0 mm full grain leather (my Stetind have a 2.4-2.6) and a kevlar reinforced toe-box. The sole flex is stiffer than both the Stetind and the Alaska (out of the box, let...
by GuillaumeM
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

yes, NNNBC soles are all the same - I find this makes it difficult to get the boots to fit my extra-wide toebox, welted leather 75mm boots are easier to stretch. I can verify that the Alpina 1600 definitely changed around 5 years ago - and it was an upgrade. The leather on the first version seemed ...
by GuillaumeM
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

Thank you for your well explained answer. It seems like a very nice boot giving the price (I can get a pair for 140 euros). I was today in a shop and there is quite a difference between the different shoes in term of flex. So far the Crispi Stetind and the Alaska are the two most powerful boots I ha...
by GuillaumeM
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

Thank for these informations! It seems a bit contradictory with the abovementioned test. Could it be that they changed the boot? The old version looked a lot cheaper than the new one and they might have redesigned the whole shoe like Alfa with their Guard versions.
by GuillaumeM
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

I am looking at this shoes also for my girlfriend. Can you give some impressions about the sole? Does it feel stiffer than the Alaska as well? Can you squeeze the shoe/sole with your hands only or do you need to put the shoe on the ground and use your body weight? A stiff sole with torsional rigidit...
by GuillaumeM
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing

I normally use EU 44 for Crispi and Alpina and they fit very well. I tried an Alfa Guard and an Alfa Kikut and they felt very different and not at all adapted to my feet. A lot of room and short in length. The length was right for a EU 45 but then the volume inside was way to big. So I think that Cr...
by GuillaumeM
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help Me Learn How to Turn...
Replies: 50
Views: 5709

Re: Help Me Learn How to Turn...

Two days ago I went on a little trip in Nordmarka (30 minutes north of Oslo) after some snowfalls. Mainly 10 cm new wet snow with the following setup: Åsnes Gamme (68-54-61) in 190cm, Åsnes Nylon skins 30mm, BC binding, Crispi Stetind. For the first time I put some nice linked turns in forest tracks...
by GuillaumeM
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help Me Learn How to Turn...
Replies: 50
Views: 5709

Re: Help Me Learn How to Turn...

You have also this excellent step by step movie from Dickie Hill, "The Telemark Movie", for learning downhill turns on narrow skis.

by GuillaumeM
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help Me Learn How to Turn...
Replies: 50
Views: 5709

Re: Help Me Learn How to Turn...

You can also have a look at the number 54 of the magazin Presence Nordique. It is in French but there is some pages about telemark turn with XCD with some nice pedagogical time-lapse pictures. https://en.calameo.com/read/0045966219ca548333b71 And of course the videos of Pål Trygve Gamme (in norwegia...