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by satsuma
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: has anyone figured out a permanent fix for holes worn in boot bellows?
Replies: 18
Views: 420

Re: has anyone figured out a permanent fix for holes worn in boot bellows?

I haven't actually performed the repair, but I am a retired chemical engineer with some experience with urethanes. Urethane adhesives are generally capable of chemical reaction with residual groups on the surface of solid urethanes or Nylon, which should make them adhere better at least. Keep in min...
by satsuma
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Excursion 88 Sizing and Bindings.
Replies: 15
Views: 1467

Re: Excursion 88 Sizing and Bindings.

Welcome Will Wall! You definitely don't need 75mm bindings for the skiing context you describe. NNNBC boots will offer more than enough support and there are a wide range of boots and lasts to choose from. That being said if you have found the perfect 3-pin boot then I would certainly go 75mm. 3pin...
by satsuma
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Solid yet economical NNN-BC boot, Rossignol BC X10
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Solid yet economical NNN-BC boot, Rossignol BC X10

I had Rossi X-5 NNN combi boots used for roller skiing for about 7 years. I think the sole eventually cracked. I currently have Rossi boots both NNN and NNN-BC (BC X-6). I think the boot construction is much better than the Alpina boots I have had and certainly the fit is better for me. I haven't tr...
by satsuma
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Share your Pre Season, work out routines
Replies: 10
Views: 1073

Re: Share your Pre Season, work out routines

I am using V-2 XL9848 skis (metal axles), which I started using 8 years ago when I weighed about 225 lbs. (now about 190 :) ). These are two-wheel skis that simulate classic skiing (the front wheels only roll forwards), and the solid wheels are fairly wide. The one (or two) repairs they have needed ...
by satsuma
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Excursion 88 Sizing and Bindings.
Replies: 15
Views: 1467

Re: Excursion 88 Sizing and Bindings.

I have tried the E88's and they are a reasonable choice for touring, and comparable in speed to my narrower Alpina Discovery 68's. Certainly NNN-BC bindings are adequate (and best) for touring, I don't do much downhill so I can't comment on the other binding choices. The Alpina Alaskas are more than...
by satsuma
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Share your Pre Season, work out routines
Replies: 10
Views: 1073

Re: Share your Pre Season, work out routines

I am 69 years old, and primarily do off-track xc skiing (not downhill), and some track skiing and Alpine downhill. I spent about 1 1/2 years getting stronger using weights and weight machines, both for skiing and my seasonal work discussed below. Then COVID hit, so the YMCA had no access, then limit...
by satsuma
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Older Alpina Discovery Ski size chart
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Older Alpina Discovery Ski size chart

I got a look at my skis and they have a similar waxless pattern. I am guessing, from when I bought them and the not quite linked 2012 sizing chart, that they are 2011's. Yours may be from the same year. These are not skis bought for speed, and at a body weight of 154 lb, I would say that 190 cm skis...
by satsuma
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Older Alpina Discovery Ski size chart
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Older Alpina Discovery Ski size chart

My skis are Discovery 68's which I bought in 2012 and I believe were a current model. These are compact/short length (in my case, for a short/compact skier!) skis. That year, the sizes were 170, 180 and 190 cm. I was well over 200 lb. and could use the 190 cm. length. I believe the correct length fo...
by satsuma
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Biological Annihilation
Replies: 62
Views: 24667

Re: Biological Annihilation

There is no general acceptance that removal of the Snake River dams will significantly help salmon populations.

I sail on the Snake immediately upstream of the last dam (Ice Harbor).
by satsuma
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telemark turns on Rossignol BC X6 boots?
Replies: 10
Views: 2953

Re: Telemark turns on Rossignol BC X6 boots?

I have these boots. They are great for what I do, but I don't do telemark turns and few other turns. Skis are Alpina Discovery 68's, somewhat narrower than what you have.