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by bgregoire
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Alaska 75 boots
Replies: 58
Views: 55268

Re: Alpina Alaska 75 boots

Interesting that boot manufacturers like Lundhag are now recommending against three pins. Thinking back through all the leather boots I’ve skied since 1980, prior to moving to plastic, I never had a sole splitting issue. However, I did put smiley plates on some of my boots. The biggest problem with...
by bgregoire
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What is an "old school telemark ski"- a thread for the real nerds...
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: What is an "old school telemark ski"- a thread for the real nerds...

fgd135 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:19 pm
At the time, however, it was common to refer to any metal edged XC ski as a "telemark ski"--E 99's, Skiloms, Epoke, and so on and on. Trak even had a so called telemark ski.
:shock: :D

Well FDG, I honor your presence among us and thank you for sharing your wisdom!
by bgregoire
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Equipment upgrade from skinny skis
Replies: 36
Views: 643

Re: Equipment upgrade from skinny skis

So thanks once again all who chimed in with advice. In the end I went for a mellow upgrade and found items that fit at good end of season pricing. Ended up with 200cm Fisher E99 waxable easy skin skis, Rotefella NNN-BC manual bindings and Rossignol X-10 boots. I genuinely believe the only boots my ...
by bgregoire
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What is an "old school telemark ski"- a thread for the real nerds...
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: What is an "old school telemark ski"- a thread for the real nerds...

lilcliffy wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:47 pm
Back to Pinnah's ski categories- what is the point of calling a XC-tuned ski a "Telemark" ski?
I understand your perspective. To understand his, you might have to bring yourself back 30 years and imagine how all this was conceived of then. Just a thought!
by bgregoire
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Equipment upgrade from skinny skis
Replies: 36
Views: 643

Re: Equipment upgrade from skinny skis

Thanks, I think less easy turns and more straight line performance is what I'm seeking, glad to hear about that. I will check the review section! That makes things a little clearer. Go for a Fischer E99/Asnes Gamme then. Other brands such as Madshus make similar class skis. Ask you sales rep for eq...
by bgregoire
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC
Replies: 132
Views: 98955

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC

I think this is the ski I need. I’m starting to get into really long days (50-60km) and deep multi day traverses. My objectives are a ton of fun, but I think not efficient enough over that kind of distance. My one worry is how to try and find out just how steep I can ski something this cambered. So...
by bgregoire
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-99 getting a makeover/name change?
Replies: 37
Views: 881

Re: Fischer E-99 getting a makeover/name change?

VERY interested. Once Asnes has perfected a waxless-scaled verson of the Gamme 54 I will have one. I don't know if I would call it the "Telemark ski" though... I think that the Nansen is Asnes' old-school Telemark ski. The Gamme- as is the E99 (oops does this ski still exist :cry: :twisted: )- is m...
by bgregoire
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC
Replies: 20
Views: 14118

Re: Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC

@The GCW, If you can't return them for a refund/replacement, the better news is that that is repairable. Just bring em to your trusted cobbler.
by bgregoire
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Falketind 62 (FT62) 172cm
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Åsnes Falketind 62 (FT62) 172cm

Thumbs up!
by bgregoire
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: TELEWIKI - The Telemark Skiing Wiki Knowledge Base
Topic: LilCliffy's Nordic Backcountry Touring Waxing
Replies: 39
Views: 44145

Re: LilCliffy's Nordic Backcountry Touring Waxing

lilcliffy , we are not the first to ski on this planet, that's fo sure. Check out this oldschool ski prep advice from Jacques Powell (from the Laurentians, Québec): Mise en garde : Les boutiques offrent généralement de préparer gratuitement la base des nouveaux skis. À PROSCRIRE! En effet, les bout...