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by Cannatonic
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada
Replies: 147
Views: 69303

Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Gareth's comments are spot-on....I enjoyed skiing a pair of 200cm E99's because the camber got squashed down and they flexed like an old-school tele ski. But the camber is stiffer on the Gamme, I don't think a 200 would act like a tele ski, it would act like a too-short XC ski.
by Cannatonic
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 36
Views: 2247

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

My take on this is that if your boots are old don’t rely on them for an expedition. agree! The only boot issue I've had were my old Alpina NNNBC boots - one of the uppers de-glued and completely separated from the sole while kicking through some crud. They were 20 years old so it wasn't a shock. I ...
by Cannatonic
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 36
Views: 2247

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

Here is a pic showing one guy's boots - definitely not Excursions, looks like a rubber sole but I can't see the rest of the boots, I wonder what they are? - these guys are living dangerously, what a crazy idea to ski across ice that is breaking up: https://explorersweb.com/2019/10/01/ousland-and-hor...
by Cannatonic
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2020-2021!)
Replies: 322
Views: 212020

Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2020-2021!)

The "Star Wars" one is awesome!
by Cannatonic
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Newbie looking for wide fit NNNBC Boots?
Replies: 23
Views: 949

Re: Newbie looking for wide fit NNNBC Boots?

I haven't tried Alfa boots but it sounds like they're wider than Alaska. I found the Alpina BC1600 to be a little wider than Alaska. Also Lundhags NNNBC boots are wider too, they keep changing the models every year so I'm not sure what they're currently doing.
by Cannatonic
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alaska insoles
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: Alaska insoles

this is a common problem for me, going back to orthodics with basketball sneakers and tennis shoes. Time to get the hammer & chisel out of the toolbox! Or if it's glued maybe apply a little heat & see if the glue loosens up.
by Cannatonic
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for Wax Selection Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: Looking for Wax Selection Advice

not to mention the poor ski techs in those little trailers that follow the world cup tour around. I read that some of those guys had unbelievably high levels of PFC's in their bloodstream.
by Cannatonic
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 36
Views: 2247

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

this is a great report, thanks for posting this story. It hits close to home as I am skiing similar boots and Super Tele's on white Asnes skis. So Rottefella has begun selling the ST in a version with a cable. However it looks like the cable is a cartridge-spring setup similar to the old Chilis. Two...
by Cannatonic
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: More traction for waxless skis in less ideal conditions. Kicker skins?
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: More traction for waxless skis in less ideal conditions. Kicker skins?

IMO those BD kickers skins are half-off because the skiing community has realized how bad they are. They have a metal clip that scoops snow and becomes a nightmare when alternating climbing with K&G as the slush is forced underneath. They're only good if you need to put something on to climb a speci...
by Cannatonic
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Unapologetic love note to the Fischer E99
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Unapologetic love note to the Fischer E99

Im not sure how old these are. But here's front and back pics, they were mounted with voile mountaineer 3 pins, and my boots are alpina alaskas. nice, these have the older "mountain crown" pattern, I like it much better than the glued-on plastic "offtrack crown" pattern they're using today. Much be...