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by Johnny
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Rossignol BC skis for 2019-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1896

Re: New Rossignol BC skis for 2019-2020

Life is too short to ski second rate skis. ^^^^^^ THIS! The other ski I'm interested in is the Fischer S-Bound 98. Probably the best WL BC ski on the market, after Voile's Objective. And without a doubt the easiest to turn after the Rabb. Quite similar to your Rabb actually, but with better edge ho...
by Johnny
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)
Replies: 237
Views: 59337

Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

The Nosi was on my wish list last season... But my 2019 ski budget was already busted before spring skiing... 8-) The Nosi is the Karhu Guide of the future. THE perfect sidecut and width for everything BC. Super light, Nordic Rockered and surfy tails. This is what the ridiculously obselete Annum sho...
by Johnny
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Summit Cone Pariah BC?
Replies: 1
Views: 2354

Re: Summit Cone Pariah BC?

Yeah I saw that last week... Pretty exciting isn't it?

I never had any interest in the Pariah since it is WAY too heavy for my taste... But if the TD guys can come with a much lighter version, with a nice alpine-camber-with-guts and an efficient scale pattern, this could be very, very interesting!
by Johnny
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier
Replies: 13
Views: 2491

Re: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier

I know that many disagree - I find I have more downhill stability and control with the NNNBC versions of most of the BC-XC boots (e.g. Alpina Alaska/Fischer BCX6/Rossi BCX6). Ahhhhh...! I couldn't agree more... It's always such a refreshing feeling everytime we hear a bit of pure wisdom... 8-) Reme...
by Johnny
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: another ski recommendation post...
Replies: 16
Views: 2673

Re: another ski recommendation post...

Yep, Madshus skis are a very good starting point. They are affordable and pretty easy to find here in NA. For long waxless BC skis, check out the Epoch as Woods said, but also the BC55 MGV and the EON 62... They could be exactly what you are looking for... 8-)
by Johnny
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: DIY pattern base
Replies: 14
Views: 4637

Re: DIY pattern base

Well, the most important thing here is how you are going to attach the scales half-skins... Both Asnes and Fischer attachment systems are very effective, but if you don't already have the inserts on your skis, I don't think it's worth messing with... Old-style kickers straps and plates were not effe...
by Johnny
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Rossignol BC skis for 2019-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1896

Re: New Rossignol BC skis for 2019-2020

I've seen the Seek7 in person, it's light, moderately stiff, not enough rocker up front for me, Objective still has more rocker and more even flex underfoot. Same thing here... Pretty sure it's just a similar copy of the 3yo Seek7 packaged with a different cosmetic for people who only buy stuff und...
by Johnny
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)
Replies: 237
Views: 59337

Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

I am still totally in love with my FT62s... With NNNBC leathers, they bring me glorious descents anywhere, from steeps to bumps, from frontside groomers to golf courses... The thing is, you don't have to choose... You (and I) need both the 62 and the 68... 8-)
by Johnny
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: DIY pattern base
Replies: 14
Views: 4637

Re: DIY pattern base

Double-positive...! ;) They are a bit like the Fischer Offtrack Crown base... But more aggresive... This "skin" is built to climb, the scales are almost sharp! A small strip could be enough, 30, 40 or 50mm according to your taste... https://www.skirandonneenordique.com/media/pybb_upload/attachments/...
by Johnny
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: DIY pattern base
Replies: 14
Views: 4637

Re: DIY pattern base

Yep, and that is the cool thing about the Profoils strips with X-Skins (Or Easy-Skin) attachments: you can experiment with different widths and different lengths depending on what you do... 8-)