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by Johnny
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Karhu Guide / Madshus Annum + NNN BC ?!
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Karhu Guide / Madshus Annum + NNN BC ?!

Very nice boots! They look pretty stiff... I went from Alaska 75s to Alaska BCs... And for me it was night and day... I now only use the 75's for light XCing, and keep the BCs for pure downhill action. Well, to be honest, since last season, I use the new Alfa Guard Advance for almost everything... B...
by Johnny
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Karhu Guide / Madshus Annum + NNN BC ?!
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Karhu Guide / Madshus Annum + NNN BC ?!

There was a time when my old Guides and my Alpina Alaska 75s were my favorite backcountry tools. They were #1 for me. I honestly and naively thought pins were the best. Then one day, the normal evolution of the intelligent telemark skier (read: the ski Gods) made me upgrade the old Karhu Guides to N...
by Johnny
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Buying Asnes skis...
Replies: 43
Views: 11112

Re: Buying Asnes skis...

My day job is in purchasing so when one vendor is unresponsive, I buy from one that is. Exactly. This is 2019. A business who doesn't care to answer their customers is simply not worth buying from. ALERT! ALERT! AWWOOOOOOOGGGAAAAAA Rabbs and Tindans on SPORT ALBERT! Start freaking out!!! https://ww...
by Johnny
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ultralight ntn boots... path forward
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Re: Ultralight ntn boots... path forward

I'm done with Crispi too... For many different reasons...
After two pairs of WC's, I'm back to yet another pair of TX Comps and I couldn't be happier with it... 8-)

I'd really like to try the upcoming Evo BC though... If it ever sees the light of day...
by Johnny
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Powder Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: Powder Tips

Faceplants are part of the learning process my friend! 8-) Try to put pressure down on the ball of foot only, not just throwing your leg in the back... Try to visualize this mentally while skiing. The idea is to put pressure down on the ski where the binding is mounted to distribute the weight evenl...
by Johnny
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Rabb 68 Ski Review
Replies: 80
Views: 49659

Re: Asnes Rabb 68 Ski Review

Maybe the narrower ones really do glide nicely, but at least my 58mm mohair X-skins were a bit of a letdown regarding glide. Yep, skins are skins... In order to achieve a cool glide with short skins, it's important to remember that you need a ski with a good, strong camber. Your Rabbs are flat, alp...
by Johnny
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 49
Views: 12480

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Hey Martin, I have a pair of Langrenns too... Awesome skis... Please take them for a ride...! That is the cool thing about the Alaska 75's: They will fit in any 3pin rat traps made in the last 90 years... They are they only backcountry boots with a duckbill thin enough to fit everything oldschool...
by Johnny
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ultralight ntn boots... path forward
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Re: Ultralight ntn boots... path forward

Yep, that picture was posted by TelemarkDown last year... But no hints of the actual weight... The Crispi "Evo BC" Prototype. First glance. The next generation of NTN Tele boots are coming. * "Evo BC" has a carbon upper cuff with 2 buckle/powerstrap design BUT skis descent like a 4 buckle boot. *The...
by Johnny
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Rabb 68 Ski Review
Replies: 80
Views: 49659

Re: Asnes Rabb 68 Ski Review

What line did you use for nnn mounting ? and do you like it ? I don't remember but I'm pretty sure I went for balance point on the Rabb... And I looooove it... :) Buy the nylon skins only if you climb a lot... They climb like crazy, much better than the mohairs, but they don't glide very well... Th...
by Johnny
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 49
Views: 12480

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Am I the only one with the black stickers from the underside plastered all over my refridgerator? Ahahahahaha! I think you were... But not anymore... :lol: For those interested, Asnes will be touring the US for some in-store demos, clinics and promotion. They will stop in Denver, Boulder, Seattle a...