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by lilcliffy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 61
Views: 15321

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

We had a serious warm-up on Saturday that- combined with light rain showers- turned my hero cold soft snow in to wet, soft and rotten. I still had an excellent tour however. I went out first with my E99 Crown Xtralite and could not get any traction- there was not enough stability in the snow for the...
by lilcliffy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Request for input - current gen E99 vs Ingstad waxless
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Request for input - current gen E99 vs Ingstad waxless

Don't know much about the Nansen other than- - less camber than an E-99-class ski - softer flex than an E-99-class ski - much less tip rocker than the Ingstad BC/E-109 - more sidecut than E-99-class ski- similar to the Ingstad/E-109 The Nansen seems to be somewhat in a class of its own at the moment...
by lilcliffy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Lake-Skiing: Compact skis vs traditional skis (Fischer 78/88 vs E-99/Gamme 54)
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Lake-Skiing: Compact skis vs traditional skis (Fischer 78/88 vs E-99/Gamme 54)

if my skis were limited I would give up some hardpack touring performance for a better turning, better soft snow performance ski. Interesting... I do get this- and I think many would probably agree with you on this. I personally would have a hard time choosing... I just came in from a truly unbelie...
by lilcliffy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC
Replies: 38
Views: 43282

Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

So- an update- I have grown to love this boot. It offers a wonderful mix of XC range of motion with superb ankle support. It is a beautiful made boot- the construction and quality of the materials is magnificent. I do have to return to one my initial concerns. I do think that the sole-flex is too so...
by lilcliffy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Request for input - current gen E99 vs Ingstad waxless
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Request for input - current gen E99 vs Ingstad waxless

A couple more issues before you pull the trigger on a Fischer E-99- What are your personal specs again- over 200lbs without a pack? If, so- I really think you should consider a ski with a stiffer tip- such as the Gamme 54 BC. I find the current 210cm E-99 Xtralite stable enough in deep soft snow- de...
by lilcliffy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Request for input - current gen E99 vs Ingstad waxless
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Request for input - current gen E99 vs Ingstad waxless

The Ingstad BC is a XC ski that is narrowly focused towards deep soft snow and hilly/steep terrain. The E-99-class ski is a XC ski that is designed to be highly versatile and perform on all BC snow conditions and still be manageable in hilly terrain. (There other BC-XC skis that are even more effici...
by lilcliffy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: xcD ski nnnbc
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: xcD ski nnnbc

Hello and Welcome Guillaume!! Thank you for joining us and sharing your Nordic ski touring experiences! (Please stay in touch and let us know how your own story evolves!) My perspective- The Ingstad BC is a distance-oriented ski that is finely-tuned for deep soft snow and hilly/steep terrain. It is ...
by lilcliffy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Size and Ski Question
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: Size and Ski Question

On DEEP SOFT SNOW- the current Ingstad BC will do everything an E-99-class ski will do and MORE. The current Ingstad BC is finely tuned for deep soft snow- and steep/hilly terrain. The Ingstad BC- though still offering considerable XC tension underfoot- has less camber and stiffness underfoot than t...
by lilcliffy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 89
Views: 85421

Re: Falketind 62 Review

boby13 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:37 pm
So right now my dream team ski quiver is:
-Fischer e99 wax 200cm for XCd
-Asnes FT62 188cm for xcD
-Asnes Ingstad bc 205cm for deep powder traveling
Boby!
You are speaking my language!
(Though you gotta test a Gamme against that E99 Tour! :P )
by lilcliffy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Lake-Skiing: Compact skis vs traditional skis (Fischer 78/88 vs E-99/Gamme 54)
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Lake-Skiing: Compact skis vs traditional skis (Fischer 78/88 vs E-99/Gamme 54)

Mathematically- one can get a shorter 78/88 and still have the same surface area of a longer, narrower ski like the E-99. I can understand one wanting a shorter ski for skiing in dense forest and/or skiing down tight, narrow trails. But one is giving up a ton of XC efficiency of that shorter, heavie...