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by STG
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: narrow xcd skis- to mount a riser or not- that is the question
Replies: 11
Views: 1714

Re: narrow xcd skis- to mount a riser or not- that is the question

I vote no on the risers, but my opinion probably isn't relevant because I am small, XX, different skeletal-muscular structure, weigh less, lower center of mass than the other people on this forum. I like being close to the snow even if I have drag from my 3-pin bindings. It's a matter of personal pr...
by STG
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: When skiing was beautiful, an art, an expression of self..
Replies: 16
Views: 7906

Re: When skiing was beautiful, an art, an expression of self..

Great photos! So much wisdom and talent on this forum. My goals are modest. I am happy if I have a day of skiing without injury and get back to the car to have another day. I ski alone most of the time, so I don't know if I have grace and smoothness in my skiing. I do know if I am not centered and f...
by STG
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: DIY pattern base
Replies: 14
Views: 14186

Re: DIY pattern base

Very impressed! I am an un-techie (word?), somewhat of a luddite, minimalist XX being. Thanks for posting-appreciate your patience and hands -on ski tech skills.
by STG
Mon May 27, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Paddling Biking Fishing Gardening
Replies: 7
Views: 4604

Re: Paddling Biking Fishing Gardening

Thanks for posting. Appreciate hearing about off-season adventures and hobbies. Fly fishermen may be even more passionate about their sport than skiers? Here in Montana, Montana Backcountry Hunters and Anglers have been instrumental in conserving/preserving fish and wildlife habitat.

Black bear?
by STG
Thu May 09, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Avalanche
Replies: 8
Views: 6654

Re: Avalanche

I just noticed this. Thanks for posting this very detailed and disturbing account. Sad for the victim and his family. This is a reminder to me why I ski only low-angled terrain and stay out of run-out-zones and terrain traps. There is just too much variability in the snowpack; especially with the gr...
by STG
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How to tele: 3-pin only
Replies: 13
Views: 5484

Re: How to tele: 3-pin only

trees: Get these book: https://www.amazon.com/Free-Heel-Skiing-Techniques-Conditions-Mountaineers/dp/0898867754 and https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Mikes-Really-Cool-Telemark/dp/1560448512/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=57TSK229KWDNAHS38GJE You do not want to get too low (knee stress...
by STG
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How to tele: 3-pin only
Replies: 13
Views: 5484

Re: How to tele: 3-pin only

I ski with plastic boots (old Scarpa T-3) and 3-pins with no cable on my Madshus Annum, Madshus Eon and Agnes Kongsvold. I use nnn bindings on my skinny/touring skis. I ski mostly powder and softer snow and tour/turn on low-angled terrain. I do alpine and telemark turns. Skiing on 3-pins really teac...
by STG
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer BCX-5 or Alaska BC? Choose wisely
Replies: 27
Views: 6776

Re: Fischer BCX-5 or Alaska BC? Choose wisely

lilcliffy: Thanks! You saved me $249. I was about to buy the Alaska, but after reading your comment that they cannot drive the Annum when conditions are more marginal, I changed my mind. I guess I will stick with my old plastic boots. As always, there are trade-offs; a lighter boot probably means le...
by STG
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Teleman: get well soon!
Replies: 43
Views: 9147

Re: Teleman: get well soon!

Teleman,

Your injury may slow you down for awhile, but the human body has an amazing ability to heal and recover! You will be doing turns in pow again! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
by STG
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN Down Hill video!
Replies: 13
Views: 2831

Re: NNN Down Hill video!

Thanks for posting the video: great pow and amazing landscape. With those tight trees, it made sense to use skins to check your speed. I have been using skins on the downhill for years with skinny skis, telemark skis and alpine touring gear when the conditions or terrain warrant extra caution. i don...