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by athabascae
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Race 48 SKIN
Replies: 55
Views: 45874

Re: Asnes Mountain Race 48 SKIN

NNN BC is the only way to go on these, in my opinion! Dan, (ex?)-Neptune employee who we've all seen in his youtube vids has a nice post about the MR48-Wax which I just bumped into recently. .... Interestingly enough, he mounted them with NNN, instead of BC, a decision he grappled with for a bit. A...
by athabascae
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Dogs + Metal Edges
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Dogs + Metal Edges

My entire skiing life has been with dogs. Knock on wood cutting them with metal edges has never been an issue. I have always had a dog that stays in front or behind me. I taught my current dog years ago "back" and she knows the drill. Taught her this hiking and mountain biking first. Good thing beca...
by athabascae
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Klister?
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Klister?

Good thread; good info. Thanks. I agree that klister has its place. I use either Swix universal or blue "ice" klister as conditions warrant, often with good results. No experience with red or others. Probably fine with just universal, really. I keep it pretty simple. No binders or top layers. Thin l...
by athabascae
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: An anecdotal review of Amundsens from an inexperienced skier
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: An anecdotal review of Amundsens from an inexperienced skier

Thanks Ben; much appreciated!

I was mostly just teasing, however. I have a pair of Asnes Rago already, which are pre- kicker skin and, I think, essentially the same ski as the Amundsen. I am tempted to upgrade to a x-skin compatible version. Maybe another season.
by athabascae
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: An anecdotal review of Amundsens from an inexperienced skier
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: An anecdotal review of Amundsens from an inexperienced skier

Crap. I was hoping you thought they sucked and would sell sold them to me at a discount with shiny new NNN BC binding.
by athabascae
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help! Need kick waxing advice after a tour with much ski back-slipping
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Help! Need kick waxing advice after a tour with much ski back-slipping

Indeed. 30 mm mohair kicker skins cut shortish or softer wax or klister. Those conditions are tough on any ski, so don't sweat it. Sounds like you had a good day regardless. On the bright side, your diligence paid off the other times when conditions were better. So, you learned quite quickly on your...
by athabascae
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Åsnes Predator
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Åsnes Predator

Those bases and edges on the Asnes Predator are beautiful! I tend to think of the Rago as the early version of the Amundsen. What I consider an E99 class ski. Dimensions are 67-57-62. I have a pair of Rago, very nice skis, very directional, beautiful bases and edges. Mine look much nicer (see below)...
by athabascae
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN BC automatic
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: NNN BC automatic

So it may be a regional climate thing. For sure. Snow here tends to be dry and cold. Fear of icing bindings comes largely from overflow or creek crossings or wet heavy spring snow, and IME that can have a (mostly minor) affect the manuals the same as automatics. I'm happy with automatics for where ...
by athabascae
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the Nordic Ice Skating Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1863

Re: the Nordic Ice Skating Thread

Those look fast! You got any ice there? We usually have 4-6 weeks of good lake ice before its buried under snow, but not this year. Missed the skating season completely, unfortunately. Great skiing, though. I tend to think of good fat biking and nordic skating when the skiing isn't so great, and vic...
by athabascae
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: MR48- what is it really like on a groomed track?
Replies: 15
Views: 4729

Re: MR48- what is it really like on a groomed track?

Just mounted bindings on mine tonight. I'll let you know in a week or so what I think of them in the track. I plan to use mine about 75% or more in ungroomed snow (lakes, snowmobile trails, alpine plateaus), or tracks to access other areas. I'll use them in the track for some relaxed family skiing w...