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by Lo-Fi
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN BC - ski width
Replies: 20
Views: 3806

Re: NNN BC - ski width

You have to distinguish between what belongs to marketing and what is anchored in facts... Right now, I figure if I'm using my new Rossi BC 110 as a ski for the fluffy stuff it won't be much harder to turn safely than my Salomon ADV89 on harder snow. If I'm wrong, I'll do something completely diffe...
by Lo-Fi
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 5012

Re: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

Adjustable poles are great. I will usually adjust them a few times on any tour, or even at a resort. Shorter for aggressive turning, longer for striding or touring. One of my sets of adjustable poles also has a secondary grip about three inches below the primary grip that I use for short sections, ...
by Lo-Fi
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Can't find topics !
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: Can't find topics !

Hy all If i'm right there is topics about the capability of t4/excursion to drive big ski (like Vector or kom) during the downhill... But i can't find these... Can you help me ? Or is there someone how is using this setup ? Sorry for this new topic which could be considered as a spam... Fred Ha! I ...
by Lo-Fi
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 42
Views: 25597

Re: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

MSU Alum wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:23 pm


I liked them so much, I put together a quick video to augment my review of the skis on Backcountry.

Great skiing!

I especially like the turning in the chopped up and bumpy snow in the very first segment.
by Lo-Fi
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 94
Views: 14630

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

freeheelwilly wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:43 pm
What some call "finesse and grace", others call spastic flailing.
Yes, but the challenge is spastic flailing done with finesse and grace.
by Lo-Fi
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 94
Views: 14630

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

I don't know if we can extrapolate from this: We cannot. You are comparing cross-country boots and bindings with buckled plastic tele boots and cable bindings... Two different things, two different sports, two different skiing techniques... :D Hey, whoa les moteurs, Johnny! I agree : XCD with light...
by Lo-Fi
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 94
Views: 14630

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

I'm feeling like the 78mm waisted ski is getting to the upper end of what NNN BC is optimized for. Hey Lo-Fi- Do you think this is a limit of the binding or a limit of the boot? I don't know if we can extrapolate from this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ufnjzqr7f2d6p08/Photo%202020-01-28%2C%205%2018%20...
by Lo-Fi
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Musings on Wax
Replies: 15
Views: 3141

Re: Musings on Wax

For anyone who is totally mystified by the alchemy that is waxing, here's the bit I learned about waxing to try to deal with the particular challenge of cold weather: Cold Snow In general, the colder the temps, the sharper, harder-edged and more resilient the snow crystals, and so the more penetrati...
by Lo-Fi
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 94
Views: 14630

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

In the thread "Guide / Annum + NNN BC?" I asked about switching my 78mm waisted skis to Magnum NNN BC from 75mm Switchbacks. Skiing the new Guide + Magnum with big Alpina Alaska boots, I've found they work well in softer snow where the skis can get up on a plane and slither around in that liquid-lik...
by Lo-Fi
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Karhu Guide / Madshus Annum + NNN BC ?!
Replies: 21
Views: 5091

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

Hy Lo-Fi Then ? What's your conclusion ? The NNNBC is your new choice for the xcD ? Or will you be back on 3pin and strong boots (plastic or leather). Fred The Guide/Annum skis with NNN BC bindings, skied with Alpina Alaska boots, are fun. Very versatile - to cover distance, make some nice turns, p...