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by fisheater
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 57
Views: 52228

Re: Falketind 62 Review

Danlyewich, I made my living pouring concrete for 20 + years, so I have a cement man’s body, 5’9”, 190 ish. I used to ski 204’s, 205’s for years downhill. So, I guess I’ve always considered 188/188 as short skis. Short or long, the one thing a downhill ski needs to have is enough torsional rigidity ...
by fisheater
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Asnes quiver of two
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: Asnes quiver of two

Danylewich, I own have have skied an FT for the past couple seasons. The boot I match with this ski is an Alico Ski March. I use this ski for backcountry downhilling and for skiing lift served northern Michigan ski hills. I also have started skiing with a NNN Alaska last season, although on differen...
by fisheater
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 101
Views: 45996

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

Ben, You are absolutely correct, no need to keep buying gear. Ben it is also true that many people have experienced fit problems with the Ski March. The stiff leather of the upper, and stiff sole would be instruments of torture if the boot didn’t fit. If you guys in Quebec keep dry powder all winter...
by fisheater
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 101
Views: 45996

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

Nitram Interesting question, however for me the one boot I must have would be a stiff soled,Norwegian welt, three pin boot. It’s very important that you note I said for me. If I skied like Johnny skies, then I could get by on my Alaska. I really like my Alaska, they are a great boot. I guess I might...
by fisheater
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: PFAS ski wax revealed, banned
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Re: PFAS ski wax revealed, banned

I believe PFOS or PFAS, are used in many products we use today including Teflon and Gore-Tex. I am not sure if it is a valid perspective or hyperbole, but I have read these two chemicals have similar bio-deterioration rates to granite. They are calling them “for ever compounds”. There has been a maj...
by fisheater
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: where should i go?
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: where should i go?

Europe??? I just discovered some easy access glades at a soccer field just outside of Traverse City. I was planning on reaching out to you for snow reports
by fisheater
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 101
Views: 45996

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

I have a Ski March and an Alaska. They is no comparison in stiffness. However the Alaska is also much lighter and more comfy than the Ski March. Although my Ski March cannot match my T4 for stiffness, I believe it is much closer to the T4 than Otis to the Alaska. I am in complete agreement with what...
by fisheater
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:23 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

Woods, I found your perspective interesting, as I usually do. I have the opposite perspective, but then I thought that you are probably skiing with plastic boots. Is that a correct assumption? If I was skiing my T4, I would probably prefer my 3-P Hardwire binding. For me, the 3-P cable, my Ski March...
by fisheater
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 57
Views: 52228

Re: Falketind 62 Review

I own and ski a red topsheet FT 62 in 188. They are a great ski, but I wish they were 10 cm longer. They just aren’t that powerfully cambered, they are very rockered, I really think a 180 cm would be fine. These aren’t stiff GS skis, these are softer backcountry skis. Length is very important for cr...
by fisheater
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:19 am
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 know I was a supporter of the riser on the Storetind, however I can only apologize for not realizing how skinny they were at the waist. I have 3-pin cable bindings mounted on my FT 62 and would not consider putting a riser under that binding. I cannot see a benefit. I have skied that ski binding c...