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by Baaahb
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Happy World Telemark Day 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Re: Happy World Telemark Day 2020

Indeed. Here's another shot of the intrepid videographer/director/film editor....etc etc. A big thank you to Tom for taking me here. That's Two Ocean Peak in the background right.
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by Baaahb
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 4626

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, s...
by Baaahb
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins
Replies: 8
Views: 2399

Re: Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins

I ski BC-125's with 3 pins and leather, but only for powder/off trail. On a groomed ski slope, you will do much better with a narrower ski. B and D (not BD) makes a nice leash.
by Baaahb
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: lead change question
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: lead change question

IMO referring to "inside ski" and "outside ski" is much clearer and easy to understand, cause the inside ski stays inside throughout the entire turn, moving from uphill to downhill or vice versa. In a telemark turn, the outside ski leads, in a parallel alpine turn, the inside ski leads. Fake-a-mark ...
by Baaahb
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 94
Views: 12618

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

Lo-Fi wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:46 pm
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.
FTW
by Baaahb
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Race 48 SKIN
Replies: 55
Views: 29500

Re: Asnes Mountain Race 48 SKIN

The MR48 SKIN is really amazing at only 775g per ski at 200cm! (25% lighter than the Gamme!) Remember this is a wood core ski with ¾ steel edges, not a cheap Chinese noodle. Elsewhere you say you only use these for XC, not BC. They do appear made for BC, though. What do you see as the plus or minus...
by Baaahb
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 94
Views: 12618

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

Johnny wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:55 pm
And this is also the reason why unlike 75mm, you need a pretty good technique to ride NNN-BC downhill...
:roll:

Correction..you need a different technique..with 75mm, you don't need those training wheel grooves. :D
by Baaahb
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Opinion on Skin Skis?
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Opinion on Skin Skis?

The new tech in nordic K&G is skin skis...rather than a fishscale pattern, a small patch of skin permanently affixed to the ski. Apparently, they are faster than fishscales. Anybody tried this? Is it just for track skiing or are there also skin skis that turn well on the downhill?
by Baaahb
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 94
Views: 12618

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

lilcliffy wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:05 pm

The 78mm Annum does float higher in the snow column, but the FT62 has a more stable flex.
What do you mean by more stable flex? My undestanding is that skinny skis have evolved fairly recently to have significantly more flex in the tips to make quicker turning easier. True?
by Baaahb
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 94
Views: 12618

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

Having a light, nimble and tactile system that you can cover distance on and seamlessly tackle any uphill or downhill on, relying largely on finesse, is exhilarating. Invincible! Awesome description of how I feel. IMO you can ski a very wide ski with light bindings. I have had more fun with my Ross...