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by Nick BC
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)
Replies: 237
Views: 59404

Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Great to get your input Christer, helps in making choices. When I look at the Voile Traverse though, it's about the same weight as my TTS set-up on several pairs of my skis. I can see the Traverse as being OK if the climb is gradual where stride and glide is possible, but if you need climbing bars ...
by Nick BC
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)
Replies: 237
Views: 59404

Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Great to get your input Christer, helps in making choices. When I look at the Voile Traverse though, it's about the same weight as my TTS set-up on several pairs of my skis. I can see the Traverse as being OK if the climb is gradual where stride and glide is possible, but if you need climbing bars t...
by Nick BC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Its June, Anyone still skiing?
Replies: 12
Views: 4445

Re: Its June, Anyone still skiing?

Thursday, I skied the Horstman Glacier on Blackcomb in the public lanes (the ski camps take up most of it). Snow on skiers right of the Horstman T Bar was quite delightful, ungroomed, but soft and supportive. I was testing the new set-up on my G3 Stinger BC's (78mm underfoot). B&D Plate/Dynafit Radi...
by Nick BC
Tue May 07, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)
Replies: 237
Views: 59404

Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

I should also have mentioned that certain tele “gods” are skiing NNN BC on ridiculously wide skis. :D
by Nick BC
Tue May 07, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)
Replies: 237
Views: 59404

Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

It’s great to get next year’s catalogue and see what’s coming. However, I was intrigued to read their binding recommendations as you go up in waist width. Up to the Rabb 68 it’s 75mm/bc Magnum/tech, from there on it’s only tech. Perhaps by “tech” they also include TTS and Meidjo/Lynx. Tho’ folks are...
by Nick BC
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telemark Skimo racing (was: 3-pin Racing)
Replies: 98
Views: 28540

Re: Telemark Skimo racing (was: 3-pin Racing)

Hey Rod, do you want to post that again in anglais. I used my rusty, schoolboy French (from the UK I might add) and I got the sense you were razzing our esteemed website owner. Or was I totally out to lunch?
by Nick BC
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Rabb 68 Ski Review
Replies: 64
Views: 16622

Re: Asnes Rabb 68 Ski Review

Corn snow develops after an overnight refreeze. Around 10AM to 11AM if it’s sunny and warm the top 1 to 2cms softens up and provides hero skiing conditions, firm support but carvable snow. It is absolute heaven and any ski will let you ski like a champion. :)
by Nick BC
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 30
Views: 9640

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

Agreed, if you’re mostly skiing groomers wide skis are harder on the knees. After 45 years of skiing I’ve zeroed in on 95 mm underfoot as an optimum waist width for Whistler, on and off piste. In the Spring when the snow is firm I have a pair of 85mm underfoot skis, which are super light and romp up...
by Nick BC
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Skiing northern portion of Sweden's Kungsleden trail
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

Re: Skiing northern portion of Sweden's Kungsleden trail

Thanks TF for a great trip report. Scandinavia seems to have these wonderful rolling, alpine areas where you can have these mellow tours. The outhouse photos reminded me of a few of the BC Hut trips I’ve done. The beauty of styrofoam on the nether regions, in sub zero temperatures is definitely not ...
by Nick BC
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 4165

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

Al's advice, as alway's, is good. If you like a lighter, three buckle boot you could look out for a Scarpa TX on resale. I started out in NTN on TX Pros (four buckles) and found them too stiff and like boat anchors. When I heard the TX was being discontinued I promptly bought a pair from Telemark Py...