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by Nick BC
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Alaska 75 boots
Replies: 58
Views: 55265

Re: Alpina Alaska 75 boots

You obviously love them more Fish than your Ski Marches :) I have a pair of the Ski Marches, which I am really. really trying to love, but I feel there is kind of a disconnect with those boots. Admittedly I got sent, unasked, the Wide, and I have a narrow Scarpa foot. Even with the Chennabarre footb...
by Nick BC
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Alaska 75 boots
Replies: 58
Views: 55265

Re: Alpina Alaska 75 boots

Interesting that boot manufacturers like Lundhag are now recommending against three pins. Thinking back through all the leather boots I’ve skied since 1980, prior to moving to plastic, I never had a sole splitting issue. However, I did put smiley plates on some of my boots. The biggest problem with ...
by Nick BC
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: K2 Shuksan 78 Alpine touring 160 cm (latest edition 2015) 170$ CAN
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: K2 Shuksan 78 Alpine touring 160 cm (latest edition 2015) 170$ CAN

Rod, From past experience I’ve found that K2’s stated lengths are usually about 2cms shy of the actual. What do these actually measure? The reason I ask is because I had a great ski today on 170 cm, 78mm underfoot G3 Stinger waxless, and thought about getting smooth base ski in the same range. I eve...
by Nick BC
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What is an "old school telemark ski"- a thread for the real nerds...
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: What is an "old school telemark ski"- a thread for the real nerds...

Yes Al. I had a Atomic Tourcap Light in the mid to late 90’s and loved it to death. If I recall correctly, I think I had Rivas on it too. I think I’m going to enjoy this thread. Nothing us old geezers love more than a chance to reminisce and have all the young folks rolling their eyes. 😀
by Nick BC
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What is an "old school telemark ski"- a thread for the real nerds...
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: What is an "old school telemark ski"- a thread for the real nerds...

My three candidates are Atomic Telemark (early eighties), Tua Cirque (a little later) and the venerable “day glo” yellow Kazama Outback. I originally bought the Atomics for my son in the hopes of making him a telemarker, while I carried on manfully trying to make the double cambered Kazama Mountain ...
by Nick BC
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Binding resistance test
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Binding resistance test

I assume your Switchback in your test is the regular (non X2) with the red springs Al. I find a noticeable difference in spring stiffness between the Hardwire originally on my TTS and the X2 springs which replaced them. Voile state that the X2 spring is 20% stiffer.
by Nick BC
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-99 getting a makeover/name change?
Replies: 37
Views: 881

Re: Fischer E-99 getting a makeover/name change?

And here I thought Turnamic was a curry spice...
by Nick BC
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Vector BC Binding Finding
Replies: 21
Views: 396

Re: Vector BC Binding Finding

We were posting at the same time Woods :D
by Nick BC
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Vector BC Binding Finding
Replies: 21
Views: 396

Re: Vector BC Binding Finding

Interesting Woods your comment on the Vectors. Mine are really old (2012?) they are light blue with the cuddly bear topsheet. The only time they kicked my ass was when I skied them with 7tms and T3’s on an icy resort run. I’ve always found them to be super forgiving in most bc snow conditions. Parti...