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by Leo Tasker
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 64
Views: 51243

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

@ Cannatonic - thanks for the conformation! I also found this video from Åsnes which shows how to fit, cut and store their skins. It's in Norwegian but easy enough to follow just by watching. He says to start by trimming 5cm behind the boot heel and go for in 1cm increments until they feel right. ht...
by Leo Tasker
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 64
Views: 51243

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

For the people trimming their skins, how are you doing it? They come with a square edge, but I'm guessing that if they are cut straight across that means the back corners are more likely to catch and lift off the base? Don't want to mess up the glue, so thinking of trimming them so they are more rou...
by Leo Tasker
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Recommended line - 2014 Blizzard Cochise
Replies: 7
Views: 2653

Re: Recommended line - 2014 Blizzard Cochise

Those numbers will refer to the drill bit size needed when mounting the bindings. The arrow on the side will normally show the ideal boot centre mark, although you should measure this on both skis, as the topsheets can be misaligned sometimes.
by Leo Tasker
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 64
Views: 51243

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

Cool, thanks for the info! I'll start with the 30mm mohair, maybe get the 45mm at some point down the line.
Cheers, Leo
by Leo Tasker
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 64
Views: 51243

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

I was thinking of the grey rather than the pink (race). Both are mohair according to Åsnes, but Lilcliffy's review of the X-skin system suggests the race ones are much lighter, so maybe less durable...
by Leo Tasker
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 64
Views: 51243

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

Getting my pair mounted this week. Very excited to try them out, especially as a good dump of snow is forecast for the weekend! Haven't got skins yet, thinking of the 30mm mohair ones for use in warmer temps as an alternative to using klister. Any thoughts on whether this will work ok? Or am I bette...
by Leo Tasker
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cold Clothing
Replies: 24
Views: 6875

Re: Cold Clothing

Ok, I'm off skiing now, we just got a dump and work is cancelled!
Jealous! Have a good one!

Totally agree with your review, a good hooded windshell is so versatile, it should be in everyone's wardrobe!
by Leo Tasker
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cold Clothing
Replies: 24
Views: 6875

Re: Cold Clothing

I should probably clarify, the Fjallraven fabric does dry fairly quickly, just not as fast as a fully synthetic pertex/pile jacket. My understanding is that waxing the fabric increases water resistance but cuts the breathability? I haven't tried waxing mine, so can't really comment but would be inte...
by Leo Tasker
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cold Clothing
Replies: 24
Views: 6875

Re: Cold Clothing

@Wooderson, that's such a great book! I wore out my copies of both that and Extreme Alpinism from reading them so many times! Heard good things about polypropylene mesh base layers, will try one at some point. https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/svala-100pros-dry-stretch-mesh-hunt-undershirt-blac...
by Leo Tasker
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cold Clothing
Replies: 24
Views: 6875

Re: Cold Clothing

Temps where I am don't get so cold, normally around -5°C to -10°C so my clothing choices are focused on avoiding overheating in the first place and subsequent chilling due to wet layers. I used to do a lot of winter mountaineering and the principles are the same, being able to dump heat on the way u...