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by bgregoire
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 37
Views: 4846

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

Here’s another trip report of a Greenland crossing where a 75mm binding ripped out of the ski — yes, ripped — but the guide fixed it rather quickly (epoxy, etc.) Everyone else had NNN BC with no issues. They weren't all pulling totally full sleds, though. This was a trip with Ousland Expeditions wi...
by bgregoire
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 37
Views: 4846

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

Ben Saunders, I remember reading about him. "Plymouth-born Saunders, 30, aimed to complete the 478-mile trek in 30 days, covering around 16 miles a day over shifting pack ice and defying temperatures as low as minus 50C. Despite a good start, during which he covered nearly 60 miles, his adventure wa...
by bgregoire
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 37
Views: 4846

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

trite , Sorry, I'm not going to publish their complete gear list, that would be too long to type up. But if you have questions, I can answer them. I found a little write up in their gear list about the Alfa Mordre and Kristen's Meindel Profi Expedition boots. I think you will enjoy (translated by G...
by bgregoire
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 37
Views: 4846

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

trite Cool that you linked to the Baffin Babes! We are actually friends with some of them and they were an inspiration for our 50-day Laponia crossing in 2014. Kristin wore a rare Meindl NNN-BC boot, might even call it a prototype if you push it thats how rare they were (Baffin 2009). They were han...
by bgregoire
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 37
Views: 4846

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

More ttalk About expedition gear and repair: http://www.telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=609&start=0 By the way those NNN vs NN threads are ridiculously irrelevant to expedition related discussions such as this,’as I am sure you’ll agree. Looking forward to reading more of your ideas about field...
by bgregoire
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: Asnes skin adaptor
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Asnes skin adaptor

This is soooo coool!
by bgregoire
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Alaska 75 boots
Replies: 44
Views: 45877

Re: Alpina Alaska 75 boots

2. Duckbills are retarded. They are an obsolete invention created over 100 years ago. Seriously, would you expect to do something with a 100 year-old computer? Would you expect to go far with a 100yo car? Would you expect not to crack skiing with a 100yo human body? I would not bother with a 100 ye...
by bgregoire
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Newbie looking for wide fit NNNBC Boots?
Replies: 24
Views: 2833

Re: Newbie looking for wide fit NNNBC Boots?

ludwig, if you are camping for 2 nights of less, VBLs (vapor barrier layers) are unnecessary. Things change however when you extend that time out. Bigger boots or not really depends on how cold the temps it will be out there. The Alaska is a well insulated boot to start with. I could swap the insole...
by bgregoire
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Newbie looking for wide fit NNNBC Boots?
Replies: 24
Views: 2833

Re: Newbie looking for wide fit NNNBC Boots?

I recently watch this video: https://youtu.be/astAb-4gFnk where he talks about the fit of BC boots and happens to wear the Alaska. He recommends going up 1-2 sizes but with double socks and a VBL. Would this not cause problems with blisters? If I'm a 46EU (11.5-12US) in regular shoes (but prefer a ...
by bgregoire
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Newbie looking for wide fit NNNBC Boots?
Replies: 24
Views: 2833

Re: Newbie looking for wide fit NNNBC Boots?

La cordée have the Alfa guard and have a decent return policy. I would not buy into the la cordée bashing blind fully even if it comes from this reputable website. Can’t comment on the details but I always got what I ordered and was refunded when returned items. How cool is that, a Canadian shop tha...