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by bgregoire
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Man, camber in 20 cm snow... pffff
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Man, camber in 20 cm snow... pffff

you need a pair of 3.5m epochs my friend. I'm sure you could extend yours with 2x4s.
by bgregoire
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 103
Views: 99231

Re: Falketind 62 Review

boby13 wrote: Almost lost an arm here at the end, pole got stuck in a branch.
Howdy partner! We live and learn don’t we? Do yourself a favour and take your hands out of your pole loops on the descent!


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by bgregoire
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Broke my x-skins second time using them
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: Broke my x-skins second time using them

You have to pull the skin off slowly and gradually. If you yank it off the ski in one shot, especially with the ski still on your foot, that’s how you can chip that plastic cover real quick. I know what I am talking about here. IMO it’s a defect, Asnes should redesign. Still the best half skin desig...
by bgregoire
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 23
Views: 3228

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

Thank for these informations! It seems a bit contradictory with the abovementioned test. Could it be that they changed the boot? The old version looked a lot cheaper than the new one and they might have redesigned the whole shoe like Alfa with their Guard versions. They might have, but I think the ...
by bgregoire
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's XCd. Case closed.
Replies: 29
Views: 3015

Re: It's XCd. Case closed.

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by bgregoire
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's XCd. Case closed.
Replies: 29
Views: 3015

Re: It's XCd. Case closed.

Don't get hung up on terminology. The XCD (XCd-xcD) lingo used here came about to talk about the subtle differences between equipement and skiing preferences in some grey zone between pure XC and modern hardshell telemarking. Say a Asnes Gamme skis w/ Alfa Advance for touring with some low-incline ...
by bgregoire
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's XCd. Case closed.
Replies: 29
Views: 3015

Re: It's XCd. Case closed.

Don't get hung up on terminology. The XCD (XCd-xcD) lingo used here came about to talk about the subtle differences between equipement and skiing preferences in some grey zone between pure XC and modern hardshell telemarking. Say a Asnes Gamme skis w/ Alfa Advance for touring with some low-incline t...
by bgregoire
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Re: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing

Guillaume is right, the Alfa's are for strong, wide feet. The widest nordic backountry last available IMO. My wide feet feel right in an Alfa boot but not in so in the Alaska (narrower, but not as narrow as others such as rossignol or crispi). Fisheater pointed to a decent thread with good info. We ...
by bgregoire
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC
Replies: 115
Views: 59083

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC

Anybody else notice a significant variation in camber and/or stiffness between Ingstad BC models? There are very few of us with the benefit of owning several skis of the same model, particularly in the same size. A few years back, it was nearly common knowledge that Asnes skis came in variable camb...
by bgregoire
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC
Replies: 115
Views: 59083

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC

Meh, no such thing as a perfect ski. You basically nailed it before considering the ingstad. I say own a pair of ski and choose the one appropriate for the outing. If you want more turns, keep the nato combat but get a ft62 to complement your quiver.


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