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by Cannatonic
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 23
Views: 3361

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

yes, NNNBC soles are all the same - I find this makes it difficult to get the boots to fit my extra-wide toebox, welted leather 75mm boots are easier to stretch. I can verify that the Alpina 1600 definitely changed around 5 years ago - and it was an upgrade. The leather on the first version seemed s...
by Cannatonic
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Nansen Waxless
Replies: 22
Views: 2922

Re: Åsnes Nansen Waxless

thanks for the Nansen review - good to know these are popular skis in Norway. BTW I am watching the "FIS Ski Tour 2020" race event on TV that runs from Sweden to Trondheim. These Asnes waxless patterns are different from what we've seen over the years - shorter length of pattern and less grip than e...
by Cannatonic
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC
Replies: 115
Views: 59474

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC

good job, I believe Neptune is still the only place in the USA selling the Asnes mohair skins. A couple years ago, Neptune said they could order anything from Asnes for me over the off-season and I could get it in the fall, don't know if they still do that, would be another option if you're not in a...
by Cannatonic
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Lake-Skiing: Compact skis vs traditional skis (Fischer 78/88 vs E-99/Gamme 54)
Replies: 10
Views: 2187

Re: Lake-Skiing: Compact skis vs traditional skis (Fischer 78/88 vs E-99/Gamme 54)

the music of the 70's was better than today but modern skis have improved a lot! :lol: :lol:
by Cannatonic
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tried an Old Trick for the First Time and...
Replies: 24
Views: 2175

Re: Tried an Old Trick for the First Time and...

I love reading these wax stories, thanks, I love wax but after one particularly bad day with Swix red/silver I came home and violently threw the remaining tins into the trash can! It seems like when you get enough red on there for some traction your glide goes to zero. you must need a PhD in waxing ...
by Cannatonic
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Lurk or 2 sticks for xcD with soft leather boot ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1786

Re: Lurk or 2 sticks for xcD with soft leather boot ?

actually, now that I think about it, with a lurk and 2 skis you're still way ahead of snowboarders on the flats - at least you can skate & pole along like a gondolier. to each their own...reminds me of teacups - in the West we put the little handle on the side so you don't burn your hands - in the E...
by Cannatonic
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC
Replies: 115
Views: 59474

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC

I like the choice of wax skis - excuse me if this has already been said but the mohair kicker skins are the perfect companion to the wax Asnes and almost a mandatory accessory IMO. If you trim them off just behind your heel plate you get excellent traction and glide, and it works better than fishsca...
by Cannatonic
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Lurk or 2 sticks for xcD with soft leather boot ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1786

Re: Lurk or 2 sticks for xcD with soft leather boot ?

it's all fun & good until you hit some flats or a long traverse
by Cannatonic
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: Patagonia Down jacket Large *sold
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Patagonia Down jacket Large $80

Jacket is still available, thanks
by Cannatonic
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 42
Views: 21784

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

that's worth it for the narration alone! What most people don't realize is that racers use special pro-form race skis not available to the general public. They have the same topsheets as store-bought skis but way more torsional stiffness for icy race courses. Apparently FIS uses a special hose syste...