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by Cannatonic
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telemark is fringe again!?
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Telemark is fringe again!?

don't listen to the naysayers - tele is going strong and getting bigger every year - only it's called "XCD" now. Look at Asnes - the company is expanding and growing by leaps & bounds and offers a full range of tele skis and skins. You can buy them at REI or Neptune.
by Cannatonic
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 94
Views: 7615

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

>>I have never had luck with nnn-bc. Does it really give you as much edge control as leather/3pins? I think it depends on your feet & your bones. For me NNNBC has never felt even close to the control I get w/ 3-pin and thick welted 75mm sole. For others it does. I know I have weak feet and I've alwa...
by Cannatonic
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Musings on Wax
Replies: 15
Views: 1704

Re: Musings on Wax

interesting discussion - I've never skied below around -15 F. Your lungs need to acclimate to breathing the cold air, it's hard to live at the warm coast & then travel to the mountains where it's 30 F degrees colder. I was thinking the advice to wax the whole ski with grip wax is for tours with a lo...
by Cannatonic
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review
Replies: 49
Views: 6905

Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

no arcing???? better hope T-man doesn't read these reviews :lol: I checked the specs - the Ousland is 20% lighter than Gamme, that's nothing to sneeze at. Looks like a kinder, gentler Amundsen to me. I'd love a pair. If you like the E99-type ski, Asnes' product line is pure heaven! There is every po...
by Cannatonic
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Karhu Guide / Madshus Annum + NNN BC ?!
Replies: 21
Views: 3316

Re: Karhu Guide / Madshus Annum + NNN BC ?!

IMO that's some impressive skiing on light gear Lo-fi! My tele skills aren't there yet. Of course the NNNBC gear is flimsier on hard turns - but what about the uphill? HUGE weight difference between the two setups. The guy with Alaskas will be so much happier during the long climb to the top than th...
by Cannatonic
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 76
Views: 19181

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

I used a bar of regular yellow glide wax yesterday and it worked fairly well. Kept them about 75% dry and I was going through actual water at a couple points. The 30mm Asnes mohair skin was nice, it felt like I was gripping better & gliding faster than my friend with waxless E99's. Unlike scales the...
by Cannatonic
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 19/20 Madshus Panorama M55 Intelligrip Transition ski - initial impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: 19/20 Madshus Panorama M55 Intelligrip Transition ski - initial impressions

Not sure I'm OK with the rebranding - can we still call these Glittertind??? That was a great ski, hopefully these are the same on the inside. I would think they would cover the warranty issue if the pin breaks off. It would make sense to offer this ski with fishscale - it looks like the E99 Crown d...
by Cannatonic
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 76
Views: 19181

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

that makes a lot of sense. I wonder if you can use a bar of regular glide wax for this purpose.
by Cannatonic
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Ski Review: 2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

Congrats on getting the skis - it's well-deserved, these reviews are very informative and helpful. I would say you are somewhat sponsored now, I'd be proud of it! :lol: sponsored athlete and journalist. Your reviews are always objective and seem spot-on for the skis I've used. Some of the insights y...
by Cannatonic
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Lake-Skiing: Compact skis vs traditional skis (Fischer 78/88 vs E-99/Gamme 54)
Replies: 10
Views: 2133

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

>>The real surprise was the 78 vs 88...My mind keeps telling me that the wider 88 should be more stable and more efficient in deep snow than the 78 or even narrower skis- it isn't. I got mutiple skiers to test the 78 vs 88 and everyone preferred the 78- even when trail-breaking.. I like the profile ...