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by Cannatonic
Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The narrowest class of XCD Skis
Replies: 58
Views: 24839

Re: The narrowest class of XCD Skis

my preference is for edge-less skis in this size - going with something a little wider for an edged ski (e99 type). If there's not much sidecut and not much turning is happening then I don't feel the need for adding the weight of edges. I have been using Super Teles on this type of ski - mostly beca...
by Cannatonic
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Length for old e99s
Replies: 13
Views: 4478

Re: Length for old e99s

It makes sense to me that the farther forward your weight is on the ski, especially a freeheel ski, the easier it will be to initiate turning. I don't buy into this tail dragging theory. It sounded strange to me too. Another data point is Dennis at Ragged Mountain Sports in NH. He has been mounting...
by Cannatonic
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Length for old e99s
Replies: 13
Views: 4478

Re: Length for old e99s

yes, with E99's chord center seems to be 1-1.5" inches forward of BP. On the Madshus Epoch I had I think BP was actually forward of CC. Madshus skis come marked with a range of mounting points based on shoe size. However, when I talked to Neptune and some other shops (ORS, Stowe Nordic Barn) those g...
by Cannatonic
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What ski would you use?
Replies: 11
Views: 4032

Re: What ski would you use?

speaking of wood skis…saw this interesting story in the paper recently - http://www.newburyportnews.com/opinion/column-from-locke-s-hill-to-mount-cranmore-skiing-in/article_4408eb6d-9af8-562b-b94f-04652669b4d4.html Column: From Locke's Hill to Mount Cranmore: skiing in the 1940s >>It wasn’t until I ...
by Cannatonic
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Length for old e99s
Replies: 13
Views: 4478

Re: Length for old e99s

Theyre about an inch behind the balance point. I don't know much but that doesn't seem like a lot. I don't know much either! :lol: Nordic racers sometimes mount behind balance point, but for all-around XC use balance point is the standard, definitely for touring skis. One inch back won't do that mu...
by Cannatonic
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What ski would you use?
Replies: 11
Views: 4032

Re: What ski would you use?

is this multiple choice - what are your options? Can you just point 'em down the hills or do you need to make turns?

the biggest question for me would be, is the track packed out or not? If you're the breaking trail you'd have to go with something wider.
by Cannatonic
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Length for old e99s
Replies: 13
Views: 4478

Re: Length for old e99s

these should be mounted at balance point - how far back are they? they probably feel front-heavy
by Cannatonic
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Time Travel
Replies: 53
Views: 16273

Re: Time Travel

White pines get big fast, eastern mass. is full of large ones. In March 2010 we had 95 mph winds from a nor-easter that devastated big old white pines on the north shore of Mass. The largest and oldest trees were affected the most, not uprooted, mostly the trunks were broken off 5-10 feet above the ...
by Cannatonic
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 118903

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

downtown Boston:
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by Cannatonic
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 118903

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

at the risk of starting a massive flame-fest - why are these pretty girls offensive? Women don't seem to complain at the litany of naked female bodies in fashion ads, or cosmetics ads, ads for yoga apparel, etc. So maybe they should start some advocacy aimed at the exploitive beauty industry rather ...