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by Cannatonic
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Prepping new wax skis
Replies: 13
Views: 5278

Re: Prepping new wax skis

great discussion. Sometimes I do find it necessary to remove all the grip wax and start over clean. Last week I needed more grip and piled on Blue Extra when I should have used a layer of Violet Special (28 degree compacted snow). Now there's just too much grip wax on, the glide sucks, probably beca...
by Cannatonic
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 119127

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

lilcliffy wrote:
There are many people that would be turned off due to the background imagery...
I'm not one of them! :lol: :lol:
by Cannatonic
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 119127

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

LaCordee doesn't carry the Cecelie skis. A major faux pas! so, with the Canadian Dollar being .7 US dollars, the Asnes skis are currently cheaper for Americans to buy in Montreal than from Neptune. Looks like all the good lengths are gone though, they need to order more next year. btw Mike, if you'...
by Cannatonic
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 119127

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

So LaCordee is the Montreal shop that stocks Asnes? Cool! I will be up there next month. I suspect that Neptune's deal with Asnes is an exclusive dealership for the US market which also bans them from selling to people outside the US. This is common for distribution contracts. Absolutely you can fin...
by Cannatonic
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 119127

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

My experience with this is that it depends- depends on snow conditions as well as terrain...skis like the E-99/Gamme'Nansen are clearly faster on dense snow- but on deeper, fresh snow? I bet the Ingstad is faster on deep fresh snow... no doubt, in the Sierra the snow can go bottomless in just a few...
by Cannatonic
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 119127

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

>>>I do ski with a dog, which I imagine a lot of people do. I am concerned about cuts from the steel edge, not just because they could be serious, but because they could create quite an ordeal where I ski. NV, that story on the couple on their dog is a must-read for anyone who takes their dog skiing...
by Cannatonic
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...
Replies: 161
Views: 60009

Re: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

sitting here listening to Bowie tunes for the last few hours on WUNH
by Cannatonic
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tour de la Gaspesie, what ski?
Replies: 34
Views: 12142

Re: Tour de la Gaspesie, what ski?

>>>I personally believe that the Gaspe woodland caribou herd is doomed to extinction

that is so sad, I hope not! It sounds like Quebec is doing no better at preserving old-growth ecosystems than down here in the US.
by Cannatonic
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tour de la Gaspesie, what ski?
Replies: 34
Views: 12142

Re: Tour de la Gaspesie, what ski?

here's an interesting update: http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2012/02/26/remaining-woodland-caribou-in-u-s-in-idaho-barely-holding/ it appears the two biggest problems for caribou are cutting down old-growth trees and hunting. So you see the futility of banning skiers while allowing the forest to be ...
by Cannatonic
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tour de la Gaspesie, what ski?
Replies: 34
Views: 12142

Re: Tour de la Gaspesie, what ski?

Tom - it's definitely because of the caribou! Don't get me wrong, I love conservation and I"m as green and animal-loving as you can find! I wish they'd try introducing caribou in Maine again - it was tried once and failed. However, it's all the fashion to whack backcountry skiers today. It seems tha...