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by Cannatonic
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The narrowest class of XCD Skis
Replies: 58
Views: 35805

Re: The narrowest class of XCD Skis

interesting, I've never actually skied metal-edge skinnies like the E89. It would be better to have edges for a mostly BC ski. But why not take the E99/Gamme if that's where you are - they're so much better if the snow is uneven, powder, crud, etc. weight is only a tiny bit more than E89-width skis....
by Cannatonic
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: good kick and glide 75mm binding?
Replies: 41
Views: 20820

Re: what would you suggest for a good kick and glide 75mm bi

all good suggestions here. my personal preference is for Super Tele with Crispi Antarctic. the uppers of these boots will be softer than old Asolos but not much and everything else is the same (stiff welted sole). currently using older E99's or Sbound 78 with these. I tried Voile 3pc and it's great ...
by Cannatonic
Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The narrowest class of XCD Skis
Replies: 58
Views: 35805

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: 6997

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: 6997

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: 6099

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: 6997

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: 6099

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: 6997

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: 23968

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 ...