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by Cannatonic
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 125183

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

I could not resist the Asnes spring sale at Neptune last year - I went with the Gamme 54 - 210's - basically the Asnes version of the E99. (at some point in spring all the Asnes skis they have left go on sale). Comparing those two skis - the Gamme 54 camber is the same height off the ground, but the...
by Cannatonic
Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The NNN/BC Truth Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 157934

Re: The NNN/BC Truth Thread

re: learning, all I can say is find some consolidated corn like the "youngster" in the photo above. That is where I was able to figure out how to tele turn on light gear. Still flailing in deep powder! As a lifetime alpine skier I found I had to force my legs into tele turn position before starting ...
by Cannatonic
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: East Coast S Bound advice
Replies: 52
Views: 16432

Re: East Coast S Bound advice

I'd probably go with Sbound 88's and 78's. For me the simple 3-pin and lightweight boots setup isn't enough to control bigger skis, I have trouble rolling them up on edge, but I have weak foot bones. I've always needed more supportive boots. The 88's will be different with less camber, they should c...
by Cannatonic
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Leather boots care and maintenance
Replies: 42
Views: 19334

Re: Leather boots care and maintenance

this stuff works great on my Cripi Antarctic and Alico hiking boots…pretty far from being vegan though!

http://bootgrease.com
by Cannatonic
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski
Replies: 163
Views: 61145

Re: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski

that's pretty funny, I read that Ute test also! They like Andrew Expedition above all others. The Alico Double from STP is similar, running $300 these days, wonderful quality and durability (if it fits you). These are heavy boots though. IMO all the Crispi boots are light enough to be used for gener...
by Cannatonic
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski
Replies: 163
Views: 61145

Re: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski

I'm always surprised that Crispi Antarctic and Sydoplen are left out of these conversations - stiffer and more supportive than Alaska or BC1600 for sure. These two have the thicker, welted 75mm Vibram "real" telemark sole on them. The upper may not be as firm as the Svartsen, but the sole will have ...
by Cannatonic
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole
Replies: 26
Views: 14190

Re: Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole

I'm rocking the Swix Mountain poles this year and loving it! I have two pairs, both found for cheap by trolling around various sales & shops. These are way lighter than 2 or 3 section poles and heavier gauge than normal XC poles. For some reason I prefer these to my BD sectional poles, the extra len...
by Cannatonic
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: NNNBC-Magnum
Replies: 48
Views: 25829

Re: NNNBC-Magnum

interesting discussion - just chiming in with my 2 cents - everything is the opposite with me. I spent about 20 years using NNNBC and just tried 3 pin last season and loved it. The last of my skis are getting the NNN's taken off this week. For me, kick & glide striding feels way better with Rottefel...
by Cannatonic
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Most lightweight telemark boots 75mm
Replies: 15
Views: 15919

Re: Most lightweight telemark boots 75mm

Crispi Antarctic/Rottefella Super Tele 3-pin, very light weight and comfortable, you'll be running up the hill.

binding 370g, boots 950g
by Cannatonic
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why are americans fat?
Replies: 34
Views: 15322

Re: Why are americans fat?

don't get me wrong - I have two pairs of snowshoes and use them! I'm a snowboarder too and the board+snowshoes is basically what I use instead of an AT setup. Excellent for up & down with no approach. Absolutely for climbs snowshoes are great. But there aren't any climbs around here, just rolling hi...