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by Johnny
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas
Replies: 17
Views: 1625

Re: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas

I bought the very last batch of the original Voile Smiley plates some 10 years ago... 8-) It's incredible how much more power they can give to any thin molded sole... I had the same problem with my Spikes and alaskas... I met Louis in person too, he tried to fix it with shims and different plates......
by Johnny
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: A new NTN Binding from The M!
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Re: A new NTN Binding from The M!

Could you share anything on the upcoming Rottefella BC binding? More info here: https://www.telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2655 And more info about another new system for leathers very soon...! It's interesting to note that this new M binding will be " fitted to cross-country skis, which the ...
by Johnny
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: A new NTN Binding from The M!
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

A new NTN Binding from The M!

We had a lot of fun at the 2020 XCD World Council in January. A lot of talk and discussions about the semi-secret upcoming Rottefella BC binding, and a lot of ideas about a brand new potential system for leather boots, which I might talk to you about later... Lot of great folks, such a lovely, frien...
by Johnny
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 107
Views: 26109

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

You are right. Maybe we should stop populating this forum with sentences and paragraphs. We should only use colorful drawings and poetry. Wouldn't it be nice? A utopian forum for mystic skiers..! Yep, there are some good shows on this program! The 99% thing was dropped at a perfect time for this pa...
by Johnny
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 107
Views: 26109

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

25 years ago, "XCD" was a very hip keyword that could sell pretty much any product. It wouldn't be wise to use it today. But anything labeled "Alpine Touring" can be sold to anyone (with or without ski knowledge) at any price... Rod, the NOSIs and their 18m radius are awesome. But you know, I have b...
by Johnny
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 107
Views: 26109

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

But, I'm just saying Asnes is not advertizing the Nosi as a downhill capable cross-country ski but rather as a top touring ski, so an alpine backcountry ski or NEARLY whatever you want to call that. Alpine touring. They call it Alpine Touring skis in English. (A not trendy anymore expression meanin...
by Johnny
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 107
Views: 26109

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

There is a misinterpretation here; maybe I wasn't clear enough... I meant to say that a BC ski, in order to turn, doesn't need 16m of radius. We see short radius in Alpine skis dedicated to the resort. It is quite different in the BC... Wait, what gave you the idea that the NOSI was intended as a "...
by Johnny
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 107
Views: 26109

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

and I was thinking that they had a little too much sidecut (Nosi). Why is that so? Not much needed in the BC... And the tracking tend to suffer. Because just like all other skis in this category, the NOSI is a ski made for cross-country DOWNHILL. There will always be a compromise... If tracking is ...
by Johnny
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 103
Views: 99602

Re: Falketind 62 Review

Other than terrible GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) Why would one need both the FT62 and the Rabb 68? Because! http://telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2453 if your desire for more cannot be contained beyond 2-3 pair, you've got GAS. I think GAS is related to percentage. Asnes currently has lik...
by Johnny
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 107
Views: 26109

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Anyone skiing the Nosi 76 with BC NNN? The NOSI combined with NNN-BC is simply the #2 best powder tool you can find on the planet. The #1 would be a waxless version of the NOSI... Think of the Karhu Guide but with an added 20 years of tech evolution... ... And the Nosi would be a 75mm binding for 9...