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by connyro
Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Alaska NNNBC
Replies: 48
Views: 45734

Re: Alpina Alaska NNNBC

Thanks for the review! I've been eyeballing the NNN-BC version of those boots for a little while now. I wonder if they would be overkill for Rossi BC 65's/NNN-BC for kicking around the woods. What are your thoughts on those boots on skinnier skis? My current Rossi BCx2 boots are poorly constructed a...
by connyro
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fat skis? Overrated... sometimes
Replies: 28
Views: 20692

Re: Fat skis? Overrated... sometimes

I do think anyone who learns to tele on pins and leathers will be much better plastic skiers. Because you have to have the perfect balance on leathers, your whole body has to be in the right position to turn efficiently. You can't rely on the boot's tongue for your lack of stability. And all of thi...
by connyro
Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski
Replies: 55
Views: 33273

Re: narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski

Not much talk about the Alpinas - do they still make skis anymore? I've noticed a few models here and there at shops but I never bothered to try them. From my understanding the NARROW ones have zero sidecut (whereas as the XCD ones have tons). I tried one pair once for 30 seconds. Great for crossin...
by connyro
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 906
Views: 483443

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Got tired of very primitive sleeping arraignments at the ski hut, so we hauled in a futon and frame yesterday. I ended up mounting my old Olin Extremes (anyone remember those?) onto the legs and hauling it in 2 miles with my Bravo, which happens to be the same vintage as the Olin skis! 1.) At home, ...
by connyro
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: RavenTele / Ron
Replies: 109
Views: 62034

Re: RavenTele / Ron

I can ski better than 98 % of the people out there and I am now 55. Chances are I ski far better than you. The best skiers I know rarely toot their own horns. What does your bragging have to do with anything? conny , you are sort of right . I think it's not attractive to be arrogant. I am still ver...
by connyro
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: RavenTele / Ron
Replies: 109
Views: 62034

Re: RavenTele / Ron

cansalski wrote: I can ski better than 98 % of the people out there and I am now 55. Chances are I ski far better than you.
The best skiers I know rarely toot their own horns. What does your bragging have to do with anything?
by connyro
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Rossignol BC 65/nnn-bc
Replies: 6
Views: 10631

Re: Rossignol BC 65/nnn-bc

I don't have any complaints about the 'lack of grip' of the Rossi scale pattern. My ski buddy on the Fischer Spiders gets about the same grip as I do on my Rossis. Sometimes I think I might have better grip that he does in certain situations. I think that a lot of it has to do with snow conditions a...
by connyro
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: RavenTele / Ron
Replies: 109
Views: 62034

Re: RavenTele / Ron

There's no such thing as mediocre skiers or good skiers. Only people having fun playing outside. Even as a "Certified" telemark instructor (Wouh! Who cares?!?), I never judge a skier by his angulation, the symmetry of his skis or the height of his arms, but rather by his capacity of having fun and ...
by connyro
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski
Replies: 55
Views: 33273

Re: narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski

No offense to the spider 62, I'm sure it's a fine ski - but I think they are marketing those skis a certain way to a certain person: I watched this video on their page a while back because I was talking to someone about these skis, and compacts in general: http://www.fischersports.com/en/Nordic/Off...
by connyro
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski
Replies: 55
Views: 33273

Re: narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski

For my newest addition to my "quiver" I am looking for a traditional, narrow, double-cambered xcountry ski (waxable). The use is speed/glide-orientated, off-trail xcountry skiing, on gentle terrain- on dense and/or hard snow (I have wider skis for soft powder). I keep getting drawn to the Madshus G...