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by athabascae
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 138379

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

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by athabascae
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 138379

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

If wax is your preference, only the E109, Nansen/Igstad, and Eon are choices. Yes, I'm stuck on waxing... I like waxing; and, its all I've ever known.... Plus, I live in a region where the snow is cold and dry and waxing can work really well. I'm hoping to use kicker skins instead of klister for sp...
by athabascae
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 138379

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

Super helpful thoughts guys. Thank you for your time and expertise. This helps confirm that it is "mountain touring" class XCD skis that I'm looking for. I believe that skis of this class, coupled with skis of the e89/voss/vikafjell class, would make a wonderfully practical two-ski quiver for the ty...
by athabascae
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 138379

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

bgregoire wrote:I'd say that the Ingstad is as XCD as you can get (if not too long).
What does this mean? As balanced (compromised) between XCd and xcD as currently available?

Sorry, not trying to be a smart arse, just trying to sort out all the great collective wisdom in this thread.

Thanks.

Tom
by athabascae
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 138379

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

They appear to be burlier and better built from all reports we've had... sometimes that helps, sometimes the durability is sufficient from lighter gear. It's tough to say. Even tough, high quality gear can have defects or fail prematurely if pushed too hard (or if abused). I'd love to put in a soli...
by athabascae
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole
Replies: 26
Views: 15304

Re: Looking for the ultimate XCD ski pole

Rather than starting a new thread, I thought I'd try to revive this one. My motivation is purely selfish - I'd like to buy some new XCD poles.... I'm eyeing the (non-telescopic) Swix Mountain poles, but would like to know folks thoughts on telescopic vs. non-telescopic. For me, the key attributes ar...
by athabascae
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 138379

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

You will find Åsnes weight recommdantions here: http://www.asnes.com/produkt/ingstad/ Thanks! I did consult this earlier and, at 195 lbs without a heavy backpack, I'm a 200 cm according to the Asnes chart. But I do hum-and-ha if I should go to 205s.... I'd guess that I'll probably do 75% of my skii...
by athabascae
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 138379

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

Thanks again Guys. Most helpful. I'm not new to XCD, but been away from it for a decade or so (work, kids, etc), except for easy short tours in the river valleys of southwestern Yukon. Previous skis for XCD have included Bonna Conquest with NNN BC, and Fischer e99 and Rossignal Randonnee 2002 with 7...
by athabascae
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 138379

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

Hi guys, I'm new here but have been also trying to decide between the Fischer e109 and the Asnes Ingstad. This thread has been most helpful in sorting out the pros and cons of each, as I live in the Yukon and have to purchase online without handling either... I think I'm going to go with the Ingstad...