Madshus Glittertind Wax vs Asnes Amundsen

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Re: Madshus Glittertind Wax vs Asnes Amundsen

Post by MikeK » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:35 pm

These guys have some wax Voss in stock, but only in limited sizes:

https://www.bouldernordicsport.com/shop ... g-ski.aspx

$210

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Re: Madshus Glittertind Wax vs Asnes Amundsen

Post by MikeK » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:41 pm

lilcliffy wrote:
Rossignol BC68CL? (waxable base)- cheaper version of the E-99...think they are even made in the same factory but with a cheaper base? Great ski- great value.
Is the BC68 available in the states? I've never seen it here.

Also not sure about those Atomics and 3 pin bindings - they might want a normal NNN binding. Even the Voss are narrow, but I know they'll work as others on the forum have them mounted up that way.

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Re: Madshus Glittertind Wax vs Asnes Amundsen

Post by lilcliffy » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:50 pm

Good question about the BC68 in the US- not sure...

I have examined them in the shop many times alongside the E-99- they seem almost identical to the E-99. I seem to have some memory of someone (Ben?) mentioning that they were made in the same factory?

With the weakness of the $CAN- there are some awesome deals for US customers in Canada. Only a couple of years ago it was the other way round!
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Re: Madshus Glittertind Wax vs Asnes Amundsen

Post by Woodserson » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:29 am

The waxable base means the Rossi BC68 a ski-non-grata here in the USofA. Unfortunate. You are right, there are some killer deals in Canada!

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Re: Madshus Glittertind Wax vs Asnes Amundsen

Post by Woodserson » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:41 pm

A nice tour in CO on a pair of Nansens. This helped pass the time.

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Re: Madshus Glittertind Wax vs Asnes Amundsen

Post by Cannatonic » Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:39 pm

I would go with Glittertind, I've handled them in the shop and they seemed nicely built. I like the blue color - looks like some are still around the on-line retailers. Would be a good complement to the Epochs, the Glittertind would be like an XC ski in comparison, but can still handle some downhill turning. I would go longer for faster glide and better flotation in powder and crust…205 or 210.
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Re: Madshus Glittertind Wax vs Asnes Amundsen

Post by MikeK » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:46 pm

Woodserson wrote:A nice tour in CO on a pair of Nansens. This helped pass the time.

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That was reeeeeeeeeeal nice... :D

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Re: Madshus Glittertind Wax vs Asnes Amundsen

Post by Cannatonic » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:47 pm

MikeK wrote: That was reeeeeeeeeeal nice... :D
*ahem* Antarctics and 3-pin! Look how they blow by the people with AT gear and slowshoes at 1:52 8-)
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Re: Madshus Glittertind Wax vs Asnes Amundsen

Post by lilcliffy » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:20 pm

Watched this one a year or more ago...beautiful stuff..the stuff of dreams. That dry confifer forest and terrain reminds me of the plateau in the the BC interior.
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Re: Madshus Glittertind Wax vs Asnes Amundsen

Post by MikeK » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:26 pm

Yeah that trail isn't exactly AT worthy... but maybe they were headed up to a big mountain. It is CO afterall.

I've never been out west. Would love to go... actually to BC and the Canadian Rockies though. Maybe a little Northern Idaho and Montana :o

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