Åsnes Gamme

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Re: Åsnes Gamme

Postby Cannatonic » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:53 pm

sounds wonderful, thanks for the report. I'd love to get a pair of 200's to go with my 210's. I really liked the pair of 200 E99's I had with scales, way easier to turn than the 210's. I wish Gamme came in 205, that is the length I would prefer.

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Re: Åsnes Gamme

Postby fisheater » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:38 am

Perhaps the best quiver would be a Gamme 54 and a FT68- as opposed to a Gamme 54 and an Ingstad...

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Gareth, you're killing me! I can't afford 2 sets of new skis! Well, I bought my son new alpine boots, skis, and bindings. I do believe if I were to go FT 68, I would be inclined to go with the Storetind Combat. Now I will stop thinking about a wider ski.

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Re: Åsnes Gamme

Postby lilcliffy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:22 pm

These skis really are all so different- each with their own special place!
To me- the only reason for a distance-oriented Nordic tourer not to have a ski like the E99/Gamme 54 in their quiver is if the snow is always deep and soft.
If one's backcountry snow typically consolidates and firms up, then a ski like the E99/Gamme 54 is actually more versatile than the wider softer E109/Combat Nato/Ingstad.
On deep soft snow there clearly is a little overlap between the Asnes 68 and the Ingstad...But- again- they are totally different skis- the Ingstad being a XC ski- the 68 a downhill ski. Although the 68 offers decent XC performance on deep soft snow- the Combat Nato/Ingstad is a MUCH faster and more efficient XC ski. And the 68 is a magnificent downhill ski...

Gamme 54 man- I think you need one! :D
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Re: Åsnes Gamme

Postby fisheater » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:40 pm

I received my Anses Gamme 54 skis. They are not out of the individual plastic sleeves as of yet. However, I do have some initial impressions. My 195 lbs, approx 88 kilograms easily squashes the ski flat on my vinyl kitchen flooring. However, I cannot squeeze that camber closed when attempting to close the skis base to base. I would call the Nordic rocker fairly significant. I will measure that rocker because quantities translate better than my idea of significant. The Ski has real tips, and they flex nicely with the rest of the ski. I don't believe there will be any pool cover syndrome problems with this ski. I really believe it would be a pretty good trail breaking ski. Oh, and it has a straight tail that says hammer me and I'll run straight and fast. That is not to say that the Nordic rocker will not help you put a little arc into the Ski when turned on edge. What I am saying is this ski looks like it will track very nicely.
Now lastly, for Johnny and all those folks that have an appreciation for the esoteric. This ski has the coolest graphics ever! From the trail of South Pole circumnavigation to cool sayings in English and Norwegian. I believe Aleksander Gamme probably put more than his signature and likeness on these skis. I think he must be an esoteric soul, and I believe it comes through in the graphics. They are really cool, I can't wait to take these green skis and my red boots for a ride. Johnny you're going to have to get a set of these skis, even if you just use them for park cruisers, milk and bread grabbers, or a quick 10k to clear the mind. Heck like our friend had Ingstad speak to him as far as binding position, I wouldn't be surprised if you and Gamme might find some connection of the living. You will need to Ski them to know for sure!

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Re: Åsnes Gamme

Postby Johnny » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:30 pm

fisheater wrote:Johnny you're going to have to get a set of these skis, even if you just use them for milk and bread grabbers

Actually, this is my favorite kind of skiing! But I already have Alfa Polars and Ingstads for these kinds of expeditions.

You know what? I already have a pair of brand new 210cm Gamme here, still wrapped too. Amazing skis, and the funny thing is that the first thing I noticed was the pumpkin head and G's email address. WOW, this is the best looking Asnes ski of them all. I was really surprised to see something like this on a ski from such a "serious" company with very straight and serious customers. Unfortunately, Sir Gamme is only passing by, he is only on his way to New-Brunswick... I had to work VERY HARD to prevent myself from writing a long review about the Gamme... Or else someone somewhere would have received a brand new pair of Gamme already drilled... ;)

Beauuuutiful skis, on my list, like all other Azneees. But my choice for this year went for even much faster skis. I'll be able to grab fresh pomegranates and valencia oranges (75% of my diet) at the local grocery store within 10 minutes. Remember, the faster the ski, the less you actually have to ski!
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Re: Åsnes Gamme

Postby lilcliffy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:58 pm

Bob- very exciting!!!
They sound fun and FAST.

I am very excited about trying them myself!!!

I am thinking that the Alpine Gods have again become threatened by the Nordic Gods...My new Asnes skis were temporarily kidnapped and held in the Alps by jealous Alpine Ski Gods...It is a conflict as old as the industrial age- but the wealth and riches of the Alpine Gods do not have the patience and stamina of the ancient Nordic Gods...

I have been cruising the hills on my white deep snow machines for weeks now giving thanks to the snow Goddess that has blessed us with mid-winter endless fresh snow. I have been calling to those captive skis- they have finally been freed by the Nordisk Magick of my Canadien Nordic brother in the Quebec glades.

Much more fresh snow- with warmer temperatures- for the next few days means the snow will be set up perfectly for Gamme the Younger!
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Re: Åsnes Gamme

Postby fisheater » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:05 am

I am looking forward to your review of this ski. You are going to put more miles, more quickly than me. However handling this ski, I am fairly confident that I will be quite pleased with it. I am mounting my spare pair of USGI first. I will also most likely be skiing that USGI mounted NNN-BC first this season. Not counting having the FT 62 out on man made snow over the weekend.
BTW, my Alaska's fit like they were custom made. Really looking forward to the new boot/binding combo for my trail skiing.

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Re: Åsnes Gamme

Postby Cannatonic » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:22 pm

very nice, two pairs of 210 Gamme's coming online! it's easy to fall completely under the thrall of Asnes, yeah they're gorgeous, you'll notice there is a high rate of repeat purchases. soon paying $85 shipping to get a pair of skis from Europe seems totally reasonable...it's not that bad! :lol:

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Re: Åsnes Gamme

Postby Woodserson » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:37 am

Hey can one of youze post a picture of the nordic rocker on your Gammes? Ski's together, open and closed?

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Re: Åsnes Gamme

Postby fisheater » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:06 pm

Woodserson wrote:Hey can one of youze post a picture of the nordic rocker on your Gammes? Ski's together, open and closed?

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Here you go Woods. I made a mark where skis made contact near tips. I compressed skis with a wood clamp and measured from pencil mark to the point where bases again touched. I measured 20 cm of Nordic Rocker.
Hope it helped.
Btw I enjoyed the photos Chuck!
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