Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

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Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Post by Madshus1 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:28 pm

What's so hard to understand I don't need multiple skis if one will do it all.🤔

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Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Post by Woodserson » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:03 pm

It was intended as sarcasm

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Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Post by Madshus1 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:09 pm

Sorry not looking for sarcasm looking for advice.😉

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Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Post by bgregoire » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:10 am

Madshus1 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:28 pm
What's so hard to understand I don't need multiple skis if one will do it all.🤔
There is no such thing as a perfect ski that will do it all. Don't let the adverts get to you. In the end, it will only ever be one more ski in the quiver.

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Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Post by Madshus1 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:39 am

Kinda what I figured was just hoping maybe I could thin the herd a pr or two. Right now my Eons are my favorite "do all" ski till I hit deep powder then I'm off to the Epochs.

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Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Post by Johnny » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:35 am

Franz wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:33 pm
Any weight/length recommendations published yet?
You can check the recs on the NO site:
https://www.asnes.com/produkt/borge-ousland-bc/

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Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:39 pm
So could these be considered "the ultimate" do all backcountry ski??
I would not call it the ultimate "Backcountry" ski... At least for me, the word backcountry involves A LOT of downhill action... While not impossible, this is obviously not something the Ousland was intended for... The ultimate "Nordic" ski perhaps? ;)

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Do not understand this statement, cannot compute. Error error error
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Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Post by Madshus1 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:27 am

I do mostly backcountry touring with some light tele when the occasion arises. Still working on my tele technique. Gaining on it slowly as mother nature has been putting a damper on skiing as of late😢

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Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Post by fisheater » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:13 pm

It takes a while to learn the personalities of the many contributors to this forum. We are so fortunate to have such a diverse group of friends here. We are joined by a love of skiing. While there are more posts about lighter Nordic touring gear and XCD gear. We have some friends that post more about skiing inbounds. The wonderful thing is they all add to the colorful mosaic that is this forum.
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Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Post by Danylewich » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:08 pm

I am looking at getting the Borge Ousland for "Nordic" skiing, half in groomed tracks, half for easy Backcountry. I would have thought to get NNNBC Magnums, but I think the extra width of that binding can dig and grab at the sides of the tracks. Anybody used the regular NNNBC? I would think it would be much more appropriate for track use with a ski like the Borge Ousland?

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Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Post by lilcliffy » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:42 pm

The standard 58mm manual NNNBC is definitely what you want on a ski like the Ousland.

I have both the standard and wider magnum (68mm) on a range of different-width skis.

There is no difference in performance- in terms of stability/leverage- between the two.

The 68mm plate certainly hangs out over the edge on a ski less than 68mm underfoot.

The mag does have a wider binding lever that is easier to operate with cold weather mitts.

The wider plate of the mag puts less stress on the binding mechanism and toe bar when downhill skiing with a wider ski.

I recently mounted the mag on my Ingstad and FT62- not sure that I needed it over the standard manual.

I would want the standard manual on the Ousland.
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