2021-22 Åsnes Amundsen BC

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Ullrsson
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Location: Alaska
Ski style: Nordic BC
Favorite Skis: Fischer E88, Åsnes Amundsen, SummitCone Vagabond

Re: 2021-22 Åsnes Amundsen BC

Post by Ullrsson » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:23 pm

I just finished a 7 mile, 80% downhill tour last night. Conditions were not favorable. We've had hurricane force windstorms off and on for a week and I was on a heavily trafficked, multi-use trail. There were a few nice downhill sections where I was able to get some turns in. The Amundsen does turn, at least with a BC 1600. Sturdier boots like the alaska or Alfa Guard should be able to make these turn fairly easily. I had a mixture of chattery, icy, windblown trails and deep snow with occasional windslabs and breakable crust. The Amundsen was skiable in all these conditions, but did especially well on the bumpy icy trails. With skis this narrow I had very good control over edge engagement. My skiing partner was unfortunately, on classic track skis, so much of my time was spent waiting for him to catch up to me on foot. The trail conditions were much worse for him than I expected.

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lilcliffy
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Location: Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada
Ski style: backcountry Nordic ski touring
Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad, Combat Nato, Amundsen, Rabb 68; Altai Kom
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Re: 2021-22 Åsnes Amundsen BC

Post by lilcliffy » Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:22 pm

@Ullrsson
Very cool.

Back on my Amundsen as well the last couple of days-
VERY cold lots of snowfall and lots of wind-

In the open→ snow is trackable styrofoamy snow- Amundsen is the best touring ski I have ever tested in this snow- even better than the Gamme- that old-school stiff raised tip smoothly carves a channel, and the ski is completely stable over its entire length

In the woods→ snow is wind-churned "frothy" soft snow- very coarse and kinda sandy feeling- Amundsen is a trail-breaking machine- that old-school stiff raised tip carving a perfect channel for the rest of the ski to follow and stride through

love, love, love this ski!!
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Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.



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John_XCD
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Location: SLC, UT
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Re: 2021-22 Åsnes Amundsen BC

Post by John_XCD » Fri May 24, 2024 6:36 pm

@Ullrsson @lilcliffy

Any thoughts on how amundsen performs as a skate ski on flatter but choppy snowmobile track? Would ski it a bit short I think. Thanks



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lilcliffy
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Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:20 pm
Location: Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada
Ski style: backcountry Nordic ski touring
Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad, Combat Nato, Amundsen, Rabb 68; Altai Kom
Favorite boots: Alpina Alaska BC; Lundhags Expedition; Alfa Skaget XP; Scarpa T4
Occupation: Forestry Professional
Instructor at Maritime College of Forest Technology
Husband, father, farmer and logger

Re: 2021-22 Åsnes Amundsen BC

Post by lilcliffy » Thu Jun 20, 2024 2:14 pm

Amundsen skates very good- it is not highly cambered; and has very little sidecut.
Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.



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