New Asnes WL Waxless Skis 2018-2019 Ingstad WL & Nansen WL

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Re: New Asnes WL Waxless Skis 2018-2019 Ingstad WL & Nansen WL

Post by lilcliffy » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:04 pm

Hey Johnny-
What are your thoughts on the Asnes scales versus Fischer's Off-track Crown?
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Re: New Asnes WL Waxless Skis 2018-2019 Ingstad WL & Nansen WL

Post by Johnny » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:23 am

They are both very nice. To me it seems like the Asnes scales are smoother, offering a slightly better glide, while the Offtrack offers a tad more grip... But it's hard to tell for me since my Ingstad and Nansen WLs are much narrower than my Offtrack skis...
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Re: New Asnes WL Waxless Skis 2018-2019 Ingstad WL & Nansen WL

Post by Buda » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:01 pm

I originally regretted getting Ingstads with a waxless base but they grew on me and I'm very happy I have them.





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Re: New Asnes WL Waxless Skis 2018-2019 Ingstad WL & Nansen WL

Post by Johnny » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:59 pm

I gave my smooth Ingstads to Lilcliffy two years ago... I stick to the WL ones now and couldn't be happier...
The Magik Å pattern is amazing, perfect grip and glide even on cold snow... Happiness is a pair of waxless Asnes skis...
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Re: New Asnes WL Waxless Skis 2018-2019 Ingstad WL & Nansen WL

Post by Johnny » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:53 am

So these Asnes skis from the 90's just popped up on ebay last week... VERY coooool...!

After all these years, did I finally find that mythic and legendery super-rare Asnes Waxless pattern that Ben once saw in a shop in Norway?!? Could it be?!

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Re: New Asnes WL Waxless Skis 2018-2019 Ingstad WL & Nansen WL

Post by bgregoire » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:46 pm

J, very cool! Did you pick up the Quests?

That might very well be the pattern I saw on those Asnes Amundsen back in 2008 or so.

I might add that I am conscious you proved me wrong about that artistic organic free form waxless pattern that can be found on some older Asnes skis. Man was I surprised when Crister confirmed.

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Re: New Asnes WL Waxless Skis 2018-2019 Ingstad WL & Nansen WL

Post by Johnny » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:07 am

I did not buy the Quests... My storage capacity is already over, over busted. Oh, it wouldn't be impossible to store a few more pairs in the bathroom, but humidity level is too high in there...

Also found on ebay, the old, original AAA waxless pattern, also known as the AsnesAsnesAsnes pattern...
Evolution and progress...

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AAA-2.jpg
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Re: New Asnes WL Waxless Skis 2018-2019 Ingstad WL & Nansen WL

Post by bgregoire » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:43 pm

AAAwesone find! It would be fascinating to place all these partterns on a timeline and see how things evolved &what went the way of the dodo. That checkered pattern looks kind of a rough ride
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