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by lowangle al
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski Length Dilemma
Replies: 59
Views: 4580

Re: Ski Length Dilemma

I would go shorter Musk Ox. The longer skis might glide better but they will be a lot more work to compress the camber for a kick and also to flex them to turn. You will have to use more energy to get enough weight on them for grip and turns and you will have more kicks that slip and more turns that...
by lowangle al
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 37
Views: 3653

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

@lowangle al I agree, but let us know if you have any input on robust field repairs as new boots fail on expedition too. I never thought about it, but here is an idea. Take a piece of plastic about 75mm wide and at least as long as your boot. Predrill one end to match the screw hole pattern of your...
by lowangle al
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 37
Views: 3653

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

I had the same thing happen to my boots but was close enough to the car to carefully ski out. Both of my boots and both of my wife’s boots cracked on the same day during a short boot up a snowshoe trail. We both had on Merrill’s about twenty years old. My take on this is that if your boots are old d...
by lowangle al
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 75mm or NTN for a rookie
Replies: 10
Views: 1178

Re: 75mm or NTN for a rookie

I don’t have an answer to your question but I will say that you will have better luck with newer scarpas that have thermo mountable liners for your wide feet.
by lowangle al
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite daypack for half-day trips?
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: Favorite daypack for half-day trips?

If I were looking for a new pack I would definitely look at the ones with storage built into the belt and straps. For a half day pack I don't think a full weight supporting belt is necessary.
by lowangle al
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: More traction for waxless skis in less ideal conditions. Kicker skins?
Replies: 19
Views: 1417

Re: More traction for waxless skis in less ideal conditions. Kicker skins?

TC if waxing the tips doesn't work I wouldn't be afraid to wax the scales as long as you have a chemical wax remover . Last season I had good luck on "crusty" snow using the Swix red/silver that I had on during the warm spell that preceded the freeze. On crusty snow I find wax sticks real good so yo...
by lowangle al
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Old Garmont boots?
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Re: Old Garmont boots?

Measure the insole in centimeters.
by lowangle al
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I've started training for next season....
Replies: 34
Views: 4650

Re: I've started training for next season....

I think your cardio is fine. If you want to increase your chances to keep up with alpine skiers i will suggest again to do some strength training.
by lowangle al
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: HyperV6 + NNNBC- crazy idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: HyperV6 + NNNBC- crazy idea?

I have skied my vectors with leather boots and they were fun in soft snow. I don't think I could have gotten them on edge if I needed to and they were lousy at tracking on hardpack. So if you don't mind spending that much on a ski that isn't that versatile they will work in the best conditions. I th...
by lowangle al
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Rec for new skis?
Replies: 29
Views: 1781

Re: Rec for new skis?

I'm surprised that your traditional xc gear is that much better than the FTs on those crappy trails. When the trails get like that I need to jump up to my T4s. Skiing is inherently dangerous and I'd rather get hurt skiing something good than crashing on a hard packed, rutted up low angle access trai...