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by lowangle al
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: ski recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: ski recommendation

Generally speaking I'd say go shorter than your alpine skis. For one thing since your skis are pretty much equally weighted and staggered for and aft you get better float. The other thing is that it is more difficult to turn a ski with only the ball of your foot weighting it, and it's behind you. A ...
by lowangle al
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 18
Views: 704

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

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Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:25 pm
freeheelwilly wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:18 pm
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freeheelwilly wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:20 pm
..I'm not trying to aggravate anyone.
Interesting.
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by lowangle al
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Powder touring ski options
Replies: 46
Views: 5350

Re: Powder touring ski options

thanks! "telefake" I think refers to what some on this site who think that you can get away with sloppier form when you wear stiff plastic boots vs. soft leather boots that doesnt have ankle and shin support. I suppose there is some truth in it. No offense to those who wear plastic boots...I think ...
by lowangle al
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Powder touring ski options
Replies: 46
Views: 5350

Re: Powder touring ski options

My take on it coming from a strong alpine background is that you need to decide if you want to use plastic boots and telefake or if you want light leathers or soft synthetic boots and "xcd". In my opinion, if you get plastic boots, you mind as well get an AT setup with pin bindings. If you want to ...
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 18
Views: 704

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

I used to call it telemark too, time passed and things changed. If you can't get over that I hope that at least you can get over your sexual hangups. :D
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 18
Views: 704

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

The key is to be in sync with your skis, let them do the work, ride them as opposed to driving them ^^^^ This. This is one of the main secrets of the XCD doctrine... XCD isn't even a thing - much less a "doctrine". I think touring for turns has been referred to XCD since shortly after Barnetts? boo...
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 18
Views: 704

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

I'd like to add that if I only had one pair of skis in that width I'd go with a heavier boot/ binding for more versatility.
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???
Replies: 18
Views: 704

Re: Nnnbc magnum bindings on wide skis???

I'd say give it a try for what you want to do. The widest I've gone with leather boots and 3pin is mid 90s and I found it was plenty of boot for soft powder. The key is to be in sync with your skis, let them do the work, ride them as opposed to driving them I don't think it takes much lateral levera...
by lowangle al
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 76
Views: 16244

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

Fourthcoast, living at the lower latitudes of ski country I think a no-wax ski has its place. I wished that I had my no-wax skis on today. The temps were mid teens at about 8AM and were pushing 30F by the time I got out at 10:00. As the day warmed I had to rewax three times which is no big deal, but...
by lowangle al
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 76
Views: 16244

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

Maybe it's not the width but the double camber of the skis you ski that make them faster. As far as for the down, skinny skis generally require more speed to work, but I'm not sure if they are faster.