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by bgregoire
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

A lower grip on non adjustable pole is a must in the bc. Have you tried skiing in 2 feet of soft snow with those baskets??? Man, that would be such a pain IMO. SWIX makes large snow baskets with leather webbing. The leather bends the basket so that it does not drag on hard snow. And the large basket...
by bgregoire
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Can't find topics !
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Can't find topics !

It’s quite peculiar that one could find info about using nnnbc boots with wide skis but none about excursions and t4. Those stiffer boots will definitely take you one step further out of your comfort zone on the steeps. But yeah, listen to Rod, he’s my pal and he knows what he’s talking about! Sent ...
by bgregoire
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Man, camber in 20 cm snow... pffff
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Man, camber in 20 cm snow... pffff

you need a pair of 3.5m epochs my friend. I'm sure you could extend yours with 2x4s.
by bgregoire
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 92
Views: 90944

Re: Falketind 62 Review

boby13 wrote: Almost lost an arm here at the end, pole got stuck in a branch.
Howdy partner! We live and learn don’t we? Do yourself a favour and take your hands out of your pole loops on the descent!


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by bgregoire
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Broke my x-skins second time using them
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Broke my x-skins second time using them

You have to pull the skin off slowly and gradually. If you yank it off the ski in one shot, especially with the ski still on your foot, that’s how you can chip that plastic cover real quick. I know what I am talking about here. IMO it’s a defect, Asnes should redesign. Still the best half skin desig...
by bgregoire
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina BC 1600 Boot
Replies: 14
Views: 1270

Re: Alpina BC 1600 Boot

Thank for these informations! It seems a bit contradictory with the abovementioned test. Could it be that they changed the boot? The old version looked a lot cheaper than the new one and they might have redesigned the whole shoe like Alfa with their Guard versions. They might have, but I think the ...
by bgregoire
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's XCd. Case closed.
Replies: 29
Views: 2002

Re: It's XCd. Case closed.

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by bgregoire
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's XCd. Case closed.
Replies: 29
Views: 2002

Re: It's XCd. Case closed.

Don't get hung up on terminology. The XCD (XCd-xcD) lingo used here came about to talk about the subtle differences between equipement and skiing preferences in some grey zone between pure XC and modern hardshell telemarking. Say a Asnes Gamme skis w/ Alfa Advance for touring with some low-incline ...
by bgregoire
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's XCd. Case closed.
Replies: 29
Views: 2002

Re: It's XCd. Case closed.

Don't get hung up on terminology. The XCD (XCd-xcD) lingo used here came about to talk about the subtle differences between equipement and skiing preferences in some grey zone between pure XC and modern hardshell telemarking. Say a Asnes Gamme skis w/ Alfa Advance for touring with some low-incline t...
by bgregoire
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing

Guillaume is right, the Alfa's are for strong, wide feet. The widest nordic backountry last available IMO. My wide feet feel right in an Alfa boot but not in so in the Alaska (narrower, but not as narrow as others such as rossignol or crispi). Fisheater pointed to a decent thread with good info. We ...