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by Cannatonic
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Nansen Waxless
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Åsnes Nansen Waxless

Thanks for the pictures guys, Trondheim looks beautiful, what a great place to live, congrats. It did occur to me that if I'd followed the Asnes weight recommendations for length the waxless pattern might work better! that would put me at 195cm instead of the 205 MT51's. You're going to love these s...
by Cannatonic
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: X-Skin, Access Skin Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: X-Skin, Access Skin Questions

it sounds like the 45m mohair should be left intact for the FT and a narrower pair purchased for the Gamme and trimmed back to the heel. It definitely works, I"ve got a 35mm nylon pair trimmed for the Gamme and also using full-length 30mm mohair skins on Gamme and MT51 with good glide. You can break...
by Cannatonic
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Hot waxing with polar?
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Hot waxing with polar?

IMO one uses an iron because it makes the job easier. you get a super-smooth surface that lasts longer in a shorter amount of time.
by Cannatonic
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Midwest Tele Dads - “Mount Dump Truck”
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Midwest Tele Dads - “Mount Dump Truck”

FourthCoast wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Good to see my style of the sport captured in a video.
same here...I'm thinking "that hill looks pretty nice"! :mrgreen:
by Cannatonic
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Total newb, looking for advice.
Replies: 19
Views: 599

Re: Total newb, looking for advice.

my voice is actually coming from a time machine channeling the late 1970's...that should put everything I say into context! :lol: All men were given 215cm XC skis and 205 for the women. aren't we talking about basic XC skis here? 150 pounds? I'd still say 205cm. We're not making turns here...we're t...
by Cannatonic
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

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

I keep trying to like adjustable poles but end up not using them. Not sure why. I'm usually happy w/ 145 or 155 fixed. I guess I'm not doing much pole-planting on the downhills and 145 seems OK to me. To me the best feature of adjustables is they collapse down to fit into the pack better, good for s...
by Cannatonic
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 68
Views: 40249

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

European companies seem to struggle with the conversions - can't say I blame them. Once your know your EU size (the number in the 40's) it's always better to try to use that number to order, I've found. The Italian boots from Andrew and Alico are often mis-marked - they often confuse UK and US sizes...
by Cannatonic
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Nansen Waxless
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Åsnes Nansen Waxless

I must be on tape delay, I won't see the sprint race until tonight - I just watched the Norwegian men wipe out everyone else on a distance race in Sweden - 15k maybe??? 7 of the top 8 finishers from Norge, edging out a Russian guy at the finish line. I tried adding kick wax to my waxless 205 MT51 fo...
by Cannatonic
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Another new Rotte binding
Replies: 37
Views: 4027

Re: Another new Rotte binding

jeebus, I gotta go check my toilet! :lol: Crispi Antarctic are super-nice boots for this type of setup, much lighter than Ski March and narrower. If you truly have narrow feet I'd look out for used Scarpa leathers, IMO they have the narrowest last I've seen. as pictured that is a SOLID setup for tel...
by Cannatonic
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Total newb, looking for advice.
Replies: 19
Views: 599

Re: Total newb, looking for advice.

I would call this backcountry XC skiing, you're going to want something in 210cm for speed & flotation. I like the E99 recommendation, I wouldn't go any wider than this ski. Not sure how much you want to spend. It's going to be easier to find a selection of boots in NNNBC and if you're not doing tel...