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by lowangle al
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Baldy Trailhead, Wasilla, AK
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Baldy Trailhead, Wasilla, AK

It sounds like a fun run with almost 600m of vertical in 4k. You need a lot of speed to turn skinny skis in deep snow and you may have to more evenly distribute your weight on both skis to prevent sinking. As you move from a packed surface to powder you need to be more aware of how much weight is on...
by lowangle al
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New BCXC considering Fischer Traverse 78 / S 88 / S 98
Replies: 27
Views: 623

Re: New BCXC considering Fischer Traverse 78 / S 88 / S 98

I'd say if you want to learn to do telemark turns go with the s98 and three pin binding.
by lowangle al
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Vermont 1/18-1/21
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Vermont 1/18-1/21

Have fun Chris, there's nothing like a ski vacation to spice up your winter, and maybe you'll have better conditions in the Catskills when you get back.
by lowangle al
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Baldy Trailhead, Wasilla, AK
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Baldy Trailhead, Wasilla, AK

It looks like you had a good time out there, were you happy with your set up? What app are you using? I couldn't quite figure it out. At first it said you did 10.1 miles then down below it looks like you skied in 4k and out 4k climbing 500 and some meters, and that 31 km/h seems pretty fast for that...
by lowangle al
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Åsnes Predator
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Åsnes Predator

Those old "straight" skis have a real smooth feel compared to an easier turning shaped ski. One of my favorite skis was from that era.
by lowangle al
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Asnes Ski Length Body Weight Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Asnes Ski Length Body Weight Recommendations

I'd say for hilly terrain go with the 175s. It's frustrating and an energy sapper to not get a good kick.
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile Objectives sold dirt cheap
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Voile Objectives sold dirt cheap

I would go for the DPS Pure for 57.83 and grab those Objectives too.

I've been getting weird adds showing up on my facebook feed for a real nice wool anorak for 39.00, another scam I presume.
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: FT 62
Replies: 31
Views: 4118

Re: FT 62

The T4s and Vectors keep me safe. I ski mostly low and moderate angles but it's not the steepness that will get you on light gear it's the conditions. That light gear is best on smooth consistent surfaces liked groomed trails or when you have a few inches of fresh on top of them. When conditions are...
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: FT 62
Replies: 31
Views: 4118

Re: FT 62

Is there a downhill oriented xcd type ski that you feel is superior for Alaskan conditions (i should say Mat-Su conditions because the difference in climate accross this state is huge). I already have my go to ski that I use almost every day that there's a patch of snow on the ground, but that ski ...
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Asnes Cecilie Wax or Waxless?
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Asnes Cecilie Wax or Waxless?

Good choice, everyone needs at least one pair of waxable skis. They are faster on descents but the beauty of a well waxed ski is the glide you get after every kick.