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by lowangle al
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How much does glide vary in a ski model?
Replies: 11
Views: 6686

Re: How much does glide vary in a ski model?

I think you will feel the drag more on a no wax ski that is too short compared to a smooth base ski.
by lowangle al
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski
Replies: 163
Views: 71984

Re: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski

I have both versions and like connyro said they carve well, but if hardpack is what you mostly ski, a longer skinnier ski with a smooth flex will feel better. They do ski more like an alpine ski than the other xcd skis I've tried that felt planky. They are a different class of ski and well worth the...
by lowangle al
Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski
Replies: 163
Views: 71984

Re: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski

Lilcliffy I'm gonna add rocker to short,fat and straight. Not just for the down either. The tips are clear of the snow when sidestepping or herring bone up. My wife and I were just commenting on how Gaining elevation has never been easier than on our current set up. Vectors with t-2s and 3 pin hw. S...
by lowangle al
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Misc scenes of XCD on NNN/SNS
Replies: 71
Views: 37141

Re: Misc scenes of XCD on NNN/SNS

I really like your videos CIMA, Are you one of the skiers or are you behind the camera? Don't you ever get lousy conditions there?
by lowangle al
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How much does glide vary in a ski model?
Replies: 11
Views: 6686

Re: How much does glide vary in a ski model?

I had that greedy feeling one time and got an old karhu xcd gt in a 115 and hated them. I have a more modern version of that ski in a 195 and wish I had the 185.

It took me 25 years to realize most of my skis were too long. IMO the longer you go the less hooten you'll be doin.
by lowangle al
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How much does glide vary in a ski model?
Replies: 11
Views: 6686

Re: How much does glide vary in a ski model?

I've dropped 10 cm on the same model dbl camber ski and didn't notice any difference in glide. I think a bigger variable in how much glide (speed) you get is the snow on a particular day. Unless you are skiing to work or appointments or are on a schedule, whats a few extra minutes. I'd go with the s...
by lowangle al
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: My local canoe builder
Replies: 10
Views: 7744

Re: My local canoe builder

I have a cedar strip 16' white water boat that has a ton of rocker but because it was 20 lbs. lighter than the tripper i was using I took it on lake trips. I liked paddling it but as soon as you take your paddle out of the water you turn, sucks for fishing. I think you need more canoes than skis. :l...
by lowangle al
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: POV Spring Skiing up at Alta
Replies: 2
Views: 2680

Re: POV Spring Skiing up at Alta

that looked like a lot afun, way to get after it.
by lowangle al
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Repairing a hole in a bellow...
Replies: 5
Views: 5010

Re: Repairing a hole in a bellow...

It's good to fix things, but I don't think you would notice a small whole. I get snow in my boots from the gap between the lower boot and the cuff. I don't know how it gets in there but my liners are wet on the outside by my ankles, but I don't notice it while skiing.
by lowangle al
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: My local canoe builder
Replies: 10
Views: 7744

Re: My local canoe builder

A single carry with a tandom boat, thats pretty good. Howw long are your average portages and how hilly? When I single carried with the solo boat I never got it comfortable. My pack rode too high and it hit the seat and prevented me from lifting the bow enough to see and for good balance, very frust...