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by lowangle al
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: My local canoe builder
Replies: 10
Views: 8216

Re: My local canoe builder

They look like nice boats, pretty spendy i'll bet. I am looking to buy an old wood and canvas boat within the next few years. My current tripping boats are a Mad River kevlar Malacite for portaging and an Old Town Tripper for river trips.
by lowangle al
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski
Replies: 163
Views: 77336

Re: All purpose backcountry/bushwack ski

Hey ddg if you are still looking for boots, why not consider a used pair of t-2s. They might be easier to find and cheaper too. I tour in mine a lot and don't see much advantage in stepping down to excusions or t-4s. I would like a pair of t-4s but they fit me too tight also. The t-2s with moldable ...
by lowangle al
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Hoth, QC
Replies: 18
Views: 12182

Re: Hoth, QC

Mike when I skied Mt. Marcy years ago all that was required was a strong snowplow. I don't remember for sure but I might not even have had metal edges.
by lowangle al
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Serious XCD question about turns
Replies: 20
Views: 11334

Re: Serious XCD question about turns

Hey Tman I have a lot of respect for you and your Vermont crew. I saw you guys ski in the mid 80's and it opened my eyes to what was even possible on the gear of that day. ( I'm pretty sure it was you guys because from the recent pictures I've seen you are still wearing the same attire. ;) ) I can u...
by lowangle al
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: correct stance
Replies: 14
Views: 10406

Re: correct stance

[quote=" The tip of trying to pinch a quarter between your butt cheeks helps keep the rear femur vertical.[/quote] This a good tip but don't do what I did. Not having a quarter I used two dimes and a nickle and the rubbing together of the coins gave me a really bad blister. Also I would resist the u...
by lowangle al
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Serious XCD question about turns
Replies: 20
Views: 11334

Re: Serious XCD question about turns

Unweighting your skis makes it easier and quicker to get across the fall line and it is followed by a weighting of the skis which will make it easier to flex and turn them. This is more important on xcd type skis than a more downhill oriented ski. The key is to get the edge set and weighted on your ...
by lowangle al
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: correct stance
Replies: 14
Views: 10406

Re: correct stance

Hi Treemore, it's hard to say if the instructor was right w/o seeing you ski. I've seen beginers that look like they have most of their weight on the rear ski and are having a hard time commiting to the lead ski. It looked to me like they were coming from an alpine backround. If I were teaching some...
by lowangle al
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Backcountry ski expeditioning
Replies: 29
Views: 15196

Re: Backcountry ski expeditioning

For anyone interested, check out "Alaska performance backcountry skiing" It has a lot of info on long ski expeditions in Ak. on light gear.
by lowangle al
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Backcountry ski expeditioning
Replies: 29
Views: 15196

Re: Backcountry ski expeditioning

As far as winter camping goes I need a tent with a wood stove in it anymore. It's nice to get some heat going before you get out of your sleeping bag. It also dries out the condensation in the tent and the moisture in your clothes.
by lowangle al
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Asnes Storetind- mid-fat waxable XCD ski
Replies: 7
Views: 5341

Re: Asnes Storetind- mid-fat waxable XCD ski

They look interesting, rockered skis work great in the bc even on the up.