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by HBS
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: KICK Waxing Scales! It works!
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: KICK Waxing Scales! It works!

I didn't think of that but we seem to have trouble when the snow is cold. I tend to have trouble waxing when it's warmer than freezing and just switch to kicker skins. As for a versatile wax - in Colorado blue extra works probably 80% of the time, and 10% of that remaining part you just add more blu...
by HBS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: KICK Waxing Scales! It works!
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

KICK Waxing Scales! It works!

Started teaching a friend how to skinny ski on Sunday only to discover that the waxless skis the GF lent her weren't gripping! Hard crust with a windblown dusting seems to be a weak point. She switched skis with the GF who put on a thin coat of V45 to scales and about 6" above and below - voila! Gri...
by HBS
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Removing kick wax
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

Re: Removing kick wax

I'm 90% certain the swix wax remover is just mineral spirits but maybe someone else can confirm.
by HBS
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails
Replies: 27
Views: 6469

Re: Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails

Hey hrishi, sounds like you're really getting into this! I0th Mtn huts are a treasure! I'm from Ontario, Canada, spending the winter in Granby, CO., tele-ing and BC XC skiing in some great places within 30 Mins. of here. Can suggest some good trails in Grand County if you're ever heading over this ...
by HBS
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Waxless Scale Patterns- What's your favourite Flavor?
Replies: 20
Views: 7451

Re: Waxless Scale Patterns- What's your favourite Flavor?

Great to hear from you HBS! Good info on the BC90- looking at them for a new ski for my growing 15-year-old son. How is your Nansen treating you? Haha yeah a long summer break and late snow in Colorado along with a busy field season at work will do that! I take back the positive review of the BC90 ...
by HBS
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Waxless Scale Patterns- What's your favourite Flavor?
Replies: 20
Views: 7451

Re: Waxless Scale Patterns- What's your favourite Flavor?

Girlfriend gives the thumb of approval to Rossi's BC90 scale pattern - she had a lot of trouble in deep powder (18"+?) last spring but recently used it in ~6" of fluff on hardpack with plenty of grip.
by HBS
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails
Replies: 27
Views: 6469

Re: Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails

I skied this exact route last February! We had a bigger base then but the snow on the way back was icy hardpack that made the downhill portion extra spicy. Snowplowing was not very effective! One member of my group had I believe S-bound 88s with NNN-BC and did really well but he comes from a lifetim...
by HBS
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Asnes skis for the 2017-2018 season!
Replies: 74
Views: 19629

Re: New Asnes skis for the 2017-2018 season!

My Nansens actually have some rocker:
by HBS
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Gamme 54
Replies: 4
Views: 2754

Re: Asnes Gamme 54

FWIW I cut off about 2" on my 45mm asnes nylon skins on my nansens and get great grip on spring snow but the drag is pretty rough. Thinking I might cut another inch off...
by HBS
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tech Bindings/Boots for XC
Replies: 19
Views: 7656

Re: The ever-so-popular Madshus Eon

Significantly less weight, more durable(not that the T4 + 3pin cable binding isn't durable) and the free pivot close to the toes makes it tour much more efficiently on the flats and climbs. I go into it in much more detail in the following two threads: https://www.telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=1...