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by connyro
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: A new take on an old time favorite...
Replies: 25
Views: 17628

Re: A new take on an old time favorite...

Oh dear connyro... you have not heard of the ways of the Knights Templar of XCD... these laws are not easily overturned. I'm not even sure who makes them. But one must abide, or suffer the consequences... Hahaha.I figured this place woefully lacks in strife and argument, so I thought I'd poke anoth...
by connyro
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: A new take on an old time favorite...
Replies: 25
Views: 17628

Re: A new take on an old time favorite...

Nah, it tells something terribly sad about the development of XCD... We previously discussed the matter here ... It's just a standard Voile 3pc bundled with risers and climbing wires. Selling for more than what you would pay buying the items separately. It doesn't make any sense to me. I thought it...
by connyro
Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: A new take on an old time favorite...
Replies: 25
Views: 17628

Re: A new take on an old time favorite...

I have been thinking for a while that a 3 pin cable would do everything a HW binding would do for less weight and money. I'm just reluctant to put a binding with a 3 hole pattern on an expensive ski and risk ripping it out. Maybe this new binding with the riser is a four hole pattern. I use both th...
by connyro
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Altai Kom skis
Replies: 149
Views: 96858

Altai Kom skis

Does anyone have any experience or information about the Altai Kom Skis? Slightly rockered tip, tapered tails, scales, 124/98/119, 2.85 kg. Currently, they are only made in 162 length but I read somewhere (not sure where) that next season's version will come in 3 lengths. They are being made somewhe...
by connyro
Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Most lightweight telemark boots 75mm
Replies: 15
Views: 22115

Re: Most lightweight telemark boots 75mm

Scott (Garmont) Excursion 75 mm boots are 1400g. I believe they can be made lighter by replacing the stock liner with a better (Intuition) liner. Voile Switchback bindings (75mm) are 1360g.
by connyro
Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fitting Leather Ski Boots
Replies: 11
Views: 10992

Re: Fitting Leather Ski Boots

Have you tried messing with different footbeds? That is a good way to take up extra volume in a boot without sacrificing toe space: thinner footbed for when you want to wear more socks and thicker when you don't. Those Alico doubles are great boots. The liner is pretty warm and my ski buddy who uses...
by connyro
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skiing in Canada's Provincial Parks
Replies: 22
Views: 14332

Re: Skiing in Canada's Provincial Parks

I understand - I could be a crazy for all you know! I was just wondering what general area - what state? I'm not asking for your home address here ;) Just was curious where you are skiing. Plus Ron will surely take me out first - so just keep an eye out in the obituaries for a Michael Knauf of Roch...
by connyro
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skiing in Canada's Provincial Parks
Replies: 22
Views: 14332

Re: Skiing in Canada's Provincial Parks

Not too near there, but really, who is? Not from VT. I'm from NH, but moved away. I've just always been fascinated with all that empty wilderness to the east of lake superior. It's like there's no one there but there's pretty good sized hills and lots of snow! Anyone with info? Where are you now if...
by connyro
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skiing in Canada's Provincial Parks
Replies: 22
Views: 14332

Re: Skiing in Canada's Provincial Parks

Does anyone have any experience skiing (or hiking/biking, etc) in the Lake Superior Provincial Park or Aubinadong-Nushatogani Rivers Provincial Park or the Algoma area? There is an awful lot of wilderness out that way and some pretty big hills. Plus, it's east of Lake Superior where they get a ridi...
by connyro
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fat skis? Overrated... sometimes
Replies: 28
Views: 23460

Re: Fat skis? Overrated... sometimes

I have heard a few times that fat backcountry touring skis are 'the new trend' and I am wondering why this is. I am a newbie so someone explain. I may not understand what you are asking, but 'fat backcountry touring skis' have been around for quite a while (a decade or more) and in many different f...