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Offline 300winmag

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My backcountry ski(s) setup
« on: January 12, 2020, 01:40:29 am »
OPEN COUNTRY SKIS: Asnes Combi Combat Norwegian Army waxable skis 210 cm with metal edges
Voile' release bindings with heel cable retention.

HIGH COUNTRY (TELE) SKIS: Atomic TM 22 Telemark taxable skis, 200 cm with metal edges
Voile' release bindings with heel cable retention

BOOTS: Scarpa T3 plastic boots with removable insulating liners

POLES: Cascade Mountain Tech with large snow baskets (baskets screw on the threaded plastic tip section)

CLIMBING SKING: G3 synthetic mohair (a must-have in most situations and very helpful with heavy pulks)

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Re: My backcountry ski(s) setup
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 08:09:40 am »
Vole Vectors, 3pin cable, light plastic boots , now from Scott.   Vectors have become VERY pricy.  If I were looking today I would look at  Kom Altai skis.

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Re: My backcountry ski(s) setup
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 09:50:16 am »
Asnes Marka skis (no longer made, a rather narrow ski with a partial steel edge)

Salomon bindings, their own heavier version of NNN, no longer made.

Salomon leather boots for same.

For skins I cut a pair of nordic skins in half lengthwise to make "skinny skins", which are quite adequate for bushwacking and sled dragging.

All my ski gear is about 15 yrs old. It still works for me so why change?

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Re: My backcountry ski(s) setup
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 05:47:49 am »
Madshus Annum / Voile 3-pin with cables.

Karhu Catamount / Voile 3-pin.

Altai Hok / Voile 3-pin with cables.

Swix Mountain one piece aluminum poles.

Scarpa T4 Light Telemark Boots.

Alico Leathers.

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Re: My backcountry ski(s) setup
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 11:18:34 am »
Skis, old, really old Fischer E-99 crown,
binding, some Rotofella 3 pins,
boots, Old, really old Alico double, leather.
All that stuff got bought when I moved up here 23 years ago, Skis were used but not abused!!
I also have a pair of Altai with the universal bindings...
I use to telemark lots in the White pass and Haines pass but not anymore!
I snowshoe too!!
 

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Re: My backcountry ski(s) setup
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 09:05:57 pm »
Well how about that. My first setup was the same, E99's with Alico boots.  Still have them, they're in great condition, but for my newer leather boots i've got the Fischer Sbounds which are possible to make turns in other than ideal conditions. For the steeper stuff it's plastic boots and an old pair of Tua's with skins (haven't seen any of those skis in ages not sure if it's a going concern anymore).

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Re: My backcountry ski(s) setup
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 09:01:25 am »
Tuas were nice turning boards.  Soft.    It is interesting that all the bc stuff now is big and heavy except for the Vole Vector which now goes for $700 or so.  Other bc skis are stuck in the xc mode with double camber and no tip or tail rocker.  They turn but nowhere near as easily as the Vectors.  A word on camber.  IMO, camber works only when you are on a firm surface where you can compress,  then release for glide. On soft bc surfaces, there is no  platform to compress the ski in the first place, not very useful in that setting.