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by Amuzed2pieces
Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Anyone else using Fast Wax ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1927

Anyone else using Fast Wax ?

I started using Fast Wax the middle of last season, right before my knee went out. I am beginning skier but I went with full wax skis over scales, because of my huge height and weight (I may be the largest living person on skinny skis). Fast Wax was more forgiving in the strange temperature and weat...
by Amuzed2pieces
Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Any recommendation for Salomon XADV 59 Skis?
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Re: Any recommendation for Salomon XADV 59 Skis?

Thanks so much... sounds perfect.
by Amuzed2pieces
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: XCSkiForum
Topic: copying from TelemarkTalk forum
Replies: 3
Views: 8032

Re: copying from TelemarkTalk forum

just went to Telemark Talk and the site was down. not sure if its a temp issue or not
by Amuzed2pieces
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Any recommendation for Salomon XADV 59 Skis?
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Re: Any recommendation for Salomon XADV 59 Skis?

great info. are they soft? stiff? i prefer stiffer skiis
by Amuzed2pieces
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Crazy headlight beam modification idea: contact lens
Replies: 7
Views: 3030

Re: Crazy headlight beam modification idea: contact lens

A soft contact lens would not work, because as it dries out it would shrivel and lose all optical properties. A hard contact would be too expensive.
by Amuzed2pieces
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Any recommendation for Salomon XADV 59 Skis?
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Any recommendation for Salomon XADV 59 Skis?

Any recommendations for Salomon XADV 59 Skis? There are on sale at REI right now for only $119 a pair. I am looking for a second set for more fire and logging roads, and sno-mobile trails. Started skiing last year with Fischer Sport Glass Wax skis, but they don't do well out of the tracks in our Cas...
by Amuzed2pieces
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier
Replies: 13
Views: 6204

Re: Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier

So here is how the Fischer Sport Glass 207s and Alpina T20 boots worked... in case any heavy big guys, tanks or Clydesdales follow my path.. Excellent... I was able to glide fairly well, considering I had never been on XC skiis before, and that trail was not ideal (I choose an out of the way snow mo...
by Amuzed2pieces
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: NorthWest/AK
Topic: Dog Friendly Trails in the Cascades?
Replies: 0
Views: 2498

Dog Friendly Trails in the Cascades?

We are fan of the Snow Parks, and officially, no dogs are welcome. But every trip out, there are lots of dogs on the trails. Given, these are the trails that are only partially groomed for a combination of sno-shoes, XC Skis and snow-mobiles. We can agree that dogs are not welcome in the fully groom...
by Amuzed2pieces
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: NorthWest/AK
Topic: Northwest Snow
Replies: 1
Views: 2059

Re: Northwest Snow

Great map, it is a good year to have skis.
by Amuzed2pieces
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier
Replies: 13
Views: 6204

Re: Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier

So here is my plan, since I am committed... First pair, in-track skis. I decided on Waxed skis, because of the ability to use grip-tape to adjust the kick zone (reducing kick zone increases the glide area) with more precision, and stick wax to tune. Since I am so heavy, I don't need a large kick zon...
by Amuzed2pieces
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier
Replies: 13
Views: 6204

Re: Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier

However, I'm confident that you're not going to be happy in metal edged skis for Nordic. Nordic and back country are just two different animals. I do understand your concerns about being a big guy on skinny skies; it can be done. But imho you need the appropriate boots/skis etc. for each sport. Heg...
by Amuzed2pieces
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier
Replies: 13
Views: 6204

Re: Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier

I had a hard time many years ago renting quality downhill equipment, because of my size and that the quality of boots was so poor. Ill fitting boots would make my feet hurt by 10am. Are there places that rent "the good stuff"? Or I will i be stuck with crud that is tired, painfull and not ...
by Amuzed2pieces
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier
Replies: 13
Views: 6204

Re: Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier

I too have a background in downhill, but a back injury prevents that anymore. I do snowshoe so I view my XC experience as similar, but with a chance to glide downhill on the way back. Your advice of specialization in equipment is sound, but I just have not found a wide, long, stiff, in-track ski wit...
by Amuzed2pieces
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier
Replies: 13
Views: 6204

Equipment Suggestions for: 265 lb Newbie Skier

I am just a tank at 6-4 and 265 lbs. In other sports, like biking, kayaking and snowshoeing I have found equipment that works for my size after some searching. But XC skiing is something I hope to do this year for the first time and no one makes 240cm skis. So here is my newb thinking so far. I plan...

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