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by montrealer
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis
Replies: 35
Views: 15118

Re: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis

Does anyone have an opinion on s-bound 78 or 88 for my style of skiing? Alpina Discovery? Outback 68? Spider 62? I'm teaching my daughter to ski. She's excited about heading off with me to some of the public wild areas near here. I had her on my too-long Fischer Country Crown skinny skis (my first ...
by montrealer
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis
Replies: 35
Views: 15118

Re: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis

I had a chance to try these out and there were things I liked about them, and things I didn't like. For context, I was using them in rolling terrain, going over lakes + swamps as well as climbing and descending in wooded areas. I liked: - They're quite stable (and fast) on downhills - Good glide, mo...
by montrealer
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis
Replies: 35
Views: 15118

Re: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis

Anybody have any tips on mounting point for NNN-BC bindings? I guess the commonly done way on double cambered skis is to mount the bindings such that the metal bar is right above the balance point. I've also seen it recommended for backcountry skis to mount it 2-3 cm further in front for easier turn...
by montrealer
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: Converting a SNS-BC boot to fit into an NNN-BC binding
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

Re: Converting a SNS-BC boot to fit into an NNN-BC binding

Turns out the Salomon boots didn't fit so well after all. I kept them on for a few minutes one day and noticed that the heel portion was too narrow and after about 5 min my arches started to hurt. If this happened while sitting on the couch, I doubt it will be better on the trail.
by montrealer
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis
Replies: 35
Views: 15118

Re: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis

Nice find!
by montrealer
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis
Replies: 35
Views: 15118

Re: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis

Anyway, I think you got the deal of the century. The ski currently costs USD 617 in Oslo: http://www.oslosportslager.no/produkt/asnes-combat-nato-jeger-spesial-fjellski-mfellefeste-18003.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I also thought this, but the dimensions seem to be different...
by montrealer
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: Converting a SNS-BC boot to fit into an NNN-BC binding
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

Converting a SNS-BC boot to fit into an NNN-BC binding

I stopped by my local outdoors store tonight and they had some boots on sale for 50% off. I bought the Salomon X-Adventure 8 (hefty, SNS-BC) and Madshus Vidda (light, NNN-BC) with the intention of trying them on at home and returning one of them. Well, they both fit really well and I'm tempted to ju...
by montrealer
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis
Replies: 35
Views: 15118

Re: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis

I'm not particularly scared of waxing, though I'm a bit scared of klister. I tend to just break out the waxless skis when it's warm out.

I also bought the skins with these, for more sustained climbs.
by montrealer
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis
Replies: 35
Views: 15118

Re: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis

I weigh 75kilos/165lbs so I'm thinking either the 190s or 200s in this case. I'm leaning toward the 190s for better grip on climbs but it's hard to say without having seen / felt them. Any ideas have on this? Order both. Shipping will be the same. You'll get a pair of 190's and a pair of 200's for ...
by montrealer
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis
Replies: 35
Views: 15118

Re: Asnes USGI Surplus Skis

Wow, those look pretty interesting. I've been trying to find some info on length recommendations for weight, but it's hard. I found the NATO ones on the Asnes site http://www.asnes.com/produkt/combat-nato/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, but they don't appear to be exact the same ski...

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