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by lilcliffy
Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lots of questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 2946

Re: Lots of questions...

Well man...I am disappointed to see that no one replied to your post! I do not check out this site very often! I may be able to help you figure some things out (I have been Nordic skiing for over 30 years. I am primarily a xcountry skier with a focus on long-distance backcountry skiing- but I have s...
by lilcliffy
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: What ski would work here?
Replies: 4
Views: 2199

Re: What ski would work here?

Hi Pat, How wide are your skis? The previous post is correct- a waxless base gives decent traction in warm wet snow- terrible traction on icy, re-frozen snow. Klister or kicker skins are the solution for traction in this context. Metal-edged skis add protection to the skis sidewall- they also improv...
by lilcliffy
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Newbie Question - On Trail/Off Trail Ski
Replies: 3
Views: 2669

Re: Newbie Question - On Trail/Off Trail Ski

Glen, First thing- be prepared to potentially end up with a number of different skis (and potentially boots) if you end up doing a lot of off-trail/backcountry Nordic touring. Off-trail backcountry Nordic touring is the ultimate way to enjoy and explore nature in the winter. If you do not have an ap...
by lilcliffy
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Need help - skiing off track fields w/gentle hills
Replies: 10
Views: 4110

Re: Need help - skiing off track fields w/gentle hills

Oh- and I meant to start with this one- I do think you will prefer a backcountry-xcountry ski over a ski designed for a groomed track.

If the snow conditions are typically hard-packed- then choose a light, narrow, stiff, double-cambered backcountry ski.
by lilcliffy
Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Need help - skiing off track fields w/gentle hills
Replies: 10
Views: 4110

Re: Need help - skiing off track fields w/gentle hills

Hi Katie, Don't know how you made out with this- but a waxable base is most definitely going to outperform waxless in the conditions you are describing- backcountry-xcountry, kick and glide, on cold snow. Spring skiing in the woods- a different story! If you are skiing on old, icy and/or wet snow th...
by lilcliffy
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]
Replies: 6
Views: 4017

Re: X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]

Everything about the x-adv is built heavier and stronger than the track-orientated bindings- for off-trail use. There is also more resistance in the binding, for both off trail K&G stability, and moderate downhill power. It was designed to compete with Rottefella's NNN-BC bindings. If they are d...
by lilcliffy
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]
Replies: 6
Views: 4017

Re: X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]

All of the X-adv bindings/boots are compatible. The profile and other track-orientated Salomon bindings are not compatible with x-adv. At this point, to my knowledge, Salomon is the only remaining manufacturer making x-adv compatible boots. It's a very well designed backcountry-xcountry binding- how...
by lilcliffy
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: Asnes Sondre
Replies: 0
Views: 9440

Asnes Sondre

Anybody own, and/or tested, the Asnes Sondre?
by lilcliffy
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski
Replies: 9
Views: 4921

Re: narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski

How far 'off trail'? Breaking your own trail? Or for skiing hiking trails and such where folks may have tramped. Might be packed by other skiers and users but no grooming. Or do you mean crust-ish? For such skiing -- firm conditions -- wouldn't Fischer Sport Glass be fine? Waxable, full-length, 50m...
by lilcliffy
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski
Replies: 9
Views: 4921

Re: narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski

Is the Salomon XAdv Free available in a waxable base? I was under the impression that it only came in a waxless base.
by lilcliffy
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski
Replies: 9
Views: 4921

narrow double-cambered off-trail xcountry ski

For my newest addition to my "quiver" I am looking for a traditional, narrow, double-cambered xcountry ski (waxable). The use is speed/glide-orientated, off-trail xcountry skiing, on gentle terrain- on dense and/or hard snow (I have wider skis for soft powder). I keep getting drawn to the ...
by lilcliffy
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Backcountry-xcountry skier in Central New Brunswick
Replies: 0
Views: 4722

Backcountry-xcountry skier in Central New Brunswick

I am 41 years old, and live near Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada, with my wife and our 4 children. We live on a small farm-woodlot, backing on to thousands of acres of private/public forestland, full of trails, and woods roads. The terrain in this part of NB is gentle to moderate. Our everyday skiing...

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