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by fishskicanoe
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?

They worked well. Came through the Korte in one piece, the baskets and handles no worse for wear. Why the 70% vs 100%. Durability was a concern; fiberglass handles lateral stresses much better than carbon fibers. Plus, 20 bucks ($39 vs $59) saved is over 30% of the final cost. Why spend more on an u...
by fishskicanoe
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?

I bought my son who has come back from Maryland to ski the Korte a pair of 150cm 70% Wingets, $40 with free Amazon Prime shipping. He was on 145's but he's grown in the last year. The handles have identical plastic mold marks when compared to my Rossi's. The cork insert looks like it is coarser grai...
by fishskicanoe
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Fun w new skis!

I thought R4's were NIS bindings.
by fishskicanoe
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: How long do skis last?
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: How long do skis last?

I still occasionally ski on my Epoke 1000's. They are almost 40 years old. As long as they are stored in a reasonable place my guess is that you'd be able to ski most waxable skis indefinitely. Last week: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4609/38968632544_54d8bfe2a3_b.jpg P1020617 by fishskicanoe , on ...
by fishskicanoe
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Screw Pattern and Balance Point for Pro-Link Bindings
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Screw Pattern and Balance Point for Pro-Link Bindings

I know I could figure this out myself by comparing my skis with NNN bindings with my skis with Salomon SNS bindings but in Googling Pro-Link mounting I repeatedly was directed back to here but with no real answer to my question, which is; do the new Pro Link bindings mount with the balance point at ...
by fishskicanoe
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old, Old School
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Old, Old School

"I just need to live with dignity, loving materials and transforming them"


https://vimeo.com/195441424
by fishskicanoe
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm concerned the guy at the gear store mis-sized my wife
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Re: I'm concerned the guy at the gear store mis-sized my wife

It depends on the ski and her weight. Many waxless beginner style skis are mid-length, being considerably shorter than the traditional lengths. At 155lbs she would (barely) fit the 169cm women's Fischer My Desire model of skis. It would seem like a better fit would be the 174cm. http://www.llbean.co...
by fishskicanoe
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 25 Year Old Skis and a 30 Year Old Hat
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

25 Year Old Skis and a 30 Year Old Hat

Skied the ski trails today, Underdown rec Area. While the reports said the snow cover was adequate I decided to save my Fischers for better depth and instead pulled out an old pair of Karhu Chases. I don't think I'd skied them for almost a decade. And, in keeping with the theme, I dug around in our ...
by fishskicanoe
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Badger State Games Cancelation
Replies: 0
Views: 6537

Badger State Games Cancelation

Races have been cancelled due to low snow. Personally I think this is ridiculous. I've skied BSG in much worse conditions than are at 9 Mile now.
by fishskicanoe
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Skiing Yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 6550

Anyone Skiing Yet?

I think we might be screwed (here, in the midwest).
by fishskicanoe
Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jackrabbit
Replies: 0
Views: 4456

Jackrabbit

by fishskicanoe
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airlines and Ski Wax
Replies: 10
Views: 3768

Re: Airlines and Ski Wax

I packed some glide waxes, a small hand drill for mounting bindings and a wax iron last week on a trip to Maryland in a checked bag. It was searched after it went through the xray. But other than that there was no problem.
by fishskicanoe
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bloopers
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Bloopers


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