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by JeffOYB
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for great Light Touring equipment and media
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Re: Looking for great Light Touring equipment and media

Skis, too. For instance, is anyone making or importing ultralight doublecamber 210 skis, 60mm? What do you consider ultralight? Fischer has been making the Country Crown for quite a while. These are single camber skis. I have the waxable Country right now. Also, they're much heavier than their old ...
by JeffOYB
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mere inches of snow, on good days, how do you skate?
Replies: 30
Views: 7227

Cloxxki wrote:XC may be very "roadie" like, but it's got a simplicity that appeals to me. Feels like I belong there somehow.


Rolling over hill'n'dale ... not a bad way to go!

Good luck finding your way to make it happen!
by JeffOYB
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mere inches of snow, on good days, how do you skate?
Replies: 30
Views: 7227

Re: ski bum - dirtbag - maggot

Ken Roberts wrote:I have lived in a tent for lots of days and then each morning gotten into my car and driven to a different trailhead to do a backcountry ski mountaineering tour.
Ken


I slept in the bushes outside Telemark lodge the only time I did the Birkie. : )
by JeffOYB
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mere inches of snow, on good days, how do you skate?
Replies: 30
Views: 7227

Re: Why ski at all?

True. There is no need to ski...except if you want to get around when there's snow on the ground. That's a clear position. I'll keep it mind when reading other things you ask and write about skiing. Myself, I do need to ski, ? and I put in substantial time and money to get to snow -- and it's not f...
by JeffOYB
Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mere inches of snow, on good days, how do you skate?
Replies: 30
Views: 7227

Re: Why ski at all?

For a view? Aren't views relative? That is, it's the SEER that's relevant, not the sight. By that argument, Why bother skiing at all? That is, it's the feeler that's relevant, not the feeling. Therefore the feeling of a rollerski gliding on asphalt is just as good as the feeling of my ski gliding o...
by JeffOYB
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for great Light Touring equipment and media
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

[...] You used the word "ultra-light" twice. But that's not what most "light backcountry" tourers are looking for. [...] For some people, "ultra-light" ski boot is code talk for "XC groomed-track skiing boot" (perhaps modified for the backcountry?) A recent o...
by JeffOYB
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mere inches of snow, on good days, how do you skate?
Replies: 30
Views: 7227

Intensity is often sought by folks who are bored who not coincidentally often are overly used to having lots of money. Around the world there's much more mellow terrain than mountainous and mellow terrain is more conducive to people on every level---cultural, too. Backcountry can also be done in mor...
by JeffOYB
Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for great Light Touring equipment and media
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Looking for great Light Touring equipment and media

Anyone know good resources for Light Touring supplies, info, media, stories? I'm wondering if there's maybe even a Euro shop with website with online ordering. ---With a far greater variety/range of stuff than we can find in the USA. Boots are a particular area of interest. Anyone know of highqualit...
by JeffOYB
Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mere inches of snow, on good days, how do you skate?
Replies: 30
Views: 7227

Re: the "popularity" and chat about mountaineering---I'm not sure that it translates to worth. I do wonder about the lack of media/traffic on light ski touring. Maybe it's just because quasi-millions are simply DOING IT most winter days? What jetsetters do, talk about, aren't always very r...
by JeffOYB
Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first YouTube movie! ---"A Little Ski Outing"
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

My first YouTube movie! ---"A Little Ski Outing"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCBIgg6T1gs

We got some rain that turned our snow to slush. So what kind of ski fun could we have on that? Check it out!

--JP outyourbackdoor.com
by JeffOYB
Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: For Sale / Trade
Topic: Wanted: 210 touring skis, waxable
Replies: 0
Views: 2081

Wanted: 210 touring skis, waxable

Sigh. Some friends and I attempted to ski a big chunk of a gorgeous local hiking trail today. I broke one of my trusty 17-yr-old Fischer Air-Core Touring Light skis. Man, I've done everything on those skis. If anyone has some (very) good 210 waxable touring skis they'd like to sell, let me know righ...

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