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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-15-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,161
Posted By MrKawfey
The wild center has a cool exhibit (display?)...

The wild center has a cool exhibit (display?) That touches on this. It's easily overlooked since it's at the very back and it's a row of video screens up above eye level. It loops through a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-14-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,161
Posted By MrKawfey
Just me? Doesn't seem to be a picture posted. And...

Just me? Doesn't seem to be a picture posted. And the suspense is killing me.

This is a topic that has fascinated me for years.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-01-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
I like the way you broke down the 2 categories...

I like the way you broke down the 2 categories for ADK backcountry. Not having any experience with XC, is there really any place for the traditional super long skinny xc skis in the ADK backcountry?...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-01-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
Probably a little inelegant of me to say "no need...

Probably a little inelegant of me to say "no need to rehash it".

Really what I meant was "no need to rehash it in this thread". I'm a gear modification junkie myself and it's kind of a running...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-23-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
Montcalm is right on the money, there are plenty...

Montcalm is right on the money, there are plenty of internet accounts of people making their own scales and getting them to work well. No reason to rehash it all here. Also at the risk of denigrating...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-23-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
Hahahahahaha! Oh man! You just made my day!

Hahahahahaha! Oh man! You just made my day!
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-22-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
If you're sliding back on skins, ain't no scales...

If you're sliding back on skins, ain't no scales in the world gonna git you up.
Have you thought about ski crampons? Somewhere in a buried mystery box I have a pair for my Silvretta's. I've never...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-22-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
Also, wik, I keep putting "leather" in quotes...

Also, wik, I keep putting "leather" in quotes because I don't think either of my soft boots (the Bates or the Salewa's) are actually leather. They are some textile of the synthetic variety.

Also,...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-22-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
Also, just to address your more specific usage: ...

Also, just to address your more specific usage:
Trees: Depends on the snow, they are light and maneuverable and I love that in the trees.
Bumps: Depends on the snow, they are light and maneuverable...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-22-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
Struck out on the bathtub, inventory problems...

Struck out on the bathtub, inventory problems abound!

Anyhow, I think between montcalm and me, there is enough info to get a pretty good idea of what's possible. But here's an attempt to summarize...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-22-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
I'm not exactly going to disagree with montcalm,...

I'm not exactly going to disagree with montcalm, but maybe elaborate a bit more:

1) No, but let's be honest about 20 degrees. When most people brag about the angle of a run they skied they are...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-21-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
Yup, that's exactly what I have done so far. I...

Yup, that's exactly what I have done so far. I hot wax the tips and tails at the beginning of the year and rub on some glide wax when I go out. So far I have not experimented with any kick wax.
...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-18-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
What do you guys use on your "waxless" bases? So...

What do you guys use on your "waxless" bases? So far I've only used glide wax on the non-patterned part.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-18-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
Also, fwiw, I've heard many people in the forum...

Also, fwiw, I've heard many people in the forum rave about the Voile Vector BC. Not sure how it compares, just sharing.

Also, fwiw, I ski the 169s. Much shorter than my resort skis.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-18-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
Couldn't agree more about the mermaid paradox....

Couldn't agree more about the mermaid paradox. These skis are really generalist and don't excel at anything. But... while you can bring a second set of boots (at least I can :D), you can really only...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-18-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By MrKawfey
Here's my submission. For me it's as much about...

Here's my submission. For me it's as much about the binding system as the skis. I love these Fischer S-Bound skis, but the Silvretta bindings make it the do-all of my dreams.

I don't have much...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-18-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,755
Posted By MrKawfey
Updates on gear are tough because by the time you...

Updates on gear are tough because by the time you can really report back, the gear you are reporting on probably isn't being sold anymore.

Despite that, I'll let you know how I made out. I bit the...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-11-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,740
Posted By MrKawfey
Also, I should add, check out the iskyny program....

Also, I should add, check out the iskyny program. 3rd and 4th graders get a card that lets them ski free 3 times at most places in NY. That's 3 free passes at EACH resort, not 3 total. Plus Monday...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-11-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,740
Posted By MrKawfey
This weekend is the West Mountain Ski Swap. So...

This weekend is the West Mountain Ski Swap. So far that's where I've gotten all the equipment for our kids. They usually have some XC gear every year too.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-25-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,308
Posted By MrKawfey
According to one of my hiking friends, his...

According to one of my hiking friends, his grandparents worked as caretakers at the old Whitehouse. His uncle told him that his grandfather had planted a small orchard worth of apple trees not far...
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