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by Andy M
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa T2 Boots on G3 Targa binding
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Scarpa T2 Boots on G3 Targa binding

Those boots are compatible with those bindings, but some older T2s have notorious "rocker launch", i.e., the boot-sole rocker tends to launch you off your balanced stance if you are not ready for it. There was recently another thread where this was discussed -- it was a frequent problem in the past,...
by Andy M
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cobbled down my Garmont Excursions
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Cobbled down my Garmont Excursions

Here are my personally measured weights for F1s and T4s (for a pair, shell only): F1 (28): 2348g T4 (28): 2304g I do not have Excursions, but from what I have seen online, they weigh about the same as T4s. Yes, the Carbon F1s may weigh a little bit less than the non-carbon versions (but from what I ...
by Andy M
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cobbled down my Garmont Excursions
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Cobbled down my Garmont Excursions

If you think the Excursion with your mods is still a stiff and heavy boot, don't bother looking for some old Scarpa F1s. They are heavier and stiffer than Excursions or T4s -- and there's not a not a lot to mod on them w/o rendering them nearly unusable -- but then you did that with Excursions, so, ...
by Andy M
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: X2 vs 3 pin HW for XC
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: X2 vs 3 pin HW for XC

Regarding the Voile binding platform issue: The 3-Pin Hardwires and Switchbacks share the same heel piece (except color) and the same 4-hole mounting pattern for the toe piece. But the Switchback has its own integral riser with the free-pivot mechanism inside -- while the Hardwire has a separate ris...
by Andy M
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: When to Drop a Knee
Replies: 44
Views: 3040

Re: When to Drop a Knee

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by Andy M
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Guidance On A New Setup
Replies: 18
Views: 2007

Re: Seeking Guidance On A New Setup

I am looking at the Voile HD Mountaineer bindings mounted on Fischer Traverse or Excursions. I read on the REI website that a 3-pin binding should not be mounted on these skis because of the "double camber and waxless bases with fishscales." That doesn't really make sense to me though. Not sure why...
by Andy M
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile V6 compared to Vagabond - Mount Advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Voile V6 compared to Vagabond - Mount Advice?

Interesting post. I have thought about trying out some Summit Cone skis, but they are all too close in dimensions and weight to other skis I already have. I am curious why you got the Vagabond when you already had the V6 BC, since they are so similar in dimensions. Not a critical comment, as I also ...
by Andy M
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: BD Carbon Helio 95?
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: BD Carbon Helio 95?

I don't have the Helio 95 skis, but I think I have some useful comments. I have heard of others that have mounted the Helio carbon skis with tele bindings and have been problem-free, but it depends on your tele style and perhaps which binding you are using. If you are more of a finesse skier and hav...
by Andy M
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: When to Drop a Knee
Replies: 44
Views: 3040

Re: When to Drop a Knee

Ha, you ought to get a lot of responses to that question! IME, there are several situations where a tele turn has an advantage. For example, going over a roll and into a compression, I find it easier to soak up the compression in a tele turn than in an alpine turn, as you can sink as low as needed. ...
by Andy M
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 576
Views: 246858

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

The foothills got over 20 inches of snow last night and this morning. Anytime we get over 6 to 8 inches or so, I try to get out on a ski tour from home, as there are trails only a few blocks away. But you have to get out soon after the storm, as the snow usually doesn't last long, because it tends t...