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by FourthCoast
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots
Replies: 154
Views: 47777

Re: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots

Roelant wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:51 pm
[...] That said, I think they are gorgeous, in their own way with the 4 buckles.
I agree. Those are nice looking boots. You got me thinking about leathers again.
by FourthCoast
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Binding Inserts
Replies: 16
Views: 3663

Re: Binding Inserts

I thought I would throw in my short experience with binding inserts. I installed inserts two different ways. The first was doing what I could buying stuff from the local hardware store and the other was using the Binding Freedom 'Comp Plus Kit'. There is nothing good about the brass threaded inserts...
by FourthCoast
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 107
Views: 36713

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Maybe these for Florida?

by FourthCoast
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 4616

Re: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

It is something like 50 deg F and raining in February right now. I wonder if this is driving me mad. I feel compelled to build my own wooden skis. Does anyone know where I can find detailed step by step plans to build wooden skis with metal edges? At the moment I think I want something like the Gamm...
by FourthCoast
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Emerging from the lurk
Replies: 10
Views: 3832

Re: Emerging from the lurk

please tell me the vid of the cat pulling a skier is a deep fake...or my lifelong perception of cats will be in tatters. now all I can think of is a team of sled-cats in the Iditarod...maybe 30-40 of them all harnessed up...like herding cats, but different. Dunno ... Seems real. https://youtu.be/u7...
by FourthCoast
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 4616

Re: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

lowangle al,

Are you saying adjustable poles are less of a hassle?

I was thinking a long pole with a long grip would let me, effectively, change pole length without stopping then unlocking then adjusting and then relocking each pole.

I have my old shorter poles for lift served skiing.
by FourthCoast
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Gear Basket
Replies: 277
Views: 146545

Re: Gear Basket

There are just so many different cool 75mm bindings out there. I want them all. I don't NEED them. Someone else please buy this before I get too impulsive and buy it. Voile Hardwire Telemark Ski binding. The original with only the heel attachment and no 3-pin bale. https://www.ebay.com/itm/233499544...
by FourthCoast
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 4616

Re: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

Nope. Never been skiing in anything more than boot-deep. I am a southern Great Lakes wanna-be xcd guy.

Thank you for you taking the time to explain. I think I understand, now, how the flexible straps keep the basket on top of the snow both while pushing and dragging the pole.
by FourthCoast
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 4616

Re: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

I made two short trips out with my shoulder height poles. They were a huge advantage on the flat and the up. They only got in the way a little bit on the narrow downhills. I still plan to fit some sort of lower grip. I have seen several people suggest a powder basket and an adjustable pole. I found ...
by FourthCoast
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 694
Views: 316436

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

lowangle al, I did not count how many times I went up and down before I moved on. I think I slid down maybe three times. Does this count as doing laps or do I have to get up in the double digit range? It was nice to find a hill that I could climb straight up with wax but still make a few turns on th...