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by lowangle al
Thu May 25, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele vs parallel.
Replies: 39
Views: 1844

Re: Tele vs parallel.

Thanks Bjorn.

Harris I think are differences are in how we think of a carved turn. You think the ski must be bowed to the limit for a good carved turn, this may be important for racing but is not what I am concerned with.
by lowangle al
Wed May 24, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele vs parallel.
Replies: 39
Views: 1844

Re: Tele vs parallel.

The turns the guy in that last video is carving don't look miserable to me and they are far from lethargic, contrary to your earlier post. That is the point I was making. Can a tele skier keep up with an alpine skier in a race situation? No. But that doesn't mean they don't work.
by lowangle al
Wed May 24, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski Movies
Replies: 130
Views: 29297

Re: Ski Movies



Woods, this is a good video of the type of turns I was talking about above. Notice how he transitions before turning not during it.
by lowangle al
Tue May 23, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele vs parallel.
Replies: 39
Views: 1844

Re: Tele vs parallel.

I don't know what technical aspect of the turn you are specifically talking about, but I was doing short radius carved turns with my body being almost parallel to the snow while still holding an edge. I haven't done turns like that that since then due to fatter skis and only skiing off piste on powd...
by lowangle al
Sun May 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele vs parallel.
Replies: 39
Views: 1844

Re: Tele vs parallel.

I remember making turns like the guy in the first video with Rossi Hellgates on groomers 15 years ago. They were a lot of fun but hurt my knees. The first twenty years or so of my skiing was all about bending the skis but lately I've been riding my edges without so much flexing of the skis. I have b...
by lowangle al
Sat May 20, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele vs parallel.
Replies: 39
Views: 1844

Re: Tele vs parallel.

No offence takin, but you never heard that the V shape created sidecut to help turn the skis back in the 80s. I agree that keeping your skis parallel is what we are shooting for today but I don't remember that being promoted back then. I disagree that you can't get enough weight on both skis to enga...
by lowangle al
Thu May 18, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele vs parallel.
Replies: 39
Views: 1844

Re: Tele vs parallel.

Harris, I agree that it is much harder to do a carved tele turn than a P turn considering that you have one foot flat on the ski while the other foot only the ball of the foot is on the ski. And like you mentioned you have to distribute your weight on both skis as apposed to only one in a P turn. It...
by lowangle al
Wed May 17, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

I thought you would be better off with a Hok type ski if you want to do the trips that you are currently doing. I would encourage you to keep up the Xc skiing also and as you get more experienced and know what the equipment will do in certain conditions you can decide what it is right for the trip y...
by lowangle al
Mon May 08, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele vs parallel.
Replies: 39
Views: 1844

Re: Tele vs parallel.

Not saying it's not worth the effort for learning or improving, but it does take more energy to make a Tele turn versus a P- turn, and if you've been pounding the Mtn well it's not worth it to genuflect the low angle on the way to the lift. I agree, everything is relative. If your goal is to ski th...
by lowangle al
Sun May 07, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele vs parallel.
Replies: 39
Views: 1844

Re: Tele vs parallel.

I have to disagree that T turns aren't good on the low angle. Peoples personal preference of what type turn they like in certain situations is one thing, but to insinuate that T turns aren't appropriate or can't be learned on low angle is wrong. I wouldn't recommend that a beginner learn on steep sl...

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