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by Digger
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Mikaela Shiffrin
Replies: 16
Views: 7852

Re: Mikaela Shiffrin

I would puke too if I internalized the "America is counting on you" crap. The kid can rip. We all have have bad days. She was 8 100ths from bronze and 4 10ths from gold. That's a gust of wind or a smattering of dirt in the snow. I know these are the sorts of times that happen every week on the world...
by Digger
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telemark Down (updated:situation corrected)
Replies: 17
Views: 7607

Re: Telemark Down (updated:situation corrected)

I'm not ready for a teleboard, although there are a couple of riders around my local hill, but I would not doubt their customer service. Really? down at Welch? I've never seen one in the wild in MN. Hell, I've only seen one in person once around 15 years ago out in Jackson Hole. Yep! About as rare ...
by Digger
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telemark Down (updated:situation corrected)
Replies: 17
Views: 7607

Re: Telemark Down (updated:situation corrected)

I'm surprised to see you had an issue with them but not surprised that they worked with you to correct it. They are a small shop and you have to work a bit to connect with them but once you do they are excellent. They are skiers. I have called a couple of times and they answer their mobile phones fr...
by Digger
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What it is like to be an old school, hard core tele head on Tele Tips.
Replies: 10
Views: 4162

Re: What it is like to be an old school, hard core tele head on Tele Tips.

Well it depends whether you were on leather and 3 pins when you started or came to the game recently on four buckle plastic and an upright stance. I'm 57 and have been on tele since I was in my twenties. Nordic background. I think I have been on bondage bindings 8 times in my life. I make many para...
by Digger
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What it is like to be an old school, hard core tele head on Tele Tips.
Replies: 10
Views: 4162

Re: What it is like to be an old school, hard core tele head on Tele Tips.

Well it depends whether you were on leather and 3 pins when you started or came to the game recently on four buckle plastic and an upright stance. I'm 57 and have been on tele since I was in my twenties. Nordic background. I think I have been on bondage bindings 8 times in my life. I make many paral...
by Digger
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kendo vs Brahma Thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 1851

Re: Kendo vs Brahma Thoughts?

I'm another midwest tele skier. lift served is mostly Prophets/Voodoos with Free Rides or Outlaws these days but my days go back to leathers and 3 pins with all kinds of boot/binding combinations. I think you are kind of splitting hairs here. Both are fun carvers and the tip and tail rocker give the...
by Digger
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scott Excursions at the resort
Replies: 23
Views: 10391

Re: Scott Excursions at the resort

The Havoc is a notoriously stiff ski. TBD softened is a bit in 2011 but at 88 it is a little wide for the Excursion and as stiff as it was it will make things tougher. I'm sure there are plenty of skinnier used skis out there. One of my favorites is the Rossignol Hellgate. 67 at the waist and a swee...
by Digger
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The UP Conditions Report Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 39544

Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Simply lovely. LES is such a cool thing.
by Digger
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: interesting old 3-pin Telemark instructional video
Replies: 58
Views: 20400

Re: interesting old 3-pin Telemark instructional video

I had not seen that one before but it reminds me of the classic NATO videos and what I would imagine Steve Barnett and Paul Parker would have done with his book if videos were big back then. Classic Nordic tele. Many techniques. Steps, stems, christies, and smooth turns.