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by Tom M
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Suggestions for some soft shell pants?
Replies: 25
Views: 534

Re: Suggestions for some soft shell pants?

I'm a big fan of the OR Trailbreaker Pant. The problems that Stephen mentioned are not an issue for me, but I'm only 5'8" (173 cm). I don't wear a belt with mine, I use the suspenders, and I can keep them loose around the waist, so maybe that is the difference between my experience and Stephen's. Al...
by Tom M
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Johnny, Pierre, and the beast. Or the new Telemark Tech Norm (TTN) vs the future of XCD (NTN-BC)
Replies: 65
Views: 18418

Re: Johnny, Pierre, and the beast. Or the new Telemark Tech Norm (TTN) vs the future of XCD (NTN-BC)

Does anyone here know how the lever at the front of the binding works? Is it just a simple lock in / release for the pins on the boot? Does it shift or move the bumper to allow for a type of free pivot / downhill mode? Are the pins on the boot "fixed" or are they spring loaded, so that the pins go i...
by Tom M
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 821
Views: 447343

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

More fun than a barrel of FT 62's OOOoooOOOhhh?!?!? Would you KNOW, personally? I actually got to touch, but not ski a set of the mythical Ft 62's on this outing. I was skiing with another forum member and he was cranking great turns with his NNN-BC and Alfa Guard Advance setup. I was on 3 pins and...
by Tom M
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 821
Views: 447343

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Skiing today in the Caribou National Forest of Idaho. More fun than a barrel of FT 62's
by Tom M
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Argh Can't decide which 75 mm binding for Vectors
Replies: 26
Views: 2128

Re: Argh Can't decide which 75 mm binding for Vectors

Baaahb wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:41 am
Am I mistaken that the heel throw can be stowed under/behind a properly placed heel riser when not needed, and the rest of the binding operates as a simple three pin, closeable with one's pole? Others have said that as well.
Hardwire can be stowed for maximum freedom of movement.
hardwire.jpg
by Tom M
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New leathers--crease control
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: New leathers--crease control

His left boot breaks where I'd want it, where toe bones meet instep; right boot has two creases, one across the toe knuckles. I never heard of a way to control this at break-in, but then I left for the plastic world of heavy tele. Any secrets? Am zeroing in on Alaskas or Fischer BCX, prob 6. As you...
by Tom M
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Excursion 88 length
Replies: 24
Views: 1610

Re: Excursion 88 length

Here is the recommended lengths from REI https://www.rei.com/product/140131/fischer-excursion-88-crownskin-cross-country-skis 169 CM: 145 and under pounds, 65.7 kg 179 CM: 145 - 195 pounds, 65.7 - 88.5 kg 189 CM: 176 - 230 pounds, 79.8 - 104,3 kg Be sure to include your touring weight (clothing, boo...
by Tom M
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Best ski/binding setup for mixed terrain
Replies: 17
Views: 5246

Re: Best ski/binding setup for mixed terrain

My plan was to use my Crispi Svartisen 75mm with Voiles Traverse 3-Pin and mybe get a T4 or similar if more stability is needed. For a deep snow ski ex Objective or mybe some other voile. But not to wide :?: :? Been looking at Åsnes Tindan(86) and Nosi(76) to and they have not problem with 3-Pin bi...
by Tom M
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Best ski/binding setup for mixed terrain
Replies: 17
Views: 5246

Re: Best ski/binding setup for mixed terrain

But of course.. It could be better(not just my skiing ;) ) so I looking sometimes to at a shorther and wider ski ex Objective, Åsnes Tindan or the Nosi. Somebody nows the diffrent Voile Ultravector Bc vs Objective Bc? Snow is falling now :lol: I've been skiing the Objective BC with 3 pins and leath...
by Tom M
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Binding Screw Glue
Replies: 19
Views: 1783

Re: Binding Screw Glue

I've been using Titebond III ultimate wood glue for a number of years for mounting skis that have a wood core. It is waterproof, lubricates the screw, is easy to use, and the excess cleans up with water. My main issue with polyurethane glues, like Gorilla glue, is that the shelf life of the unused p...