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by freethemind
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Same skin for two sets of skis?
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Same skin for two sets of skis?

Touring newbie here. With all the resorts closed because of Covid-19 I thought I could start hiking up. Always wanted to do this so thought it'd be a good time to finally take the plunge. Been looking at skins and they are not cheap. I have two pairs of skis which I'm hoping to get skins for and I'm...
by freethemind
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: lead change question
Replies: 5
Views: 886

lead change question

I have been learning to tele for a while and I noticed that my skis were parallel for too long during the lead change (so at the point where both of my skis are facing downhill). In theory I'm aware that I should be pushing the downhill ski forward while pushing the uphill ski back (though I underst...
by freethemind
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: When do people find time to ski??
Replies: 45
Views: 4518

When do people find time to ski??

Sorry if it's a dumb question but quite often I've seen people in this forum say they've done 30+ days this season so far. Given this season only starts say late November how is it possible to fit 30+ days in if you have a full time job? For me I've only been able to go skiing in the weekends so far...
by freethemind
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: ski recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 3304

Re: ski recommendation

I will spend most of my time skiing in the East Coast and probably 70% of the time on the slopes so I guess I wouldn't need skis that are too soft but softer than their alpine counterpart?
by freethemind
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: ski recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 3304

Re: ski recommendation

Here's your solution, actually: https://summitcone.com/ Get the Pariah 97 in a 177 and Bob's Your Uncle. Peace of mind, nice flex, done and done. Thanks for the suggestion - they look good but I'm looking something a bit narrower. Maybe no more than 95 underfoot. The problem I find is that most of ...
by freethemind
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: ski recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 3304

Re: ski recommendation

Woodserson wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:59 am


Wait I just reread your post.. when you say ripped off.. . You mean you ripped them out? What binding? What boot? Who mounted them?
NTN freedom binding with scarpa tx. Yea sorry ripped out. I have them mount in a specialist backcountry ski shop(not just a normal alpine ski shop)
by freethemind
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: ski recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 3304

ski recommendation

When I asked around what telemark skis I should get I've been getting contradictory responses: "Go short - Telemark stance is far longer than a normal alpine stance" "Go long - longer skis give much better directional stability" "Go Soft - you can't flex the skis as well. You'll get tired quickly wi...