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by joeatomictoad
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole

... to put my big clown foot more into an average situation. Woodserson , Quit clowning around. But thanks for the mini-lesson in boot marking nomenclature. I am only resort skiing downhill, using alpine grade skis. Not looking to engage any kick wax, or any of that. Not looking to earn any turns i...
by joeatomictoad
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole

I would have thought the mounting mark on the boot sole (looks to be a figure eight) to be much closer to the bellows, but actually is quite a bit aft of the bellows. I make no claims of expertise, but wouldn't this put the center of force of the uphill ski during a tele turn (under the bellows) qui...
by joeatomictoad
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wintah
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: wintah

Houston, Texas here. (ugghhh)
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by joeatomictoad
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Will these leather Alpina Alaska NNNBC boots stretch out in the width?
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Will these leather Alpina Alaska NNNBC boots stretch out in the width?

Maybe steaming the toebox area before / during the stretch? If so, then probably would be good to followup with saddle soap and conditioner after.
by joeatomictoad
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Should I avoid 3-pin bindings with wire bails?
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Should I avoid 3-pin bindings with wire bails?

colonel_sandbag That's a pretty sweet find for new old stock, albeit not very pragmatic. Perhaps the modern day forces are not compatible with design specs of yesteryear, heck even yesteryear forces were not compatible... but if one were inclined, could be an inexpensive way to add some character t...
by joeatomictoad
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite ski mountains in each area
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Favorite ski mountains in each area

Can anyone make any recommendations about visiting the Pyrenees for resort / backcountry skiing? I know nothing more than the general area on a map. Seems like they have a strong culture of telemark skiing there.
by joeatomictoad
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Import Duty from EU to USA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: Import Duty from EU to USA?

@Stephen:
I had similar experience with new boots earlier this year. France to Texas, U.S.A. via DHL. If duty was paid, then one may say I was ignorant to that line item.
by joeatomictoad
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: TELEWIKI - The Telemark Skiing Wiki Knowledge Base
Topic: Bindings 101: Where to mount Telemark bindings (Part I)
Replies: 2
Views: 18379

Re: Bindings 101: Where to mount Telemark bindings (Part I)

Anybody have further advice on mounting modern telemark bindings on modern skis? I am technically / analytically minded; however, sad to say that I am ignorant to the nuances of binding mounts. :?: I have 22D Vice bindings to mount on 2019 Nordica Enforcer 93 skis. My style is more grippy/bendy, not...
by joeatomictoad
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Outlaw-X Snaps
Replies: 9
Views: 1961

Re: Outlaw-X Snaps

If the temperature was cold enough (-20C) when the snap occur, I might suspect also a ductile-to-brittle transition. (DBTT ductile-to-brittle-transition temperature) is a phenomenon that is widely observed in metals but too often underestimated but the ski designer. Below critical temperature (DBTT...
by joeatomictoad
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I need new skis!
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: I need new skis!

Please help me choose. Volkl Kenja 88 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Rossignol Experience 84 Ai. (I found the great review of these.) Elan Ripstick 88W Dynastar Legend W88 I'm a Colorado skier, 5'6", 135 lbs, stuck at the lower end of advanced, maybe because of the worn out old skis. I'm happy for other r...