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by joeatomictoad
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Upgrading to new skis -- should I also upgrade from Hammerheads?
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Upgrading to new skis -- should I also upgrade from Hammerheads?

I went from Karhu Ruckit with Hammerheads to Nordica Enforcer 93 with Vice. My 2-cents on transitioning from HH to replacement. 1. I needed to upgrade to stiffy springs on the Hammerheads. Vice has stock springs, and I have not noticed a difference. Maybe my diet was more effective than I realized? ...
by joeatomictoad
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Old mans binding dream.
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Old mans binding dream.

Any entrepreneurs here? My pipe dream has been to design an electromagnet built into the heel piece of a tele binding. The magnet would be paired with some sort of ferrous steel built into the heel of the boot. Once energized, the electromagnet would secure the boot heel to the heel piece of the bin...
by joeatomictoad
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Sorry for Spam: Fischer Traverse 78 Sizing Question
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Sorry for Spam: Fischer Traverse 78 Sizing Question

...Telemark Pyrenees - is that place legit? colonel_sandbag : I purchased boots from Telemark Pyrenees early in 2020, which were shipped to U.S.A. I spoke to them on the phone briefly prior to purchase. From my experience, totally legit, no issues, and their office/sales staff are very knowledgable...
by joeatomictoad
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: La Cordée
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: La Cordée

...they were all STOLEN. They stole more than 100 pairs from our friends and brothers in Norway, they never paid for them . Johnny : I understand your conclusions and the associated emotions. However, I cannot make the connection from the news articles in previous posts, to your conclusions. Can yo...
by joeatomictoad
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: La Cordée
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: La Cordée

I don't follow all the dynamics here. Here's my best presumption. Someone please correct me. La Cordee has MEC, among other accounts, on the books for mucho money for Accounts Payable. Creditors ( incl. MEC) will get pennies on the dollar after La Cordee bankruptcy proceedings are finalized. Is this...
by joeatomictoad
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Talk me Down... or Not!
Replies: 13
Views: 1685

Re: Talk me Down... or Not!

Woodserson wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:40 pm
The only thing is that the duckbill can be a little thin for Voile bindings (fine for Rottefella Super Tele).
I guess NN-Nordic Norm only normalized the pins, not the sole thickness.
by joeatomictoad
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Leather tear on Alpina Alaska stitch
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Leather tear on Alpina Alaska stitch

Firstly, I agree with the general consensus on getting a warranty replacement/repair. If you have the precious resource of time to initiate and followup with this type of thing, then exploit it for your greatest benefit. If a warranty replacement/repair is not available: Keep the tear in the leather...
by joeatomictoad
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 37
Views: 4781

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

Being "that guy", I have to say it...
those boots were designed with a high degree of engineering efficiency, sounds like it was designed to this particular failure mode at this particular fatigue level. Engineers, damn!, Respect for engineers, damnation for their management.
by joeatomictoad
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole

@fisheater
Come on down to Texas and help with my skis? I’ll hook you up with a fish fry and a brew.
Glad to hear ski mfgr following your trend; you should make it a side hustle!
by joeatomictoad
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole

How much do you weigh, how long the skis, and remind us where you ski again? Woodserson 160 lbs., with winter blubber; and Nordica Enforcer 93, @ 177-cm; and Scarpa T1, 27.5 MP; connected with 22D Vice traps; and Ski mountains all over USA, 99% lift-serviced Colorado & Utah mostly; and Lake Tahoe a...