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by Rodbelan
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

That fat ski market is just that; another market segment that wasn't covered, giving a good opportunity for the business to make money. Of ourse, there is a use for fat skis; not on groomers though. In the BC, when conditions are tough (wind slab, crud, etc) fat skis are pretty good! For me, fat is ...
by Rodbelan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

There is one tool that could take care — it seems — of the bases; it is called Skivision base flattener or something like that... I wonder if it is as good as they claim...
by Rodbelan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...

Rod, you always manage to impress me! Good work. Has you confirmed with them that they can re-stitch a norwegian welt, get a pair of Vibram Ferret soles and rebuild the midsoles for you? I'm so excited about the prospect! We've discussed about all that. Both can re-stitch by hand, no problem. Both ...
by Rodbelan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...

I found a guy — a knowledgable cobbler in Stoneham (he does stuff for MEC). Another one is in Mtl: Atelier Micho. Their call: around 120 $ Can for the job. I guess that's the way to go...
by Rodbelan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...

How's the bazooka? Have you had to scare away any alpine skiers yet? Keep that smile. you know you love leathers deep down. its okay. I feel more like a sort of Bazooka Joe, with my 2 pairs of cracked/broken leather boots. If I scare alpine skier away, it is beyond my control... I prefer to scare s...
by Rodbelan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...

You do have to be careful with old boots. One time my wife and I were skiing on twenty year old boots. We hiked up a couple hundred feet of steep trail, no kickstepping. When we got to the top all four boots were cracked at the pin line on the vibrim outsole rendering them unskiable. My Vibram oute...
by Rodbelan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...

Since I am in Quebec, I'll try to find a cobbler around here... Thanks anyway!
by Rodbelan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...

On t'attend de pied ferme! De pied ferme oui, mais avec des semelles craquées...
by Rodbelan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...

Geez man... I am tired of leather boots. I had bad luck with them. Second pair I destroy after 2-3 outings. Is anybody here that had similar problem and a successful repair? The other one was Alpina Tele lite; new! But since the sole is thermo glued, noting can be done to reglue... Hope I can deal w...
by Rodbelan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Frankenbindings
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

Re: Frankenbindings

WonderfulWife gifted me with a set of brand new Telebry release plates. I mounted them (on inserts) with a Voile binding. The cables are thrift store Cobras that lay flat behind the heel riser and snap in the back of my Alicos easily. Have the DIN set for 5 right now. Had one release so far when th...

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