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by TomH
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Rotofella NTN Small Size Functionality Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Rotofella NTN Small Size Functionality Issue

First things first. You absolutely can not use a large size binding with your boot. The distance from the toe to the second heel is a specific distance for all the boots falling in the small size, and a longer specific distance for all boots falling in the large category. So large and small size bin...
by TomH
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: need help with new NTN setup
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: need help with new NTN setup

Large boot with large binding and small boot with small binding should work in any of the toe cage bindings (i.e. Freeride, Freedom, Outlaw, Outlaw X). The NTN standard specified the distance from the toe to the second heel for each size range. The only compatibility issues that have risen up are wi...
by TomH
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: need help with new NTN setup
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: need help with new NTN setup

Also, if/when you buy bindings, make sure you're buying the 'large' size given your boot size . The toe to second heel dimension is fixed for a range of sizes in NTN, so there isn't a possibility to use a 'large' size boot in a 'small' size binding. The break is in the 26ish mondo range, so you're f...
by TomH
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: need help with new NTN setup
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: need help with new NTN setup

ebay and the telemark gear exchange facebook page are the best bets for used boots. If you're handy with nationwide searches on craigslist, can do that as well. Freeheellife.com also has used boots, but didn't see any 28's on their page today.
by TomH
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: need help with new NTN setup
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: need help with new NTN setup

Scarpa will tell you their boots don't have a break-in period, which I think most folks would tell you is a load of shit. My Crispi Evos certainly have broken in from when they were brand new. That being said, the initial break-in (from 'holy shit - these things don't want to bend to flexing nicely)...
by TomH
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New to Telemark, advice on skis please!
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: New to Telemark, advice on skis please!

Take a look at Binding Freedom inserts. In your position with multiple skis, you may find you want to share the binding over several/all of the skis at some point. I'd start by mounting up the Volkl's knowing that you may outgrow them (depending on your size). It's likely that you can do inserts for...
by TomH
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Powder Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: Powder Tips

Biggest thing for me is good balanced weight between the skis and a tighter stance. Occasionally, I'll emphasize additional rear foot weight to bring tips up, but it's a dynamic move. If you're consistently augering the rear ski, I'd venture you're getting too spread out when dropping into a turn, w...
by TomH
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NTN Binding Debate 5.0
Replies: 10
Views: 3150

Re: NTN Binding Debate 5.0

I dunno, I've been on the black freerides since their inception (5/6 years...), and have yet to break them, and I'm not a small guy (~200 lbs), nor am I particularly easy on equipment. I think the black frames fixed a lot of the old problems, particularly the frame being beveled up on the rear, whic...
by TomH
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Snowshoer Gone Skiing Help
Replies: 11
Views: 4312

Re: Snowshoer Gone Skiing Help

You could look at the Marquette Backcountry ski (if they still make it) as well, which would be a pretty good snowshoe substitute. You won't want to take it anywhere near hardpack though, as it doesn't have metal edges, but is pretty easy on the budget. It's big scales as opposed to the Hok having a...
by TomH
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Crispi Evo Rando and Rottefella Freeride compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Re: Crispi Evo Rando and Rottefella Freeride compatibility

Don't know what issue that would be. Most of the Evos (of that generation) were used in Freerides, and the only different between a regular Evo and the 'Rando' version was the addition of tech fittings. If anything, the issue would be with the tech toe options (TTS/Meidjo/Lynx). Some of the early Cr...