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by TomH
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Least active, best edging boot/binding combo?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Least active, best edging boot/binding combo?

Not sure why it hasn't been mentioned, but if you liked your Garmont EnerG, the Scott Synergy is the same thing. The Voodoo (75 mm version) is a completely different width/fit/closure than the traditional Garmont molds. Most people don't care for the Voodoo (Prohphet) as the ankle area is huge and h...
by TomH
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Switchback question
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Switchback question

On BD02's I used to use electric tape (over cartridge/cable interface) to stop the same thing from happening, and it was also SOP for HH's heel tube per the manufacturer. I've heard the teflon tape many times for Switchbacks though.
by TomH
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: name this turn
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: name this turn

It can be handy in tight spots too where you essentially want to pre-set a turn around an obstacle (rather than straight-line it and try to snap off a turn). So you engage a smear directly down the fall line, then engage the turn at the right spot. They also add a little more of that surfy feeling i...
by TomH
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: maontaineer & T2 compatability
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: maontaineer & T2 compatability

Did you compare your sole thickness between the T2's. It's possible one is a a hair thicker giving you issues and shaving a little vibram or pebax might fix it. It wouldn't be the first plastic tele boot that needed some file work to fit in a binding, but it's usually to the sides, not necessarily t...
by TomH
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: name this turn
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: name this turn

From your description, you were smearing which is more or less your skidded turn for powder, but with more emphasis on the pivot versus edge engagement and generally less angulation which lets you do that smear until you engage more ski and give it a direction across the fall line. I instinctively d...
by TomH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Interesting site.
Replies: 15
Views: 1067

Re: Interesting site.

Basically - the bigger the turn radius, the less important counter becomes, and I believe that for both alpine and tele. In large radius carves, especially where you're covering a lot of horizontal distance, too much counter ends up being a hindrance. Think of traversing across a hill at decent spee...
by TomH
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I hate my bindings
Replies: 27
Views: 1526

Re: I hate my bindings

I love the Bishops, hard to find though. I snagged mine for a good price on Ebay but even used they aren't cheap. Sometimes I worry about the total lack of release (I'm sure my knee/leg would give out before the binding even budged), but otherwise they are amazing. Have you tried those new Bishop B...
by TomH
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telemark Down (updated:situation corrected)
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Telemark Down (updated:situation corrected)

Digger wrote:I'm not ready for a teleboard, although there are a couple of riders around my local hill, but I would not doubt their customer service.


Really? down at Welch? I've never seen one in the wild in MN. Hell, I've only seen one in person once around 15 years ago out in Jackson Hole.
by TomH
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telemark Down (updated:situation corrected)
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Telemark Down (updated:situation corrected)

Glad to hear you got it worked out. I've bought from them a few times, and had nothing but good experiences.
by TomH
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I hate my bindings
Replies: 27
Views: 1526

Re: I hate my bindings

I have been skiing Bishop Bombers for the last two seasons. Amazing resort binding, the toe bale design eliminates rocker launch in my opinion. I can ski those bindings with my newer Black Diamond boots or with my worn out "super elf toe" Garmont Ener-G boots and they feel very similar. D...

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