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by iBjorn
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tips n’ tricks 2 - poor mans free pivot binding
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Tips n’ tricks 2 - poor mans free pivot binding

The second tip is a classic from the good old days of the original TelemarkTips. By using a strap to hold the the heel lever in a looser uphill mode, you get considerable less spring resistance for easier climbing. Did this with great success with Riva bindings, just had to be careful when doing kic...
by iBjorn
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tips n’ tricks - skimo-like backpack ski attachments
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Tips n’ tricks - skimo-like backpack ski attachments

Thought I would share some tips for BC skiing. First is homemade skimo-like attachments for backpacks. The ability to put the skis on and off the backpack without removing it, is a huge time saver. For those not familiar with these systems, look at these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uwtC...
by iBjorn
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Light plastic telemark boot
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Light plastic telemark boot

Is this what we dream of?

https://www.scarpa.com/f1-carbon

The lightest scarpa f1 weighted 840g/each in size 27
by iBjorn
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Just throwing this out there...
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Just throwing this out there...

They might look silly with race suit and long poles - but doesnt the race suit people of regular GS or cross-country look silly to? Nonetheless, these races doesnt seem to be for the faint hearted. The GS section seems to be quite fast, the jumps are long and the ending skate section seems to take l...
by iBjorn
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Light plastic telemark boot
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Light plastic telemark boot

Scott/Garmont Excursion Femme in size 265 with the new 2017 T4 liner in size 260 (the garmont 265 is very small in size) will end up at approx. 1050-1080 gram. But it will be too soft even for my taste... 2017 Scarpa T4 at 1340 gram is a much better choice for going more downhill. Scarpa are working...
by iBjorn
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3-pin Racing
Replies: 46
Views: 3494

Re: 3-pin Racing

IMG_4766.JPG Did some testing this afternoon. Mounted the additional heelbar to the LiteDogz on my Fischer Transalps to get an active binding, as well as to get a free pivot mode. Tested different configurations and spring loading of the LiteDogz with T4 boot as well as a pair of older T2 and a pai...
by iBjorn
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3-pin Racing
Replies: 46
Views: 3494

Re: 3-pin Racing

In the little research I did I noticed that nnn and nnnbc among other systems were not allowed in that particular race. Are they prohibited in skimo in general and if so are there any comps for the XCD crowd? Why not talk to the people arranging the races and express your opinion? My experiance is ...
by iBjorn
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3-pin Racing
Replies: 46
Views: 3494

Re: 3-pin Racing

Yesterday I participated in the Solo sprint race, so here comes the race report. The race was also part of the national skimo championship. I was the only one not wearing a spandex suit, and definatly the only guy not using superlight AT gear. Most of the particapants used carbon class boots - I did...
by iBjorn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3-pin Racing
Replies: 46
Views: 3494

Re: 3-pin Racing

I know very little about skimo but it sounds like a good fun way to get in optimum shape physically. It's too bad there isn't a Nordic class for free heelers, because it seems that they are at a competitive disadvantage. Especially going up against guys with $2500.00 boots who lock there heels down...
by iBjorn
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3-pin Racing
Replies: 46
Views: 3494

Re: 3-pin Racing

I would like to point out that I do this for fun, to trim my equipment as well as my technique. I also thought that it might be of value for someone that I shared my experience of this, but I am not sure on that anymore. Note sure about that. I'd say 3pins are the worst case for skimo racing. YMMV. ...

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