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by phoenix
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding
Replies: 25
Views: 4525

Re: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding

Lowangle, I've always heated an old #3 phillips (really hot) and held that on the screw for a bit; breaks the glue bond just about every time.I think a soldering iron could work also.I wouldn't heat the binding directly. In the rare case of a screw that just won't loosen, or the head is stripped: Ca...
by phoenix
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding
Replies: 25
Views: 4525

Re: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding

bgregoire, the Riva's you describe with the grooved plastic base plate are a later version Riva (there were at least four). Earlier models, there was no plate... the cable was shorter, and simply snugged against the front of the toepiece, which angled up slightly. This all has got me thinking. I hav...
by phoenix
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: T4s for women
Replies: 11
Views: 2374

Re: T4s for women

Low angle, I have the same size foot as your wife, and also very narrow. I've worn both men's and women's models of the T2, T2x, and T1's over the years (27 shells), and I know that the men's and women's boots are the same shell, different color only. The fit difference is simply the liners coming s...
by phoenix
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Low Stretch Laces
Replies: 17
Views: 5713

Re: Low Stretch Laces

Addendum to my post above, and the whole lacing issue: I've been having the same problem with them loosening on my Alaska's with the regular laces (it's been common on most of my boots, hiking included). I have tried a lacing pattern similar to what lowangle suggested, and that does help. The other ...
by phoenix
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thinner 75mm boot soles?
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Re: Thinner 75mm boot soles?

Just measured mine: 16.07mm duckbill, Vibram sole. My excursions are a little over 18mm.
by phoenix
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thinner 75mm boot soles?
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Re: Thinner 75mm boot soles?

My Alaska's are maybe 2 years old, I'll measure them when I'm home later... but I know they're thinner than an Excursion or T3, T4, etc sole.
by phoenix
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding
Replies: 25
Views: 4525

Re: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding

Al, are you talking about the original Riva, with the heel throw that's 90 degrees to the boot, or the Riva II, with the vertical heel throw? Nick- I was always aware of that possibility with the cable... now that I think about it, I did need to re-tighten the front binding screw a time or two. Neve...
by phoenix
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding
Replies: 25
Views: 4525

Re: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding

OK that's enough of a pause for suspense... what did you come up with?
by phoenix
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wax Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: Wax Question

F4 is a glide "wax"... just a paste really... particularly for warmer and/or wetter snow. I wouldn't want to put skins over it. And I wouldn't use it in cold temps.
by phoenix
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Low Stretch Laces
Replies: 17
Views: 5713

Re: Low Stretch Laces

The link below brings you to a page with all the colors,lengths, and even widths, of flat nylon laces you might want. Check out the topics on the site, theres loads of interesting knots, well illustrated, that don't slip, as well as different lacing patterns for different fitting needs: https://www....