Search found 95 matches

by rongon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Re: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

That's clever!
But what if you need climbing bars sometimes?

With my Switchback bindings, I find I get ice accumulation under the forefoot, on the toe piece. Not so much on the heel piece.
--
by rongon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: advice on ski selection and other things
Replies: 7
Views: 3607

Re: advice on ski selection and other things

So this past weekend I skied Avalanche Pass in the Adirondacks on my new Ingstads and learned a few things that left me (as usual) with more questions. We actually did avalanche pass and then drove to the garden parking lot and skied into Johns Brook Loj for the night...getting in at 8:30 (but we w...
by rongon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: Scarpa T4 27.5
Replies: 7
Views: 3820

Re: Scarpa T4 27.5

I'd be interested. I normally can't wear Scarpa boots due to fit issues, but the T4 is so perfect for the kind of skiing I do. PM sent.
by rongon
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Re: Gorilla tape + heel pad = less problems

Can you post a photo of your anti-ice taping?

Are you using the plain old Gorilla 'duct' tape?
https://www.gorillatough.com/product/bl ... illa-tape/

All weather Gorilla Tape?
https://www.gorillatough.com/product/go ... ther-tape/
by rongon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Asnes USGI skis/bindings/boots
Replies: 11
Views: 3382

Re: Asnes USGI skis/bindings/boots

I'm not in the loop, but it looks like a company named Serket USA partnered with Icelantic to provide skis and has come up with a 'universal' binding to supply the USMC. https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/10/02/marines-award-contract-for-new-ski-system/ Serket USA website s...
by rongon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Crispi XR or XP?
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Re: Crispi XR or XP?

Good question. I'd call up the Fey Bros at https://aspinockwoods.com/ and ask them. They're the distributor for Crispi telemark boots in the US. I can't wear Scarpa boots (they don't fit my weird feet), but I've flexed Scarpa T2eco boots in the store. They seem to have extremely stiff bellows, much ...
by rongon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How to tele: 3-pin only
Replies: 27
Views: 17244

Re: How to tele: 3-pin only

Right now I only have the T2 eco's in duckbill- I've flexed the bellows of a few T2eco boots over the last few years, and they are STIFF! I can't see how those boots would work for touring with a 3-pin binding. The bellows is so stiff that it would take too much work to get a kick-and-glide going. ...
by rongon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Altai Skis Still Available?
Replies: 6
Views: 6166

Re: Altai Skis Still Available?

FWIW, there are a few Sépaq parks in Québec that have trails designated for "Hok skiing"(!!). Is that a thing?
by rongon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier
Replies: 15
Views: 23231

Re: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier

Another wrinkle to this... I ski mostly in the woods in the Catskills, Berkshires, southern VT and Adirondacks. Lots of bushwhacking on skis. I like it. I use a 'light telemark' setup as a sliding snowshoe kind of thing. I don't worry too much about covering long distances as fast as I can, but rath...
by rongon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skins- off-season storage
Replies: 8
Views: 12254

Re: Skins- off-season storage

Neat trick learned from a fantastic guide I met in Canada... Instead of the commercial skin savers (which always begin to fall apart, leaving pieces of themselves embedded in the skin glue) I started using strips of non-slip rug pad instead - https://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Premium-2-ft-x-...