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by dnt_upton
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3-pin limit
Replies: 41
Views: 10068

Re: 3-pin limit

What about this model of Scarpa T2? Does it worth considering? I have an offer on some local site. I mean: are they much stiffer then the T4's? I believe that is the last version of the T2 before the puke green T2 Ecos came out. It's a comfortable, easy to flex boot. It's probably not much stiffer ...
by dnt_upton
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3-pin limit
Replies: 41
Views: 10068

Re: 3-pin limit

I've mounted the chili's on some skis and barely had time for a little kick and glide last evening in the moon shine. They are stiffer and it occurred to me that telemark can only be learned using the cables . Am I right? Without the tension provided by them it is harder to feel the move. And anoth...
by dnt_upton
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The FEEEL between rod/cartridge and compression springs.
Replies: 51
Views: 11594

Re: The FEEEL between rod/cartridge and compression springs.

I meant in comprehension of the difference between an active vs neutral binding, but your explanation hits the mark for what I'm grasping at. Thanks! D'oh. Yes, you're on the right track. Activity and how it works has been debated to death, so I'll just say that, to me, the sensation is greater res...
by dnt_upton
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The FEEEL between rod/cartridge and compression springs.
Replies: 51
Views: 11594

Re: The FEEEL between rod/cartridge and compression springs.

Does the above sound like I'm moving in the right direction? I don't think it's a question of right vs wrong. It's about preference. The original Switchbacks are very neutral. Opinions may vary, but I think it's great to ski them to work on technique and balance. It may be that that's the only bind...
by dnt_upton
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3-pin limit
Replies: 41
Views: 10068

Re: 3-pin limit

Does anyone here think the Garmont Syner-g is too much boot for a 3pin Cable binding (on Madshus Epochs). I pretty much agree with what the others have said. I have used T4s (suck, sold them but also older version), T2s, and T1s in 3 pin bindings. Activity helps flex the boot, but it's not needed. ...
by dnt_upton
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3-pin limit
Replies: 41
Views: 10068

Re: 3-pin limit

I think the point is that it's possible to go with that gear and dial in your technique to make it happen, but in the snow conditions you describe, different gear such as the 3-pin Hardwire or Switchback X2, would make that far easier and possibly more fun. The skis are fine, though quite skinny by ...
by dnt_upton
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The FEEEL between rod/cartridge and compression springs.
Replies: 51
Views: 11594

Re: The FEEEL between rod/cartridge and compression springs.

My buddy has the SBX2 he's going to let me take his cartridges off and we're going to swap them out and see. It'll be a couple of weeks. I doubt you'll notice much of a difference. The biggest difference between the SB and the SBX2 is what lowangle al noted -- the pivot is farther back by a little ...
by dnt_upton
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The FEEEL between rod/cartridge and compression springs.
Replies: 51
Views: 11594

Re: The FEEEL between rod/cartridge and compression springs.

I personally think switching between bindings of different activity levels is the hardest adjustment (awkward for 1/2 day), followed by switching between boots of different stiffness/height (awkward for 2 runs), followed by switching between skis of different dimensions (which I don't find hard at a...
by dnt_upton
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Meidjo NTN 2.0 review/warning
Replies: 27
Views: 13382

Re: Meidjo NTN 2.0 review/warning

All good feedback, thanks.
by dnt_upton
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Mounting Location for Telemark Skis
Replies: 23
Views: 4974

Re: Mounting Location for Telemark Skis

1 -2 cm back from the ski maker's line is fine too; it just happens to be concocted from thin air and reflects the person's own preferences. I do it a lot after putting the skis and bindings on the floor (unmounted), standing above them, and eyeballing whether it looks right. Cracky but comforting.

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