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by dnt_upton
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Hard wires or NTN? And what ski?
Replies: 25
Views: 6125

Re: Hard wires or NTN? And what ski?

I'll echo the point that if you're going with Vice's, don't. Get Axls. Might as well have the touring option. I'd also look at Voile Switchback X2 or original Switchback if you like a more neutral feel. Voile is in Utah, its factory is there, and they make very simple and durable stuff. The NTN opti...
by dnt_upton
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile cartridge stiffness
Replies: 8
Views: 2782

Re: Voile cartridge stiffness

All the cartridges are interchangeable. The difference in the shape of the black cartridge set up results from the fact that Voile moved the pivot rearward to make the X2's more active, so the distance between the cartridges and throw was shortened (as show in the pictures. I think the widths are th...
by dnt_upton
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Objectives: tech mounting question
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

Re: Objectives: tech mounting question

I agree with Fisheater. No problems with Voile skis and their Aspen cores.
by dnt_upton
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The name of this binding?
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: The name of this binding?

Before my time, but I believe those are the Rottefella 412 telemark bindings. Someone may know WTF 412 stands for.
by dnt_upton
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Newby technique question
Replies: 7
Views: 2428

Re: Newby technique question

You're going to get different answers from different skiers. Alpine turns are a great tool in the toolbox and in icy/crappy, tight situations, yeah, many people will use them. If the snow is good, many people will continue to tele and others will use alpine. It's your comfort zone and skill level.
by dnt_upton
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3-pin limit
Replies: 41
Views: 11693

Re: 3-pin limit

The T2X's were around in between that vintage of T2 and the T2eco. Yes, forgot about that. Getting old, I guess. More then this: with the soft cables from Voile I found out that the binding acts very close to a free pivot binding with the advantage of weight on my side. Not having those 3 pins, the...
by dnt_upton
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3-pin limit
Replies: 41
Views: 11693

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: 11693

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: 13242

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: 13242

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...

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