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by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

Jesus, I thought you died, man. For real- I went looking for obits. When I didn't find any I figured you wanted to stay low and left it at that. No man, I've just been doing so much alpine skiing for the first part of the season that my tele skis needed dusting off. It is really your fault: you tur...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

One thing I should also mention is that, and this is just an opinion, a duckbill/cable setup is preferable to NTN in deep powder. This may be more profound here skiing the northern cascades where "great powder" is a bottomless version of the perfect snowball making snow. In fact if you squeeze it in...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

Thanks to all so far for your insights. Harris, your "badass" tone of 30+ years of tele experience kindled some of the doubt that lingers in my gut at this stage. I'm conscious of how easily and quickly this 4-year-old late-arrival tele-adventure could be interrupted or ended. You've got 30+ years ...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

Too bad about that accident Harris, glad to hear you're up and running. It was that hard to get used to NTN, how much of it was due to the boot do you think? I would say the injury had more to do with the difference between skiing years on the the 75mm norm and the newness of learning the NTN Freer...
by Harris
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

So this is what I'd say about all that... I made the conversion to NTN via TX Pros with Rott Freerides on BD Havoks from circa 1995 Garmont Garas mated with Targa G3 bindings mounted on a variety of alpine race skis and 75mm stick Kazamas. I had a really hard time at first with NTN. My binding choic...
by Harris
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: A humbling day
Replies: 10
Views: 2249

Re: A humbling day

There are just some conditions that suck to tele. Telemark skiers have been plying our trade for a long time now, and if there were secrets they would've been long ago revealed. Some of the less than great conditions can be mitigated by using the right gear for the job but only to a point. And if yo...
by Harris
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It doesn't get much better conditions for chute skiing than this.
Replies: 15
Views: 2941

Re: It doesn't get much better conditions for chute skiing than this.

Woodserson wrote:King Ravine. DON'T FORGET TO GO LEFT!!!

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Badass!
by Harris
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New School vs Old School blather. It is just skiing.
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

New School vs Old School blather. It is just skiing.

I believe this pretty much nails it and explains all there is to know, and if patient there is some excellent tele skiing at the end.

by Harris
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: This is all Wooderson's fault.
Replies: 1
Views: 576

This is all Wooderson's fault.

My quiver is basically newish K2 Pinnacle 95s for usual slop, newish Praxis Protest pure deep wet skis, and 15 year old second hand 165 Volkl P60 junior race skis, which worked "Meh." Needing a new set of boards for bullet-proof groom I've been shopping and Wooderson inadvertently steered me to Vant...