The Last King. AKA: A telemarking battle movie.

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Harris
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The Last King. AKA: A telemarking battle movie.

Postby Harris » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:24 am

It has axes. It has spears. It has a medieval "overthrow the king" plot. It has Norwegian legend. And... It has telemark fight scenes. I give you...

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Re: The Last King. AKA: A telemarking battle movie.

Postby anemic » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:46 am

It's so good. When we stream it from iTunes, it defaulted to an experience-killing English overdub. My IT guy (16 y/o son) switched it to Norwegian language w/English subtitles, which is the only way to see this movie if you don't know Norwegian. We loved it.

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Re: The Last King. AKA: A telemarking battle movie.

Postby GLB » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:49 am

It's a good movie with some good skiing in it. I'm reading the book now "Birkebeiner" by Jeff Foltz, a historical fiction about the events.

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lowangle al
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Re: The Last King. AKA: A telemarking battle movie.

Postby lowangle al » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:28 pm

It looks like fat rockered skis were the origional XCD skis. For historical accuracy were there no T turns before Sondre Nordheim?

GLB
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Re: The Last King. AKA: A telemarking battle movie.

Postby GLB » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:06 pm

Who did Sondre Norheim learn it from??? I believe it was all part of getting around and moving through that terrain while on skis that they learned different techniques. I am sure it was used in some form with a combination of other skills before it was given a name and called a style. However in the movie you don't see any T-Turns but good skiing all around.

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Re: The Last King. AKA: A telemarking battle movie.

Postby phoenix » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:26 pm

My recollection is that Sondre Norheim came up with the idea for the turn as a way to check speed after landing Nordic long jumps. It bled over to the alpine world... there were fierce arguments over the temark vs. parallel styles.

I think the movie was really the Kingdom boys looking to have fun out of tele camp. One of 'em was babysitting their grandson, had to do something. And get the kid started young.


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