NNN-BC toe bumper stiffness

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NNN-BC toe bumper stiffness

Postby Woodserson » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:10 am

I remember way back when one could get different stiffness toe-bumpers. Do they still do this, especially for the NNN-BC? Or is what you buy stock what you get now?

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Re: NNN-BC toe bumper stiffness

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Re: NNN-BC toe bumper stiffness

Postby Johnny » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:30 am

Of course they are still available... And guys, this is honestly XCD's best kept secret. Shhht! Don't tell anyone, but it can turn any NNN binding into a NTN-like one...

The hard ones are either white or red... I have them on three of my DH oriented XCD skis: S98s, Objectives (my non-BC ones) and my Asnes Woodies... If you have a stiff boot like the Alaska BC, touring is almost impossible with the hard flexors...
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Re: NNN-BC toe bumper stiffness

Postby lilcliffy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:40 pm

I seem to remember being told I was full of BS for suggesting that the flexor influenced the "activeness" of the binding...
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Re: NNN-BC toe bumper stiffness

Postby Johnny » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:41 pm

Who ever said that?
Only Ron Cole would suggest something like that...

But honestly, except for a few freaks like us, I really wonder why they ever produced the white BC flexors... I wonder what was Rotte original idea behind that...
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Re: NNN-BC toe bumper stiffness

Postby lowangle al » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:21 pm

lilcliffy wrote:I seem to remember being told I was full of BS for suggesting that the flexor influenced the "activeness" of the binding...


It was probably the same people who would infer that a cable binding is a less pure form of XCD than a three pin binding.

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Re: NNN-BC toe bumper stiffness

Postby Grampatele » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:07 am

The only thinger about a binding is if you like them and are they lite?.....For me.....ease of getting them on and can they take a wetting at twenty below?.....Simplicity is a must and no need of mechanical disasters in the bush...TM

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Re: NNN-BC toe bumper stiffness

Postby lilcliffy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:19 am

Just received an email response from Rottefella on this:

Hi Gareth,
We have black flexor which is standard, and red flexor for ice-skating. You can order through our distributor: info@alpinasports.com.

Mvh/Best regards
TRINE W. STENSETH
Sales Coordinator


Twould appear that Rottefella's intent for the stiffer more active red flexor is for Nordic skating...
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Re: NNN-BC toe bumper stiffness

Postby satsuma » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:13 pm

You should ask them about the leash attachment plate as well.

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Re: NNN-BC toe bumper stiffness

Postby Johnny » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:31 am

lilcliffy wrote:Twould appear that Rottefella's intent for the stiffer more active red flexor is for Nordic skating...

Yeah, the red NNN ones are obviously for skating... But for NNN-BC...? Why would anyone want a stiff flexor except for downhill purposes? Nobody is using NNNBC for downhill... Nobody is making turns on NNNBC...! 8-)
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