Need gear beta after a lengthy hiatus

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Need gear beta after a lengthy hiatus

Post by freeheelbillie » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:57 pm

Don't let the handle fool you, I've been out of the free-heel game for about 10 years...that's a long sad story for another time. However, when I was still getting after it I'd considered myself a solid skier, off and on piste while living in AK and CO. But that was a decade ago, on stronger knees and in better all-around shape. These days I'll be on the confines of the hard pack with the family as I come home to a sport that I sorely miss.

Me, 175lbs, 6'0", medium build...I still easily fit in my old gear :lol:
I was running T1's back in the day on some K2 Piste Stinks, I think. I can't remember the dimensions or what I was running for a binding.

So without opening a complete can of worms, what say you about a good set up to get back to business?
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Re: Need gear beta after a lengthy hiatus

Post by freeheelbillie » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:59 pm

Welp, I answered my own question.
I went with what I was used to for a boot, T1s. Vice bindings and Line, Sick Day 94 skis (179cm)
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Re: Need gear beta after a lengthy hiatus

Post by Andy M » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:21 pm

Good choice on the T1s and Vices. Don't know much about the Line Sick Days, but should be a good modern upgrade of the Piste Stinx.

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Re: Need gear beta after a lengthy hiatus

Post by freeheelbillie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:02 am

Thanks!
I wasn't sure about the skis either and had actually never heard of them prior to a buddy recommending them. https://lineskis.com/en-us/p/sick-day-94
He raves about them and I found a Presidents Day deal for about 50% so I went for it. I couldn't find a bad review... I'll post up after I have some time on them with my thoughts (for what they're worth).
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Re: Need gear beta after a lengthy hiatus

Post by MSU Alum » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:31 am

I also looked at them a few years ago (Sick Days) and everything I read about them was good. Once you're back in the saddle, I think you'll really like them.
I'd mount them boot center over the recommended mounting point as opposed to any older telemark specific algorithm.

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Re: Need gear beta after a lengthy hiatus

Post by freeheelbillie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:08 pm

That was actually my next question...regarding binding mounting positon. 22 designs Vice template here https://twentytwodesigns.3dcartstores.c ... mplate.pdf

Opinions on the exact location (forward/back) would be great! Again, I went with the Line 94, (179cm) Sick Days.

Thanks!
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Re: Need gear beta after a lengthy hiatus

Post by bauerb » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:41 pm

where did you find a 50% off sale? was it online?

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Re: Need gear beta after a lengthy hiatus

Post by freeheelbillie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:20 pm

Closer to 40% off and I got a little extra for signing up for emails https://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/line-si ... /clone.jpg

As far as the wife knows it was 50% off, shhhhhhhhhhhh
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