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by martin2007
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's XCd. Case closed.
Replies: 29
Views: 3028

Re: It's XCd. Case closed.

Warning: if this thread turns ugly, I'm stripping off my knee pads, loosening my suspenders, hooking up the dog-team and driving straight home. Well, I might stop for a quick apple fritter at Tim's on the way, but only because I got nothin' better to do... Re: length of ski poles: I like 'em short, ...
by martin2007
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help Me Learn How to Turn...
Replies: 50
Views: 5747

Re: Help Me Learn How to Turn...

There are lots of good ideas here. Of course when breaking down the turn into its component parts we will find divergent views and advice in our responses. I came late to tele, and it quickly became a big part of how I experience winter. I started from a lifetime XC background with occasional alpine...
by martin2007
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Long lost footage of OLDSCHOOL47 ???
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Long lost footage of OLDSCHOOL47 ???

Not sure if I should thank you for posting this, Wooderson. It's raining and gloomy here in Tremblant, and I just spent way too much time watching this 70's-style dervish, which led me to google Hansi and "Schlager" music. Well, if that ain't "Misty water-coloured memories of the way we were!" Well,...
by martin2007
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele Technician in Mont Tremblant?
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Tele Technician in Mont Tremblant?

Yes, that's why I'm loathe to have any tele installation done outside of hardcore tele country which for me is Frasier, CO. Anyway, I left the new gear at home and am enjoying skiing the resort at Tremblant on my old set-up. 2 days in, while there are no crowds and the snow is decently soft, I've gl...
by martin2007
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele Technician in Mont Tremblant?
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Tele Technician in Mont Tremblant?

Thanks for the reply, Boby.
I called Extreme, but they don't do 22 Design Installs. Next I called Dan Lachance whose shop is willing to do them, but I get the sense that no one has asked for a tele binding install for quite a while.
by martin2007
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele Technician in Mont Tremblant?
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Tele Technician in Mont Tremblant?

I'm heading from SW Ontario to Mont Tremblant on Sunday to spend a week. When necessary I've always had excellent experienced techs in Colorado do installs for me, and I've done my own, too, but never with Vices. I want to install a set of Vices on brand new undrilled QST 99's. Anybody, a shop or ot...
by martin2007
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Teleboard Mystique
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Teleboard Mystique

I just read the ad for two used tele-boards in the "Turnaround" section. Two years ago at Steamboat I met a guy outfitted with free heels on one of those. He explained the background and technique to me, and we did a couple of runs together. Needless to say, I was in awe of his prowess. Nonetheless,...
by martin2007
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Member, Future Skis
Replies: 9
Views: 3022

Re: New Member, Future Skis

The Fischer 98's have lots of bite for climbs up forest service roads and green slopes at resorts. Mine are 1st gen. pre-easy-skin. I have a pair of skinny tip-to-tail skins that I sometimes carry with me for steeper ascents, but for the most part I get by without using them. Those skis are good at ...
by martin2007
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Randonee (AT) vs Telemarking?
Replies: 12
Views: 10395

Re: Randonee (AT) vs Telemarking?

Cope346, I see you're from Montreal. Beautiful city, we're here right now enjoying the music. Andinista seems as unbiased as a telemarker can be, and I believe he's right on. About 5 years ago I started tele skiing at resorts, Tremblant first, soon followed by Colorado where I now spend a good part ...
by martin2007
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thank you...
Replies: 6
Views: 3922

Thank you...

That's it, I'm back home in Canada after an amazing ski season in Colorado and Utah. Now on to an equally fantastic paddling season, I hope. Thank you to site administrators for your work in keeping the site going, and to all the contributors who kept the discussion going and helped build an interes...