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by bobbytooslow
Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Making 3d printed parts
Replies: 13
Views: 4616

Re: Making 3d printed parts

I 3D home-print my own heelpads, ABS at 60% infill, coated with epoxy "appliance" paint. Never had one fail. I have home-printed other parts with a little more structural responsibility at 100% infill, but just for proof of concept testing, only needing to last a day or two. Once I'm satisfied with ...
by bobbytooslow
Mon Nov 20, 2023 11:37 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Rottefella are you out there listening?
Replies: 26
Views: 6601

Re: Rottefella are you out there listening?

turnfarmer wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2023 9:42 am
Add easily transition from flexor to free pivot with a simple switch like a Voile switchback.

Get a boot manufacturer to make an Xplore Excursion.
These are both on my tinkering to-do list for this winter. Let's see how hard the platform can be pushed.
by bobbytooslow
Fri Nov 03, 2023 12:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telemark Spring Constants
Replies: 3
Views: 1372

Re: Telemark Spring Constants

Ask the nerds over at backcountrytalk.com. Any value is calculable from any other value, but I think we've usually talked about things in terms of spring rate. I've found that something in the range of 100-150 lb/in is a good starting place when designing a binding. You can spend all day scouring th...
by bobbytooslow
Tue Oct 17, 2023 7:11 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Reglueing Garmont Sole
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

Re: Reglueing Garmont Sole

spopepro wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2023 8:40 pm
Barge cement is what I’d use.
Yep. I've used it to glue a half dozen Vibram outsoles back onto Scarpa pebax boots, and never had delamination problems afterwards.
by bobbytooslow
Fri Oct 13, 2023 10:57 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: $300-a-day lift ticket?
Replies: 13
Views: 7013

Re: $300-a-day lift ticket?

Simple supply and demand. My Mon-Fri season pass at my home resort (Arizona Snowbowl) cost me $199. A day ticket bought last-minute for a high season Saturday will cost over $300.
by bobbytooslow
Thu Oct 12, 2023 1:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What Boot Is This?
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

Re: What Boot Is This?

These are the first generation T-Race, with the very not-ergonomic bellows. They might work for some people -- Craig Gordon from UT Avy, for example -- but a lot of people (myself included) lost toenails in them. For subsequent generations, Scarpa changed the geometry of the bellows to flex in a way...
by bobbytooslow
Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The difference between an F1, a F3, and an F1 Race by a Beginner to the Game
Replies: 11
Views: 4253

Re: The difference between an F1, a F3, and an F1 Race by a Beginner to the Game

Listen to everything @jtb says. Indeed, the F1 Race is not just an F1 without the tongue. It also has thinner Pebax which gives it a softer feel. Some people, myself included, think the F1 is too stiff for telemark and the F1 Race is just right. The F1 Race is a bit lighter but also a bit less durab...
by bobbytooslow
Mon Oct 02, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Mount an NNN-BC binding on a AT ski?
Replies: 29
Views: 7809

Re: Mount an NNN-BC binding on a AT ski?

As others have said, It's all about conditions. Soft snow that's not steep or deep, you might be fine. But it will be an arduous learning process. Find some cheap used T2/T4/Veloce boots and 3-pin bindings, and develop a solid technique. Then if you're still inclined, work backwards to apply the tec...
by bobbytooslow
Mon Oct 02, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The difference between an F1, a F3, and an F1 Race by a Beginner to the Game
Replies: 11
Views: 4253

Re: The difference between an F1, a F3, and an F1 Race by a Beginner to the Game

I've been (slowly) working on a thourough explainer of the F1 & F3, though it's not ready for prime time. Until then, here is a list of weights and cuff heights for a bunch of Scarpa tele(-ish) boots that I own. TX Pro: 1910g 12.6" TX: 1779g 12.6" T2X: 1600g 11.4" T2: 1629g 10.4" ('98-'99 iridescent...