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by Leo Tasker
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The new Rottefella Back Country binding system
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: The new Rottefella Back Country binding system

My uneducated guess is that it's a lever and cable connected to the toe piece? Either to lock it into the binding or release it (or both). Can't think why they would design it like that though, instead of having the mechanism at the front like the current system...
by Leo Tasker
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The new Rottefella Back Country binding system
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: The new Rottefella Back Country binding system

Looks interesting, hopefully it's backwards compatible with older skis rather than requiring a whole new setup. Will be a while before I need new boots anyway so I can wait to see if it takes off or fades away...
by Leo Tasker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Walking with NNN BC sole ?
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Walking with NNN BC sole ?

Aside from the potential damage to the toe bar, I find walking a long way in NNN BC boots to be pretty tiring - the sole is stiff and has a very flat profile, which doesn't help with a natural rolling foot motion. Duckbill boots may be better in this regard as the sole is designed to have a natural ...
by Leo Tasker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: kick wax for in-track skiing?
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: kick wax for in-track skiing?

Same here, it works great and I'll gladly sacrifice a bit of top end speed if it means not slipping backwards on steeper climbs!
by Leo Tasker
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: October Powder
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Re: October Powder

Very nice! Can't wait to start skiing soon, I got a pair of the Skarvet boots last season and they've been great so far. They look a lot more classy with red laces though... 8-)

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by Leo Tasker
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: where should i go?
Replies: 16
Views: 4551

Re: where should i go?

Some cabins are private and need to be booked in advance, but most are DNT owned and either manned or unmanned, the latter need a key to access which is available from the main DNT office in Oslo or by post I think. Another useful website worth looking at is https://ut.no - this will give locations ...
by Leo Tasker
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Older Scarpa T1
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Re: Older Scarpa T1

I imagine the plastic ages and degrades over time, but as long as the boots were stored out of direct sunlight and at room temperature, they will probably be ok to ski in. Keep an eye out for cracks developing at the flex points and on the shell overlap, these are normally the first bits that show t...
by Leo Tasker
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: where should i go?
Replies: 16
Views: 4551

Re: where should i go?

I'm currently living in Norway and it's pretty awesome - different areas will suit different types of skiing, there are the flatter plateaus for long tours and also steeper mountains for more downhill focused stuff. The trail networks are really well signed and maintained during the winter, and the ...
by Leo Tasker
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thank you...
Replies: 6
Views: 3407

Re: Thank you...

Same story here, the snow is disappearing fast, the skis have now been cleaned up and put away for the summer :cry: Had some great skiing this winter, including one last overnight trip a couple of weeks ago to Norefjell near Oslo, but now it's time for my bikes to get some attention! :D Really glad ...
by Leo Tasker
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: T2 liners - can these be heated?
Replies: 14
Views: 5548

Re: T2 liners - can these be heated?

If you don't already have some, think about getting some custom (or off the shelf, depending on your budget) insoles to replace the stock ones inside the liners. These will help to keep your heel back and toes off the front. As others have said, your foot will tend to flatten and widen over time, bu...