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by stilltryin
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: BCX TRANSNORDIC 75 waterproof
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: BCX TRANSNORDIC 75 waterproof

You're not supposed to make threads like this in this subforum. Could you point to where this is explained? I'm pretty new here, and I guess I missed it. Edit: Looking around for any direction on this, I did find in the description of the Community Ski Reviews subforum "...new threads looking for o...
by stilltryin
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: skis for 70+ and cautious
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: skis for 70+ and cautious

Looks like OAC is making a "Hok." (Maybe that's old news -- new to me.) https://varuste.net/en/p114269/oac-kar-147-without-bindigs More models: https://www.skinbased.com/skis Interesting, dozens of Canada locations; USA only Black Diamond in SLC (hmm, I know BD used to (still?) have a more expensive...
by stilltryin
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN BC bindings set too long?
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: NNN BC bindings set too long?

Does your boot heel land on the heelpiece? That's what is importrant. My heel piece extends an inch beyond my boot heel. Also, just FYI, my boots are 45; the line that precedes 44-47 is about 3/8 inch from the front part of the binding. I dunno about tape and screws -- sounds odd, but hopefully more...
by stilltryin
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: skis for 70+ and cautious
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: skis for 70+ and cautious

I am the OP here, and FWIW, the person I was talking about ended up with Fischer 112, and he got the skins (to also use to slow down). He's waiting for more snow to try them out. Don't go to snowshoes. :) I don't know what is best for you, but let me suggest being aware of the Altai Hok (short w/per...
by stilltryin
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Binding Questions for Scarpa T2
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Binding Questions for Scarpa T2

Those "beefy cylinders" cover a spring that allows the toe piece to be releasable (based on the amount of tension to which you set the spring). I've resort skied with 3-pin cable bindings (with T2 boots) and knocked the cable off in a fall (more than once!) w/o realizing it until a couple more runs ...
by stilltryin
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: FS Garmont Venture 75
Replies: 1
Views: 233

FS Garmont Venture 75

Great condition.
Soft leather 3-pin w/heel groove for cable.
Size 45; UK 10.5; US 11.
$55 includes shipping to US48.
Discount for pickup in Jackson WY.
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by stilltryin
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: Karhu Guides (Annum) with Switchbacks
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Karhu Guides (Annum) with Switchbacks

Sorry to say, not heading that way.
(Maybe someone heading that way will overhear this.)
Happy to pass them off in Victor or Driggs if you (or anyone) is heading to Targhee.
I found a ski shipping box that they fit in (tightly because of the bindings), so that option is there.
by stilltryin
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It’s a slippery slope…
Replies: 28
Views: 4117

Re: It’s a slippery slope…

voilenerd wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:03 pm
I’ve got both. The Ultravectors and V6. ...
I found this Voile tech tip to be helpful in comparing all their skis, including the two mentioned.
https://www.voile.com/blog/do-i-want-th ... id-rocker/
by stilltryin
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skiing Backcountry
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Skiing Backcountry

Where y'at? Or where do you plan to ski? -- that info could be helpful. Flats vs. steep and deep requires compromise, but there are skis that try to provide that. Do you lean more toward exploring/touring or touring primarily for turns? That info will help. Edit: I'm sitting here thinking, so I'll s...
by stilltryin
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alternatives before buying Alaskas
Replies: 39
Views: 7187

Re: Alternatives before buying Alaskas

Just because your heel is free doesn't mean every turn has to be a telemark turn. Any turn (or stop) that keeps you from slamming into a tree is a good one. People have been skiing down mountain roads on XC gear for years w/o making telemark turns. If you don't XC, many skills you have from alpine s...