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by CIMA
Thu Dec 21, 2023 1:20 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 52933

Re: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion

A and B tele are indeed branches of the same tree. You may need to mix them on the same run to stay balanced and centered, whatever it takes to keep your feet under you. Most likely some turns are a combination of the two. I don’t see differences of opinion as arguments. Sometimes it takes a little...
by CIMA
Thu Dec 21, 2023 1:11 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 52933

Re: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion

I have skied on XC gear. I did for a few years when we first moved to Utah. I also did so in college in Montana. Ski a steep narrow chute on XC gear and then on alpine gear. Ski powder over bumps on both and tell me XC gear makes maneuvering easier. There is no technique that makes it as easy to do...
by CIMA
Wed Dec 20, 2023 2:25 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 52933

Re: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion

I intentionally put my outer ski on its inner edge initially. I do that with a short mountain-side-of-body contraction often. Or by focusing on the inner edge of my outer leg foot sole. By contrast, according to b-tele instructions, you should re-direct your skis by pivoting and bent-ski-releasing....
by CIMA
Wed Dec 20, 2023 1:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 52933

Re: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion

My tely skiing is very close in many ways to my alpine skiing. I expect that is very A-Tely, Vs. B-tely. I'm not arguing against any style or technique, just that there are limitations inherent in them. ROM in light gear provides a sense of freedom for sure. But ROM doesn't necessarily translate in...
by CIMA
Wed Dec 20, 2023 1:45 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 52933

Re: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion

If in B tele, if you don’t need to know how to weight your skis or know where your center of mass is, it should be easy. But I don’t think that’s the case. Some snow conditions require a heavily weighted ski, like crust, there’s no way around that. The reason why you haven’t experienced any forward...
by CIMA
Tue Dec 19, 2023 1:16 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 52933

Re: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion

Still the "monomark to start" of step five may be a useful idea in b-tele, too. It can help you to get edging right, when starting a sweep. I had issues with initial edging first. Telehiro does not tell you how to edge really, so that you could use in b-tele maybe. Otherwise b-tele transitions are ...
by CIMA
Tue Dec 19, 2023 12:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 52933

Re: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion

I think The Telehiro bump how to video above shows what I’m talking about. It show the lack of vertical movement which is the result of keeping both skis weighted throughout the turn. B tele is a two footed, mostly evenly weighted turn. It relies on being in a tight stance with your center of gravi...
by CIMA
Tue Dec 19, 2023 12:36 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 52933

Re: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion

B-tele skiers are able to move the lead ski more easily and efficiently than alpine skiers, thanks to the use of heel-free and low-cut boots. I don't see how this can be true. I can crank turns pretty well on tely gear, but nothing like what I could do on alpine gear. It just has way more power and...
by CIMA
Mon Dec 18, 2023 2:41 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 52933

Re: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion

"Dynamic Steered Short Turn" https://youtu.be/oYZSfoiJg-Q?si=o3nob3X_nu3EdOkk This concept of the curving technique in alpine skiing demonstrated in the video, is similar to the swing movements of the B-tele technique. As explained in the video, the technique involves dynamically steering the lead s...
by CIMA
Mon Dec 18, 2023 1:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 52933

Re: Telehiro and B-Tele Discussion

Starting at 5:08 was the way I skied tele. I learned this from a woman instructor at Santa Fe back about 30 years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9ux91miTno&t=308 ... I am a b-tele beginner, and my narrowest b-tele turns have been about two meters wide, probably less. I could ski down a five ...