LC was a bit quick on reading/I was unclear; I find the Rottefella 75mm cable binding is too much for the _boot_ (Asolo Morgedal), especially since the compression springs in the heel throw are quite strong. I have an old Chili heel throw with expansion springs that I'll try, but I think that will also be too strong for the Morgedal. The Voile 3-Pin Cable Traverse could have been a better choice, but I haven't tried it. The standard Rottefella Super Telemark 75mm binding has too much play for my preference on descents, and it's very nice to get extra power from a heel throw even if the boot feels weak. I have also used Rottefella 412 in the past, which was an ok compromise when I could adjust the pivot point forward, otherwise it caused blister on my heels. I do think the Super Telemark/Voile 3-pin with optional heel throw is the best solution on 75mm boots and binding for wider skis.bgregoire wrote: ↑Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:14 pmI own a Morgedal as well and also believe its sole is too soft for a cable binding. Then again, I also agree with LC that the Morgedal is a good match for a E99 or E109.lilcliffy wrote: ↑Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:22 pmI am not sure if I understand you here telerat...
Why do you say that the 75mm binding is too much for the E109? Which binding are you using?
And why do you think the Morgedal is too soft for the E109? I own both the E109 and the Mordegal and think that this boot would be ideal with the E109 (I am using the Svartisen BC/Alaska BC/Guard BC with the E109 and think it is a perfect match).
75mm bindings are well suited to the E109 (and for E99 outside of machine prepared tracks), so I was looking for a binding to improve performance on the descents (Note: riser plates makes 75mm binding better in machine prepared tracks). I do think Asolo Morgedal is a bit too soft for the E109, especially on hard snow and would prefer a higher boot. I have a pair of Asolo Extreme that would be much more suitable for E109 on descents and with cable bindings, but my feet hurts in them and they aren't well suited on prolonged flat sections.
I think the Alfa Skaget Xplore boot looks very much the boot I want, and hope it has good support and comfort. If Xplore is equal to 75mm with cable on descents and better on long flat sections, it is the only system I need for backcountry skiing. I have NTN and Meidjo for telemark skiing and steeper tours, so 75mm compatibility isn't important to me like it was before. Compatibility with touring ice skates (and possibly snow shoes) are an additional bonus and makes the expense with buying new bindings and shoes easier to swallow.
Edit: I found two tests, one of the binding/system and the other of the Alfa Free boot and I think the result is disappointing:
https://www.utemagasinet.no/fjellski/te ... 06bae9c529
https://www.utemagasinet.no/fjellski/te ... acf16dce8d
* Summed up the binding is a light, robust and simple construction that doesn't pack with snow, and the flex-plates are easily exchanged.
* The torsional stiffness is about the same as NNN-BC and less than good 75mm boots with narrow support platfom under ball of foot.
* The flex engages later than NNN-BC and ball of foot has less contact with binding/ski than 75mm and BC, for a more tippy toe feeling and not as good XC performance.
* It's wide and gives resistance in prepared track like 75mm, but unlike NNN-BC.
Some of these issues are addressable and I think a heel cable could help, but it looks as it has some way to go before being equal to 75mm for mountain skiing.