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by paulzo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Johnny, Pierre, and the beast. Or the new Telemark Tech Norm (TTN) vs the future of XCD (NTN-BC)
Replies: 25
Views: 1975

Re: Johnny, Pierre, and the beast. Or the new Telemark Tech Norm (TTN) vs the future of XCD (NTN-BC)

On the bumper idea - I've been thinking of similar possibilities for a while, and the Voile toepiece they use with their splitboard rigs and now their TTS binding seems to be the one to use - but my concept I think is different, in that all I am thinking the bumper would do is just give you that lit...
by paulzo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas

Smile pates will definitely do the deed if your pins have carved channels out to the toe as you describe. Back in the day I installed a few pair; I worked in a ski shop and I built a router jig for it. clamp the boot in, and one pass with the router left a perfect smile at just the right depth. If t...
by paulzo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 69
Views: 45376

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

Anybody know if the Skarvets run same as the Guards? if so, then one could order Skarvets from REI for fit, then return them and order same size Guards from overseas.
by paulzo
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas

Smile pates work when you have enlarged holes /chewed up rubber around the holes. But if you have a tear across through all three holes, I doubt they are going to help. Your description sounds lke that might be what you have?
by paulzo
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing

Licliffy - thanks and whatsize US mens are you usually?
by paulzo
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Alfa vs. Alpina sizing

Can anyone comment on Alpina vs Alfa sizing? I have no way of trying either on without ordering them, and in looking at various boots I noticed that on the REI site they have size charts to convert from EU to Us shoe sizes, and for the Alfas the chart says a 45EU is a 12.5 US mens, while for the Alp...
by paulzo
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: SOLD: Alpina Alaska NNN-BC EU45 + Berghaus Yeti Extrem Supergaiter
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Alpina Alaska NNN-BC EU45 + Berghaus Yeti Extrem Supergaiter

Aw shucks. I'm 11 1/2 or 12 in most things, so probably too small.
by paulzo
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: SOLD: Alpina Alaska NNN-BC EU45 + Berghaus Yeti Extrem Supergaiter
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Alpina Alaska NNN-BC EU45 + Berghaus Yeti Extrem Supergaiter

what Us mens show size would you say these 45's would be? And/or mondo point?
by paulzo
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telemark is fringe again!?
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Telemark is fringe again!?

Wait, I think I missed something - you mean there was a time when tele was mainstream? Shoot, I miss out on all the cool trends.
by paulzo
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Singletrack and Snowmobile Trail Skills
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: Singletrack and Snowmobile Trail Skills

Snowmobile tracks are just a bear to ski downhill on unless it is the perfect gentle gradient that lets you just glide along without needing to control your speed, inwhich case it's heaven. When its a bit steeper and some braking is needed i have found that the only thing that worked for me was a na...