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by bobbytooslow
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thinking about new boots, 75mm vs NTN, from my perspective.
Replies: 13
Views: 2023

Re: Thinking about new boots, 75mm vs NTN, from my perspective.

If you are touring tele nothing at this time beats the new T2 eco. They have more ROM than the Tx Pros, lighter, and feel more like soft warm slippers on long tours. Have you tried a Telemark Tech System (TTS) binding with a Scarpa F1 boot? It's like night and day compared to any type of 75mm or NT...
by bobbytooslow
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thinking about new boots, 75mm vs NTN, from my perspective.
Replies: 13
Views: 2023

Re: Thinking about new boots, 75mm vs NTN, from my perspective.

I remember reading a while back one of the binding manufacturers (maybe 22 Designs) was being very relaxed with their Research & Development with new binding enhancements because their business model lags behind the boot business, and the boots are just changing too much, too quickly. Duck butts, a...
by bobbytooslow
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:42 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: 5811

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

I don't think the toe extension on an AT or NTN toe has enough lever arm for the bumper concept to work... I even considered using BTS Dynafit toe fitting as an aft pivot point and then using the regular toe fitting to act as a bumper Yes, I agree. You'd need to build up a big tall square-ish front...
by bobbytooslow
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:22 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: 5811

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

SWEET JESUS Bobby... You have been digging very deep since you crossposted my post on EYT... Wow, this Rotte prototype is just awesome... Spring loaded, but it seems like there is two attachment points? Some kind of crossover between the Salomon pilot and NTN duckbutts!?! Wow, wow and WOW! So that ...
by bobbytooslow
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:13 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: 5811

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

I like the idea of going without any connections aft of the toe, for weight savings, simplicity, and quick/easy transitions. Even if the problem of the toepiece lock lever being in the way could be solved, I don't think a simple rubber NNN-style toe bumper would be able to give the right feel for ma...
by bobbytooslow
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:54 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: 5811

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

Great post! It's an exciting time for our sport, with so many ways to have freeheeled fun on snow. I agree 100% that Dynafit-style 2-pin toes are the way forward, for all forms of freeheel skiing that involve enjoying the turns you make. A couple thoughts: PERFECT cross-country skiing, and PERFECT d...
by bobbytooslow
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: When do people find time to ski??
Replies: 45
Views: 6748

Re: When do people find time to ski??

Andy M wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:09 am
He's talking about the old Scarpa F1, which is an AT boot (like the newer version you probably found online), but it has a bellows that allows it to be used for tele with the TTS binding.
Bingo. They're no harder to drive in than big snow boots.
by bobbytooslow
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: When do people find time to ski??
Replies: 45
Views: 6748

Re: When do people find time to ski??

Having an efficient morning routine goes a long way. I set the alarm clock & coffeemaker for 4am. My boots dry on a rack next to the john, so I can multitask once the coffee kicks in (Scarpa F1's are easy to drive in, even a manual). Skins get put on skis in the garage while the truck is warming. I'...
by bobbytooslow
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NTN dimension drawings / spec
Replies: 3
Views: 7714

Re: NTN dimension drawings / spec

There's some good info in this article: https://earnyourturns.com/35137/crispi-ntn-duckbutts-come-up-short/ And in this thread: https://www.backcountrytalk.com/forum/gear/boots/3840- There are other threads on that forum that may be useful if you search around. It seems like that's where the telemar...
by bobbytooslow
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NTN dimension drawings / spec
Replies: 3
Views: 7714

Re: NTN dimension drawings / spec

Which dimensions are you looking for, exactly? On the boot or on the binding? And which size (Large or Small)? Standard NTN "mini-duckbill" toe lug, or Dynafit-style tech toe?