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by lowangle al
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile Vector BC Binding Choice
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Voile Vector BC Binding Choice

Good plan BC, I have my Rivas mounted on HW risers. Any standard 3 hole binding can be mounted on it.

Ben, give it a shot, I think you'll like them, especially if you can appreciate a cable like I do.
by lowangle al
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XC oriented ski for max float on dry snow
Replies: 25
Views: 5798

Re: XC oriented ski for max float on dry snow

Wow - what a great problem to have. I guess you could make a pair of fat planks like that trapper from Happy People or buy a used pair of Rossignol Boreals. That Trapper was an inspiration to me for touring on wide skis. His statement comparing modern xc gear to his fat skis, saying that the modern...
by lowangle al
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile Vector BC Binding Choice
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Voile Vector BC Binding Choice

low angle al: What's your perspective on the benefit of an old Riva (never tried them) for quick transitions compared to a Voile 3pin cable? I have a spare hardwire that could be mounted flush, sans risers, with an 8mm g3 heel. With the riva there is no transition and I'm happy with their touring a...
by lowangle al
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile Vector BC Binding Choice
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Voile Vector BC Binding Choice

I don't like to tour with the cables on the 3pc. Even when adjusted with the least amount of tension required to keep the side throws from popping open I can feel the resistance from the cable springs. On the Rivas and even with switchbacks there is enough of a dead spot before the springs engage th...
by lowangle al
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile Vector BC Binding Choice
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Voile Vector BC Binding Choice

I have Switchbacks on a pair of vectors and like the way they tour but never had luck getting them to work with leather boots. I think a T4 or Excursion is perfect for this ski and the type of skiing the OP is planning on. Leather will work in soft snow but it is not optimal IMO.
by lowangle al
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile Vector BC Binding Choice
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Voile Vector BC Binding Choice

The Voile 3pc isn't a bad choice but I prefer an old Riva cable binding on my vectors. An old Targa or Chili would probably be good to. I have skied the vector with leather boots and the 3pc, only I didn't use the cable. It did work for powder turns but I could have used the cable. Since I don't lik...
by lowangle al
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Excursion 88 Sizing and Bindings.
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Excursion 88 Sizing and Bindings.

Another benefit of a cable is that you can turn the ski with tip pressure. My guess is that that ski has very little tortional rigidity and would not respond to tip pressure anyway. In my limited experience skiing dbl camber skis with a cable is that they don't help much for turning.
by lowangle al
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Excursion 88 Sizing and Bindings.
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Excursion 88 Sizing and Bindings.

I just want to add that you can use your heavy tele set up in the bc by using kick wax.
by lowangle al
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Excursion 88 Sizing and Bindings.
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Excursion 88 Sizing and Bindings.

I think I would skip the cable on a dbl camber ski like that. I do like the feel of a cable binding because I can feel edge contact even on an unweighted ski, but I don't think you would get the same feel on a stiff dbl camber ski.
by lowangle al
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski Length Dilemma
Replies: 59
Views: 4788

Re: Ski Length Dilemma

I would go shorter Musk Ox. The longer skis might glide better but they will be a lot more work to compress the camber for a kick and also to flex them to turn. You will have to use more energy to get enough weight on them for grip and turns and you will have more kicks that slip and more turns that...