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by Johnny
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:18 am
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: 1877

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

lowangle al wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:09 am
I'm not lookin for power from my boot.
Get a pair of 500g skating shoes then... Add a few grams for tech inserts and you have NTN-BC leathers...
by Johnny
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review
Replies: 49
Views: 6824

Re: Åsnes Borge Ousland BC Ski Review

Johnny, I read your post on the Ousland being smother than the Gammes but could you delve into a comparison between Gamme 200cm and Ousland 210. Would a longer Ousland turn (or arc...) like a shorter Gamme? From a technical point of view yes, having slightly softer tips will sure help turn initiati...
by Johnny
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:49 am
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: 1877

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

Wait... The T4 is 6 lbs and not much better than a pair of 4lbs high-quality leathers... 8-)
At 7lbs, the Shiver is slightly heavier but MUCH more powerful...

I had them all... And a pair of Guards or Alaskas with inserts would be the ultimate dream...
by Johnny
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Saw this on Facebook - Voile TTS binding coming...
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Saw this on Facebook - Voile TTS binding coming...

Cool and legit...
But unfortunately 10 years too late...
by Johnny
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:21 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: 1877

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

I train & race skimo style, but can't give up the tele turn. Drugs, booze, girls, alpine, meat, fat, sugar, salt... All pretty easy to give up... But the tele turn is a hell lot harder to get rid of... I'll never give up my plastic boots, though. I tried "skimo-ing" with Rossignol BC-X12's & Voile ...
by Johnny
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:49 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: 1877

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

I have no interest in heavy or expensive tele gear. I just want to XC on wider skis in steeper terrain. The ALFA Guards are 385$... If a NTN version ever sees the light of day, I doubt it will be cheaper... 8-) In the meantime, NNN-BC is your best friend... but why stick with leather? Because for p...
by Johnny
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:28 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: 1877

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

Even better, imagine your favorite heavy-duty leather boots modded with 2 pins. And imagine your favorite tech toes at around 80g. Now just add a little mod to add a simple flexor, soft, hard or medium, your choice. For under 100g, you have the ULTIMATE XCd binding... Yes, for under 100g ! Almost ha...
by Johnny
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:57 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: 1877

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

bgregoire wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:49 pm
My Norwegian welted boots about 1000g each. My Varg boots are even lighter. :geek:
Nice! Now imagine them with 2 pins instead of 3! :o :o :o
by Johnny
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:39 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: 1877

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

lowangle al wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:17 pm
That's a good idea and would be nice on a T4 type boot.
It's been here for over 10 years... It's called a Crispi Shiver NTN.
by Johnny
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:34 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: 1877

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

Would a Tech toe and leathers provide the lightweight performance of nnnbc but with enough control for wider skis? Who wouldn't want that!!! Would a lighter touring version without springs in the plate make sense? How much control is there when just using tech toe touring? Enough leverage and power...