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by Nick BC
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: TELEWIKI - The Telemark Skiing Wiki Knowledge Base
Topic: Risers
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Risers

Two reasons I can think of are:
1) To prevent boot out with three pin bindings mounted flat on narrow waisted skis; and
2) To give greater hold (4 hole riser) for three pin bindings with three screws.
by Nick BC
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The new Meidjo 3 from M Equipment
Replies: 11
Views: 3062

Re: The new Meidjo 3 from M Equipment

Which boot do you have? I recall posts on social media to the effect that some Crispi boots are out of spec on the distance between the pins and the end of the duckbutt.
by Nick BC
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Back country ski for a beginner 5'1" person
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Back country ski for a beginner 5'1" person

My wife is 5 feet and 100lbs and manages the Traverse just fine in a 169. Her previous ski was a Rossignol BC 70 in a 170, which she hated due to the crappy waxless patterm
by Nick BC
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Will NNNBC handle this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2108

Re: Will NNNBC handle this?

Which probably steers you toward a 75mm boot and binding, due to the width of those skis. A basic three pin binding would be fine, but cables give you a bit more control on the downhill. However, i get the sense you're basically more into "straight ahead" k and g. I would recommend the Rottefella th...
by Nick BC
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Will NNNBC handle this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2108

Re: Will NNNBC handle this?

The goal is to use the skis as a snowshoe substitute That to me says you should look at a Hok, or for more skiability a Kom.
by Nick BC
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 37
Views: 4846

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

To answer one question, the cable (rods) can be easily removed from the Rottefella 3 pin cable binding.
by Nick BC
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Alaska 75 boots
Replies: 44
Views: 45877

Re: Alpina Alaska 75 boots

I picked up my boots today from MEC, they were on sale for 40% off so I couldn't resist. First Impressions: they seem very comfortable out of the box, much better fit than my Alico Ski March, which are wider. I mounted my Spike Lite Dogs on a piece of 2 X 4 to try the boot and it clicked in nicely. ...
by Nick BC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: HyperV6 + NNNBC- crazy idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: HyperV6 + NNNBC- crazy idea?

You know, I suddenly remembered a post from the halcyon days of Mitch's Telemarktips, when Bob Mazerei (a telemark legend) posted about skiing some wide alpine skis with NNN BC bindings. So maybe it can be done if the snow is soft, and you ride the skis rather than drive them up on edge. I'm too old...
by Nick BC
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpina Alaska real, real bad sizing...
Replies: 36
Views: 8685

Re: Alpina Alaska real, real bad sizing...

Norseman in Calgary sells Asnes.
by Nick BC
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: HyperV6 + NNNBC- crazy idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: HyperV6 + NNNBC- crazy idea?

What you might want to take into account Garth, is that Voile warns against mounting freeheel bindings on their Hyper series due to the light Paulownia core. However, there are reports from a few freeheelers on various sites that they haven't had any issues skiing them with tele bindings, but maybe ...