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by Nick BC
Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Black Diamond guru ski question
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: Black Diamond guru ski question

As Rod says, why not. At 75mm at the waist and 123mm at the tip it would be a really quick turner. Plus you could use leather boots with a waist that narrow. My 75mm waist ski ( Hagan Ride) is 112 at the tip for comparison and turns well with Alaskas.
by Nick BC
Thu May 19, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Leather boot set up with best downhill control?
Replies: 35
Views: 6873

Re: Leather boot set up with best downhill control?

I’ve found the Alpina Alaska combined with Rottefella Super Telemark Cable to provide pretty good downhill control. Three pins only for k&g and attach the hardwires for the descent. I have them on a pair of Hagan Ride (76 cm underfoot) so wider underfoot than your Alpina 102’s.
by Nick BC
Fri May 13, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Vic Bein
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Re: Vic Bein

Sounds like this other forum is Telemarktips. No connection to Telemarktalk. Ttips was Mitch Weber’s site - RIP Mitch and Tim Holman Connolly was his side kick. Tim is active on the Telemarktips forum on Facebook. I would reach out to him to see if he has access to the archival material material you...
by Nick BC
Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: T2 Ecos as a boot quiver of one?
Replies: 6
Views: 1784

Re: T2 Ecos as a boot quiver of one?

I've cycled through the whole gamut from Terminator 2's (1991) to my current Scarpa TX, which is the NTN version of the T2. I love it to death and with the power strap and top buckle loosened right off it has enough range of motion in touring for me. Mind you, if Scarpa finally comes out with a ligh...
by Nick BC
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Damage to Scarpa TX Pro inserts with Meidjo 3 binding
Replies: 10
Views: 3005

Re: Damage to Scarpa TX Pro inserts with Meidjo 3 binding

I agree with Stephen, that looks odd. My understanding is that the toe pins are one complete piece, which extends across the toe of the boot embedded in the plastic. So theoretically, if the metal is good the pins should hold you in. It those are cracks maybe there was a fault in the manufacture?
by Nick BC
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Damage to Scarpa TX Pro inserts with Meidjo 3 binding
Replies: 10
Views: 3005

Re: Damage to Scarpa TX Pro inserts with Meidjo 3 binding

Looking closely at that photo, you appear to have a significant divot behind the pin insert. Could you have stomped down really hard to step in, with the boot out of alignment? I have a pair of TX’s with about six years of stepping in to Meidjo, Dynafit Radical and Trab Vario toes. The plastic area ...
by Nick BC
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 1316
Views: 1204130

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Sunny on the first day after Cypress closed for the season. Perfect for a skin up Strachan with a mix of dust on crust and softer snow. Base is over 4 metres so we should be good for another few weeks 😀
by Nick BC
Sat Apr 02, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Did not regret going XCD over splitboard or AT this year!
Replies: 16
Views: 4940

Re: Did not regret going XCD over splitboard or AT this year!

For people that are doing XCD at resorts or on steeper terrain... how does the fishscale pattern impact the downhill? I tried it at a resort a year ago and got huge bruises on my shins, it felt like I was tensing up my entire body to keep from flipping over whenever I was heading down any kind of s...
by Nick BC
Fri Apr 01, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Annum vs Ingstad vs S112?
Replies: 14
Views: 6497

Re: Annum vs Ingstad vs S112?

Hey Robie, are you the same guy from Europe, who used to post on Telemarktips? Great to hear from you (I was Nick D on Ttips). Sorry to hear about your knees- I have the same problem at 79, but that’s why God invented the parallel turn :D
by Nick BC
Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Setting up Falketind 62s with NNN-BC
Replies: 21
Views: 7265

Re: Setting up Falketind 62s with NNN-BC

@Nick BC No Nick, the bases are flat. It’s just that you can flatten the bases together, but the camber pushed back out slightly on either side of where the bases are squeezed together. It’s not much, I had to hold them up to see light to confirm what I believed I was seeing. It’s a heck of a ski, ...