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by TomH
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I hate my bindings
Replies: 27
Views: 2688

Re: I hate my bindings

I have been skiing Bishop Bombers for the last two seasons. Amazing resort binding, the toe bale design eliminates rocker launch in my opinion. I can ski those bindings with my newer Black Diamond boots or with my worn out "super elf toe" Garmont Ener-G boots and they feel very similar. D...
by TomH
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I hate my bindings
Replies: 27
Views: 2688

Re: I hate my bindings

Uhh Targas..... Not a fan of those bindings, but ski what you got. The wedges will make a very noticeable difference on those. Just carpet test the ones you have with one unramped on one foot and a ramped one on the other, and I think you'll see the difference. The wedges also eliminate some of the ...
by TomH
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: cuttin' em
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: cuttin' em

If you want a heel attachment, I would just add the heel tube that Burnt Mountain already offers for that binding, as it'd bolt right on - no idea on what that would cost though. I'm sure BMD also has replacement heels for a reasonable price. Otherwise if you're looking for an alternate, you really ...
by TomH
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I hate my bindings
Replies: 27
Views: 2688

Re: I hate my bindings

T2's were about the worst for rocker launch. What binding are you currently running and how much do you weigh? AXL's have a higher toe bar that cures most rocker launch and also has an adjustable pivot that you likely be beneficial for your learning. They're not light though, but there's plenty of u...
by TomH
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: cuttin' em
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: cuttin' em

Drive screws by hand and you'll usually avoid splitting plastic, and generally get better threads cut (and limit potential for stripping a hole). That being said, old plastic randomly failing/exploding isn't just myth. I've seen plenty of old boots and bindings explode on the hill - which is why I'l...
by TomH
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: tele ski makers
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: tele ski makers

ScottyBob - eh, forgot about them. I get their concept, but it only really would come into play on hardpack. I can lay railroad tracks on regular alpine skis with no problem on tele's, so the bobtails have no appeal to me. I'd venture he sells more of his traditional tailed skis these days, but I co...
by TomH
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: tele ski makers
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: tele ski makers

No one makes a tele-specific ski anymore (from a downhill perspective), nor should they. The last iteration of "tele" skis were the exact same as their alpine counterparts with a different top-sheet, so it doesn't make sense for ski makers to duplicate their inventory for no reason. All mo...
by TomH
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Telemark binding advice
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Telemark binding advice

You're going to need a bellowed boot if you want to cross-over between telemark and AT via a telemark tech system (tech toe + heel throw. If you want something to occasionally work with a tech heel, you'd need an old Scarpa TX-pro (when they still included the tech heel inserts) or TX (NTN boots), o...
by TomH
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Icelantic Vanguard 107 feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: Icelantic Vanguard 107 feedback

Stick with where you're at. For burly gear, boot center is the best place to start. If you don't like it, you can move the binding back by only drilling two more holes since the pattern is evenly spaced (1.5" between holes).
by TomH
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NTN newbie, should I get the Meidjo 2.1 or Outlaw X ?
Replies: 30
Views: 9396

Re: NTN newbie, should I get the Meidjo 2.1 or Outlaw X ?

Keep in mind that the 27.5 and the 28 share the same shell size, it's the same boot, only the liners are different... I think the liners are the same as well - just pre-molded to slightly different sizes. But once you thermo-mold the liner, you'd end up with the same result from either boot within ...

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