Telemark is fringe again!?

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Telemark is fringe again!?

Post by twopass » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:57 am

M.E.C don't tele no more, so, B.C.S.O.L.? :lol:

Hows about this place in Québec - https://www.lacordee.com/en/ - anyone use them? Easy return on boots if wrong size?

Think an old cripple on T4s or Excursions could drive Imagethese?
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Re: Telemark is fringe again!?

Post by paulzo » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:17 am

Wait, I think I missed something - you mean there was a time when tele was mainstream? Shoot, I miss out on all the cool trends.

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Re: Telemark is fringe again!?

Post by lowangle al » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:40 am

That looks like a good pairing with T4s. Is that for the resort?

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Re: Telemark is fringe again!?

Post by Baaahb » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:49 pm

paulzo wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:17 am
Wait, I think I missed something - you mean there was a time when tele was mainstream?
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Re: Telemark is fringe again!?

Post by lowangle al » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:41 pm

Baaahb wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:49 pm
paulzo wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:17 am
Wait, I think I missed something - you mean there was a time when tele was mainstream?
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Re: Telemark is fringe again!?

Post by twopass » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:57 pm

lowangle al wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:40 am
That looks like a good pairing with T4s. Is that for the resort?
No, looking to build up a lightweight set-up for daytrips up local hills - maybe some jaunts down to Table Mtn. by Baker.

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Re: Telemark is fringe again!?

Post by gnalneb » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:10 pm

I was struggling to find a shop in my area who knows Tele - and was told by one of the better small ski shops that they haven't done any selling/servicing of Tele gear for almost 6 years, and that it's going way down as now Tele isn't the only entry point into the backcountry and AT gear is getting better and more approachable cost-wise....so everyone who went Tele has moved back to their roots.

I can believe it, but the shop I did find who does great work in Golden, CO said their Tele sales are still on a steady upward trend...so who knows? :-)

I went Tele back when I was in High School in the 90's and haven't looked back....it's good to be fringe :-)

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Re: Telemark is fringe again!?

Post by Cannatonic » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:53 pm

don't listen to the naysayers - tele is going strong and getting bigger every year - only it's called "XCD" now. Look at Asnes - the company is expanding and growing by leaps & bounds and offers a full range of tele skis and skins. You can buy them at REI or Neptune.
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