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by dakartoubab
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: rotte telemark release plate
Replies: 0
Views: 1203

rotte telemark release plate

I was digging through my old tele parts box and ran across these, the TRP-100. Talk about flash-back. I looked at them and I have to admit it looks like a decent release design. All I remember about them is that, once you release, it was really hard to get the release plate back into the mount. But,...
by dakartoubab
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Year in review: What did you learn?
Replies: 42
Views: 15059

Re: Year in review: What did you learn?

What I learned this year (for non-NNN): 1. it's all about the boot (and technique). Learning that you could match the activity and control of a beefy NTN binding with a "simple" 3-pin-only toepiece (no cables/cartridges, no heel throw) was a mind-f**k. Provided - and this is important - you had a be...
by dakartoubab
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN-BC Tele Technique
Replies: 50
Views: 16674

Re: NNN-BC Tele Technique

Thank you for the encouragement, LoveJohnny. You're awesome! I love your enthusiasm. Like I said in my post, I'm intrigued with the possibilities of NNN. Enough that I want to go back up there and work on what you said - the ankles, feet, and toes. Is the gear that I used a good "starter kit"? What ...
by dakartoubab
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN-BC Tele Technique
Replies: 50
Views: 16674

Re: NNN-BC Tele Technique

I thought I'd give this NNN-BC gear a try at the resort today.... Gear (rented): Fisher S-bound 78 skis, Rossi BC-X10 boots Conditions: wide, intermediate runs w/ 1/4 inch of corn.... perfect conditions. Impressions: Whew, talk about tippy-toe! I was eventually able to link some respectable tele tur...
by dakartoubab
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN-BC Tele Technique
Replies: 50
Views: 16674

Re: NNN-BC Tele Technique

By "cuff", I mean where your shin meets the top to the boot. Looking at pictures of the Svartsen boot, it (kind of) looks like it should be stiff enough in that whole front side to transfer pressure from the top of the tongue down to the toe. Or maybe not. Hence my fantasy of an all-plastic NNN boot.
by dakartoubab
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN-BC Tele Technique
Replies: 50
Views: 16674

Re: NNN-BC Tele Technique

I don't know nuthin 'bout no NNN but I do know about 3-pin and I have to say....it's all about the boot. If you have shaped skis, you need to be able to put pressure on the cuff and that cuff pressure needs to translate to the ski edge. You do that with a stiff (gulp) boot. Like I said, I haven't sk...
by dakartoubab
Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN-BC Tele Technique
Replies: 50
Views: 16674

Re: NNN-BC Tele Technique

I don't know how this figures into all this talk about technique but I'll throw it out there: Last week, I did resort skiing on the craziest set up. Bulldog Spike Lite bindings (that's a 3-pin, toe piece-only binding) with Scarpa T1 boots. I know. Ridiculous set-up. But, you know what? I was able to...
by dakartoubab
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: good kick and glide 75mm binding?
Replies: 41
Views: 13253

Re: good kick and glide 75mm binding?

I'm hoping to resurrect this string around a suggestion by Connyro, namely, the Burnt Mtn Spike http://burntmtn.com/00SPIKE3pin/Images/spike-3pin-diagonal.jpg It seems that telemark bindings evolved kind of like this: you begin with a 3-pin flimsy toe-cage with no cable. Then, thinking it will add s...
by dakartoubab
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: good kick and glide 75mm binding?
Replies: 41
Views: 13253

Re: what would you suggest for a good kick and glide 75mm bi

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Alico Blaze boot.
Now THAT'S what I'm looking for. Thank you, BGregoire!!!
Any ideas where to buy in North America??
by dakartoubab
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: good kick and glide 75mm binding?
Replies: 41
Views: 13253

Re: what would you suggest for a good kick and glide 75mm bi

RE my skiing style/needs.... hut-to-hut, rolling ups and downs, through sometimes cruddy snow on narrow trails in the Pacific NW w/ a fantasy of pointing them down a steepish, strip of clear-cut as may appear (with better snow!). Also: an occasional desire to hit the resorts and eat humble pie doing...