Telemark Skiing

Anyone here telemark ski? I wouldn’t be shocked, they are as obscure as mopeds.

I’m looking to get into them on the cheap in the Northeast. Probably going to get some 75mm boots on 170cm skis.

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I always wanted to try. I was a bit skier when I was young. I always cross country skied and could turn telemark style. I am 43 now and just got back into skiing. Haven't done it since I was 14. I did some snowboarding until I was 19 or so. Man I was sore for a week after going for a few hours.

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Haha exactly. I’ve been cross country skiing for a few years, but not very often. Maybe 5 times a winter.

My boots offer little to no stability and are honestly terrible for backcountry stuff. I figured I’d just take the leap to telemark and dremel some scales into the bottom for goofing around

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I tested outta my college gym requirment by demonstrating a "liftime proficiency" in xc skiing. I def pushed it downhill pretty quick with the free heel but I dont have the telemark turn nailed

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Mike McScoutington /

I don't tele ski but def think its neat. I finally broke down this year and bought myself a pair of "big boy skis". It only took 4 years of my buddies giving me shit for my under sized 12 year old Nordica FireArrows to break me. Pairing these with a set of Marker Griffon 13 bindings. I saw a boot fitter last season and couldn't believe the difference in feel getting a properly fitted pair of boots.

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> Mike Scouty McScoutington wrote:

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> I don't tele ski but def think its neat. I finally broke down this year

> and bought myself a pair of "big boy skis". It only took 4 years of my

> buddies giving me shit for my under sized 12 year old Nordica FireArrows

> to break me. Pairing these with a set of Marker Griffon 13 bindings. I

> saw a boot fitter last season and couldn't believe the difference in

> feel getting a properly fitted pair of boots.

Yeah I had never skied on shape skis. I was used to the old straight skis. I also know the owner of untracked.com and he hooked me up with some decent boots.

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i can't imagine how fucked my legs would be with poor fitting boots, you'd be pretty worn out real kwik

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Mike McScoutington /

> Born to be WillD wrote:

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> i can't imagine how fucked my legs would be with poor fitting boots,

> you'd be pretty worn out real kwik

Foot cramps. That's all I can say is foot cramps. My old boots werw a size too big and had a cuff flex approximately like that of Jell-O. The power transfer and feel with the proper boots is fantastic.

I really I hope I can get out for a few days this year. I'm having my first kid in about 5 weeks so that makes weekend ski trips, the annual out west guys trip I take (Whistler this year) and the Chop Top Challenge almost impossible.

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oh, yea it does

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Picked up some used gear this weekend!

Exactly what I was looking for.

On the shorter end of what would fit me, but this model ski is nice and light at 6 pounds each, bindings are lightweight and have vertical climbing stands (came with skins too).

Looking forward to some winter mountaineering and learning at the local mountain resort (edited)

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

As an older wiser individual skates.skis.and snowboards are off my list for 2 decades...

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Mike McScoutington /

Nice score. Did they throw the apple in on that deal or did you provide that yourself?

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> Mike Scouty McScoutington wrote:

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> Nice score. Did they throw the apple in on that deal or did you provide

> that yourself?

Ha, we have a bit of an orchard going on. Here’s a pic of the apples we have picked up the last few days. Gave away 100+ pounds already.

Going out to pickup another 150-200 apples today.

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Do you pick them up and give them away to eat? Be careful you don't get sick. Animals come and eat them and piss and shit on and around them.

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peter hagemeyer /

Downhill skiier here, have 35 years exp. mostly in VT and NH, whatever is close to my ski house (NJ resident). THIS is the year I learn to tele

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> Satan 666 wrote:

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> Do you pick them up and give them away to eat? Be careful you don't get

> sick. Animals come and eat them and piss and shit on and around them.

Yup, some get eaten by coyotes, skunks, possum, etc. Of course we wash them, we aren’t heathens.

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> peter hagemeyer wrote:

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> Downhill skiier here, have 35 years exp. mostly in VT and NH, whatever

> is close to my ski house (NJ resident). THIS is the year I learn to

> tele

Well the 75mm boots/gear is significantly less expensive compared to the NTN boots/bindings.

There are people still using 3 pin. I guess it depends on what your goals are. Since you’ve been skiing so long you’d probably want big firm plastic boots like what I have.

Unless you xc ski too, then you have some more leeway in softer boot world. I’m setting up a pair of wax less (fish scaled), metal edges, 180cm xc skis to accept my soft winter mountaineering boots that are crampon compatible. That’ll be the set up for multi day winter hikes.

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> Dickie Thompson wrote:

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> Yup, some get eaten by coyotes, skunks, possum, etc. Of course we wash

> them, we aren’t heathens.

I know here in Maine we used to get drops for making hard cider but it became illegal to sell them. Most people use the drops for pig food, haaha

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> I know here in Maine we used to get drops for making hard cider but it

> became illegal to sell them. Most people use the drops for pig food,

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Oh ya, these are mostly picked off the tree. Some drops, all separated out.

The vast majority of drops go to the horses down the road

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I’m setting up a pair of wax less (fish scaled), metal edges, 180cm xc skis to accept my soft winter mountaineering boots that are crampon compatible. That’ll be the set up for multi day winter hikes.

If you're looking for mountaineering boot compatible bindings, maybe look for a pair of silvretta 500s. They don't make then anymore but I've used mine for many multi day trips hauling a sled with soft boots, as well as using my downhill boots with them and skinning up washington to ski down the Sherburne trail. It's a shame they don't make them anymore but they can be found on eBay.

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> Jared Rut wrote:

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> I’m setting up a pair of wax less (fish scaled), metal edges, 180cm xc

> skis to accept my soft winter mountaineering boots that are crampon

> compatible. That’ll be the set up for multi day winter hikes.

>

> If you're looking for mountaineering boot compatible bindings, maybe

> look for a pair of silvretta 500s. They don't make then anymore but I've

> used mine for many multi day trips hauling a sled with soft boots, as

> well as using my downhill boots with them and skinning up washington to

> ski down the Sherburne trail. It's a shame they don't make them anymore

> but they can be found on eBay.

Nice bro. I used to hike the white mountains as a kid. Had alot of crazy times in my early 20's up there tripping balls and stumbled around on the moss and getting stuck up on the mountain for the night. Pretty gnarly having a glider go past you and not knowing if it was real...haha. glad I made it off the mountain and eventually grew up.

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> Jared Rut wrote:

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> I’m setting up a pair of wax less (fish scaled), metal edges, 180cm xc

> skis to accept my soft winter mountaineering boots that are crampon

> compatible. That’ll be the set up for multi day winter hikes.

>

> If you're looking for mountaineering boot compatible bindings, maybe

> look for a pair of silvretta 500s. They don't make then anymore but I've

> used mine for many multi day trips hauling a sled with soft boots, as

> well as using my downhill boots with them and skinning up washington to

> ski down the Sherburne trail. It's a shame they don't make them anymore

> but they can be found on eBay.

Yup, always hunting for 404s and Easy Go’s. Very hard to find at reasonable prices now.

I have a pair of ski blades with crampon style bindings. Going to try and convert them and mount to xc skis

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