Dostie

Author's details

Name: C Dostie
Date registered: 24Apr2010
URL: http://www.earnyourturns.com

Biography

J.O.A.T.M.O.N.

Latest posts

  1. Serial Heelers 2018 tele ‘ddiction — 22Nov2018
  2. Review: Scarpa’s TX-Pro (2017) — 20Nov2018
  3. Beta report: 22D’s Lynx 2-pin tele binding — 30Oct2018
  4. 2-pin Tele Springs: Size Matters — 23Apr2018
  5. DIY 2-pin tele: Fixing the Cable position — 25Mar2018

Most commented posts

  1. First Look: Rottefella’s NTN Freedom — 40 comments
  2. Telemarking: Neither Dead Nor Stupid — 38 comments
  3. Review: Telemark Tech System (ver. 2.0) — 32 comments
  4. Telemark Binding Selection Chart — 28 comments
  5. Rottefella to add Freedom to NTN choices — 27 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 22 2018

Serial Heelers 2018 tele ‘ddiction

As ski porn goes, the formulas get old but the temptation in the footage keeps the dream of getting away alive. Here’s 15 minutes of powder porn from the dead telemark society — free.

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Nov 20 2018

Review: Scarpa’s TX-Pro (2017)

Scarpa's burliest NTN boot made for Outlaws or Freerides.

Odds are that if you’re a decent telemark skier, you will love Scarpa’s TX-Pro (2017). The reasons are simple, and with a little investigation and analysis, obvious. The TX-Pro simply nails the peak of the bell curve of what the majority of tele skiers want: a boot that is big enough to deliver plenty of …

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Oct 30 2018

Beta report: 22D’s Lynx 2-pin tele binding

Lynx reclines on the rack after a day of great skiing at Loveland, CO

Last season 22 Designs introduced Lynx, their next generation 2-pin telemark binding. With that introduction the classic beta program was eliminated and 22D took orders in mid-October 2018 for a limited production run of only 500 pair. I was privileged to be one of the beta testers this past season which resulted in some moments …

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Apr 23 2018

2-pin Tele Springs: Size Matters

Determining the limit of heel lift by drawing the intersection of two circles; the radius of the heel throw about the toe pins, and the radius of the stretched cable where the spring is limiting out.

While the effect of cable pivot location tends to dominate the sensation of a tele tech binding, the next strongest binding component of the tele sensation comes from the springs used. To some extent you can trade one for the other; meaning a stiff spring and a forward pivot are somewhat equal to a soft …

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Mar 25 2018

DIY 2-pin tele: Fixing the Cable position

Mixing up a bit.  2-pins by Dynafit, cable block by Fritschi, BD cable assembly, G3 heel post.

Now we get to the crux of building your own DIY 2-pin tele binding — the cable system. Being satisfied with the downhill performance of a tele tech binding is determined by: Position of the cable pivot (distance behind 2-pin line) Connection to the boot (real heel or 2nd heel) Springs used (stiffness and travel …

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Mar 24 2018

DIY 2-pin Tele: Use the Force (Luke)!

Comparing cable positions and angles for Voile's Switchback (red) and 22 Designs' Axl (blue).

Before venturing any further in chronicling tele-tech bindings, it is important to understand the forces at play in a telemark turn. For the average telemarker, this article fits in the too much information category but for do-it-yourselfers, this should prove helpful in determining the critical sweet spot of the cable pivot position. Activity The key …

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Mar 05 2018

Technique: Skins On with Skis On

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Putting skins on with skis on (free pivot binding advised) Shaggy said come over early and we’ll go on a tour the day before. A foot fell on an older foot so we hit the road early. Perfect. Getting to the “gate” involved two-stroke smoke. Saw my first snow-bikes in action. Those guys are destined …

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