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. Review: The Badass MF from Bishop Bindings — 14Jan2019
  2. Crispi NTN duckbutts come up short! — 7Jan2019
  3. Serial Heelers 2018 tele ‘ddiction — 22Nov2018
  4. Review: Scarpa’s TX-Pro (2017) — 20Nov2018
  5. Beta report: 22D’s Lynx 2-pin tele binding — 30Oct2018

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. Review: G3′s Enzo — 27 comments

Author's posts listings

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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Feb 15 2018

Picking a 2-pin tech toe for telemarking

OMG's telemark tech toe.

When selecting a tech-toe for a tele tech binding keep in mind that they were not designed for the stresses of telemarking, they were designed for use in a locked-heel alpine system. In an AT binding the pins only provide side-to-side clamping power, there is no forward pressure. With tele there is also forward pressure …

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Feb 12 2018

Skeats — Strap-on ski crampons

Skeats™ - strap-on ski crampons.

Skeats™ are small crampons that connect to the bottom of your skis, over and in addition to a pair of climbing skins. They’re attached via a bungee strap around your skis, with the cone shaped teeth pointing down and puncturing the surface of hard snow. The video I saw on Facebook was undeniable proof they …

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Feb 11 2018

A partisan view of Red Fox Outdoor Equipment

The author striding up Helbronner between Chamonix and Courmayeur wearing a Red Fox Eiger softshell jacket.

For those who are not aware, one of my sources of income these days is writing copy and manipulating words in the Googoo-sphere for Red Fox NA. I’m about to start publishing reviews of their gear, but it won’t be by me, that would compromise my integrity as a writer. Not helping grow awareness compromises …

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Feb 08 2018

The State of 2-pin Telemark Bindings

Dynafit caliber touring efficiency. The only thing you lift is your heel, not a binding.

Telemark Tech bindings are here to stay. The 2-pin connnection When Mark Lengel first proposed the idea of the Telemark Tech System (TTS) skepticism was the typical response. That’s a near universal first impression of the confidence inspired by the lowly 2-pin tech toe, also known by its founding brand name, Dynafit, or other terms …

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Feb 06 2018

Takemitsu teles Japan

You don’t have to understand a lick of Japanese to understand this short, sweet vid. LINES #01 from Turns by Takemitsu on Vimeo.

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