Category Archive: Vol. XIV

14th Season (2001-2002), Volume XIV

Aug 18 2012

Rerun: Rainey Design’s Hammerhead (v1)

The Hammerhead delivered unheard of freeheel control and remains the standard by which other tele bindings are judged for power and control.

  As a first year binding it is tough to rationalize awarding the Hammerhead an Editor’s Choice for telemark bindings. However, we couldn’t ignore the improvements either. When the beta version arrived it was clear that a new standard in control had been set, and for some that is reason enough. However, lots of folks …

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Jun 07 2012

Rerun: Touring with Luddites

Cover image of Couloir magazine Vol. 14-5, Spring 2002

© 2002 “Bet the person who skied that face soiled his shorts.” Nils Larsen, telemark videographer, telemark instructor, telemark equipment consultant, and all around zealot of this subspecies of skiing, is standing beside me studying the face of Excelsior Mountain, a 12,446 foot peak near the northeastern border of Yosemite National Park and the tracks …

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