Monthly Archive: February 2016

Feb 29 2016

1st Look: Lange’s XT Free Tour AT Boot

Lange finally adds tech inserts to the XT Free Tour. Lighter, AT worthy with better ROM, but skis like a Lange.

Ever since Lange first entered the Alpine Touring market with the XT I’ve only had one question. Not how well it skied, or how well it fit but when would it come with tech inserts? When parent Rossignol inked a deal last year to put a Look label on a Dynafit Radical the writing was …

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Feb 22 2016

First Look: Meidjo’s Low Tech Heel option

Meidjo now offers a low-tech heel for full power parallel turns.

  This year Meidjo offers the option to quickly lock the heel via a low-tech heel. Key to this working in harmony with a telemark binding is the ability for the locking tangs of the heel to retract so they do not interfere with free heel functions. With Meidjo this is achieved by allowing the …

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Feb 14 2016

Interview with Mitch Weber – Telemark Tips founder

Mitch Weber rippin' tele's in the Wasatch.

Note: (Updated 28mar16: Since republishing this article Mitch Weber passed away March 26, 2016. Cancer was the culprit.) This interview first ran in Telemark Skier Magazine #8 in 2006, near the peak of the websites popularity. Since then Telemark Tips and the associated forum, Telemark Talk ceased publishing on the world wide web. The forum …

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Feb 11 2016

1st Look: Carbon Sender for Hucksters

A-Sender from Kitten Factory skis.

If you make a habit of skiing hard and landing big airs Look’s Pivot binding is back from retirement for a reason; no other binding offers as much elasticity in the heel to absorb landing forces as it does. Period. For backcountry huckers there’s a new adapter plate that fits in Pivot bindings for touring. …

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Feb 08 2016

1st Look: Scott Superguide Carbon

Scott Super Guide. Mostly unchanged for next year, except the buckles, which can be held open so they don't relock when you're not looking.

Generally speaking new converts to the world of alpine touring come from the ranks of hard snow chargers where only stiff boots can hold up to such abuse and terminal velocity. However, wild snow comes in many more textures and flavors. With so much more variety, a boot with a progressive flex is preferred to …

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