Tag Archive: 75mm

Oct 21 2015

Tele Gear for Newbies

A hard turn is good to find. Photo by Halsted Morris.

  There’s a really good chance you’ll think of my advice on picking gear for telemarking as just another died in the wool leatherneck recommending old-fashioned values just because that’s the way he did it. You’d be right, except that everyone I’ve ever seen who could tele well, all of ‘em, had to go through …

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Nov 11 2014

Eulogy to Black Diamond’s telemark boot line

Lament for a fallen hero.

  Although the story announcing the demise of Black Diamond’s teleboot line was not unexpected, nor is it unlamented. It might be easy to read into that a sense of good riddance because of the reference to BD boots fitting like buckets. That was not universal, a small but clear majority of bootfitters I spoke …

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Oct 27 2014

Black Diamond Tele-boots sentenced to die

Black Diamond's Push. Their most popular teleboot, but not popular enough.

  It’s unofficial: Black Diamond is adding a nail to telemarks demise by ending production of their telemark boot line. If you like their teleboots, better buy ‘em while you can because they won’t be making any more any time soon. That’s not official, I’m telling you it will be. Insiders have been hinting at …

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Oct 06 2014

Telemark Binding Selection Guide

The Chouinard 3-pin Classic.

last updated 20nov16 & 20dec15   When you’re ready to march to the beat of a different drummer, whether you need a new challenge or your rebel spirit compels you that way, this guide is offered to help you decide what binding to get. When it comes to picking a telemark binding there are many …

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Aug 25 2014

Review: Scott-Sport’s Synergy

Scott Sport's Synergy. Best new tele boot for 2014.  Only new duckbilled boot.

  The best new 75mm telemark boot to come out this season is Scott Sports’ Synergy. It is also the only new plastic telemark boot design to be created for the duckbilled Nordic Norm in the last five years. Three years ago Garmont gave up on the ski market and sold their ski boot assets …

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Jul 01 2014

G3 boots Enzo, Enzo-R lives on

Onyx broke ground and was bloodier for it.

  The latest bellweather for telemark skiing’s lack of popularity is G3′s decision to stop production of their Enzo telemark touring binding. According to sales manager, Gord Bailey, at the current rate of sales “it would take years” to sell off the number of bindings built for a minimum production run. There remains hope for …

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Mar 16 2014

How long do you keep your ski boots?

How long do you keep your ski boots? To get some sense of that the poll on the right was posted on this site.

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