Tag Archive: tech fittings

Mar 28 2016

Scarpa & Scott drop heel inserts on NTN boots

Not even a heel groove is left for Scarpa's 2017 TX-Pro.

Good tele skiers know there’s a time and a place for parallel turns and if it doesn’t add much extra weight, why not add that ability? Unfortunately it looks like lawyers are about to put the big kabosh on the final pieces of the “pink pony,” the Holy Grail of telemark systems with a binding …

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Nov 03 2015

Inserts: Weak link of the 2-Pin Tech System

Staying connected when you want with a 2-pin tech system requires tight tolerances - especially with the boot insert.

  What started out as a simple test of the Meidjo, a telemark binding with a 2-pin toe and NTN clamp, turned into an investigation of tech toe inserts and what makes them good or bad. Tech systems are an interaction of components on a petite scale, so small variations can have big consequences. While …

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Sep 22 2015

Review: Fischer’s TransAlp AT boots

Fischer TransAlp Thermoshape has great ROM.

Fischer is going all in with the two-pin tech system for Winter 2016. Starting this year Fischer retailers will be selling Dynafit bindings, albiet with the Fischer logo on them, and they have beefed up the TransAlp boot series with taller cuffs and an economy version that offers better downhill performance. Trans Alp w/Vacu-plast Returning …

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Sep 16 2015

Preview: Moonlight’s Tele Pure binding

CAD drawings of the "final" Tele Pure binding design.

The inclusion of Dynafit-style 2-pin tech toes in a telemark binding, first pioneered as the Telemark Tech System is bringing a wave of enthusiasm and incremental development to the world of telemark bindings. A brief summary of the salient points of each binding made to work with NTN boots was detailed last week in the …

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Nov 13 2014

Review: Salomon Quest Pro TR 110

Salomon's Quest Pro TR

  Salomon is taking their sweet time developing products for the backcountry. Though the development seems slow, with consistency and time that translates into being relentless. This year’s Quest Pro TR 110 is a moderate example of that. By moderate, I’m referring to a moderate flex rating of only 110, hardly stiff by alpine standards. …

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Oct 16 2014

Review: Fischer’s TransAlp Vacuum TS Lite

Fischer's TransAlp AT boot

  Considering how quick alpine brand reps are to dismiss the size of the backcountry market it is ironic how many have nonetheless invested the time, energy, and resources to offer AT boots. In Fischer’s case, not just that they developed the Ranger series of AT boots, but that they used their heat moldable shell …

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Oct 01 2014

Fritschi fixes Vipec’s Toe Woes

Vipec's toe gets a make over. 1) Thicker pins: M5 to M6. 2) Spring-loaded locking pin. 3) Self centering jaws. 4) Improved toe clip

  Based on feedback from retailers and early adopters, Fritschi’s Vipec, their first 2-pin tech binding, will see four modifications to the toe unit this season. The most noticeable change is to the pins, which will now be thicker, a tad longer, and with an improved adjustment locking mechanism. Less obvious, but perhaps more important, …

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