Tag Archive: telemark tech system

Apr 23 2018

2-pin Tele Springs: Size Matters

Determining the limit of heel lift by drawing the intersection of two circles; the radius of the heel throw about the toe pins, and the radius of the stretched cable where the spring is limiting out.

While the effect of cable pivot location tends to dominate the sensation of a tele tech binding, the next strongest binding component of the tele sensation comes from the springs used. To some extent you can trade one for the other; meaning a stiff spring and a forward pivot are somewhat equal to a soft …

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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 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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Apr 30 2014

Review: OMG’s TTS toe – beta, not better

TTS for 2014. Better cable posts and the first American 2-pin tech toe.

  It has been a season now since Olympus Mountain Gear has introduced their own 2-pin tele toe to make a complete binding package. The looming question, is it ready for prime time, or is it still a beta binding? Sadly, the OMG’s toe piece confirms beta status, albiet with good performance if you’re willing …

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Feb 10 2014

Review: Crispi’s NTN boots – Shiver & Evo

-10 deg. cuff ROM. Not bad, not great either.

  It has been hard to find choices in tele boots recently. Garmont shot themselves in the foot and Scott has been slow to pick up the ball. Under their breath retailers say they can’t give BD boots away. Now I’m not complaining about Scarpa being the only easy choice for tele boots out there, …

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Dec 31 2013

Review: La Sportiva’s Spectre

Spectre - make for walking up, rockin' down.

When you first lay eyes on La Sportiva’s Spectre you can’t help but think this is a specialized rando race boot. The svelte marketing photos do nothing to prevent that view. Considering it weighs around 3 pounds per boot (mondo size 26.5) and has a huge cuff ROM for longer strides while walking or skinning …

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Mar 13 2013

Mantis: Elegant home brewed TTS

Mantis: a carbon fibre plate for integrating a telemark cable with a tech toe.

Editor’s Note: The fact that several people are tinkering on their own with the TTS concept verifies two things. First, that tele is far from dead. Secondly, that the future of further progress in the telemark world will be found where the grass roots energy is flowering in spite of the lack of commercial development. …

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