Tag Archive: telemark

Feb 27 2017

Review: Scott Sports Minerva/Voodoo NTN

Scott Sports Minerva NTN - women's version of Voodoo NTN.

Last year my review of Scott’s Voodoo NTN was considered pretty harsh by Scott Sports. I received an email from Paul Parker, Scott’s boot advisor telling me as much, and that I was unqualified to review the boot. Some of the criticism I stand behind, but I must also admit that Paul Parker’s criticism of …

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Nov 07 2016

Burning Tele Down

Telemark to the core!

Sung to the refrain of “Burning Down the House” by Talking Heads To an outsider it might look like the house of telemark is burning down. Let me correct that. Burnt down. Like the seed of the giant Sequoia tree, it takes the heat of fire to spark the germination process so a new tree …

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Jun 12 2016

Review: Scott Sports Voodoo NTN

NTN Voodoo from Scott Sports

  It would be a shame if sales of Scott’s Voodoo don’t pick up. Now that they have added Dynafit tech inserts these boots are a valid boot choice for the direction telemark innovation is headed. However their performance beyond that remains unchanged from the Prophet by Garmont. Thus, I’m not predicting any sales records. …

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May 24 2016

Review: 22D’s rebellious Outlaw

First gen flex plates were prone to cracking. Notice the bend at the back wider in the revised version.

22 Designs Outlaw is the first binding licensed by Rottefella to used their patented second heel connection. By adapting the Axl platform to a new connection point they built a winner, a binding with a tour mode that is proven to work reliably and switch modes easily in a steel based package known for durability …

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Mar 29 2016

RIP: Mitch Weber—Telemark’s Visionary

Post cancer treatments on opening day at Mammoth, Nov. 13, 2015. L-R: Mitch Weber, Big Tim, Scottsman, Corey Connolly

  Last Saturday, March 26th, just two days before his 60th birthday, the man behind the world famous Telemarktips.com, Mitch Weber, passed away. He leaves behind his wife Laurie, daughter Allison, son Neil, and step-son Jt, plus close friends like Big Tim, Mitch’s “manager” and countless friends and friendships made through the online community he …

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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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May 08 2015

Il Passo in Curva – Telemark

A quick little vid that shows why telemarking became fashionable. These guys make it look easy and they’re doing it on inferior equipment, or so we like to think. Don’t know much Italian? Just watch the skiers. In case you’re in a dry state, here’s a little diversion for the weekend. If you’re in California, …

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