Tag Archive: TTS

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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Jun 11 2013

Review: Scarpa’s TX-Pro

Scarpa's TX-Pro — a T1 for NTN.

For those looking to transition from 75mm to NTN, Scarpa’s TX-Pro should be at the top of your list. It has all the main features you want, a tall cuff with four buckles, a sweet flexing bellows, and Dynafit inserts.

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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Jan 31 2013

Technique: Modifying TTS Heel Post

With a little grinding action the TTS climbing wires can be a LOT easier to engage.

The original Telemark Tech System binding was a bit crude but was close enough to yield a glimpse of what the future of telemark bindings might provide. Mark Lengel, the inventor of the system admits that the binding is effectively still a beta binding, but the current incarnation is vastly improved over the first prototype. …

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Jan 21 2013

OR Report: Backcountry Bindings for 2013/14

Dynafit's Beast. Over 4 pounds per pair (1 kg) for a cool C-note. Skis not included.

  Alpine Touring In the AT realm, there are a ton of new bindings headed our way. I don’t know if this is better or worse, but there are many more to follow in the years to come from the likes of companies like Salomon, Look, and probably from K2 too. For now, it’s mostly …

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Sep 27 2012

On the fence with NTN for 2012/13

Rottefella's Freedom NTN binding

If safety release, convenient entry and exit from the binding and excellent downhill control are at the top of your list, the Freeride is a good option with inferior but acceptable touring performance. If you don’t need turbo power for turns, with good touring, though not a true free-pivot, Rottefella’s Freedom is the way to go. If you want step-in convenience, don’t need safety release, with solid control and excellent touring, look at NT Spike. If you want Dynafit caliber touring performance and Hammerhead power with catastrophic release capability, TTS is your rig.

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