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Thread: Tele boots und bindnigs
10-20-2004, 01:22 AM #1
Tele boots und bindnigs
X post to here too, from telemarkpost..
So, first of all, been lurking here and have use the "search"
to read the couple of dozen post considering : how to get started and what to get. Thanks to the reading this has been
a bit easier to... well, you know, ask more questions.
So intrested going towards telemarking. Too.
Since im swinging on the snowboard side, and skiing, i was thinking it would be nice to be able to threesome. (Inser explict content here.)
-9yrs of snowboarding.Not a completely useless in it, had to give up it a bit last season due to problems with back and ankles (Downhill racing...)
-3yrs of skiing. Getting by.
Riding in both genres can be considered in terms : likes to turn, smooth, no über aggressive, huck a bit, skinny-whiteboy style.
Strategics: 5,10" and 140lbs or something(180cm and 69kg)
Present rides: snowboards from 154 - 168cm,stiff.
skis : Gotamas 183
explosivs 180 (coming in a week)
BD Havocs (with naxos) 183
Monster im85 179 (just sold)
One of the reasons to this change is that my old solly 1080 is getting relieved from my "park ski" status, and i was thinkin
i could slap some Telebindings on them.
This first year i could do with those sticks, and if things up,
i could update them to whatever i then happen to have on hand.
But now comes the trikky part.
Since the boots and bindings should be valid mooney even after the first year of teleing, what to have?
The future (some day) use would be a bit more tour-and-steep orientated after the first year flail-and-fail-on-slopes.
I have been considering the 7tm and 7tm tour (?) since
i perhaps could get them used and quite cheaply.
That releasability would be nice...dont want to risk my knees.
Did the Karhu have some 7tm patent too? or? So the main points would be: releasebility,lightness(?),touring comfort,
ability to drive a bit fatter ski (<95mm).
And from the boots. Some sturdy,light and warm boot.
Garmont G (AT boot G-Ride fitted me well,does the tele differ?)
or F2 or F1?
What more?I have never been good with facts.
11-25-2004, 06:47 AM #2
Havent managed to get any used bindings yet. Not so much used 7tms around here...
But was considering Rottefella chilis (plenty of them around used for dirt cheap) or some r4s?
-What other possible relatively decent bindings?
-What is the things you should look up for when buying used telegear?
I´ll be trying out some boots for the next couple of months before ill buy them., but getting a decent binding for my old 1080 would be on the top of the list now.
Hilfe!I have never been good with facts.
11-25-2004, 12:02 PM #3
Given your choice of fat burly alpine skis, and use of GRides, I'd suggest the 7tm may not be the binding for you, despite it's releasability. They are a very neutral binding, perfect for touring on but they don't have much spring or pop to them. If you are giving it a go for the first time, a little bit of binding assisitance may be desired.
I'd personally look for some G3 Targas, or Rottefella Cobras. Even a Voile Hardwire may be a good choice.
As for boots, again, given your background, maybe a pair of older T1s or Garmont Garas at a minimum ?
Both of these choices should see you through the first year flail phase and onto some more aggro skiing.