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  1. #1
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    Ski industry orphan

    There, FIFY
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    Sweet blog.

    Modern AT boots hike better than any tele boot ever did, in all terrain, in all conditions. The only thing tele boots do better is make tele turns.

    Oh, and TECH TALK, JONG!

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    Well, the world needs ditch diggers too.

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    first of all, Tech talk jong! Second of all, 1850g/boot isn't light. Go try other shit on.

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    Adapt or die.

    Maybe try some interpretive dance or hula hooping or whatever it is these millennials are into these days.
    dirtbag, not a dentist

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    Look for used boots on ebay or other sites. A friend of mine has skied Salomon SX 90's or some version forever because of their comfort. He's bought newer boots over the years but always reverts back. (yeah, weird, I know). He constantly is scouring ebay and other resale outlets for the SX 90's and has four or five pair ready to enter the rotation whenever he needs to swap out.

    Another option is to surgically have your feet narrowed and buy current equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snojones View Post
    I fear that the ski industry will be the death of my ski life.

    I have my season passes, my own gear, I run with a crowd of hyper enabling adrenalin junkies, my wife is used to me disappearing when every I can find snow, Adrenalin is my drug of choice, I love back-country, and thus I live to ski.

    My problem is that I can't find a light ski boot to fit my foot anymore. I ski Tele gear and have skied Garmont Synergy boots for 15+ years due to my wide feet. When Garmont went out of the Tele business there was no longer any wide, light boots, that fit my feet.

    Scott was supposed to put out a version of the Synergy last, which they bought. However when it hit the market it was more of a lift oriented, 4 buckle, heavy boot.

    I am not interested in AT boots since they loose the ability to flex at the ball of the foot. I can't see that being much good for hiking on dry approach trails or footing on sketchy rocks. On the other hand I have hiked for many miles in my tele boots. They are the most comfortable ski boot I have ever owned. At this point I have no ambition to lock my heal down ever again.

    I guess when my boots finally die, so may my ski life. Not sure just what to do with winter after that.... or the rest of the year for that matter. Anybody know of any kind of epoxy that adheres to Tele boots?
    Yea, Tech Talk Jong and all that. With that being said, look for the Garmont Venus. There are still a few floating around and apparently (despite the marketing babble) it is the exact same boot as the Syner-g with a lower rear spoiler in back (use the one from you Syner-g if you want).

    Not knowing your foot size, there are some options here: http://www.telemarkdown.com/store/bo...venuscloseout/ and also here (Australia but ship to U.S.: https://www.wildernesssports.com.au/...boots-telemark

    Also, check ebay periodically, I found a new pair for dirt cheap last year to replace my Syner-g for a touring option.

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    On a related note, I'm looking to buy a new car with a carburetor and drum brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    On a related note, I'm looking to buy a new car with a carburetor and drum brakes.
    Well, not new but pretty sweet. Old doesn't imply broken goddamitt!!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Toyota...tY-RqC&vxp=mtr

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    How do you hide a $20 bill from a telemarker?

    Put it under the soap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcrawfo View Post
    Fix the heal, fix the problem
    Heal the spelling, fix the problem, ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    How do you hide a $20 bill from a telemarker?

    Put it under the soap.
    Just not under the patchouli!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snojones View Post
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    I guess when my boots finally die, so may my ski life. Not sure just what to do with winter after that.... or the rest of the year for that matter. Anybody know of any kind of epoxy that adheres to Tele boots?
    And this is just flat out pathetic. HTFU princess!

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    Ski industry orphan

    Christ man, put down the bong.

    Scott Voodoo 75 is the 3 buckle version of what you are looking for.

    Or maybe, just maybe, upgrade the POS G3 Targas and consider NTN. The boots are a lighter and with the newer version of various bindings both the touring and downhill are much better.

    Edited to add:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    Christ man, put down the bong.
    Or maybe, just maybe, upgrade the POS G3 Targas and consider NTN.
    Sound advice.

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    Lock the heel, ski for real.


    Take your question to teletips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless toboggan View Post
    Take your question to teletips.
    Not sound advice.

    http://www.earnyourturns.com/18701/t...1998-2013-rip/

    http://www.earnyourturns.com/33561/r...ary-1956-2016/

    RIP Mitch, you were the man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Not sound advice.
    No shit. That was intentional.

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    What is the hardest part about being a tele skier?

    Telling your parents you're gay.

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    This almost as bad as a DSM thread. Kinda.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    You don't have to live in the Wasatch to be telefree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snojones View Post
    I fear that the ski industry will be the death of my ski life.

    I have my season passes, my own gear, I run with a crowd of hyper enabling adrenalin junkies, my wife is used to me disappearing when every I can find snow, Adrenalin is my drug of choice, I love back-country, and thus I live to ski.

    My problem is that I can't find a light ski boot to fit my foot anymore. I ski Tele gear and have skied Garmont Synergy boots for 15+ years due to my wide feet. When Garmont went out of the Tele business there was no longer any wide, light boots, that fit my feet.

    Scott was supposed to put out a version of the Synergy last, which they bought. However when it hit the market it was more of a lift oriented, 4 buckle, heavy boot.

    I am not interested in AT boots since they loose the ability to flex at the ball of the foot. I can't see that being much good for hiking on dry approach trails or footing on sketchy rocks. On the other hand I have hiked for many miles in my tele boots. They are the most comfortable ski boot I have ever owned. At this point I have no ambition to lock my heal down ever again.

    I guess when my boots finally die, so may my ski life. Not sure just what to do with winter after that.... or the rest of the year for that matter. Anybody know of any kind of epoxy that adheres to Tele boots?
    Sorry bro. Your ski career is over. Hang em up. The good news is your sick gear is worth tons of cash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    This almost as bad as a DSM thread. Kinda.
    Nope. Not even close.

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