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  1. #1
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    Beginner Tele Setup!

    First time telemarking! Need something to learn fundamentals. I'm 187 cm tall, 26.5 mondo. Hoping to spend as little as possible to get into the lovely sport bumming this season. Located at Alta.

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    If your not able to find something here, keep an eye on https://m.facebook.com/groups/1865366847080357/. Seems to be decent setups there. Good luck and happy Thanksgiving.

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    I've got some 187cm Blizzard Bushwackers and 184cm K2 Wayback 96s, both drilled for 6 hole 22 Designs bindings that I might let go. Can include bindings. The Waybacks would be great for a beginner.

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    yeah jump on those Waybacks
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    NTN, or 75mm? Armada Invictus 95 (non-metal version) in 185 with Rottefella Freeride. Not a lot of days on the skis, bindings older but in good shape functionally.

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    Bro fat 183 w axl touring binding. Great ski for BrAlta!

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    oh man
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Beginner Tele Setup!

    Quote Originally Posted by jmedslc View Post
    Bro fat 183 w axl touring binding. Great ski for BrAlta!
    Lots of upside here but the AXL is arguably a great starter as it has three separate tension setting (absent spring swaps) so you can start soft and ratchet up the tension as you learn to drive the ski screaming Mach looney down High Boy.

    Only note of caution is I believe the Bros are pretty stiff and having a ski that likes to run and dictates speed can steepen the learning curve.
    Last edited by Doremite; 11-26-2020 at 10:07 AM.
    Uno mas

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmedslc View Post
    Bro fat 183 w axl touring binding. Great ski for BrAlta!
    Are these on the FB gear swap link? Sound fun in the trees


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    stay outta my line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doremite View Post
    Lots of upside here but the AXL is arguably a great starter as it has three separate tension setting (absent spring swaps) so you can start soft and ratchet up the tension as you learn to drive the ski screaming Mach looney down High Boy.

    Only note of caution is I believe the Bros are pretty stiff and having a ski that likes to run and dictates speed can steepen the learning curve.
    Truth be told. As of yesterday, KSL ( your own backyard) has a bunch of older but good beginner telemark skis for cheap right now: Pocket Rocket, Side stash, Sickbird. Some are under $100 if you dig a bit through the classifieds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doremite View Post
    Lots of upside here but the AXL is arguably a great starter as it has three separate tension setting (absent spring swaps) so you can start soft and ratchet up the tension as you learn to drive the ski screaming Mach looney down High Boy.

    Only note of caution is I believe the Bros are pretty stiff and having a ski that likes to run and dictates speed can steepen the learning curve.
    Agreed on Axl, great binding and adjustment options, plus free pivot touring.

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    Wow, thank you all for the lightning fast responses! Will continue the hunt and consider offers here. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    If anyone is passing through I-70 to UT, I've got an older K2/rottie setup in great shape that I would gift you.

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    These are listed for $70: Telemark rainey bindings 190 skis https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/58927541

    Watch y'all think?

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    Also these leather boots: I'm interested in your listing "Classic Merrell Leather Boots" on KSL Classifieds. Is it still available?
    https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/61945797

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    I have something you can use for a bit. Also in Alta. Where are you working/living?

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    Black Diamond megawatts 188
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    Two mounts but lots of room for tele


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    Quote Originally Posted by nbak View Post
    Also these leather boots: I'm interested in your listing "Classic Merrell Leather Boots" on KSL Classifieds. Is it still available?
    https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/61945797
    You will want plastic boots. This is a given
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbak View Post
    First time telemarking! Need something to learn fundamentals. I'm 187 cm tall, 26.5 mondo. Hoping to spend as little as possible to get into the lovely sport bumming this season. Located at Alta.
    Where are you hoping to ski? At Alta? Golf courses? Other?

    Those skis and boots you linked are about 20 years old. Would you want 29 year old alpine gear?

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    Tele died bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Tele died bro
    No shit? I thought it just smelled bad

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    TBatt hooked it up for the time being. Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post
    No shit? I thought it just smelled bad
    Ha! Nice

    Cody posted this on twit -

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    Hahahahahahahaha, so good. Ima Tele like Davey Jones baby!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeshbeesh View Post
    Hahahahahahahaha, so good. Ima Tele like Davey Jones baby!!
    No need to go that low.

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