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  1. #1
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    Please help! Need bindings for ski base asap!

    Hello everyone,
    JT Holmes and I need your help asap! We leave for Europe on the 14th of March for a film shoot. This is in only 8 days. We are doing some ski base jumps for a french film. The types of jumps we are doing require us to release our skis before deploying our parachutes. The only way to safely do this is by using those old Tyrolia bindings that were popular in the 80s. The kind that have the upward releasing heel. We both just recently finished filming some similar jumps for a separate Matchstick project. On that shoot we used up all our tyrolias. These bindings were very popular in the 80s and can be found on many old skis. We don't care how old or crappy they are or what the din is. We only need them for a few hundred feet of skiing. They are generally easy to find at thrift stores and in friends garages. The problem for us is we don't have any time left to gather as many as we need. If any of you out there has a pair (or 10!) or knows anyone who might have any we would very much appreciate you sending them to us. We know this would be kind of a pain in the ass for you to do on such short notice but we will gladly make it up to you some how. Please PM either JT or myself if you have any leads for us. We are totally scrambling at the last minute here. Thanks a lot!
    Shane McConkey

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    Wow, It would suck to be standing under that cliff.

    Good luck. I'll check out the local used shop for ya.

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    So, does this mean after you use up all these bindings, ski base as a sport will become unpossible..........? Say it isn't so!!!!!

    McConkey is a funny guy......

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    Freakin Troll-JONG!






    all kidding aside I will role through USE IT AGAIN-Aspen to see if they have any, if they do, I will FedEX them tomorrow. I will PM if I find them.

    now whatcha got for me?

  5. #5
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    Clarify: The heels that you pull up to release? I think I know what you are talking about and my friend may have like five pair.
    Thanks Shane

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    my friend has some on his head edges pm me
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  7. #7
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    Those bindings rocked for getting out of tricky tree tangled situations. I have no idea what happened to my old 480s...

    d.
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  8. #8
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    Are you talking avout the Free Fex models? I have a couple of pairs but not sure on how they released.
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  9. #9
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    The double action style?
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  10. #10
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    Dam, you guys are quick to respond here. Thanks a lot!
    The heel piece releases by pulling up on it rather than today's standard of pushind down. Just about all Tyrolias were designed like that.
    Shane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Huckstable View Post
    Dam, you guys are quick to respond here.
    Well, we can't all be professional ski-BASE jumpers.

  13. #13
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    Damn, I just threw away a pair of Atomic 533ce's with some ghetto tech Tyrolias.

    Tried craigslist? Few gems on there.

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    I found a pair of 480s on nyc craigslist attached to some k2s, ill try and pick them up tomorrow from the guy.. he wants 80 bones for em(skis poles, binders), I told him Id give him 20$.

    theres also a a pair of 550? do those work 4 ya?

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    I remember -- the runaway straps attached onto the back, so you'd pull on those to release.

    I'll ask my dad to check the attic.
    not counting days 2016-17

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    Isn't this "extreme-littering"......................?!?!?!!?!

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    I will check the free boxes at Salvy and pawn shops for ya. Salvy usually has a bunch.

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    I will check the inlaw family quiver tonight, I seem to remember some old tyrolias in there...

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    Who woulda thought the ski graveyard in the corner of my garage may be holding something usefull? I'll check tonight.
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  20. #20
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    I've got a pair of wonderfully faded tyrolia's in the basement. I'll send them off, but in true 80's style you have to carefully match them to either your skis or your base outfit. Otherwise all deals are off.

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    Our world is full of surrender at the first sign of adversity, do not give up when the challenge meets you, meet the challenge. Through perseverance comes the rewards, the rewards that make life so enjoyable.

    Seize the day, trusting little in the future.

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    Cliff/Shane: I presume you're currently in the Greater Reno/Tahoe Region? I ask because I posted a request to SnowPals, a Bay Area skiers' group, and if I get responses, I can probably bring gear up thataway this weekend.
    Last edited by alpinedad; 03-06-2007 at 04:50 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damian Sanders View Post
    Isn't this "extreme-littering"......................?!?!?!!?!
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    Our world is full of surrender at the first sign of adversity, do not give up when the challenge meets you, meet the challenge. Through perseverance comes the rewards, the rewards that make life so enjoyable.

    Seize the day, trusting little in the future.

    if you want something, go after it. if you want to screw someone over, look DEEP in your heart and realize Karma is a bitch

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    think i've got some on some rossi 4s's, i'll check when i get home. They'll make much better fencing without bindings.

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