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post #241 of 277

Switch teley! The late great Scott Murray was the king and doing it a decade ago at mach stupid. smile.gif   The guy in the vid, if you skied with him while he's on regular teley gear, you'd be impressed. Haven't met anyone from anywhere who hasn't been. Great thing is, he's also an excellent instructor and one of the better guys to spend a day on skis with. 

 

Nice thread hijack I'd say though, eh?  smile.gif I was getting tired of the "everyone's a dumb skier but me and I'm posting because there's no snow and the boarders are even worse"' thing. 

post #242 of 277
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post


I'm not superior to you, but Telemark is much better exercise than alpine and more a whole lot more fun.

 

A pretty lady hooted at me from the chairlift. Does that happen to alpine skiers?

 


Glad you like to teley, but give it a rest. It's more fun for YOU. For ME both are great fun, and for others, alpine is the deal. And yes, good riding gets hooted at from the chairlift regardless of what's strapped on your feet.

 

But I have to ask, how the hell do you know if the lady who's hooting from the lift is pretty or not? I mean you actually had time to look?  And could even figure it out under the helmet, baggy drawers, and all? smile.gif

post #243 of 277
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Glad you like to teley, but give it a rest. It's more fun for YOU. For ME both are great fun, and for others, alpine is the deal. And yes, good riding gets hooted at from the chairlift regardless of what's strapped on your feet.

 

But I have to ask, how the hell do you know if the lady who's hooting from the lift is pretty or not? I mean you actually had time to look?  And could even figure it out under the helmet, baggy drawers, and all? smile.gif



I was thinking the exact same thing, but wanted someone else to say it to confirm I wasn't just waaaay tooooo tired of this guy's drivel. 

 

post #244 of 277

I always have time to look at a pretty lady. She was not wearing a helmet and I could not at that time determine the fit of her underwear.

post #245 of 277
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I was thinking the exact same thing, but wanted someone else to say it to confirm I wasn't just waaaay tooooo tired of this guy's drivel. 

 


Quit stalking me! I get it, you can't tele. Quit whining and do something about it!

 

post #246 of 277
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

Switch teley! The late great Scott Murray was the king and doing it a decade ago at mach stupid. smile.gif   The guy in the vid, if you skied with him while he's on regular teley gear, you'd be impressed. Haven't met anyone from anywhere who hasn't been. Great thing is, he's also an excellent instructor and one of the better guys to spend a day on skis with. 

 

Nice thread hijack I'd say though, eh?  smile.gif I was getting tired of the "everyone's a dumb skier but me and I'm posting because there's no snow and the boarders are even worse"' thing. 


Which guy and where does he teach?

 


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Originally Posted by markojp View Post


Glad you like to teley, but give it a rest... smile.gif


Just telling it like it is, cowboy. Deal with it.

 

post #247 of 277
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post


Which guy and where does he teach?

 


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Just telling it like it is, cowboy. Deal with it.

 


The guy in the Japanese XCD vid. Tsugaike, Nagano, Japan. 

 

Looks like we'll have 16"+ to deal with it over the next couple of days. YeeEEEEHAAAAAAWWW! (as Cowboys say)

post #248 of 277
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post



In fairness, they're metal edged XCD (cross country downhill) skis. 



And they have sidecut similar to 1998 ish alpine skis.

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I never ski right to the edge. 

 

How is the superfast  guy behind you going to know that? 
 

 

 

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 Bonus, if you screw up just a bit, you have a safety cushion. 

 

Exactly, they guy behind you doesn't know that you're not gonna screw up.    All the passing options for him are equally bad.
 

 

 


TBH, right now I think I'm more scared of the tuning forums than any WROD anywhere.

post #250 of 277
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Yo pdiddy, maybe, IF, you attain status as a living member of the barkeater society, and hopefully haven't injured anyone but yourself, you'll find it helpful. Otherwise, help the rest of us and stay home.

Huh?   So I need to put a video of myself skiing on this place or something to "attain status".    What a joke that is...  And who are you really, clearly you are someone else who just opened up a new account to rant.  
 

 

post #251 of 277
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How is the superfast  guy behind you going to know that? 
 

 

 

 

Exactly, they guy behind you doesn't know that you're not gonna screw up.    All the passing options for him are equally bad.
 

 

 


TBH, right now I think I'm more scared of the tuning forums than any WROD anywhere.

The superfast guy behind me would know that because he would have observed me ski before deciding to pass.

He would likewise know that the odds of me screwing up are pretty low.

Having been held up too many times myself in a tight steep, I'm always alert to someone wanting to go faster, and when I'm held up by friends and relatives, I make a point of letting the faster skiers know it's safe to pass.  I would do the same thing  if someone was skiing faster than me when I was just skiing alone too, i.e. if they caught up with me from behind, I would wave them by.smile.gif.  
 

 

post #252 of 277
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It really isn't, though that's the myth that some tele folks would like to propagate. Oh, it's so hard, but I can do it, so I'm superior to others. 


Even on the tiny XC skis in the beginning? I agree telemark turns in general are not ridiculously hard, but any turn in snow like that on skis that are maybe 50mm and straight would be tough. Then again, I "came of age" in the post skinny skis era.

 

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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

In fairness, they're metal edged XCD (cross country downhill) skis. 


Does that mean they have a sidecut as well, and are they wider? Just curious, I've never heard of XCD skis. 

 

 
post #253 of 277

Ghost is correct IMO that it is a little safer not to ski all the way to the edge on road runs especially. Leaves an extra lane. Like not driving in the passing lane in a way.

 

 

I'm not the guy to provide technical info on tele. I just have to jab tele-Rod (and elitist free-heelers) on occasion

A while ago I went up to an intermediate-ish area on Mt Rose with a pair of  track skiing shoes and some fish scale track (trad) skis and went hiking and skiing. It was no big deal and I was cruising around on green and blue type hills in about 15 minutes of day one. Not bragging, just saying to go for it, perfect gear or not. the snow was deep and light and the skis were down in it all the time which slows things down.

 

since then I found a pair of XCD skis, Kharu Lookouts. they are about 10-15mm wider, flatter camber, slight sidecut, softer, steel edges, shorter, mine have scales.
 

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Even on the tiny XC skis in the beginning? I agree telemark turns in general are not ridiculously hard, but any turn in snow like that on skis that are maybe 50mm and straight would be tough. Then again, I "came of age" in the post skinny skis era.

 


Does that mean they have a sidecut as well, and are they wider? Just curious, I've never heard of XCD skis. 

 



 


Edited by davluri - 12/30/11 at 8:46am
post #254 of 277
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Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post


Even on the tiny XC skis in the beginning? I agree telemark turns in general are not ridiculously hard, but any turn in snow like that on skis that are maybe 50mm and straight would be tough. Then again, I "came of age" in the post skinny skis era.

 


Does that mean they have a sidecut as well, and are they wider? Just curious, I've never heard of XCD skis. 

 


Some have a lot of sidecut, some not so much. Some are wider, some are skinnier depending on intended use. Do a google search and youtube as well. You'll find a lot of info. 

 

Turning straight skis isn't hard.  The guy in the XCD vid can ski on pretty much anything and make it look fun. He used to just destroy the hill on a pair of skis from a particular sponsor/maker that got universally poor reviews at the time. We used to talk about gear from time to time, and honestly, he's the only person I've ever met who genuinely never had anything bad to say about anything, only that some skis/boots/bindings seemed to work a better for particular things than others.

 

post #255 of 277

This is a good opportunity to break out this classic link:

 

http://unofficialnetworks.com/2010/12/14/still-telemarking-huh/

post #256 of 277

The Pose.biggrin.gif

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post #257 of 277

In context of this thread's subject, I'd say that I've never encountered a rude tele skier and never nearly been hit or run over by a tele skier. To do it really well on big slopes takes a whole lot of skill. the guys I know that tele hard are f'ing amazing athletes. With the connection to Alpine, I'm meeting many more gnarly tele guys and girls. Perhaps you can't be angry and tele, incompatible emotions. ha ha

 

just noticed the pose: included: muted natural colors, fit athlete, wool cap, understated shades, no corporate logos visible at this distance, backpack with correct bc gear, this is the whole package.

post #258 of 277
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This is a good opportunity to break out this classic link:

 

http://unofficialnetworks.com/2010/12/14/still-telemarking-huh/


Love it!!!  smile.gif

 

post #259 of 277

Telemark = intentionally skiing on crippled bindings so you can compensate with an awkward, over-engineered turn.

post #260 of 277
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

 

just noticed the pose: included: muted natural colors, fit athlete, wool cap, understated shades, no corporate logos visible at this distance, backpack with correct bc gear, this is the whole package.


 

lol, this makes me want to go tele in my black and neon green Phenix shell covered in Norge team patches. Now if only I had some heated gloves to complete the look biggrin.gif

post #261 of 277
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post


The guy in the Japanese XCD vid. Tsugaike, Nagano, Japan. 

 

Looks like we'll have 16"+ to deal with it over the next couple of days. YeeEEEEHAAAAAAWWW! (as Cowboys say)


I'll definitely buy a lesson from this guy next time I'm out your way. Enjoy the new snow!

 

post #262 of 277
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Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post


Even on the tiny XC skis in the beginning? I agree telemark turns in general are not ridiculously hard, but any turn in snow like that on skis that are maybe 50mm and straight would be tough. Then again, I "came of age" in the post skinny skis era.

 


Does that mean they have a sidecut as well, and are they wider? Just curious, I've never heard of XCD skis. 

 


It's the small boots as well as the skinny skis that make it tough. I'm sure there was flailing on the parts that didn't make the video. But the bits that made the cut are nice. There is no crazy extreme terrain in the video, so the wow factor is limited, but he's skiing really well!

 

XCD may mean cross-country downhill. Or it can refer to the XCD line of skis by Karhu which were skis that filled the range between Telemark and cross-country. Some were more on the downhill end of the range while others were more like cross-country skis with (full length) metal edges.

 

post #263 of 277
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The Pose.biggrin.gif

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I'd like to see some ankle flexion of the front boot, upper body turned towards downhill, single pole plant and chin up, but for stationary skiing his pose will do fine.

 

post #264 of 277

Somebody show this guys with 7800 posts where the flippin' multi quote button is...nonono2.gif

post #265 of 277
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In context of this thread's subject, I'd say that I've never encountered a rude tele skier and never nearly been hit or run over by a tele skier...

 

You've never met me.
 

 

post #266 of 277
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Somebody show this guys with 7800 posts where the flippin' multi quote button is...nonono2.gif


You're my biggest fan. Thanks for caring that I tele.

 

post #267 of 277
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The Pose.biggrin.gif

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Doesn't he play for the Broncos now? 

post #268 of 277

I'd like to take this moment to apologize for any hurtful intentions I may have touted in this thread regarding Telemark skiing. Sometimes I just can't help myself.

post #269 of 277

well, tele skiers can be rude

 

 

....in the buffet line.
 

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You've never met me.
 

 



 

post #270 of 277
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Doesn't he play for the Broncos now? 


Rod Smith retired in 2008

 

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I'd like to take this moment to apologize for any hurtful intentions I may have touted in this thread regarding Telemark skiing. Sometimes I just can't help myself.


 

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

well, tele skiers can be rude

 

 

....in the buffet line.
 



 


Ahh, thanks guys! redface.gif 

 

See guru, you and I aren't the only ones that care if I tele!

 

 

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