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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Well, I've been patiently waiting and waiting  and waiting for Skierj to put this thread out of it's glory and win.  He didn't show so allow me....

 

 

 

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I'm not sure where my foot would go with those bindings. It's cool they are not matching though.

A these mono-tele bindings ?   They do look like the edges might chafe the tender shoulders of the doomed person who mounted these fine bindings.  Ski tote, hmm, are these actually for snowlerbaldes and you're posting a funny on us ?

 

I'm suspicious .

post #32 of 52
And the award for "best binding for carrying across the parking lot" goes to...

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Snowboards are good for something!

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Best regards,
Bob
post #33 of 52

to be serious ( me?) I wear a pack and then the binding doesn't dig into my shoulder since it rests on the strap pad.

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post #35 of 52

 

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Those skis look so lonely on that big wagon. Have you been riding your bike to the local hill again ?   You da man Rod !      

post #36 of 52

I always preferred the Salomon S series.  912/914 etc.  That large toe hook is easy to grip with 1 finger.  So you can carry one ski in each hand and look awesome doing it. 

post #37 of 52

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How about across the parking lot and up to here (over the hours the skis do get heavy)?  Which bindings do you prefer for hiking up to Tuckerman Ravine:

--for a powder day?

--for a hard-snow morning/corn snow afternoon in spring?

--for a weird and perhaps no-fall snow day any other time?

 

 

post #38 of 52

Pika Sastrugi.

 

 

Next?

post #39 of 52

 

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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

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These would work in all those places and be easy on the tender shoulders.

 

post #40 of 52

I thought a big part of the tele experience was supposed to incorporate some nordic (across the flats and uphill) aspects to the overall experience.  A/T before A/T was coolwink.gif  Putting carrying tele skis kinda defeats the purpose don't it?th_dunno-1[1].gif

post #41 of 52

 

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

I thought a big part of the tele experience was supposed to incorporate some nordic (across the flats and uphill) aspects to the overall experience.  A/T before A/T was coolwink.gif  Putting carrying tele skis kinda defeats the purpose don't it?th_dunno-1[1].gif

Hell yeah, skating in your tele boots across the parking WITH your teles on your skinned shoulders is very much a Nordic experience. I mean these guys didn't wear their skis into the house much did they ?  I must assume they probably tromped in for a beer now and then but not always.

 

Everyone knows you get 2X rad gnar steez cred points for anything done in Tele gear  It suits it's own purpose. Classic skiing.   Tuckermans in teles is the Holy Grail of NE skiing and possibly the whole world for all I know. 

 

 

Some say why and others say why not and others will do anything if someone has a camera and/or money .

 

Tele bindings clearly rock the parking lot like no others or do they ?  Hmmmm.

 

post #42 of 52

Tuckerman Ravine is a two hour trek, more or less, depending on your fitness level, but only if you are not on skis but walking up in hiking boots or snowshoes.  That's what most people do, by the way.

 

Carrying the skis and boots on your back means you're loaded down with a heavy pack.  That gets heavy, at least for us old folks.

The day I chose my light skis with their light bindings to make the hike less annoying, I found that the snow was somewhat grumpy once I got up there.  

I felt like I needed hummers on my feet, but they were down in the parking lot in the back of my car.

 

That extra pound or two, whether it comes from the skis or the bindings or both, matters in more ways than one.

post #43 of 52

So, would having a heli drop me at the top of Tucks be the ULTIMATE form of posing?roflmao.gif

post #44 of 52
A helicopter to carry your skis? You win!
Eric
post #45 of 52

 

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Originally Posted by eleeski View Post

A helicopter to carry your skis? You win!
Eric

 


No, no, no.   That's a classic example of a middleman fallacy.    Now he needs something to carry his skis to the elevator to the helipad.

post #46 of 52

 

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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

 

 


No, no, no.   That's a classic example of a middleman fallacy.    Now he needs something to carry his skis to the elevator to the helipad.

 

We just haven't accomplished anything here yet , have we ?   I hear there's a lot of 99%'ers for hire..

 

Sherpas are the only way to go.  

post #47 of 52
Thread Starter 

Well, I like the way people are spreading organically in all directions from the thread's starting point, which is entirely appropriate as this is the forum for going off topic. Strong work folks.

 

Now, I'll mention that the S997 Equipe (specifically the heels) would be one of the best bindings for driving nails, or if unmounted, to throw through a window, with a menacing note attached, for someone who was in dire need of an anonymous threat. 

 

Now that's thinking outside of the box.wink.gif

post #48 of 52
Thread Starter 

BTW, I personally think that good advice can be found here for those who feel the need for a tote, or wagon or who suffer from tender shoulders as a result of carrying their skis smile.gif.

post #49 of 52

 

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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post

 

These would work in all those places and be easy on the tender shoulders.

 

 

They certainly are light and easy too carry but they're probable a little wimpy for Tuckerman. Metal edges and sidecut but double cambered and skinny. Also very short for me, but worth the $88 I paid SteepandCheap for them, and they fit in the trailer!

 

No, I didn't ride my bike to the mountains, just to a trailhead a few blocks from home. The head of a very flat trail, for some XC type skiing. I used the trailer because the roads were already a little bit tracked out. An hour of early morning skiing before work, years ago.

 

I usually carry them with one hand, my pinkie and ring finger under the toe bar of one ski, the other two fingers under the toe bar of the other ski.

 

When I left them at the ski resort ski check corral, the attendant freaked out by how light they are.

 

I normally use bigger skis for lift-served.

post #50 of 52

 

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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post

BTW, I personally think that good advice can be found here for those who feel the need for a tote, or wagon or who suffer from tender shoulders as a result of carrying their skis smile.gif.

 

Words to live by.

 

 

Or you can buy some Depends and armor your tender shoulders from the onslaught of binding irritation.

 

Spot on !

 

 

HTFU !   Just slap those clunky bindings on  your tender shoulders and make small injuries to yourself and come summer you can show your cool ski scars and tell the story that comes with it. Make up a good one and garner some super steezy cred gnar points with all the other Tossers in the crowd.

 

 

Spot on again!

post #51 of 52

"HTFU!"

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(Squishy soft blow hard needs to take his own advice.)

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