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Saying goodbye to Telemarktips.com - Page 2

post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

You know.......there are times when I wish I could put some of you on "ignore" biggrin.gif

 

duck.gif

 

She is so

 

weak Kneale,

 

 

like a moth to the flame, Trek, Chica.,.,.wink.gif..................

 

So a good thing to come out of this is earnyourturns dot com getting some mention. Nice, tribute, eulogy, whatever here

 

http://www.earnyourturns.com/18701/telemarktips-com-1998-2013-rip/#comments

 

and EYT has some really great content.

post #32 of 46
Do not call list.
post #33 of 46
For those inclined...there is now a forum associated with EarnYourTurns.com - BackcountryTalk.com. A replacement for TTIPs? Probably not. But maybe for some.
post #34 of 46

wink.gif...when I post some mornings before the first coffee I can get bounced from more than a few..;-)  Dostie's farewell was good..

post #35 of 46

Thanks for the work on the TT RIP article Dostie. It came to the top of the page on a google search for telemarktips.com - i knew the site seemed to be going under. "I'm here to post of this very important thread." Ha! I learned many different things from my sarky online friends cross this country and other global free heel places.

 

Telemark skiing before the internet was interesting because we had to improvise on gear and technique based on solo innovation and people we actually met. It was very cool finding Mitch and "Dr. Telemark" in the late 90s before the discovery of forums/chats.I am annoyed that TT shut down before I got my 2000th post (just kidding). I didn't actually join until 2004, and I realized that free heel skiing had rapidly evolved.

 

In the later years the local threads were pretty useful. I ignored a lot of TT silliness, but I did get a laugh & info out of it often.  I felt like I really got to know some cool people there.

 

I have been using a VW forum now that I am restoring another Bus - Geo's absurd summer can be found there -  http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=564345 - but once the US winter fires up, where am I going to go?

post #36 of 46

I've been online since the Web started and a Forumizer as well. But I still don't "get" how it all works and am often baffled.

 

Like, why not just "freeze" TT? Sure, it may have died because everything had been said already, but SO MUCH OF THAT INFO AND LORE was very valuable. I kinda hate it when valuable online resources are actually removed.

 

Like, I'm also involved in the bicycle world. One of our heroes actually and literally died a few years ago. Sheldon Brown. His website was a treasure trove of helpful data. His family and home bike shop has kept his website alive. I still use it often. It's full of vital info that is otherwise unavailable or really hard to find.

 

Well, I'll wander around and hope to find a new place to find answers to life's persistent tele and BC questions...

 

-- JP

 

outyourbackdoor.com

post #37 of 46
^Agreed. A lot of valuable tele and TR info was lost, and I lost a lot of contact info and other stuff in my PMs when TTips cratered. A warning would have been a nice courtesy.

An example of a valuable resource kept up is tetonAT.com, still available over a year after Steve Romeo was killed in an avalanche.
post #38 of 46

Has anyone succeeded in pullling up threads via the Wayback machine (http://archive.org/web/)?

 

I tried a few times and could pull up forum pages -- http://web.archive.org/web/20130322003213/http://telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=1 .  But no discussions beyond that -- ie, clicking on a particular threads gets nothing, just a dead-end.

post #39 of 46
Pretty sure that stuff is out there as I'm always coming across site cloners. But you'd have to remember some specific content.
post #40 of 46

Well, hell.  I had several threads from that site bookmarked, some good stuff there. Wandered over there for the first time in months, and no more.  That makes two of my bookmarked fora gone, gone, gone.

 

Our annual Eastern Nevada threads migrated to Facebook, though, so I guess we were part of the problem.

post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by Dostie View Post

For those inclined...there is now a forum associated with EarnYourTurns.com - BackcountryTalk.com. A replacement for TTIPs? Probably not. But maybe for some.

 

Some good stuff showing up at Dostie's site.  Many of the regular TTipers are there ready to answer any question regarding backcountry, tele, etc.  Give it a look.

post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by jxb View Post
 

 

Some good stuff showing up at Dostie's site.  Many of the regular TTipers are there ready to answer any question regarding backcountry, tele, etc.  Give it a look.

 

 

..... except for Ron :mad

post #43 of 46

That's kind of sad, I remember using that forum many years ago - but admittedly haven't been on there in a long time! I've been tele skiing for over 10 years now and am finally getting a second pair of skis (non-tele) this time. Sad to see it go though!

post #44 of 46
TTips, TGR, and Epic all have their vibes. Earnyourturns.com and telemarkeast.com are picking up most of the slack. I'm a committed free heeler (touring, XCD, lift served). I just like the turn.

Lot's of gibberish but a lot of great content and teaching tools are lost.
post #45 of 46
adios telemarketers
post #46 of 46
Telemarkers are here to stay, but would love to see the end of telemarketers. :-)
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