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Tele Tech questions......

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Ok so I have finally bought some NTN tele boots. I am now in need of bindings(if you have any freedoms size small I would be greatly interested.) and skis. 

 

First the skis. I am planning to mount them to a 90-100 mm camber/rocker twin tip about 180ishcm in length. Am I in the right ball park.....

 

second I have canting issue on my alpine boots. I currently run 4 degree rise on my left boot on the inside, and 1 degree on my inside right boot. How should I cant my tele setup? On the borrowed tele set ups I have tried my left turn was extremely difficult because the inside ski is VERY hard to get up on edge. 

 

MY goals are to pass my L3 tele by spring 2015. I basically want a perfect set up from the start so I do not learn any compensating habits. 

post #2 of 10
Skis - put tele bindings on skis that you like for alpine. If you like 90-100 mm camber/rocker twin tip about 180ish alpine skis, then you'll like them tele.

Boots - treat/adjust/modify tele boots like you would alpine boots.

See where I'm going with this?
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

I agree on the skis.

 

the problem is with canting the boots.....the boots have a vibrim soles no idea how to cant this beast. 

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post

I agree on the skis.

the problem is with canting the boots.....the boots have a vibrim soles no idea how to cant this beast. 

And no boot board. Try wedges under the liner?
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

And no boot board. Try wedges under the liner?

And under the binding since they're already L and R.

(Try the Soul Riders, Josh.)
post #6 of 10

couldn't you cant the binding?

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

yeah you can it turns out, the bindings being canted.  

 

I wish I could get a good deal on soul riders but currently nordicas pro site is out. 

post #8 of 10

Yes cants under the bindings work. You will even see a few with a wedge lifting the toes front to back to reduce rocker launch with some bindings.  

 

As far as your exam goals, I would suggest spending as much time skiing with/listening to Mike Beagan as you can. I don't know his schedule this year but he can answer any Tele questions you may have. Eastern Tele is much more about adaptability then perfection, I wouldn't obsess too much about gear, particularly if it keeps you from getting out skiing. Time on skis is going to be the deciding factor for the schedule you've set.

 

I did my Tele LI to LIII over an easy 4 year span. I think over 2 years is ambitious but doable. You can take the LI at any event if you ask in your event application, But you have to take the LII this spring to be on track for the LIII next spring. The hardest part is getting opportunities to teach upper levels, but since you passed LIII alpine you should be all right as long as you put the hours in on the skis. Good luck and have fun.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Dave W View Post
 

Yes cants under the bindings work. You will even see a few with a wedge lifting the toes front to back to reduce rocker launch with some bindings.  

 

As far as your exam goals, I would suggest spending as much time skiing with/listening to Mike Beagan as you can. I don't know his schedule this year but he can answer any Tele questions you may have. Eastern Tele is much more about adaptability then perfection, I wouldn't obsess too much about gear, particularly if it keeps you from getting out skiing. Time on skis is going to be the deciding factor for the schedule you've set.

 

I did my Tele LI to LIII over an easy 4 year span. I think over 2 years is ambitious but doable. You can take the LI at any event if you ask in your event application, But you have to take the LII this spring to be on track for the LIII next spring. The hardest part is getting opportunities to teach upper levels, but since you passed LIII alpine you should be all right as long as you put the hours in on the skis. Good luck and have fun.

 

 

as a member of Ed staff alpine I can skip right to Tele 3 if I want. Mike is for sure going to be a great resource. 

post #10 of 10

what length Soulrider are you looking for Josh? I have a 185 I'd sell pretty cheap if that would work for you.

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