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telemark set up help

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

My wife and I have done a season on the tele's now and loved it, so much so that i am thinking of selling one of my alpine set ups and buying a telemark set up.

Any help orsuggestions on what to buy would be great as i dont really have any idea.

We used Scott neo and scott realm respectively this year and the were great but felt a bit basic and short.

I am5ft 11 usualy use a 170 ish for down hill whilst the Neo's were coming in at 164cm. Great to learn on but would like sopmething longer if i was to buy a set up.

 

Many thanks in advance guys.

 

George

post #2 of 9
Where are you skiing? How much do you weigh?
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

We currently skiing in the Dolomites, Italy but are returning to the US this April, Currently in North Georgia.

I am 5ft 11 ish and way 62kg My wife is 5ft and ways about 52 kg.

 

Cheers

George

post #4 of 9
Before you come back to the US, take a lesson with Paulo Tassi. smile.gif Now for gear. If you like what you're on, ski the same or similar but a bit longer. You're very light, but tall so you have long lever arms to generate turning forces. Now here's the next question if we're possibly interested in something elseWhat type of terrain will you be skiing/is it your goal to ski?
post #5 of 9
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we both have really enjoyed short tours and backcountry skiing however if we were to buy a set up right now we would be looking for something that we can ski well on piste with as well as short touring as opposed to purely off piste.

I have a pair of Rossignol experience 83 (83 underfoot) which i have thought about switching the bindingsto telemark ones but was worried they may be a little too stiff?? also they are againg only 168cm.

 

Cheers

George

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by morgegurray View Post

we both have really enjoyed short tours and backcountry skiing however if we were to buy a set up right now we would be looking for something that we can ski well on piste with as well as short touring as opposed to purely off piste.
I have a pair of Rossignol experience 83 (83 underfoot) which i have thought about switching the bindingsto telemark ones but was worried they may be a little too stiff?? also they are againg only 168cm.

Cheers
George

No, they're not too stiff. There are a lot of alpine skis that will work for you. For touring, I'm a big fan of 85-98mm waisted skis... Nice float, and versatile for a large range of conditions. Being that you're going to be on piste by and large, and you have an E-83, I'd go ahead and use those.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Amazing, I think this is going to be the new set up then!

 

Thank you very much for all your help, its very much appreciated :)

 

George

post #8 of 9
They should work fine until you have the mileage in to figure out what you're really going to be doing and going, then you can do something else and give birth to your teley quiver. smile.gif
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

:D

 

Thank you very much

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