What weinpinz sed. Currently I have a pair of Soul Riders mounted teley. They're fun at slower speeds, and are fine for teaching and fooling around, but certainly lack top end performance at speed. The first twin twip I skied telemark was the prototype K2 piste pipe (with a super stinx top sheet... anyhow...) which were fun, but nothing I was about to trade my metal filled directional skis for. In the end, most likely next season I'll go NTN with the 22 designs NTN binding mounted on a pair retired Head Rev 85 pros, which in the 184 are 88mm...
Anyhow, again... If I were mounting a powder ski, I'd mount the new Blizzard Bodacious. Some tail rise, but not tha tbig a deal as weinprinz sez. Clown shoe rocker like the original Rossi '7' series skis, not my cuppa tea. I don't mind a softer tip, but like a firm tail for higher performance riding. All JMHO of course. All in all, there really isn't a huge need to demo something teley. If you like a ski alpine, you'll make it work for teley. In the past I've owned 'teley' specific skis, but my favorites have always been alpine skis by a factor of 2 at least.
FWIW, one of the new national demo team telemark guys skis the Atomic Vantage 100 as his daily driver mounted with the 22 designs NTN binding. He rips. I think the new Volkl ninety eight or 108 would make a nice teley ski, and if I were going to Hokkaido, I'd look at a pair of Cham 117's... I've seen the new Cham 98 skied very well teley as well as a Rossi Experience 88... Anyhow, hope this helps.
(and the obligatory teley joke... What did the teley skier say when he ran out of pot?
" Whoa... These bindings suck!"
)Edited by markojp - 5/10/16 at 10:40pm