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does randonne type binding work as well in "slalom"-style descent as telemark style freeheel descending? Or have I completely misunderstood and they are purely for tele?

R.D.
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You are correct that they are not designed to use as telemark bindings; however, I have seen skiers use them like telemark bindings in Europe.

I do not recommend using randonne bindings as telemark bindings folks; this is just an observation.

[ November 30, 2003, 11:06 AM: Message edited by: Jørn ]
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Originally posted by Jørn:
You are correct that they are not designed to use as telemark bindings; however, I have seen skiers use them like telemark bindings in Europe.
That just sounds painful!

Never mind the pivot wear & tear; just standing *on point* in randonee boots or <gasp> alpine boots is horrifying. Don't they wind up bruising the daylights out of their calves that way? Yowwwch, the knees!

(Off now to chug the chondroitin, glucosamine and Knox Jelly just to stave off the negative consequences of thinking about that!)
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The skiers I had seen looked very mechanical; since, they were skiing basically on a hinge with boots that do not really flex much at all (in the fore-boot). I also have heard that there is a possibility of breaking the hinge in half if you make one wrong move. I am not recommending anyone try this at all by the way. I am just making observations.

[ December 02, 2003, 10:13 PM: Message edited by: Jørn ]
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