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The Evolution of Telemarking?

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Thread Starter 
A couple fun telemark videos:

'Old style'

BC on modern gear
post #2 of 25
Great videos! I would love to be skiing along and see the guys in that first video on the mountain!
post #3 of 25
The first video was a little embarrassing to me as a freeheeler. The second was inspiring. Thanks.
post #4 of 25
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The first video was a little embarrassing to me as a freeheeler.
Aw, come on, telerod, doesn't it make you want to ditch your poles for a long stick and put on a cape too?
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Oh sure, I wear a cape (under my 'street clothes') and I've use a lurk. The skiing was embarrassing.
post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
You think that's embarrassing, try hanging out with the Nords of Wolvertine in drag during the '80s. :

All in good fun though.
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It's all good, but if I have to watch skiing on-piste. I'd like to see some angulation (like I see in every picture of Thatsagirl posted in other threads here ) and arcing trenches would be nice. I bet they do angulate better when they ski with poles. Lurk can mess up your style.

Skiing in funny clothes is OK, but I don't really want to watch it unless the skiing is very good.
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It's all good, but if I have to watch skiing on-piste. I'd like to see soime angulation (like I see in every picture of Thatsagirl posted in other threads here )
Hey, thanks! That's sweet of you to say!

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and arcing trenches would be nice. I bet they do angulate better when they ski with poles. Lurk can mess up your style.
Tee hee, now you're doing an MA!

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Skiing in funny clothes is OK, but I don't really want to watch it unless the skiing is very good.
Like when you watch Santa do the bumps zipperline, or someone in an ape suit win the slush cup race! Right? :
post #9 of 25
I have to agree with telerod. The first video was a joke. Being from Norway, I can tell you that nothing in that video resembles old style.

My guess is that if you put them in old fashioned boots they wouldn't even make it down the hill..
post #10 of 25
So tell me: How many shots of aquavit do you suspect those guys had before going out and shooting that video?
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Not as much as these guys. http://www.snutter.no/app/viewMovie.action?id=860

MA, 'fake-a-mark' and up-unweighting.
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It must have been a very hot day! Or maybe the airlines lost their luggage!

So, how'd you find that video so easily. You aren't one of the "stars," are ya?
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No, I don't ski with a pack. I saw the link at telemarktalk.com and I think I stole this joke from there too.

Quote: "They aren't naked, they are wearing packs."
post #14 of 25
Howdy Free-Heelers-

My first "free" day was last Friday and I participated in NATO's Telefest at Mad River Glen Sat and Sun. I'm hooked. Any good videos that anyone can suggest? I'm looking for something along the lines of the second of the vids that Alipnord posted.

thanks!
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I think i saw that or a link to it at Telemarktips.com
You should check out that website. They post clips like that.

I don't know any good videos but they are out there. Congratulations on starting telemark skiing at MRG Telefest second and third day. . I bet you rip already!
post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
They were also wearing a smile and there was dangulation. I think Thatsagirl should get some friends together and out do the men.

I thought that revisiting The Dark Side was in order, but it's offline at present:

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The Dark Side. An instant classic. "AT Anonymous" sent this video in to us. It is the touching story of a tele-skier's struggle to come to grips with his gear obsession and occasional drift to the "dark side" of bc skiing -- fixed heel (egad!) alpine touring.
I haven't checked these out yet, but there are other videos on this page.

(FTR the first video was intended as a joke.)

Did I detect alpine survival turns in the second video? Tsk, tsk.
post #17 of 25
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I think Thatsagirl should get some friends together and out do the men.
BWAHAHA! Of course, we'd be on AT gear, and that wouldn't count at all, now would it, so why bother? This is such a tough crowd.
post #18 of 25
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I'd allow the indiscretion of skiing without telebindings. :
post #19 of 25
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I'd allow the indiscretion of skiing without telebindings. :
Your gentlemanly virtues never cease to amaze me.
post #20 of 25
Thread Starter 
(Got you fooled. )

Here's another video: Telemark Skiing at Silverton Mountain
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That Silverton video is sweet!

My husband and I will be at Silverton for our first time on March 25. We are really looking forward to it, and that video has probably put me over the top of being able to contain my excitement! :
post #22 of 25
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FWIW, that's 50 miles due north of this keyboard.

Here's some shots of the area from above (Red Mountain & MacMillan) to add to the excitement. Have a good time. Hopefully, the snow won't all melt by then. It's very warm right now. Lots of water and sunscreen.

Here's the nearest Snotel site data (Red Mountain).
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
FWIW, that's 50 miles due north of this keyboard.

Here's some shots of the area from above (Red Mountain & MacMillan) to add to the excitement. Have a good time. Hopefully, the snow won't all melt by then. It's very warm right now. Lots of water and sunscreen.

Here's the nearest Snotel site data (Red Mountain).
You are lucky, southern CO is gorgeous!

Purdy pics of the mountains!

We've been watching the weather. We'll take a suntan and spring corn if we have to. We're doing an 8-day trip, so we're also skiing in Durango (snowcat skiing), plus Telluride, Crested Butte and Monarch (more snowcat skiing). We're gonna be exhausted... :
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Thread Starter 
San Juan or Diablo? A couple friends are guide & owner of San Juan. I'm still waiting for a good spring dump. One year we got over 100" in April.

Last weekend north facing snow above 11000 ft was great and spring conditions below and southerly,

We'll be hitting Telluride/Ridgway over spring break and maybe can hook up. Spring time in the San Juans is tough to beat and corn harvesting can last well into June and beyond.
post #25 of 25
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San Juan or Diablo? A couple friends are guide & owner of San Juan. I'm still waiting for a good spring dump. One year we got over 100" in April.

Last weekend north facing snow above 11000 ft was great and spring conditions below and southerly,

We'll be hitting Telluride/Ridgway over spring break and maybe can hook up. Spring time in the San Juans is tough to beat and corn harvesting can last well into June and beyond.
It's a press trip, and they didn't say which snowcat operator, but I suspect San Juan.

Spring skiing is awesome, isn't it? Especially those that include massive amounts of snow.

We're at Telluride only one day, the 27th. We're rushing through the first part of this trip. I wish we had time to hook up, I've always enjoyed meeting other epic skiers/riders.
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