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post #31 of 34
Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

telerod15, while I get that bamboo is light and fairly strong, I'm also guessing that it is not what they used in Norway. So since I want to present telebetty with an accurate reproduction lurk, I'm trying to find out more! So if 8 ' is good, what about wood choice, dia. and rounded vs. square cut ends, etc....

This was a pretty cool thread before the hijack. If I had answered your PM in a timely fashion much of this could have been avoided. Sorry skibum.

Did I mention the duct tape? That's as far as I got in the design of a lurk. I'm not sure I ever used a real lurk, just a single 72" Bamboo ski pole, kinda like the hybrid bikes I favor. Your asking the wrong guy, try telemarktips.com. Find out, make it and post a thread with pics!

If you start a thread in instruction and coaching on the proper use of a lurk, I'll offer my opinions, but I never really used my lurk much so my opinions are worth a grain of salt. I hate how lurkers lean into the turn and drag/pivot. That's just ugly. There, I said it.
post #32 of 34
The lurk was a useful piece of equipment for helping muscle around 8 - 12 foot skis. I totally agree, telerod, it promotes bad modern technique. If you're going to lurk, use wooden, no steel edge skis like (back to the thread's original topic ) they do in the second video. Notice how in the second video, near the end of the clip, the lead skier has a lurk in his right hand and an axe or some other tool in the left? Reminds me of the print where the two tele warriors are saving the baby king.

post #33 of 34
 Does the tele board come with releasable bindings?
post #34 of 34
 Haha, touché!
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