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Old 12-23-2011   #11
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Originally Posted by Andy H. View Post
I resisted learning to tele and took up AT long ago for the same reason. Looking back, I wish I'd picked tele up a lot sooner.
Originally Posted by bobbuilds View Post
I see more people switching over to tele from AT more each year. gear is lighter, more active on the way up and overall less fatigueing on the long tours.
I've skied with mjpowhound, he's an EXCELLENT downhill skier Why are you trying to talk him into tele-ing? He's specifically asking about AT gear. There is NO benefit in tele over AT in the backcountry despite bobbuilds assertions. More active on the way up? WTF does that mean? The fatigue on your way up is about your fitness level, not your binding/boot choice.

If someone wants to learn to telemark, fine. It's a graceful sport that takes skill & practice to master. But there is NOTHING you can ski on tele's that you can't ski better with AT gear.
Still Telemarking, huh?

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Old 12-24-2011   #12
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I don't care if he tele's.

not going to argue with you here, let him AT. someone else can type all the words.

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Old 12-24-2011   #13
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ScottW that's a funny article...
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Old 12-24-2011   #14
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Originally Posted by bobbuilds View Post
... made by salomon called the e-2 it was a resort boot...
What Bob said. I have these boots and use them in freeride bindings without issue. Good boot for dirt cheap. I might be selling mine in a week or so on CL after I pick up my new boots. I've never cooked the liners and they are size 27/27.5 I'm a 10 street shoe and they fit perfect.
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Old 12-28-2011   #15
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I'd stay away from tele gear, heavier, less control, etc....

If you are looking at AT gear go with Fritchi or Diamirs, many old ones out there that still work just fine.

Alpine Trekkers suck, but do work If you don't mind some suffering. I climbed many a peaks on Trekkers with Alpine Race boots and heavy skis, painful but possible. If you go the Trekker route you'll need adjustable ski poles as they add about 2 inches of height, you'll feel like you are on stilts. If you are buying used boots consider getting Dynafit compatible boots, that way someday you can get the dynafit bindings and be superlight.

I think Andrew Mclean said something to the effect of 'telemarking has evolved itself into obsolescence'
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Old 12-29-2011   #16
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Go to Wilderness sports in Dillon. They have a sweet consignment shop and you can sell your old gear as well as buy boots, bindings and skis for cheap.
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Old 12-29-2011   #17
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Posts: 317 - quite a bit less expensive than most others, made in the USA (Wyoming actually) - seem to have good reviews on line. Ordering some this week. Will report after earning some turns (if it ever snows here).

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