TELEMARK BINDING QUESTION....
I could use your help figuring out why my heel is killing me. I have 3 sets of telemark skis.
1. 80's BD 188 badlands with Voile releasable type. straight tail. 86/64/72
2. 08 Karu 186 Kodiak with Rotefella R8 red springs. straight tail. 80 uf
3. 08 Rossi sic birds with 7tm touring releasable. twin tip. 90 uf
My boot Scarpa t2x
My referance to my question. On the R8 when the toe of the boot is loaded into the toe piece of the binding even before the heel piece is thrown the heel of the boot is only a 1/2" above the heel plate. Once you throw the heel piece it is snug and relatively the same.
On the other 2 bindings the older 80's Voile and the 08' 7TM when you load the toe of the boot into the toe piece of the bindings the heel of the boot is 1 1/2" above the heel plate. Both these bindings have maybe 1/4 rise of heel plate off the ski where as the R8 has a much taller heel piece.
My question, and its odd, why do my heels hurt so much in these 2 types of skis but not in the R8? I think its because I am stretching the boot to the floor of the heel more and not hardly on the R8.
Could I just put in larger heel pieces to take up the space? Or am I just Mary because its early season?