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Old 11-18-2005   #1
 
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tele vs. apline in the backcountry

I want to hear some opinions about backcountry skiin. I'm a long time telemarker who has switched to alpine with the advent of the frischee freeride. My tele buddies are about to disown me (ha,ha).

Let's hear it people!!!

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Old 11-18-2005   #2
 
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Fix the heel and you fix the problem.
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so did you put training wheels on your bike as well?
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Old 11-18-2005   #4
 
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Good, you've completed step 1.
Step 2: duck tape those skis together and mount your bindings accross them so you are standing sideways.
Step 3: Enjoy.
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My wife was convinced she had to stay with tele. That is until last season when she almost destroyed her knee. We got her set with some Dynafits, and lasers. Last weekend, first run of the year, she did 10x better than she ever did on tele....and she was smiling. Now she actually wants to go BC. That’s how AT has improved my life.

Now splitting, that’s where its at. You gay-ass plankers don't even understand.

Seriously though. I think you should do whatever is fun. If tele'ers are convinced that they are on the path to riotousness, more power to 'em, but they don't have to be so insecure about it. Jesus loves all the little children...red, yellow, black, and white
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Old 11-18-2005   #6
 
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who cares!! unless you are post holing or snowshioing the skin track
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Old 11-18-2005   #7
 
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True enough Bill, though shall not boot pack thy skin track...

ntibbs, the only thing that really matters is what you are most comfortable in.

It doesn't make any sense to me to ruin a great day because you are in the wrong gear for any reason. So if you are a better skier than tele skier use AT also AT gear is getting lighter than tele gear these days.
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Screw what your better at. Learning is half the fun.
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Old 11-18-2005   #9
 
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Hate to be honest, but if you don't enjoy dropping the heel - Your probably not doing it right. Anyway try what is most comfortable for you and fun, of course. It's all about the ride - not the style. If your worried about your style then stay in the lodge and out of our lift line.

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what lift line?
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