Downstate Tele Mount?

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Re: Downstate Tele Mount?

raisingarizona
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Brownski wrote
You should reach out to Campmor in Paramus, see if they can get you in. they're on route 17, not far off the garden state
Don't forget to stop in at Smileys and have a beer.

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Re: Downstate Tele Mount?

Sick Bird Rider
Harv, if you are splurging on new skis, you should seriously consider treating yourself, and the skis, to new bindings.

Correct me if I'm wrong but the R8s only have three screws holding them to the ski. With your powerful new boots, that's a lot of torque, pull and twist being focused on a comparative flimsy attachment, and likely why they popped out of the Worths over time. More up-to-date bindings like G3 Enzo, 22 Designs, Burnt Mtn, all have six screws holding them down. Bishops have eight!

Not only will your binding stay on the ski, you will get a lot more out of whatever ski you get. Put the R8s on a touring ski.

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Re: Downstate Tele Mount?

Harvey
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I actually want to tell it, and since one person asked... working on it now.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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Re: Downstate Tele Mount?

MC2 5678F589
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High Adventure by the Albany airport is a good AT/Tele shop in the Capital Region, if people don't want to go too far North. I also like High Peaks Cyclery up in Placid. They've really gotten better over the past few years. All the people I liked at Inside Edge left, so I've been using Sports Page in the Queensbury area lately. I like the place but it's gotten pricey AF. I have soured on Alpin Haus. Got a horrific tune from them earlier this year and I'm not going back.

Agree with SBR, Harv, new bindings! Get some Axls, feel the power! I don't even like the R8 for BC. No free pivot? Pshhh, plenty of lighter options for that nonsense.

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Re: Downstate Tele Mount?

Ethan Snow
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Marcski wrote
  I'm a self server these days.  
 I agree. I rarely pay someone else to work on my skis. I want to get a base grinder myself one day. As of now I use an old one at a closed ski shop on Oneonta.

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Re: Downstate Tele Mount?

Harvey
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They had four screws and I hadn't thought about impact of a bigger boot.  When it all melted, one screw was busted in half and I guess it was enough to rip it all out. If I'm going to switch bindings, no skiing for me this weekend.

MC or SBR love to talk about this.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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Re: Downstate Tele Mount?

Marcski
Harvey wrote
They had four screws and I hadn't thought about impact of a bigger boot.  When it all melted, one screw was busted in half and I guess it was enough to rip it all out. If I'm going to switch bindings, no skiing for me this weekend.

MC or SBR love to talk about this.
IMHO, the conversation should most certainly include you telling us more what you thought of the NTN setup you skied the rest of that fateful afternoon...

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Re: Downstate Tele Mount?

Darkside Shaman
Marcski wrote
Harvey wrote
They had four screws and I hadn't thought about impact of a bigger boot.  When it all melted, one screw was busted in half and I guess it was enough to rip it all out. If I'm going to switch bindings, no skiing for me this weekend.

MC or SBR love to talk about this.
IMHO, the conversation should most certainly include you telling us more what you thought of the NTN setup you skied the rest of that fateful afternoon...
The NTN boots that I lent to him were Garmont Prophets in a 28.0. They were too big for him and he had a difficult time getting the boot to flex. The prophet is much stiffer than the Scarpa T-1's that he is getting used to, so he stood up and ripped some parallel turns on the Head Cyclic 115's

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Re: Downstate Tele Mount?

Harvey
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Boy the bishops look cool. Sold out at that link.

22 Designs is not the same company right? But still solid?

Ski Barn in Wayne is listed as a dealer, and looks like it's less than 15 mins out of my way cats or daks.  They open at 10. Think I'll call them about the Axl.

Tru dat Shaman. Any opinions on that binding?

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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Re: Downstate Tele Mount?

Harvey
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Looks like I am ordering an Axl.

Marcski... the NTN seemed ok to me. Hard to tell as I was tired, and on huge (for me) skis. First time I'd ever been on something above 100 mm.  It wasn't as weird as I thought it would be.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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