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MidwestTeleMan MidwestTeleMan
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Hey guys! New to the thread and new to the sport. I'm normally a snowboarder but want to try out tele skiing and have been on the hunt for boots. Harvey is looking to send me some Scarpa T2's in 27.5 75mm. I usually go to Mt Bohemia and most of the stuff there is black diamonds but there are a hefty amount of double and triple blacks there as well. I will be hitting smaller slopes to start and learn but am wondering if the boots will work for me. Could you help me out?
Harvey Harvey
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Boots are on the way, LMK when they arrive. Hope the box is intact, not a great packing job.

I've seen amazing skiers rip T2s on some steep knarly stuff.

Work up to it, get better, maybe I'll upgrade next season and you can have my T1s.

"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
HoliScott HoliScott
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Welcome to the tele-world, love the feel of a nice set of turns on 'em. I would highly doubt (completely?) boots are going to change your ability, i.e.-it's the Indian, not the arrows right? Work on your technique, don't get bad habits as on teles, those mistakes make for some mighty funny looking turn styles. Hook up with an instructor and spend some time with him/her. I took a lot of lessons after being an alpine skier for 40+ years and can say I'm proficient enough on telemark skis to be on them 50% of my time as a National Ski Patroller.

I would buy this book, it has a ton of great tips in it.

MidwestTeleMan MidwestTeleMan
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HoliScott wrote
Welcome to the tele-world, love the feel of a nice set of turns on 'em. I would highly doubt (completely?) boots are going to change your ability, i.e.-it's the Indian, not the arrows right? Work on your technique, don't get bad habits as on teles, those mistakes make for some mighty funny looking turn styles. Hook up with an instructor and spend some time with him/her. I took a lot of lessons after being an alpine skier for 40+ years and can say I'm proficient enough on telemark skis to be on them 50% of my time as a National Ski Patroller.

I would buy this book, it has a ton of great tips in it.

I'm going to check that one out!
Johnnyonthespot Johnnyonthespot
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See you when I get there.
Harvey Harvey
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This book is really old (boots are leather) but as I recall definitely worth reading. I'm surprised it is still in print.
"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
marznc marznc
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Harvey wrote
This book is really old (boots are leather) but as I recall definitely worth reading. I'm surprised it is still in print.
They published a revised version in 2008.  The first version was from 1998.  Looks like fun!
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marznc wrote
Harvey wrote
This book is really old (boots are leather) but as I recall definitely worth reading. I'm surprised it is still in print.
They published a revised version in 2008.  The first version was from 1998.  Looks like fun!
I tried to find mine to see what version it is. Was.  Couldn't find it, maybe it's in the Adk.
"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
Marcski Marcski
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Part of what I love about skiing is that, at least for me, there is only so much you can intellectualize, after which it becomes a sense of feeling. Sensations that can't quite be put into words...or at least words can't fully describe. Tele just magnified those sensations for me.

Can anyone understand or relate to my gibberish??
MC2 5678F589 MC2 5678F589
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You're talking about the "Flow State", or "Peak Experience". You can experience it doing anything (playing music, mountain biking). It's the feeling of doing something that you're skilled at, at a high level, still being challenged by what's in front of you, and meeting every challenge as it comes up.

Great NPR segment on it the other day:

https://www.npr.org/2015/04/17/399806632/what-makes-a-life-worth-living
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