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Wanted kids touring binding adapters

Discussion in 'Gear Swap' started by lightfoot, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. lightfoot

    lightfoot Hard Yards

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    Hoping to get my kids into some touring. Anyone have these or similar that they want to sell?
    Also after skins for kids skis.

    Cheers
     

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  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    No, just no. Unless breaking your child's leg is on the agenda or failing that, you want them to hate the experience.
     
  3. lightfoot

    lightfoot Hard Yards

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    Enlighten me if possible as to why and if you have experience with kids touring can you provide alternatives?
    Thanks
     
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  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is another version of the dreaded Alpine Trekkers, also known as the Day Wreckers. High stack height and pivot point make them difficult to skin in. No one ever enjoyed a day skinning using Trekkers.

    No DIN release, so a fall when skinning is likely to be a high consequence slow twisting fall.

    The alternatives are to hire gear, snowshoe, go X-C or pony up for proper stuff.

    @Swede how did you get Jnr Swede into BC? Also @Boodwah your thoughts on junior BC gear.
     
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  5. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Spose it depends a bit on how young (light) they are and how much money you want to spend and how confident you are they will like it?
    Was pretty easy with Little Swede since she'd been out on (outside of winter) multi day hikes on the MR since she was 5 so i knew she liked the concept of earning turns so to speak. Just got a set of Marker T10s when she got new skis and that way if she didn't go a whole lot nothing was lost realy.
    Plenty of options around to just hire touring gear these days so that's probably what I would do to start with.
     
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  6. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    see Bruce and team at Wilderness Sports Jindy
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Except Bruce is selling the above abominations.......
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Look, I don't like them but they can work for a day or three and require no expensive additional gear.
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've put some old fritschis on a kids ski for my daughter. They site just as high off the ski as an adaptor plate and are heavy. May have been better off just using adaptors. But still sitting unused waiting for a bit more snow.
     
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    Go see Bruce at Wilderness sports. he'll have a new shipment later this week.
     
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  11. lightfoot

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    My kids are 6 and 8 and are accustomed to earning their fun. Particularly for my eldest who always wants to tour with me I reckon adapters will work for a start. We ski a lot and live close to it so hiring isn't on our radar.
     
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    DPS Driver One of Us

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    These adaptors are really good. They're lightweight, nowhere near as shitty as the old alpine trekkers. I bring Contour in the Australia. The kids love the adaptors.
     
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    None too sure if you have any direct knowledge or experience regarding this product. No offence taken or intended.

    We have hired this product for a couple of seasons now with very enthusiastic feedback from both the kids using them as well as parents responsible for encouraging their kids to be motivated for the backcountry as well as fun times.

    This is a product designed to encourage kids to get excited about the backcountry.
    It is lightweight, affordable and safe when used correctly.
    We have had nothing but positive experiences.
    As many here know and (most do not) we specialise in all things backcountry (original business to import split boards into Australia) and with a large hire of XC gear; backcountry touring; alpine touring plus telemark and even snowshoes.
    This is the best most affordable way for kids with Alpine gear to get into and out into the backcountry. For under $300 you can climb hills safely and no fuss. Remove adaptor and make some turns. Where is the risk in that? DIN Release is actually still there and set with the binding? Contour have done an awesome job making this product available and encouraging young people to access the backcountry safely and with ease.

    For sure more motivated parents may spend up big on new boots and maybe even tech toe gear....Alpine Trekkers are and were a completely different product. We know as we used to hire them in the past. Fortunately frame bindings have improved and Alpine Touring has matured and while more gear is available.
    Contour have created the Start Up Kit to encourage young skiers to get a start! Enough said.

    https://www.wildernesssports.com.au...-start-up-adaptor?_pos=1&_sid=ff7e16cab&_ss=r
    Not sold out...just waiting for shipment and pre-orders accepted as we bought more than less for what people already ordered.
    As @DPS Driver says more stock is arriving so all you all old farts can make way for the younger crew growing into the backcountry. You can sit and watch them rip some turns while you munch on your granola bars catching your breathe.

    Apologies for my lack of posts but too many people in the store; purchases off our website and we/me are out guiding and teaching backcountry skills. Much appreciate everyone's interest and as a small business in a regional town we very much appreciate people's support and the broader snow sports community by staying safe, visiting the area when they are well and filling out their Trip Intention Forms and planning their skis into resorts and backcountry with fun in mind and plan and organise to ensure they return to play another day. My thoughts today are with the skiers, resorts and snow sport businesses in Victoria.
     
  14. Fozzie Bear

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    Hi Bruce :wave:
     
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    :thumbs: and we post.
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The toe on a frame binding and on pin bindings can still release when in tour mode. A Trekker style binding insert will apply torque to the existing alpine binding from a different angle and would be far less likely to release. So Trekker or Contour or whatever will still be less safe in the uphill than a dedicated touring binding.

    I had the misfortune to try using a Trekker adapter earlier this century. The issue of stack height and effect on balance still remain.

     
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    Good to see you here @El Diablo
     
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  18. lightfoot

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    Hey Bruce I'll give you a ring tomoz. Cheers
     
  19. teleroo

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    Rhythm have size 22.5 mondo Scarpa T4s. My 10 year daughter has used them last two years. Rhythm also set up a set of 135cm resort tele skis (Armada Bantams) with tele
    bindings. Could be used for touring with a little grip wax I reckon. A tele setup, but works perfectly fine for parallel turns. And you know what, I reckon kids like the less restrictive boot and bindings of the tele setup.
     
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  20. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Your 9 year old has the same size feet as me. o_O
     
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    teleroo Lincoln Turns at the Pass Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bit of a correction. She's now ten, about to turn eleven. So would have been nine early last winter and the boots were a bit big then. If that helps in any way...
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haha. I have child sized everything o_O
     
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    hpsauce A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Surely there are a bunch of cheap used f10s about from people who have upgraded to tech over the past 5 years?
    I know that's what I'll be doing with my kids.....
     
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