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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Snow Blowey, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah. Up come the carrots.
     
  2. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've finally had a go at puting my new boots on. They are Scarpa TX-Pro with Intuition liners. They felt a bit on the loose side at first. Slipped the scarpa footbed into them and they now feel like a very nice fit. Not really any uncomfortable spots at all.

    So question is whether to heat mold or not? Any thoughts.
     
  3. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wait til your knee pads arrive before molding, obv.
     
  4. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've never baked mine but I have boringly normal feet.
     
  5. Kieran

    Kieran A Local

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    I didn't bake my new T2s before a week of skiing in Japan and got some weird pressure points and foot crush until the footbeds settled in a little as the week went on. I'll bake 'em before the 2017 Australian season.
     
  6. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Considering your first attempt at tele will have an audience, best leave unbaked so you've got something to blame :)
     
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  7. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Don't bother. You will be back to heels down before too long.
     
  8. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    May start a new trend. AT skiing in tele boots. Stiff but with a bit of bend for style. ;)
     
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  9. Rimey

    Rimey One of Us

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    It's too easy to parallel in NTNs. Easy temptation when noones looking.
     
  10. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    I must admit that I saw more Telemarkers in Austria this year than ever before.
     
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  11. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    <shakes head>
     
  12. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Baking these days is sous vide. I would say yes to ensure you have space around the toes but it depends on what Intuition liner is in there.
     
  13. almontyrat

    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I was watching, I saw you cheating........
     
  14. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Blasphemer
     
  15. BrianWilson

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    Always heat mold. So easy to do yourself as well.
     
  16. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just light a fire, SB is good at that!
     
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  17. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have just been researching options for a fire inside the Transporter.
     
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  18. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    Small rocket stove and a pipe out the roof
     
  19. Untele-whippet

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  20. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do they do a RHD conversion?
     
  21. dossa5

    dossa5 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    What carve skis are peeps riding here.
    Im after something around 85 underfoot that doesnt have a stiff tail.

    I see carveman has some Brahmas @ 173 for a decent price. Maybe slightly long for me.
    Has anyone tried these
     
  22. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can recommend DPS Cassiar.
     
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  23. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Found Blowette trying out my tele gear last week. Cheeky:

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Never too early to tele.
    My only regret is starting too late.
     
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  25. Untele-whippet

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  26. cin

    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Never regret!
     
  27. expatgm

    expatgm Addicted

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    Never will.
     
  28. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    I will pray for your lost soul.
     
  29. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe this will be the year I hire some clodhopper gear and give alpine a go. I will never say never. Although that would mean I would also have to have a go at snowboarding. Even blading, but I could do that with a tele setup. I draw the line at to bog…nah, in for one… how about each to their own?
     
  30. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    FFS, just buy some tennis racquets, strap them to your feet and shoot yourself! :evil:
     
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  31. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    In the foot that is.
     
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  32. Untele-whippet

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    I don't think it's 12 inches!
     
  33. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Im happy with 8!
     
  34. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    And thus the circle of life is complete.
    Introducing Tele-Blowey
     
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  35. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you guys are still on the hill and see a tele skier in orange pants green top say hi and we can catch up for a run
     
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  36. weerab

    weerab One of Us

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    Have you never heard the old saying "orange and green should never be seen except on an Irish Colleen"? at least you will be safe.
     
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  37. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haven't heard that one, but you must know me because I'm about as tall as a leprechaun
     
  38. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well this will be the last trip @Snow Blowey will be allowed on unchaperoned...
    His missus will realise what a chick magnet he has suddenly become.
     
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  39. dossa5

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    Snow looks dry there, tele whippet
     
  40. Untele-whippet

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    Dry champagne Thredbo blower (not the other Bo blower! :eek:)
     
  41. Untele-whippet

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    He was prurty tele-sexy bebe :love:
     
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  42. Moondog55

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    [​IMG] I'd better get these finished then
     
  43. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    :eek:My eyes, my eyes, must rub chilli into them to make them better.
     
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  44. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Has he been secretly practising somewhere? Looking good.
     
  45. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    Those are the subdued pair, the others are brighter A bit of a change from the old army battledress
    If I can't ski I have to look like I can
     
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  46. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hi!
     
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  47. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    3 laps of high noon and three laps of merrits on the teles. Now can't walk due to quad stiffness. So if i manage to pick anyone up she better not be after any exotic positions. Reverse cowgirl should be ok.
     
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  48. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  49. Untele-whippet

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    If the van's a rockin' --------
     
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  50. Rimey

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    Good to see SB's wearing "protection".
    Of course all you tele boys wear helmets. Just in case your mrs' go preemptive on the chick magnet thing.
     
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