I fully appreciate the "closer to my ski" desire. That's been one of my concerns with the AT bindings that seem to be quite elevated off the deck.rvrrat wrote: I am a full blown Tele guy on lite gear. Not for the faint at heart. I use a T-2 Scarpa boot and the older Rotefella Chili binding. One of the first Tele bindings to use a full steel plate across the toe. I like a small 10mm plate under the binding. All the new Tele bindings you get today have a tall plate. BLAH! I want to be closer to my ski. JR
Those skiblades look interesting. But when we have good glare ice like that we bring out the iceboats...40-60+ kts boatspeed in 15-20 kts wind.Vin Stefanelli wrote:if you are confronted with glare ice
or only a minimal cover of snow keep skiblades handy,
99cm's or less,...
you will have fun!
sorry for the false alarm on the T-2's, looks like they sold out quickly. I was going to jump on a pair...oh well.rvrrat wrote: A hundred dollars for a pair of T-2's. I better take a look at that. GREAT price! JR
I understand what you are saying, and agree for the most part. But I find that a straighter ski needs to be longer than a shaped skit to get the same amount of edge when I want it. So I'm not really looking for a super sidecut shaped ski, but something more than the old heavy longboards I've been riding. Maybe something like a modern GS ski??Hardwater Kiter wrote:I never understand the attraction of "Shaped" skis for kiting. Are you doing a lot of carving? if not less side cut will equate to better active edge without the tendency of the ski to carve up wind.
For hard ice, thin snow conditions we ride skis that have no less than a 30m sidecut. Just lock it in and cruise.
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