... since three years when I went to Madonna di Campiglio in Trentino… than I did only ski normal ski I mean 7 years ago
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How I did it: I bought a pair of tele skis and went to town. Coming from an alpine background, I had trouble getting my weight onto my uphill ski. It took about 5 days to be comfortable, but not by any means good. I am still learning all the time. Remember to bend that front knee! The best way to learn is by doing. Go rent some equipment and get out on those slopes. Its extremely fun, but dont get caught up in the swagger. Read how I did it… 4 years ago
so I wont say “I’ve done this”, but I got out last weekend and managed to turn a few lines.
Mostly I fell.
But not always. 7 years ago
I was doing some telemark turns on my skis the other day, and it was really fun. I need to buy some of my own equipment and really get out there. 7 years ago
Well.. I went and bought the military surplus skis…
last pair they had.
Heading up to the mtns in about a week and a half.
This should be fun LOL7 years ago
I found some military surplus telemark skis…
Skis, poles, bindings, and climbing skins for $20.
In “used excellent” condition.
looks like a good place to start. 7 years ago
I dont want to learn anything fancy. Just how to get from point A to point B.
Im seriously digging on the ScottyBob ski’s, and Im working on a set of homemade bindings similar to Berwin bindings (so I can wear packboots, mukluks, whatever) but made out of wax hardened leather.(I dont want to ruin the beautiful wood veneer retro scandi look with a set of butt ugly plastic bindings) 7 years ago
I love it! Sadly, here in WI. there is no place to do it. Why did I ever move the family back here. I’m such a moron sometimes! Leaving behind WA., ID., MT. OR. for WI.
Anyway….the motion feels great once you’ve got it. When I was at my peak, I could spend the day in the bumps bouncing around on my Tuas (sp??) which I still have. The old skiis (205s) were made to turn. I had a hard time going straight on those skiis…....Love telemarking. Now if I could just figure out a way to get back west again…... 7 years ago
I took a lesson from a professional instructor. Definitely worth the cost. 7 years ago
I went tele skiing yesterday. I’m hooked, I’ll never go back to alpine. My quads started to wear out by the end of the day, but it was a great day. I’m going again this weekend. Free your heel, free your mind. 7 years ago
I’m going to try this next week. I hope we get some more snow before then. I’m going to wear my Speedo. 7 years ago
I have been out three times now. I find the move from snowboarding to tele skis, to be not bad. As a rule I do better if I don’t have alcohol while skiing, though. After a few more times out I should be ready for the backcountry. 7 years ago
Got a pair of T2’s for cheap. Now all I need is skis. Oh, and I need how to learn to ski, which might be tough as I am a snowboarder by nature. 8 years ago
My “Things” list needs some more space, so I’m marking this goal as done. I don’t know if it’s really accomplished or not—I’m definitely not proficient at telemarking, but I’m at least capable of getting myself down the hill without looking too ridiculous. 8 years ago
I managed to get out on the new telemark skis about a half-dozen times this winter. It turned out to be a lot harder than I had imagined (even though I’ve been downhill/xc skiing for almost 20 years, and naively assumed telemarking wouldn’t be much different). The telemark turn is quite the tricky little move…but I’ve sort of got it figured out.
I wouldn’t say this goal is accomplished yet
- I’m still a total novice, and wouldn’t last 15 minutes in the backcountry - but I’m happy to have at least gotten my feet wet. 8 years ago