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Old 11-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #41 (permalink)
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It actually looks like they are. It makes sense for what you have to do in order to monoski. Having both legs locked together is vital.

Monoskiing though really is the apex of gaperdom. Telemarking is close up there, but not anywhere near monoskiing.
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I'm going to disagree with telemarking being gaper, the guys I know on telemarkss absolutely rip.
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Guys on Monoskiis can rip too, but that doesn't help them avoid looking funny as hell.

Being an "ok" skier, I just don't understand telemarking. It's like adding a handicap on purpose. Maybe that's the point
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:09 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I respect the telemark guys, but it is cold hard fact that it is impossible to teleski wothout looking like a complete douche.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:56 PM   #45 (permalink)
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This to me is the apex of "Gaperdom"....

Ha mammoth this summer I saw one pull the biggest donkey kick I have ever seen while boosting about 6 feet out of their summer halfpipe!
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Isn't the point of telemark that you can lift your heel making it easier to skin uphill when touring?
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:51 AM   #47 (permalink)
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It is a different type of skiing all together and for some reason they take pride in being a free-heeler. There are also Alpine ski setups that allow to lift the heel for skinning up the hill.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:55 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I ride with some teleskiers that are absolutely nuts. Last year at Jay Peak there was a teleskier in the top 3 in the big air comp. Living in an area with lots of tight backcountry stuff there are a lot of very good teleskiers out earning their turns all the time. Most of the locals on skis either have Tele skis or AT (the releasable heel skis)
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In this day and age I don't really see a place for teleskiing or monoskiing. Both seem to encumber themselves needlessly. Monoski combines the worst aspects of skiing and snowboarding whereas the only advantage teleskiing had was rendered obsolete by Touring bindings for alpine skis. They will be activities relegated to ski blade status soon.
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In this day and age I don't really see a place for teleskiing or monoskiing. Both seem to encumber themselves needlessly. Monoski combines the worst aspects of skiing and snowboarding whereas the only advantage teleskiing had was rendered obsolete by Touring bindings for alpine skis. They will be activities relegated to ski blade status soon.
Im pretty sure that anyone who says that Teleskis will be obsolete and go the way of skiblades doesnt know any real teleskiers.


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