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A new NTN and TTS telemark Binding made in France: The M Equipement | Absolute Telemark

A new NTN and TTS telemark Binding made in France: The M Equipement | Absolute Telemark | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
I hope you are well seated. This is the most exiting news I've seen this year. Damn, in years. A true, one piece TTS binding with Step in and Release
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Polartec® crée la première ‘doudoune’ respirante : l’Alpha®

Polartec® crée la première ‘doudoune’ respirante : l’Alpha® | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
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Après avoir lancé un pavé dans l’univers des membranes imper respirantes avec la Neo Shell®, le fabricant de tissu américain arrive en 2014 avec une nouvelle conception de l’isolation thermique : la technologie Alpha®. 

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Telemark 2013 - Telemarcoeur le Film - Teaser 2

Le Telemark, mérite bien la production de belles vidéos. AMPM-TELEMARK dont l'objet est la promotion du Telemark, s'y atèle depuis 2 ans. Nous espérons que c...
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Profile: Yvon Chouinard

Profile: Yvon Chouinard | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
What’s wrong with getting lost? It may be the best trip of your life. You can’t get lost in this world anyway! In the lower 48, the most remote spot is a little piece of land in the Teton Wildernes...
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Avalanches de printemps, conséquence d’un hiver exceptionnel !

Avalanches de printemps, conséquence d’un hiver exceptionnel ! | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
 Cet hiver 2012-2013 a été exceptionel à bien des égards : des chutes de neige régulières, un froid présent sans trop d'excès toutefois et surtout sans grande variation de température tout au long de l'hiver, permettant ainsi aux nombreuses...
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Metcalf honored for ethics in business | EarnYourTurns

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In rating ski slopes, “Black Diamond” signifies an expert run. In the world of ethics, Black Diamond also has come to indicate a high level.

On Tuesday, Utah Valley University awarded the 2013 Kirk Englehardt Business Ethics Award to Peter Metcalf, CEO and president of Black Diamond Equipment.

UVU honors Black Diamond CEO for ethics in business.

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Nouvelle techonologie Gore-Tex X-Trafit : ne choisissez plus entre sensations et chaleur

Nouvelle techonologie Gore-Tex X-Trafit : ne choisissez plus entre sensations et chaleur | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it

La technologie Gore-Tex® évolue cette année vers toujours plus de chaleur mais aussi de précision. Qui n’a jamais eu à affronter ce terrible dilemme : des gants fins pour conserver les sensations ou des gants épais pour échapper au froid ? Trancher en faveur de l’un ou de l’autre conduit souvent à des déceptions et trouver le bon compromis n’est pas aussi évident que cela. Cette saison la nouvelle génération de gants équipés avec la technologie X-Trafit™ arrive sur le marché avec la ferme intention de régler définitivement ce problème.

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Dowe Ski: Bringing Back The Tradition

Dowe Ski: Bringing Back The Tradition | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it

These days, it’s not difficult to find a pair of telemark skis that can meet your needs, whether it’s cutting through a fresh layer of snow or edging through the gates. Many companies offer a combination of amazing new designs and high tech materials.

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Backcountry News: Skiing Down, Telemarking Up!

Backcountry News: Skiing Down, Telemarking Up! | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
Snowsports participation at ski resorts was down for the 11/12 season, but telemarking was up. And you thought tele was dead.

 

SIA has released their annual survey results and the numbers are what you would expect, if you know how to interpret them. Any way you slice it, the number of people skiing was down for the 11/12 season compared to the 10/11 season. Considering last season got off to a late start, and the snowfall totals were well below average except in the Pacific Northwest, this is not an unexpected result.

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Interview with World Cup Ski Racer Jasmin Taylor

Interview with World Cup Ski Racer Jasmin Taylor | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
If you thought racing with a fixed binding was difficult, try it with telemark skis. Passing gates and dropping knees at record time is something Jasmin Taylor is familiar with.

 

This season, we caught up with Jasmin, a British Telemark racer and trainer – she is the overall British female telemark champion. Travelling the circuit, Jasmin has most recently picked up a bronze medal in Espot (Spain), and finished with an overal first place in the last French Cup of the season at La Norma (southern France). Very cool!

We asked Jasmin some questions about racing and her experience as an athlete…

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SIA:Day 3 Update

SIA:Day 3 Update | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it

We are back with one final blog update from the SIA show in Denver, CO. Here are a few more highlights showcasing a grip of new gear for the upcoming season.

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SIA: Day 1 update

SIA: Day 1 update | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it

We are back at it bringing you updates on the best new gear on the block. Here are the highlights from Day 1 at SIA in Denver, Colorado.

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Sustainable ski-dogsled-kite adventure trips on Spitsberg

Sustainable ski-dogsled-kite adventure trips on Spitsberg | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it

The new trips with Svalbard Villmarkssenter on Spitsbergen are now online and can be booked. There are two 10-day trips with dog sleds, snow kites and skis to huts way off the frozen fjords, as well as snow kite courses and day ski mountaineering trips in one of the wildest and most vulnerable places on earth. Do your part in strengthening a local ecotourism family in order to substitute and exchange current not sustainable tourism practices in the Arctic. You can view and book the trips on the website of the Svalbard Villmarkssenter.

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Afghan-style Winter Olympics where competitors use wooden skis

Afghan-style Winter Olympics where competitors use wooden skis | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
Competitors in the fourth annual Afghan Ski Challenge, which takes place in Banyam, near Kabul, are forced to hike three miles before the event even begin because there are no ski lifts.
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First Skiers - A History of Skis

First Skiers - A History of Skis | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
After the last ice age, Stone Age hunters began strapping long pieces of wood to their feet to travel farther and faster over snow in pursuit of the game that flourished across Europe and Asia.
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Fridtjof Nansen: Visionary Skier

Fridtjof Nansen: Visionary Skier | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
Nansen embodied the “idraet” ideal of Norwegian skiing, an almost mystical belief that skiing perfected not just the physical body but the individual spirit as well. The mountains were filled with ...
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Championnat du monde de télémark de 2017 à Montchavin-les-Coche

Championnat du monde de télémark de 2017 à Montchavin-les-Coche | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
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Après avoir déposé sa candidature en septembre dernier, l’avoir défendu au congrès de la FIS en octobre, la délégation qui représente la Plagne a reçu les applaudissements, ainsi que les félicitations d’Andrew Clarke, Président de la Commission.

C’est donc officiel : après une première en 2010, l’organisation des championnats du monde de télémark 2017 est attribuée à Montchavin-les Coches (la Plagne).

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Telemark skiing: weight distribution

Telemark skiing: weight distribution | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
The telemark stance define the sport. This split squat creates the turn and stabilize the skier.  A lot of the modern telemark technique and equipment is influence by the alpine ski technique. Bala...
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This Is Your Computer on Skis - IEEE Spectrum

This Is Your Computer on Skis - IEEE Spectrum | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
That is, this is a pair of custom-made skis, when designed by a computer
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We have made-to-order blue jeans and dress shirts, golf clubs and personal computers. Is there anything we can’t customize? How about skis? Nope, turns out Wagner Custom Skis, in Placerville, Colo., near the resort town of Telluride, has been designing one-of-a-kind skis by hand and computer algorithm for several years now.

It turns out that if you combine a degree in engineering, some computer programming skills, and a deep knowledge of—and love for—a specific domain, you can make a living customizing stuff. At least, that’s the experience of Pete Wagner—engineer, programmer, skier, and founder, in 2006, of Wagner Custom Skis. He’s my guest today by phone, from a parking lot in Utah.

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A Look At the History of Telemark Skiing In North America - Caulfeild’s How To Ski and How Not To

A Look At the History of Telemark Skiing In North America - Caulfeild’s How To Ski and How Not To | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it

Although many may argue that the origins of telemark skiing (or free heel skiing as some refer to it) in North America started in the 1970s as a reaction to the high-tech equipment developments of alpine skiing, in fact telemark skiing was the original form of skiing in North America.

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Telemark Skier announces the official trailer for Let’s Go!

Telemark Skier announces the official trailer for Let’s Go! | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it

In anticipation of its upcoming feature film, Telemark Skier announced today the official trailer for Let’s Go!, the only telemark ski movie of the year.

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What Does It Take To Build Telemark Skis: From Christian Riedl's Workshop

What Does It Take To Build Telemark Skis: From Christian Riedl's Workshop | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
When it comes to objects that are meticulously hand crafted, it's easy to see how much detail goes into every aspect of that product.
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Initial Look: The SPIKE Telemark Binding

Initial Look: The SPIKE Telemark Binding | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
On the hardware front, it seems that 2012 is the year for bindings – so far we’ve had a release from Rottefella (Freedom) and the recently announced G3 (Genuine Guide Gear) Enzo and EnzoR (Resort). It’s only fitting to say that the telemark community is secretly going strong, at least enough to spark interest for new and exciting technology.
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SIA: Day 2 Update

SIA: Day 2 Update | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
SIA Highlights Day 2

After we had another great day on the floor at SIA in Denver, we put together a little list of some of our favorite new items for the 2012/2013 season. Enjoy!

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First Look: Rottefella's NTN Freedom

First Look: Rottefella's NTN Freedom | Telemark skiing | Scoop.it
Rottefella introduces their second model in the NTN binding lineup. The new NTN Freedom provides a much larger range of motion for touring freedom and drops more than half a pound compared to the NTN Freeride binding.
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