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Ray Mears - What bindings did he use?

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Ray Mears, on his BBC2 Thursday 12 May Bushcraft program, made some skis and showed them in use. I did not notice any details of the bindings he used. They allowed some amount of heel lift and it looked as if he as using standard walking boots for the snow and cold.

Any thoughts on his bindings?
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some variant on telemark cable bindings I'd guess without having seen the program.
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He probably made them out of grass, twigs and well chewed reindeer dung rolling eyes
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Adrian, did the bindings look anything like this?

Just in case you haven't the time, or Masque won't share any of his 'construction materials', mountaineering bindings such as a Pika Sastrugi ought provide the proper degree of primitivist limb risk.

Good luck?
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Thank you comprex, great page about wooden skis. I did not see Ray's bindings at all clearly, the skis were only shown in use where the skis sank to ankle depth in the soft snow. The only shot I recall that showed anything of the bindings had Ray skiing away from the camera and then you could see his boot heels lifting. I did not tape the TV program so I cannot study it in detail.

As to my own limbs and my own skis, I have some Damir Fritchis. My limbs and my whole body feels very vunerable when I go downhill with skins on and heels loose. But without skins and with the heels locked down the bindings are fine. I have had a few falls with them on: when trying to ski across avalanche debris in April I managed a park and fly with (from?) both skis.
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comprex, Have you ever watched any of his films? The guy takes 'living off the land' to an amazing level and seems to be able to make anything he needs from what's at hand. Very instructional. Little Angel
I've never freeheeled or toured but it's something I'd like to experience when my baseline ski skills are at a higher level.
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Masque, I believe he eats three square meals a day plus whatever he manages to scavenge!
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I think they were very primitive hand made devices that strap the toe onto the ski but allow you to use normal walking boots, just like the very first original skis
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He's compulsory viewing in our house. The dog-sledding brought back memories of our trip to Banff, when we went up to Spray Lakes for the day sledding. It was the only thing we do on holiday that was worth missing the skiing for.
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