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Wanted - NTN ski boots and bindings set

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Hi,

I'm looking for a decently priced second hand NTN telemark set.
I can also buy new, depending on price.

I'm looking for 30.5 boots, NTN bindings and skis (I'm 194cm, not really sure how long I need my skis to be, I'm an intermediate telemarker)

Please message me if any ideas

Thanks
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@TheRimmers, Not sure how much luck you will have -- most secondhand stuff will be 75mm rather than NTN. For 30.5 boots you'll need a Large binding. I do have some skis mounted with Hammerheads (75mm rather than NTN) which are looking for a new home.
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@ski - thanks for your message. I am really looking for NTN and I appreciate that it will not be easy to source second hand, but thought worth a try. Would you have any recommendations of shops / websites to buy from by any chance? It does not seem to be as democratically sold as alpine or snowboards ! Thanks
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@TheRimmers, Yup -- I would not spend money on 75mm either. In the UK Ski Bartlett stock tele (Sally Bartlett is a telemark skier), as do Backcountry UK. Telemark Pyrenees are very good too, and offer advice in English. Tele is a small market, so you won't find it everywhere! For NTN, there are roughly 3 choices.. Rottefella (the first NTN Binding) -- sort of step-in, two versions Freeride (inbounds) and Freedom (touring). The major + with the Freeride is it mounts on plastic plate with two machine screws so very very easy to swap between skis. 22 Designs Outlaw has a true step-in and (IMV) skis much much better than the Rottys, and has a better tour mode. I have Outlaws and Freerides, and prefer the Outlaws. The last option (and most expensive) will be the Meidjo and 22D Lynx. These pair a Dynafit style pin-toepiece with an NTN second-heel attachment. They ski very very well, the Meidjo is used by the GB team in World Cup, but are somewhat more fiddly to put on and are the most expensive. If you are in the South East, we could meet at Hemel and have a shuffle together. Very Happy
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@ski - thank you very much for sharing these insights. Invaluable for someone like me! I will definitely have a look at the mentioned websites and refs you listed. I've been telemarking for a few years now and I'm always frustrated with the rental gear I find in the stations (except once in Meribel I must say, where they had some very good NTN bindings and shoes in my size), so I may have to bite the bullet and just buy my own gear... Can I abuse your kindness and ask you what you recommend for skis - brands and size? I really have no clue because I have been renting all my life, so really been taking what I was given. I'm quite tall (6"4) and will generally ski downhill on the slopes and occasionally in the powder.

I have not ever been to Hemel, and have made no plans to, but if that changes I will definitely let you know!
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@TheRimmers, I think the binding/boot combo is the most important. I would go for something 85-90 underfoot. Do you have your own alpine skis -- if so, if you like them for alpine -- you'll probably love them for tele. I like quite a stiff ski, I have Volkl Mantras -- but these are a little wide for your suggested use, so possibly Kendos? I skied last year on K2 Pinnacles which were great in powder --- replaced this year by the Mindbender. I've seen people ski tele very well on every sort of ski so it's very difficult to make a recommendation. I would go a litle shorter than your alpine length --- my alpine touring skis (which get very little use) are 174, whilst my teles are 170. I'm 5'6" tall -- so my tele skis areabout the same height as me. Hope that helps...
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@ski, yes thank you, that does help.
And no I do not have alpine skis. I have never owned any skis or boots in fact! At just over 40yo, maybe it's about time Smile
In the meantime, I have been trawling the internet and found something that seems like a very good solution for me, the Bishop skis and bindings. Based in Colorado, so will have a little extra cost to ship, but a lot of positive reviews and they seem designed to be versatile. I'm probably going for the Gonzo ski with the BMF3 bindings in 75mm rather than NTN as I initially wanted, as I will have more shoe options for my size! Their website is here in case anyone else wants to look into it.

https://bishopshreds.com/

Thank you very much for your input!
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@TheRimmers, I'd give the guys at Telemark Pyrenees a ring wink And note you will pay VAT (20%) on anytthing imported from the US....
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I have boots , skis and skins
6,3. 205 lbs. 30.5 Scarpa,
NTN on twin tip K2 178, plus skins
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Probably not of interest but as I am upgrading to ntn this year, have a pair of Garmont Synergy{75mm} in 30.5 rossignol scratch fs 180's with rottefella cable bindings that I am looking to move on!

Ps. I'm just 40, 6'3 and 105kg am going with crispi evo wc boots, Scott the Ski 180 and rottefella freerides!
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[b]@TheRimmers[/have boots , skis and skins
6,3. 205 lbs. 30.5 Scarpa,
NTN on twin tip
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Hi there. I have a pair of Rottefella NTN Freeride bindings for sale if you are interested and I can send you pictures. Cheers. Will
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Hi will,

Hopefully sent you a pm with my email for photos?

Cheers
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@ski, not all the GB team are Meijio'd up. But they do get a discount. Almost all the GB team pay for skis / boots/ bindings / poles / helmets / back protectors / gloves / goggles / etc etc.
They do gt nice kit from Dare2B though. Thanks Dare2B.
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@ed123, Sorry did not mean to imply anything about sponsorship. I know telemark racing is very much pay as you go
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I cannot offer anything in terms of actual equipment, but my 2 cents: I'd avoid 75mm kit: I'm only an intermidiot on telemark, but found NTN to give me much more control and stability. Supposedly Meidjo and 22d are even better, but haven't had a chance to try.

I find the Rottefella Freedom slightly easier to get in, but it comes at a weight and touring function penalty compared to the Freeride.
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