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Nov 25, 2010, 3:32 AM

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Re: [brokesomeribs] Mounting ski bindings? / Skiing in mountaineering boots?
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brokesomeribs wrote:

The cords are not designed to be under constant tension. In a regular alpine ski boot, you have a rigid plastic cuff wrapping your entire calf which prevents you from tipping over backwards if your weight ever gets off your toes (which happens all the time). In a mountaineering boot, you don't have that high cuff and you will have nothing stopping you from tipping backwards. Your bindings will pre-release and you will immediately fall out of your bindings. The cords prevent that.
I think i can understand the idea behind the front cords, and i believe that they will work against falling backwards.
However to improve the skiing, i have to lean forwards, which would necessitate a cord to the back, which would be under constant tension.

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I have skied in the cords plenty on my approach ski setup. They're a life saver, especially in variable terrain and when skiing with a pack.
Any hints/pics on the details of your setup? Maybe i will give it a try.

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Any boot you ski in, take it out for a test ski first... maybe 3-4 miles minimum. You do this to find where you're developing blister hotspots because I guarantee you will. Manage them before you go out for a real climb.
Yeah, thats the plan. I found it out the hard way that my normal touring setup isnt meant for long stretches of horizontal Pirate

10 to 20 cm on the mountain already.
The precipitation the next few days will probably come down as snow. I hope theres enough for a testdrive soon.

(This post was edited by qwert on Nov 25, 2010, 3:32 AM)
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