Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Special Report - The Tele-Booster

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Special Report - The Tele-Booster

    Ok….I got this call from some high tech firm in the USA about tele bindings. After agreeing to future testing in Alaska, I was flown by jet last week to somewhere warm and ushered into a series of metal buildings for intros and diagrams. They had some time on their hands and invited me into the latest project. The amazing "Tele-Booster weighs in at a paltry 100grams. No pictures of the binding were allowed as they are really small, one-piece and obviously high tech when you see them. They checked my camera before I left and I had to delete the picture of the Dynafit agent strapped to chair in the corner being hand fed Gu.

    "Allen and Mike" work on the heel piece. They say they might not even need it.They think their latest laser technology may come to a heel near you that adjust on the fly. Imagine no reaching back with a pole to flip a lifter. Great stuff. Nice guys who obviously love the sport.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Binding1.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	155.6 KB
ID:	89363


    This is the pressurized cylinder for temperature testing of new age metals. Lots of money being spent to develop the latest telemark binding. Millions or more. A woman runs the company but I never saw her, except in the very last pic of the report at the sport rally hosted by the sponsors.. They were testing the magnets when I took this picture. It was so exciting to watch for 20 minutes as something was going on that no one could see or hear.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Binding2.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	191.1 KB
ID:	89366


    As you can see they are on the leading edge of avalanche search and rescue equipment. Check out the Mobile Stability Tester(MST) made to crawl and analyze layers in any depth snowpack, kicking out a nice waterproof paper pit profile in about a minute. It folds up to fit in your pack. A bit heavy at 7 pounds, but Mike says they can cut it in half.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Binding3.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	138.3 KB
ID:	89364


    This is me hanging in the future of backcountry telemark ski wear. It weighs 2 pounds. A one piece temperature and humidity controlled uni-sex suit. I can let this out of the bag as Allen said it was OK. (I did sign the non-disclosure.) The toes connects to the binding with magnets! Built-in airbag and beacon of course. You can dial in your release "resistance. Who needs boots? I actually fell asleep in the suit and was forgotten for about an hour during the tour.


    Click image for larger version

Name:	Binding5.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	120.6 KB
ID:	89365


    Good company though you've never heard of them(or will you). After the tour and dining in a liberal part of town, they were able to sneak me into an NBA game. Here, my pal James Harden pleads a charging foul that shows on replay Dwight Howard hit me in the nose on purpose with his knee as I chased down Linn, who double-dribbles all the time!

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Binding6.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	142.2 KB
ID:	89367

    I could swear I heard McHale say "WTF".

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Binding7.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	146.4 KB
ID:	89368

    I was promptly thrown out of the Arena as the replay clearly showed I was a telemark skier, not an NBA point guard.

    As the owner of the new Tele-Booster patent walked past me, I could swear she struck a tele pose.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	Binding8.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	179.0 KB
ID:	89369
    Last edited by Valdez Telehead; 23 April 2014, 04:24 PM.

  • #2
    Will they be able to drive the snowboards that people are calling skis these days?
    Yay!...(Drool)


    Comment


    • #3
      How did this show up just now? The metadata says that it was posted 3 weeks and 1 day ago.
      It's turns! Of course it's worth the hike!

      Comment


      • #4
        Looks like a military-industrial complex project to me. Eisenhower was right.

        Comment


        • #5
          Say what you will, there is a clear connection to snow poles.

          Comment


          • #6

            Comment


            • #7
              How 'bout them Blazers!!!!!!

              Comment


              • #8
                But will this be an "active" binding? A serious question!

                Comment

                Working...
                X