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    Was somewhat surprised to see that their holiday/winter catalog contained NO tele gear. It was all AT...
    Yay!...(Drool)



  • #2
    I used to buy from them all the time. Now I hardly ever even think about them. Every now and then I will do a internet search and they will come up and I usually go out of my way to buy from them. I think they missed the boat when everything switched form catalog sales to direct internet sales.

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    • #3
      I didn't even realize they print a catalogue. I hope the lack of tele gear you mentioned isn't a sign of what's to come for their entire offerings. The mail order business is a non-entity to me, although I definitely benefit from the additional inventory that comes with having the larger component of their business from online or catalogue sales. I am very grateful for their Spokane store and the fact that they carry xcd boots in a small-ish city centre that I happen to frequent at least a few times each year.

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      • #4
        They still offer tele gear online...the inventory in the Spokane store has been steadily dwindling over the past several years. Their print catalog used to be really cool...lots of inventory.
        Yay!...(Drool)


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        • #5
          Another step toward the hospice for telemark?

          The Bear Valley Telemark Festival returns from hiatus as the Bear Valley Freeheel Festival:

          "After 17 years the Telemark Festival took a break in 2013 to resurrect in 2014 as the Bear Valley Freeheel Festival. This new event will loosely follow the old formula but welcomes randonee and split-board enthusiasts to join our freeheel style of fun."

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          • #6
            Actually Billy, there were some Tele skis, but NO 75 MM boots --NONE!!!
            I mentioned that to TD over a beer at lookout today..
            I was shocked!

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            • #7
              At least I've been able to buy my 3-pin hardwires from them still.

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              • #8
                There are a few 75mm boots online. It is odd that their lightest 75 mm boot is the T-1 but they sell 3 pin cables. Their web site is atrocious. I hope their retail stores are better or quite frankly I don't know how they have lasted this long.
                Last edited by James; 3 December 2013, 08:13 AM.

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                • #9
                  Agreed; their website is very much in need of a major overhaul. They do actually have many 75 mm boots lighter than T1 (plastic and leather) but it takes some involved searching to find them!

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                  • #10
                    MG is probably not long for this world if they don't get it together. Didn't realize their website was such a POS.
                    Yay!...(Drool)


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by teledance View Post
                      At least I've been able to buy my 3-pin hardwires from them still.
                      I love their main store in Spokaloo..They used to have
                      great unadvertised specials on a lot of tele gear..
                      Last spring I got a pair of T4's from them for a
                      couple hundred bux..My first "big" tele setup was
                      from them-- Karhu 10th Mts with 3pin/cables..
                      I don't really miss that camber at the lifts!

                      BTW, Td, thanks for turning me on to the Mantras!
                      They made skiing that foot+ of gloppy snow Saturday
                      fun..And they held on the ice Sunday morning and never
                      got too sketchy in the crust..loved them on the fresh
                      snow that fell as the day went on Sunday..Great resort skis, though
                      I think maybe more boot would be good, somethin' a grade above
                      my Synergys ? Probably the fattest ski I will ever own..Pretty
                      nimble considering, but would not want to slog them up and around
                      Telecamp --or Schweitzer in the late spring..

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MajorJ View Post
                        They do actually have many 75 mm boots lighter than T1 (plastic and leather) but it takes some involved searching to find them!
                        That is good to know, thanks. I kind of wondered if I was missing something.

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                        • #13
                          I still have a warm spot in my heart for Mountain Gear. Way back before I had internet access fast enough to use for shopping, their seasonal catalogues were priceless. They had excellent photos of a great selection of high end gear, excellent descriptions including fabrics used, and best of all the weights of everything. A real treasure. I still buy from them occasionally, but their sale prices aren't usually as good as I'm used to. Before bc.com, they were my favorite outlet, great selection and service. I haven't gotten a seasonal catalogue from them in quite awhile. I was happy to see the most recent catalogue, but way fewer items and (gasp!) no weights of anything.

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