Sun 27 Jun, 2021 11:08 am
Sun 27 Jun, 2021 9:18 pm
Moondog55 wrote:The experiment with the bumblebee covers was so successful in terms of added warmth that if I was ever going to ski in very cold conditions I could use my existing telemark boots.
Has anybody here tried to make a clone of the original Peter Caiman Supergators?
I've exchanged messages with 40Below and been advised that their overboots do not fit Telemark bindings even with modifications and the USA made Supergaiters don't provide much insulation around the critical toe area, so I thought I should try something of my own.
Thoughts on fabrication details?
Sun 27 Jun, 2021 9:51 pm
Mon 28 Jun, 2021 10:31 am
Moondog55 wrote:Just in case that trip to Alaska eventuates.
I have Scarpa T2 and T1 Terminators but mainly use the T2
Say temperatures about -30C, the boots are OK down to about -20 in my experience so just need that 10C boost and mainly in the toe and forefoot area, which is where the Yeti falls down even if I could find XXXL rubbers
My current XXL Yetis are on my leather big boots. My thinking was that the original design gave better insulation in the toe area and might be worth playing with
Mon 28 Jun, 2021 11:27 am
Mon 28 Jun, 2021 7:47 pm
Moondog55 wrote:Just dreams at the moment but if you don't dream you die.
Mon 28 Jun, 2021 8:40 pm
Mon 28 Jun, 2021 9:07 pm
Moondog55 wrote:Voile Switchbacks on Madshus Annums at 195.
The reason I'd be using Thinsulate is simply because we still have half a roll of it here and I have lots of fabrics in the stash still. No time to do much now as I should be in Falls next Tuesday humping gear to PV and our campsite. Thanks for the offer of the SS scrim, I may take you up on that after white season.
My Telemark skis are still virgins and probably being sold, Karhu Spires with Hammerheads. I simply can't seem to get the hang of true Telemark skiing
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