When selecting a 2-pin toe for a tele tech binding keep in mind they were not designed for the stresses of telemarking; they were designed for use in a locked-heel alpine system. In an alpine touring (AT) binding the pins only provide side-to-side clamping power, there is no forward pressure. With tele there is forward pressure on the rear half of the pins from the tension of the tele cable. This forward pressure means the pins cannot open up without overcoming the extra friction it creates. The long-term effects of forward pressure means . . .
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