Gear Question

Is there a telemark boot out there --...

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Is there a telemark boot out there -- preferably NTN, but not necessarily -- that has an easy flexing bellows so I can tele on the ball of the foot rather than the tip of the toes. Is there a boot that is soft flexing out of the box, so I don't have to spend two seasons trying to break it in? I'd buy it in a heartbeat!!!

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Apologies, but it really isn't a question of the right boot. Tip-toe vs ball is a matter of technique, not boot flexibility. It sounds like you're not weighting your rear foot enough. NTN boots are all going to be stiff. In order to get the best out of the system, you really have to drive the boots with your knees and flex the crap out of the boot.