Mark Woolsey

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    IMG_2740.jpg I live in New Brunswick, Canada, by the Kennebecassis River. Crossing the river by canoe or on skis gives me access to miles of mountains and woods. My business was boat rentals in nearby Fundy National Park. I still enjoy being a ski instructor, Telemark and X-country. I outfit local high school classes and lead them on ski tours near their schools. For this purpose I have developed a ski binding that works well with whatever shoes the students are wearing. These bindings are fairly easy to make and I would like to share this do-it-yourself idea with other bushcraft minded people. I was inspired to join up when I discovered a Bushcraft chat line discussing this very problem of how to use skis with normal boots as part of varied winter activity. If anyone expresses interest, I'll be glad to work up and post illustrated instructions.
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    Greetings from CT! Did a great deal of telemark skiing in the Army when I was stationed in Germany. We used our alpine boots so we could go from skis to snowshoes to crampons quickly.
    Looking forward to your future posts.
    Cheers!
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    Welcome from Montana. I'd love to see your design.
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    Welcome aboard from the other side of the St. Croix River, Washington County, Maine. I'd be very interested in your thoughts on ski bindings.
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    Welcome from Washington State. Looking forward to your input here.
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    Welcome to BCUSA!
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    Hello and welcome from Kansas. We don't get a lot of snow here but I'm sure there are plenty of people that would have an interest in your idea.
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    Welcome from TN.
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    Hello and welcome from SW Connecticut. :dblthumb:
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    Greetings from East Central Florida, welcome to BCUSA Mark.

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    Welcome aboard!
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    Welcome aboard from Texas! Though I live in very NO-SNOW area, lol, I would be very interested to see your ski binding technique just to add to the old toolbox in me noggin.
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    DSCF1457.jpg 179koc22ahh1m.jpeg boys7utacolr.jpeg 1uwr76heqkkz6.jpeg IMG_2740.jpg Thank you, people, for responding to my intro post. I've added a photo of me playing in my backyard with my grandson who is flying ahead of me on his own sled. I'm posting here a couple of shots of me at 16,000 ft. in Tibet, seriously out of breath. Also, two photos of the ski bindings being used. I intend shortly to post more detailed illustrations and specs. I hope the idea continues to inspire interest. I sincerely believe I've developed the binding the world used to be waiting for, before things got so techy and expensive.
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    Thanks for interest! Sounds like you know a thing or two about snow! MW
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    Hello and welcome from montreal, Québec!

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    Welcome from Washington state.

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