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Home > Magazine > Skis > The "Lurk": a Nifty Retro Tele Tool

The "Lurk": a Nifty Retro Tele Tool
February 07, 2011

Didja know there's a whole sub-scene in the telemarking scene of folks who ski with a lurk? That's the long single pole that the early skiers used. And they don't just do it to be re-enactors. It works cool and differently. I can tell that it GETS YOU FORWARD, which is good. You can also adjust pole-length on the fly. I wonder how it is for going back up the hill...?

Here's the only guy who makes them:

www.thetelestick.com/

It kinda reminds me of my canoe-poling! ...Also of sea-kayaking! ...With a Greenland paddle, to be sure.

I should probably give it a try... Maybe I'll get a chance this upcoming weekend up in BOHEMIA! I hear there'll be telefreaks up there.

www.ehow.com/how_14603_lurk-telemark-skiing.html


Dude in action:



www.youtube.com/watch?v=luSS2jHNVYE&NR=1


Cute re-enaction:



www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1HNYn5gvOY&feature=related


Lurking amid the fun:



www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Uv4nPVZCs&feature=related

(You KNOW that I'm going to spring a cape and antlers on ya'll one of these days!)


Telemark Lurk.

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