Who makes three pin boots?

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Who makes three pin boots?

Post by BarkSlayer » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:55 am

Looking for a pair of new boots but I'd like to keep my old-style, three pin type bindings. Can anyone comment on who still makes the old three pin style boots? I've been living in a cave and was surprised to learn my binding style has become obsolete. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by brettu » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:14 pm

Check out ebay and craigs list etc. There are always lots of three pin stuff on those types of sites.

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Post by slowlee » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:36 pm

Akers ski www.akers-ski.com has some three pin boots.

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Post by fishskicanoe » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:44 pm

Alpina and Whitewoods (formerly Erik) still make 75mm touring boots. The criticism of those boots is the same as was the criticism of most 75mm touring boots 30 years ago. Their sole isn't very torsionally rigid. You can combat that to some degree by Ebaying it and looking for an older set of higher end Norwegian or Italian boots but then, unless your looking at a sewn in welt, you have to be somewhat concerned over how the glues have handled the last third of a century.

I have a pair of Alfas that probably date from the mid-70's and they have held up fine the last two years that I've owned them. Of course I only use them on my woodies and I only use my woodies 2 or 3 times a year so its hard to evaluate their durability from that.
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Post by ise » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:17 pm

I'd not call it old style, it's still the boot/binding of choice for a lot of people.

As well as those mentioned there's Crispi of course.

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Post by moomba » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:10 am

whitewoods can be purchased brand new at Play it again sports for $69 in MN

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