Advice on buying used 3 pin 75 mm telemark boots?
I just got a great deal on some used Alpina Lite Terrain skis, with 3 pin 75 mm bindings already installed. Now I'm looking to buy a used pair of boots. Are there any brands and models I should be looking for? Are there any particular flaws or wear points that I need to be concerned about?
A bit about me - 230 lbs (plus day pack); and not overly skilled (yet!) with this type of ski, having mainly skied XC on the prairies. I'm not planning on going into avalanche territory - just going to hang out in the milder terrain, and have some fun on some winding trails.
I was looking in a shop today that specializes in used gear. They had some used Scarpa T-2's, and some leather boots from manufacturers unknown. The Scarpas seemed heavy, but I'm used to XC gear, so I guess that's no surprise. Should I just get used to that, or is there a lighter type of boot that will give me a decent amount of control on the turns?