Allow me a bit of philosophy here... We started tele skiing as a rebellion against rules.
For me, being able to go anywhere you want, with an element of precision and control, has been the goal.
Challenging snow is one of my favorite kinds of skiing, and I like being able to switch techniques at liberty.
One item on my agenda is simply planning trips, setting them as goals, something to look forward to.
The best indication is that I still love to ski on most anything, from skating gear to heavy metal.
There are many skiers who have chosen tele for a more compact, streamlined skiing system.
We have to be careful about creating more rules.
I wanted to feel that precision and control and then try to apply it to tele. That's what I've looked for in my gear development through the years, and today, tele is very precise, very high-performance.
Feeling a part of that community is my greatest reward.