We are big fans of the 3 pin (75mm ) system. This boot and binding combination is sturdy, offers great ski control, is light, and tours really well. They are also plentiful and inexpensive. If you have some plastic 3 pin tele boots or classic old leather Asolos or Merrells (or Fabiano’s, Scarpas, Heierlings, Alicos…) and some 3 pins, Hoks are a great way to put them to use. For this we are offering a Heel Kit. The kit includes two of our custom heel pieces, designed to use with inserts in the ski for no drill mounting, and adjustable to fit any size 3 pin boot. Along with the heel pieces, the kit includes all the machine screws for mounting your 3 pins and heel pieces, along with a packet of threadlocker to keep the screws from loosening in the inserts. We also include a #3 Phillips driver bit, the correct bit for all our inserts screws. Screw size is M6 (6 mm) and lengths are 16 mm for the heel pieces and 12 mm for the toe pieces. This is an inexpensive and effective way to get going on a pair of Hoks.
There are also a number of older cable bindings with the same 3 hole pattern as well as the 3 pin cable we sell
Are your 3 pins compatible?
There are two types of 3 pin bindings with different hole patterns. We sell the heavy duty ones (called new tele norm) that were introduced in the mid 80s with the resurgence of telemark skiing. they have a longer (more spread out) hole pattern and take boots with a thicker toe tab (the ‘duck bill’ on the front of the boots). All older stitched sole (Norwegian welted) boots have this thicker duckbill, as do plastic 3 pin tele boots and some of the newer heavy duty backcountry boots that have glues soles also have this thicker toe tab.
For more information and some images check out this PDF