dauwhe

dauwhe
Gender:Male
Height:5' 8"
Weight:148 lbs
Shoe Size:US 7.50
Skier Type:Type II - Moderate
Ski Frequency:50 - 99 days / year
Learn more about me at:
http://velocio.blogspot.com
My Skiing

Started on Fischer Europa 99STs with leather... was the world's worst telemarker, but got pretty good at survival skiing the hiking trails in RMNP... moved East in '98, switched to AT, and eventually joined the cult of Dynafit.

My favorite skiing is in the Canadian Rockies--something like the Dolomite Peak circuit or the Wapta or Mistaya Lodge. Always wondering what's over the next pass...

My Gear

Hagan Cirrus/Speed Superlite 1.0/Dynafit PDG
BD Drift/Speed Turn/TLT5M
BD Helio 88/frankenbinding/TLT6M
Praxis BC/Speed Turn/TLT6M

Recent Posts

I now have four days on these, in wildly varying conditions. So far, they are exactly what I hoped for—maneuverable, turny, easy. On skied-out end-of-the-day manmade, there were no unpleasant surprises. On sticky, soggy sidecountry mush, I was somewhat surprised to be able to turn at all. On pristine pre-first-chair corduroy, they were swoopy and fun. Today, on really brutal skied-out semi-refrozen dust on crust, they were really quick across the fall line in tight spaces, and I could steer them through th...
Any idea what the forward release value is? I've heard around 11 for the green version.
1/7/2016
 
Oh yeah, definitely five stars now. I'm on my third season with these skis, and have done everything from races to powder to refrozen coral reef to iconic Old New England downhill trails like the Thunderbolt. And they remain my go-to skis for resort skinning. If I could only have one pair of skis, I don't know what I'd do. But if I could have only two pairs, these would be one of them, and some fat powder skis :)
I've been using the same orange Black Diamond Traverse poles that everyone else uses, leading to much confusion on hut trips. I wanted a pole more suitable for racing, but didn't want an XC-style pole. I'm fond of the flat tops of alpine-style grips, as I often palm them to push myself up a steep bit. And I never use pole straps due to shoulder dislocations. So this style of pole seemed appealing. I tried them for the first time this morning, for 1000m of resort skinning. Wow! Walking to the base I was a...
3/4/2014
 
It's really hard to measure, given the stretchy fabric and the complicated cuffs. I'm getting around 25 inches from the crotch to the highest part of the scuff guard on the inside of the leg, without stretching the fabric at all (it would stretch another foot). I also made a similar measurement on some ordinary pants, and it measured 28" (with a nominal inseam of 30"). I do feel like my legs could be lots longer and this would still fit, but if my torso was any longer I'd be in trouble.



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