Patrick

Patrick
Gender:Male
Height:5' 11"
Weight:160 lbs
Shoe Size:US 10.50
Skier Type:Type III+ - Expert
Ski Frequency:50 - 99 days / year
Learn more about me at:
http://www.Mountainlessons.com
My Skiing

Almost entirely a backcountry skier, I like going far and racking up big days. I've skied several years in the Utah backcountry, around Colorado, and in the Pacific Northwest. I'm an ex-ski bum at Snowbird and an ex-professional ski patroller at Park City. I also race and love doing it.

My Gear

TLT 5 Performance boots
Dynafit PDG 160 cm with TLT speed superlight bindings.
Black Diamond Stigma 170 cm with TLT Speed bindings.
Black Diamond Revert 180 cm with TLT speed bindings.

Recent Posts

I have the new tails now on a pair of these, and the strap is not just thicker, but it also has elastic qualities. That means that it actually stays on, unlike the old one. It's also notched/indexed, so it stays where it was when you removed it and doesn't require resizing every time.
11/17/2016
 
Good to hear I guess. I got that word from both our local rep and the warranty people at Dynafit NA. Maybe they've changed tune on the issue since we talked in June. I'm glad also that it's both not a fluke to break one and that it's not especially easy to break-- mine just broke after fairly minimal use. I'd use them again if I was confident that it wouldn't break so quickly, but the strap would definitely be getting some more modification or replacement. For those using the poles, I recommend folding over...
These are rediculous. Maybe the holy grail of daily touring skins. (Note, see bottom for a gripe, though they transcend my griping and earn 5 stars anyways). Tip attachement: Durable, replaceable, came with two sizes of wire that should fit essentially any ski. Much less fiddly than anything I've used from black diamond. Glide: Crazy good. While it's not a pomoca worldcup skimo race skin, the same technology is hiding in there, just with a waterproof backing and some more durable plush. These crus...
11/13/2016
 
By comparison, nylon skins are like dragging around carpet samples. It's no wonder you had a bad experience in terms of traction if you're used to walking on brillo pads in addition to ski crampons. I've also had durability issues when using these skins on ice, but you have to recognize that they're race skins, not built for daily abuse. If you want to rejoin the enlightened and skin on mohair, try a more durable pomoca offering, like the climb pro glide which is pretty much the holy grail of daily ...
11/13/2016
 
The Pomoca race skins are on worldcup podiums time and again for good reason. In comparison to coltex PDG race skins and atomic ultimate race skins, these are the winner. Pros: -Untouchable glide. Laughable really. Add some skin wax and you're on cloud 9. -Traction, for how well they glide, is really impressive. They require good technique in challenging conditions, as any race skin does, but their low weight and great glide don't translate into reduced grip. -Water repellent: more so than coltex and ...



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