3/8/2017
 
Stowing my skins after the first of three ~2,000' vertical laps during a race this past weekend at Pico VT. Temperature up top was -10F throughout the race. Yes, I eventually deployed my CAMP Flash Anorak, and also put a Buff around my face. (And yes, I still suffered from frostbite, plus I was probably borderline hypothermic!) But I did not bother bringing back-up skins, and the Trab glue never showed so much as even a hint of being anywhere near failure. (And yes, I am in violation of ISMF 5.8.12 by picki...
3/8/2017
 
So maybe I'm mainly happy because of the excellent snow and excellent weather on this summer 2016 Mount Hood tour, but the Syborg top also helps!
3/8/2017
 
Picture from a February 2015 tour from the summit of NH's Mount Washington, coping well with pretty much every type of winter snow imaginable. (Some of it even ... good!)
3/8/2017
 
Enjoying some final turns at the end of a backcountry tour near Boise back in December 2016 after the USSMA races at Brundage. This trip also highlighted the Denali's versatility: excellent in the untracked backcountry powder near Boise (Mores Creek Summit), yet also excellent the prior two days on the resort's cut-up "cake"-like powder and even the firm groomers.
3/8/2017
 
These skins have taken a lot of vertical and a lot of abuse this season. Example in the attached picture: the skin at the top is close to the original color (portion near the tip that doesn't rub against the snow), and the skin below that is after a short training outing (at a ski resort closed for the day, on account of the rain that you can see up above on my car windshield). After another training session in more normal snow, the skin was more or less clean again. I've had to quickly restore the glue...