9/4/2014
 
Overall: Five Stars for a unique design that allows you to don and remove a highly water-resistant windshirt without removing your pack. Only caveat is that it’s not an all-purpose windshirt for touring, since removing your pack is more cumbersome once the Flash Competition Anorak is already being worn. Plus for two-person team races in cold and/or wet weather, unless you and your partner get the black color, then you might have trouble regrouping because almost everyone else will be wearing the same ora...
9/3/2014
 
Five Stars for a great component in building your own Frankenbinding, combining the basic Dynafit Speed Radical with a race heel. I did this with an older Dynafit Classic/Speed toe and a Plum 135/145 heel, which has worked out fine, even after almost 184,000' earned vertical. This allows you to assemble a setup at the cost of a regular touring binding while still gaining most of the weight savings from a full-on race binding, plus the simple cover-style universally low heel elevator position. The lateral ...
9/3/2014
 
Overall: Five Stars for a climbing skin with typical Euro momix glide and atypically strong glue. My only caveat is that the laminate is so subtle as to render them more prone to “rats-nesting” when combined with the strong tack, although this is a concern only if you’re already in the habit of making a mess of your transitions on windy ridges. Background on product familiarity: I have almost 43,000 vertical feet on a 2013-14 Movement-rebranded pair precut for the Movement Response-X and another nearly ...
9/3/2014
 
Overall: Five Stars for a rebranded Colltex climbing skin with typical Euro momix glide and atypically strong glue, well worth considering even for other than Movement skis … which is especially valuable since the pre-cut Movement-specific versions will not be available for the 2014-15. Fortunately, the trim-to-fit version is now available, so see my complete review at the listing for Colltex Mohair Mix Skins.
9/3/2014
 
Five Stars for Dynafit’s rubber tips: brilliant simplicity, a stark contract to so many other complicated tip hardware systems on the market. I also prefer its more secure grab for deskinning over both homemade and commercially constructed bungee-based systems for race skins. I’ve used them on three Dynafit skins (including the race model) and retrofitted them onto about half a dozen mohair race skins, plus another touring skin. To adapt the tips to touring skis that usually lack a tip notch, you ca...