9/3/2014
 
Overall: A full Five Stars for a highly competitive race ski with additional versatility for “real” backcountry skiing. Check out the Hagan Ascent if you want the same design but with a different wood core to save some $ at the penalty of a few trivial ounces. However, both of these models are still full-on race skis – for a more all-around yet still very light ski, within the Hagan line-up check out the Cirrus. Background on product familiarity: I used the 2013-14 version for just over 90,000 feet of...
9/3/2014
 
Overall: Four Stars for an incredible ratio of surface area to weight, with float in unconsolidated snow far above (both literally and figuratively?) what would be expected from the 89mm waist. But minus a star short of perfect for firm-snow carving that is less than what I had hoped – perhaps unrealistically, especially given my alpine racing background (and given all the other entirely positive reviews), but I feel like the Response-X skis like a much wider ski, for both better and worse. Background on...
1/7/2014
 
About how much vertical do you estimate to get them reasonably fast?
12/16/2013
 
Is Dynafit still including separate EU & US tags this season? I have last season's very similar Movement pants, in the "EU 48/M" & "US 32" size, which was sold in the U.S. as a size Small. I'm about a 32" waist and 32" inseam, and if anything they're a bit big in the waist, though the elastic drawstring takes up the excess quite well.
11/22/2013
 
Overall: Five Stars for a binding that combines the reduced weight and heel>toe angles of a race binding with the adjustable release and multiple heel elevators of a regular touring binding. Now that La Sportiva is no longer rebranding the ATK RT, the Superlite’s “best-of-both-worlds” combination is unique in North America. Background on product familiarity: I have skied the Superlite only a small amount so far this season with the Scarpa Alien 1.0 on the Movement Response-X. Other race and near-rac...