10/30/2014
 
The Skimo folks can help you find the right fit. Thanks Jason for the help! Now for critique...I should preface this with, "I'm 90% a Dynafit die hard." I chose the Alien because I needed a race boot to fit feet too big for the PDG/DyNA boot. I wear a 30 with just a touch of extra length in a Dynafit boot. If only Dynafit made race boots in a 30... Anyway, once tried, I fell in love with the Alien and am trying to convince myself I should get the carbon cuffed Alien now. I spent about 15-days on them ...
10/30/2014
 
I've used 4 pair of these on 7Summits, Manaslu, Mustagh Ata skis. I also use the race version Dynafit skin on my DyNA skis--where I have a small preference for CAMP race skin. In all conditions and especially during transition to spring when conditions are becoming wet and gloppy in places, and still well below freezing in pockets, these skins routinely outperform the competition used by my touring partners (BD, G3, K2, LaSport). They glide more, they grip at least as well, they're lighter, and they don'...
9/18/2014
 
Jonathan, thanks for the review. Can you compare edge hold of Response X to the Manaslu on steep/firm/icy? (Are your Manaslus of the 2010-2013 variety? Use Alien 1.0 also in Manaslu?) Ever use a stiffer boot on the Response X? I skimo in Alien 1.0 too, but prefer TLT-5 P for the kind of skiing you've described here. Thanks, Kerry