1/30/2016
 
I've been using the Shift as my go-to-ski this year with Speed Radical bindings and Backland Carbon boots. This, to me, is just about the perfect setup for versatility in Colorado. The float is solid in powder (but obviously not as good as a fat powder ski, 110+), they like to rip groomed runs quite respectably, and everything in between is solid as well. Clearly Movement have done a great job making even lighter skis, and that makes me wonder if they couldn't take another 100-150g out of each ski and kee...
1/30/2016
 
I spent last year getting to know and really like the 7Summits. It is a light, versatile ski that does a great job at a lot of things. While I loved it on a few inches of new fresh, anything deeper than 4-5 inches made me wish I had something bigger underfoot. If you're resort/sidecountry skiing and end up coming down a groomed corduroy trail that's been eaten up all day keep your speed under check and make lots of turns, the tip of this ski will chatter like a hipster on a coffee high. When the snow is c...
1/30/2016
 
I've been in the Backland Carbon all year and have grown to really love this boot. It wasn't always beer and skittles - no matter what I did I couldn't get the liner to work for me (but it is also important to know that I have ankle geometry that is well outside the standard norm - the medial protuberance is positioned fully on the leading edge of that side of my ankle and the tongue just chewed it up no matter what we did to try and flatten that location out). After switching to an Intuition wrap liner I c...
1/30/2016
 
Max, not only can these boots stretch under heat a great deal, with the stock liner there is a ton of room in there for wide feet. Wile I have rather narrow feet, I still love the boots because I could add shims under the liner to get the exact foot angle I wanted on my skis so that I feel perfectly balanced and have my weight distributed over the length of my foot in a neutral skiing stance.