Hey TZed! Based on the incredibly confusing UIAA, ISMF, and EN documentation that I just spent way too long reading, you *should* be fine to still use this one. The EN 958 sounds like it's more broad and encompasses more setups whereas the UIAA is a bit more strict. What I understood is that most any UIAA compliant setup will pass the EN 958 standard, but there are a few EN 958 setups that don't fall under the UIAA standard.
Hey Eric! We were able to ski a handful of these boots at the beginning of last season and they seemed to keep the same shape but vastly improved the construction of the liner. It's very comfortable and fits remarkably similarly to the prior editions. That was a prototype/pre-production model though so I can't comment on if they changed the liner for the production models or not. We'll find out soon!
Hey Mark! You're right, it hasn't been made for at least a season now, but it was called the TX600. It was designed more as a backup beacon with a transmit only mode but I think it had a dog collar and maybe even a harness available for it.
Hey Nate! Yeah, there's definitely a hands-free way for it to stay locked. Just pull the little tab a bit further than you think you need to and it'll tension it expose a knot that locks into the notch appropriately. It made me nervous the first time I opened my Arva probe up because I couldn't get it to lock...I had the same impression of the probe and it was very awkward. Just tug on the cord a bit harder and the knot will show up. Once it's locked it's very solid. After using it a few times I tied some e...
Hey John! All of those skis will do really well in that style of terrain with the Alp Tracks 100 rewarding the most aggressive skier, Wailer being the most forgiving, and the V6 is somewhere in the middle. I'd say it has more to do with the boot you'll be skiing in than anything. The lighter the boot the more forgiving you'll want it to be when you're dealing with skis this wide.