11/30/2017
 
Hey Wright, thanks for reaching out! Short answer: Hard, very hard. If most of your skiing occurs with both skis on the ground in the backcountry (as opposed to the very different set of demands imposed by getting air and diving into mogul fields with reckless abandon) then these will be more than adequate as long as your release values line up appropriately. A common misconception is that weight correlates directly with downhill performance and durability. Even the lightest race bindings often times hav...
11/29/2017
 
Hey Patrick, thanks for reaching out! The hole pattern on Dynafit's powerstraps changes all the time so "No" is a safe assumption, though I believe it's the same as the Mercury/Vulcan powerstraps. You can always get the powerstrap you want and just pop a rivet through it.
11/29/2017
 
Hey John, thanks for reaching out! It's like a TLT6 with a medium-ish tongue in it. Somewhere right between a tongued and tongueless TLT6 is the official consensus.
11/29/2017
 
Hey Garr, thanks for reaching out! Ha, you caught the bug too! Careful, it's addicting. We've got a ton of athletes taller and heavier than you on full blown race skis without issue, so it can definitely be done especially if your goal is to save as much weight as possible, however if you are looking for something maybe a bit on the more skiable side then there are a few better options I can think of. The Ski Trab Gara Aero World Cup is basically the cadillac of race skis and is offered in a 171cm length, w...
11/29/2017
 
Hey Buster, there are tons of options available, just gotta do a little bit of digging to find them. The Colltex PDG in 80mm works great on this ski if you want a mostly straight cut race skin. Otherwise the Ski Trab WC Race Roll is a great option in either 75mm or 95mm depending on how you want it to perform! The matching race skins from Movement are a great option well! Beyond those options you're looking at a full coverage skin in either bulk or a kit.