jbo

jbo
Gender:Male
Height:6' 1"
Weight:160 lbs
Shoe Size:US 10.25
Skier Type:Type III+ - Expert
Ski Frequency:100+ days / year
My Skiing

I spend most of my ski days in the Wasatch backcountry. I love all types of skiing, from lapping powder to technical chuting. I ski solo a lot of the time and probably should get more partners. Look me up if you're interested.

My Gear

I'm fortunate enough to have several setups and access to even more.
I've been using the Ski Trab Magico with Gara Titan Release bindings a ton. Often with Sportiva Syborg or Fischer Travers Carbon boots. I also ski a lot on the Movement Response-X 177 w/ Kreuzspitze SCTT bindings. Really loved the Hagan Y-Flows but those are now my favorite rock skis.

Recent Posts

4/16/2019
 
Hi Dylan, the flex pattern is similar, with the Voile having a bit more camber and being slightly stiffer. The X-Alp is a current year and next year model ski.
4/15/2019
 
Hi Andrew, dang pollen! It sounds like maybe your glue has "gone off". That can happen with exposure to excess heat or sunlight. The iron trick might work, though you may need a re-glue at this point.
4/14/2019
 
Hi Dylan, if by reliable you mean "doesn't break", then it's a virtual tie. While Voile doesn't have an alpine racing pedigree, they have a great reputation for building durable backcountry skis and we don't see them fail. If by reliable you mean "great edge hold for steep icy no-fall zone skiing", then I might give the edge to the Salomon as the Voile shapes are a bit "friendlier" with more tip and tail rocker and thus a shorter running length. Regarding Salomon's direct sales policies, I can't answer ab...
4/13/2019
 
Hi Pete, fyi the patterns are listed here.
4/13/2019
 
Hi Brian, these are just the prickly Velcro side, with tip buckles. They require the fuzzy side to be already sewn on the skin, like on the Easy kits from Contour.



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