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Height:5' 9"
Weight:165 lbs
Shoe Size:US 10.50
Skier Type:Type III+ - Expert
Ski Frequency:10 - 24 days / year
My Skiing

Lifetime skier, converted back to AT from tele a few years ago. Ski the PNW, but also like CO hut trips. Occasional uphill rando rally.

My Gear

Blizzard Kabookie 180cm, Tecnica Cochise Pro Light, Speed Radicals.

Recent Posts

Would you feel these are enough boot for wider freetour skis, like the Alchemist Wailer 112, Katanas or 4Frnt Hojis (latter two also being 112mm waist) for dedicated backcountry, powder, not-too-sendy skiing? Looking to move off of my Vulcans to something lighter with more ROM, but still robust enough for those types of skis, and light enough to replace my TLT6-Ps when using my 90-mm spring/13-14er ski.
Hi Andrew, just chiming from personal preference, this situation is ideal! With the tip rocker, you don't really need edge-to-edge coverage at the ends; however, you'll have plenty of edge-to-edge contact in the middle of the ski where it counts most. The situation you have will be lighter than a 120mm-width skin with less drag. I can echo what Teddy says about the trimmer provided - I've trimmed many of my own skis accurately with that trimmer and things turn out great, especially with the first set of s...
Thanks for the reply, Julieana! Maybe the 7mm Palau Ultralight Race liners, then? What's the weight on those? Any other recommendations?
So far a pretty good binding that I've found easy to use. Really low ramp angle; so low, in fact; I've added in heel wedges inside my boots to get a little increased forward lean! I've found the toes fairly easy to step into, about as easy as my Ions, maybe a little less easy than Dynafit Radicals. Stomping in to the U-springs takes a little more effort than pins. If your DIN/RV is calculated close to a 9, I'd get the Alpinist 9 as the 12 spring is hard to step into. I've found the heel risers are actuall...
Partial review for the med U-spring. Thankful for Skimo.co for making these available! Coming from an alpine skiing background, my tendency is to buy bindings with release values/DIN a bit higher than my calculated RV/DIN. So, even though the RV I set my bindings to is 8, I end up feeling like getting a binding that goes to 12, which means I ended up getting the Alpinist 12 instead of the 9. The 12 does seem to have a near-impossible spring to step into, and putting the medium spring on has helped, along wi...

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