John B

John B
Gender:Male
Height:6' 2"
Weight:165 lbs
Shoe Size:US 10.00
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:25 - 50 days / year

Recent Posts

1/13/2014
 
If I could rate skin wax higher than 5 stars I would. Skiing in the Pacific Northwest I am usually exposed to f*$%$#g glomming more than I'd like. Luckily I've been able to impress the other skiers in my group with skin wax and have been able to save the day multiple times. Unfortunately the time I learned how necessary skin wax is was when my girlfriend's skis had 8 inches of snow underneath and there was nothing we could do. So thanks skin wax for saving my relationship. Without it I'd never ski with...
1/13/2014
 
I bought one of these helmets and was real excited to use as a ski/mountaineering helmet. I was incredibly happy with all of the features except the sizing. I typically wear a 7 3/4 or even a 7 7/8 baseball cap and my large brain was difficult to squeeze into this helmet. That said I am accustomed to not fitting into "one size fits all" hats so I can't hold it against CAMP. I was real impressed with the adjustibility of the helmet and really liked the headlamp clips in the front. The single headlamp/go...
1/13/2014
 
An indispensable backcountry ski item. Like other reviewers I bring these any time I think that I could be dealing with slippery skinning conditions. They do get the most usage in spring time on Pacific NW volcanoes. The best time I've ever had using these was on a slippery mid winter crust that others were using boot crampons because of their skins slipping. With these I was able to stay on top of the crust while the booters were breaking through the crust. The holes allow you to rig up a riser so tha...
1/13/2014
 
Prices here are superior to ordering from Salewa NA. I just ordered a replacement set of Vertical ST toe plates, and from Salewa they were 30 bucks shipped. I wish I'd stumbled across this section of Skimo sooner. I've got some new thimble bushings on the way to my spare parts bin as soon as I order something larger to share shipping.
1/13/2014
 
Well accidentally posted my review as a comment on the previous post. I'll try to regurgitate what I posted above. I have a set of Vertical ST's on my skis and I've been real impressed with the design. Purchasing a Vertical toe may be a good idea as it seems that Dynafit is moving away from the Vertical binding and is focused on adding more weight to the Radical design. A spare toe piece is great for the spart parts box or as part of a repair kit in a multi day traverse. Leave the baseplate at home to ...



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