Skimo Co

Matthew P

Matthew P
Height:5' 11"
Weight:152 lbs
Shoe Size:US 11.00
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:50 - 99 days / year
My Gear

Skis: Salomon XAlp, Salomon Minim, Dynafit Dyna, Black Crows Ova, Voile HyperCharger.

Boots: TLT7, PDG2, Hoji Free

Recent Posts

This gets used daily, and I want to like the fit better, but no matter what I do it always seems to be loose or move a bit, especially when wearing with only glasses (the fit is much better with goggles and I end up wearing them most days for that reason). The ventilation is not great, which for cold days I don't mind, but spring skiing it's noticeable. Although heavier than other helmets, I don't know if I really notice it on most days. The goggle strap is secure and holds them in place well.
I was a little skeptical about the attivo fixing system, but as others have noted, once you get your hands on it, it's very easy to use. Although the tab lays pretty much flat on the ski tip, grabbing it with gloves has never been an issue. The tail clip is very secure and clicks in easily. The glide on these is great and feels like a race skin, but with better grip. Light weight and stuffs into jacket pockets easily. No issues with the glue on wet snow and long tours yet or the durability of the moh...
I get the hype with these. They're the best skis I used in the mid-80 underfoot range. They can seemingly handle anything from crud to powder, which is impressive given their weight. Skiing these with a TLT8 or similar weight boot seems to be about perfect. After a couple dozen days on them they feel great and are holding up well. Excited to see how these spring ski on our local volcanoes.
I've been using these regularly on some Magico 2's and have been super impressed with them. Simple to use, solid build and ski great. BSL range is good to accommodate both my PDG's and TLT's. Check the note on the release values or reach out to the Skimo team about release values, they helped get me dialed since I'm on the between 5-7 and 7-9.
I've used this glove over the past two seasons mostly for racing or inbounds touring. It's been more durable than other race gloves I've used. The grip is fantastic without the mitt. Which is the only downside - when the mitt is over the fingers, pole grip is significantly reduced. It can get annoying while skinning. Not using the thumb portion of the mitt helps. Also, be careful with the mitt material when pulling on your binding lever, it can get caught easily and tear.

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