Eric S

Eric S
Height:6' 0"
Weight:155 lbs
Shoe Size:US 10.50
Skier Type:Type II - Moderate
Ski Frequency:25 - 50 days / year
My Skiing

Previous telemarker. Any AT boot I use seems easy to ski. Prefer long mellows days than steeps, though I occasionally do steeps if I need to because of a summit trip.

My Gear

TLT5 and Voile Vector for most backcountry days
Dalbello Virus and Voile Vector inbounds; Dynafit Vertical ST
Scarpa T2 and Karhu Guide, with releasable Voile bindings

Recent Posts

I should add, the Hagan Jr. binding is ok (we've used them) but if you can get your kid in some modern bindings, so much the better.
Do you see any reason I couldn't replace Dynafit Superlite 2.0 heels with Kruezsptize GT heels (but keep the Dynafit toes)? (I realize I'd have to have someone (like you guys) mount the Kruezsptize GT heels for me, but I don't see any issue with the hole pattern interfering.)
Will these guys fit on the Traverse W2 Pole? And if so, does it make sense? Or are these really designed only for the three-piece Whippet pole? Thanks!
My kids are delighted with these boots. They are ski racers, but they are very good skiiers and have not found that they comprise anything on the downhill. And of course coming from downhill boots in clunky frame bindings (Silvretta Pure Kidz) it is night and day. I wouldn't mind a pair myself! The one concern I had was the walk mechanism because there seems to be an obsession with "external" walk levers out there. But they work perfectly fine, and the kids have no trouble activiting/deactivating them...
These bindings are ok, but be aware that in slush/spring snow/sierra cement, they ice up something wonderful. The way the front of the binding pivots, it tends to compress snow under the binding, making things worse. The old Silvertta Pure Kidz binding was far better -- cleared the snow out beautifully. Still, our kids got a few good years out of them, using downhill boots, before they grew into modern bindings (i.e. Dynafit tech-type). So overall, worth it.

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