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Skimo Co





5' 9"


185 lbs

Shoe Size

US 10.50

Skier Type

Type III+ - Expert

Ski Frequency:

50 - 99 days / year

My Skiing

Side country, freeride, touring, ski-mo in the Cascades.

My Gear

Pescado, Duke PT, Technica Cochise 130.
Volkl Katana VWerks, Duke PT, Technica Cochise 130.
Volkl Mantra VWerks, Duke PT, Technica Cochise 130.
Salomon MTN Explore 95, G3 iON LT 12, Dynafit Radical Pro.
Blizzard ZeroG 85, Marker Alpinist, Dynafit TLTX.
Blizzard ZeroG 108, G3 iON LT 12, Dynafit Radical Pro.

Recent Posts

Took some wrestling, but I managed to get the ATK leashes attached to the ATK Raider 12 (and FreeRaider 14) in a satisfactory (to me) manner. I was completely unable to figure out how to use the little puck thing that ATK provides, as were all of the various techs/ski mechanics I talked to. The girth hitch approach requires strong fingers and some force, but it doesn't get in the way of the binding function.
Update: I found some eyelets and extra screws in with the extra footbeds, but no mention in the instructions. Should I undo one of the screws and install the eyelet that way?
Is there a straightforward way to use a leash with the TLTX? There are no obvious eyelets, and there is no forefoot buckle.
I have a set of these guys in 171cm with Marker Alpinist, and they go go go uphill and have uncompromising edge hold in icy conditions skinning or skiing. That grip means that the nature of the ski is going to fight you if you try to slither/slarve on them. I've taken them out for one-day runs up Baker and Adams here in Washington and all over on Rainier (Nisqually Chutes, Steamboat Prow, etc.). I have had a heckuva time driving them in nasty conditions (breakable crust, gooey mank) where no skinny, uphi...

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