Ben

Ben
Gender:Male
Height:5' 7"
Weight:135 lbs
Shoe Size:US 10.00
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:100+ days / year
My Skiing

I live and ski mostly in Vermont but travel around New England frequently to mix up terrain. I frequently dawn patrol during the week and do bigger days on weekends with more vert and a few lift-serve days a year (especially when BC conditions are poor).

My Gear

Medium-heavier alpine touring gear. Line Sick Day Tourist 179/ Voile V6 BC 173, Radical 2.0 ST 105, Salomon MTN Explore boots 26.5/ Lange Freetour 130 26.5.

Recent Posts

6/12/2019
 
Hello, I’m interested in the Blizzard Zero G 85 W 171 setup but I’m curious about how the bindings are drilled. I have a 301 BSL and figured with the 30 mm adjustment in the Raiders I’d be able to fit my boot, but would it be close to the recommended line?
3/16/2019
 
After about 30 days with these I’m a fan. I run warm and have only had to use the overmitt on 2 or 3 occasions, usually the glove is enough for me down to around 5-10° F. Below that if I’m touring I use Black Diamond Arc gloves that have a little insulation. My favorite feature is the leash around the wrist. It’s very nice to have them hanging on the skin up and have them right at hand to glove up again before the transition when your hands may come in contact with snow/metal and get cold. Since the overmit...
I was in between the medium and large sizes and went with the medium. I like the fit, but being on the smaller end of the size range (and having a bit of an egghead) the cold-weather liner doesn’t cover my ears all the way. This is fine with me, I don’t use the ear flaps in my heavier helmet. The weight and ventilation are great for touring and skimo racing.
I’m on my third season of a pair of Radical 2 STs that I swap between three sets of skis with inserts. Probably around 150 days on my set, almost all touring but maybe 10 or so days I’ve used them inbounds. I would recommend them with a few points to keep in mind. The first would be when touring in powder is to make sure you clear snow from under the stomp pad. I had the pins between the stomp pad and spring controlling the brakes break once when I had too much snow built up and I stomped down to lock the b...
I’m on my second pair of these and for me they are the perfect glove. I tend to run on the warmer side and while skinning can usually get away with liners. If I need anything heftier, either skinning up or for skiing down these are what I wear. I also wear them for lift serve laps and my hands stay comfortable, but I recognize most would want more insulation. Durability is great and my first pair lasted for about 4 years before finally falling victim to a local rope tow (but I still use the worn out pair fo...



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