Skimo Co
Calvin E

Calvin E




6' 1"


200 lbs

Shoe Size

US 11.50

Skier Type

Type III - Aggressive

Ski Frequency:

25 - 50 days / year

Recent Posts

Ok. Yeah, I wasn't comparing to nylon, that is too stretchy for canyoneering - we mostly use polyester. You must be a climber. I'm a materials engineer and agree that Kevlar is tough and resistant to cutting - I'm just saying, it doesn't take much of a cut to compromise a cord this thin, only 6mm. Even Technora sheath canyoneering rope is a minimum of 8mm. As you mentioned yourself, most rappelling devices aren't designed for a rope this small. I'm just trying to caution folks to not use this mountai...
I suppose this 6mm Mammut cord is being specifically marketed ski mountaineering applications, so I hesitate to say more on this, as canyoneering is mostly my background. However, just to be clear to all audiences, no experienced canyoneer would ever recommend rappelling on cord this small, even double-strand. 8mm is the smallest we use, and many think even that is too small. Its not just a matter of tensile strength, but also cut and abrasion resistance, as the rope often passes over sharp edges as you...
I'm interested in this unique foldable touring rig, but need something a bit longer than 163's. Will SkiMo be stocked with more size options in the future?
I've been enjoying the Hoji Pro Tour boots for most of the 2020-2021 season. This is a touring boot that is tough enough to aggressively ski the resorts! Single-control for walk mode is very nice (just flip lever, no need to mess with buckles). Indeed, this boot is what I've been skiing the resorts with this year, including some big lines at Snowbird. (Even my resort skis have touring bindings, in case I hit the sidecountry) Amazing how stiff and supportive it is, for its light weight. I have not skin...
I'm impressed with this ski - the scales work well on the up, and it turns well on the down, even carves. Ski likes late-season hardpack. Definitely improved since the old "baby blue" version - a bit softer, with longer tails. I was actually able to climb all the way to top of Alta's Supreme lift, without using skins even once!

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