Dan C

Dan C
Height:5' 10"
Weight:165 lbs
Shoe Size:US 10.00
Skier Type:Type III+ - Expert
Ski Frequency:50 - 99 days / year
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My Skiing

Used to climb (rock and ice), now love climbing something to ski down. Skied mostly in Australia, Japan and New Zealand. With an improving skill set, I'm looking to hit up the US and Chamonix. I'm finding that I enjoy pretty much all aspects and styles of BC skiing - from the freeride kind of descents to super long days on race skis.

My Gear

Skis - Too many! My faves are my ZG108s, Salomon Mtn Ex 95 and Minims for skimo shenanigans.

Boots - TLT6, Salomon Mtn Lab and La Sportiva Syborgs.

Bindings - ATK FreeRaider 2.0, Trab Gara Release, Plum

Other stuff - Millet, CAMP, Crazy Idea, Dynafit, Arva, Black Diamond...lots of the stuff featured on this site!

Recent Posts

Of all the items on this site, perhaps no other captures what it means to fully embrace the pursuit of turns by simple human endeavor. Firstly, it confuses the hell out of resort skiers. The picture makes them think you've carrying a rocket launcher on your back. Also, the only 'booting' on a Friday that they're familiar with is when Davo the snowboarder gets drunk, tries to grope a guy's girlfriend, and summarily has the stuffing kicked out of him outside the bar. Secondly, the long sleeves help you deal...
I've done probably 30 days on this binding thus far (southern winter, hence got em early). It's no hyperbole that the Shift is such a revolutionary product. I've only ever skied traditional tech bindings, and never even owned alpine gear. Coming from that perspective, they are obviously quite a bit heavier, but I find the weight to be worth it for the style of descent they provide. The big thing I noticed was power transfer and elasticity - you can go fast and take hits from variable snow that usually wou...
These have become my favorite spring skimo style ski. I find them more forgiving and yet more capable than the Blizzard ZG85. They can handle pretty much any conditions, whether it be firm or soft, steep or narrow. They have great edge hold and be skied pretty damn hard for their size. The tip notch is excellent and makes transitions lightening quick at the top. I've got the 169, but wouldn't hesitate to size up if I were buying again, as the subtle tail upturn makes releasing the edges a breeze. Aside: If...
The sample size floating around down my way was my size - hence the early review. These boots are pretty sweet in every regard. They go down as well as any boot I've skied; better than Mtn Labs or Vulcans. They weigh not much more than most regular touring boots, but are vastly superior when descending. In terms of touring and climbing, they go well. I loosen all the cuff buckles. Probably could use a bit more range of movement aft, but that's a minor quibble. Sole seems durable and grippy. The walk/ski l...
Btw, I'm 179cm, 75kg and use the large.

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