Skimo Co
Tjaard B

Tjaard B




6' 5"


175 lbs

Shoe Size

US 11.00

Skier Type

Type II - Moderate

Ski Frequency:

10 - 24 days / year

Recent Posts

The R16a toe plate: This plate works great, as far as the bindings are concerned. However, the holes for mounting it to the ski are so far out to the side, that on both skis I tried it on (Hannibal 96 and Wayback 106), they fell outside the metal binding area reinforcement plate. Given that neither of these are skinny skis, I suspect there won’t be many skis that this fits on in the intended way.
I decided to apply the acrylate tape to my Colltex Clariden skins. Application was nice and clean, no goop ;-). Followed the instructions (including the unexpected step of leaving the protective backing on the tape until putting them in the skis, and really pressing the tape on firmly). After first use, the adhesive started delaminating. In fact, after several uses, some of the original adhesive has peeled off! I found this discussion online:
Below is a my boot, weighing in at 1283 grams. That is with the TLT8 powerstrap and Palau Power LT liner. Size 28.5
I think that might relate to size too. My feet measure around 28.5 cm, and am often in 28.5 with Dalbello, while some other brands, like Technica I can fit the 27.5. This was true for alpine, but also AT boots. The width and inside length feels about the same for me in my Zero G Tour in 27,5 as my Quantum Free in 28.5. The BSL is nearly identical too (although as we know, this isn’t really indicative of inside length). But for me, the 28.5 Quantum Free offers me better room on that medial side and tip of...
Like the picture of the Free 110, this stock pic does not show the power strap. It comes with the basic velcro power strap.

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