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thomc

thomc

Gender

Male

Height

6' 2"

Weight

195 lbs

Shoe Size

US 12.00

Skier Type

Type III - Aggressive

Ski Frequency:

10 - 24 days / year

Website

thomsgear.blogspot.com/

My Skiing

resort and moderate ski mountaineering objectives (Vallee blanche, SLC side/backcountry, etc.) Enjoy access to and descents from high places. Better climber than skier, very moderately accomplished, and getting less so every day.

My Gear

dynafit tlt5s, tl6 performance cls, trab stelvio, dynafit speed turn. dynafit denali, speed superlight, movement vertex, plumb guide, atomic 78s, TLT, Blizzard Zero 108s, dynafit rotation, Volkl Kendo, Shift, black crow Navis, plumb 12, technica zero g

Recent Posts

10/1/2022
 
Can you break down the differences between this and their Rad cord? Thanks.
I have used these with Solomon Shift Binders on Volkl Kendo boards, almost entirely inbounds (the main reason I got the shift is to have a heavier binding which fit the boot.) I have had zero issues over a couple of seasons heavy use. The skis look worse for wear, but the boots and bindings are in great shape. I rarely release but when I needed to I did. I did have a pro setup the DIN settings, which I would normally do on my own for BC setups.
I used these for several years with no complaints. Reviews as per the above. Then I lost a carbon tip, and for some reason Black Diamond neither makes replacements for this commonly lost item (mine broke off so not sure it could have been user repaired). I thought that was very poor customer service. On top of the trouble they gave me when trying to warranty my BD and Pieps beacons, and I'm not thrilled with the customer service from a brand I've supported for years. The poles are fine, and the lightest I'v...
I'll admit this is based on my first one of these, and I'm on to the 2nd. It's been a great daily tool for trad rock and ice, and I think it's the perfect balance of weight, handling and overall Mammut excellence. They have always made my favorite ropes, and while I respect other makers, these are IMHO the best. I would not hangdog or travel glaciers with it, but for what I do, it's a fantastic cord. I have mostly used a 60 m for rock and 70 for ice, but your results may vary. It also lasts longer than you'...
thanks Nat. I went with the 125 and was pleased, except they are a bit slick when you choke up.



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