thomc

thomc
Gender:Male
Height:6' 2"
Weight:190 lbs
Shoe Size:US 12.00
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:10 - 24 days / year
Learn more about me at:
http://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, Blizzard Zero 108s, dynafit rotation

Recent Posts

10/28/2019
 
I was very doubtful, and don't ski 55 degree couloirs, but they are fine for punting around and a heck of a lot more. I wouldn't want them around in very tight terrain: bushwacking, tight trees, etc. I tend to go a bit starfish in those situations, and if skis or poles are too long I'll hit whatever cage I'm rattling. I do love that they are like an ice axe (absent the sharp stuff): you don't generally use a strap, so you just don't drop them (you can thread a strap on my old 135 cm yellow version). I might...
8/27/2019
 
This is a burly accessory clip. It is not a carabiner I'd use for climbing. The peening on the wiregates would easily slice something, if only your thumb. I like annoyingly small superlight 'biners, for example DMM. I like inexpensive ultralight gear, for example CAMP.
I have used for ski mountaineering outings and as lead gloves for ice. They are excellent value, durable and dexterous. Warm enough for movement but not a belay or rap glove, although they have held up fine for a few here and there.
8/15/2019
 
Has the last been normalized as compared to the initial Hoji? That is, have they reverted to the TLT, or something else?
7/27/2019
 
Longer term I have not used this much. In bounds I use a mips smith. Out of bounds I try not to need a helmet. If I do, it's often for climbing and/or rock fall. I'm more likely to take a Sirocco or Meteor if I want a little insurance for that missed turn / collision with tree. It's still good, I just have not had much use for it myself.



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