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Height:6' 0"
Weight:185 lbs
Shoe Size:US 11.50
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:10 - 24 days / year
My Skiing

Skied both XC (since 70's) and downhill (since 80's), however don't do it too often due to basic lack of time. Getting into AT skiing to escape crowds on resorts. XC has limited use in Sierras hence AT.

My Gear

Skis: Stockli Stormrider SS, 188 cm 89 underfoot.
Bindings: Rossignol Axial2
Boots: Salomon X-Max 120

XC/BC (Nordic touring):
Skis: Madshus Epoch 195 cm, 68 mm underfoot, metal edges, traction pattern

Bindings: NNN BC Magnum
Boots: Rossignol BCX 4.

Alpine Touring:
Ski: Voile HyperVector 177cm
Boot: Scarpa Maestrale RS
Bindings: Dynafit Rotation 10

Recent Posts

Thanks Brett. Today I actually had a chance to try TLT8 Carbonio on and do some carpet testing. First, compared to Maestrale RS in the 29.5/30 size, these walk like sneakers, no rearward bend resistance in the cuff whatsoever, at least these make a striking contrast with Maestrales. In the ski mode, they are surprisingly stiff, but again, this should be verified on snow. As far as the fit goes. As you said, the original liners give the impression of the somewhat loose heel fit and noticeable room in the to...
I am considering updating (or complementing) my current AT setup. I am currently using Scarpa Maestrale RS in 29.5/30 size which fit well after the liner mold and no shell punching. The main problem with Maestrales is perhaps not the weight but rather stiff flex in the rearward bending of the cuff, which makes approach a bigger chore than climbing. I am thinking complementing the setup with something in the category of TLT's and actually bigger skis, like Dynastar Mythic 97 @ 184 or V6, or Blizzard Zero G 1...
Haha, thanks! Best response ever.
How do these skis compare with Voile Ultravector for touring and skiing in variable/less than ideal condiitons? I noticed that they have similar dimensions, Session has a bit shorter radius, perhaps larger area and more pronounced sidecut, but appears 100 g. lighter per ski. Ultravector has a good reputation, but it is very hard to find a detailed review of Session. Thanks.
Is there any potential reason in the world, aside the price, for choosing Ultravector over Hypervector? Specifically, are there any stability issues due to the reduced weight on the descent? Thanks.

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