Skimo Co





6' 0"


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 light:
Ski: Voile HyperVector 177cm
Boot: Dynafit TLT8 Carbonio
Bindings: Dynafit Rotation 10

Alpine Touring regular:
Ski: Dynastar Mythic 97, 184cm
Boot: Scarpa Maestrale RS2
Bindings: Dynafit Rotation 10

Recent Posts

I have a pair of the Hypervectors whose bindings (Dynafit Rotation 10) were mounted to the manufacturer specs for the Scarpa Maestrale RS (BSL=331 mm). Now I am planning to use these skis as a dedicated light touring setup with TLT8 Carbonio (BSL=314 mm). Not only the difference in the BSL is significant, but also the inserts in the TLT8 are presumably closer to the ball of foot due to the "speed nose" design. The rear piece of the binding can travel far enough to accommodate the difference in the BSL. The...
For how many times of the skin treatment the 60 ml bottle will last for mix skins for 184 /97mm ski? Thanks
Does Dynafit offer the alternative plate for the adjustment of the forward lean angle? Currently, the options are 15 and 18 degree, which can be selected by flipping of the aluminum plate in the inner piece of the cuff. I tried to ski these on the resort with 18 degree forward lean and generally happy with the results but may want to dial back the forward lean somewhere between the two preset values. Thanks.
Hi Tim, I checked the bindings and the bots. The boots are Scarpa Maestrale RS, and when inserted into the toepiece there is a plenty of room between the boot and the lever. However, I found out that the lever on one binding does not firmly click into the locked position, it takes just a touch to flip it into skiing mode. The other one seems to lock into the touring position reasonably well. I think, the problem is that the spring-loaded pin in the lever that retains the lever in the walk position does n...
Have a comment/question regarding the binding. Recently I've toured using the setup with these bindings and one of the bindings released in the walk mode for apparently no reason 4 times. It was the same one all times. I was approaching on a very shallow fire road, close to no incline at all, no excessive load (jus me and some 15 lb. backpack). Is this behavior a known issue or is a result of some mistake I've made? I was pretty sure to have locked the toepiece in the walk mode all 4 times. I have two pairs...

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