bmac

bmac
Gender:Male
Height:6' 2"
Weight:170 lbs
Shoe Size:US 11.50
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:25 - 50 days / year
Learn more about me at:
https://snackilvain.wordpress.com/
My Skiing

East coast backcountry adventures, Skimo racing, Nordic

My Gear

La Sportiva Syborg, Trab Race Binding, Hagan X Race

Dynafit Speed Classics, Black Diamond Crossbow

Recent Posts

I've had these now for about 6 weeks but have already put nearly 150k of vert on them thanks to a perfect spring in New England and a 2 week trip to Norway. So I've had the chance to use them in nearly every type of snow, and have skied them with Hagan Ultras and the Fischer Hannibal 94s and 100s. They drive the bigger skis surprisingly well even in challenging conditions (hot pow, crust, etc). The full gaiter is awesome and the boa cinches evenly and snuggly. The power strap and ski/walk lock are beautiful...
Update after two seasons of use. I think these were a pretty solid intro boot for me. I used them for racing and daily touring with the hagan race and cirrus skis from mid 2015 through mid 2017 seasons. After 3 seasons they're pretty beat up but still functioning. Soles have held up well even with lots of non-snow travel. At this point there's lots of play in the cuff rivots. I haven't attempted to swap them out with replaceable rivets the way folks have with pdg/tlts/evos. Not sure if it's possible. Based ...
Wanted to update this since I promised I'd do so above after some use. I've now used them in a variety of race and touring situations, and remounted my heavier skis so I could use them all the time. I have at least 160k of vert on them now, as well as some ice climbing, and plenty of rock/off-snow travel. I don't have the red snow guards or power straps on, and haven't felt the need. The soles are holding up well, and the plastic shells are less banged up than I would have thought for so much off snow abuse...
I've used the preceding version of this hoodie a ton over the last year. I'd say it's similar warmth to a Patagonia R1 except it doesn't quite let as much wind blow through you if you're wearing only this and light undershirt. I'm not a fabric expert, but it's a bit tighter weave. I use it as an outer layer for touring or nordic if it's above 25 and not too windy. It breathes well and is pretty comfortable. The hood fits comfortably under a helmet and the chest pockets will fit race skins. My main complaint...
2/2/2016
 
This is a solid shovel. I won it at a race last year - which I think skimo donated the prizes to. Fortunately I've carried it many times and used it very little (never in an avy). It'll fit in some race bags, and fits easily in a larger 30L bag I use for most other touring days. When not touring, I throw it in the back seat of my car in the event my 2wd car finds itself in an inconvenient situation. It's not the lightest one available, but the basic design is pretty much indestructible, and it's pretty good...



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