Andy

Andy
Gender:Male
Height:5' 8"
Weight:225 lbs
Shoe Size:US 11.00
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:50 - 99 days / year
My Skiing

My favority skiing is sub-alpine to alpine touring on Mt. Rainier, skiing down slopes from 35+ (prefering 20-35), including glaciers (Nisqually, Paradise, etc.); I used to ski bc 12 months/yr, now my season is October thru July. I do 10-20 days of lift-served, preferring off-piste, sidecountry, etc. And I do 10 days or so of XC, either 3-pin or AT.

My Gear

TLT6 M; Scarpa F-1; Mercury; Dalbello Panterra 120; Fischer 3-pin boot.
Movement Alp Tracks 100, Shift, and Vertex-X; Dynafit Cho Oyu; Voile Vector BC and V8; Fischer Outtabounds, Motive 93 ti, Ranger 98 ti.
Dynafit Guide Radical, Superlite 2.0; Hagan Core 12; Plum Guide, Yak; Marker Kingpin; Voile 3-pin. Tyrolia Attack 13.

Recent Posts

Previously, in response to the boot fitter questionnaire, Trace suggested the Movement Freetour or the Arc'teryx. There is no way I can try either on and the nearest bootfitter is a full day trip. So here's my status: I've worn MP29 in 6 different Dynafit boots; I wear a 28.5 in the Scarpa F1. Hiking boots/bike shoes are US 11, EU 44.5-45. My best fitting hikers are leather Scarpas with PU midsoles. I wear orthotics: 1 custom, green Superfeet, black Superfeet, and Specialize BG. Several reviews, and my...
How does the cuff height, specifically at the top buckle/strap compare to the TLT6 and Scarpa F1? I'm looking for a little more support and I'm using Booster Straps behiind the accessory tongue on the TLT6 and in front of the tongue on the F1 (due, IMHO, to the F1 having less ramp angle than the TLT6 and thus keeping the full forward lean with the strap, but the strap working to its utmost behind the tongue on the 6 :-) ). It looks like the buckle on the Movement is high enough to preclude the use of a B...
5/5/2019
 
My wife and I wear helmets bc skiing in the spring and summer when the snow is firm to icy and rocks and trees appear. She lost her Camp climbing helmet late last summer (it fell out of her new Mammut helmet carrier and she didn't notice), so we ordered another but it (evidently like many/most of that issue) had a dysfunctional adjustment mechanism and we returned it. So it was time to order her a new helmet and this Petzel looked nice. I helped her adjust it and thought "this is a nice helmet." I got ...
Update: Delayed bc activity due to Mt. Rainier NP shutdown & resulting snow overload removal. But in the last 2 weeks I skied the deepest driest powder I have ever skied (16 inches fell in the mid teens) and the most sun & wind affected powder this season (20 inches subjected to cloud moderated solar radiation yesterday (500 w/m2) and strong sunshine (800 w/m2) today. Skied both conditions far better than ever befoe despite relatively few days this year. This ski is awesome. Lift me out the dry powder ...
P.S. She skied them well out of the box for 3 consecutive days with ease; here's a pic from the 2nd day:



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