Type II - Moderate
50 - 99 days / year
started skiing 1953 . . . still skiing
goal: keep skiing
Agree. I use the Trofeos for touring only. The Trofeos are the easiest tech bindings to enter I've used. Risers are so archaic! Who needs them? With the range of motion of modern AT boots, risers are pointless. Do you wear high heels when hiking uphill on steep trails? Should you? No. That's why you have ankle joints.
I tried the fast ski carry in the wild and it works well with lightweight skis. Practice is necessary, since it involves awkward moves until you learn them. I have not tried the A-frame carry using the compression straps, but there's no reason to doubt it. A-frame carry is needed for heavier skis or skis with boots attached. I prefer to take off the pack as seldom as possible during a tour. The reachable crampon box with its excellent size and zipper closure (all the zippers on this pack are excellent!) an...
Marek, the heel flap is meant to catch on the U-spring, but you could ease the flap with a bit of careful filing or grinding.
It appears the grip is carbon fiber since it's continuous with the shaft. Does that mean it conducts heat well? If so, could this be a problem in the cold? Second question: is the choke grip effective? Third question: What is with the lugs on the tops of the baskets? Is it to keep snow from sliding off? Fourth question: Is the hook at the top of the grip grippy or slick? Grippy is good for manipulating bindings. Fifth question: Nat's review cautions against using the poles for knocking snow off boots or...
Is this anything like Zardoz notwax™? Zardoz was Paul Ramer's last product before succumbing to Mad Cow Disease, the human version.