mbillie1

mbillie1
Gender:Male
Height:5' 10"
Weight:150 lbs
Shoe Size:US 9.50
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:100+ days / year
My Skiing

Grew up in the northeast, now living in SLC, spending winters touring in the Wasatch and the west in general.

My Gear

Boots:
* Fischer Carbon Travers

Skis:
* Ski Trab Sintesi 171cm + Plum 150
* Movement Response-X 177cm + Ski Trab Gara Titan
* Down Lowdown 90 177 + Plum 150

Other:
* Julbo Trek / Aero
* UD Skimo 18/28 Packs
* BD Vapor

Recent Posts

Has anyone spent any considerable time with the new removable-axe-head whippets? Seems like a recipe for disaster to me; how secure is the attachment, is there some sort of lock-in-place mechanism or do you just screw the thing on and hope it doesn't slowly unscrew?
5/6/2019
 
Does this helmet have headlamp clips?
I wore out my pair of beloved Trab Maximo gloves, which were sold out in my size, so I gave these a try. By my cold-hand standards they're not a full on midwinter glove, but they are a lot warmer than the other things in their class. The overmitt is nice too. But geez these things get wet easy and stay wet forever. Even drying them out at home takes a while. I nikwaxed the palms (which didn't do much) and I sometimes wear nitrile gloves underneath, which help, but man. Otherwise very nice; quite dextrous, r...
I have now used this quite a bit, including holding it along with a ski pole in some absolutely-cannot-fall terrain. I've also had the dubious occasion to genuinely self-arrest with it. Very happy, it has taken some abuse and still looks basically new. I pretty much never bring a whippet anymore, since this provides so much more functionality at little if any weight penalty.
3/22/2019
 
Has the toe screw pattern changed from ~2 versions ago? I need to replace a toe piece at some point...



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