Type II - Moderate
50 - 99 days / year
Relatively new to skiing, coming from an ice climbing background. Originally learned to ski on Karhu Guides with Silvretta 500 bindings and Spantik double boots. Yikes. First real ski boots were a TLT 5 and I learned I could suddenly engage edges with intent instead of luck.
I started skimo racing (as a hobbyist) in 2016 to force myself to improve on skiing and logistics of touring as well as just stay warm and be outside in the winter. Did I mention it's so much more fun than ice climbing?
Coming from a climbing background and not being a particularly good skier, I prefer to just move fast and ski cautiously so my gear reflects that as being exceedingly light. I enjoy running laps on easy terrain in the woods but am trying to progress to more significant skiing abilities and objectives.
Being an inveterate gear nerd with minimal financial responsibilities I'm taking this potentially limited opportunity to try a lot of different gear and figure out what I like. That's a circuitous way of saying there is a high turn over rate in what gear I'm using...also I tend to break things.