Andrew

Andrew
Gender:Male
Height:5' 11"
Weight:180 lbs
Shoe Size:US 12.00
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:100+ days / year
My Skiing

I work full time patrol on the East coast and as a result most of my winter backcountry days are variable. Given the constraints that come with a full time, physical job I get out on a tour when I can. I end up skiing everything from blue rime ice to 20" powder days to punchy wind slab. Most of my consistent back country skiing happens in the spring when work ends.

A typical backcountry day for me could involve 4-6k+ feet of elevation, couloir skiing, and climbing up to WI3+/easy 5th class rock.

My Gear

Boot: Scarpa F1 Evo
Ski: Blizzard Zero G 85 171cm
Binding: Dynafit Speed Turn 2.0

Recent Posts

10/9/2017
 
I use that combo all the time with a Speed Turn binding. It's fantastic. I've even towed a (heavily) loaded sled at work a bit and its been fine.
4/12/2017
 
Can you comment on the durability of the Race 99? I'm weigh 183 lbs before putting on gear so I'm a bit hesitant about such a light binding, I would hate to break it. Also, many of the longer tours I do here in NH involve ice, or heavy, wet snow and other sub-optimal skiing conditions. How aggressive skiing does the phrase "racing and training only" accommodate?
3/31/2017
 
Good Stuff I finally have been able to put quite a few days on these boots and I have nothing but good things to say about them. They drive my Blizzard Zero G easily, with plenty of oomph to spare. I would use these for (light-ish touring skis) up to 100mm under foot with no problem. The boots are very comfortable, with a wider last, and don't squeeze my toes like some other brands do. This is important because it can be stupid cold in NH. My coldest ski day this year was a high of -15f. They climb ice and...
Will the Radical 2.0 mounting pattern match the Superlite 2.0 or is that just wishful thinking?



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