Trace Leches

Trace Leches
Gender:Male
Height:5' 8"
Weight:125 lbs
Shoe Size:US 8.50
Skier Type:Type III+ - Expert
Ski Frequency:100+ days / year
My Skiing

Dimensions: see Kilian Jornet.
Speed: <Kilian Jornet.
Body Fat/Padding/Defense Mechanism: >Kilian Jornet.
Stamina: Okay-ish.
Strength: Minimal.
Wisdom: [empty]


Corn laps. Bringing race gear to a powder party. Walking past hikers with skis on my back as they say "Is there still snow up there?"

Recent Posts

10/15/2018
 
Hey Chad! Yeah it's definitely kinda confusing and we had a lot of internal debate about whether we should call it the 1.0 or not (and we're open to suggestions on a way to differentiate between the two by the way, so I'm interested to hear what you have to say). Scarpa decided to call this the Alien 1.0 but this Alien 1.0 is a very different boot in a lot of ways than the older Alien 1.0. In order to make sure that you get the correct parts when you order spare parts for your old (or new) Alien 1.0/make ...
Hey TZed! Based on the incredibly confusing UIAA, ISMF, and EN documentation that I just spent way too long reading, you *should* be fine to still use this one. The EN 958 sounds like it's more broad and encompasses more setups whereas the UIAA is a bit more strict. What I understood is that most any UIAA compliant setup will pass the EN 958 standard, but there are a few EN 958 setups that don't fall under the UIAA standard.
Hey Eric! We were able to ski a handful of these boots at the beginning of last season and they seemed to keep the same shape but vastly improved the construction of the liner. It's very comfortable and fits remarkably similarly to the prior editions. That was a prototype/pre-production model though so I can't comment on if they changed the liner for the production models or not. We'll find out soon!
10/12/2018
 
Hey Mark! You're right, it hasn't been made for at least a season now, but it was called the TX600. It was designed more as a backup beacon with a transmit only mode but I think it had a dog collar and maybe even a harness available for it.
10/11/2018
 
Hey Nate! Yeah, there's definitely a hands-free way for it to stay locked. Just pull the little tab a bit further than you think you need to and it'll tension it expose a knot that locks into the notch appropriately. It made me nervous the first time I opened my Arva probe up because I couldn't get it to lock...I had the same impression of the probe and it was very awkward. Just tug on the cord a bit harder and the knot will show up. Once it's locked it's very solid. After using it a few times I tied some e...



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