Height:6' 3"
Weight:190 lbs
Shoe Size:US 13.00
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:100+ days / year
My Skiing

Came from a nordic background in HS and started telemark skiing, mostly inbounds and then migrating into the side/backcountry. Picked up randonnee gear and techniques after one too many times getting trounced up the skin track by friends, and found myself really digging the world of skinny skis, spandex and rapid transitions. While I'm at best an occasional racer, I love getting out for long tours, glade explorations, backcountry objectives, and just the simple skin up the local hill.

My Gear

DPS Wailer 106 Tour1 178, Plum Guide (soft snow of all kinds)
LS Vapor Svelte 178, ATK Trofeo (powder lapping)
Movement Session X 169, Plum 170 heel/Dynafit Speed toe ("don't know til you go" ski)
Movement Alp tracks 84 177, Plum 170 (firm-snow quiver of one, my favorite ski)
Movement Big Fish X 174, Plum heel/Dynafit toe (hard snow, spring skiing)
Hagan Ultra 76 170cm w/ mixed Plum and Dynafit binding (classic touring, low-tide and spring conditions)

Boots: LS Spitfire 2.0, Dynafit TLT7P, Scarpa Alien RS

Recent Posts

What's to say about Voile's scaled skis that hasn't already been covered, either by the tele sites, the backcountry mags, or various internet bloggers (pundits)? Well, for one thing, if you are a backcountry skier and you do anything other than lapping uber-cold powder (skins required), or scary mountaineering exploits where your skis are on the pack most of the time, a pair of "BC" version Voiles will serve you quite well. Whether it's the nordic kick and glide and superlight performance you can get from t...
Thanks Teddy and JBo. Just checked out the new product page. “Similar flex pattern” might be suboptimal as I found the originals Travers to be a little soft in the forward direction (not as bad as the original PdG, but certainly softer than the Alien RS). Hoping the carbon ups the stiffness ante for us 200+ lb. skiers.
Hey Skimo Co. Anyone know the timing on the UT arrival of the new Travers Carbon cuff (CC)? Looking for a replacement to my oft-broken Alien RS. See TGR thread here.
My obsession with Crazy Idea products began with the Century pants (two pairs, hundreds of days of wear) and so I picked up the Nitro as an extra midlayer, mostly for deep winter touring. As with the meticulous, ski touring-specific design of the Century pants, the Nitro is tailored to the sort of movement you make during high output tours, with significant slimming toward the waist (doesn't move around under a pack hipbelt) and more space in the shoulders/sleeves for high pole plants. The breathability is ...
Pretty much the ideal skin for any sort of skiing in wettish, gloppy conditions where other skins might wet out. I have been using a pair the past few months on Movement Alptracks 84 and Session 89 skis for all sorts of low snow and thaw conditions and have yet to fully wet out the S-Glides the way a typical skin would after several hours of above-freezing, isothermic trail-breaking. That said -- not sure if the S-Glides actually have a better "glide" than Pomoca Climb skins ( the yellow ones) , and they de...

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