TSB

TSB
Gender:Male
Height:6' 3"
Weight:190 lbs
Shoe Size:US 13.00
Skier Type:Type II - Moderate
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

Skis/bindings:
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

12/6/2019
 
Hey, Gabriel! Thanks for reaching out -- I think you had a question over on the Fritschi Xenic page as well? It sounds like you might be well-suited to the Fritschis in general given the elasticity in the toes, which will ideally allow for a consistent release when skiing downhill as well as added releasability on the up. The Plum bindings you mention, Yak and Summit, do not have any specific toe-piece features beyond typical tech bindings -- nor are they DIN-certified, toe or heel. The ATK bindings, which ...
Hey Jeff, we've heard tell of some issues with the Speed Nose on the Hoji "bumping" into the toe lever prematurely, which foreshortens the walk mode and potentially causes the binding to release while skinning. See discussion on Wild Snow here.
Jake -- we don't carry the tip attachment for Fischer skins in particular, but we do carry the precut skins for the Hannibals. It's also worth noting that most standard tip-loop/tail-clip attachments work quite well with the Fischer skis (though they don't take advantage of the nifty rescue hole!)
Hey Jake! Without taking a tape measure to the ski and looking at its mount point against other skis, it's hard to say. If you have a particular ski that you're switching out for the Hannibals and want them to feel reasonably similar, look at the mount position on those skis and see if it can transfer over.
Hey Paul, yep, the delta stays at 8.5mm regardless of brake usage! If you're used to moderate ramp angles and boots with solid forward lean, the Backland/F1 combo may be perfect for you. If you want a similar binding with a lower ramp, check out the Plum Oazo.



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