Search:

Type: Posts; User: kamtron

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 0.08 seconds.

  1. This guy seemed to get them out with a big...

    This guy seemed to get them out with a big wrench:
    https://www.frostguiding.co.uk/blog/693/Atomic_Backland_Ski_Touring_Boot_-_second_season.html
    He said the fix didn't do much, though.
  2. I have some worn pivots on my old Backlands that...

    I have some worn pivots on my old Backlands that got like that. I managed to get some replacement ones. The old were so tightly locked that I couldn't manage to get them out. (The socket tool that...
  3. Replies
    119
    Views
    50,109

    First off, I think it is inevitable that people...

    First off, I think it is inevitable that people will continue to get into trouble. The traps are too enticing. But I like the idea of saying "deep persistent slabs" rather than "persistent weak...
  4. You're tripping. Seattle hikers and other...

    You're tripping. Seattle hikers and other environmental folk would be up in a rage if you tried to build a ski lift in Denny creek. And I'd probably agree with them.
  5. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,670

    You can buy a little consumer convection style...

    You can buy a little consumer convection style toaster oven pretty cheap these days. I use my normal oven with a pizza stone in it for thermal mass, seems to work fine.
  6. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,189

    That jacket is sold! Received today, thanks.

    That jacket is sold!

    Received today, thanks.
  7. The persistent weak layer is here! Hopefully not...

    The persistent weak layer is here! Hopefully not to stay. Although they tend to do that.
    That late January high pressure + hard crust + light dry snow on top was a doozy.
  8. Replies
    3
    Views
    882

    Is your name Will C? I've got a puffy you can...

    Is your name Will C? I've got a puffy you can probably use for your suffer-fest. It's an OR synthetic belay jacket, so not the lightest.
  9. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,189

    I'm interested, sent you a PM

    I'm interested, sent you a PM
  10. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,256

    These are beefier than a Speedfit or a TLT:...

    These are beefier than a Speedfit or a TLT: higher cuffs, different materials. Speedfit is like a crappier, cheaper TLT6.
    This is plenty of boot for all but the gnarliest skiers. I had the Pebax...
  11. Replies
    1
    Views
    580

    Mercury, Backland, Tour Wrap sz 29 CHEAP

    For sale: some well-used but serviceable boots.
    Would be good for someone looking for a cheap option. Available in Bellingham and probably not worth shipping.
    ...
  12. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,961

    Nice! Keep up the stretch, roll, strengthen...

    Nice! Keep up the stretch, roll, strengthen routine and I bet you'll stay happy
  13. Thanks for the video! About 10 min in he talks...

    Thanks for the video! About 10 min in he talks about possible outcomes in a maritime snowpack.

    Here's some stoke for you all. First picture from Dec 23, one day after a solid rain event, a good...
  14. Replies
    171
    Views
    101,613

    Looks incredible. I think we saw Lancu and a...

    Looks incredible. I think we saw Lancu and a number of the other peaks from Lonquimay and Arenales last year and were wondering about them. This is really neat info, Casey. Some year maybe I can get...
  15. Interesting thoughts from you all, it makes for...

    Interesting thoughts from you all, it makes for good reading and thinking. There definitely was a bit of clear and cold weather immediately after the New Year's rain event (good boot top pow skiing...
  16. Replies
    15
    Views
    2,480

    I've got a backpack for sale, see here: ...

    I've got a backpack for sale, see here:
    https://turns-all-year.com/forum/index/yardsale/53367-fs-movement-skialpi-24l-pack
    $40 + shipping from Bellingham
  17. Replies
    171
    Views
    101,613

    Nice pictures of some neat mountains! These...

    Nice pictures of some neat mountains! These middle-elevation mountains would be great skiing.
  18. Do we really have a PWL at the moment? NWAC...

    Do we really have a PWL at the moment? NWAC hasn't been talking about anything like a PWL in the NW part of the state. I'd characterize our snowpack as generally well-bonded with a couple interfaces...
  19. Replies
    82
    Views
    17,359

    Compensating for something

    Compensating for something
  20. Yeah I think that's the arm, not Canyon

    Yeah I think that's the arm, not Canyon
  21. Replies
    765
    Views
    239,620

    It should stretch enough if it's a new liner....

    It should stretch enough if it's a new liner. Definitely use toe caps which will be very uncomfortable, and don't overbake. If you overbake, they shrink and then can't be stretched back. You could...
  22. Replies
    2
    Views
    4,454

    I get blisters there early season because my...

    I get blisters there early season because my heels become soft. A couple more tours and they callus up and don't recur.

    Your new liners might still be breaking in, I'd just give it another couple...
  23. Replies
    26
    Views
    3,681

    Even on a college budget, a single punch for that...

    Even on a college budget, a single punch for that issue should cost less than $20. I'd hunt around your local shops.
  24. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,363

    Thanks for the tip, I'm going to get lazier and...

    Thanks for the tip, I'm going to get lazier and avoid drying them out as much. Offset that with more skin waxing.

    At the moment just the edges of my orange BDs are starting to get funky, so I'm...
  25. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,363

    I fold glue to glue exclusively after I read...

    I fold glue to glue exclusively after I read this: https://www.wildsnow.com/27086/climbing-skins-easy-tips/
  26. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,363

    Re: XXX-er, yeah, heat can be problematic for the...

    Re: XXX-er, yeah, heat can be problematic for the glue for sure. I think a DWR-type application is good to keep the plush hydrophobic. With wax I like to rub it into the skin well then do a quick...
  27. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,363

    Didn't have a deal anywhere so I went with the...

    Didn't have a deal anywhere so I went with the Kohla's and hope that the waterproof backing will seal out some liquid. I will report back on how they do!
  28. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,363

    Glue failing to stick to ski isn't really the...

    Glue failing to stick to ski isn't really the issue I'm worried about. It's when the glue becomes extra sticky, changes color, and starts coming off on my bases (necessitating reglue w/ the gold...
  29. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,363

    Best skins for wet snow

    Kind of a cross-post from TAY but seeing what kind of different advice I might get here. I live in Washington.

    I'm looking for new skins to be used with my "winter" touring skis which will of...
  30. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,961

    I think that for the East coast style of touring...

    I think that for the East coast style of touring (I'm originally from VT), 85 mm short boards should be great! They will make it easy to wiggle through the trees.
  31. These are good touring skis. They are ultralight...

    These are good touring skis. They are ultralight with some carbon, so they aren't damp, but you get good touring performance for that. Titanal mounting plate. I've skied the 96 mm x 177 cm as my...
  32. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,961

    Not a medical professional BUT lighter skis...

    Not a medical professional BUT lighter skis should help. I've been dealing with hip pain (just from overuse & tightness) when touring on and off for a few years. Heavy skis, heavy packs, and big days...
  33. Funny. I have Justin to thank for a lot of my ski...

    Funny. I have Justin to thank for a lot of my ski friends since moving to WA. I imagine he was boarding back in '04.
  34. This is with Donnelly M and Justin A? Sweet....

    This is with Donnelly M and Justin A? Sweet. Legends.
  35. Righteous! Looks like wintry snow surfaces and an...

    Righteous! Looks like wintry snow surfaces and an early start. Probably firm if skinning with the ice axe. Did the snow soften up at all down low?
  36. Replies
    1
    Views
    393

    Even those Blister brobras think it is "ok"...

    Even those Blister brobras think it is "ok" https://blisterreview.com/gear-reviews/2019-2020-dynafit-tlt-speedfit-boot
    More info here: https://skimo.co/dynafit-tlt8-tlt7-comparison
  37. Replies
    1
    Views
    393

    Dynafit Speedfit Pro 29

    SOLD

    351120

    Price: $360
  38. Are you willing to ship the tour pros to...

    Are you willing to ship the tour pros to Washington?
    Thanks
  39. Lots of New Yorkers, or lurkers, or just usual...

    Lots of New Yorkers, or lurkers, or just usual crowds in the Table mountain backcountry today.
    Nice day out there, if a bit windy, with powder stashes holding up away from the wind.

    350409
  40. That's good. Let's hope that folks take it a...

    That's good. Let's hope that folks take it a little less "typical" with their carpooling, parking lot chilling, and joint-passing. Worried the bros will set us up for an outbreak after what I saw...
  41. Replies
    6
    Views
    3,558

    These are great skis. I skied the Chargers and...

    These are great skis. I skied the Chargers and now have 3+ seasons of winter touring (Washington) on the Superchargers. I love the feel in powder, and the camber is good for any icy snow you might...
  42. Replies
    4
    Views
    735

    Thanks, a little longer than I'm looking for....

    Thanks, a little longer than I'm looking for. Nice skis.
  43. Replies
    4
    Views
    735

    It looks like 176 isn't one of the lengths in the...

    It looks like 176 isn't one of the lengths in the current model Hyper V6, but 173 and 178 are. Can you confirm the length? (I can't make it out from your pic)
  44. You could ditch the shifts for a real touring...

    You could ditch the shifts for a real touring binding and save a lot of weight for powder skiing.

    I agree with Greg that if you really want to do bigger days, a narrower ski is a good call. Or an...
  45. Replies
    1
    Views
    624

    WTB: Marker Griffon demo heel plate

    I'd like to be able to accomodate a larger BSL range on my skis that are mounted with Marker Griffon 13 Id bindings.

    Specifically, I'm looking for the heel plate that mounts to the ski and...
  46. Sweet deal on great boots. Too bad my wife just...

    Sweet deal on great boots. Too bad my wife just bought some new Hawx in this size.
  47. I've got a touring-oriented pair (not beefy but...

    I've got a touring-oriented pair (not beefy but still skis well) here in Bellingham:
    https://bellingham.craigslist.org/spo/d/bellingham-dynafit-speedfit-pro-29/7209811063.html

    I've also got some...
  48. I'm selling brand new Dynafits and could ship...

    I'm selling brand new Dynafits and could ship them from Washington: https://bellingham.craigslist.org/spo/d/bellingham-dynafit-speedfit-pro-29/7209811063.html
  49. Replies
    171
    Views
    101,613

    We stayed at the refugio at the ski area without...

    We stayed at the refugio at the ski area without lifts on Llaima. Had the whole place to ourselves, with the one host.
  50. Replies
    171
    Views
    101,613

    Thanks for those couple posts, Casey! So much...

    Thanks for those couple posts, Casey!

    So much awesome terrain out there. Would be an amazing area to have more access/tourism. My taste being for the non-mechanized or minimally mechanized...
Results 1 to 50 of 148
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3