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    Wait, what? Folding touring skis?


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    I was skeptical until I saw that they're military grade. Now I'm in.

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    is skimoco working with skymall now??

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    yo what the fuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    I was skeptical until I saw that they're military grade. Now I'm in.
    Could there possibly be a better match made in heaven?



    Avalanches wouldn’t even want to fuck with you... you know, because military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by east or bust View Post
    Could there possibly be a better match made in heaven?



    Avalanches wouldn’t even want to fuck with you... you know, because military.
    https://sofrep.com/news/6-soldiers-c...ing%20injuries.
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    Since the dawn of man - in regard to their interest in skiing - we've been asking ourselves how great life on the mountains would be if we had foldable skis. Apparently, the folks at Elan answered that question by coming out with a pretty neat setup in the form of the Ibex Tactix Carbon. No need for a roof rack or worrying about whether to cross-carry or A-frame on your pack, these skis are the most packable ski you'll ever find.

    . Why would anyone need folding skis, you might find yourself asking? One advantage is that folding skis facilitate climbs that require the use of ice axes allowing the arms to swing freely overhead. Classical skis strapped to a backpack tend to snag on rocks, overhanging trees, or even the slope itself can be an issue when you start getting extremely vertical. Folding skis immediately resolve all these issues!
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    333skis perfected the folding ski... it was the unfolding that they were having a hard time with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by east or bust View Post
    Could there possibly be a better match made in heaven?



    Avalanches wouldn’t even want to fuck with you... you know, because military.
    Someone should make goggles with that military technology. It'd be way safer.

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    Usage - Combat

    Here is the updated version:



    According to the video they were developed for the Slovenian military. They don't interfere with a parachute.

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    Honestly, looks pretty well made for its purpose.

    Elan makes a lot of weird shit, but at least they are experimenting.

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