When you spend your winter skiing off a sailboat in Iceland, you’re going to have to fix your gear every now and then. Skier and sailor Vidar Kristinsson does exactly that. He is committed to keeping his gear working, both out of sheer necessity, and because he feels it’s rewarding to figure out how to fix the problem himself. Patagonia wants you to do the same with your own stuff, and their new Extended Play initiative has that covered.
Today, Dynafit announced the release of an all-new ski touring boot designed by brand ambassador and all-around badass Eric Hjorleifson. The first thought that comes to mind may be “did Hoji finally make that elusive boot so we can all ski like a ninja and send huge cliff drops in BC?” Well, not exactly. It is not another freeride boot, but rather something better: the most comfortable, warm, and efficient touring boot Dynafit has ever made. Hjorleifson teamed up with Fritz Barthel, the man
Shitty GoPro footy? It's cool, we've all been there. That's probably why Gopro just released this video of Freeride World Tour rookie Ryan Faye giving us some tips on how to do it right. He lets us in on the "super top secret beta" that will turn your shots from "no" to "pro". What they don't account for is ski level...
For better or worse the technology for skiing the backcountry has expanded greatly in the last five years. From new bindings, airbags, boots, beacons, almost every category of gear has been pushed by the needs of backcountry skiers. The one piece of technology that has stayed relatively stagnant has been the humble ski pole, until now. Mountain Hub, the company behind the SP1 and SP2 smart probe has developed a ski pole that utilizes its technology for the experienced backcountry skier. The