Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jan 31 2016

Review: Voile’s Revelator Splitboard

Voile ups the ante with the Revelator splitboard.

The Revelator has made some very favorable impressions right from the start. Light, stiff and very responsive, this board upped the ante with top-notch construction and superior performance. The first thing I noticed while setting up the board was how light it felt (Pawlonia Wood Core). Most split setups can easily be twice the weight …

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Jan 26 2016

Airbag Effectiveness – Less than you thought.

Avalanche that claimed the life of a Utah man on Gobbler's Knob in the Wasatch Mountains.

Terrain consequences are extremely important. If the avalanche we may trigger will take us over a cliff, into trees, down a very large avalanche path, or into a terrain trap, then we have a low chance of survival, despite whatever rescue gear we may carry. — Bruce Tremper In the aftermath of a recent rash …

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Jan 14 2016

Meidjo lures a Luddite

Cesare rides Colorado pow with Meidjos on V6's.

…tele tech bindings that use the duckbutt, like the Meidjos do, are pointing directly at the future of telemark. — Cesare Disclaimers I am a certified retrogrouch and notorious late adopter. But I’m not a Luddite, I swear. I have a smart phone and I’m even beginning to learn how to do some cool things …

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Jan 08 2016

Airbag Pack Overview for 2017

Voltair blows up big, packs down easy.

This is a quick roundup of new avalanche airbag packs coming our way for the 16/17 ski season. As of today, these are the only packs I’ve actually seen. More to be added later, so check back in a week for a longer list of new or significant changes. Arc’teryx Tongues have been wagging for …

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Jan 06 2016

Pt I: Outdoor Retailer Winter 2016

Fischer's Travers - one of many new AT boots for 2016.

Once again the annual Winter Outdoor Retailer show will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. This year the show will be held at the beginning of January, not the end. The show kicks off today with the On-Snow Demo at Solitude mountain. Yours truly will be there checking out …

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