Tag Archive: Alpine Touring

Feb 04 2015

Hagan makes AT binding & skis for kids

Hagan Z02 Junior

There are a lot of factors that contribute to the future sustainability of skiing, particularly the human powered version. Erratic snowfall is an issue, but equally important is the root element of interest. To combat the trend of kids caught up in a web of virtual reality, Hagan will be offering a kids version of …

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Jan 20 2015

Alpine Touring Boot Roundup for 2016

Khion Carbon

  The evolution of Alpine Touring boots marches on with more players in the light is right area and ever more models with tech fittings standard. From the marketing materials send out pre-show, there is nothing revolutionary, but with so many good products already available, who’s crying for a revolution? Steady improvements characterize next years …

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Jan 14 2015

Review: Scarpa’s F1 Evo

Light and always ready to walk, unless you're locked in for turns.

  The evolution continues with Scarpa’s development of backcountry boots that up the ante for where you go by how you go. With the F1 Evo, they combine their experience with making stiff plastic boots that walk well, and ski well. No, you wouldn’t dare use these boots on the Hannenkahm, at least not with …

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Oct 01 2014

Fritschi fixes Vipec’s Toe Woes

Vipec's toe gets a make over. 1) Thicker pins: M5 to M6. 2) Spring-loaded locking pin. 3) Self centering jaws. 4) Improved toe clip

  Based on feedback from retailers and early adopters, Fritschi’s Vipec, their first 2-pin tech binding, will see four modifications to the toe unit this season. The most noticeable change is to the pins, which will now be thicker, a tad longer, and with an improved adjustment locking mechanism. Less obvious, but perhaps more important, …

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Sep 28 2014

Boot Review: Tecnica upgrades Cochise for 2015

Cochise gets a make over.

  One of the better boots to come out last year, with great performance on either side of the boundary line, was Tecnica’s Cochise. It’s a mid-weight boot with a stiff forward flex and good mobility in the cuff for touring. However, it favored feet with average width but a high instep. That meant a …

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Sep 09 2014

Review: Dynafit’s Radical AT boot

Dynafit's Radical - Economical, Efficient, Powerful.

  In recent years Dynafit has earned a reputation for producing low volume, high priced boots through their TLT line. Such is the price of trimming weight. Unfortunately those with higher volume feet couldn’t experience the touring freedom they offered. That changes this year with Dynafit’s new Radical boot. It isn’t Dynafit’s lightest, or stiffest …

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Aug 13 2014

How well do you fiddle?

  Every product has a feature or two that becomes the basis by which they are promoted, and sometimes derided. Dynafit has certainly come of age in the backcountry because of its light weight, efficient touring, and bombproof durability. If you’re serious about backcountry skiing, this is a brand of binding that deserves serious consideration. …

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