Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 30 2011

TR: Shasta September 28, 2011

The view from I-5 looked promising.

Headed up north with Mark Chon (aka-snowblasta). We were looking forward to some suncup dodging on the last of the summer snow. Still tons of snow. I haven’t seen this much snow on Shasta this late in the season before. The view from below on I-5 looked promising.

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Sep 28 2011

PR: Marquette Backcountry Ski

Fat skis for fat...snow.

Seems like there’s a move afoot to turn slowshoe fans in to skiers. The common elements of that theme are to produce a fat ski that is easy to walk in, can go uphill without adding anything special (waxes or climbing skins), and has enough glide to make turns downhill. Add to that list a …

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Sep 27 2011

Squaw Valley buys Alpine Meadows

The unthinkable has occurred. Squaw Valley has bought Alpine Meadows. Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley confirmed the news with an announcement on TahoeTV today (27sept11). The simple ramifications of this announcement are that pass holders at either resort can now ski at the other.

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Sep 25 2011

Dynafit goes bi-sensual! Can you believe it?

John Holleman keeps it tight and light. Tioga Peak, California.

You won’t believe it! The concept behind Mark Lengel’s Telemark Tech System binding is so simple it’s a wonder no one tried it before. Perhaps there was a quack or two out there who did and didn’t even believe it themselves, or they thought no one else would, so they abandoned it (after all, they’re …

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Sep 23 2011

Review: 7tm adds power to the Tour.

Notice the bar that holds down the power strap? It's a noticeable difference, but still on the low end of the power scale.

Coul archive: First published on Couloir Online 14mar06 First Impression Right from the get go the 7tm family of bindings offered elements no other telemark bindings did, but it also came up shy on what is arguably the most important ingredient, downhill power. We all know there are pundits who claim less flex resistance is …

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Sep 20 2011

Press Release: Altai Skis – The Hok

The Hok comes in two lengths. 125cm or 145cm

The fat ski revolution is expanding yet again only this time the goal is to add more customers to the pie, not necessarily increase the width of the ski. Altai Skis was founded last April with the development of the Hok. It is a short fat ski with a patch of climbing skin permanently mounted …

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Sep 18 2011

Review: 7tm Tour (2005-06)

7tm is TUV certified for release.

Coul Archive: This review was first published in Couloir XVIII-4, Dec.’05 We asked for it, and 7tm delivered it. The 7tm Tour is a telemark binding with safety release and a way to switch off tension on our heels for touring like our randonnée brothers and sisters. A simple latch beneath the toe plate allows …

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