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  1. A question for old pin-heads...

    tip dive can be a few things. A skinny a ski in powder can stuff a tip easily, especially if you ski with a "one footed" technique. Too far forward a mount position is usually the cause of tip dive if the ski's width is appropriate for the snow depth and your technique is good. Wedges help with "rocker launch" by angling the front of the binding upward to compensate for boots that have developed a rockered shape with age. Wedges also reduce the "dead spot" in the boot's bellows resistance when the boot shape becomes rockerd and the boot gives no resistance until the heel is far off the binding heel plate. Wedges help give earlier bellows resistance, but would cause even more tip dive than you already have. If this ski is a hardpack ski, (less than 80mm underfoot) and you are skiing deep snow, it's likely that you are just stuffing a tip because the ski lacks floatation and the boot/binding combination is not active enough to counteract the rotational forces of the ski's resistance so you are launching over the handlebars. What ski are you talking about here? A good check for binding postion on a traditionally cambered tele ski is to lay the ski on the floor and put the boot in the binding. The ball of foot of the boot should be about in the middle of the distance between where the tip and tail points of the ski contact the ground. You can cheat forward 1cm for hardpack ski mounting and back 1-2cm for deep snow mounting.
  2. Black Diamond Covert Avalung 32L Brand New $150

    I saw these on steep and cheep today for $97. Limit 3 to a customer. Good score Zero, way to gouge your fellow backcountry skiers... pretty douche move if you ask me.
  3. Links to conditions in Central Cascades

    I do view most of the above links listed when going out to play but I always click the links below to see the current local time lapse radar images. here is the big picture: http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/pacnorthwest_loop.php and here is the closer view: http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=atx&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes obviously, this is great for short term instant information on what is happening NOW! For mutiple day outtings, you definately want to consult one of the other links that gives a forecast. (which this link does not do)
  4. G3 Skis

    did you mounted tickets with AT gear? That would seem wierd to me since alpine technique has the inside ski of the turn less active and forward of the outside ski in the turn. The asymetrical sidecut of tickets is to promote the active use of the inside ski edge, which in turn makes a skier weight that ski more. This inside ski weighting in telemark has extra benefits and serves to make for stronger technique when the snow gets deeper and a skier can't leave the back foot unweighted lest it become a parachute that spins him out regularly. Telemark technique on hardpack can work well with flaws that softer, deeper conditions would not tolerate. The tickets address that technique flaw and enhance back foot steering in the telemark turn by design. I am not sure what to think about the tickets design effect on alpine technique. Perhaps someone who has them mounted AT will chime in. *What day are you skiing alpental?? I think I am skiing friday ** ok, I just looked at page 1 and you are not the original poster, so my above posting might be blather if you are mounted up tele... yet none the less true
  5. G3 Skis

    I have 4 pair of G3 skis barrons: poor design, no snap, no sidecut, not enough camber to have a decent grip on hardpack, not enough width to float in the deep stuff. So generic a ski that it does nothing well. You would think from it's underfoot width that it would serve as a ski used from hardpack up to about 6 inches of snow, but the Reverends hold better on hard snow and ski mixed conditions and deep snow better. So,... when would I ever use the barrons? (I sold them and got tickets) tickets: good design, asymetrical cut makes you plant your back foot harder because your back foot will hunt for direction if you don't weight it properly. The effect is trench digging performance on snow from hardpack up to a few inches. reverends: My all time favorite ski from G3. total crud killers. They destroy cut up snow and are super stable. Unless the snow is a foot deep and not too cut up, I prefer these to my elhombres simply because they ride lower in the powder and don't drop as much when I cross the void left by other skiers line. They also handle the hardpack run out easily because they can be skied pretty neutrally when running flat, but are stiff enough to hold an edge when you angulate. This is a strong skiers ski. Beginners and intermediates tend to feel this ski runs away on them. Advanced skiers love how the Reverend 'crusifys' everthing in it's path Elhombre's: I like these skis (kind of)They have a narrow range where they shine. They are downright scarey on hardpack. Your back foot feels like it's snap your knee when you try to plant it (tele) sking the elhombre has made me rethink mega-fat ski design. The standard positive/positive camber/sidecut for deep snow seems wrong to me now. You don't need camber to create effective edge length for deep snow, and you don't need sidecut to determin a desired comfortable turn radius. The deep snow is more like water skiing, hence I am thinking the newer designs like the pontoons (and others) are going to change the designs of skis for this range of deep powder.