A ski for every need. These are the keepers to date. A couple not in the picture and few more to add to the quiver yet. And a few skis to be retired once that happens. I'm obviously partial to lwt skis with a BC leaning. But by no means am I only interested in ski mountaineering and "edged alpinism". I like being lifted served as well as I do having the ability to easily travel any where in the mountains. So you will see some extremes in my favorites. Eventually everything pictured and listed will get a full review. But if it is pictured or listed here...I think the performance within its genre is any where from above average to simply spectacular by comparison.
Current quiver list:
Dynafit Broad Peak 167cm x 74mm
*Dynafit Nanga Parbat 171cm x 80mm (not shown)
La Sportiva GTR 168cm x 82mm
*Dynafit Cho Oyu 174cm x 88mm (not shown)
La Sportiva Lo5 178cm x 95mm
*DPS 99 Pure 178 x 99mm (not shown)
Dynafit Huascara 177cm x 112mm
La Sportiva Hang5 178cm x 117mm
*Praxis GPO 182 x 116mm (not shown)
DPS 112 RPC 192cm x 115mm
Dynafit Huascaran 196cm x 115mm
*Praxis Protest 187cm x 128mm (not shown)
*DPS 138 Pure 192cm x 138mm (not shown)
Boots? If your feet hurt skiing isn't all that much fun. All these boots fit me well. But some better than others to be sure.
Scarpa Maestrale RS
Dynafit TLT 5 Performance
Dynafi TLT 5 Mountian
*Scarpa Alien 1.0 (not shown)
*Dynafit DyNA PDG (not shown)
Bindings? From my perspective..the lighter the better on any tech bindings.
Dynafit, Plum and Trab mounted on my skis. B&D top plates as well.(only Plum is not pictued here)
It has taken me 3 years to sort through my skiing gear and come up with "everything" I wanted. And three years to try and then reject a bunch of gear I didn't like for what ever reason. More to come as to the why and the why not.
3 months ago