Voile V6 BC & Fritshci Vipec 12

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Voile V6 BC & Fritshci Vipec 12

PeeTex
Bought this rig earlier in the season, had it out for the first time today. The V6's are the most well handling ski I have had in an AT rig. The Vipecs are a joy. I have just one problem with them. Had to cross a stream that was still a little open and one ski went in. The toe piece iced up and refused to completely lock open. I was able to make it work but it was annoying. The 1/3 fish scale worked very well. I was able to climb moderate grades with them and only had to side step in a few places - much better than putting skins on and off or struggling with a herringbone. The snow conditions were still a little crusty with about 3" of fluff on top so I really did not get a feel for their deep snow performance but I am sure they will be fine. I did hit some icy patches and the edge hold seemed fine. This will now be my go-2 touring ski and can't wait to take them up a few slides.

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Re: Voile V6 BC & Fritshci Vipec 12

ScottyJack
I don't think bindings are manufactured for underwater use.  Sounds like operator error to me.  

"True Grit is like a river.  The deeper it runs, the less noise it makes."
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Re: Voile V6 BC & Fritshci Vipec 12

ScottyJack
when crossing streams I generally take some time to push snow into the stream and gently pack it in to build myself a snow bridge.  Getting wet skis is not in your best interest.  

At least you were smart enough to figure out which AT binding company is now  the best!  

"True Grit is like a river.  The deeper it runs, the less noise it makes."
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Re: Voile V6 BC & Fritshci Vipec 12

ScottyJack


"True Grit is like a river.  The deeper it runs, the less noise it makes."
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Re: Voile V6 BC & Fritshci Vipec 12

Harvey
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ScottyJack wrote
Such a classic combo.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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Re: Voile V6 BC & Fritshci Vipec 12

ScottyJack
yeah that may be the way I respond to PeeHead from this point forward!  Cause Im so mature!!  

"True Grit is like a river.  The deeper it runs, the less noise it makes."
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Re: Voile V6 BC & Fritshci Vipec 12

PeeTex
In reply to this post by ScottyJack
Truly was operator error, thought I could make it the first time but my ski didn't hold the bank when I tried to side step over the first crossing and on the second I thought the ice layer was strong enough to hold but nope. These things happen in the BC but this is the first time (binding) I have had that didn't come right back after being worked a few times. So from that I will make sure I keep them dry.  

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Re: Voile V6 BC & Fritshci Vipec 12

ScottyJack
Take the time to push the snow in bro. Better to be deliberant than malfunctioning ....  

"True Grit is like a river.  The deeper it runs, the less noise it makes."
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Re: Voile V6 BC & Fritshci Vipec 12

PeeTex
Really would not have worked, I should have clicked out and walked across

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Re: Voile V6 BC & Fritshci Vipec 12

ScottyJack
Well getting water in the boot toe holes is not recommended either. I could suggest some professional guides to assist you.  Dont want my rangers friends to have come get you.

"True Grit is like a river.  The deeper it runs, the less noise it makes."
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