2018/19 Touring Gear

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PeeTex PeeTex
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2018/19 Touring Gear

Been looking at some new AT gear:
Fritschi Tecton 12 bindings
Boots - Fischer looks like they have a great new boot in the Ranger Free line.
Skis - G3 ROAMr series is looking pretty nice.

Any ideas?
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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Re: 2018/19 Touring Gear

How about some 215cm Karhu XCD-GTs, Rottefella Super Teles and some Merrell Super Comps?

Get rad, bro!  What's old is NEW!!
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Cunningstunts wrote
How about some 205cm Karhu XCD-GTs, Rottefella Super Teles and some Merrell Doubles

Get rad, bro!  What's old is NEW!!
FIFY

Actually I have those and also another setup like this:

https://nyskiblog.com/wide-waxless-backcountry-skis/
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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Yeah, 215 is pretty extreme.  Hell, 205 is extreme in the trees.

I ski my 200cm Asnes skis with leathers in a small glade near my house.  It's not very steep, but it's steep enough for those damn things!



I keep it super clean so I can ski it in like 4 inches of snow.

I never got any T4s myself.  I went right to the T2.  Something about the liner on the T4 doesn't jibe with my foot.
PeeTex PeeTex
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I don’t tele. I am use AT which suits me better. I have a pair of Voile BC skis with scales. I like them for rolling terrain but not so much when there’s a several miles of run out. Last season I used flat skis with kick wax a lot.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
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re: scales vs wax, I guess it depends on what you are skiing.

If you are coasting down a well packed trail of very low angle i.e. lower elevations of Van Hoevenberg then I can see where wax is king.

If you are actually breaking trail and skiing back in your own tracks, I hardly can tell a difference.

Most of my skiing is either on flats in snowshoe or other ski trails for which I use wax or waxless depending on the snow condition or when I'm out making turns, I'm usually only skiing on trails to get to my stash, and if I'm using big, stiff boots, it doesn't really matter much if I have my wax or waxless skis.
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PeeTex wrote
Been looking at some new AT gear:
Fritschi Tecton 12 bindings
Boots - Fischer looks like they have a great new boot in the Ranger Free line.
Skis - G3 ROAMr series is looking pretty nice.

Any ideas?
Just actually looked at this seriously.  Don't know anything about boots and bindings, but I'd say for the money, there are definitely better spec'd skis.

For a touch more than the retail price, you could get a Voile UltraVector, which is around a 1 lb lighter per pair with similar dimensions.  If you have the extra $100, you could go for the HyperVector, which is another 1lb+ lighter.  

Both those skis are made with a smooth base.
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Just scored these babies..  Obvi it's a sign that the world as everyone knows it is quickly approaching Ragnorok....the final battle.  




181 K2 Coomba 102's, with Marker Duke 16 Pro's.  
PeeTex PeeTex
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Re: 2018/19 Touring Gear

Just picked up a pair of Fischer Ranger free 130's. These should be fun boots.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
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