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Ski touring for wallies

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davidof wrote:
KenX wrote:
Maybe something simple like Speed Turns, ah, not new/sexy enough.......


The people in this thread certainly make ski touring very complicated.


This. Minimalistic perfection.
Best binding dynafit ever designed.
Cheap (£180), light (330g), reliable.
For a dedicated touring ski it is the obvious choice.

Duke PT and Shifts are great for a 50:50 ski that will be used in resort but unnecessarily heavy (800g) for pure touring set up. That extra weight better used on ski that will perform on way down.
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Haggis_Trap wrote:
davidof wrote:
KenX wrote:
Maybe something simple like Speed Turns, ah, not new/sexy enough.......


The people in this thread certainly make ski touring very complicated.


This. Minimalistic perfection.
Best binding dynafit ever designed.
Cheap (£180), light (330g), reliable.
For a dedicated touring ski it is the obvious choice.

Duke PT and Shifts are great for a 50:50 ski that will be used in resort but unnecessarily heavy (800g) for pure touring set up. That extra weight better used on ski that will perform on way down.


Usually we are not skinning up 1700m to reach the more interesting freeride descents so the Duke PT sounds perfect to replace Griffon on my Freeride skis as a solid alpine binding with added touring option.

The Kaestle / « new » Xenic setup was for the PdG / longer tours. If the skis will stay on my feet it will be a good setup as it’s super light on the up, and also good on the down with good blend of stiff and light for easy jump turns and bush whacking / long pole outs with enough rocker if there’s some powder.

In other news, it looks like 2nd May weekend is on for some touring action!
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@BobinCH, "In other news, it looks like 2nd May weekend is on for some touring action!" that's great news looking forward to seeing some great pics , have fun snowHead

ive just had my June Svalbard trip officially cancelled and the conditions in the frozen north are all time this year , but plans are already laid for next year , or even South America this year if things improve travel wise , anyways keep this thread live as all the covid 19 ones are becoming tooo much
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Looks like the snow is finally coming back. Will it be cold enough and will there be enough viz (on Sunday?) to enjoy it before it melts...
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Well there was certainly lots of snow!

Trying out the Faction Agent 3.0 in an eerily quiet Verbier




Over 1m up on Mont Gelé but super heavy


Sheltering in my igloo for the afternoon shower


Skiing down through it was a wet thigh burner!

http://youtube.com/v/BdFQDVg4Hl0
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There were other lines on it already?
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
mooney058 wrote:
There were other lines on it already?


Yes 2nd half of video is the M25 past Carlsberg. At least 10 people had already been up to Attelas - i didn’t set off u til 10am and would say it was very quiet for Verbier given the fresh snow. I was the only one who headed right up the lower part of the Mont Gele face. Quite a lot of snow up there so stopped before the steeper upper section
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sad news from Arolla. Some young lads caught...
https://www.lenouvelliste.ch/articles/valais/canton/arolla-un-valaisan-de-20-ans-decede-dans-une-avalanche-935900
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And it starts again, complete with more equipment failure and stacks...

http://youtube.com/v/UmrN1TR_Hv4
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@BobinCH, Great to be out so early Very Happy
What have you broken this time?
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KenX wrote:
@BobinCH, Great to be out so early Very Happy
What have you broken this time?


No breakages and the locking mechanism now seems to work perfectly but the brakes kept engaging, despite my best efforts to clean all the snow out from under them when locking them up in tour mode. Didn’t have this problem before?!?!
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KenX wrote:
@BobinCH, Great to be out so early Very Happy
What have you broken this time?


But yes it was great to be out, if I did leave it a couple of hours too late and snow was starting to get heavy

http://youtube.com/v/GiSZ--1QVCY
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@BobinCH,
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
@BobinCH, presume the Xenics brakes staying stuck?

Just put some lube on them and give them a workout.
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Weathercam wrote:
@BobinCH, presume the Xenics brakes staying stuck?

Just put some lube on them and give them a workout.


Not stuck, keep unlocking while in tour mode. Whatever the mechanism is to keep them locked seems to have stopped working on both bindings. I must have had to reset them at least 20 times...
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Check that the brake levers are properly (fully) installed on the heels. Also check the binding length adjustment.
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@BobinCH, aahhh ok I had this too!

Do this by hand as opposed to stamping on the brake pad itself hoping that they'll engage lock, (so as you put your skins on), push down on the brake lever pad and push it back towards the heel and you'll hear/see it engage and lock.
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Weathercam wrote:
@BobinCH, aahhh ok I had this too!

Do this by hand as opposed to stamping on the brake pad itself hoping that they'll engage lock, (so as you put your skins on), push down on the brake lever pad and push it back towards the heel and you'll hear/see it engage and lock.


Yep I did this each time but it kept unlocking...
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@BobinCH, aaaahhhh you got me there then, maybe back to the shop!
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Finally sussed out the brakes... I needed to pull back the metal part so that it locked properly! Bit of a faff but finally nailed a ski tour with no equipment issues Very Happy

Mont Gelé looked good for some hop, skip and jump




Cover a bit sketchy but looks good up high after the October dumps


Snow was pretty solid and perfect viz so relatively easy to dodge the rocks


Enjoying it while we can...
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