• Hi! I recently scored a Never Summer West 164X Splitboard, it’s new as a split this season so i thought i’d share my opinion of it.

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    I’ve been snowboarding since 1987, in the Rocky Mountains, Coast Range, and Columbia Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. I have a degree in Physical Education (Outdoor Pursuits) and have been certi…[Read more]

  • karkis replied to the topic Dynafit TLT6 MOD Thread in the forum Boots 4 years, 10 months ago

    hi!!
    RMR has a park now so i got a NS Proto and a spare set of Phantoms’ ride mode, for me at this point it’s cheaper than getting soft boots n binders which fkn crush my arches anyway….

    i’ve been happy with my boots for years but i thought id soften em up a bit more so i don’t overdrive this jib stick…
    i was drilling holes in the cuff,…[Read more]

  • hey thanks!
    yah thats all Bruno, he’s got the eye, the skills and the glass to make it all look good….
    and a bit of luck i guess, like buddy on the summit watching me, i rarely see anyone up on Goat Peak but that day there was some random tourist skiing the south side and i asked him to come over and stand there for a minute “so i don’t look…[Read more]

  • karkis replied to the topic Moby Dick, april '15 in the forum Trip Reports 5 years ago

    aw yah glad y’all enjoyed it!
    the terrain makes it hard to go wrong round here.

    i gotta admit i was almost in the dog house for bailing on our family vacation to go man camping in the Battle, I’m lucky to have an understanding lady!!

    @summersgone i thought your ‘dutch rudder’ was something about burning a blunt… urban dictionary suggests…[Read more]

  • karkis replied to the topic Moby Dick, april '15 in the forum Trip Reports 5 years ago

    aw yah glad y’all enjoyed it!
    the terrain makes it hard to go wrong round here.

    i gotta admit i was almost in the dog house for bailing on our family vacation to go man camping in the Battle, I’m lucky to have an understanding lady!!

    #summersgone i thought your ‘dutch rudder’ was something about burning a blunt… urban dictionary suggests…[Read more]

  • karkis started the topic Moby Dick, april '15 in the forum Trip Reports 5 years ago

    Werd!
    hey i wanted to share some stoke from a trip last spring, but there were some issues…

    it sounded like posting a TR on this site had turned into a gargantuan and highly technical endeavour, I’m all good for that, I’m a super smartypants, but sh!z fuk i was too busy to learn new tricks… I’m not sure if things have gotten easier here, or if…[Read more]

  • I’ve been dealing wi a 2nd deg tear of my brachiorad so i sorta almost kinda feel your pain, i had to take a month off climbing and starting to ease back into it now…. yah upper extremity injuries are tuff, arms are so… useful!!

    what really boggles my mind here is “$13G out of pocket and $900/mo premiums”!
    WTF thats not health insurance…[Read more]

  • Paul i think its a much better boot. the touring range of motion is next level and tho Jason doesn’t like the cuff lock mech its better than the zzeros (imo) which i found to flip to locked randomly while touring… tho i didn’t always notice it with the limited ROM! But i did like the zeros 21deg (?) fwd lean, when i could get it in there, the…[Read more]

  • hi Paul
    i think the Neo is an update to the One, which is a great boot. i prefer the one to the tlt6 for hard charging and its probs more better than the 6 for a guy your size… bigger boot, more support, goes higher on the shin…
    its gonna be a huge step up from the zero3s!

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  • yah its possible.
    ya gotta get your heel up as far as it can go, knee down to the deck, lunge position, and skootch the crampon back in there…. its not super easy but at least theres only one place the crampon can go… i mean, its in or its not, just get it to engage and then just push it over til it falls into place.
    it helps if you don’t wait…[Read more]

  • powder sticks – fat boards, some rocker / early rise in the profile, a bit of taper. conditions can be variable over changes in elevation etc so id actually recommend an all round board with good pow attributes, rather than just a pow specific performer

    there is snow in town for most of the winter (til march – april) but this valley is fairly…[Read more]

  • hi!
    the ‘right section’ might be ‘tips n questions’ but TRs probably get more traffic so all good.
    1.best time for hiking? it sounds like you mean touring, so Feb-Mar-Apr are good. the lower elevations get pretty melted out in march, april.
    2. same gear, but powder sticks. i wouldn’t recommend snowshoes!!
    2a. guided groups are less common here…[Read more]

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  • you post is a lil confusing….
    but if this is what you mean?

    then theres a couple things to note… that’s the speed super light binding… and that’s about 3.5″ from the tip of the lever to the back inserts… but the binding is in the open position. you can snap it closed and then your clearance in front of those rear inserts will start at…[Read more]

  • last call for getting in on the pre sale of guidebooks to the promised land…
    The book is now expanded with self rescue action plans and now also comes with a 1:20,000 waterproof / tear proof map sheet.
    Excess funds raised are going to Mt. Rev / Glacier National Park for improvements in skier use facilities.
    Sweet deal!! :thumpsup: after…[Read more]

  • karkis replied to the topic Touring Poles question in the forum The Gear Room 6 years ago

    i much prefer BD’s collapsable Compactor poles, can stash em inside the pack for the down…
    some folks like to keep em more handy but i like hands free.
    the 3 pc expeditions aren’t that bomber, if they get bent just a bit (they will) then they won’t go short and ya may as well have 2 piece poles… or whatever.
    Axe for gnar in my world.

  • f2s are great in some ways – stance angles, canting, but they are tall… quite tall. that gives you a lot of leverage on your edges but the trade off is a bit of stability.

    burton / ibex are lower to the board (7/8″ off the deck), which a lot of folks would say is crucial for free riding / shredding style of riding, but they don’t have any…[Read more]

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