MTNApproach now offering cast-aluminum hinges Cbalke September 29, 2014 Gear, News Spread the loveEven though approach skis are not splitboards, we still love our friends over at MTNApproach. Take a look at the new cast-aluminum hinges that will be offered as an upgrade this season. Ketchum, Idaho – NEW Cast-Aluminum Hinges are here. You asked and we delivered. Skin with confidence and carry more weight with our heavy-duty hinge upgrade. These hinges will upgrade your MTNApproach System to a much higher total weight capacity of 350lbs +/- and they only weigh 8.6 oz each. For most users, we recommend installing aluminum hinges on the front of your MTNA skis, and keeping composite hinges on the rear (to save weight). Recommended Installation User weight = <150lbs, all composite hinges on your MTNApproach skis User weight = 150-225lbs, aluminum hinges on the front, composite hinges on the rear of skis User weight = >225lbs, aluminum hinges on both front and rear of skis MTNApproach System – 3 Includes the MTNApproach folding skis, and integral backpack. This system is rated up to 350lbs total user weight with our new cast-aluminum front hinges, permanent clibing skins, and universal bindings. Product Features Paulownia wood core with cap construction and full metal wrapped edges Permanent, %75 mohair %25 nylon climbing skins Patent pending foldable climbing/hiking system Binding constructed with 6061 T6 Aluminum and has a rigid heel loop for side hill stability, straps are made from heavy duty polyurethane, extra wide and suited for cold weather conditions -Includes integral backpack specifically designed to carry skis, gear, AND your snowboard Ski Dimensions 138 cm long 140/110/130 – Tip/Waist/Tail 4.5 lbs per ski Folded Dimensions 5″ wide 2″ thick 21″ long System = 12lb total weight Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Login with your Social IDYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.