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    iriecoyote
    291 Posts

    In my Christmas shopping expeditions I picked up a set of touring risers for myself. I already have sufficient articulation w/ my setup but am interested in the idea of better leverage when sidehilling. I’d like to hear other’s thoughts on whether this benefit is real w/ risers or am I going to add weight w/o significant return.

    I’m also curious if risers are compatible w/ Mr. Chomps as I’m looking to add crampons to my system as well.

    #776281
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    They are not compatible with Chomps, so I took mine off. Another reason why I dig my HB setup for my largish hooves.

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    #776294
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    You’re better off with a strappy strap or some DIY analogue for sidehilling. They can be kinda faff though.
    More practical is to have as “wall to wall” skins as possible, without covering up any edge.

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    #777080
    FloImSchnee
    291 Posts

    They are not compatible with Chomps, so I took mine off. Another reason why I dig my HB setup for my largish hooves.

    Why shouldn’t they?
    I use touring risers and Mr. Chomps.

    @stuka: simply try it, as you already bought it. I didn’t notice a big difference, after having the risers mounted.

    For good sidehilling, make sure your skins fit perfectly (base totally covered, but edges uncovered), strap in tightly for sidehill sections, and most importantly: practice.

    #777201
    iriecoyote
    291 Posts

    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    I did mount them up and got out on them for the first time this weekend. Conditions were firm and I did notice a little bit more leverage in the switchbacks. My favorite feature is that they lift the climbing wires off the topsheet which makes it easier to hook w/ my pole handle. I haven’t decided if those advantages are worth the weight but I’ll leave them on for awhile and see how I feel after a few more outings.

    #777221
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>96avs01 wrote:</div>
    They are not compatible with Chomps, so I took mine off. Another reason why I dig my HB setup for my largish hooves.

    Why shouldn’t they?
    I use touring risers and Mr. Chomps.

    My experience (with only tall climbing wires) was the added height off the top of the board caused the teeth to barely (if at all) engage in the snow surface. When using them without the climbing wires up, it appeared to be overstressing the interface of the Chomps with the slider pin. YMMV

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

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