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 Post subject: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:24 pm 
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Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on that one.

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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:34 pm 
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Sorry, for all you grammar Nazis

"Is it okay to skin on AN established bootpack?

I say give respect get respect but I have also been know to pee on the occasional snowshoe track. But the snowshoers started it!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:01 pm 
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I no one is around I don't see a problem. But one time I was in the cattle-train hiking up Highland Bowl and some ignorant woman was in the middle of it on her skins. She was so annoying, asking to pass everyone. Definitely not cool. If there isn't enough open space to the side to pass, take the skis off and boot it like everyone else.

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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
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They will shoot you with a sheep cannon in NZ for skinning in the boot pack :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:23 pm 
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as long as it's flat or somewhat flat it shouldn't make much difference. You're only helping the poor booters by packing their snow for them. Skinning steeps should be done off the bootpack bc you don't get much grip from all those holes anyways! In the end...If you are dumb enough to walk instead of skin, you probably shouldn't bitch about anything skinners do in the back country. LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:52 pm 
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For me it depends on the nature of the trail. If it's a high volume trail than I think its best to share because you'll eventually make a super highway. If it's a low volume WELL established powder bootpack stay off it. You're going to knock snow into the postholes making it difficult to find the correct foot fall. If it's a low volume established powder bootpack that's fucked then do every one a stomp it out. Sure the bootpack will have to be reestablished but it will be much shallower and better than fighting a shitty bootpack. Bottom line we've all spent time booting, look at the trail and ask yourself what you would want if you were the next sucker to bootpack. As for snowshoers, fuck those guys!

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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:08 am 
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I'd probably break a new trail if there was room, but that's more about not slipping and sliding over boot pack postholes than anything else. If it was steeper I'd probably just boot it given that some sucker has already laid in a boot pack for me.

The other way around (booting in a skin track :nononno: ) on the other hand.... in Aus we'd tie them to a tree and fling kangaroo turds at them.

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as long as it's flat or somewhat flat it shouldn't make much difference. You're only helping the poor booters by packing their snow for them. Skinning steeps should be done off the bootpack bc you don't get much grip from all those holes anyways! In the end...If you are dumb enough to walk instead of skin, you probably shouldn't bitch about anything skinners do in the back country. LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:00 am 
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The saying goes over here that Norwegians are born with skis on their feet. I don't know about that...but I do know I wasn't born with a splitboard on my feet. I started on snowshoes.

Haven't most people here at some point been either booters or snowshoers?

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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:56 am 
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The great thing about winter is, if somebody boots in your skin track, or skins in your boot pack, or snowshoes in either, It'll snow in a few days and cover all that shit right back up.

I had a paradigm change a few years back when I saw telemark bootprints in a well established skintrack. Since then I've just said fuck it, anything goes.


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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:33 am 
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A boot pack and a skin track go together like oil & water :poke:


No skins = make your own boot pack and stay the fuck out of the skin track :cry:

Skins = make your own skin track and stay the fuck out the boot pack :cry:

This shit pisses me off, don’t boot in my skin track and vice versa :thumpsup:
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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
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I'd go for mutual respect. I expect snowshoers and booters to stay out of the skin track and by that thought I'll stay out of a boot pack. The worst that I could imagine happening (and I've seen it happen) is that some poor guy sets a boot pack only to be followed by several people on skins that turn the boot pack into a skin track and then when he's back on his original boot pack he gets sh!t for sex changing the skintrack... There's no benefit to skinning on the bootpack unless it's already a flattened out highway.

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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Bottom line is: if you find yourself skinning in an area where our more primitive knuckle-dragging relatives are booting, then you haven't gone out far enough! :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:45 pm 
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rarely do i feel the need to chime in on shit like this...

booting on a packed skin track would be easier than wallowing through a bunch of freshies.
skinning on a packed boot track might be easier than busting a new trail trough a bunch of freshies.

so who cares? :doobie: Is it really going to slow your roll that much?
i think everyone needs to quit being such weenies :nononno:

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