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 Post subject: Approach Ski Article in Backcountry Mag
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:23 pm 
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Did anyone read it?

I thought it was kinda funny that the author recommends getting a light weight solid board for when it is on your back when you're climbing.

He suggests the Burton Vapor. :shock:
That's the price of a splitboard. :roll:

He also suggests outfitting the skis with dynafits. more $

I don't know. I thought it was a pretty lame article.

I'm trolling here......so humor me.

Tell me approach skis don't suck.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:37 pm 
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Approach skis are the *only* way to go when you're above 20k', man.

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OH NO, U DINNIN'!!!

This coming from a former approach skier. :twisted:

and, hey, it was published by Backcountry, not Couloir. :P

Couloir puts out the splitboard review, Backcountry puts out the approach ski review. (oh yes, I just did).

Line is still in the water.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:32 pm 
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I had to change my signature for Zach. :twisted:


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If you're getting by with approach skis, then the snow's not deep enough! :x

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powderjunkie wrote:
I had to change my signature for Zach. :twisted:


What the hell is an "Egyption feast" anyway?


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I don't fuckin' know, but I want to find out.


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Egyptian Feast: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=13815


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:54 am 
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Someone else on here asked the same thing earlier....

Simply...that artilce was fucking dumb.

here it is...

http://talk.splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=2069

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 Post subject: Re: Approach Ski Article in Backcountry Mag
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:01 am 
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powderjunkie wrote:
Did anyone read it?

I thought it was kinda funny that the author recommends getting a light weight solid board for when it is on your back when you're climbing.

He suggests the Burton Vapor. :shock:
That's the price of a splitboard. :roll:

He also suggests outfitting the skis with dynafits. more $

I don't know. I thought it was a pretty lame article.

I'm trolling here......so humor me.

Tell me approach skis don't suck.


read it too. agreed.

and great point about the vapor !! even pro-forming it is big $


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:05 am 
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must have missed that thread.
thanks for the link affix.

KS - that's what I'm talkin' about. Looks pretty fun, eth.


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I also thought the article was a dis-service. By the time you mess with switching over and racking the skis, you could have a split converted. It might be quicker in perfect conditions, but how often do you have that. Strong wind with a board on your back is a nightmare. I actually got picked up by the wind once in early season when I had the sail on my back. I weigh over 200lbs. :shock: It was hellish hiking in that. It's much better on a split. That article sure didn't make me want to go out and get short ski's for the approach.


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the article sucked, agreed, but approach skis are just fine for a lot of stuff, just not the Karhus. I split my time btwn my approach and my split most winters and they both have plusses and minuses.

if you're yo-yoing all day, the split changeover gets to be a drag 10+ times a day in my mind. I have a pack that I modified a bit and my change over from board to approach w/ mittens on is WAY quicker than my changeover w/ my split and my hands are warm and I dont have to deal w/ skins and cold fingers in gloves, etc.

now on longer tours, who wants the extra weight on your back? and getting into the pack is easier, etc.

i see them as both having particular uses...


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