• 1v4n0 replied to the topic Fitwell Backcountry in the forum Boots 3 years ago

    Quick follow-up on my experience with the Backcountry boots: they broke after about 200 hikes. The hard plate below the foot broke (on just one boot). It is still usable, but it bends much more than is comfortable. So yes, that’s how much they lasted. Fitwell’s customer service was always very friendly and helpful, and this time, after I had…[Read more]

  • 1v4n0 replied to the topic Fitwell Backcountry in the forum Boots 6 years, 3 months ago

    The fitwell backcountry boots are perfectly compatible with diamir alubar alpine touring bindings. I had an old pair of skis cut to 105cm, had the bindings moved forward (though probably not enough), and, magic, it works. The heel matches perfectly. I was worried about the front but that holds too, without any problem. Used it with different types…[Read more]

  • 1v4n0 replied to the topic Fitwell Backcountry in the forum Boots 6 years, 3 months ago

    The fitwell backcountry boots are perfectly compatible with diamir alubar alpine touring bindings. I had an old pair of skis cut to 105cm, had the bindings moved forward (though probably not enough), and, magic, it works. The heel matches perfectly. I was worried about the front but that holds too, without any problem. Used it different types of…[Read more]

  • 1v4n0 replied to the topic Fitwell Backcountry in the forum Boots 7 years, 4 months ago

    WHEEERRE di you get these pics. I want this so much. I was just given an old pair of those skis (what are they called in english btw?), complete with bindings, but they are really heavy (1.7 Kg each, like a normal alpine touring ski :O ). I’m thinking maybe I could save some weight by fiddling with the bindings, but I have no idea how.

  • So in the end I bough the Flagship 157. It goes great in soft snow, but it’s given me some trouble on steep hard stuff. I actually fell pretty bad once, and some other times I lost control for one moment.

    So here’s the fact: I think that the board is a little too narrow (about 25cm below the bindings, boots are Fitwell 44) and that sometimes I…[Read more]

  • 1v4n0 replied to the topic Fitwell Backcountry in the forum Boots 7 years, 5 months ago

    Just a quick follow-up to my initial review after almost one year and about 40 hikes.

    They’re still stiff. During the summer my feet got bigger and after that the first couple of hikes they hurt a bit. It seems like they’re very low around the toes. They push.

    I broke the hook for the outer laces, three times now 🙁

    The first two times I had…[Read more]

  • Hey karkis, thanks for the reply. I don’t know why but the email subscription didn’t work.

    I think we got all the info we were looking for (but if someone else has more, feel free to post 🙂 )

    What do you mean “powder sticks”?

    Also, which height does the snow usually start? Can you ski right from the town?

    Thanks again and have a nice winter 🙂

  • 1v4n0's profile was updated 7 years, 6 months ago

  • Hello everyone.
    Me & a friend of mine, both from Italy and with alpine background only, are thinking about a trip to Revelstoke for some hiking. He is a skitourer and I snowboard. We both have good experience and ride “normal” stuff.

    We need some info before organizing the whole thing, such as (but not limited to):

    1) What is the best time of…[Read more]

  • Hello everyone.
    Me & a friend of mine, both from Italy and with alpine background only, are thinking about a trip to Revelstoke for some hiking. He is a skitourer and I snowboard. We both have good experience and ride “normal” stuff.

    We need some info before organizing the whole thing, such as (but not limited to):

    1) What is the best time of…[Read more]

  • 1v4n0 replied to the topic Fitwell Backcountry in the forum Boots 8 years, 3 months ago

    The only (negligible) downside when compared with my Driver Xs is the external lacing system, which is traditional and takes a while (you need to tie the laces, which of course with gloves can be hard or impossible).

    Anyone knows if there’s a way to modify it? The internal laces work very well, so I thought maybe you could use something similar.

  • 1v4n0 replied to the topic Fitwell Backcountry in the forum Boots 8 years, 4 months ago

    Yeah I thought so. Guess it depends on your tastes. Gonna try different “setups” 🙂

  • 1v4n0 replied to the topic Fitwell Backcountry in the forum Boots 8 years, 4 months ago

    I haven’t read the whole thread (but it’s right here that I discovered these boots’ existence).

    Here’s my first impressions after two easy hikes. Both times I was with snowshoes and neither time I had to use crampons (it’s a little early in the season). Oh, and I used last year’s model (no strap).

    They weigh a little more than the 2009 DriverX -…[Read more]

  • Ok snow-nerds, here’s my options:

    – Jones Flagship 158cm, 2013 (this model)

    Used, good conditions, 2,9Kg, €270

    – Jones Flagship 158cm, 2014, almost new, €430

    – Ride slackcountry, last year’s model (ths one)
    new, 20% discount €343

    – Nitro team Brian Fox, 157cm, last year’s model, this one

    new, 50% discount, €220

    – DC Devun, 157cm, last ye…[Read more]

  • Haha, not too many chicks on the alps 😀

    I use snowshoes because splitboard are f*cking expensive (60% of the reason) and because I’ve seen people using it, and I’ve talked with them (including my best snow-buddy), and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not worth it. It definetly doesn’t feel like using skis, (I ski too, so I know what that…[Read more]

  • Yeah, but it’s out of stock, and I can’t seem to find it anywhere, used or new…

  • Thanks. I know it’s mostly about taste. Fact is, i really know little about board design / construction, and so on.

    Oh, on the cheaper side would better 😉

  • Thanks. Unfortunately the Freeride 162 is out of stock 🙁