Up here the snow line appears on HBM in late august
Snow wise during the winter I have noticed that when its going off down there it ain't going off up here and vis versa, hopefully there willl be more snow than last year
I got a lot of skis for any conditions but I scored another set of hybrid Lotus 120's for cheap so I have them in 2 sizes with dynafits [HTML_REMOVED] barons and so I will probably on those the most if the conditions pan out as they are suposed to , if not i got FIS GS race skis, DH skis, light touring setups, super light touring setups or even telemark if I wana punish myself
Fulltilt vs Dalbellos: Back in 2010 I wanted FT's so I went to Destination on Marine dr, buddy (older guy) took a look at my foot (wide flat fore foot/narrow heel/skinny ankle[HTML_REMOVED] leg /high instep and said "I'm not even gona try those on ya because they wouldn't fit without a lot of work, try this Dallbelo" it wasn't quite right but I did I end up with a different Dalbello from Fanatyk in whistler
I think both those brands come with Intuition liners which saves a bunch of $$$ insted of buying them after market but REALLY the key to good ski boot fit is a great fitter who can look at your foot and know what shell will fit your foot and notice I said 2010 because maybe the last has changed in 6 yrs SO I would go to those stores and see what they say
I did get lucky buying AT boots on the interent but I don't recommend it unless you really know what fits you, ferinstance say you have had a lange foot for the last 20 yrs so they all fit the same even their new AT boot fits like all the alpine boots have for years so get em cheap wherever you can
the ski swap season comes before the ski season, a local guide with discerning taste in ski gear on which he gets the pro deals and passes on had a big garage sale which has paid off big time in the past so I picked up a nice set of new BD gloves/Voile shovel/MSR pack towel/lowe pro wallet for [HTML_REMOVED]30$
I'm keen on the FT vs Dalbello equation due to the 3 piece concept and flex tongue. I like the idea. I'm formerly a Tecnica cat, but willing to try some new kicks on this year. I've had some steel planted into my ankle from a surgery a while ago and will likely need to re-establish "the right boot".
FT formerly Raichle were known for narrow lasts. They've opened their game up a bit now to offer 102mm as opposed to the industry narrow standard 98mm. I'm gonna check them out - I like the idea of an interchangeable tongue, but hey, really - am I gonna use it?? (Doubtful - set it and hit it). Dalbello look mighty fine - and ya, they either come with this FIT I.D. liner or the Intuition liners. Both brands offer custom liners.
I'm just wondering if anyone's had recent experience with either… Heard the FTs leaked a fair bit of water on warmer days, interesting.
4frnt all the way here - Hoji, Kye, Renegade, Raven. Also snagged a pair of new Prior DB3 for the season - support the local outfit, interested to see how they hold up. Of all the bomb blasting and hucks are hard lines I've charged, 4frnt have always been choice skis that take a beating and just don't give up. KILLER skis. Hoping Prior delivers the goods.
Pumped!! Been 4 years since I've skied - can't wait to get back out there and give 'er. Not too concerned about picking it back up - skied since I was 3 - professionally - big mountain - yada yada - should come back fairly quickly….
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