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Alexander Klivecka

Alexander Klivecka

Park City, UT

Alexander Klivecka's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Skiing

Alexander Klivecka's Bio

Tele, tele, tele.

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Alexander Klivecka

Alexander Klivecka wrote a review of on December 28, 2009

4 5

I am 6'2", 165lbs, and ski the 186cm mounted telemark with Hammerheads. When these hit the deep stuff, ooohwee! they are really really fun. Skiing these tele made me feel invincible, never even a thought of tip dive, control with power at high speeds, slashed turns on a dime. Also, incredibly stable on straightlines and runouts, more so than any other ski I've skied tele. When the snow gets chopped, they still perform really well, but I found that they are so wide that my tips would bash into each other on tighter turns, had to adjust my skiing style to accommodate for the width, but i feel like I'll get the hang of that pretty quick. On groomers and harder snow, watch out, they are a little dangerous and hard to control. Weren't awful, but definitely had some moments where I got squirrely...Not a one ski quiver, but don't claim to be. For pow days, really psyched that these are in my repertoire.

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Alexander Klivecka wrote a review of on December 14, 2009

4 5

I telemark on these in the 186 (well, the Karhu Team 100s, but the same ski with a different topsheet), mounted with Hammerheads and on Scarpa T-Races. I'm 6'2" and 165lbs. Skied these early season on pure ice, and they grip and edge surprisingly well on the hard stuff. Skied them yesterday on 36 inches of fresh pow, and they did great, despite the skinny waist. Really quick edge to edge, very comfortable at speed, felt really stable and powerful. The snow was a little heavy, so in the morning I was looking for a little more flotation, but as it became chopped up and bumpy, the skis really came into their element. I felt like I could just point and go, got bounced around a little bit, but always with a feeling of control. Highly recommended.

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Alexander Klivecka wrote a review of on November 20, 2009

5 5

Hammerheads are really the best telemark binding out there. I skied on O1s for a couple of years, until I got fed up with their constant maintenance issues and breakages. The Hammerheads provide smooth power and the huge toe piece makes my boots feel super-stable in the binding. They are easier to clip on, easier to clip off, and unlike the O1s, they don't back off while you're skiing (the O1s require constant adjustment of the cartridges to keep them at the desired preload). The adjustable pivot point makes changing resistance a breeze, so I can crank it up for gnarly, technical terrain, and crank it down for more mellow days. While they don't tour as well as the O1s, the forward pivot point setting is almost free pivot, and I'm amped to have my HHs on the way down. Nothing better to drive big skis. I LOVE HAMMERHEADS!

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Alexander Klivecka wrote a review of on October 28, 2009

5 5

The Buckles on my T-Races started to bend out of shape at the end of last season (NOTE that I haven't heard of this being a common problem...50+ days of hard skiing will naturally yield some wear and tear). I emailed warranty@scarpa.com, and received a very prompt reply. Because I was within the one-year warranty, new buckles were mailed to me with no hassle, a really great customer service experience. (The same can't be said for some other brands, like G3, which has a terrible warranty program. NEVER BUY G3!) Scarpa you rock!

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Alexander Klivecka wrote a review of on May 27, 2009

5 5

I have a bony ass, and these work great to protect the grundle area from abuse. They also look really cool, just the right length. The adjustable velcro waist is nice for fine-tuning the fit (it has velcro tabs like some ski pants do). Also, the huge vents on the front work great for preventing swamp ass after a long day of riding.

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Alexander Klivecka wrote a review of on May 19, 2009

5 5

Great helmet, amazing airflow, really light, great adjustable fit, looks dope. BE AWARE however, that the matte brown style has a blue floral pattern on the back section. Additionally, it comes in a pink box that says "ladies" on it. I just put some stickers over the flowers and went on with my life, but if you're not into flowery stuff and want to look cool and tough, don't buy that style...

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