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Durango, Colorado

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Gavin wrote an answer about on March 29, 2012

Hammerheads are an extremely versatile and responsive binding. I've skied it on 80mm park skis to powering my big 130mm pow skis. With the different positions you can adjust how "stiff" the binding is and how active the flex point it. It is extremely bomb proof and I've never had any problems with it. If your looking into touring then I would suggest springing for the Axl. The tour mode is legit and the binding is way sturdier than say a BD O1. I ski everything from park to big lines on my Axl and it's never failed me.

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Gavin wrote an answer about on November 21, 2010

I have the prophet 130's mounted with hammerheads and have never been happier with a pow ski. Perfect for a tele mount, mounted at pin line center. The tip rocker is awesome, no sinking tips, and they charge through crud. Have enough side -cut and are stiff enough to be good on hard pack, while playful enough to throw down.
Having said that, I am currently looking at mounting this years bacon with axls. They are light and have similar specs to the 130, but with a litttle bit more tip rocker. Both skis are sick for pow, so it really depends what your doing with them. The 130's are very powder specific, while the bacon's will be more of an all-mountain ski.

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Gavin wrote an answer about on November 21, 2010

Still need a little clarification...Giving my 168 Nomads with BD O1's and mid stiff cartridges to my girlfriend, she wears a mondo 24.5 and is just starting to tele. Do I need to replace the cables as well as the cartidges to convert the binding assembly to freeflex small to fit her smaller boot? (i.e. the backcountry repair kit and replacement cartridges, totally over $100)?

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Gavin wrote a review of on February 24, 2010

5 5

I have these skis mounted hammerheads and they are straight-lining, cliff-dropping, chop-busting skis. The huge size takes a little getting used to and I ended up crossing them a few times at high speeds until I got used to them, but the early rise and wide tip gives them incredible float and the ability to stomp through chop exceptionally well. Even though they are so big they do well on-piste as long as your willing to give them the speed they deserve. As a backcountry setup they aren't super light, but aren't super heavy either (they are lighter than my 168 Nomads). Definately need a super stiff binding to be able to control them, hammerheads are a must.

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Gavin wrote a question about on February 17, 2010

How would these skis compare to the EP Pro's as a tele setup? I like the price tag of these better than the EP pros and am in need of a pow ski. I will mount hammerheads on whatever I end up getting.

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Gavin wrote a question about on February 9, 2010

I am looking into getting a bigger pow ski than my 168 Nomads with BD O1's. I'm debating over the EP pros or the Salomon Czars, both would be mounted with a hammerhead. Anybody skiied either of the skis as a tele setup? I'm curious if the EP pros will be a bit too soft, and where to mount them. I'm 6'1" and 140 lbs. and want a nice playful pow tele-ski.

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Gavin wrote a review of on December 17, 2009

4 5

These pants are nice and lightweight with zero insulation. But they keep you dry. Wearing some thermals underneath make them perfect for cold days, and the side and inseam vents are sweet for super hot days. My only complaint is that they run really long. For sig fit pants they sure are baggy. As long as you have your boots on they are fine, but once you take them off they are draggin on the ground, even with the little tab to hold them up.

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