Gee  Alsenz

Gee Alsenz

Bozeman, MT/South Royalton, VT

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Guy 's Bio

Avid skier, climber, runner, and yogi. I've ditched a dirt-bag lifestyle in favor of becoming "responsible," "educated," and "employed," but my passion for the outdoors has only increased.

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on November 11, 2009

5 5

I've a narrow, long foot with big toes. I hate crack climbing with shoes that destroy my toes. The TC Pro was La Sportiva's answer to my prayers. Stiff, great for jamming and edges, decent toe box. The mid-top protects ankles very well. I recommend sizing down 1 full size from street for a trad fit. These will stretch around a half-size if you sweat and use em like me...

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Gee Alsenz wrote an answer about on March 25, 2009

Go to your local ski shop and see what the boot pros can do with adding shims around the liner cuff. I made a custom home-job for the same issue; it seems all my scarpa boots pre 06 are meant for big calves. however i have not experienced this issue with new scarpa models ive purchased so have faith...

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on March 25, 2009

5 5

Bought these off a guy cheap @ the gym. Turns out they are great even though I normally dont buy evolv. I esp like the toe patch and tight heel for bouldering. At the same time these did great for me on the slippery worn rock @ Rumney re: sport and the random trad routes. Big fan.

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on March 25, 2009

4 5

Finally got on a pair of these. TOured up Paradise mtn outside chico couple weeks back. Light enough for touring but still maintains reasonable stiffness and stability at speeds. As many already know, these ski like...surprise...Karhus Storm. 100 underfoot is a great fit for my needs and mixed on-off piste adventures. Buy em - won't be disappointed

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on March 25, 2009

3 5

Buddy let me swap my T2X for his Seekers for a tour in the Crazy Mtns. Overall, the seeker is intended to be a touring but on-piste capable boot. I was not impressed by the low cuff, and the boa-lacing wire system on the liner didn't work very well for me. Sizing is pretty much the same as Scarpa's mondos, so have confidence there. Specifically I did not feel the bellows flexed stiff enough compared to the T2X. I think this boot is ok for the avg BC-oriented individual, but I will be sticking with the T2X.

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Gee Alsenz wrote an answer about on March 4, 2009

Depends on the rocker. I have tried it on the K2 ObSethed's, but not with something as rockered as say, the HellBent. The ObSethed's handled it well, hardly noticed a different in the fact that there was a rocker.-------Never tried with tail rocker, but BD Megawatts tour just fine...-------I skin with Praxis pows (reverse camber & rocker) w/o giving up too much performance. Not pretty, but do-able, esp if you are using rockered skis for their purpose. i.e. skinning for turns on deep days.

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on February 20, 2009

5 5

Finally got on a pr of these after looking at em for seasons. You first notice the lightness, then you wonder if it will hold speed. No worries; it does. And it turns easily and yet maintains stability over a variety of surfaces. I had great turns through 8" powder, 3-4" mank, and on dusted groomers. Wish Voile made a 190.

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on February 20, 2009

3 5

Not an all-mtn ski. The Hombre definitely skis best when at medium-high speeds. Turn initiation at slow speeds is tough, and the trees became a nightmare instead of a pleasure. Also, going down 15' or less wide chutes became a bit dicey when you have to hop-turn cause the ski aint nimble. Not my favorite, but maybe its yours...

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on February 11, 2009

4 5

Very forward-leaning. Yes, you can adjust it, but know it is an agressive downhill stance, and walking or bootpacking in them is interesting. Also, the fit of the Raptor is true to size, so if you downsize your shell be careful; my instep gets crunched hard. Overall a great boot for race-inspired skiing and turns, on powder, mank or groomers.

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Gee Alsenz wrote an answer about on February 10, 2009

Whiteboyborb: I suggest going to your local ski tech and having them fit you with heel shims. I have a low volume foot and often feel like liners don't "suck" my heel in place enough, even from the first blowing of a new liner. I've used what the ski-tech described as a "butterfly shim" on the liner to pinch/contract the liner along the heel. So far it has made the dead space in the heel disappear. Good luck.

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