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Ian Lauer

Ian Lauer

Rocky Mountains, Idaho

Ian's Passions

Trad Climbing
Telemark Skiing
Camping
Backpacking
Trail Running
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
Alpine Skiing
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

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Ian Lauer

Ian Lauer wrote an answer about on December 16, 2009

Get smalls for you boot size, we need more information as to your profile (height and weight at least) and the terrain you ski to determine which binding. Alpine boots will work, however they may be slightly uncomfortable and heavy to tour in unless they have a walk mode. Nothing you can't endure

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Ian Lauer wrote an answer about on December 16, 2009

I would suggest trying a simpler binding first. The lateral stability is good, similar to hammerhead or any other cable system but not as good as say an NTN system. Tons of people use them on piste, never heard a complaint.. The touring function however puts the toe fairly high above the ski and will compromise a bit of edge stability especially with an intermediate skier. The basic G3 targa or BD 02 might be a better

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Ian Lauer wrote an answer about on December 10, 2009

Most companies make a longer ski, you'll probably be looking at around 190cm. However a lot of the longer skis are in the big-mountain and powder skis. Check out the Volkl Mantras in 191cm. They are a good all-around ski and will be fairly stiff in flex, which you will likely need or learn to appreciate.

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Ian Lauer wrote an answer about on December 10, 2009

Either of those skis would perform for you. The momment bibby is a little less symmetrical front to back and therefor might be a better choice if you aren't skiing switch a lot. Neither have much camber if any under foot and won't be lively in anything but pow. For touring the momments might be a little lighter and easier to set trail with.

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Ian Lauer wrote a review of on December 8, 2009

5 5

Very nice product. Just came back from a decent storm at Alta with this and it performed great. Decently thick for a shell, seems like it will be durable. Elastic inner cuffs w/thumbloop and removable powderskirt keep you dry. Slim fit but still worked well with multiple layers underneath( 5'10'' 145lbs athletic build, purchased medium). Not much insulating value (none expected)but with a merino base layer and light softshell underneath I was warm at -5. My only two gripes, which are minor: the elastic for the hood comes out right by my mouth which was awkward when fully zipped. And fully zipped i could not pull the hood over my head. that said it also kept the hood from blowing off in gale-force winds.

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Ian Lauer wrote a review of on December 8, 2009

5 5

Iv'e owned three sets now and will probably purchase again. I am hard on gear and these have stood the test of time. They are thick and large to pack compared to others(ex. glidelite). Not so easy to pocket to keep glue warm. I only have touched up glue on one pair which was used for 3 seasons, more due to junk build up than loosing tack. I've used partner's skins and none have seemed to hold as well on the uphill.

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