Wasatch Backcountry, Snowbird, Alta, Grand Targhee
How has the fit on this new 2014 version changed from the 2013 model? I want this so bad, but the fit was off when I tried last year's model!
A group of Gearheads from our CS department recently took a trip up to Powder Mountain, Utah to sample some freshness and cat skiing. MEEEEEOW!
This board can really shred the pow.
Can you find the goat sticker on each and every board or ski?
A Backcountry.com employee ski day up at Powder Mountain, Utah! See if you can spot all the goats, there's one on every ski.
BC employee Laurel grinning big after a fresh, fresh run at Powder Mountain, Utah. After a bit of exploration in the powder country Laurel boards the bus back to the base.
Turns for days....LOVIN' IT!
Backcountry employee Laurel finding some freshness at Powder Mountain, Utah.
Fellow Backcountry employee Alyssa F. rocks these boots with style and finesse. She shreds park on occasion and reports herself to be very happy with these boots , as am I.
We lady shredders agree - these boots are sick.
A fellow employee, Alyssa F. and myself enjoy a fine day at Powder Mountain on our 2012 and 2013 VJJs.
There are no tweaks or changes to this ski between 2012 and this current 2013-3014 model (save the topsheets, of course).
BIG, NEAT changes in store for VJJs of the future....
Stay tuned for the 2014-2015 model! I'm SO excited to check it out!
Within the cloak of darkness,
This is when the magic happens.
The full moon shines bright, the lines are tight,
The flash is bright and the skis are right.
Skier: Technica/Blizzard athlete Marcus Caston and a flawless hop turn.
Thanks for the question!
Dimensions: 27" H x 18" W x 12" D.
Weight: 2 lb 5 oz.
A question you will need to ask yourself is HOW MUCH touring do you plan on doing? Will the approaches be steep or long? Or are you primarily doing quick/short tours through resort gates? The intensity and frequency with which you plan to tour will help you answer this question.
If you are banging out lengthy, all day adventures, than this ski wouldn't be my first choice. At over 4lbs per ski, you could DEFINITELY go lighter without sacrificing too much float. This too will help you determine if you want tech or frame bindings. If you are going to be out all day, you will RAPIDLY come to appreciate the weightlessness of tech bindings and a lighter ski when compared to a ski like this helix and a frame binding.
So consider the type of touring you plan to bang out, and I think this will help guide you. If you are just banging out short quick laps, these will be awesome!
Yep, the 100mm brakes will work quite nicely with your 99mm skis. Party on.
Not only can you take these on frigid multi-day trips to ensure your feets are fighting fit - they also work quite nicely on the home front.
A very versatile bit of footwear, if you ask me.