I love these boots! The design for the walk mode is metal on metal, so it doesn't wear out over time or effect the down hill performance. The action strap closure system is super tight. Also, out of all the boots with a walk mode and a 130 rated flex that i have tried, these feel the stiffest. The rubber soles are a nice feature as well.
I havent been climbing very long, and these are my first shoes. These seem to grip really well, even on slippery rock. I have mainly used these outside, but i have done a little gym climbing, and these did pretty well with that, too. These are great shoes if your just starting out, i don't know how well they will work for more experienced climbers, though
I skied these really hard last season, and I was very impressed. I felt super comfortable on them on all kinds of terrain. They handle speed very well, they could stomp anything, and I never really had any problems with pre release. The full steel construction and 18 din make these super reliable, so you can really push these as much as you can on any other binding. I would definitely buy these before I bought any marker binding, but the FKS is arguably a better choice. I love how easy these are to get in and out of, and how low to the ski they are. Theres no butt hole killer tail pieces, which is kind of nice on backslaps. I dont know why more people dont use these, they're really great big mountain bindings.
ALso, i dont know why these are in the touring section, but you guys might want to change that.
I love these skins. The glue works great unless it's unbelievably cold. The tip hook design is really cool, because it works great with any ski tip shape. The tail clips work really well for me, but I have talked to people that don't like them. They have great grip, I didn't feel like I was sliding backwards at all, even when I was on steep icy climbs. G3 really nailed it with these
I use this everyday. You can cary skis with it, put your books in it, throw some climbing gear in it, or pretty much anything else that you would need in one day. Im also really impressed with how well made these are, especially considering the price. My only issue is It would be so much better if they made it just a little bit bigger, but its usually not a problem. Whatever it is your doing, if your just doing it for one day, this is the pack you want.
Im trying to deside between this and the 4frnt CRJ. I want a good all-mountain powder ski. I also have a pair of salomon El Dictators, but I want another ski for days that I dont need a 43 meter turn radius. I basically want something that can ski hardpack, but skis powder just a little better.
I am 6' 150lb. I bought the 180, but i probably should have gone longer. This ski does extremely well in untouched snow. you can make almost any turn shape you want, and you never have to worry about sinking in. I have used them for touring, and even if they aren't ideal, they work. they are definatly much lighter than most skis of this width. i only wish these were stiffer. In chopped up snow they aren't very stable due to the softer tail. they can ski big mountain terrain very well, and you can ski fast, but they can feel a little unstable at speed. all in all, they are a great powder ski, and there are no real problems with it.