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Alex Quitiquit

Alex Quitiquit

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Dat Wasatch Range

Alex Quitiquit's Passions

Skiing
Climbing
Fly Fishing

Alex Quitiquit's Bio

Born and raised in the Wasatch, I'm a creature of rock, ice, and air.

Follow the shenanigans on instagram - @alexquitiquit

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on January 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I first got my hands on the Fischer Travers Carbon, I was amazed at the simplicity in the boot overall and its weight.

Essentially 1 KG per boot, with its closure/buckle system centered around a BOA synch for the lower and booster strap for the upper - It couldn't be any more streamlined.

The initial impression was how comfortable and dialed in you can get the fit, right out of the box. I eventually heated the liners and was able to get it perfect, but right from the beginning I was impressed with its comfort and fit. The BOA allows you to get a consistent and tight fit around your forefoot without any pressure points.

The boot last is marketed as 100mm and I would agree, and even say that it could fit a slightly wider foot (my feet vary in width often) - I have not noticed any slop.

The walk mode on this boot is simple and very stiff. Its a quick flip of the lever and you go from the full range of motion in tour mode, to a roughly 95 flex when the power strap is ratcheted down and the BOA synched. The transition from tour/ski is roughly 10 seconds per boot.

The touring speaks for itself. Super effortless motion in tour mode, great action from the cuff, and simple walk/ski mechanism.

The boot also crushes on the down - especially when paired with a lighter weight kit. If you keep it all (skis/bindings) under 7.5 pounds (an easy task with the assortment these days) - you will float on the skin track and shred on the down.

For the simplest touring boot on the market with the highest amount of comfort and skiability for its weight class - The Travers is top class.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on November 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've got two pairs of skis with G3 ions. These are great in that i can interchange the mounts for them easily (they screw directly into the existing binding holes and you dont need to remount)

They are also the simplest to connect and disconnect. And they can be connected disconnected without having to remove your boot from the toe piece. So when you are sketchy out, sidehilling, on a side slope, you can just bust these out, connect them - and be on your way.

They are light, and pack down pretty small - an excellent and must have piece for efficient touring. Quick wasting time trying to stick to that steep slick skin track and pop these on.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on November 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is one of those pieces. After having this pack for 2 seasons now, i feel naked on hikes, tours, climbs without it. It fits so great and has stood the test of time in regards to durability.

Excellent pack for ski touring - diagonal carry, horizontal strap for snowboard or adjusting carry, goggle pocket, wet pockets for shovel probe, back entry for when you do have stuff on the back.

Excellent, bought another for a gift!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on November 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Staple it together and call it bad weather!

This thing is great for some bad weather, when things get a little wet, and has some great features. Awesome carrying case for the laptop, and great interior space with the ability to compartmentalize.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on November 17, 2016

5 5

I'm a guidebook collector. Everytime I visit a location, I visit the local shop and buy the local guide. It's my way of justifying my otherwise dirtbag lifestyle (i.e. never pay to sleep on the ground)

This guide is fantastically produced. Great color images with straight forward topos with color gradients for difficulty which makes it really easy to identify routes in your range. The stars are neither sandbagged or overhyped. The allegories available for certain routes are fantastic, and even I have a few new routes in there. (not recommended)

For All things granite in the Wasatch - the ole ruckman guide has been a great guide, but it was time for an update!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on November 11, 2016

Float UP.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Black Diamond Helio is top tier for touring skis this season. After demo'ing and testing out skis from across many brands the Helio always rose to the top (pun intended)

The true function of this ski lies with its weight to stiffness. Extremely light carbon construction also lends itself to stiffness and easy engagement of the turn.

While this ski can essentially be skied with any boot - it would be most complemented by a lightweight touring boot - Backland, TLT6/7, F1 Scarpa, Fischer Travers Carbon, Arc'teryx Procline.

With the correct kit, the amount of weight that can be shed, but the right amount of skiable attained is excellent with the BD helio.

One of my favorite options of touring and easily the best skiing of its weight class.

First Class!

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