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fritschi vipec 12

Fritschi Vipec 12 Binding Review

The Fritschi Vipec 12, having weathered a few initial glitches last season, hit the market in 2015 refined and I've spent the past couple months logging hours on the current model in the backcountry and at the ski resort. The bottom line is that Fritschi has set themselves up as a viable player in the tech-binding market and the Vipec offers several unique characteristics that are likely to help push tech-binding design into the future. First, the basics; the Fritschi Vipec 12 is compatible with all tech-compatible boots. Like Dynafit bindings or the G3 ION, the Vipec offers a release value, but it not a DIN certified release. What really sets the Fritschi Vipec 12 apart from the competition are features that address evolving release technology in…

ski test tuning

2016 Backcountry Skis – Ski Testing Part II

2016 backcountry skis – Ski testing part II In keeping with the first ski testing post’s focus on 2016 backcountry skis with 90-99 mm waists, here are a few thoughts on skis with waist widths in the 90’s. Generally speaking, for West Coast backcountry skiers, a mid-90’s waist on a backcountry ski is considered on the narrow side and remains a quiver… Read More

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fritschi vipec 12

Fritschi Vipec 12 Binding Review

The Fritschi Vipec 12, having weathered a few initial glitches last season, hit the market in 2015 refined and I’ve spent the past couple months logging hours on the current model in the backcountry and at the ski resort. The bottom line is that Fritschi has set themselves up as a viable player in the tech-binding market and the Vipec offers… Read More

ski test tuning

2016 Backcountry Skis – Ski Testing Part II

2016 backcountry skis – Ski testing part II In keeping with the first ski testing post’s focus on 2016 backcountry skis with 90-99 mm waists, here are a few thoughts on skis with waist widths in the 90’s. Generally speaking, for West Coast backcountry skiers, a mid-90’s waist on a backcountry ski is considered on the narrow side and remains a quiver… Read More

2016 ski reviews

2016 Backcountry Skis – Ski testing part I

We’ve been running through an impressive line-up of 2016 backcountry skis for our annual ski test. Mt Hood served up a classic spring mix of new snow and sunshine to help with the test process. There’s really nothing like varied spring snow conditions to run a ski though the paces. We’ve made a concerted effort to focus on skis truly designed with… Read More

paranormal skis

Paranormal Skis – Smithers, BC

I spent the day testing a pair of handcrafted Paranormal Skis in Smithers, BC up at the local ski hill, Hudson Bay Mountain. James at Paranormal has been designing and building skis for about four years in his self-built workshop. His passion for the design/build process is as impressive as the equipment he has created in his shop. From his ski… Read More

  • Off-Piste Magazine

    Issue 61 March 2014

    Off-Piste the backcountry skier's magazine, Repair-Renew-Recycle, Zed Final, Hillmap, Rogers Pass 411

  • Issue 60

    Issue 60 January 2014

    Off-Piste the backcountry skier's magazine, Wallowa History, Touring Jackets, Zed III, Daily Debrief, Origins of Telemark

  • Off-Piste Magazine

    Issue 59 December 2013

    Off-Piste the backcountry skier's magazine, Issue 59 December 2013, ski pack reviews, ski cutting, Zed part II, Breathe

  • op58

    Off-Piste Mag Issue 58 October 2013

    Off-Piste the backcountry skier's magazine, 2014  Ski Reviews, Dirtbaggin, Kim Havell, GOSG, Zed part I

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