Archive | June, 2010

June on Mt Hood

June on Mt Hood

In classic Junuary fashion, old man winter has been slow in leaving this year. June is often a little colder and wetter than it seems like it should be, but this year has been even cooler than normal. Given the unstable weather, I have not been too inspired to get out skiing, but as a member of the Hood River… Read More

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2010 K2 Wayback Ski Review

Sneak Peek at 2010 Ski Testing: K2 Wayback

  K2’s 2010 backcountry ski line-up has a few notable changes from the 2009 season. First, all of K2’s Backside line feature their new p-tex top sheet material. The idea behind the p-tex is to keep snow from building up on the top sheets, a great way reduce uphill weight. Does it work? To be honest, we did not get… Read More

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Rocketbox ski carrier modification

Rocketbox Modification

Rooftop cargo boxes are a great way to haul skis and keep your gear out of your vehicle. I have a Yakima Rocketbox and I use it all winter long (and then some), but I have found that my ski edges often rust when I leave my skis in the box for multiple days. Basically, snowmelt from the skis pools… Read More

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