Video and Thoughts on Risks of Locked Binding Toes

Our thoughts are based on the talk by a biomechanical engineer Jeff Campbell. You can watch the 25min video further below.

We are all guilty of locking out our tech toe pieces while skiing downhill. If you are thinking "not me" right now then you are probably lying or you … [Read more...]

Taking Science to Skimo: Skin Glide Testing

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Montagnes magazine recently published an article detailing a scientific study sponsored by POMOCA and carried out by the Technologie Zentrum Ski und … [Read more...]

Helmets Don’t Prevent Concussions but Still Useful

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With the news of ISMF rule changes regarding skimo racing helmets (see my article here) I have been looking for more information about how well the … [Read more...]

Is Your Skimo Helmet Legal for Racing? New ISMF Rule and the EN 12492, EN 1077 and UIAA 106 certifications

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Several weeks ago, we hinted that some new ISMF rule changes will affect the gear skimo athletes will need to use at ISMF sanctioned races starting … [Read more...]

In-depth La Sportiva shoes review and comparison: Akasha vs Bushido vs Helios SR

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Overview: Suitability: Akasha - long distance trail and mountain running (lots of cushioning) Bushido - technical mountain running and … [Read more...]

Important Changes to 2017 ISMF Race Gear Rules

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Several important rule changes were adopted in that will impact racers competing on the World Cup and at World Championships level in the upcoming … [Read more...]

Review of Free Range Equipment Raven Pack

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Quick overview: Usual full price: $169 USD Weight: 540 g (one size) Volume: 25 L Pros: versatile, durable, spacious, lightweight, 2 ice axe … [Read more...]

Review of Adidas Terrex Skychaser Trail Running Shoes

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Quick overview: Usual full price: about $160.00 USD Weight: 325 g (single shoe) Pros: Traction and Grip, Built quality, … [Read more...]

Fischer Profoil Skins Review: New way of skinning

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Overview: Usual full price: $225 USD - (Skimo.co) Weight: 230g/pair (for Fischer TransAlp 80 skis at 170cm) Compatibility: Fischer TransAlp, … [Read more...]

New Ski Mountaineering and Skimo Racing Skis: La Sportiva, Fischer, Black Diamond, Dynafit, Salomon, Atomic, Hagan, Voile

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During my recent visit to Outdoor Retailer show I had a chance to touch, flex and discover new skimo racing and ski mountaineering skis that will be … [Read more...]

450 grams: New La Sportiva Stratos Hi-Cube Skimo Racing Boots

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"How much lighter can they get? How much longer to 300 grams?" That's what I keep asking myself every year now since new superbly light skimo boots … [Read more...]

Preview of new Fischer Travers Carbon ski mountaineering boots

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There were a couple of new ski mountaineering and ski touring boots that caught my eye at the recent Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City. In this … [Read more...]