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New Use for the Old Hole

New Use for the Old Hole

| December 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

Traditionally, the main distinctions between alpine skis and backcountry skis have been that backcountry skis were lighter, may have have been reinforced for tele binding mounting and had holes in the tips & tails. The first two distinctions don’t seem to be as common nowadays, but the third, holes in the tips/tails, is still a […]

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Field Repairs

Field Repairs

| June 27, 2008 | 3 Comments

Field tuning ski gear is less than ideal, but often times necessary if you go on an extended trip with endless icy or gloppy conditions.  As with most expedition situations, inspiration is more important than perfection and the goal is to make due with what you have rather than packing extra gear. Edges Sharpening It is […]

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Vise Squad

Vise Squad

| June 24, 2008 | 3 Comments

Tuning (or trying to tune) a pair of skis without a bench and a vise is almost worse than not tuning them at all.  The skis fall over, you slice your hand, the wall gets scratched and the tune comes out marginal at best.  The backbone of a good tuning system is a solid bench […]

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