Guidebook author and Backcountry Magazine founder Brian Litz stopped by the other day for a Wildsnow workshop hit. Plan: Mount a pair of Dynafit FT10 backcountry skiing bindings on his shiny new Rossignol SC-97 Phantoms.
Phantoms are said to be sweet planks. The new look is white, our favorite ski color. Dimensions 130 /97/115 are definitely in the zone of performance width, but not so wide as to cause slogitis.
Big guys need big tools. Editor's choice for release check? Four foot wrecking bar.
Crux of any Dynafit mount is removing and replacing the lateral release spring cap. Here Brian takes his time to get it right. Best strategy, pop your Tecate AFTER this stage of the mount, otherwise you might be digging around on the web for Dynafit's customer service number.
Payment for the WildSnow shop treatment is sporting our sticker on your planks. Brian figured a hit with the waxing iron would help.
A man and his ride (or in this case, a variety of rides.) Brian's choice in boot is Garmont Radium.
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