Before cutting the skins, I somehow got roped into doing this week’s blessing of the snows.
|We’ve got new fur to test from Climbing Skins Direct. Check out the printing! Who would have ever thought we’d get bumper stickers for our ski bases? These guys are ramping it up. They say their skins match the glide performance of the original Ascension purple skins, and slide nearly as good a mohair. To keep it holy, the storage paper on these skins is unbleached and recycled, and they’re not treated with environmentally nasty DWR but rather depend on being waxed. It’s unknown if the plush is made from recycled cell phones, but we’ve heard a rumor that’s true as well.Check them out. We be testing.|
And more from the WildSnow gear dump:
|We’re leaving for Europe in a few days. Louie wore out his pair of Scarpa Spirit 3 so last night we converted the kitchen into a boot molding shop and got the new pair ready to rock. He likes the fit of the Scarpa last, and the performance/weight ratio of the Spirit 3 is just right for style of human powered skiing we’ll be doing on our coming trip. So that’s his boot choice. Lisa and I will be in Dynafit boots: women’s ZZero 4 and men’s ZZero Green Machine.
Lisa and I got out yesterday for a short powder hike. It’s dumping snow this morning (looks like the March monsoon is finally here) and we should probably just go up to the ski resorts, but we need to test the new boot fit so we’ll go hike something safe. Stay tuned for our European gear lists coming at you soon.