Anything can be made to weigh less. Even so, we all know trimming weight can result in compromised function. Humans can be too skinny, bicycle frames can break, and skis…yes sometimes they’re too fragile. Thus, it was with some trepidation that we unsheathed this 46 gram excalibur of the neve. UpSki Quarry Saw is not a tempered steel weapon capable of hacking through ice, but I was surprised how well the sharpened carbon fiber teeth worked for isolating columns in our Colorado snowpack. My take: a specialized tool that’s quite nice in concept and could help avalanche pros and dedicated laymen carry less weight in their snow study kits.
Shop for the Upski Quarry Saw at Cripple Creek (click on the link for avalanche stuff). Weight weenies, you know you want one — resistance is futile.