Post by blogger | November 17, 2009      

Working on the TAV camper blog today, and we got most of our Black Diamond expedition gear so we’re sorting that out. More later, just thought I’d drop a line here for those of you waiting for info on the camper.

Black Diamond gear for Denali.

Denali gear from BD, sharps such as Sabertooth crampons, Whippet poles, and Raven Ultra ice axes, also hats, ski straps, other cool stuff. Reviews of it all in process.



8 Responses to “Blogomania”

  1. dongshow November 17th, 2009 3:14 pm

    lucky lucky

  2. Caleb November 17th, 2009 6:18 pm

    Looks like we have some serious testing to do fellas. I’ll head over that way this week Lou. Should have taken my TNF Himalyan Parka down to the Sangres yesterday. It was -11F at the TH, oh well.

  3. nick November 17th, 2009 6:43 pm

    Very exciting. I was in Ute yesterday fondling the new sabertooths, they look much nicer than my old ones. Stainless steel, and the balling plates look much better integrated.

  4. Walt November 17th, 2009 10:55 pm

    I bought my Dynafit FT 10’s just before the Dynafit FT 12″s came out. I really wish I had the 12’s because I am a big guy and usually ski right around 10 or 11 DIN. Anyway, there looks to but very little difference between the two models. So, I was wondering if you know if it is possible to convert the FT 10’s to FT 12’s by changing the springs and whatever else that needs to be done? Will Dynafit sell the parts?

  5. Mark W November 17th, 2009 11:05 pm

    Nice gear-o-mania. What skins are you testing for Denali?

  6. Lou November 18th, 2009 8:40 am

    Gear-o-rama! We’ll probably be using some skins from BD, as well as K2 and Dynafit. I’ll probably stick with mohair due to the huge amount of low angled touring.

  7. Mason November 18th, 2009 7:04 pm

    Is anyone out there using mohair for “regular” skinning? Like steep, switchbacking skintracks? Am I just going to be frustrated with them on the steep stuff even though I might save a little time and energy on the 2 or 3 mile slog in? I almost always skin in powder in SW Montana, not bragging, just not much warm weather crusts or well traveled skin tracks!

  8. Lou November 18th, 2009 7:59 pm

    Mason, I use mohair as much as possible, but I don’t use it in places where the local culture creates the ultra steep skin tracks. It grips ok when new, but once worn in (which makes it glide better) it doesn’t climb as well as nylon.

    I won’t get into the debate about skin track angle, but I tend to like slightly lower angle with mohair, so long as the track is broken. When breaking trail, I take the shortest distance possible!

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