Outdoor Retailer Trade Show – Backcountry Skiing Binding Collection Display (01-27-2005)

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | January 27, 2005      

Backcountry Skiing Bindings.
The binding display. See the online museum for details.

We spent part of today preparing Couloir Magazine’s trade show booth, including hanging our AT randonnee backcountry skiing binding collection. We’re not sure this pile of old hardware will work that well as booth decoration — but as we were hanging the bindings, a lot of people stopped by to check it out. If you’re a retailer or journalist at OR, please visit, I think you’ll be impressed. Everyone: can you ID all the bindings? Start a thread on the Couloir forum if you want to take a shot. We’ll give a magazine subscription and perhaps some other swag to the person who can name the most bindings in the collection. Believe it or not, I’ve skied on all these binding models except one, and starting as an AT binding reviewer in Climbing Magazine, then moving to Couloir, I’ve reviewed most of them over the years. It’s been interesting, to say the least! And even scary at times..

Morning post: Well, we shifted the whole clan out here to Utah, as in the Waaaastach. I’m sitting here in a friend’s house up above Park City, looking at a light Wasatch storm dusting powder heaven with a light coating of product. Headed down to SLC to help build the Couloir Magazine booth at the Outdoor Retailer trade show. Will hang the randonnee backcountry skiing binding collection in the booth, photos later today — and some backcountry skiing tomorrow!


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