Naxo Backcountry Skiing Binding Durability – and Blog Comments

Post by blogger | March 10, 2005      

Naxo binding durability update: I got a chuckle when I was checking the TGR forums to see what they were talking about. Person posted this, and mentioned they broke their “fragile” Naxos during what appears to be a Darwin Awards audition (typos from one-handed typing are left intact):

“… Made some nice turns then decided to point it (bad decision). For some reason people were waiving their arms at me. That nice pow was barely concealing a beachball sized rock. Hit it dead on and did a double eject kamakaze. Onlookes said they thought I was going to die. Was looking at a facefull of more rocks whwn I put my hand down, did a handspring and landed on a hard flat rock. Couldnt breath for 20 secs or so – terrifying. Now I can barely move the hand that was put down…”

Blog style note: Since it’s unknown if anonymous forum posters are male or female, we frequently use awkward but accurate gender neutral terms such as “person” to refer to such people, rather than “him,” “he,” “she,” etcetera.

Blog Comment: C’mon Lou. I know you’re trying to be thoughtful and inclusive, but the TGR narrative describing the quarry huckfest almost certainly was a guy… MR


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