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    Default Re: Ski Bindings

    Put another way, this strikes me as a dubious strategy for anything that involves actual skinning.
     

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    Default Re: Ski Bindings

    Completely agree. For skinning you need appropriate bindings and boots. Anything else would be a nightmare after 20 minutes.
     

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    I don't skin so just relaying what friend's daughter said. The days she and her friends do skin they typically will skin up the Middlebury Snow Bowl, do some touring on the Long trail above the Snow Bowl. Then they will take runs at the snowbowl. Being former D1 ski racers, she and her friends ski kind of fast, and hard.
     

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    Modern bindings like Marker Kingpin can be skied very hard and fast.
     

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    Toddy and Lionel,
    You are overthinking what Bongobob wrote. She is referring to Middlebury snowbowl and not too serious. What you are really doing is just a little side country. Hell, you can boot pack it. I think for bobonli with young kids, all he really needs to do is goof around in a little side country. East coast is tight space. Totally different from out west or Europe.

    If I was Bobolni, I'd just head up to Jaypeak on a snowy weekend, and hit the glades. or Sugarbush and hit slidebrook basin. I really enjoyed hitting the trees with my girls when they were younger.


    Although, this year is crap.
     

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    Yeah - I have been to Middlebury Snowbowl (Shout out to my fellow NESCAC alumni!) and i understand you can bootpack or skate for 100m in alpine gear. But the statement that ‘normal’ alpine boots should be used for any activity that requires actually attaching skins to skis could not exist unchallenged on the internet. I feel I am doing future generations a service here...
     

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    Default Re: Ski Bindings

    Sidenote - My friends that coach use touring boots because they are more comfortable for standing around on the hill for hours at a time. Tell her to get on that!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddykins View Post
    Yeah - I have been to Middlebury Snowbowl (Shout out to my fellow NESCAC alumni!) and i understand you can bootpack or skate for 100m in alpine gear. But the statement that ‘normal’ alpine boots should be used for any activity that requires actually attaching skins to skis could not exist unchallenged on the internet. I feel I am doing future generations a service here...

    Snowboard boots are even more comfortable. And you get the enjoy the snowshoe death marches.

    But I hear what you are saying. Generally, once you are a dad, the things you want to do, are not the things you will get to do. I've been grounded for 20 years.



     

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    Default Re: Ski Bindings

    20 pages on the buy Lionel a splitboard thread then?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    Snowboard boots are even more comfortable. And you get the enjoy the snowshoe death marches.
    I'd be extremely UNcomfortable in snowboard boots on a steep boot ladder unless I had crampons. I see people doing it though.
     

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    Being an old fart, I don't always write very well. Abby did not say you should use alpine boots. She said you could in a pinch, if you do not intend do do much skinning. Think Abby uses coaches' boots. Have not attended a carnival race in at least 12 years, or been a gate keeper in 14, so I have not seen Abby's gear lately. Abby has been coaching at Middlebury College for 11 years, previously at St. Lawrence for two years while she was getting her masters degree. Think she has her gear dialed in by now. Yes, the Snow bowl is not huge, only 1000 vertical.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    Toddy and Lionel,
    You are overthinking what Bongobob wrote. She is referring to Middlebury snowbowl and not too serious. What you are really doing is just a little side country. Hell, you can boot pack it. I think for bobonli with young kids, all he really needs to do is goof around in a little side country. East coast is tight space. Totally different from out west or Europe.

    If I was Bobolni, I'd just head up to Jaypeak on a snowy weekend, and hit the glades. or Sugarbush and hit slidebrook basin. I really enjoyed hitting the trees with my girls when they were younger.


    Although, this year is crap.
    Sounds about right! We skied our first glade this past week at Gore. And I hesitate to use the word 'glade' because it was really a small goat path connecting trails, but the kids enjoyed the adventure of navigating trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddykins View Post
    20 pages on the buy Lionel a splitboard thread then?
    Never snowboarded, never will I think. Have 5 pairs of skis though :) Like bikes the do it all skis are not quite available.
     

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