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Re: Question for 3-pin boot users
I measured the binding I have and the minimum size is 16 mm, which is off from the factory spec of 13 mm. It's the same for both bindings, so I am afraid that the spec is wrong and the replacem...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 16, 5:46pm

Re: X-Trace binding experiences?
Charley, that's how I ended up with heavier but non-plastic 3-pin boots. I skied the X-Trace a bunch with a light pair of boots and found them OK in low-angle good snow, but anything tricky and...

In Winter Hiking » X-Trace binding experiences
January 15, 3:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Question for 3-pin boot users
Bob, at this rate I'll be looking for animal tracks in the mud. No snow in the forecast at the moment.

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 15, 3:00pm

Re: Question for 3-pin boot users
Doug, thanks for the suggestions on the alternate bindings. I'd prefer the Voiles since my skis have drilled inserts for them, but if they don't work I'll try those instead. Charley...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 15, 2:55pm

Re: Re: Question for 3-pin boot users
Thanks all for the suggestions. My boot is 9/16" thick, which is 14.3 mm. Mountain Gear was very helpful - they say the manufacturer specified range is 13-19 mm so my boot is on the lower end ...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 15, 1:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Probably physically impossible anyhow
Good point Roger. I was thinking of human hair at ~10 microns thick but of course down plumules are thinner than that. Do the currently available treatments (DownTek etc.) add a measurable amount o...

In GEAR » Could high FP-down benefit from an anti-humidity treatment ?
January 15, 10:12am

Re: Re: They did it!!!
I saw their headlamps on the wall over Christmas. Very cool that they finally finished this project. I remember hearing about it on Supertopo a good five years ago. Warren Harding certainly got ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » They did it!!!
January 15, 10:09am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Not right
I agree Art... Correction, my duckbill is 9/16, not 5/8 thick.

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 15, 9:56am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Not right
I called Mountain Gear to get some advice, they're going to try to help me, but the backup plan is to bend the binding or add a shim.

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 15, 9:43am

Re: Re: Re: Not right
Yeah, I installed the heel risers, so even "heel down" is 1/2" above the ski. Can anyone measure the thickness of their duckbill and see if it matches the 5/8" I measured on ...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 15, 9:42am

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm