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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

Re: Not right
I have to lift my heel up to get the pins to engage. Then I lock it down with the binding. It's almost like the duckbill is too thin or the binding isn't closing tight enough. I just measur...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 15, 9:18am

Re: Question for 3-pin boot users
Just to be clear, when my heel is flat on the ski the duckbill lifts slightly off the pins. When I lift my heel it drops down and the pins seat fully.

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 15, 12:19am

Question for 3-pin boot users
So in an attempt to learn to ski a little better and expand my winter horizons, I got a pair of three-pin tele boots (Alpina Alaska) and a set of Voile Mountaineer bindings for my 125 cm Altai Hoks...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 14, 11:48pm

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Edit: Upon further reflection I'm sure someone else needs this more than me.

In Gear Swap » Patagonia NanoPIF
January 14, 10:46pm

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