Took The Plunge - New Gear

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Took The Plunge - New Gear

Postby tirolerpeter » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:53 pm

I cracked open the old wallet today and bought a pair of "Black Diamond Verdicts" in the 170cm length. Their dimensions are: 132mm-102mm-118mm and they weigh in at 8lbs 3oz. I am having a pair of "Silvretta Pure" AT bindings mounted on these boards. I need to find a pair of 100mm wide brakes for these skis since the bindings only came with a 90mm set. I also sprung for a pair of "Scarpa T4" AT boots with the thermo liners. I can't wait to play in the snow :D They should be ready to go by the 16th. I also stopped off at Snowbird and picked up my Alta/Bird Season pass. Now I just have to get myself ready to meet the demands of the season.
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re: Took The Plunge - New Gear

Postby Admin » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:56 pm

Silvretta makes "X-wide" brakes for the Pures - I have them on my Goliaths which are 104mm under foot. And those Verdicts are great skis.

But T4s...I'll confess ignorance regarding Scarpa's line, but aren't those tele boots?
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re: Took The Plunge - New Gear

Postby riverc0il » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:01 pm

Spirit 4 would be the AT boot in Scarpa's line that fits that nomenclature.
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re: Took The Plunge - New Gear

Postby tirolerpeter » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:06 pm

Correction: "Scarpa Spirit 4" is what I bought.
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re: Took The Plunge - New Gear

Postby Admin » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:09 pm

Congrats, then! Those binders will likely get most use during the shoulder seasons, but if you're gentle with them they'll be fine on lift-served, too. Pures aren't as durable as Fritschis, but they weigh a hell of a lot less and I've never come closing to breaking either of my pair. And you can likely heat those 90mm brakes with a torch to get them around the Verdicts.

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re: Took The Plunge - New Gear

Postby tirolerpeter » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:19 pm

I considered "bending" those babies, but I'm afraid heating them might damage the non-metallic parts. Also, I really don't like the idea of them sticking out at an angle and catching on stuff when I try to walk.

Skins? I simply forgot to buy them. Do you know of any sources/brands, other then what they sell at Black Diamond?
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Re: re: Took The Plunge - New Gear

Postby Admin » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:26 pm

tirolerpeter wrote:I considered "bending" those babies, but I'm afraid heating them might damage the non-metallic parts. Also, I really don't like the idea of them sticking out at an angle and catching on stuff when I try to walk.


Marc_C can tell you all about that. :wink:

tirolerpeter wrote:Skins? I simply forgot to buy them. Do you know of any sources/brands, other then what they sell at Black Diamond?


Well, if you bought your skis at BDEL they often will sell skins at the same time at a discount. I'm guessing that they'd still let you tack them on. Otherwise, Black Diamond Ascensions are quality, as are G3s -- Bob Dangerous, Skidog and I all have the latter. Whatever brand you buy, get a pair with a tail kit.

As far as local sources for skins, there's BDEL, Wasatch Touring (SLC), White Pine Touring (PC), REI (SLC and Sandy) and Backcountry.com (West Valley). Not sure about Level 9 (Sugar House).
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re: Took The Plunge - New Gear

Postby Geoff » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:37 pm

I just bought a pair of Salomon X-Wing Fury's in a 184 on Saturday.

I got boots last March... Head World Cup shells shot with some leftover Head/San Marco silicon liners. Custom footbeds and Hotronics heaters. I got 250 days out of that liner the last time before the shells failed.

I bought some Arc'Teryx Gore XCR shell pants on eBay a few weeks ago.
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re: Took The Plunge - New Gear

Postby jasoncapecod » Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:06 pm

i picked up a pair of Dynastar 8000 178.. coming off a pair of vokl 6 168's .. should be nice change
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