Fischer Hannibal on the scales

Gara Titan Binding

If you’ve read my other recent reviews (Fischer Hannibal skis and Fischer Travers boots) then you’ve probably guessed that I spent way too much time hanging out at our local specialized ski touring shop SkiUphill last winter. The time was well spent. I knocked a couple of pounds off my feet with my boot upgrade, and another couple of pounds ...
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Fischer Hannibal 96 Skis

Fischer Hannibal 96 Skis

The Fischer Hannibal has been out for a few years. It's touted as a lightweight well-crafted touring ski. I haven't skied on the 2019 or earlier model so I can't comment personally. But I got my hands of a pair of 185s last winter and had a good chance to put them through their paces ...
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Fischer Travers Ski Touring Boots

Fischer Travers Ski Touring Boots

I’ve always used pretty heavy ski touring equipment. I’ve never paid undue attention to the weight of my gear. Comfort has always been the top priority — using my gear every day regardless of conditions I need gear that’s comfortable and reliable, with considerations of performance and finally weight ranking next. The winter of 2019 though was a bit different ...
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Front Panel Programming for the Icom F1000T

Front Panel Programming for the Icom F1000T

Here's the cheat sheet you need to Front Panel program your F1000T. You'll need to unlock it first, which does require the software and a cable ...
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Is Wax Dead?

Phantom Wax Substitute

Phantom from DPS promises the death of traditional wax. Over 800% of their goals were raised in a Kickstarter campaign so seems like everyone's buying it ...
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Black Diamond First Light Tent Review

Black Diamond First Light Tent Review

Black Diamond's First Light Tent should be First Waterproof. It works fine for winter ski touring, but not great for summer use with rain. Here's my review ...
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