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RockShox Reverb Seatpost

By , June 8, 2013 5:44 PM

ONECOLNo it’s not a keg tap.  It’s the latest addition in the world of hydraulic seatposts.  RockShox’s Reverb Seatpost is the first on the fly adjustable seatpost to eliminate any mechanical connection.  Unlike other hydraulic seatposts that use cables and mechanical levers to activate the post, Rock Shox’s hydraulic actuation of the cable provides a much cleaner and fluid adjustment.   Just lightly press the lever and the post instantly adjusts to whatever position is most comfortable for you.  No longer do you have to stop in the middle of your ride to adjust your seat height.   Now with the flick of your thumb you can instantly switch between climbing and descending seat heights.

Made of 7050 aluminum with 125 mm of travel the RockShox Reverb will adjust to any height you need it to.  Using RockShox’s technology from their impressive line-up of suspension forks this seatpost will be hard to beat.  Just beware, once you experience the convenience of on-the-fly adjustable seatposts, there’s no going back.

Suggested Retail Price: $370.00

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Backcountry Access Arsenal Shovel w/ 240 Probe

By , January 12, 2013 6:57 PM

Backcountry Access Arsenal ShovelThe Backcountry Access Arsenal Shovel is a necessity for any backcountry skier. The shovel/probe integration works great and makes for an easy pack-less setup when venturing out on those quick slackcountry tours. The probe is super easy to extract and having both your shovel and your probe in one place is extremely convenient. I’ve owned this shovel for 5 years now and have been very pleased with it. Luckily I have never had to use it for its intended purposes outside of digging pits. It’s long handle makes for easy snow removal and the large blade handles as much snow as you can pick up. The handle is a bit longer than most shovels so if you have a smaller pack beware but, if you’re looking to streamline your backcountry setup then look no further. The Backcountry Access Arsenal Shovel w/ Probe will not disappoint. Quickly finding both your shovel and your probe has never been easier.

Retail Price: $94.95

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Alta Gear Swap!

By , November 28, 2012 6:41 PM

For those of you who are still adding to that gear closet make sure you don’t miss this Saturday’s gear swap held at Our Lady Of The Snows at Alta.  You’ll find everything you’re looking for and at a great price!  The swap starts this Saturday, December 1st, at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 6:00 p.m.  If you are interested in selling gear please drop it off this Friday, November 30, anytime from 3:00-7:00 p.m. or on Saturday morning from 8:00-9:30 a.m.  15% of proceeds go to the Alta Community Enrichment organization so come up to Alta this weekend and support a great cause.

TGR’s New Gear Guide

By , November 24, 2012 12:16 PM

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If you’re still in the market for some new ski gear this season be sure to check out Teton Gravity Research’s new gear guide. It’s dedicated to providing information solely on skiing and snowboarding equipment and they do a great job organizing the information you’re looking for in to one place. In the words of TGR,

“On, you can browse all the newest and best ski and snowboard gear of the season in one place. No running shorts or dog beds to get in your way, the TGR gear site only features winter sports equipment. The idea is to give you the best possible place to browse ski and snowboard equipment on the Web. Ski and snowboard products feature descriptions, reviews, photos, videos, and TGR forum threads.”

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Be sure to read the forum threads for the products you’re interested in. There’s a wealth of information there, especially concerning skis, where you’ll find people discussing everything from where to mount your bindings to which ski will suit your skiing style best. Happy gear hunting!

Labor Day Ski/Gear Deals

By , August 25, 2012 2:57 PM

If you scored a Mountain Collective Ski Pass from Liftopia then you’re going to need to gear up. Regardless of what mountain pass you score this year, take a look at Ski Bum Poet‘s pics for summer clearance ski sales. There are a couple of opportunities here to save 20% on your entire order using promo codes.

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Atomic Bent Chetler Ski

By , March 8, 2012 7:27 PM

Atomic Bent Chetler Ski

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If you are looking for a great ski for slaying pow you should check out the Atomic Bent Chetler. Not only can these skis rage on the mountain, they have pretty cool graphics to show off.

The Bent Chetler skis are a hybrid-powder profile ski. Freerider Chris Benchetler designed these, and they are fun on deep powder days, jibbing off pillows or smearing those buttery turns. They have a tapered tip and tail and wood core construction with camber, and a sidewall construction that grips on steeps and icy slopes.

The graphics were new for the 2011-2012 season and the tail has been stiffened. They come in 192 and 183 length and have the dimensions of 142mm tip, 123mm underfoot and a tail measuring 134mm. So whether you are skiing a deep powder day or doing spins off pillows or skiing a big mountain line, the Atomic Bent Chetler ski will not disappoint.

Retail Price: $699

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Ortovox 3 Plus Black Womens Package

By , February 27, 2012 12:31 AM

Ortovox 3 Plus Black Womens PackageAttention all women out there who are contemplating heading out of bounds to slay some of that white stuff the guys keep talking about. Ortovox (browse product line) has come out with a three in one women’s backcountry package.

The Ortovox 3 Plus Black Special Package comes with all the essential gear for avalanche safety & survival: backpack, probe, shovel and beacon.

The pack is a women’s specific Free Rider Pack. It’s made to fit the contour of a women’s body and hips to make the pack as comfortable as possible. The pack is 18L and is compatible to carry skis or a snowboard and it’s also designed to fit your water hydration bladder inside.

The shovel is made of lightweight material and has an expandable handle. The pack has a snow-safety pocket designed specifically for the shovel

The beacon features one of a kind “Smart Antenna” technology that will always transmit the strongest possible signal, and will switch to the most effective antenna. The beacon straps to your torso and has a range of 141 feet. It has a triple antenna system and runs on 1 AA battery and will last for 250 hours (weights 7 oz.).

The probe that comes with the Ortovox women’s package weighs 10oz and comes with it’s own storable sack. The probe is made of aluminum and extends to a length of 240cm.

The Ortovox 3 Plus Black Special Package made specifically for women provides all safety necessities for the backcountry for a great price.

Retail Price: $551.95

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Surface Skullcandy Collab Ski Pole

By , December 30, 2011 7:00 PM

Surface Skullcandy Collab Ski PoleWhen the great minds at Surface and Skullcandy collided the outcome was the Collab Ski Pole. The 2011/12 Surface Skullcandy Collab Ski Poles are made of aluminum and come with soft ply rubber grips making them easy to hang onto. These sticks come with adjustable nylon straps so they will stay in tack while hucking off those cliffs. Beware of the steel tips on the end of these poles, they can be deadly.

Recommended use is big mountain, park and pipe. They come in lengths 110cm, 115cm, 120cm and 125cm and they come with alpine baskets.

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Black Diamond Starlet Ski

By , December 24, 2011 2:20 PM

Black Diamond Starlet Ski

If you are a woman looking for a great touring ski that will give you the ease of going uphill but will also hold it’s own on the way down, the Black Diamond Starlet Ski is the ski choice that will not leave you disappointed.

The Starlet is a women’s specific ski, constructed with a wide, soft-flexing & early rise tip. This tip will give you the needed float in the powder but will also slash through the crud or any variable snow condition. You’ll have enough float in the powder with an underfoot dimension of 100mm but you won’t think twice on those steep kick turn corners on the uphill climb up.

The Black Diamond Starlet Ski is built as a women’s specific torsion ally stiff flex that allows the desired stiffness. It is built with Black Diamond Formula One Technology, using three internal ribs to transmit power throughout the ski. Wood core. Available in length 156, 166 or 176.

The Starlet was Backcountry Magazine 2011 Editor’s Choice Winner.

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Smith I/O Interchangeable Optic Spherical Goggle

By , December 22, 2011 3:28 PM

Smith I/O Interchangeable Optic Spherical GoogleI got my first pair of Smith I/O spherical googles three seasons ago and will never go back. These Smith goggles come with a sleek rimless design and the lenses are spherical and oversized which provides visual clarity. The oversized spherical lenses curve like the natural shape of your eye and gives visual peripheral vision clarity. So now one can see someone coming along the cat track at Alta as they come off of High Rustler and avoid a collision.

My favorite feature about these goggles is the ease to change the lenses. Two moves of the finger and a quick slide of the lens and it pops out and you can slide the new lens into place. They are the easiest lenses to change on the market. Smith uses a lens technology called Vaporator which keeps the fog off your lenses.

If you want a goggle that is fog free, has an easy way to change the lens and gives you the best visual clarity on the mountain, then put on the Smith I/O Interchangeable Optic Spherical Goggle and you will not be disappointed.

Retail Price: $164.95 Check Availability