Author archive for Cy Whitling

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    CAST Freetour Upgrade Kit

    The CAST Freetour is the only option out there that lets you ski down on a dedicated alpine binding,...

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    Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Pack

    We've now put over 40 days in the Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Pack, and have continued to find...

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    2018-2019 J Skis The Vacation

    You can now check out our full review of J Skis’ playful all-mountain ski, The Vacation, including comparisons to...

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    2018-2019 Atomic Bent Chetler 120

    If you’re looking for a wider ski that combines a very playful ride and a low weight, the all-new...

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    18/19 Armada ARV 106

    We've now spent a few days on the new ARV 106, and you can check out here our initial on-snow impressions and some comparisons to skis like the ON3P Kartel 108 and K2 Marksman.

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    2018-2019 Armada ARV 106

    Armada is making some changes to their all-mountain freestyle ARV lineup for 18/19, and we’re pretty excited about the...

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    2018-2019 Majesty Skis Werewolf CLT

    Coming in at just over 1350 grams in its longest length, the Majesty Werewolf CLT is a very light,...

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    2018-2019 Full Tilt Ascendant

    For the 18/19 season, Full Tilt is introducing their first ever touring boot, the Ascendant. Complete with tech fittings,...

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    Deep Dive: Atomic Backland FR 109

    We compare the Atomic Backland FR 109 to other playful "50/50" skis like the Blizzard Rustler 10, Sego Big Horn 106, Moment Deathwish, J Skis Vacation, and more...

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    2017-2018 Atomic Backland FR 109

    We’ve now had two reviewers on the Atomic Backland FR 109 in two different lengths — and they’ve both...

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    2018-2019 K2 Recon 130

    K2’s new Recon and Luv series of alpine ski boots are really light — the lightest we’ve ever...

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    2017-2018 Fritschi Vipec Evo 12

    We weigh in on the new Fritschi Vipec Evo 12, and discuss why we think it is such a...

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    2nd Look: J Skis The Metal

    We’ve weighed in on The Metal as a more playful directional ski, but coming from the opposite end of...

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    2017-2018 Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 120

    With fifteen more days in the Hawx Ultra XTD 120, here is our update, with liner comparisons and comparisons...

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    Dakine Sawtooth Jacket and Stoker Bibs

    Style or functionality? When it comes to ski outerwear, you often have to choose one, but Dakine’s Sawtooth Jacket...

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    Patagonia Descensionist Jacket and Pants

    The Patagonia Descensionist Jacket and Pants are one of our new favorite kits for all-around backcountry touring — check...

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    Patagonia Descensionist 40L Pack

    Based on Patagonia’s mountaineering-oriented Ascensionist packs, the new Descensionist 40L features a similarly minimalist profile, some ski-specific features, and...

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    Kelty TN2 Tent

    The Kelty TN2 is a pretty packable, affordable option for anyone looking for a roomy two-person tent.

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    Jason Levinthal Acquires 4FRNT Skis

    Another Shake-Up in the Ski World: Jason Levinthal Acquires 4FRNT Skis

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    Flylow Men’s Maclean Jacket, Cash Short, and Nelson Shirt

    Flylow’s new men's Trail line isn’t the most technical apparel around, but these are functional pieces with a clean,...

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