Tuesday, January 24, 2012
|Salomon ADV 8 boot|
Earlier post about the ADV 8
I have finally had an opportunity to put the Salomon ADV 8 boot through the paces and here is what i have to say:
1. these boots are great on the kick and glide
2. these boots are comfortable
3. the integrated gator is great
4. there is increased ( from the Greenland) rigidity in the sole
5. The zipper is the weak area. Mine has already blown
out ( used 4 times). It has blown out from the bottom
up..which basically makes it a snow scoop.
(note: Salomon was great about this, replacing the boots at
no cost. The replacement boots have held up fine)
6. The quick lace thingy is great..really tightens down
well and releases well.
7. the laces don't go up all the way..this is comfortable,
but does not let you press the cuff to assist with
8. The plastic cuff is not appreciably more supportive
than the old Greenland
|Salomon Raid Bindings|
I have not had an opportunity to ski these this year because I blew out my knee. I have really put these guys through the paces in the past though. I think these are great boots to use as an out your back door XCD boot.
see here for the type of skiing I am doing in these boots : Fun Til Death on Skis!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Everybody loves a wipe out video.
Markin Glen County park is a great spot for cross country and cross country down hill. Our low snow pack means that most of the off trail runs are still pretty brutal- so we stuck to the trails.
I was not in top form today, as you can see here. My turns were not particularly sharp and I was not being aggressive enough. The front glade was looking very nice..but shallow snow made it a little scary.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
The Janky Qiver
|The newly fallen snow- not a track in sight.|
|First tracks were had. The snow could use a couple of cold nights to freeze the ground. Weather report is hopeful with more snow in sight. My skiing was pretty rusty, the conditions were less than optimal, but I still got in first tracks.|