October 21st, 2009 by Powder Pig
When advanced groomer burning guys get tempted by the backcountry they'll be glad they're riding the Nordica Hot Rod Afterburner Ski System Wider underfoot the Afterburner floats in deep snow but also has the aggressive construction of the frontside skis for great speed and edge control right off of the lift Dimensions 126 84 112 Light and responsive wood core UHMW sintered graphite base is extra fast XBi balance system helps counter forward and backward balance mistakes for more precise turns Full Twin V Active construction integrates XBi directly into the ski Light aluminum chrome topsheet Binding N PRO 2S maximizes boot to ski energy transfer with Twin Cam heel for soft entry Din Setting Range 3 5 12
This ski was super hot in 2009. There are still plenty 2009 models at big discounts now. If you need new skis and are on a budget this ski would be one to consider.
October 17th, 2009 by Powder Pig
K2 is close to our hearts around here. The have been on the ski rack for over 30 years. When K2 first started making skis in the USA is was a time when people wanted to buy made in America products. Back then K2 wasn't regarded as a racers ski. K2 was more of a recreational ski. Rossignol and Atomic where king, but K2 made a great ski.
Over the last decade or more K2 has shaken any resemblance of it's past. Today's K2 Skis are made for very demanding skiers. The Apache series has plowed the way. Now K2 build skis like The K2 Apache Xploerer. Its the last offering in the Freeride category from K2 and is impressive according to all the reviews. If it skis like all the other Freeride Skis they have come out with in the last ten years I am sold.
Here's what Ski Magazine said "On the power-to-finesse spectrum, K2 used to live near the finesse end. Testers think that’s changing, crediting the Marker Inter-Pivot heelpiece. It’s the same one used in the Duke family, and its width delivers tons of leverage to the edge, even on skis as wide as the Xplorer. Throw in a metal-reinforced cap construction, and you get a No. 2 ranking for stability. Yet it retains the K2 playfulness: No. 1 in forgiveness. “Super fun,” said Moffatt. “Lively but balanced, so you don’t get tossed around.”
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October 16th, 2009 by Powder Pig
A Highend ski in The Atomic Nomad Series. The ski has as softer tip for softer powder conditions, but a strong stable ski that any intermediate or above will love. perfect in fast turns and floats up in the powder so the user can site back and fly..
Ski Magazine 2010 Gear Guide say's " Meet the new top end of the Nomad line. It’s 7 mm wider than the vaunted Crimson, and Atomic softened the
tip for flotation. We worried it might be too planky for non-powder fun; we needn’t have. The Savage is strong but manageable, and it especially used its size to its advantage in typical front-side junk. It gave up points for quickness and rebound energy but got plenty back for powder and crud performance. “Easy on the aging infrastructure; really performs in broken snow,” said Morgan."
What more needs to be said except these skis would be the ultimate Christmas Gift for any skier in the family.
A ski to watch for at your favorite ski resort this season.
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September 29th, 2009 by Powder Pig
Theirs been a ton of great hiking and camping gear being introduced this year. Like the Dry We Phone product in another post this product caught our atention. The Vortex Portable Mixer. This peace of gear is obviously optional and will add a little weight to your pack, But think about this.
With this Vortex Mixer the user can make nutritional drinks or even mixed alcohol drinks anywhere. The mixer requires no electricity. It works on cranking power. Green Powered Blender, Drink Mixer anyone can use.
We’ve all sat in a high-mountain base camp or a sweltering summer camp site after a long day and dreamed of a frosty margarita or a tasty cocktail. Thanks to the GSI Vortex Portable Mixer / Blender, that dream can be a reality. In addition to mixing up crowd-gathering cocktails, this portable Vortex Mixer, mixes up smoothies, sauces, pancake batter, and whatever else you want to make in your camp kitchen.
The GSI Vortex Portable Mixer has two-speed gear and hand crank easily crush up ice, and a bottom C-clamp keeps the blender secured to a table, tailgate, or any other sturdy surface. When it’s time to move camp, the blender base stores easily in the pitcher until the next base camp.
Next time you head into the mountains to see fall foliage, hike or camp remember with one extra piece of gear like a Portable Mixer can make the party.