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More internet waste from OR…

It’s like spending four days straight in a giant big-box outdoor store. Interesting at first, but a good reminder that I truly don’t have what it takes to make a career out of retail sales. Anyways, here are some highlights from the show. TetonAT and Wildsnow.com both have some good posts of their take on...

OR Day 2

The mind-numbing has set in… OR day two consisted of me making the rounds and seeking out the goods. To be honest, nothing particularly groundbreaking in my opinion. I’m really digging on these new sportivas—>>   According to the folks at Sportiva these high end kicks were designed by an Italian guida who designed these as...

Summer OR show Day 1

For once,  my overstated preconceptions (see previous post) were fairly accurate. The OR show is very reminiscent of a petting zoo where most of the animals look the same; 25-40 year old Caucasian males with messenger bags and button-up plaid shirts. To be fair, I fit this stereotype quite nicely.  A convention center larger and more populous than Crested Butte, complete...

Pre-Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

The O.R. summer market is this weekend and I am headed to Salt Lake City to work the Brooks Range Mountaineering booth. This being my first OR experience I hope to share some products that I find noteworthy and/or particularly comical. I’m especially interested (as always) in new ski equipment for the upcoming season. For now...

Ski Review: SkiTrab duo Sintesi

Stats Skis (make/model): 2007-2008 Ski Trab Duo Sintesi Dimensions: 105/102-73-89 Weight per pair: 5.0lbs/pair Size Tested: 171 Tester’s Name: Mike Bromberg Tester’s Weight: 155 Bindings: Dynafit TLT Classic Boots: Garmont Megaride Testing Notes A lightweight ski with a wood core, it is immediately apparent that the Sintesi is of European ski touring origin. I had...