February 4, 2011

Dynastar Course Ti

Dynastar Course Ti

Immediately following a much-too-few blazing runs on Dynastar’s Speed Course Ti ski, the entirety of my written notes consisted of two words: “I’m Sold.” The Course Ti, part of Dynastar’s Speed series, is a formidable reminder that while Rocker may be the next big thing for powder skis, camber reigns supreme when it comes to hard-snow carving (more…)

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February 3, 2011

Atomic Crimson Ti

Atomic Crimson Ti

With its blazing red graphics and its innovative ‘adaptive’ camber, Atomic’s Crimson Ti ski was poised to become the go-to All-Mountain plank in my ski quiver…and then I tried it. The Crimson Ti has made favorable impressions across the review circuit, scoring points for its fusion of huge edge grip with the sort of lift/flotation not typically found below the mid-fat category (more…)

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February 2, 2011

SIA Denver

SIA Denver

The SnowSports Industries America’s SnowShow is the largest and “most concentrated” trade show in the snow sports industry. This year, The Ski Channel decided to hold their inagural film festival concurently with SIA at the Denver Convention Center, which is what got me to attend, as the festival included my short ski documentary, The Couloir to Nowhere (more…)

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February 1, 2011

In the California Sun…

Back home now from the Ski Channel Film Festival and SIA Denver. I have to say, as much as I enjoyed skiing in Colorado, it sure feels good to get back into some California sunshine.

Temps were a very balmy 65 degrees or so when I arrived in Denver last week, shifting abruptly to a bitter -16° F this morning (today’s forecast high: -3). I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a radical temperature shift in one location in such a short period of time. If you include the overnight low tonight, Denver will see an overall temperature change approaching ninety (that is nine zero) degrees in the span of 3-4 days. My condolences to those who stayed behind!

Much to say about the Film Fest and SIA. But for now, I’m going to relax a bit. It’s been a dizzying and very busy past few days!

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