New Black Diamond Flicklock Pro for Fall 2012. Yesterday, I showed you some of the new gear Black Diamond has in store for next season (known as Fall 2012 in retail lingo), so today I figured Iâ€™d share some of the changes BD will be making to their extremely popular Flicklock poles and ski packs. [...]
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I don’t know if it is because here in the Tetons we often have a lot of flat-ish terrain to cover before we really start skinning uphill, but I’ve really become a fan of a large range of motion in the cuffs of my AT boots. I often ski wearing Dynafit TLT5 Performance boots, which [...]
Youâ€™d have too live on the moon if you missed the big news about the Black Diamond Magnetron carabiner on the interwebs about a month ago. Itâ€™s due to be released next spring and being hyped as â€œrevolutionaryâ€, as far as design and function go. There werenâ€™t any samples to play with at my BD [...]
A big thanks and shout-out to Alex Doaga, who sent us this Whippet modification. (Note: This modification will most likely void the warranty.) Itâ€™s that time of year again when Black Diamond Whippet poles can really come in handy. Whether itâ€™s sketchy skinning on a firm and steep slope, or skiing a gnarly line, a [...]
Maybe I should have oriented the whippet so the pick was at the bottom and not near my face. Then again…maybe not. I know this has happened to you at least once. After a number of ski days in a row last week without warming up or drying out my gear, I arrived at the [...]
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With Chinese President Will Hu Jintoaâ€™s recent visit to the United States (or equally importantâ€¦some comments to this blog post), and the fact that numerous companies in the outdoor industry employ (in one way or another) people in various countries around the world (China being one of the largest), it brings up many questions regarding [...]
Black Diamond ski testing at Snowbird in December. Not only is Black Diamond now the title sponsor (along with Subaru, click here to read more) of the Freeskiing World Tour, it is stepping up itâ€™s Power Series ski line-up for Fall of 2011 to meet the needs of hardcore skiers as well. With traditional sandwich [...]
I know many of you out there probably have quite the quiver of rando skis and maybe a few pairs of boots. I know I do. They range from a 5 lb/foot (ski, boot, binding) old-school Dynafit race setup, to a more than 10 lb Black Diamond/Dynafit hybrid. I ski on both setups quite often [...]
Congrats to Randokitty for getting her first Black Diamond catalog shot! (S10 Lighting and Trekking…inside cover.) I can’t believe she beat me to it. Sorry…my scanner is not very good. My only saving grace is that it wasn’t one of the ski catalogs…or else I’d never live it down. For the record, my favorite BD [...]
DISCLAIMER: PERFORM THESE MODIFICATIONS AT YOUR OWN RISK. There is no doubt that I’m a big fan of using Black Diamond AvaLung backpacks for skiing. Hey, why not stack the odds in your favor when it comes to avalanche safety…right? With that being said though, in the springtime when avalanches are potentially a lot less [...]