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Black Diamond Fall 2012 Part 2: New FlickLock Pro, Ski Packs

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 I’d share some of the changes BD will be making to their extremely popular Flicklock poles and ski packs. […]

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Black Diamond Fall 2012 Part 1: New Skis, Boots, Skins

Black Diamond Fall 2012 FreeTour Series Skis. From left to right – Carbon Megawatt, Carbon Justice, Drift, Starlet and Revert. When Black Diamond started selling their own ski and boot line a few years ago, the common mantra was that it was “All About The Down”. Well, it seems as though the tides are changing […]

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Maximizing Walk-Mode ROM of the Black Diamond Quadrant

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 […]

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Lighter Helmets and More Fun With Magnets From BD

You’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. It’s due to be released next spring and being hyped as “revolutionary”, as far as design and function go. There weren’t any samples to play with at my BD […]

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Whippet Pole Strap Modification

A big thanks and shout-out to Alex Doaga, who sent us this Whippet modification. (Note: This modification will most likely void the warranty.) It’s that time of year again when Black Diamond Whippet poles can really come in handy. Whether it’s sketchy skinning on a firm and steep slope, or skiing a gnarly line, a […]

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Frozen Whippet

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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Randosteve’s Backpack: Black Diamond Alias AvaLung

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Black Diamond’s Vendor Code of Conduct

With Chinese President Will Hu Jintoa’s recent visit to the United States (or equally important…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 […]

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Black Diamond 2011 Ski Line

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 it’s Power Series ski line-up for Fall of 2011 to meet the needs of hardcore skiers as well. With traditional sandwich […]

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Transitioning Between AT Ski Setups

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 […]

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Dial-In Your Skin Tip Taper

Check out this Black Diamond Tech Tip for tapering your climbing skins. A steeper angle on your skin-tips can reduce problems in certain conditions. To be completely honest, though I usually don’t have any problems with climbing skins, I’ve been hosed in the backcountry once or twice in regards to the curling on the tips […]

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Ski Here Now!

Hey Folks! Waiting for the winds to die down here in Franz Joseph, New Zealand, so we can fly into the Centennial Hut. Looks like some fine days in the forecast through the middle of the weeks. So, once we are there, we should have a good start to our adventure. Check out this new […]

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Summer 2010 Outdoor Retailer Day One

Just a quick blast from day one at the Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow. There are a few skiing specific things down here, but not anything major…at least what I’m allowed to talk about. One thing I can mention is that the Ortovox 3+ avalanche transceiver is in production and on track to deliver this fall. This […]

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Kitty’s First Catalog Shot

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 […]

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Remove The Hose From Your Black Diamond AvaLung Pack

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 […]

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