By: randosteve|Posted on: April 21, 2011|Posted in: Gear | 11 comments

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 trailhead and went to lengthen my whippet for some flat-tracking and to my surprise, it was frozen solid and wouldn’t budge. I yanked and yarded on the lower section, I even put the basket under my skis to really get some leverage on it, but it didn’t move at all. I started to think I might break something if I muscled it anymore, so instead, I zipped it up under my jackets in hopes that the warmth of my body might defrost things. Well, low and behold after only about 5-10 minutes it did the trick and I was able to adjust it again and get my stride on. Word!