crampon vs skins

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Re: crampon vs skins

Post by telerat » Sun Jul 07, 2024 2:50 pm


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Re: crampon vs skins

Post by blitzskier » Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:05 pm

everything i wanted to know thanks :D



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Re: crampon vs skins

Post by blitzskier » Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:07 pm

i've seen old ww2 era mil surp on ebay cheap, those might be designed around the 3 pin?



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Re: crampon vs skins

Post by lilcliffy » Sun Jul 07, 2024 6:01 pm

TallGrass wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 1:14 am
lilcliffy wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2024 5:07 pm
Crampons vs skins are not an either/or question.
ATers know ski crampons are a thing. While not common to tele', it's no big leap and I can see them on crusty stuff where skins won't work.
Sorry if my post was too long-winded to be clear.
Yes- ski crampons are definitely a thing (was not trying to suggest that they were not)-
they are for grip on ice and icy-slipperly steep tracks- they most certainly are common to "tele" in big mountain touring in icy condtions and/or extreme terrain.
They are not an either/or question vs skins.
One does not use crampons instead of skins-
crampons don't grip anything in deep soft cold snow.
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Re: crampon vs skins

Post by lilcliffy » Sun Jul 07, 2024 6:02 pm

CwmRaider wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:56 pm
ATers also know that these types of under binding crampons are complementary to skins and never used instead of them, bit rather in addition.
This↑
Well and better said.
Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.



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