Most Valuable Gear: Dynafit Speed Turn Ski Binding

A new benchmark of simplicity and ultralight touring performance!

The earliest tech bindings from Dynafit were revolutionary, both in their unconventional minimalism and exceptional touring performance. Over time, the tech binding concept has grown and the technology has become increasingly reliable. Modern tech bindings, like the Marker Kingpin, Diamir Fritschi Vipec and Dynafit’s own Beast 16 have evolved to improve power transmission, downhill capability and incorporate release value. Yet all … Read more >>

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Ski Gear Review

Jake Skinning Up

In anticipation for winter our head ski tech here at GearX.com, Jake, wrote a lengthy in-depth review of some favorite ski equipment. Jake was able to demo a pair of Tecnica Cochise Pro Light ski boots (coming soon) this past season during an industry trade show demo. This boot is the newest member of Tecnica’s AT boot line, available for skiers everywhere for the 2012-13 season. … Read more >>

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Published:September 20, 2012 View Post

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Staff Demo Day: Jay Peak

Jake on Verdicts

The OGE crew took off to Jay Peak Resort for two intense days of ski and boot testing. We hauled up a huge selection of boots from Black Diamond and Garmont as well as skis from K2, Black Diamond, G3, and Dynafit. After negotiating the construction zones and unloading the rig we took a moment to plan our attack.

Some of the crew took the new crop of lightweight Black … Read more >>

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A Quick Ski Boot Fit Guide for Alpine Touring and Telemark Boots

Here’s something that I didn’t know about ski boots until I entered the industry: two “different” sizes will often be the same shell size with a different liner.  Another thing that blows my mind: let’s say that I make a line of telemark boots and they tend to run narrow.  My alpine touring boots might run wide, narrow, or average.

Over the years we here at the OGE have discovered … Read more >>

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