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This is Backcountry
 
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This is Backcountry. Here, blood meets rock, sweat meets trail, and the well-worn path to a routine existence reaches its terminus. This is an invitation to feed your wanderlust, to rediscover the spark inside you and feel the strain of your muscles against the forces of nature. Every second is about action—it's gas and a match fed to grit and determination. Take a glimpse, and then take another — we get it, and this is what we call #goatworthy. See more from Backcountry - http://www.backcountry.com/?cmp_id=VD_brand Music: Sura, by HECQ // Anson Fogel Remix // http://www.hecq.de From The Ashes, by Neil Pollard and Adam Solkeld // Private Composition // http://www.apmmusic.com Big City Nights, by Undermathic // Anson Fogel Remix // http://www.undermathic.com Music Supervision / Adam Foley Agency // Moxie Sozo Creative Direction // Leif Steiner // Art Direction // Laura Kottlowski / Jason Giles Produced by Camp4 Collective, http://www.Camp4Collective.com Directed / Edited / Sound / Color by Anson Fogel Written / Anson Fogel / Andrew Bisharat Footage / Camp4 Collective Additional Footage / Sherpas Cinema / One Eyed Bird / Brain Farm / Sweetgrass Productions / Felt Soul Media / Cory Richards Special Thanks to Brain Farm, One Eyed Bird and Moxie Sozo Filmed all over The World
Views: 457249 Backcountry
Intro to Campus Board Training
 
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Rock climbing requires specialized strength development in your hands and forearms, and training on a campus board is a proven way to develop that strength. Watch Backcountry writer Pace Measom share some campus board tips and proper techniques that will help you gain strength and avoid injury. See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/climb
Views: 162766 Backcountry
How to Tune a Snowboard Part 1 - How to sharpen snowboard edges
 
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1) First, take note of your stance settings and remove the bindings. 2) Always sharpen the base edge before moving on to the side edge. 3) Use a wetted diamond stone to remove any rust and burrs. 4) Before working on the base edge, check with the manufacturer to determine the base-edge angle your board is set at. Most boards come from the factory with a 1-degree bevel, but you'll want to be certain before taking a file to your board. 5) Set your board on the stand with the base facing upwards, and attach a file to the file guide at the desired angle. 6) Working tip to tail, run the file guide down the board in smooth and even strokes, making sure to overlap where each stroke finished. If the edge is in good shape, this should only require a couple of passes. 7) For the side edges, secure the board in the vice with the base perpendicular to the floor and facing away from you. 8) Like the base edge, check the angle your side edges are set at; most boards come from the factory with a 1, 1.5, or 2-degree side-edge angle. 9) Secure the file in the file guide at the appropriate angle, and work tip to tail in smooth strokes until a sharp edge is achieved. 10) Go over the edges with a gummy stone for polishing and to remove any burrs that may have been pushed up while sharpening. 11) Head to the hill! - See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/snowboard
Views: 101014 Backcountry
Fox Suspension 3: Adjusting Your Rebound
 
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Suspension setup is critical to keeping you in control, and Rebound, in particular, is both important and often misunderstood. In this video, FOX RACING SHOX's Outside Technician. Louis Angeley, shows you how to achieve your ideal rebound settings. - See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/fox-shox
Views: 97666 Backcountry
Backcountry Basics:  Route Finding in Avalanche Terrain
 
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As head forecaster at the Utah Avalanche Center, Bruce Tremper knows a few things things about making wise decisions while traveling over avalanche terrain. We caught up with Bruce in Grizzly Gulch and he was gracious enough to share some tips on avoiding terrain traps and identifying 'critical decision spots.' Check out the latest avalanche safety gear at backcountry.com. http://www.backcountry.com/avalanche-safety
Views: 37916 Backcountry
Fox Suspension 2: How to Adjust Your Sag
 
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Finding your ideal suspension setup is key to getting the most out of your ride, and spring rate is arguably the most important piece of that equation. In this video, FOX Outside Technician Louis Angeley shows you how to set your sag to achieve your ideal spring rate. - See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/mountain-forks
Views: 138609 Backcountry
Sport Climbing Essentials
 
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Whether you're climbing blue streaked limestone in southern France or just clipping bolts at the local gym, you're sport climbing kit will be essentially the same. The video crew spent a day in American Fork Canyon with Backcountry writer Pace Measom to climb a few pitches and review the gear every sport climber needs to pack before heading out to the crag. See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/climb
Views: 35347 Backcountry
How to Tune Skis Part 1- How to Sharpen Ski Edges
 
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Aside from the ego-boost you'll get from beating all your friends back down to the lift, tuning your skis to perfection can be meditative and rewarding on its own. From sharpening edges to brushing out the final coat of wax, ski buyer Eli Littenberg walked us through all the steps and gear you'll need to give your skis a first-rate tune in this eight part video series. See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/explore/ski-tuning-in-8-easy-steps-8-videos
Views: 165261 Backcountry
How to Tune a Snowboard Part 4 - How to clean the base of a snowboard
 
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For Extruded Bases: 1) Spray the base of the board with a spray-on base cleaner. 2) Wipe clean with paper towels. 3) Repeat as necessary to remove dirt and old wax from the board. For Sintered Bases: 1) A few hot-waxing and scraping cycles is the best way to clean dirt and old wax from your board's base in preparation for a final coat of performance wax. 2) Set your board on the stand with the base facing upwards. 3) A block of all-purpose wax is ideal for hot wax and scrape cycles. Save the pricey condition-specific stuff for your final wax. 4) Heat up the iron just hot enough to melt the wax. Touch the wax to the iron and allow it to run down the length of the board—when in doubt, use more wax rather than less. 5) Working tip to tail, iron the wax onto to the board using a back-and-forth motion. Be sure to keep the iron moving to avoid burning the base. 6) As soon as the wax is ironed onto the board, remove as much as possible with your plastic scraper held at a 45-degree angle. 7) After the scape, go over the base several times with your nylon brush. 8) Repeat the process several times, just make sure to allow the board to cool between hot wax cycles. 9) If your board is brand new or has been recently stone ground, you may want to repeat this process seven to ten times. - See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/snowboard
Views: 35777 Backcountry
The Backstory: DPS Skis
 
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http://www.backcountry.com/dps-skis Over the last decade DPS has developed the only pure prepreg carbon fiber ski in existence, with its latest iteration in the Pure3 line. Many ski makers claim to make carbon fiber skis, but these are often dry carbon laminates mixed with fiberglass. Prepreg carbon is used in the highest performing structures in existence, things like fighter jets and spacecraft. Bend and twist a DPS Ski and you’ll feel the difference. Not only does it feel more solid off the shelf, it will retain the same pop and energy after a decade of use. Stephan Drake, a professional skier and ski designer, is inspired by the mystical experience found in the moment of a perfect powder turn. In pursuit of that moment, Drake partnered with leading ski engineer Peter Turner to create the most advanced skis on the planet, sparing no expense in the pursuit of perfection. In an effort to “connect the skier, ski, and ski builder in an intimate triangle,” DPS Skis was founded in 2005.
Views: 28710 Backcountry
How to Tune Skis Part 4- Wax brushes used for ski tuning
 
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Aside from the ego-boost you'll get from beating all your friends back down to the lift, tuning your skis to perfection can be meditative and rewarding on its own. From sharpening edges to brushing out the final coat of wax, ski buyer Eli Littenberg walked us through all the steps and gear you'll need to give your skis a first-rate tune in this eight part video series. See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/explore/ski-tuning-in-8-easy-steps-8-videos
Views: 48574 Backcountry
How to Tune Skis Part 8- Tools needed for Ski Tuning
 
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Aside from the ego-boost you'll get from beating all your friends back down to the lift, tuning your skis to perfection can be meditative and rewarding on its own. From sharpening edges to brushing out the final coat of wax, ski buyer Eli Littenberg walked us through all the steps and gear you'll need to give your skis a first-rate tune in this eight part video series. See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/explore/ski-tuning-in-8-easy-steps-8-videos
Views: 38916 Backcountry
How to Tune Skis Part 3- How to repair scratches in skis with P-Tex
 
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Aside from the ego-boost you'll get from beating all your friends back down to the lift, tuning your skis to perfection can be meditative and rewarding on its own. From sharpening edges to brushing out the final coat of wax, ski buyer Eli Littenberg walked us through all the steps and gear you'll need to give your skis a first-rate tune in this eight part video series. See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/explore/ski-tuning-in-8-easy-steps-8-videos
Views: 55332 Backcountry
How to Choose the Right Ski
 
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Backcountry.com's Gearheads are your instant connection to gear knowledge. They're passionate outdoor experts hell-bent on helping you find the right ski, saddle, or pro. Follow their adventures and exploits. - See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/skis
Views: 79341 Backcountry
State of Gold - Kyle (Backcountry Gearhead)
 
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The next stop on our California road trip brought us to the coast, where we put to use the rack of mountain bikes we’d been carrying. The trails were just right in San Luis Obispo due to the wet winter in Central California and no one was more pumped than our Backcountry Gearhead, Kyle. He's the kind of guy whose excitement at the end of a great ride is so genuine and infectious that random people at the trailhead ask for his phone number. True story. His energy and enthusiasm are so raw that his depth of knowledge is almost surprising. Here's Kyle's story: http://bit.ly/2ozVcFq
Views: 246054 Backcountry
How to Tune Skis Part 7- How to prepare skis for summer storage
 
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Aside from the ego-boost you'll get from beating all your friends back down to the lift, tuning your skis to perfection can be meditative and rewarding on its own. From sharpening edges to brushing out the final coat of wax, ski buyer Eli Littenberg walked us through all the steps and gear you'll need to give your skis a first-rate tune in this eight part video series. See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/explore/ski-tuning-in-8-easy-steps-8-videos
Views: 29774 Backcountry
Backcountry Basics:  How to Dig a Snow Pit
 
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As head forecaster at the Utah Avalanche Center, Bruce Tremper has dug more snow pits than he can count. We caught up with Bruce in Grizzly Gulch and he walked us through the steps of properly digging a pit and identifying the weak snow layers that could potentially trigger an avalanche. Check out the latest avalanche safety gear at backcountry.com. http://www.backcountry.com/avalanche-safety
Views: 18171 Backcountry
What's in the Pack? - Andrew McLean's Day Tour Essentials
 
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Andrew McLean has a reputation for packing light and moving fast (very fast) when he sets out on a backcountry ski tour. The video crew caught up with Andrew and had him run through the gear he packs for a full day of backcountry touring. - See more at: http://www.backcountry.com
Views: 77552 Backcountry
Yeti Switch Infinity Overview
 
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http://www.backcountry.com/yeti-cycles-sb5-c-enduro-complete-mountain-bike-2015?cmp_id=VD_YTI002I As the heart of the SB-66, SB-75, and SB-95, Yeti's Switch Link has earned a devoted following, but our friends in Golden knew that they could still do better. Enter the carbon fiber SB5C, featuring Yeti's all-new Switch Infinity suspension platform. Before it hit the market, we sat down with some of Yeti's key players to discuss the development of Switch Infinity, and what it means for the next generation of the Yeti SuperBike.
Views: 92906 Backcountry
Backpacking Stoves:  Cooking Power for Your Backcountry Adventure
 
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When you're out exploring the backcountry, there's no need to gnaw on energy bars when you can whip up a tasty meal with a lightweight backpacking stove. Learn about canister stoves, integrated canister stoves, liquid fuel stoves, and the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Views: 23565 Backcountry
Alpine Touring Bindings Basics
 
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Alpine Touring Bindings (which are sometimes referred to as AT or Randonnee bindings) are designed to provide the performance of a traditional alpine ski binding on the way down, but they allow your heels to lift naturally on the way up. When used with climbing skins, AT ski boots, and proper technique, Alpine Touring bindings allow you to efficiently access backcountry terrain.
Views: 33555 Backcountry
Fly Fishing in The Bolivian Amazon
 
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The Provo Brothers traveled up a tributary of the world’s largest river and into the depths of the Bolivian Amazon for one reason, and one reason only: to fly fish for Golden Dorado, some of the most monstrous fish that call Bolivia's remote waterways home. See more from the Provo Bros with @ianprovo and @neilprovo on Instagram or learn more at Backcountry.com.
Views: 97845 Backcountry
The Backstory: Tentsile Tents
 
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http://www.backcountry.com/tentsile Here at Backcountry, we’re always searching for new ways to experience the outdoors, which is why we’re impressed by Tentsile Tents. In our new series, The Backstory, we sit down with co-founder Alex Shirley-Smith, who turned his fascination with treehouses into a line of innovative suspended tents that let you set up camp anywhere. It’s comfortable, low-impact camping with a whole new perspective.
Views: 44499 Backcountry
How to Tune a Snowboard Part 7 - How to properly store a snowboard in the off season
 
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1) Properly prepping your board for summer storage is going to increase the lifespan of your board, and it will require minimal tuning when the lifts start to run again. 2) Spray your board off with the hose—this is especially true if you've been riding in dirty spring conditions. 3) After allowing the board to air dry overnight, use a gummy stone to remove any dings, burrs, or rust from the edges. 4) Clean the base prior to storage by either wiping it down with a base cleaner or running it through a couple of hot wax and brushing cycles. 5) Using a block of all-purpose wax and your iron, drip two to three times as much wax as you normally would down the length of the board. 6) Iron the wax across the board using a back-and-forth motion, allowing the wax to run over the base and cover the edges. This thick coat of wax will protect the base and edges from air and moisture so they won't rust during storage. 7) Store the board in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. 8) When the snow arrives again, simply scrape off the coat of summer wax, and you should be ready to ride. - See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/explore/snowboard-tuning-in-8-easy-steps#sthash.NotQ2iuD.dpuf
Views: 10895 Backcountry
Black Diamond Magnetron Rocklock/Gridlock Carabiners
 
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Kipp Schorr explains the benefits and demonstrates how to use and explains the Black Diamond Magnetron Rocklock and Gridlock Carabiners.
Views: 14325 Backcountry
Black Diamond Cliff Cabana Double Portaledge
 
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Kipp Schorr and Tommy Chandler show you how to setup the Black Diamond Cliff Cabana Double Portaledge. Kipp discusses the features and benefits.
Views: 85085 Backcountry
BURTON FLIGHT ATTENDANT
 
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http://www.backcountry.com/burton-family-tree-flight-attendant-snowboard?cmp_id=VD_BUR00NV Part of Burton’s Family Tree collection, the Flight Attendant is your ticket to fun on deep powder days. The Flight Attendant has a hybrid S-Rocker profile that places traditional camber between the feet with a long rockered nose. When combined with the directional shape that tapers down in the tail, you get maximum floatation in the powder. It also features an FSC ceritifed super fly II wood core, the channel mounting system, and a Sintered WFO base for uncompromising speed. The conditions the day I tested the Flight Attendant were all time! About a foot of fresh and a classic bluebird day at Brighton. Pretty much the exact conditions this board is designed for. That being said, I ride the board all the time and it’s a great all mountain freestyle board, rips groomers, and is fun on pretty much any snow pack. The first time I saw the board, I was nervous that it would be too aggressive for my style of riding. But that quickly went away after realizing how playful the board felt, while still being able to handle some aggressive riding and bigger lines. I really like the shape and especially the flex of the board. Its just stiff enough to power through chop, but soft enough to play around and butter. It also has the perfect amount of rise in the nose for those deep days! If you’ve been looking for a board that can handle big lines and deep snow but is still playful enough to allow some creativity on natural features—you can finally rejoice, because the Flight Attendant has just landed.
Views: 20716 Backcountry
Mountain Athlete Training Center with Kim Havell
 
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Rob Shaul's Mountain Athlete Gym in Jackson, Wyoming, is where Backcountry athletes like Kim Havell, Griffin Post, and Pip Hunt develop the strength and endurance required for high-stakes mountain sports. The Backcountry video crew dropped in to witness a fast paced training session and capture the essence of the Mountain Athlete approach to fitness. As the first of a three part series, this video focuses on the history and training philosophy of the Mountain Athlete Gym.
Views: 9465 Backcountry
Bouldering Essentials
 
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Crisp fall weather is finally upon us, which means it's time to shoulder a crash pad, head to the boulders, and put the crush on last season's nemesis. The video crew spent a day up Little Cottonwood Canyon with Backcountry writer Pace Measom to go over the essential gear every pebble wrestler should have in their kit. See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/climb
Views: 5446 Backcountry
Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season
 
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Tired of feeling like you're trapped in a windowless basement hotel room when you're sleeping in the tent? The Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5 2-Person 3-Season Tent is more beach cabana than stuffy cave, with full mesh walls and a fly that rolls back to give you total ventilation and a 180-degree view.
Views: 13405 Backcountry
The Backstory: Fjallraven
 
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http://www.backcountry.com/fjallraven In the 1950s, teenaged Åke Nordin was spending more time trekking in the mountains of Sweden than studying in the classroom. Unsatisfied with the equipment of the day, he took matters into his own hands by building an external wooden frame for a pack. The innovative design allowed him to carry more weight with ease, and homegrown improvements to his tent and clothing were soon to follow. In 1960 Åke officially founded Fjällräven, and began sharing his innovations with outdoor enthusiasts around the world.
Views: 14201 Backcountry
The Backstory: ENVE Composites
 
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http://www.backcountry.com/enve If you’re a bike nerd, you’ve more than likely drooled over a set of ENVE’s carbon hoops. They’re light, fast, and bombproof, and to top it off they’re built in Utah by diehard riders. Check out the Backstory, and learn more about the products and the people that set ENVE Composites apart.
Views: 5061 Backcountry
How to Choose a Running Shoe
 
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Some tips on how to choose the perfect running shoe. http://www.backcountry.com/mens-running-shoes http://www.backcountry.com/womens-running-shoes
Views: 98774 Backcountry
The North Face Kaiju 4 Tent: 4-Person 3-Season
 
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Most castles can't be packed up and tossed in the back of the car, but The North Face Kaiju 4 Four-Person Three-Season Tent is the exception. With plenty of room for four people, and nearly six feet of headroom, it sleeps the whole family rain or shine, and probably has room for a dog or three as well.
Views: 40786 Backcountry
Trimming Your Rope
 
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Removing worn out ends from your climbing rope. See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/climbing-ropes
Views: 5928 Backcountry
JONES ULTRACRAFT
 
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With it’s low weight and proven big mountain performance, the Jones Ultracraft is certainly one of the best splitboards ever made. I rode the Ultracraft on a perfect spring day in the Wasatch Backcountry. We had a foot of settled powder with some wind packed snow in the bottom aprons. The snow pack was stable and the weather was ideal. For me, a good splitboard needs to perform just as well on the way up as it does on the way down. The Ultracraft has the same shape as the Hovercraft, but it features a sleek carbon topsheet and Jones’ Ultra construction to make it 25% lighter. And that lower weight made a big difference on the way up. I was able to move fast and maximize each step. Really impressed with this board on the ascent. In the past, choosing a lightweight board has meant sacrificing some performance on the descent, but that’s just not the case with the Ultracraft. The rockered nose floats in the deepest snow and the underfoot camber gives you powerful edge hold and the ability to turn on a dime. Two things you absolutely need on technical lines where falling just isn’t an option. I’ve also been impressed with how it handles in different snow conditions. From deep pow days in the backcountry to complex snow conditions where a splitboard tour can turn from variable ice, wind, chalk, and back to powder. The Ultracraft adapts nicely. If you’re looking for a top-shelf splitboard that is light, well-made, and rides incredibly well, the Jones’ Ultracraft would be my first recommendation.
Views: 11753 Backcountry
The Backstory Abom Goggles
 
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http://www.backcountry.com/abom-anti-fog-goggle In addition to the most innovative anti-fog technology ever, the A-BOM Goggle features a world-class Carl Zeiss lens with an easy-swap system for alternating lens colors, is helmet-compatible, and includes a Micro USB cable for recharging. Even if it didn’t have KLAIR anti-fog technology, the A-BOM would still be a top-shelf goggle.
Views: 7621 Backcountry
Water Filtration:  How to Choose the Best Filter for Your Backpacking Needs
 
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On long backpacking trips, filtering and purifying water is one of the best ways to mitigate the amount of weight in your pack. From UV light systems to classic pump filters, Jason walks you through the benefits and drawbacks of all the available water filtration options.
Views: 12561 Backcountry
How To Shop Gore-Tex
 
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As the pantheon of outdoor pursuits grows and mountain athletes continue to specialize, the need for activity specific outerwear tech is more apparent than ever. To satisfy the wide range of performance needs, Gore-Tex is now offering three unique laminate technologies—Gore-Tex, Gore-Tex Pro, and Gore-Tex Active. The video crew went to work on breaking down what conditions and pursuits each laminate technology is best suited to perform in.
Views: 15536 Backcountry
How to Tune a Snowboard Part 8 - Tools needed to Tune a Snowboard
 
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1) Snowboard Vise or Stand—A good set will keep your board secured to the workbench for greater precision while sharpening, cleaning, and waxing. 2) Diamond Stones—You'll want a rough-grit stone for repairing damaged edge sections and a medium-grit stone for general maintenance. 3) Files—Very useful for sharpening edges and setting a bevel. Files are best employed with the help of a file guide. 4) File guide—You'll want specific file guides for your base and your side edges. 5) Gummy Stone—A nifty and inexpensive tool for polishing and detuning snowboard edges. 6) Ski Iron— A ski-specific wax iron will give you greater temperature control and is specifically shaped to apply hot wax to skis and snowboards. 7) Plastic Scraper—Simple and inexpensive, a wax scraper is essential for removing wax from your snowboard bases. 8) Wax Brushes—A set of brass, nylon, and horsehair wax brushes will help you clean snowboard bases and boost speed after waxing. 9) Wax—You'll probably want a block of all-purpose wax for hot-waxing cycles and some condition-specific wax for exceptionally cold or warm weather conditions. 10) Brake Retainer—This can be as simple as a big rubber band or an old strap, you just need to keep the brakes out of the way while tuning. 11) P-Tex Candles—A simple and inexpensive way to repair gouges and scratches yourself. 12) Razor—Useful for cleaning up damaged areas on the snowboard base and for removing excess P-Tex following a repair. - See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/snowboard
Views: 10554 Backcountry
Arc'teryx Sidewinder Jacket
 
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This jacket is lean, mean, and ready for a fight. Exceptionally breathable, rugged, and new N80p-X Gore-Tex Pro shell fabric and spare details make the Arc'teryx Men's Sidewinder SV Jacket the lean-and-mean outerwear choice for big-mountain skiing or snowboarding. Arc'teryx engineers made a few tweaks to this season's Sidewinder including an offset Vislon front zipper, a more durable and softer face fabric to complement the waterproof breathable Gore-Tex membrane, and a stretch powder skirt with integrated jacket-to-pant compatibility. From technical mountain routes to powdery face shots at the resort to brutal weather in the backcountry, the Sidewinder takes it in stride.
Views: 14257 Backcountry
How to Tune Skis Part 5- How to clean ski bases with hot wax
 
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Aside from the ego-boost you'll get from beating all your friends back down to the lift, tuning your skis to perfection can be meditative and rewarding on its own. From sharpening edges to brushing out the final coat of wax, ski buyer Eli Littenberg walked us through all the steps and gear you'll need to give your skis a first-rate tune in this eight part video series. See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/explore/ski-tuning-in-8-easy-steps-8-videos
Views: 47870 Backcountry
Sierra Designs Flash 2 UL Tent: 2-Person 3-Season
 
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Sierra Designs took its most advanced two-person tent and made it even lighter for all you ultralight backpackers. What makes the Flash 2 UL Tent superlight is its external frame and hybrid wall construction, which blends the benefits of both double-wall and single-wall constructions so you get a tent that's as light as a single-wall yet weather-protective like a double-wall.
Views: 20802 Backcountry