Muir Smoothness!

11/1/20
WA Cascades SW (Mt Rainier)
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Posted by Fes on 11/4/20 2:15pm

Such an amazing and fun day at Muir. Way way better than when I went up there in mid-July.

Beautiful blue skies, wonderful cool breeze and smooth rideable snow from Muir to Pebble Creek and good friends to ride it down with as well.

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Thanks for the TR.  Surface looks good up there.  I confess that after 3 months of trips to PanPebble I am eager to skin from a little closer, like from a parking area  😊 

2020-11-06 05:08:09
telemack

Quite welcome, Mack. From the forecasts, it looks like a refill is coming. And I completely hear you. Had to walk in trail runners to Pebble Creek and I didn't have microspikes so it was a bit dicey going upto Panorama Point and I want to skin from the parking lot. 🤣🤣

I want to go again weekend after this one for some freshies as some snow is happening this weekend with a slight break and again starting right before next weekend. Even a few turns would be great. :)

2020-11-06 09:02:13
Fes

Are those the new phantom boots?! How do you like them? I'm on some old moded tlt 5s and I'm contemplating the phantoms or the atomic backland w/ mod

2020-11-06 22:56:16
jacoblmandell

@jacoblmandell Those are not the Phantom slippers at all. I saw the video that Phantom put up regarding the Slipper and I felt it was too much lateral movement for me. I want it a bit more stiffness.

Those are 2018/2019 Backlands with Phantom's Link Lever. I also have a 2019/2019 pair of the Backland Pros, the ones with the BOA on the lower. I got those because the older pair has the all orange liner which is HORRIBLE and keeps biting into my shin.

I haven't gotten the new shell heat molded yet so instead I swapped the liner from the new boots into the older shell and just toured and rode with those for this outing. I was on Spark's Dyno DH bindings before so I had to test this new setup. This new setup uses Phantom's M6 bindings with fixed solo cleats and it was just fantastic. Tight, responsive and light.

Hope this helps. :)

2020-11-09 06:41:53
Fes

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