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Equipment

Alyn Morgan
Alyn Morgan
Alyn runs our Information Department and is mad-keen on kit!

Skis & Ski Bindings

  • Q: I have bought a new pair of 184cm 11/12 Volkl Katana and would like your opinion on where I should mount them. Many people are saying 1 or 2 centimetres in front of the manufacturers mid point mark--- Why? Have you any opinions/recommendations? View answer

  • Q: Binding interface plate & lifting the boot a little higher off the ski. Just bought new skis (Fischer Watea 84/Marker Squire). Result; boot height 6mm lower than my old skis &bindings. Should I fit a 5-8mm plate for better edge control? View answer

  • Q: I am looking to replace my skis this winter. I have used GS skis for a long time but they are not so good off piste and tend to sink in deep powder. I am doing more off piste now but want to retain some grip on piste. Volkl Mantra, Dynastar Legend? View answer

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Snowboards

  • Q: Usually I have my snowboard serviced or at least waxed and the edges done after a week's holiday, however I've had it now several times that the edges were not done to my liking. Have you any advice? View answer

  • Q: I am 57 years old and reasonably fit. I have been skiing for 30+ years and I am curious about trying snowboarding. Do you think I should stick with what I am good at or should I give snowboarding or something else a try? View answer

Ski Boots

  • Q: I used to have a pair of rear entry boots. I found them easier to put on than some front entry boots I have tried and wanted to know if I could buy a new pair. View answer

  • Q: I am interested in starting ski touring but want to know if I can do this in my normal alpine ski boots. View answer

Helmets

  • Q: What are your views on helmets - we are experienced skiers who have skied on and off piste with Club guides. We are 60 & 70 respectively. Any points to look out for? View answer

  • Q: I am interested in buying a new helmet with visor. I know Bolle do one. Do you know of any other makes. Also do you know if this type of helmet is any good? View answer

  • Q: I'm beginning to think that I've been very lucky not to have needed a helmet in over 30 years of skiing. Now, it's probably time-what should I be looking for? Are there any makes you particularly recommend? View answer

Safety Gear

  • Q: My girlfriend has broken her forearm, and whilst it will be out of plaster by the time we go skiing at the end of Jan it could do with some protection. Any suggestions? View answer

Eyewear

  • Q: I wear glasses all the time and have yet to find an efficient method of keeping my lenses fog free in extreme conditions. Is there a specialist set of snow goggles for low light near white out conditions? View answer

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