The Skier's Haute Route - Salomon Freeski TV S9 E7
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Ski touring equipment with Freeride World Champion Nadine Wallner
Freeride World Champion Nadine Wallner and Chris Zarfl give you a few tips for right ski touring equipment.
N: Hello, I'm Nadine Wallner and I'd like to give you a few tips on touring. Anyone thinking of going on a tour should have safety equipment with them. This includes: an avalanche transceiver, a probe, a shovel, a First Aid package and an airbag.
VO: For guidance there are maps, GPS device, altimeter, mobile phone, and pocket binoculars in the backpack. For descents or for risky uphill sections you should have a helmet and possibly also back protector.
VO: The ski length based on your height and your skill level. Experienced ski tourers and freeriders have skis up to 10 cm above their height - beginners choose a ski of 5-10 cm below their height. Basically you can say that skis with more powerful rockers turn more easily and can therefore travel a little farther. While the rocker facilitates the ascent through powder snow, it makes it difficult to climb in hard and icy sections. (Because only a small part of the skin is in contact with it).
VO: with the specific ski touring binding, the heel can be loosened for the ascent, and for steeper sections the so-called climbing aid can be folded out.
VO: touring poles can be length-adjusted, and also make it possible to keep the uphill pole beneath the grip, so as to compensate for the slope.
VO: A good touring ski boot is characterized by low weight, accompanied by sufficient support and rigidity for descents. For ascents, it can be quickly and easily adjusted in such a way that more freedom of movement is provided for the ankle.
VO: The skins prevent the skis from slipping back during an ascent. To mount them, wipe the surface with a cloth to ensure that it is clean and dry. Then attach the skins to the ski tips, smoothing down the fur slowly from top to bottom – and simultaneously using the other hand to peel off the plastic protective tape.
Make sure that the fur is free of folds and is mounted parallel to the ski edges until you can hook it on again at the ski tail.
The mounting method varies at tip and tail depending on the manufacturer – but the important thing is that skin and ski go together.
Removing the skins is done in reverse order: Loosen them at the tail, pull off, place the protective film on the adhesive surface and then roll them up. At home or in the cabin, you should roll out the fur once again to let it dry.
Have fun touring! Your Bergfex team.
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