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The Spark R&D Backcountry Kit includes everything you need to keep a pow day from being cut short. The Spark R&D Backcountry Kit is what you need in your pack, things happen, be prepared.
Weight: 5.86oz/ea (166g)
In the Kit
2x M6x16mm Heel Loop Screws
1x M6x12mm W's XS/S Heel Loop Screw
2x M6x1mm Touring Bracket Screws
1x Pillow Line Strap Ankle Adjuster Screw
1x Fabric Strap Ankle Adjuster Screw
1x Pillow Line Strap Toe Adjuster Screw
1x Fabric Strap Toe Adjuster Screw
1x Ankle Buckle Screw
1x Toe Buckle Screw
2x Ankle Strap Screws
2x Ankle Strap T-nuts
2x Ankle Strap Washers
1x Toe Ladder
1x Toe Adjuster
1x Ankle Ladder
1x Ankle Adjuster
1x Ankle Buckle
1x Toe Buckle
1x Snap Block
The Spark R&D T1 Step Locker design makes it easier than ever, with the ability to rotate the lever to the locked position, then simply step down to lock the heel. The heel stays securely locked in place until you rotate the lever to the unlocked position. The Spark R&D T1 Step Locker gives you the option to lock your heel while touring helps you better adapt to diversified terrain types where quick descents, sidestepping, and skate-splitting become more effective means of backcountry travel.
Step Lock: Rotate lever to locked position, then step down to lock heel. Heel stays locked until you rotate the lever to the unlocked position.
Durability: Plastic lock bar grabs underneath the baseplate without wearing either piece.
Easy Installation: Locker assembly screws in under the T1 heel rest.
Safety: Forward releasable for added safety.
|Weight:||1.5 oz/ea (42g) - 3 oz/pr (84g)|
Confessions Of A Ski Bum - Icefields Parkway Guide Book is a modern backcountry ski guide for the roadside areas found along The Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park. Confessions Of A Ski Bum Guide Book includes detailed descriptions, directions, terrain photos and maps for skiing everything from chill yoyo laps to committing, no fall, lines.
This 256 page, 8.5 by 5.5 guidebook includes 151 colour pictures, 30 topo maps, 27 ski zones with 119 runs/routes leading to many hundreds of ski descents to keep even the keenest skier busy for many seasons.
Four guest writers help include the most gnarly lines found along this section of The Icefields Parkway including Grand Daddy Couloir, Gutentight Couloir and Funnel Of Death.
- Hector South Ridge
- Hector South Peak
- Mount Hector Roadside
- Hector Pass
- Noseeum Creek
- Mosquito Creek
- Helen Creek
- Helen Shoulder
- Crystal Ridge
- Cirque Forepeak
- Observation Sub Peak
- Observation Peak
- Waputik Peak
- The Pulpit Knobs
- Bow Peak Roadside
- Crowfoot Pass
- Bow Lakeside
- Ferris Glacier
- Wapta Icefield
- Mount Jimmy Jr
- Bow Summit and six Day Traverses.
Marcus Baranow has dedicated the last decade of his life exploring, documenting and writing about the backcountry skiing found in and around Banff National Park. His previous books covered the area found along The Great Divide between Citadel Pass and Egypt Lake. He spends 100-150 days a year skiing in the Canadian Rockies and his blog Confessions Of A Ski Bum is regarded as a go to source for current conditions by many local skiers and guides. He currently lives in Lake Louise Alberta, found just minutes away from The Icefields Parkway.
The four guest writers for this book include:
- Kevin Hjertaas, ACMG Ski Guide, ex-pro skier and Rockies big line legend.
- Matt Ruta, former member of the Alberta Ski Cross Team and current big line pioneer.
- Kieran Crimeen, photographer and holder of the (in)famous @shittymountaineer IG account.
- Robb Schnell, mountaineer with many hundreds of peaks under his belt, including all 58 Canadian Rockies 11,000 footers.
Increase foot warmth and comfort on long tours with the Spark R&D Baseplate Padding Kit. The Spark R&D Baseplate Padding Kit is made of durable and grippy EVA foam. 3M peel and stick adhesive keeps pads firmly in place. Ideal for long days on the skin track or firm riding conditions.
Six versions: Cutout (for Magneto, Arc, Women's Arc, Arc Pro, Women's Arc Pro & Burton Hitchhikers) and Solid (for AfterBurner, Surge, Women's Surge, Surge Pro, Women's Surge Pro).
Average Weight: .67oz/pr (19g)