G3 Ion vs. G3 Onyx

Through a happy coincidence, I managed to get my grubby paws on a set of G3 Synapse Carbon 109 skis mounted with the G3 Ion binding. There are already a few reviews around the net, and lots of technical information, so I decided to do a bit of a photo essay and...

Lift Baskets – First Look

Back in December, I received a message from Hugh Patterson, the developer of the Lift Basket. Hugh explained how he was frustrated by always having to flip his poles upside down to manipulate the heal lifts on his Marker AT bindings. To counter this, Hugh has...

Orange Sunglasses

They are kind of my signature now. My neon orange Ryders Hijacks. I've had them for about 3 years, and wear them, well, most of the time. The orange sunglasses, before the nose-piece disintegrated... The only problem was they were starting to wear out. The orange was...

G3 Onyx Binding Transfer

I first showed you the G3 Onyx binding in 2010 (here). I wrote a review of the Onyx in May of 2011 (here). However, there was always one thing I wanted to try. The Onyx has the nifty feature of being mounted on a plate - and you can buy more mounting plates cheap and...

The best back pack you will never get to buy…

This spring I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to test a variety of winter back-packs for a friend who works for an outdoorsy magazine.  He had been sent a rather alarming amount of bags to review for publication this fall, and couldn't possibly do it...