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Protect Your ACL With KneeBindings


Knee ligament injuries rank as the top reported medical issues from skiing. While most bindings today do a pretty good job at releasing when you crash, they don’t release in all situations, resulting in major knee injury. Stowe, Vermont based KneeBinding designed a new type of ski binding that they claim can protect your knees from injury in the majority of situations.

Columbia Silver Ridge Backpack Review

Columbia Silver Ridge Pack

With this funny winter weather in the West, you never know if you are going to be hiking in 70 degree sunshine one weekend or skiing the next. Over the course of the early season, I was fortunate enough to find hidden snow stashes across Utah, Colorado, and Canada, while still hitting the trail both on bike and on foot here in the Bay Area. Whether skiing groomers or hiking amongst the redwoods, the Silver Ridge pack from Columbia has always been on my back. 

How To Save Your Knees And Quads While Skiing

Ski Mojo

Do you have bad knees or do your legs get tired after ripping deep pow all day? Not quite slope ready at the beginning of a new ski season? Well, now there are a couple of devices that can not only help save your knees but also lessen the strain on your quads, keeping you out on the mountain all day without getting tired. 

Fall ’14 Black Diamond Apparel Collection

Black Diamond Front Point Shell

I am currently at Snowbird, Utah with Black Diamond and partner GORE to check out the entire new Fall '14 collection for the company. Saturday night, Director of Apparel Tim Bantle walked us through the extensive apparel line (124 styles in all). Treated as tools to help you succeed outdoors rather than just another pile of clothes, Black Diamond hopes to disrupt the outdoor apparel market with well designed gear built with core users in mind. Major themes for Fall '14 center around hardshells, down, and women's technical apparel, with some interesting new design technology thrown in the mix.

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