dctalk16Yea kinda bought everything backwards got '15 Bentchetler with gaurdian 16 then the airbag lol. Kinda got the airbag because it was a good deal. I don't have AT boots though do I need them?should I get them? Is there a big difference? Also got the BCA magic carpet skins and been reading lot of bad reviews. Are they that bad n should I consider getting other ones?
You do not. Walk modes are a luxury, not a necessity. You want a boot that fits as you will be on your feet all day. Invest in a good footbed and boots that fit properly. There is a difference with ROM (range of motion) when you walk, but since you have guardians, you need a boot with a classic sole, not a rockered AT sole. I have friends who enjoy the BCA, but if you can, swing for BD.
stevenspassriderG3 alpinist skins,or black diamond skins..def want a boot that has a walk mode..probe and shovel and becon don't really matter too much. Most important is learning how to read snow conditions and using the 3 together to save your friends life..make your friends you ride with take a class/clinic with you.
Ignore this. You may WANT a boot with a walk mode, but a boot that fits better is x10000 more important at this stage of the game. Probe, Shovel, and Beacon are the MOST important gear pieces and will save you and your friends in times of need. Do not ever go out without them and do not ride with people who do not have them. If either of you get caught in an avalanche, you will not be able to find them nor will they be able to find you.
Other gear you will want was covered pretty well by someone else. Always have food, layers, and emergency supplies incase you get stuck in a situation where you will spend the night. Just pack smart.
I'm a former racer, I say dumb things.