Atomic Backland XTD 120 touring boot review

by LeeLau
Mar 29th 2024 - 9 comments

The Atomic Backland XTD 120 is a new touring boot for the 2023 - 24 season. It's intended to be a 1400g boot that tours extremely well and has reasonably good ski performance but misses the mark in a few ways. More in the review.

New for 2023 - 4; Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130 Gripwalk with BOA touring boot review

by LeeLau
Nov 14th 2023 - 9 comments

Get the Hawx Ultra XTD 130 BOA GW if you want a low'ish volume boot with high-end downhill ski performance and if you don't mind lugging weight around touring. This boot also rewards those who can work with a good boot-fitter as there are so many tuning and boot-fitting options.

MSRP will be $1,049 Cad. Sizes will be from 24.5 to 30.5. If you have a smaller foot then the only available option are the Hawx Ultra XTD 115 W which goes down to 22.5 in size but is priced a tad more affordably at a MSRP of CAD $849.

Charley Ager Lives!!!

by PowellMovement
Feb 11th 2019 - 9 comments

Gnarly Charley Ager is one of the biggest mysteries in skiing. He came up from no-where to set the ski world on fire with his loose, sometimes scary style and switch landings that were way ahead of his time. As fast as Charley’s career evolved, it disappeared in the same speed. Charley walked away from skiing and into some personal issues and injury that we discuss on the podcast. The good news is, this story has a happy ending and Charley Ager is alive.

Charley Ager Show Notes:

2:00: Charley is a mystery coming from White Rock with a hint of Vegas and gold mining
6:00: Getting into skiing, school, and taking a year off
11:00: Whistler, couch surfing, and snowboarding
17:00: Evo: The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up
RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)
18:45: Back to Whistler for season 2 in his truck, life hacks in whistler, and focusing on skiing

28:00: Rex Thomas, Atomic and Jeff Thomas
38:00: Spy Optic: Get 20% off on their site using the code TPM20
The 10 Barrel Brewery: My favorite is 'Out of Office' Pilsner
39:30: K2 and Poor Boys
45:30: Charley falls off the radar, Alcohol, Cocaine and Gambling
52:00: The Accident
57:00: Inappropriate Questions

Can Skiing Cool the Heated Rhetoric?

by JAHpow
Sep 22nd 2017 - 1 comments

As the Hermit Kingdom edges closer and closer towards strategic ICBM capabilities, and sanctions sink their nails into an all but non-existent economy, plea's for ski gear are making it's way into national headlines.