pre unbinding your back foot, the best thing that cannot be underestimated especially if your resort has alot of catwalks, traverses, etc is fresh wax. period.
still having trouble? read on...
first of all unbinding and binding in should not be that hard, get used to it.
second of all if u think for 1 second that the skate is gonna be long enough to suck, unbuckle and walk. you're there before you know it, mystery solved.
carrying a stick is a bad idea and everyone will point fingers and laugh at you if you do it, rightly so.
last year was my first full season after almost 20 years of dabbling and missing seasons on end, but at the end of the year i started to hike my favorite jumps in the park.
this winter i plan to do alot of in-resort hiking at breck, keystone and a-basin, in preparation for true back country in the
just trying to illuminate the minimal effort to walk a flat spot in a resort. its a hell of alot easier then skating uphill...is there some magic reason ur back binding comes off but not the front?
obviously for true back country there are some tools like ice axe, whippet, avy shovel, collapsible probe, ski poles if you are skinning on a splitboard...any of which could certainly impale you and are all valid pieces of equipment...which are almost completely unneccessary in most resorts (obviously excluding bc destinations like silverton, JH, etc)
Last edited by snowklinger; 09-27-2011 at 12:41 AM.