Spruce Backcountry Packages (Special order only in 2016.17)
Over the last few years we've been experimenting with a number of different backcountry setups which have been field tested extensively by Jack Jue of the Spruce Pro Staff and his crew. This season we're continuing to offer what's proven to be the best overall of those setups. Available on both the Osprey and the Sherpa skiboards, the rig is based on the Tyrolia Ambition 10 touring binding which is mounted on a low-height "upsidedown" riser. We are configuring the rig with a heel track that allows the bindings to be easily length adjusted by customers for boots from 260mm to 350mm. The riser mounts using the standard 4cm x 10cm inserts in the boards and can be mounted on either the center set of inserts or the rear set at -5cm and moved from board type to another with the usual #3 Phillips screwdriver.
The package price includes either Osprey or Sherpa skiboards, Ambition 10 bindings mounted on risers, 120mm crampons that mount on the Ambition main beam, 125mm brakes and leashes. Climbing skins from climbingskinsdirect.com can be added by the customer or we can supply them trimmed to fit for an additional $150.00.
The Ambition 10 binding has an adjustable height toepiece with a moveable AFD, so either Alpine or Alpine Touring boots can be used.
If you have questions about the setup or its use, we'd be happy to put you in touch with our test crew. They love to talk backcountry skiboarding. Here's a link to a video of the rig on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcefaOYFc7Y&feature=youtu.be