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2017 Patrol Race Lottery Closes Jan 3rd
« on: 12/23/16, 10:10 AM »

Finalize your team rosters while sipping holiday cheer or on your ski-touring expeditions during your time off between now and New Year's.  The registration lottery will close Jan 3rd and we will draw names!  As mentioned previously the race will be held on Feb 25th.

We will post the roster on our Facebook site and on the Meany web page the following Monday.

Happy Holidays from your friendly Patrol Race Coordinators
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Re: 2017 Patrol Race Lottery Closes Jan 3rd
« Reply #1 on: 12/26/16, 08:51 PM »

Maybe not the best place for the discussion, but what type of gear are people participating on? It seems like the course is relatively flat, which would imply that fishscale skis might be useful, but all the photos I can find show everyone on normal AT or splitboard setups.

Looks like a great event.
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Re: 2017 Patrol Race Lottery Closes Jan 3rd
« Reply #2 on: 12/27/16, 09:29 AM »

Maybe not the best place for the discussion, but what type of gear are people participating on? It seems like the course is relatively flat, which would imply that fishscale skis might be useful, but all the photos I can find show everyone on normal AT or splitboard setups. 

Last winter I wrote a fairly long post about my personal history with the Patrol Race. The thread includes some discussion of gear.

http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=35914.0

Bottom line is that the fastest teams recently have been using modern skimo racing gear with skins for the ascents. In the old days they used wooden cross-country racing skis with wax. A good waxer today would likely beat the skinners on many sections of the course. But there are other sections where the reverse is true.

It's an intriguing question that can only be resolved through competition!
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Re: 2017 Patrol Race Lottery Closes Jan 3rd
« Reply #3 on: 12/27/16, 09:03 PM »

Last winter I wrote a fairly long post about my personal history with the Patrol Race. The thread includes some discussion of gear.

http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=35914.0

Bottom line is that the fastest teams recently have been using modern skimo racing gear with skins for the ascents. In the old days they used wooden cross-country racing skis with wax. A good waxer today would likely beat the skinners on many sections of the course. But there are other sections where the reverse is true.

It's an intriguing question that can only be resolved through competition!


Ok, that's helpful. I signed up for the lottery but I'm still trying to form a game plan for gear.
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Re: 2017 Patrol Race Lottery Closes Jan 3rd
« Reply #4 on: 12/28/16, 01:02 PM »

The form to sign up on Google Docs says Jan 10 - may want to update that page to avoid confusion. Crossing my fingers for a slot this year!
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