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#1 Headband wrote a review of on January 28, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For the price and weight, these wheels are hard to beat. I've been hammering on mine for 2 seasons. I've only broken 1 spoke due to a branch nub poking out of the trail. After I replaced the spoke, the rear wheel required minimal truing. I've done a variety of trail riding on these and have even taken my 429c on the dirt jumps up at the Canyons in Park City with no sign of fatigue. May not be the lightest wheelset out there but they are strong! I'm about 225 lbs and have barely done anything to them in regards to service. My only gripe is that replacement spokes can be tricky to source from an LBS.

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#1 Headband wrote a review of on November 15, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

When this arrived my girlfriend was sure it was the best rolling gear bag ever...but looks can be deceiving. The Vera color-way is in her words, "super cute!" The pockets and stow panels are well thought out and in the right places for travel and accessibility. But the quality is sub-par at best. 2 of the the internal zipper panels tore out when she packed the gear bag on its maiden voyage. A couple more tears happened throughout our week long trip. A little thread work and the tears are fixed, but this is hardly acceptable. Dakine products are often pretty sweet products but it seems their luggage series could use a bump in the quality catergory.

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#1 Headband wrote a review of on February 17, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

All-in-all Pretty sweet pole. Graphics are a bit intense, but quality of these go-getters is hard to beat. They feel super light and much stiffer than some of the other BD carbon touring pole offerings. The fliplock pro is a huge improvement over the past all-plastic fliplock. Haven't used the "probe" so no 5 star rating yet.

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#1 Headband wrote a review of on December 25, 2011

5 5

So Fun! She drives like a beautiful woman: You got to be forward and confident. I: 200lbs 5'11", she's a 192cm and all legs. Not for the lean back and wiggle-your-ass type skier. I skied this on a "Colorado day" at Alta. Hard packed, variable conditions; icy to wind packed. Like I said, you bought them so you better own them, otherwise these skis will own your ass.
This ski will make you work, but when you figure her out, she'll shine.
She's a no-go on tight tree's; wide open and a crud buster for sure! It's the tail that make's this ski unforgiving. If you want a little 4giveness, try the Bibby or Live Life- they both have a little reverse camber but are still considered a forward directional ski.

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