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A_Brew wrote an answer about on January 29, 2011

Yes a bivy bag (this one or any) will add warmth to a sleeping bag. It's like putting a shell on over a jacket. It's a little warmer. But the main point is that it keeps wind, rain, snow off. As to the warmth added, one can't really say that it will add X number of degrees to the temp rating of your bag. It may be 5 or 0.05, that is what I think BAinUT was saying. I usually figure it will add little to none on its own and maybe 4 or 5 inside a tent/shelter/snowcave.

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A_Brew wrote a question about on April 30, 2010

It seems that the shorter wheel base and steeper head angle to give this frame more agility would also make it a little higher with a higher center of gravity. Can anyone comment on this and if it affects the handling at all? also with this if I am kinda in between sizes (i'm 5'7" so could go either small or medium) which way would be better?

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A_Brew wrote an answer about on January 26, 2010

Hey I guess this is a bit after xmas. but in case you or someone can benefit... these are the skis I decided on when starting tele. some of the reviews point out that is a little stiffer and narrower than a real powder ski which I made up for by going a little longer and I have found that while this might not be the best ski in any situation it performs well in all. I realize everyone skis a bit different but for me this is a great ski to switch to free-heelin. solid tight turns to rip through anything, light enough for skinning up, enough float for deeper stuff (if you go longer)

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A_Brew wrote an answer about on January 1, 2010

I have been wondering the same. I found on the voile website that the short and standard sizes are designed for the 8.5 mm heel pads that are with the 3-pin bindings. The tall (72mm) wires are for the taller 20 and 30 mm risers that come with the hardwire binding models. Beyond that I have heard that smaller boot sizes can complicate things by needing a shorter wire, but I have never heard what qualifies as a smaller boot. hope that helps some and maybe someone else might be able to give more info.

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A_Brew wrote an answer about on December 11, 2008

Yes, all beacons work with one another, however if you use some beacons like the Pieps, you can tell that different beacons come through with different sounds, because they are each on slightly different frequenciesWhoa, the above is a little off...ALL beacons operate on the EXACT same frequency, that is how they all work together...they transmit and receive on that frequency. The different sounds are just the different characteristics of the pulse rate of each beacon.I've got to add to this.. the pulse rate of the beacons are different, but only the Barryvox Pulse actually measures pulse of av victims (just to clear that up cuz i misread that the first time). Also not all transceivers work internationally because different countries allocate different frequencies for beacons. So a beacon built for Switzerland may or may not work with a beacon built for the US. but within the US all beacons work together, also within the swiss land all beacons work together. But it's easy to check, either make sure the frequencies are the same or just turn them on before you go out, then you have time to return it.

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A_Brew wrote an answer about on July 21, 2008

in my opinion it doesn't compare it blows the therma-rest away. it is thicker, far more comfortable, warmer, packs to about the same size, is about as light and uses a pump sac to inflate so you don't blow moisture into the pad. check out the synmats as well they are a little less expensive.

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A_Brew wrote an answer about on July 21, 2008

The bag it comes in is actually used as the pump to inflate the pad. it's actually pretty simple once you see it and try it. but that makes it so you don't blow into it, avoiding blowing moisture into the pad, extending the life of the pad.

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