Alexander Romashko

Alexander Romashko

Snowbasin, Jackson Hole, and Wasatch Backcountry

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Alexander Romashko

Alexander Romashko posted a video about on March 27, 2014

I have been staring at this line for years wondering if it has ever been skied and never seeing any tracks do it., apparently I was the first through in over 16 years. Fun double fall line chute over exposure and my Smith Vantage came in really handy down on the apron. The BOA fit system helped keep my bucket on when I tumbled and kept me safe. This is my favorite helmet out there. None better in overall comparison.

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Alexander Romashko wrote an answer about on August 29, 2012

The mounting pattern is the same as the new Freeride binding (2012) with the exception of one more hole in the front by the lever. So if you get Puder Luder inserts you can have access to both bindings with the same ski. I'm doing that for my Grace Jakes this year.

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Alexander Romashko wrote an answer about on November 21, 2011

Contact Scarpa, Garmont, or the Crispi US distributor Alpina Sports for that need. Each one of those companies is taking a part in the distribution for the bindings in the states to go along with promoting NTN and the boots. They'll be able to help you out with the additional screws you'll need.

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Alexander Romashko wrote a review of on November 21, 2011

5 5

I almost exclusively wear bibs and am so glad Flylow finally came out with this bad boys. I absolutely love these bibs. They're durable, waterproof, breath like champs, and have extremely useful and efficient ventilation. And don't forget the awesome freeride fit.

The straps have quick release buckle which are nice for getting in and out with ease. Also the side zips go all the way from the top of the hip to about boot top so you can swing the bibs to the side when you need to "do some paper in the office." The top pouch zipper pocket is nice and roomy, but the hidden pocket inside of that isn't as good as the rest of the pockets. The back panel is nice and stretchy which aids in not giving you a hard core melvin when you bend over or squat down.

I definitely sized up to ensure that I got the inseam length I desire. I am 6' 180 lbs, 32/33" waist and 33" inseam with an athletic build and I decided to go with the XL. The waist bagginess doesn't matter because they're bibs and are held up with straps obviously. I expected there to be a little more room in the torso even for an XL, but that's probably because I've been rocking the first generation Trewth Bibs for the past season and they're nice and roomy.

You will not be disappointed with these bibs. The orange is exactly as pictured above; brighter and lighter than you may expect.

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Alexander Romashko wrote a review of on October 26, 2011

5 5

Definitely the lightest helmet I have. I used to rock the Variant Brim until the Vantage hit the streets. And then it was all Vantage which I absolutely love due to the weight (or lack thereof), incredible venting, and awesome fit.

I wanted to try this one out plus I really like the Cyan Stereo Maze over the Vantage Cyan Team design and I’m glad I bought this. The rear vents are utilized by merely folding a padding flap back down over itself. Simple enough, and since I stay pretty warm all the time, this thing will stay folded the whole time. There is plenty of plush padding in the dome and the fit is pretty descent. I do wish it had the extra helmet adjuster like the Vantage and Variant, but I’ll do fine without it.

So now I’ll be using this one on days that I’m mainly not doing a bunch of inbounds/sidecountry hiking, and reserve the Vantage for more aggressive hiking and the warmer days.

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Alexander Romashko wrote a review of on October 26, 2011

4 5

First off this pack is very well designed, and looks even better in person. I definitely like the looks of the 36 over the 30, plus the added room over the 30 liter is great. I really like the added waistbelt pockets to make up for space taken up by the air bag system.

In addition to the great design, the material on this pack is bomber and very durable. The pack has plenty of padding on the back plus a back panel zipper access (mainly for getting to the airbag system, but some gear can be stored there as well), but the padding isn't ventilated, but that's not a deal killer.

Do note that even though is a 36 liter pack, after the airbag system takes its space, you're left with around 20 liters usable room at most. I wish there was a separator for the avy gear pocket from the rest of the storage, but everything is piled into one pocket. And I wish they made the airbag pocket a tad bit bigger and it’s pretty tight with the airbag in there and getting a deployed airbag back into the pack isn’t as easy as other packs. Just a small bit of added space would make this pack a 5 star rating in my books.

The added mesh helmet holder and compression straps are good enough to store your gear for the uphill. This pack will definitely be getting a lot of time from sidecountry runs to full days in the backcountry. Worth the cost of admission.

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Alexander Romashko wrote a review of on October 10, 2011

4 5

I really like this glove for all-around use and especially on the colder days. I typically climb with too pair of gloves; one for the actually climbing and then sitting at a belay point. This glove works really well for climbing despite its "bulk" compared to a lot of gloves; I didn't get as much movement as I thought I'd get.

The glove is pretty dexterious and the padding is sufficient for the average waterfall. I love that it's gore-tex for those running or wet waterfalls. And the removable liners is a great newer feature for this glove.

I've also spent a good amount of time skiing in this glove.

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Alexander Romashko wrote a review of on October 10, 2011

2 5

I had a chance to use these on a climb with my buddy as we needed a few more stubbies than my rack had.

Based on the price and weight alone of these I couldn't recommend them as a good buy. There's nothing that sets these screws above BD Express or Petzl Laser Sonic screws.

The pull out knob can also ice up on multipitches if the waterfall has a little bit of a run on or around the screws.

Definitely not worth the cost.

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Alexander Romashko wrote an answer about on October 9, 2011

It really depends on what type of skiing you want to do. Keep it shorter for a lot of tree skiing or backcountry jibbing, or if you really like to open it up then stay bigger with the 192. The ski is going to ski shorter with the rockered tip and tail, so the 183 will feel a lot shorter and the 192 will probably feel normal to what you're used to.

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