Andrew Duke Grewe

Andrew Duke Grewe

Hood.

Andrew Duke Grewe's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Climbing

Andrew Duke Grewe's Bio

I used to ski. Then I got job in the ski industry :) Currently I am working for Timberline lodge at Mount Hood, Oregon.

Andrew Duke Grewe

Andrew Duke Grewe wrote a review of on May 17, 2011

4 5

Smith has done a great job making a real skiers helmet. It is the perfect weight. The front/back vent zones are way better than the old left/right vents. It is stylin. My one criticism is that the ear flaps are a little too thin when you don't have the audio system in, but that was easily remedied with a little homemade insulation.

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Andrew Duke Grewe wrote a review of on January 26, 2011

2 5

They are light, breathable and so far bomb proof. The kind of shoe that is so comfortable your feet don't hurt even after a long day on your feet. I am satisfied.

UPDATE: As seen in the other reviews, the uppers were totally destroyed after 4 months or so. The foam and fabric around the heel was destroyed. That being said they were comfortable...until I returned them.

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Andrew Duke Grewe wrote a review of on August 26, 2010

5 5

I was not a fan of the previous versions of the SFB. I felt like they had a floppy dead feeling that hurt them in chopped snow and lacked the deep snow performance of similar skis like the EP PRO, With this edition, Line nailed it. The rocker and flex pattern make the ski very playful and poppy, with improved deep snow performance and killer graphic. I love it.

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Andrew Duke Grewe wrote a review of on January 16, 2010

3 5

The Snoop Daddy is good. It won't take your breath away in any particular terrain, but you can have fun all over the mountain. It had good energy like most atomics. It has a great shape to be a do it all ski on either coast. It has the best graphic in the current atomic line up. Overall, I think this is a perfect ski for a weekend warrior who needs one ski he can have fun on no matter if it is the white ribbon of death or a foot of new snow.

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Andrew Duke Grewe wrote a review of on December 30, 2009

3 5

for all the hype.... this is nowhere near the best ski in volkls line up. It was much softer than the AC 50. It lacked the edge hold I expected. I could not feel any noticeable change when I played with the switch. Overall, I would say save the money and buy the AC 50 or 40.

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Andrew Duke Grewe wrote a review of on December 24, 2009

3 5

This ski, as advertised, is good in powder. My issue, and it is probably due to my skiing style, or the mounting on the pair I was on is that the tail is WAY too soft. I felt like if I did get into the back seat this ski didn't help me rebound. If you are used to a stiff ski,(my usual big day ski is the Volant Spatula) the hellbent may have a learning curve. In contrast when I rode the pontoon, It was amazing and didn't suffer from the same issues.

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Andrew Duke Grewe wrote a review of on December 24, 2009

5 5

I was hesitant when I heard about the changes to the Gotama this season. I was one of those people Ingrid pointed out that thinks the first generation of Gotamas were the best.
After riding these, I was amazed. I expected the full reverse camber to absolutley ruin this skis ability to perform in anything not soft. What I found was just the right amount of rocker to make this a gifted powder and crud ski AND a capable carving/ on-piste ski.
Gone are the days when a full reverse camber ski tries to kill you getting back to the lift or out cruising groomers with the family. Great job volkl.

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Andrew Duke Grewe wrote a review of on December 24, 2009

5 5

I have bought and sold quite a few skis over the last few years. This one may be the only one I regret selling. The mantra is a classic volkl. It is damp, stiff and not a super high energy ski. That being said, it can plow through anything. For someone who skis a lot of crud, the mantra brings a feeling of confidence that few other skis can provide. It can also carve better than any other ski I have ridden with its size.

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Andrew Duke Grewe wrote a review of on December 22, 2009

5 5

I work in a ski shop and have the opportunity to make buying decisions and ride a lot of different skis. I have to be very impressed by a ski to actually buy it for myself. The obsethed is the ski I bought this year. I have skied full on reverse camber skis, And I love them, but there were some big trade offs on anything that wasn't soft. As Seth said in his review I can have fun on the seth whatever the conditions are. The ski impressed me most in crud, I no longer need a extra stiff Volkl style crudbuster ski in my quiver. With just the right amount of rocker My tips ride on top of the chop and make me more confident and comfortable in crud.

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