MacGivor

MacGivor

Wasatch, Park City trails, S. Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, K-38, The East Cape of Baja,...

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Ivor's Bio

I have way too much gear!!! You might say I was a gear head before becoming a sales rep for a ski company. Its ridiculous how much gear my housemate (he works for Oakley) and myself have between the two of us....8 bicycles, 2 motorcycles, lets say in the neighborhood of 15 pairs of skis and 10 snowboards (this does not count the 100 or so pairs of skis and 50 snowboards sitting in my garage that are samples, pro-stock, demo skis, whatever...) Then we could go into sunglasses and goggles which is for sure in the hundreds. We really need to have a sale in the worst kind of way. Shit is falling all over me every day...

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MacGivor wrote a review of on August 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I just used em once so far but I have had lots of different mtb shorts and these have all the features i like and my first impression is they are as good as anything i have owned before (Jett, Oakley, Pearl Izumi, Zoic,) . I am always looking for 2 front pockets for your cell phone and anything else you might want quickest access to and these feel secure even though there is no zipper (I don't want a zipper on those pockets anyway) . The shorts fit great. I rode them with the liner and they were really comfortable. I normally wear bibs underneath my shorts but I thought i would give the liner a try and the liner was good enough for a 2 hour+ ride. The chamois is a little thinner than than you will find in a nice pair of bibs but it still offered adequate comfort. The shorts feel lightweight and pretty breathable. The stretch fabric gives them a superior feel in fit. I also really like the velcro waist size adjustment. I am somewhere in the 30"-31" waist size. I tried a pair of Yeti shorts size small (30") and they were too small. Mediums are always end up too big on me once i have ridden them in. Anyhow, if you are anywhere near 31 or 30 these will fit you great . I suppose they will work for 29" waist too. Great shorts

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MacGivor wrote a review of on August 11, 2014

5 5

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

I ordered size 9 and they fit perfect. They were warm in the frigid K-38 water last week. I feel like I have a great feel for the board with them. I have some older Psychofreak booties and these seem like a nice upgrade over 6 year old Psychofreeks. I like the internal split toe too.

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MacGivor wrote an answer about on October 1, 2013

You can have a shop pull the old bindings off your Atomic skis and mount the Tyrolia bindings. They will fill the holes left by the Marker's with some plastic plugs to keep water out. It is possible that the mount hole patterns may conflict a bit and may cause you to have to reposition your boot center on the ski forward or aft. If this is the case you may need to go one way or the other as much as a cm. I have remounted lots of skis and sometime this happens but you probably wont have an issue but its hard to say for sure. Remounting skis is done all the time. The only real negatives are it voids warranty and it does have the potential to weaken the ski and cause breakage (in theory anyhow) but i have never had this issue or seen this issue. If the ski is well built this in unlikely to happen unless you are hitting Chad's gap alot. :-) Its really only an issue for pro level skiers that are really pushing the envelope or it can be an issue if the old binding holes are not properly plugged therefore allowing water to come in contact with the wood core.

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MacGivor wrote a review of on May 4, 2012

5 5

I wanted to give everyone a little feedback on sizing. I think these run big. I wear a 42.5 in Shimano bike shoes and 42.5 in Giro bike shoes which are the only other shoes i own with EU sizing. Anyhow, i purchased a 43 and a 42 figuring i would probably need to choose between the two. It turns out that the 41.0 is my size. The 41 feels even a hair larger (if not the same) as my 9.5 Merrell Trail Glove. I literally just took the 41's out of the box so i haven't had a chance to run in them but i already like the way they feel around the house. They feel better than the Merrell and they look way better too. They are not anywhere near as light as the NB MT00 Minimus which is another shoe i purchased but returned because of the sizing. The MT00 Minimus also runs big. The size 10 was huge. I would probably need a 9. I might pick a pair of those up in the future but i am headed to Baja and they felt like they wouldn't protect well against cacti which i will surely encounter. But if you want something ultra light the NB MT00 is it.

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MacGivor wrote a review of on May 4, 2012

5 5

I wanted to give everyone a little feedback on sizing. I think these run big. I wear a 42.5 in Shimano bike shoes and 42.5 in Giro bike shoes which are the only other shoes i own with EU sizing. Anyhow, i purchased a 43 and a 42 figuring i would probably need to choose between the two. It turns out that the 41.0 is my size. The 41 feels even a hair larger (if not the same) as my 9.5 Merrell Trail Glove. I literally just took the 41's out of the box so i haven't had a chance to run in them but i already like the way they feel around the house. They feel better than the Merrell and they look way better too. They are not anywhere near as light as the NB Nimbus which is another shoe i purchased. The NB Nimbus also runs big. The size 10 was huge. I would probably need a 9.

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MacGivor wrote a review of on December 13, 2010

ultimate shred stick
5 5

I have ridden the 163cm AK about 10 days and this board keeps surprising me with how amazing it is. Whats most surprising is how well it rides for big mountain and hard snow riding in addition to the amazing pow properties. I feel like I could race a boardercross it has such great edge control. I didn't expect this as all because of its odd camber profile appearance. It does all the things a good cambered board should do like hold an edge on ice and at the same time does what a good rockered board should do which is to say you can butter this thing and release the edge easily when you want. I rode it a couple of deep days at The Bird and it shreds pow like would expect. The elongated nose and so called Snake Campber allows the tip of the board to stay on top with little effort. I didn't have to lean back at all in the pow to keep the nose up. Its really fast in the pow and the sintered base held the wax good too. The board also rides switch pretty well. I don't do a ton of swithc riding but I wanted to test it out and rode it backwards quite a bit. It feels a little weird but I felt like i had lots of control on the groomers when riding switch.

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MacGivor wrote an answer about on October 26, 2009

Absolutely. The Crown is the most powerful board I have ever ridden. I usually ride boards around 160cm-162cm. I am about 155 pounds and have been snowboarding for over 20 years. I used to race BoarderX so I like stiff boards. The 161cm Crown is too much board for me. A guy with a little extra leverage and body weight like yourself will find the Crown to be plenty of board. The board had 4 carbon (tip to tail) inlays and also 4 Titanium inlays running from in front (and back on the tail) of your bindings to near the contact points. The carbon and Titanium are what gives this board its power. I hope that helps.

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MacGivor wrote an answer about on October 14, 2009

No the S13 is pretty voluminous. I would go for the Raptor RS last from head. Its a narrow boot with much lower volume. The Mojo XP uses the RS last, so does and of the Raptor RS boots such as Raptor 120 or Raptor 100. I think backcountry.com outlet has some Mojo XP or Raptor RS. Those would be a great newer version of your Comp boots.

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MacGivor wrote an answer about on October 14, 2009

Your assumptions are correct. The 102 comes from the same exact mold as the 103. The 102 is more user friendly version of the 103 which was an absolute beast. It really is the same ski but just much easier to ski. However this is still an experts only ski and in my opinion a much better ski for someone that is not a superhero like Jeremy Nobis if you know what i mean. Really big strong people that were phenomenal skiers liked the 103 but it was really TOO much ski for damn near everyone on the planet. If are not built like a linebacker you would like the 102 much better.

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