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BJ Marraccini

BJ Marraccini

5500' above Sea level

Brett's Passions

Camping
Snowboarding
Mountain Biking
Trail Running

Brett's Bio

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BJ Marraccini

BJ Marraccini wrote a review of on September 18, 2010

3 5

I own a 32L, had to change from size M to size L (6.0', 170#).
This pack is good for a day trip, but I found it to be quite a pain to carry avy tools, gear and enough layers for variable conditions, plus a camelback 2.0L bladder. plus, the small internal pocket is way too small, it barely fits my log book with pencil, slopemeter. I have a large BD shovel, which has to be broken down into 3 pieces to fit. carrying a probe? it barely fits in the outside pocket. The internal pocket is large, but when you carry first-aid, liners, extra top layer, gloves and a thin thermos for those cold days, it gets tight very quickly.

I feel this pack is a great idea, but needs work to be a great pack, mostly in the realm of organization and space. I would not consider using this pack for multi-day tours...there simply isn't enough room.

Pros:
Avalung integrated
hydration integrate (separate buy for the bladder though)
light
bombproof, somewhat water proof
large main pocket
fully loaded? fits like a glove

Cons:
day pack only, too small for multi-day tours
sizes smaller than you think
outside pocket not large/deep enough for your quick-grab tools
internal pocket too small, needs another pocket for organization, study and small tool storage

Not knocking this pack, but could always use an upgrade in redesign.

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BJ Marraccini wrote a review of on October 18, 2009

4 5

I purchased this jacket on SAC and am super stoked on it. The venting system is Ok, but the rest rocks. Definitely more of a mid to cold weather jacket, and the hood fits well over my Giro G9. on cold days, the fleece insulation panels in the back keep you nice and warm, and the wrist gaiters keep the snow out of your gloves. keeps the snow out, but still plenty of room for twisting, bending and reaching.

I'm 6'0" 170 with long arms, I wear a M. Definitely a baggy fit.

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BJ Marraccini wrote a review of on September 18, 2009

4 5

I am writing this on behalf of my lady, who has ridden this board for a couple years now. This board had helped her progress from greens/blues to blue/blacks and the occasional double. it's her first choice for powder and she digs how well it floats. It smooths out the choppiness of late powderday runs, and she feels it is pretty stable at higher speeds, even though it is lighter than her daily driver board.

Recommended!

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BJ Marraccini wrote a review of on September 18, 2009

5 5

//Re-Post from 2008 because this is a sweet board//. The Podium has served me well in every task i've thrown at it. Most especially, this board is super nimble in trees, both in long glades and tight access routes. I own a 161, and I can honestly say as a daily driver, it's all I need. It holds long surf carves on hardpack, is stable when straightlining, floats well in foot+ gnar, and is supportive and responsive in both park and straight air half pipe runs.

One final item i could share is that the base is pretty durable overall. I've hit far more rocks and stumps than the base lets on, and to me...that's been a wallet saver.

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BJ Marraccini wrote a review of on July 22, 2009

5 5

Great Surf Watch. Tides are on track, but forecasting is a little difficult if you're tying to plan a trip a few months out.. You're better off using the internet in this case. But if you need to know when the tide push is for your dawn session, look no further - it's easy to read. The Titanium face gets good compliments on a regular basis, too.

This was and still is my surf watch and I've had no issue with saltwater corrosion or leaky housing. The band fits well, doesn't stretch over time and doesn't grow the funk either. A little fresh water rinse does it good.

Worth every penny. I've dropped this a few times right on the face, and no cracks!

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BJ Marraccini wrote a review of on July 22, 2009

5 5

Great Surf Watch. Tides are on track, but forecasting is a little difficult if you're tying to plan a trip a few months out.. You're better off using the internet in this case. But if you need to know when the tide push is for your dawn session, look no further - it's easy to read. The Titanium face gets good compliments on a regular basis, too.

This was and still is my surf watch and I've had no issue with saltwater corrosion or leaky housing. The band fits well, doesn't stretch over time and doesn't grow the funk either. A little fresh water rinse does it good.

Worth every penny. I've dropped this a few times right on the face, and no cracks!

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BJ Marraccini wrote a review of on April 26, 2009

4 5

100+ days in these boots - in Pow, Park, Tight trees, loose glades, hiking and teary-eyed groomers. They've handled it all with style, stability and comfort.

The outer shell is super durable and I've replaced the laces only once. The inner boot could use a burlier tightening system, one that keeps the clamp on ankle and instep...or maybe I could have worked some magic on the lacing itself too.... but the only drawback I've found is that I have to re-tighten my laces throughout the day.

other than that, they have taken quite a beating and still keep on ticking. The anti-microbial liners work like a charm. Just keep the liners dry after riding and you'll be stoked!

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BJ Marraccini wrote a review of on March 13, 2009

5 5

The Podium has served me well in every task i've thrown at it. Most especially, this board is super nimble in trees, both in long glades and tight access routes. I own a 161, and I can honestly say as a daily driver, it's all I need. It holds long surf carves on hardpack, is stable when straightlining, floats well in foot+ gnar, and is supportive and responsive in both park and straight air half pipe runs.

One final item i could share is that the base is pretty durable overall. I've hit far more rocks and stumps than the base lets on, and to me...that's been a wallet saver.

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BJ Marraccini wrote a review of on November 26, 2008

5 5

This jacket is a good fit. I have long arms and the sleeve lengths don't make it look too young on me when reaching across the bar for a beer. I've worn this in temps from 20 to 50 and it is great...at 20 degrees and windy, I feel no chill with short sleeves. It is definitely windproof, stylee and warm, but not sweaty like your NF bubbles.

Super lightweight. Worth the cash.

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