BP Fraser

BP Fraser

Spend most of my time Whistler/Interior BC with trips to Utah/Co

BP Fraser's Passions

Hiking & Camping
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BP Fraser wrote a review of on March 23, 2013

5 5

I picked up the 187cm Bonafide late in the season this year as a more frontside ski. I was unimpressed with my DPS99 pures and thought I would try these.

I was extremely impressed with the Blizzard product. Construction quality is top notch. On hill these really slay the frontside groomers either soft or re-frozen and ice. I haven't had them on any bulletproof. They lock in a carve very well and you can make them have any turn shape you want from short slaloms to big superG turns. With the tip/tail rocker you can even throw some nice slashes and slarves. With the sheets of metal in these things they absolutely destroy crud like a missle. Super solid landing platform and 10-15' drops feel effortless on landing. I haven't skied these in anything over 1-2" as I usually grab something fatter, but they have proven to work well in light snow.

Very impressed!!

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BP Fraser wrote a review of on March 23, 2013

5 5

I have had these pants for 3 seasons now.

They are unstopable!!!! The cuffs have the regular small cuts in them; which I expect from a daily ski pant. Otherwise they have held up amazingly well. You can't tell that they have so many days on them!

Great fit, and excellent weather proofing. I would 100% recommend you buy these!!!!

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BP Fraser wrote a review of on March 10, 2013

5 5

Really happy with the Norrona Jackets. I got this one in black/orange zip. It is an awesome looking jacket and I have had many compliments on it.

This is a very light weight jacket and packs away easily. It is more durable than I thought it would be. When I first got it, because it felt so light I was worried. I ended up getting one small rip in the sleeve from a branch, but I have been through lots of trees and only the one. My TNF jacket FreeThinker II is probably more durable though.

The jacket breathes well and I never get any moisture on the inside.

6'2" and 185 lbs. The L is a slim fit, I never got a chance to try on the XL but I think I would've been equally happy with that too.

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BP Fraser wrote a review of on May 9, 2012

4 5

Great little camera.

I picked the contour because I really like the form factor and didn't want a little toaster on my head while skiing. The contour has held up great so far and I have had major issues.

The only little problems I have had is you have be careful with the rear-door. I found on more than 1 occasion with gloves and what not I managed to flip the back door off and it was coated in snow after. No water issues afterwards though.

Great picture quality and lots of options for frame rates and resolution. I am still playing with mine to find out exactly what I want it at.

I do find compared to my friends GoPro's that they have a larger FOV. I wish the FOV was a little bigger on the contour.

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BP Fraser wrote a review of on May 9, 2012

5 5

I really like this helmet. Fit is very nice. Relatively light. Lots of vents and can be controlled on either side of the head. They are adjustable between full-open, to partial and closed. I find the helmet very warm and I never wear anything under it. Only adjust the vents as needed. I do take it off for B/C hikes as I find i get too warm then.

I like the look of this helmet with the brim as you look a little more "athletic" than the standard dome-heads.

The only issue with this helmet is the brim. It isn't super solid. If you take a huge wipe-out you could be brim-less.

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BP Fraser wrote a question about on April 27, 2012

Would people use this as an all in-bound ski binding ever?
I am quite interested in tech bindings but don't know if it is better to put quiverkillers in for STH/Dynafits or just go with something like a Duke/guardian. Been on dukes before - they work, but they are just so damn heavy.

Anybody have any release issues? I am 6'2" 200lbs. I know Hoji skis some crazy stuff on dynafits, but they just look so minimalistic I don't believe that they could hold me in! I usually run my STH's at 13-14.

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BP Fraser wrote a review of on April 26, 2012

Pow Ski!
4 5

Had the hellbents for a couple of seasons. These skis rock powder! Anything over 5" and they are an absolute blast. They plane up real quick and float effortlessly. They are very survivable on groomers and if they are soft-groomers you can rip all day with the HB's b/c of the flat section underfoot.

I am more of a directional skier, hence why I gave them up. I think if you are into spinning and landing switch these would be even better. I had little use of the big rockered tail. I actually found it a little detrimental when airing off of things as there was not much to rely on in the back - you have to land pretty centered.

They measure long 189 = 194cm (K2 may have changed that in the newer models - not sure though).
Because they are so big they aren't that light either.

All in all, a pretty good pow ski

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BP Fraser wrote a review of on April 26, 2012

Pow Ski!
4 5

Had the hellbents for a couple of seasons. These skis rock powder! Anything over 5" and they are an absolute blast. They plane up real quick and float effortlessly. They are very survivable on groomers and if they are soft-groomers you can rip all day with the HB's b/c of the flat section underfoot.

I am more of a directional skier, hence why I gave them up. I think if you are into spinning and landing switch these would be even better. I had little use of the big rockered tail. I actually found it a little detrimental when airing off of things as there was not much to rely on in the back - you have to land pretty centered.

They measure long 189 = 194cm (K2 may have changed that in the newer models - not sure though).
Because they are so big they aren't that light either.

All in all, a pretty good pow ski

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