7Springs, Winter Park, A-Basin, Loveland, Vail, Vail Pass, Berthand Pass
I just picked a set of these up, I am expecting great things from them. I am going to be mounting up the original jester on it.
I am expecting it to ski alot like a chopstick, but I believe it will smear turns a lot more than grip them... We will see. I will update later this season
This is my everyday ski! Been using it for 50+ days. I have the Jester pro on it.
I can carve GS turns on it in easter blue ice or drop cliffs in 26" of fresh powder out in Vail pass. Takes every thing I have thrown at it.
I however do put a 2degree base and 3 degree side bevel when I am skiing back east. I will for sure be skiing this again all winter.
This replaced my Chopstick as my everday ski. It is faster and more stable but can still handle the deep stuff.
I own two pair of these pants. They are warm, but control temperature well. They are unbelievably wear resistant. I wore the first pair for 200+ days and they are still going strong.
This is the best jacket I have ever owned, I actually have two of them. I wear them from December to March. It keeps me dry and warm in both rain and snow. Ice and sleet, I have been in -20 windchill and was perfectly comfortable.
The only problem I have with the jacket is the lining, You can't really where the jacket without a long sleeve shirt on, because it gets stuck to you skin when you sweat a little.
If you lay this thing over on edge it will turn like no other. It was my everyday ski in colorado for two season 90+ days a season.
I have these in the 183 with a FKS 18 on it and they are my second favorite ski for the east. The first would be a carving ski which isn't the same category. These are stiff enough carve up an icy halfpipe wall, carve like a maniac on your way down a blue ice slope, but still playful enough you can pop off anything and land squarely with out issue.
I have two sets of these. One on my 185 Chopstick the other on my 186 Gotama. I have a set of the Pro's to go on my Shiro just haven't mounted them up yet. Only other binding I would ever use is the FKS which is on my skinny ski's. The extra with of the jester combined with the high dins make this a great binding for wider skis because it transfers energy so well! Been riding the same bindings since 2007 when they originally came out and have absolutely no complaints.
I bought this to leave in the truck with all my gear. It is a little smaller than Id like but the 90L is to big. I can find an extra layer top and bottom, boots size 26.0 Lange RC130's, my Arcteryx micon pant and jacket which have a little loft. deoderant, two sets of goggles, hestra vertical cut freerides and spring gloves. Squeezing in my stash kit, two extra sets of socks and I'm ready to go!
I have had three pair of these since they first came out in 2006. They last about 3 years before you start putting your fingers through the ends. I probably skied a total of 150 days on these gloves and used them every day to and from work. Great thin glove for doing everything!
I bought two of these shirts for wearing around the house, running errands and even wearing up to the mountains under my jacket. They however are paper thing and not what I was expecting at all. They seem comfy but aren't a shirt to wear out and about in the Pittsburgh winters. Still on the hunt for a heavy weight flannel to wear outside as a flannel!
I was looking for a flannel shirt, this is by no means a flannel. It is paper thin and feels like you aren't wearing anything. I was extremely disappointed!!
^ I would suggest a pair of Smith's with a turbo fan. They usually work wonders.
Best ski I have ever owned hands down I am trying to find a replacement for my prototype 185's but can't find anything. I have even been talking to folsum on having a set made for but it will run me around 2grand. Maybe I should just wait and order a new pair for next season.
I have the 185 and last years 175, wish I would have bought 185's last year because the 175 is just to damn small. Im 5'8 185 26.0 boot. I ran jesters, and dukes on them and much prefer jesters.