Ben F.

Ben F.

Snowbird, Park City, Lake Tahoe, Mammoth

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Benjamin's Passions

Mountain Biking
Alpine Skiing

Benjamin's Bio

when there's snow on the ground, I ski. when there's no snow on the ground, I ride my mountain bikes. good friends, music, and beer keep me stoked year-round. simple.

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Ben F. wrote an answer about on December 15, 2010

It's super tough. I've taken some really hard falls on my downhill bike and the thing keeps going. Plus, the lens and latch on the outer case are replaceable, so even if something does break, you only need to replace that one part.

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Ben F. wrote an answer about on September 8, 2010

182 will definitely be too short for you - go with the 190. I'm 6'1" and spent some time on the 182cm last season, and although it's a great ski, it skis very short because of the long tip rocker. The only difference between last year's and this year's Czar is that Salomon added a layer of bamboo to the construction, which I'm pretty sure won't make any difference. I certainly know I wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

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Ben F. wrote a review of on August 31, 2010

5 5

Bomb-proof, solid, simple. Best bindings I've ever owned. Yeah they're expensive, but they'll probably last until I'm 70, so it's all good. These are the bindings you buy if you don't want to worry about your bindings ever again. Very consistent release too - I've never pre-released from these, and yet they always let go when I need them to. Not that I ever crash though...

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Ben F. wrote a question about on December 22, 2009

I too am looking for more opinions on the mounting point. Got a pair of Czars coming in the mail tomorrow and will be using them as an everyday ski at Snowbird (not for deep pow days though; I have another pair of sticks for that). Above anything else, I need them to be able to ski tracked out crud. Will the forward mounting point help or hinder their performance in choppy snow?

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