Chris Matheson

Chris Matheson

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Chris's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing

Chris's Bio

East Coast transplant to SLC to PDX. Loves powder dumps and dawn patrols, desert camping and slot canyons and mountains... anytime, anywhere... ever again?

Chris Matheson

Chris Matheson wrote a question about on October 6, 2013

Hey Sandy, you said "The Radical ST and FT have a wider and thicker plate under the toe which gives more beef for wide skis."
Is it possible to add this plate to the speeds? How would this affect the ramp angle of the bindings?
Also, what is the difference in stack height and ramp between the speeds and the STs?
Thanks

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Chris Matheson wrote a question about on May 25, 2013

Will these ever be available again. These have been sold out for at least 6 months and Reps keep saying soon. Will you ever have these in stock again?

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Chris Matheson wrote a review of on June 5, 2012

5 5

This is a great all around shoe. Its comfortable while still being a great performer. The shape and stiffness of the shoe allow good friction on slabs and smears while still providing the sharp edge and power for standing on micro toe holds. The ability to stand on tiny little holds is probably my favorite aspect of this shoe. I agree with other reviewers, the only thing this shoe does not excel at is cracks... but they always hurt my feet so....

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Chris Matheson wrote a review of on June 5, 2012

5 5

Conditions encountered: Mank, tracked Mank, refrozen mank. These skis owned the nasty conditions. Skied the 186 length and they are great for me(6'3", 190lbs). Stable at speed, quick, easy turn initiation in tight trees. Even got these skis to carve turns on the groomers. Definitely could be a one ski quiver in Utah.
Skied these a bunch last year. They are definitely the most confidence inspiring, versatile skis I have skied. The stiffness is perfect for charging hard or bouncing through pow and trees. You can dump speed incredibly quick thanks to the "Slarvability" of the skis. Love em.

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Chris Matheson wrote a review of on May 26, 2011

4 5

This jacket is killing it. The cut seemed a little weird at first, long arms and tight through the shoulders and armpits. Once I got out and hiked and skied in it these issues disappeared and the jacket was extremely comfortable. I have used it to ski tour during some very heavy, wet spring storms that left my partners soaking wet. I was bone dry in this shell. Breathability is great, easily better than Gore Tex XCR and comparable to my Backcountry.com Event shell(while feeling a little more durable). This may not be the perfect technical shell but it is very very good and at this price you can't afford not to give it a try.

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