Chris Justice

Chris Justice

Washington - Alpental, Crystal, Various BC and Volcanoes

Christopher's Passions

Skiing

Christopher's Bio

There is NO better way to enjoy the mountain than to learn their curves, find a line up, to enjoy what it has to offer, then to enjoy it's steeps back down.

Chris Justice

Chris Justice wrote a review of on September 2, 2010

3 5

If you're looking to go out for the first time and conquer the local mountains, I hope you're experienced in climbing or have a VERY strong body. The weight of these, in addition to perhaps not being prepared with touring boots will put you in a world of hurt on the way up which meanssss, Coming down, although these excel in durability compared to the field in cliff hucking etc, you're going to be in pain which means reduced enjoyment for what you worked to get. A nice ride down!

Listen to what most say. If you're climbing for hours, just go for a light setup (coughdynafits) the first time. The boots will save you too... If you're exploring the untracked BC 10 minutes from the top lift, get these! There's nothing to regret.

I will admit, these were nice for climbing as the pivot point was ideal and the pull back motion of the touring lever gives for a nicer balance on the skis for the ascent. The elevator bar is a bit of a pain to adjust compared to my dynafits, but hey, you shouldn't need em too much with the Duke IMO.

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Chris Justice

Chris Justice wrote a review of on September 2, 2010

5 5

The Transfer 3 has not once let me down. The pointed shape of the spade allows me to power through any ice and dig with ease through the sticky layers of snow that us Washingtonians have come to know and love. The handle is shaped so that it fits into the head with no question as to the direction and locks in, eliminating any loss of shovel power do to the twisting of the shovel head and shaft. Extends nicely for GREAT leverage and hasn't failed to my forces yet (although they're limited... not a big guy). Handle is easy to grip and everything is very, very strong.

Just keep the handle near the shovel! Easy to lose track of cause it shrinks down so nice. Now go save some people! or build a BC kicker.

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Chris Justice

Chris Justice wrote a review of on September 2, 2010

4 5

This scraper has outlasted most scrapers I've used, but those only being Burton/Dakine scrapers. This is a much denser plastic and has given WAY more wax jobs (wowwww) than the others. Also very sturdy and thick, so you can apply the pressure and not worry about snapping your $8 scraper.

Only downside, the price... But it's lasts and does a dang good job. What else can you expect from Swix?

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