Chris Whitaker

Chris Whitaker

Alta and SLC UT and places with good waves

Christopher's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking

Christopher's Bio

From the OBX North Carolina. Now live here in SLC Utah and like to ski pow in the Wasatch. I'm pretty passionate about skiing, surfing, and just being outdoors for other awesome activities. Enjoy good music, art, and film and don't mind sipping on a cold beverage every now and then.

Chris Whitaker

Chris Whitaker wrote an answer about on August 24, 2013

B_Flag: They are even better looking in person. I'm not sure exactly how they compare to the Norwalk, as I have not skied on the Norwalk, but I have loved my Hoji's. The big difference I see is the Norwalk has camber with some early rise while the Hoji is full rockered. Because of the full rocker and the reflect tech, they couldn't be much more fun in powder and creamy conditions. I honestly have been very satisfied with them in firmer conditions as well, although maybe in extremely firm to icy conditions a ski with camber would outperform them. If you are looking to spend most of your time in softer conditions I can tell you to go ahead and scoop up a pair of Hoji's.

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Chris Whitaker

Chris Whitaker wrote a review of on August 24, 2013

Great all mountain/powder ski!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This ski performed incredible for me last winter both as a resort and touring ski. It's fun and playful in almost any conditions but with the full rocker and reflect tech it lays down turns perfectly in powder. Basically a lighter, slimmer, and more forgiving Renegade. I will be picking up another pair this winter. Can't wait to be skiing more of what is in this picture!

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Chris Whitaker wrote a review of on May 17, 2013

5 5

I have only had a chance to use these boardshorts a few times but so far am really fond of them. I like the fit, not too long and not too baggy. The material seems pretty durable while still being comfortable and stretchy. Quiksilver claims the diamond dobby pattern on the inside prevents rashing but haven't really but haven't really put in enough time in the water to tell yet. So far so good. They are also damn stylish and the Dane signature patches are actually pretty sweet.

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Chris Whitaker wrote a review of on May 17, 2013

4 5

This binding honestly gives you what you would expect from it. I expected a binding that skis well enough that it's a non-issue, that is a little bit lighter than a few of the burly touring bindings out there. This is what you get. It skis good, not great but I would say the performance is satisfactory. If you aren't out in the backcountry skiing overly aggressive and hitting big cliffs, this is a great option.

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Chris Whitaker wrote a review of on December 22, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This ski is a great option if you are looking for a unique new take on the Renegade. The Renegade charges harder than any ski out there. You honestly won't find a more powerful and stable pow/all mountain ski on the market. It rips big lines at high speeds, BUT remains a super fun and playful pow ski through it all. The overall construction and wood sidewalls make it bombproof. I think the BC take on its really refreshing and the fact that it's made by hand in Utah makes each ski even more original. Also, there's no other ski I would rather be on when it gets deep. So far this year, I have been loving this ski.

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Chris Whitaker wrote a review of on December 22, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the best all mountain ski that I have ever owned. If you are searching for a great all around ski, your search has ended. This ski is extremely playful, but stiff enough to handle anything I throw at it. It performs in every condition that you can think of. Needless to say, I'm very thankful that I invested in the Turbo.....worth every penny.

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Chris Whitaker wrote an answer about on November 29, 2012

Although the YLE does appeal to people interested in hitting big jumps in the backcountry, it's actually an unreal all around powder ski and is a great option for an AT setup. I have a pair of YLE 187's with marker baron's and this has proven to be a versatile use of the ski. I can enjoy them in the resort on pow days and take them on any "reasonably" length tour in the BC without much effort. Don't sell the YLE short. It's an amazing pow weapon and a ski that's just light and slim enough to make it a great option for a AT setup.

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Chris Whitaker

Chris Whitaker wrote a review of on October 28, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I actually really like this water bottle compared to others I have owned. Its medical grade stainless steel which is key, and I like the design of the sports cap. I would definitely endorse this for anyone looking for a great small to medium sized water bottle.

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Chris Whitaker

Chris Whitaker wrote a review of on May 20, 2012

5 5

This tent is great for someone looking for a nice, well constructed tent with great room to move around camping with 2 to 3 people, with decent space for 4. The interior of the tent is a very nice space but the space under the rain fly alone could provide room for any tag alongs you might have on your car camping expedition. Haven't had any problems with it. Great choice for a 4 man tent

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