Colin Derhammer

Colin Derhammer

Midwest

colin's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running

colin's Bio

That's my dog Shiloh...she might love the outdoors more than me.

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Colin Derhammer wrote an answer about on May 27, 2010

That’s what I’m rocking and it works great. As Jeremy suggests, you should be able to get away with the 90mm brake, but I have no problems with mine and you could the 100mm if you ever get a wider ski. Consequently, if you have the rider riser, I believe I was able to mount these without any tools at all…could be handy in a pinch or to let someone borrow/try out your skis.

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Colin Derhammer wrote an answer about on April 14, 2010

I would think you'd want to look at the Mantra's for east coast skiing. Not quite as wide, but a stiff ski without the rocker that will perform just as well when you don't get snow for a few days...or weeks.

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Colin Derhammer wrote a review of on February 9, 2010

4 5

Purchase pack only at backcountyoutlet.com.I have not experienced any of the problems Peter speaks of, though he does have about 30 lbs on me.I was looking for a ski-specific camelback that could carry a couple extra layers, snacks and my skis or snowboard. This thing definitely fits the bill. The height of the pack and hydration sleeve is perfect for my 3L unbottle. It has plenty of room while remaining fairly minimalist by creating volume in it's height and width more than it's depth, which is good for the lift. Just enough padding on the shoulders, back and hip belt. Materials are tough and will carry a snowboard vertically or skis diagonally or A-frame. Nice touches like the safety whistle integrated in the chest strap clip and elastic bands to tie down the extra length of strap coming from the hip belt let you know that this thing was much better thought out than your little brother.

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Colin Derhammer wrote a review of on January 22, 2010

4 5

This is a functional watch that is a lot of fun. It looks way better than my light blue Timex Ironman that I got at Walmart for $15. The lap timer is the only thing I can think of that the Suunto doesn’t have, but there is a simple chronograph. After a month of not taking it off, I have not experienced any problems and have enjoyed it thoroughly. Best part is measuring vertical that I’ve skied and hoping the storm alarm goes off while I sleep. I’ve played around with the depth meter in the pool which seems to be accurate, but would be more fun if actually diving. As you can see this watch is fun for almost any outdoor activity.

Regarding accuracy, the biggest thing to remember about this watch is that it’s altitude reading is based off of barometric pressure. If you understand this you’re all set, the watch should remain relatively accurate and you will not be disappointed. There are two profile modes: Baro and Altitude. Depending on which you’re in, the other is assumed constant, so you will have to recalibrate as necessary. Example; if you are changing elevation in the Baro mode, it will assume the weather (pressure) is changing. Likewise, if you forget to put it in the Baro mode while you sleep and leave it in elevation, pressure changes that are due to weather will be read as changes in elevation. This may be confusing for you, so luckily there is an automatic mode that will choose the profile for you. If you need dead-on balls altitude accuracy, and your life depends on knowing your exact altitude, get gps.
Backcountry, of course rules, and they matched a price elsewhere. Keep up the good work.

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Colin Derhammer wrote an answer about on January 22, 2010

Stoic is thicker and lined with wool. Thus, it should be warmer even if wet. Trade off is the Hestra is more Dextrous. Both are high quality, so it comes down to what temps you're working in and/or how easily your digits get cold.

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Colin Derhammer wrote a review of on January 22, 2010

4 5

Go with Roner on this one...keyword is lightweight. This is an excellent quality glove that looks, fits and feels great, but probably not an ‘all weather’ type. Dexterous as hell, they should be good for outdoor Nintendo use down to 25-30 degrees. Unfortunately, since I don’t get mine for free, I traded in for the extra warmth of the Stoic. Sorry Hestra, send some freebies and I’ll rep the shit out of these!

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