Josh C

Josh C

The Wasatch Mountains, Utah

Josh C's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Josh C's Bio

I grew up skiing in Utah, and I have stayed for a reason: LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON!

There is no better place in the world for outdoor recreation. I can go skiing in the morning, mountain biking in the afternoon, climbing at night. What else could anyone possibly want?

Josh C

Josh C posted a video about on December 27, 2013

I want to get some more quality time in on these babies before I write an in-depth review, but so far I LOVE THEM.

Extremely stable at speed, stomp landings hard, but extremely versatile. I used to ride the JJ and wanted something stiffer and longer and fatter - I found those specs in the Magic J - but now I find myself riding this ski a TON because it surfs almost as well as the Magic J (which is over 20mm fatter) but it is much more versatile. A lot stiffer than the JJ (on par with the magic J), and the longer length is a welcome addition.

Lastly - the honeycomb tip in these skis makes them feel extremely lightweight. Very fun to spin with.

Watch the video below and I'll post a full review with more video soon!

Just a note on the video: We had just gotten to the top of this run (on Christmas Eve) when Ski Patrol dropped the rope. The patroller let me go first and said "Merry Christmas". One of the best Christmas Presents I have ever received.

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Josh C wrote a review of on December 19, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are awesome gloves - probably my favorite pair that I own. The leash is awesome, helps a lot (especially on the chairlift) - very dexterous - however, not as warm as some other gloves I have (not as warm as the BC.com Cottonwoods Glove for example, and that glove is nearly as dexterous). Still my go-to glove for days warmer than 25F.. any colder than that and I like to take a warmer glove

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Josh C wrote a review of on September 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used to use the Marker Duke, but I like these much better.

Of course, these are FAR from a lightweight touring binding. But why would you ever want them (JK.. I know why you want that, it just isn't for me).

These FEEL lower on the ski than the Duke, and seem to feel lighter. They also don't get sloppy after 3 months of using them.

I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds.

Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get jammed up as easily. Can switch in a breeze.

I was originally scared of the mechanism that flips these into AT mode. I was scared it would flip by itself and put me in accidental tele mode. That never has happened, seems like it isn't possible for that to happen. I'm not afraid anymore.


If you want a binding that you can use everyday at the resort, but also use backcountry quite often.. this is the binding for you!

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Josh C wrote a review of on September 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used to use the Marker Duke, but I like these much better.

Of course, these are FAR from a lightweight touring binding. But why would you ever want them (JK.. I know why you want that, it just isn't for me).

These FEEL lower on the ski than the Duke, and seem to feel lighter. They also don't get sloppy after 3 months of using them.

I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds.

Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get jammed up as easily. Can switch in a breeze.

I was originally scared of the mechanism that flips these into AT mode. I was scared it would flip by itself and put me in accidental tele mode. That never has happened, seems like it isn't possible for that to happen. I'm not afraid anymore.


If you want a binding that you can use everyday at the resort, but also use backcountry quite often.. this is the binding for you!

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Josh C

Josh C wrote a review of on September 3, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am using these as my touring ski right now. They would have been cool 5 years ago, but they are just kind of... lame.

Don't get me wrong.. they are very easy to ski. If this is going to be your first powder ski, you will probably love them. If you weigh under 150lbs you will probably love them. If you don't ski very fast, you will probably love them. If you will only be using them to jump on, you might like them. If you are only ever going to use them in deep powder..I guess they'd be fun, but you should get a fatter ski if that is the case.

They aren't very stiff (they are quite soft) and they have a very short sidecut. They are fun to jump on. They actually kind of feel like a fat park ski. Hitting backcountry jumps on them is actually very fun. Also, they turn well on groomers.

The powder rocker really ads a lot of float in powder, but they get deflected easily and want to flop around. The tip is especially floppy and soft.

Atomic should make these 25% stiffer, and add a bit of taper to the tip. Then they would get 5 stars! Right now, they could use some big improvements.

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Josh C

Josh C wrote a review of on September 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This works awesome. I have one of the mounts attached to my waterski. at 36 MPH you'd think the vibration of a carbon waterski would knock the mount off.. but it doesn't! These are very sticky. Be sure to use with the floaty back door just in case!

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