DJ Larson

DJ Larson

From WA to AK to UT, anywhere with a mountain.

    MESSAGE_KEY: label.community.profile.new NOT FOUND IN REPOSITORY

    MESSAGE_KEY: label.community.profile.browse.followers NOT FOUND IN REPOSITORY

  • No Ranking

DJ's Passions

Camping
Backpacking
Snowboarding
Trail Running
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Ice Climbing
Alpine Skiing
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing
Bouldering
Alpine Touring

DJ's Bio

0 Comments

DJ Larson

DJ Larson wrote a review of on September 19, 2011

5 5

I have had this jacket for 3 years now, and it has gotten a whole lot of use! On the slopes its warm, but never stuff, has great movement, and looks great! Around town I can wear it on its own in the fall/ spring, or with a patagonia R2 or R3 for the cold, or downright frozen days. With the R3 under I was comfortable in -40 alaska weather while doing some touring.

For sizing I'm 170, 5'4" and the M is loose but not baggy, with more than long enough sleeves/body to fit parka style.

This jacket has held up great, looks great, and I love it!

(1)

 

0 Comments

DJ Larson

DJ Larson wrote a review of on March 23, 2009

5 5

I demo'd these fine beasts at the Canyons Resort in Park City, UT, and was to say the least pretty darn impressed! I love a ski that really lets me through everything I have into it, and these sure do fit that bill. If your typical day on the white stuff included touring up, and high speed, technical assaults down, these are your planks. I would caution any moderate skiers to look at some of the other fine skis in Black Diamonds line, as these are very stiff, unforgiving, and full on power machines. Bottom line: The Verdicts in, ski them as hard as you can.

(0)

 

0 Comments

DJ Larson

DJ Larson wrote a review of on March 23, 2009

5 5

These ski's are some of the best I have tried out this year. With a former racing background, I was, at first sight, unsure of them, being a little softer then I generally ski, but from the first run I was impressed. I skied this on several different conditions and terrain types, and nothing seemed to phase them. I found them to be quick responding, aggressively gripping, and incredibly well designed. The only downside of these ski's that I thought stood out was their overly heavy weight, so if your a lightweight fanatic, go look at some touring skis. If you want something that's up for anything, will keep a smile on your face, and not set you back $1300, hit these bad boys up!

Bottom line: Well done Blizzard!

(0)

 

0 Comments

DJ Larson

DJ Larson wrote a review of on July 8, 2008

5 5

I have used these things pretty much daily, mostly driving tour coaches in Alaska. I swear life is a bit more pretty with these things on, the lenses are amazing! Construction wise these things feel pretty sturdy, beefy frame, good hinges. Definitely recommended these! I have a medium fit face, and these are perfect!

(0)

 

0 Comments

DJ Larson

DJ Larson wrote a review of on December 27, 2007

5 5

I purchased the Glidelite's for my Volkl Karma's (New Zealand release with stiffening plates) powered by a set of Naxo 02's.

The setup is a huge success, I am able to climb straight up, leaving my friends slipping out behind me. I love these skins.

This was my first time cutting a pair, so I watched the video on BD's website, very informative, step by step instructions(the included instructions left some to the imagination). I did have a little trouble with the cutting tool, it was a bit flimsy, but it worked.

The clip system is great I have not had any problems in the field after about 15 days out on them, in everything from rain soaked slush to fluffy dry powder.

I would recommend you purchase the gob stopper wax with these, it's cheap, it will last a long time, and it will greatly help your forward glide, being one thing these skins lack in ease.

I would not hesitate for a second purchase again.

(0)

 

0 Comments