Dane H

Dane H

Alaska

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Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing
Dane H

Dane H wrote a review of on August 21, 2010

5 5

I used a set of these climbing one day instead of my Black Diamonds (I never would have complained about them) and couldn't believe how much easier these seemed to place. The placements were almost too solid if you can say such a thing because they didn't want to come out. Light weight and well designed. Only possible complaint is the way the wire fits into them doesn't allow you to use the wire to loop over a horn, but I have never used that and don't know of anytime that you couldn't just use a sling or webbing for that.

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Dane H wrote an answer about on December 26, 2009

Its going to be about the same size. The K2 Obsethed in a 189 measures to about a 196 by most companies standards. I compared them side by side with a pair of Dynastar Legend XXL 195s and the Obsethed stood a centimeter over.

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Dane H wrote a review of on December 13, 2009

5 5

I got this jacket about two months ago and have waited for it to be actually put to the test. I found the cut to be perfect. I'm 6' 3" and 175 lbs, I got a large because I use it for Snowboarding and backpacking and wanted room to layer. It has enough room to layer well without being overly baggy (fit mid layer puffy perfectly.) The arms are articulated so that you have full range of motion without lifting or pulling the jacket in any way. The cuff is slightly small so putting it over ski gloves is a little difficult if thats how you prefer to overlap. The powder skirt is a little loose, but still functional. One thing I did not understand until today was why the collar in the back came up above where the hood meets the jacket. It seemed to get caught up when I put the coat on. However, when you're riding in stomach deep snow there are very few things that can ruin your day. However, having your hood off on the ride down and throwing it back on without thinking you dump snow down your back is really annoying. This does not happen anymore, and I never realized how much more fun powder is when you get face shots without snow down the coat. I've tried to find problems with this jacket because of the price, but its pretty much as good as you can ask for plus a couple little extras.

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Dane H wrote an answer about on September 26, 2009

These skis are amazing for all mountain. They do everything well and ski power and crud like its their job, in-fact I'd say it is their job. I skied the 189 (196 by any other company) and found they handled everything from powder to groomers with ease.

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Dane H wrote a review of on June 18, 2009

5 5

Out of all the upgrades I've done to my bike these brakes are the best upgrade. I had high expectations when I popped them on and I still found myself amazed at the preformance I got from them. My first ride with them we got cought in a rain/hail storm and the trail quickly turned into a 3 inch deep stream. Even in those conditions I found them to be just as reliable as they have been on the dry trails since. I feel like I can stop on anything at any speed. Even better was the fact that I didn't have to put a kidney up for sale to get them. Good job Avid!

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Dane H wrote a review of on June 18, 2009

5 5

I have been riding these pedals since last October and have yet to find something I dislike. I never have a problem with them getting gunked up with mud, dirt, dust, or anything else on or around the trail. I switched pedals with a friend who has spd's for a ride and hated the spd's. The friend I switched with admitted he bought the wrong pedals on that ride also. I would like to try the SI version, but I am stoked on these and will ride them into the dirt.

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Dane H wrote a review of on June 18, 2009

5 5

I bought a pair of these so I could use them as an approach shoe for climbing and not have to bring a pair of sandals to hang out in at the craig. What I didn't expect was to wear them everywhere. I've had them for about a year and there is almost no signs of wear when I've probably used them over 100 days including long hikes, approach climbs and scrambles, stream crossings, and walking around town. would recamend them to anyone and everyone.

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Dane H wrote a review of on June 11, 2009

5 5

I have the 2.2 TNT version as my front tire and absolutely love it. As mentioned in other reviews it was hard to get on my rim, actually broke two tire irons trying. however, once its on life was better. I would suggest getting the foldable tire unless you run tubeless though. Save the weight and the tirelevers.

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