Daniel Eike

Daniel Eike

Snowbird, Alta, Lake Powell, University of Utah

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Daniel Eike's Bio

I have lived in Utah for ten years after moving from Seattle, WA. I currently attend the University of Utah full time studying Health Promotion and International Studies. My passions are skiing, traveling, climbing, hiking, camping, wakeboarding, and anything outside!I live for the next adventure.

Daniel Eike

Daniel Eike wrote a review of on February 6, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

I bought my Dad this jacket as a gift and he loves it! Goes great for shoveling the driveway, getting the newspaper, sipping coffee, and grumbling about the stock market being down. Classic Dad stuff. Or, if you're like mine, it's great for wearing under a ski shell and slaying on cold powder days. Whatever you feel, it's a classic.

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Daniel Eike wrote a review of on February 6, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Cover it with your own stickers, but avoid that perfectly placed Goat on the side of your brand new nalgene. Trusty, durable, and shows off your true Mountain Man. Or, if you're not into munching granola, climbing rocks, walking on dirt and getting snow in the face, put stickers on it anyway and pretend you do!

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Daniel Eike wrote an answer about on January 24, 2014

As Mike said, using a curved adhesive mount on the top of the helmet is a great option. I actually prefer to use the helmet front mount though, as it is easier to line up the shot and it gives you better flexibility for the shot you want. They key to a helmet mount is to have the lens lined up exactly with your line of vision, and I find it easier to do this with it mounted on the front. It also makes it easier to turn it on and off. As for durability, I will be honest, I have had a few sticky mounts break off before. This is very rare though. Sometimes when they get incredibly cold, they lose some adhesiveness. Just make sure that you do as Mike said and clean the area, apply at room temperature, and let it set for at least a day. If you're really worried about it coming off, you could tether it to your helmet strap.
Also, great tip for lining up the right shot when using something like a helmet mount is to use your GoPro app on your phone with live preview to make sure that the camera is at the precise angle you want it.

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Daniel Eike wrote a review of on December 17, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Hero 3+ is a good step up from previous models. I have tons to say about it, but I'll keep it short and just list my favorite improvements and features of this camera:
-The lens is slightly bigger than the regular Hero 3 black. This increased the sharpness of the image quality a fair bit.
-Audio recording has been improved
-It is much smaller and lighter than ever
-The battery length is 25% longer than the Hero 3 black
-It is only slightly delayed (maybe 1/4 of a second) on the live preview on the GoPro app compared to about 3-4 seconds on the hero 3 black.

These are my favorite features of the 3+ black. I have been using GoPros for several years and they just continue to get better. I am a cinematographer and use these all the time, so if you have any specific questions for me, don't hesitate to ask!

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Daniel Eike wrote a review of on November 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the perfect helmet for anyone who complains of helmets being too bulky or heavy. Wearing this, you'll think you're just wearing a beanie with the same protection of a helmet. 100% recommend!

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Daniel Eike wrote an answer about on November 28, 2013

I've got the maze and I/OX and love that combo.There's no gaper gap and it fits the helmet perfectly. Only complaint is that the plastic connection on the goggle doesn't always fit best with the goggle clip. Other than that it is a perfect match. Any smith goggle and smith helmet setup will likely work great though.

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Daniel Eike wrote an answer about on November 28, 2013

I use them in any conditions and absolutely love them. They'll charge just about anything and still make for an awesome park ski. They are a soft ski like all K2s, but If you prefer a ski that's a little more forgiving, they're awesome. They may get a little bit of chatter at speed, but it's manageable if you know how to ski it.

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Daniel Eike wrote an answer about on November 26, 2013

What type of skiing are you going to be doing mostly? For strictly powder skiing, I'd suggest mounting them back (around -1), but if you're going to be skiing more aggressively, I'd suggest mounting at 0 or even +1 or +1.5

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Daniel Eike wrote an answer about on November 26, 2013

The skins need to be just wider than the widest point on the ski. That way you can cut them down. It is better to overshoot it than undershoot it because you can always trim them down. Which skis are you on? I'll let you know which ones would work best.

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Daniel Eike wrote a review of on November 26, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

You will never wear another pair of gloves again after wearing these. They're a workhorse- strong, incredibly warm, and made of the best leather out there. Whether you're summitting Aconcagua, trekking across Greenland, or ripping a big mountain line like Seth himself, these are the gloves for you.

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Daniel Eike wrote a review of on November 26, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I'm on my third pair of these shades. (Left the first two in public restrooms on separate occasions... don't ask). They are magic, that's why I keep buying the same ones. The only reason I give them a 4/5 instead of 5/5 is that the screws can get loose and the arms swing in, marking up the lenses. Other than that little problem, these shades are the ones for you. Prepare to spit some mad game!

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Daniel Eike wrote an answer about on November 17, 2013

I would suggest going with the 172s. These have a 50/50 rocker/camber profile, so they are going to ski a little shorter than a regular camber ski of the same length. If you are a fairly strong skier, you should be able to handle the 172 no problem and it's what you're going to want if skiing the west.

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Daniel Eike wrote a review of on December 2, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this jacket just as a casual wear and I really like it. The material is sleek and the design is pretty sick. The 686 lettering on the front of the blue and black jacket is difficult to see. My only other complaint is that this jacket does run a little big. Normally I wear a men's L and large was a bit big on me for this jacket. It does have a handy Ipod/Iphone pocket with an interior spot for your headphones to run through the jacket to your ears. Perfect if wearing this for some springtime shredding!

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