Davee tried it

Davee tried it

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

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

  • No Ranking

David A.'s Bio

Davee tried it

Davee tried it wrote a review of on April 28, 2010

5 5

Jean Beyl, who founded the original Look binding company, probably turned in his grave when Rossignol (since the 90's owner of the ski binding section of Look) introduced the PX series of heels. Park skiers, extreme skiers and racers alike howled over the disappearance of the old Look turntable heel. Well, it's back, as the FX at Rossignol and the Pivot at Dynastar. I have never wanted to ski on anything else. It is the only binding on the market with a turntable which pivots under the heel, and hence under the tibia. It is better at preventing fracture and ligament injuries. Why did Rossignol stop making it? The newer fixed heel of the pasts three seasons is way cheaper to manufacture. The same reason Rossi replaced the beautiful, but expensive old Nevada pivot toe with a much cheaper toe from the German company Geze. It lives on in a different shape and with an added contact point or two in todays Rossi (and Look) tow. If you can afford these bindings, and they fit your skis, buy them now while you can. Where I live and ski, people buy clapped-out old skis with old turntable Looks on them just for the bindings. I have a stock of them in my ski workshop. Long live Look turntables!

(4)

 

0 Comments

Davee tried it

Davee tried it wrote an answer about on April 5, 2010

I am 5-6 and 138lbs and I ride Mythic riders in the East and (mostly) in the French Alps. I have 165's. If I were to buy another pair (a possibility), I'd go for 172's, not for greater stability (the 165's have plenty of that) but for a bit greater floaqt in the really deep and heavy stuff we sometimes get in France. I believe the 172 is all you need, and that the 178 at your level will be too much ski. This is a fairly technical ski, and skis best when pushed and skied with confidence and "abandon". The 172 will be easier for you to arc a skidded turn with, and unless you're a very accomplished "no skid" carver of turns, I'd stay with the shorter ski. In fact, the 165's would not be too little ski for you at your level, even in the deep stuff.

(0)

 

Davee tried it

Davee tried it wrote a review of on July 3, 2009

3 5

This is a good, simple pant at a decent price. You're paying for the Hyvent material. Pant has NO REAR pockets and the front pockets are too small to hold even a wallet, too shallow for change, too tiny for size 16 hands. Nice large belt tabs, good freedom of movement in the knees and thighs. What they don't have is "details" or "style"--no cargo pockets, no vents, no taping on bottom of legs, very basic gaiters, no side zips, etc. If you want more features, I'd say keep looking. There's lots of stuff out there at this price.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Davee tried it

Davee tried it wrote a review of on July 3, 2009

3 5

First off, I returned these. Mens small was HUGE--what used to be sized as mens large. They are very well made, good material and details, lots of useful pockets. But the "topiary green" is really neon green--its way lighter and brighter than the photo (why can't BC get its photo colors closer--other sites seem to manage to). BUT, if what U want is to make a statement, these are very good pants. I have a SB jacket, which I love. Good quality stuff at a price that lets you have more than one to project different moods on the slopes...Ya!

(0)

 

0 Comments

Davee tried it

Davee tried it wrote a review of on June 8, 2009

4 5

I bot this jkt for my wife and she absolutely loves it! Malibu Blue is a great color, straight from Oz, bright but not glaring, sophisticated but not in-yr-face. The jkt is well made, fits well, and looks great on her. Very good quality materials, too. Have not yet subjected to winter weather (it's summer here, but winter in the land of Rip Curl). I agree that it needs a lift pass pkt on the sleeve (maybe they don't have RF passes yet in Oz?). Other wise it would be five star

(0)

 

0 Comments

0 Answers

Davee tried it

Davee tried it wrote a review of on February 17, 2009

5 5

I have the Dynastar 8000 and have skied it in every kind of snow and ice. The Mythic Rider does everything the 8000 does with greater conviction. It is a stiffer ski and skis heavier, hence it demands more of the skier. On trails it skis like a GS ski with great edge hold, but obviously slower edge change and longer arcs. It devours crud, floats pow and handles windslab and crust as well as any ski I've been on. It is NOT a ski for bumps, trees or tight quarters. When I changed midday back to my Legend 8000's, it was like I had nothing on my feet--like skiing blades. The Mythic is a powerful, precise ski in the right hands on the right terrain (read steep and soft and very fast). If you can have only one pair of skis, go for the Legend 8000; it is more forgiving, more adaptable, and easier on the legs.

(0)

 

0 Comments