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David Wernet

David Wernet

Snowbird, UT. Denali NP, AK

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Born and raised in Michigan. Cut my teeth on the rocks and stumps of Mt Bohemia. Headed west for Utah and the fabled snow of LCC. 7 seasons in and no signs of stopping!

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David Wernet wrote a review of on January 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought a pair of these as well as a pair of the 1964 sorels. I might end up wearing these more than the boots! They are super comfy but best of all not just restricted to indoor use. the rubber sole has great grip on ice and snow and that lining you see around the shoe is rubber as well so they give you decent protection from snow and wet roads. I've started to wear them as my winter shoe for runs to the grocery store and other errands. The wool upper is warm and sheds snow well. If you live in a cold winter climate where its more ice and snow than slush these are great slippers to have. Sizing is a little big, similar to how their boots run, but its nice to be able to wear a thick sock with them if needed.

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David Wernet wrote a review of on January 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

picked up a pair of these as an alternative to the classic Caribou Sorel. They are sweet! Way lighter than the Caribou model and still waterproof and warm, allthough I feel at extreme cold the caribou is prob a tad warmer. Sweet style and super comfy. They run a touch large but not super huge. Only downside is they take a little time to get on and off, cant just step into them but its not a big deal at all.

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David Wernet wrote a review of on December 21, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Really like the style of this jacket, I have the Blue marine color and its a touch lighter in person than what the pic shows. Its a little bulky feeling but not too bad. Bought specifically for skiing in blizzards and riding chairlifts when everyone else wimps out and heads to the tram line at snowbird. So far so good, I have worn it in -15 windchills and raging snow with only a thin longsleeve baselayer on and been fine. Its very warm and the shell material is no joke, very waterproof. One minor complaint is the collar could be a little higher to fully seal up on chairlift rides. The hood fits over my helmet but I would like it to be a little bigger as well. The beer holders (yes it has slots in the back for beers, or caffeine free sodas for our LDS brethren) are kinda cool, kinda gimmicky, I mean I never had trouble before just putting a beer or 2 into a pocket but I think it will come in handy for sure for comp watching later in the year. Fit is kind of baggy, I normally go xl for most things and got xxl in this so i could wear it out casually over hoodies and stuff no prob, it fits good, the classic fit from ride is 2in longer than their normal jackets so this is very long. I am 6'3" and its still a long fit on me. Overall a great jacket for casual wear when its cold out and great for resort riding in nasty weather.

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David Wernet wrote a review of on December 17, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm normally an XL, got the xl in this and it fits great. athletic cut, long! great fit for taller folks, I am about 6'3" super comfy. I got black because I dont like how some merinos are more "see thru " not a worry with this one. Great shirt, great value. Only thing I cant rate it on yet is durability

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David Wernet wrote a review of on December 17, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Moving your life every 6 months keeps you from accumulating too much junk. I started to notice that whenever I pack I bring a few merino shirts... and always a few cotton tshirts that look good and I like to wear out in public. This is the perfect match of the two. It doesnt look like a base layer, its thick enough your nips dont show thru the material... Its a Tshirt, but its merino. seems so simple to find but its not. As for fit, I go between L and XL based on the cut. I ordered XL. It fits great, not a "parachute" cut

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David Wernet wrote a review of on December 17, 2012

5 5

Hopefully their reputation proceed them, but if you ski fast and hard, look no further than the Pivot heel looks. They will be with you the rest of you life, moving from ski to ski to ski. Great elasticity lets you feel confident running a normal DIN setting and knowing you wont lose a ski straightlining thru a mogul field.

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David Wernet wrote a review of on December 17, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Being from Michigan and going to school in the UP I was familiar with the hats these guys made but not really aware they made other clothing items. This shirt is incredible. Unbelievably well made and I know its going to be something I will be wearing the rest of my life. The material is thick but still super soft, unbelievable craftsmanship. that needs to be repeated. I got an xl and I am a big guy 6'3 and 48L suit size.. I go between Large and XL usually depending on cut, this fits a little baggy in XL but great in the chest and sleeve length. Its thick enough its more of a cross between a light jacket and shirt. so the more relaxed fit seems ok. Support these guys!

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David Wernet wrote an answer about on March 18, 2009

Whats up Aaron..

I would definitely demo before you buy. I am about the same size, 6'3" and 245. And I really liked the ARGs when I skied them, but they just weren't long or stiff enough for me to justify a purchase. I ski fairly fast and aggressive as well. I ended up getting some lotus 138s from DPS. They are the stiffer, meaner brother of the ARG. Other skis to consider are the 195 Praxis Pow, or Dynastar has a new ski coming out next year, the Big Dump. There are alot of choices out there, but most big pow skis are big limp noodles (hellbent, EP Pro, Pontoon) They are still fun for sure, but can get worked in chopped up snow. If you have never tried a reverse sidecut, reverse camber ski, I say go for it. Its insanely fun. Just try before you buy..

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David Wernet wrote a review of on February 27, 2009

4 5

Its hard to convince someone of the benefits of a reverse camber reverse side cut ski without just trying them yourself. However, do not try these skis without being prepared to buy. Because once you switch back to your regular skis, every powder run is spent dreaming about how sweet it would be on something rev/rev. Yes. The difference is that noticeable. These skis give you access to a whole new style of skiing. You start looking at the mountain in a different way. Basically, you start skiing like a snowboarder, and its damn fun. You can throw huge powder slashes with the best of them, easily dump speed after rocketing through a straightline, make turns in the tightest of trees with ease, stomp airs, and ski through chopped up pow like its untracked. On groomers they are very manageable, with the right tune these skis can carve(sort of) they do have sidecut underfoot, and traverse and ski groomers fine. These only get 4 of 5 stars because for a big guy like me(6'2" and 225) they are just not stiff enough to truly just charge down the hill and unleash terror. But after skiing these skis I had to get something similar, and when the dust settled from my spending fury, I had a pair of DPS Lotus 138s, now THOSE skis get 6 stars out of 5, but thats for a different review. Happy Shredding!

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David Wernet wrote a review of on February 27, 2009

4 5

I picked this helmet up last year and at first I did not like it at all. it looks great, very unique style that I liked, but I could not dial the fit. I ended up switching back to my Giro and chucking this in the closet. Skip to this year, and I was going through my ski stuff, I found that with this helmet, when I wore it over a nice warm thick wool hat my mom made me for xmas (thanks mom!) the helmet fits perfect! I took out all the padding on the inside so there is just hard foam with some velcro tabs on it. These stick to my hat perfectly keeping the helmet in place. Much improved fit, the helmet doesnt bounce around, its great. I do leave it at home on powder days. Riding at Snowbird especially, it is a pain in the ass to have to take off your helmet to take your goggles off, and when you are going from outside to inside, it can be fog city. Other than that, I wear this helmet all the time.

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David Wernet wrote a review of on February 12, 2009

3 5

For me these skis were not all that great. I have skied them in all conditions, ranging from powder to ice and wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be. The only place these skis really excelled was in tight trees. They are super fun and you can make the tightest turns possible. This is probably due to their super short running length, its like skiing snowblades without the chairlift ridicule. In powder the float was not that great, the skis just felt really short and wimpy. Performance in choppy cruddy snow was good, as long as you stay balanced you can carve through some pretty junky snow. They were stable landing airs, and pretty decent in moguls as well. I am not sure if it was the tune (or lack thereof) but I had to almost lean back into the backseat to get the sidecut to hook up and get the skis to carve on hard snow. Eventually I got used to it, but I would rather be able to drive my skis from a more athletic stance. The truth with these, is that if you are a smaller dude (or dudette) these skis probably rip like none other, but for bigger dudes look elsewhere.

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David Wernet wrote an answer about on April 29, 2008

The rack does not come with a way to lock the bikes into the rack. You can buy the hitch lock to replace the cotter pin to lock the rack to the car, and then you also would need a cable lock to lock the bikes to the rack.

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