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Dex Mills

Dex Mills

Gearhead

I Frolic in the woods of Little Cottonwood Canyon with Unicorns!

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Skiing
Biking
Hiking & Camping

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Still Bummin'

Dex Mills

Dex Millswrote a review of on May 10, 2016

3 5

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

The gas canister on this is listed as .4L on the box and shows a 300ML bottle, which if my math is correct, are two very different numbers.
Technically both of these are correct. The Max that the canister can hold is 400 ml without the pump assembly in the canister.

With general fluid displacement (think placing ice cubes in a full glass of water) the max that this canister can hold with the pump is 300mL

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Dex Millswrote a review of on April 13, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this ski with the thought that I would be using it more for groomers and park laps as I was working in the MT. Hood area. I do have other sets for the wicked deep days and thanks to the reflect tech (where the rocker matches the side cut) these actually put every other ski in my quiver into hibernation (exception is my touring set up) These were the perfect skis for a winter that was mostly spent skiing hard pack and groomers. Still when it did snow the rocker in the tip and tail allowed for generous float and the stability at any speed was perfect. From tight trees to bombing groomers at mach looney, I never felt like the skis were going to give up. They had a feel of wanting more, while not leaving me in the back seat. Being a little narrower than many of today's powder boards they did see some flaws arise when the snow decided to come, but they didn't dive or feel bogged down in the deep stuff. This is a ski that works and excels at almost everything and its build is coming from a guy that make gold medal skis.

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Dex Millswrote a review of on April 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 10

Damn near weight nothing (5 oz per shoe) and comfortable to boot. Same slick stylings that have been making slip ons my go to shoe for 10 plus years.

FYI: they should be tight out of the box. I had a pair a few years back that were loose and by the time they broke in, damn things wouldn't stay on my feet for the life of me.

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Dex Millswrote a review of on April 6, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 10000010 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Bought this jacket after demoing my insulated jacket on a rock earlier this year. Was pleasantly suprized when I bought this on the size and fit. I went with a size larger than I normally do for that super sweet look and little extra length for the wet days that we surely to come. I rocked this the remaining days that I had with only a light base layer, and maybe another layer if it got below 0, I was warm at all times with.
Would recommend to any resort rider looking for a comfortable good looking solid jacket

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Dex Millswrote a review of on February 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Everyone should have a tool like this for day to day lives. I use to be a Wave diehard, but after reviewing everything on this (its basically the wave, with added keys for the screwdriver slot) I knew this was the upgrade that I needed. The key set has a small collection of keys that all outdoor people will find a use for (allen keys for bikes and touring bindings was a big plus)

TL;DR- Just get the damn thing already

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Dex Millswrote a review of on February 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Helmets are something that you want tested but never want to test yourself.

With that being said the weight of this helmet is light enough that I forget that it is on my head. It work seamlessly with my Oakleys being worn either under or over the helmet. The active fit system was a bit of a pain with wearing a beanie under the helmet but removal is simple and I think that I will end up putting it back in come summer and I use this for biking.

Great helmet, comes with a carrying bag and all the details you need to protect yah neck Yah heard?

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Dex Millswrote a review of on January 19, 2016

5 5

Finally, some one actually did it and made a boot for my hobbit shaped foot. After spending hours upon hours trying to get stiff boots to fit my foot (107mm at the widest point) and struggling with boot shapes, I finally have a go to boot that doesn't turn my feet into a horrible boneitis looking mess.

For those wondering, out of the box these are a 102 last which will fit most feet, I needed to have the shell expanded and lucky enough with some help from the fellers at Deep Powder House I got them expanded to allow for comfort but still a tight feel.

I have not toured with them, and I will update this when I get to it. For hard charging in the resort setting look no further if you have had hell with boots in years past. They are stiff and provide excellent support for putting energy into the ski to make it do your bidding.

I haven't had any complaints about them other that It should be listed at a 120 flex max not the 130.

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Dex Millswrote a review of on January 12, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I received these bindings, I gots all sort of excited to have a binding that would allow me to charge and walk to all the great lines the watasch had to offer. While the binding did the job of holding me in when on the ground, it had all sorts of problems that gave me more greif then I wanted.

First off, I love jumping into the abyss on my skis, and the forces that it take to keep them on can be over the top. Still all the tyrolia bindings that I have had in the past have surpassed what I wanted. These bindings on the other hand enjoyed rocketing away from me any chance that they got. If you didn't land perfect, Even though I should, They split like a one night stand. I tried to make them work by adjusting the AFD and tightening up the bindings. This also appears to not be limited to myself, as I have heard similar complaints from other folks of similar issues.

Second, how the binding locks down is just a mess. The slider would not catch on many chances and after a couple hard turns, my heel would release and turn into a tele binding. Let me tell you flying down the hill penguin style when that wasn't in the cards is not fun.

Even with the weight difference, between the guardian and the duke and the ability to flat tour, I am going to go with one of those bindings next time as the pluses that this binding has over those in not worth the chance of meeting my dentist because they got into a fight with the snow and my ski boot, and attacked my face

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Dex Millswrote a review of on December 30, 2015

4 5

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

I got this as a gift for my parents pup, which starts freaking out if you don't throw the thing, so that when the pup ran away and didn't pay attention to where it was going, we could possibly find it and keep the exercise going.

It is super entertaining to see the black dog running around with a glowing ball, when it get dark that is all you see!

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