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Dex Mills

Dex Mills

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

Dex Mills's Passions

Skiing
Biking

Dex Mills's Bio

Still Bummin after 27, er 29 years

Dex Mills

Dex Millswrote a review of on July 20, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As best put by a good friend my skiing style is in the line with a "Rhino going thru a china store all greased up on caffine" So I was in need of a boot that would provide the stiffness and support to make sure that I wasn't folding the boot in half.
The design of the two buckle system did put chills in my spine the first time that I was skiing these as I thought it would be a purchase that I would regret. Boy was I wrong about that . The boots provided the strenght and support to charge big lines fast, giver on big airs all with feeling of slippers while sitting on the lift.

The reason that I might be looking else where for boots because in no matter what the weather, I always had the feeling that my toes were on the verge of freeze off, with the stock liner. Other than a custom liner not much was able to be done to keep those suckers warm.

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Dex Millswrote a review of on July 4, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I got these sunglasses after spending a small fourtune on Frogskins in the past. While that collection will never be replaced, for a change of pace these are some very capable replacements. The rubberized bridge and ear arms keep these suckers in place when moving in them. Also they are not super heavy, so there has been a few times that I have lost them, when placed on my head.

These are a larger size frame, so if you have a smaller face, they willl appear to be eating you alive. just a little side note the flat top and square top will make anyone with a rounded face look odd.

But I have the chiseled chin of a fine marble statue, so they look freaking sweet on me.

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Dex Millswrote a review of on June 24, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used this too primarily for clearing shrubbery on some over grown trails in the NorthWest. The blade held its edge better than any other machete that I have used in the past, even with repeated strikes of rocks and the dirt. The serrated teeth on the other side provided an excellent tool for cutting through the thicker items that were too tough for the blade to hack thru alone.

I tend to like having items like this on outdoor adventures because of there versitality . This can be used as a plate for eating food in a pinch as well as a perfect place for holding a coal if you want to start a fire only using a couple pieces of wood,

The only reason that I give it four stars is that for its main purpose the teeth on the opposite side will hit you and do damage to clothing or worse self.

And if worst comes to worse, I have an item that the one and only Jason Vorhees would be jealous of, and fully capable of taking down entire hoards of mindless zombies and that is worth the price any day .

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Dex Millswrote a review of on June 16, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The only reason I am not giving this five stars is the size. For relaxing in the backyard to camping this is a needed item. If you are sharing with that special someone or do a lot of back packing in warm weather destinations this might be the only choice. Everything is in the bag, from attaching ropes to the carabiners that clip on for quick and simple set up. Since I have had it, it has been my go to place to relax and get turned into a ball of nothing. I never felt as if the hammock was going to collapse to the ground even when attaching it to a square weight bearing post at my house. To be honest I would exchange the carabiners if I was looking to save weight and go with the single, if I was going at it alone, but I'm not and this fits the bill for everything I need. The super nice thing about the larger one is that I can use the excess materials that I am not sleeping on as a cover when the wind chills a bit much.
The only reason that it doesn't get five stars is the ropes for attaching to a tree have the ability to cut into the tree and the weight of the carabiners.

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Dex Millswrote a review of on June 6, 2015

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 November 20, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got on this ski late march/early April at Alta and I was pleasantly surprised with how well it skiied. It does tend to track a little different than any ski I have been on but that issue went away after one run. It railed turns well and chowed thru crud like no ones business. The combo rocker camber what cha ma call it made buttering everything a blast. To put it best this is a one quiver ski for a jib type kid in a snowy playground ski resort

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Dex Millswrote a review of on November 18, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got it because I have a huge melon with some weird lumps, which in the past has caused issues with head protection. The mirco adjustments make it fit like a glove and I haven't looked back and worn it everyday since I got it

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Dex Millswrote a review of on November 5, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So I have had the pleasure of skiing these badboys all last season. They stayed on during the big hucks that occurred during that week of snow in LCC. At the midway point last season I moved them to my Renagades with a MFD plate and skiing them just as hard with no problems. In all Reality that setup ended up weighing less that a Dynastar Cham 128 with only Look Pivot 18. The only problem that I had with these binders was that the front hinge on the toe piece came off after two days but in all seriousness that is only cosmetic and has no real effect on the binders staying on my feet when they wanted to.

TL;DNR version: Stayed on when I wanted them to, easily cosmetically damaged.

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