Dimitri

Dimitri

Austin Tx.

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Dimitri's Bio

Lets see...mountain biking and skateboarding oct-mar, wakeboard/wakesurfing mar- dec, snowboarding dec-apr... hey, there's always a party somewhere! It's a rough life, but somehow I manage.

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Dimitri wrote a review of on February 10, 2010

5 5

I've been running this tubeless 2.3 on the rear for about 7 months. I put about 25-30 miles a week of pretty brutal technical trail and they'll last about 4 months for the rear- durable and tough. I like it for all conditions on the rear. If wet and slick, drop the pressure to about 20 psi and grip it. I try not to ride in peanut butter mud, but otherwise this tread seems to clean itself pretty good as well. I run something with lugs up front..tubeless bulldog or ignitor. I wouldnt trust the tight tread to grip in hard turns up front.
At 1/3 of retail you cant beat em-5 stars!!

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Dimitri wrote a review of on February 2, 2010

4 5

These are good comfortable house shoes. The outsole seems to be an eva midsole material, so very comfy and conformable to the bottom of your foot, but not really a material that would wear well outside. I would have given 5 stars but the limited sizing loses a star. I wear a 10.5 and the xl is jusst barely snug enough, but definately good enough, due to the conforming nature of the slipper. For the price on whiskey... I dig em!

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Dimitri wrote a review of on May 30, 2009

5 5

Realized that I need a 100 oz bladder as I have been sucking the 70 oz. dry.. Decided on the lobo..light weight, good storage, it's insulated and keeps my water cool! I put 104 oz in it shut the lid and didn't spill a drop. Without removing the bladder! I like the gel pouch on the shoulder. I wish that it came with some type of pouch on the waist belt, but I remedied that myself. You can fit cans of beer in the bladder if you want a cold one at the top! It'd be nice if it had a mp3/cell pocket on the shoulder strap. I can attach my helmet onto the flap that covers the bladder fill, AND ran some sraps on the bottom to secure my armour.
Awesome pack!

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Dimitri wrote a review of on March 5, 2009

5 5

Hey this is the best built long board I've ridden. really, the laminate lay-up is bullet proof. I bought it for my daughter to ride to class, but I have fun with it as well. It has a slight kick, slight concave and enough flex to pump the carve. Prolly best for someone under 170 lbs, I weigh 175 and have no problems with it.

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Dimitri wrote a review of on March 5, 2009

2 5

I wear a size XL, and these are tight, especially around the bases of the fingers where they join the hand. Felt as though they may constrict circulation. Tightest XL's I've tried yet, and they do not offer a XXL, so no where to go from there. Also I am not a fan of their gauntlet closure system. It works, but requires two hands to re-open the gauntlet prior to donning.
Better designs are out there. I was surprised because everthing else I've owned from Dakine, including mtn. bike gloves, has been tip top. Oh well, thank goodness Backcountry.com is all about customer satisfaction.
2 stars for the gloves, 5 stars for Backcountry.com!

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Dimitri wrote a review of on February 22, 2009

3 5

This is my second pair of Burton gore Gloves. As noted in previous reviews, they have made some changes, regretably not good ones. The gauntlet is at least 1" shorter and does not easily go over the cuff on my jacket. Why they did this makes no sense. Also the glove is smaller over all. I wear an extra large, and this second pair is smaller in every way. Because of these changes they require more effort to don and remove. They are warm, water proof, breath well, have idiot leashes, and the best one handed gauntlet closure system that I have used.
Hey Burton, fix the gauntlet and the overall size and this is the best glove for the $$ hands down!!!

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Dimitri wrote a review of on March 2, 2006

3 5

The boots are designed well, with some great materials and features. I demoed a pair at Kirkwood for a day before I committed to buying them. When I received the boots, I took them to a local shop to have the liners heat molded, and when I was cinching them up for the fitting the laces ripped in two on the lower zone—on both boots. I weigh 175lb and am not a muscle head. The RAF insert did not fit in one of the boots, and the tongues on the liners where different lengths, which was noticeable when leaning toeside. I think that someone put a lot of thought into these boots, but that the shop in China where they are built does not have the same attention to detail. Burton had replacement boots to me in just over a week from when I sent them back. When I emailed Burton about the issues, they did not respond to any of my concerns with the build quality.
I expect a lot from a pair of snowboard boots that are this expensive, I hope they deliver.

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