Ed Carley

Ed Carley

Breckenridge, CO

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Snowboarding is fun!

Ed Carley

Ed Carley wrote a review of on January 14, 2011

4 5

I have had these for about a month now. I've taken them out in -10 Colorado back country brutal coldness and warmer sunny days. On the warm sunny days they can almost be too warm. On the super cold days they work quite well and keep my hands plenty warm. Occasionally my index finger will get cold on the really bad days, but you can wiggle it in with the other three fingers and with a little arm swinging to get the blood moving you are set. I dig these gloves. The "talon finger design" is sort of weird, it is the additional leather on the index and thumb that I mention in my initial review. As the glove has broken in that has gotten more manageable. These glove are great, they aren't as dexterous as a pair of Hestras, but they don't cost as much either.

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Ed Carley wrote a review of on December 7, 2010

3 5

Padded, responsive, cushy, reliable. Hard to beat Burton bindings. You can adjust them many different ways so they will be even more responsive than they are right out of the box. Easy to adjust the strap length with out tools, the high back can be easily aligned with your back edge. There is cushioning under foot and the straps are nice and soft too. Burton buckles can't be beat for reliability.

After a month or so of riding these, they are too damn soft. Fucking limp and not very responsive. Not great if you are an agressive free rider looking for a binding that will respond quickly.

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Ed Carley wrote a review of on December 7, 2010

2 5

Anyone buying this should know that you will have to drill holes in it to install the split kit. Holes for the tip clips, holes for the "Chinese hooks", binding insert holes, touring bracket holes, heel riser holes. This board is basically half way built. It is un-drilled like a set of skis because apparently Lib was too cheap to pay voile the licensing fee to use their splitboard pattern this year.

If you are a ski tech or know some, this board may work for you, if you aren't, expect to spend an extra couple hundred bucks to get this board up and running. (Skins $150, split kit $150, drilling holes and inserts $?)

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Ed Carley wrote a review of on December 6, 2010

3 5

First impressions, they are cut strangely. The thumbs have this weird nub where it looks like they didn't cut the leather right, or their hand model had a massive wart. The liner has the seams on the outside, so they look strange and aren't useful as a stand alone. I was able to transition my splitboard from ride to ski mode and back, so that speaks well for the dexterity. The gauntlet goes nearly half way up my arm, so that is a good thing. I'm looking forward to trying them out in the cold so I can report on the warmth level.

It definitely seems like a first run model. You would think that quality control would have nixed the weird looking thumbs though.

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Ed Carley wrote an answer about on September 3, 2010

159 might ride a bit short for you at 6'2 and 210#. Reverse camber makes the board easier to butter and float better in deep powder. I ride a 156 weighting in at 190 to 180 (depending on the season) and 5'8 for all mountain freestyle, so the board works for that type of riding, however, on chop and in moguls it can be a really rough ride as the skate banana is really really soft. If you think you will be doing more park/rail riding, the skate banana is a good ride though, and a 159 would probably work. If you are more interested in charging steeps and huckin cliffs you might want a longer stick.

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Ed Carley wrote a review of on July 7, 2010

2 5

This heart rate monitor will get you started, but if you are looking to use it as a training tool you will probably find it lacking. It does not have an average heart rate feature or multiple zones. The buttons are very sensitive, although you can lock them. The wrist band is very small also.

If you want to be able to check your heart rate while exercising, this will work, but if you want serious training data, look elsewhere.

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Ed Carley wrote a review of on June 24, 2010

3 5

I really like the chamois, but the shorts are really lacking. there is a cargo pocket (two in one), but no hip pockets like most normal shorts. The cargo pockets that it does have are pretty small, fitting maybe a clif shot or two.
Basically, you can't use these shorts for a commute, or to wear around town because there is no room for things like your keys or cell phone.
If you get them, you'll end up using the great removable chamois with another pair of shorts with more pockets but probably not using the shorts very often.

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Ed Carley wrote a review of on June 10, 2010

5 5

I've got two of these shirts from SAC. I use them for a base layer snowboarding, splitboard touring and mountain biking. These shirts are amazing. The merino is so great because you don't smell like a locker room the instant you start to sweat. You can wear this shirt all day biking or touring and go get a beer afterwords and not send everyone running from the bar.

The fit is tight- "athletic" I guess, so if you are worried about your beer gut showing, size up.

Very nice fabric, soft, stretchy, doesn't absorb stink like synthetics and warm yet breathable.

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Ed Carley wrote a review of on March 17, 2010

4 5

Theses are great gloves, warm, waterproof, stylish. The leash is awesome, and the leather palms feel super solid, also great dexterity. I can easily transition my splitboard from ski to ride mode while wearing these gloves.

Only complaints, cuff is designed go under the sleeves of your jacket rather than over, and the velcro section gets snow in it, would have made more sense to put it on top, rather than below.

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