Cottonwood Canyons, Southern Utah, Wyoming
The Never Summer Evo has been a staple to the NS line for a while. Buttery goodness mixed with saw blade edges lets you turn the mountain into your playground. This board lets you take your newly honed tricks from the park straight to some awesome natural features.
Finally, I was able to try the Evo out at a demo at Brighton, UT and was pretty impressed by how versatile the Evo was.
Outside of the park, this board can hold its edge on snow of any condition, and float like a dream through deeper snow.
In the park, the board will press, tweak, butter, and ollie like nothing else you've ridden.
When it's time to awake from your dreams of being a pro snowboarder, you realize that this is a pretty dang expensive board to thrash around in the park. It's no secret that sintered bases are a lot faster than the extruded bases found on most park boards right now. But, requires more maintenance , especially if you're getting on rails often and are constantly repairing and waxing the board.
The Evo, to me, seems like it's too simlar to the Proto HD, so why not shell out the additional $50 for the absolute BEST ride?
Take away some of the bells and whistles of the Evo, and you'd be left with a park DESTROYER.
For now, it's a pretty good board for the advancing park rider that loves spending time everywhere on the mountain
I got to take this board out for a demo at Brighton, UT the other day and was pretty darn impressed.
I don't typically ride directional boards, but after trying out the Proto HD, I figured I'd give this one a shot.
Like it's twin shaped cousin, the Cobra is a speed freak and just loves carving through any type of snow that is presented.
A slight set back gives you tons of float for when it gets deep, and it also gives you a little more surfy feel to make carving down hardpack feel a little more fluid.
Once you're done tearing up the powder, this board loves to get loose. Boost off big rollers and cat tracks witch confidence. The hybrid camber will give you tons of pop with a catch free landing.
This is an amazing directional board that inspires a ton of confidence and will take you anywhere on the mountain. Show those park-rats who's boss as you leave everyone else on the mountain in your dust.
Finally I got to see what all the hype was about!
I was able to demo the hell out of this board last week up at Brighton, UT and I was seriously blown away by the Proto.
Right off the bat, I could tell that the sintered base on this board was FAST, it felt like someone was pushing me down the hill.
Another stand-out feature was the CDS dampening system. Where other boards might slip and slide around, the Proto grips the snow and slices through crusty, tracked out snow.
The true twin shape makes this a blast to play a round on. A medium flex is supportive enough for when you're craving the need for speed, but will still allow for playful jibbing. Reverse camber between your feet gives you the playfulness while the positive camber outside of the bindings gives tons of pop.
If you're looking for a board to do it all, you should definitely keep the Proto HD in mind.
Not everyone is made of money, nor does everyone have room in their closet for 20 different pairs of boots for all the outdoor sports they participate in. My gear closet is on the verge of exploding with all of my winter gear packed in there, and it's nice to consolidate when possible.
These boots are a great combi boot. They skate well, and still have the maneuverability to use for classic skiing.
SNS Pilot is the perfect binding for skate skiing. The second axis is a god-send when it comes to stabilizing the ski, and you can push ahead with confidence and surefootedness.
These do weigh a little more than some of the other skate oriented boots, so after a while(especially over hills) they do start to feel a little heavy.
Of course, this is a small price to pay when your friends are digging through their closet to find a missing boot while you are already up at the nordic center doing some laps!
Proper footwear is the key for enjoying any outdoor activities, especially when the temps can plummet below zero!
I used these for a whole season and couldn't believe how comfortable they were. I can't praise the SNS Pilot system enough. The dual-axis boots give you support like you've never even dreamed of.
These boots sport a comfortable 105mm last that will fit wider feet with no problem. And even with this "comfort-in-mind" fit, they still provide a lot of response. Laces on the liner suck your feet down, and your heel back to make sure energy is transferred efficiently, and the velcro on top adds good ankle support.
I wear an 8.5 shoe normally, and felt like the 8.5 boot fit me best, even with a slightly thicker ski sock. I was also sure to throw in my REDhot Superfeet insoles to provide extra arch support and warmth to my toes!
I used these in temps ranging from -20 to 40 and they felt great every time. Who thought walking through snow could ever be so fun?
I remember the days not so long ago when the bindings had the pivot point out in front of your toes, to create a really un-natural feeling that was hard to walk in and control.
Fast forward about 18 years, and Salomon updates their already excellent Profil binding system to the Pilot with dual-axis pivot system.
The Pilots really do help keep your skis under control. The first bar is placed underneath your toes, so you can roll up on the balls of your feet to propel yourself, giving you a much more similar motion to walking naturally.
The second bar sits a few inches back from the front axis and really helps stabilize the ski. It adds a lot of lateral stability as well has pulls your heel back down to give a little extra spring while walking forward.
When I feel the need for speed, these bindings will even allow you to get on the edges of your classic skis and skate for a little bit.
If you're looking for a big upgrade from the pair of skis you've had in your closet for the past decade, look no further! These SNS Pilot bindings will take you further than you've ever gone!
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Hestra's sizing is going to be a little different from Dakine's, so it would be best to simply re-measure your hand to fit it to Hestra's sizing.
Thankfully, Hestra makes this nice and simple by including a printable guide in the size chart.
Just click on the link that says "Size?" and it will open up the size chart for you.
Please feel free to chat with us if you have any other questions!
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Do you use chalk when you climb?
Then please do us all a favor and purchase yourself a proper set of brushes!
Brush off caked on chalk with ease. Big brush is super handy for big holds, while the smaller brushes are nice and stiff for getting in all the nooks and crannies.
These should definitely be part of any climber's pack!
Help keep the rock looking clean!
This is an excellent down jacket for those interested in something more substantial than those ultralight down jackets, but not interested in looking like the Michelin Man.
800 fill down keeps the weight low, and the warmth high, and it even stuffs into its own pocket.
It will keep you warm and comfortable while climbing too, whether it be reaching for the crux hold, or feeding out rope along with encouraging words to your partner while you belay
Purchased for my girlfriend-5'11 and built like a climber(muscular upper body) and the medium fits like a dream.
From edging on vertical faces to moderately overhanging climbs, the Katana Laces can handle it.
I was not expecting this shoe to be as burly as it is when I pulled it out the box.
I remember the Katanas being a slightly downturned shoe, that is still pretty flexible, but the lace ups are a whole new animal. They still have a slightly downturned profile, but the P3 makes sure the shoe retains its profile, use after use. And the Pacific liner hugs your foot like a best friend to help keep your foot dry and locked in place.
It is a fairly stiff shoe, so it's not going to be the best for overhanging routes, but it will probably be one of the most powerful edging shoes that you can find right now.
Got these for the girlfriend and had to size up half a size from normal. She typically wears a 39.5 shoe in La Sportiva, but had to bump up to a 40 on these.
I love 5.10 and needed to upgrade my old Sportiva Spotter shoes.
The Aescents seemed like they'd fit the bill pretty well.
Unfortunately even with sizing down, I was unable to get a good fit from the shoe. It seemed a little too high volume for me, and could feel some play side-to-side inside the shoe even with the laces tightened up.
The rubber is great, and I could see these shoes being great if they fit me properly.
I normally wear a size 9 street shoe, but my foot is more of an 8.5. I had to go down to a size 8.
But unfortunately it doesn't fit my head... :(
It's a little tight, and judging from the quality of the fabric, it won't stretch out too much.
I really love the Wyoming Pride color, but it's simply too small to be comfortable.
I recently went on a trip to Brazil, and was stuck in a plane for about 9 hours overnight. Being your average lazy male, I was expecting to be able to sleep just about anywhere and in just about any position.
I maybe got 30 minutes of sleep for the entire trip.
I soon decided that it was the last time I would be dealing with that, and upon purchasing this neck pillow, all of my problems were solved.
Finding a comfortable position for my head is no longer a problem while my cheek gently rests upon the super-soft micro fleece fabric.
You're partying with all of your girlfriends down at Senor Frogs in Cancun for spring break. While sipping on your margarita bucket, a fellow partier ambushes you and drapes you in his enchilada-stained poncho and sweaty sombrero.
Suddenly, you think, "DAMN, I NEED THIS PONCHO ON MY FEET"
So then you go home and order these Yaquina boots.
This hoody is oozing with so much style it makes me sick.
It's pretty long and relaxed fitting, and fits my 5'11" girlfriend fine.
Hangs down past most jackets for some extra flare while you're out riding.
This is the real color of the Dynamic/Papaya-B/Dark Cloud shoe.
The picture shown by Backcountry was of the pre-production model. The actual shoe will be a little lighter colored
The picture shown on the website is of the pre-production model-
the real shoe will be a little lighter colored
I love these climbing shoes! They seem to fit me foot well and feel really great once they get softened up a little bit.
I started with the Hornets, but wanted something a little more aggressive for steeper routes. These fit the bill perfectly. While you're obviously not going to gain that much power on slabs, these shoes definitely provide loads of power on over hanging problems.
The toes are curved a little too much to get hard toe hooks, but everything else is wonderful.
My street shoe size is a 9, but my foot is actually more like an 8.5. The 8.5 Dragons fit me perfectly, and for comparison, I wear a 38.5 in most La Sportiva shoes.