EricSkiDude

EricSkiDude

Little Valley, NY

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Eric's Bio

I have been skiing for 46 years, and I have skied all over the world. South America is on my bucket list :-)

I am a competent level 9 skier, and enjoy getting into the trees and back country anytime I can.I prefer deep snow over groomed runs any day! There's nothing better than making tracks where no one has been yet that day.

I have been heli-skiing in New Zealand. It was one of my favorite adventures of all time.

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EricSkiDude wrote an answer about on September 16, 2014

Careful here! I have broken a brake on a Griffon trying to widen it slightly. Make sure to clamp the metal arm of the brake in a vice before trying to bend the arm. The center section of the brake is plastic, and will break if you just try and pull the arms wider.

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EricSkiDude wrote a review of on September 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I normally wear my Hestra Heli's on the hill unless it is below 10 deg F. I have worn these mitts several times in cold temps down to -10 deg F., and have not had cold hands while skiing. I tend to pull my fingers into my palm while riding up the lift to warm them up, but did not feel like my hands were really cold.

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EricSkiDude wrote a review of on March 14, 2013

5 5

Type 3+ skier, with 45 years experience all over the world.

Bought this ski to be in between my 170 cm K2 Apache Recons and my 175 cm Ski Logik Raves.

Love this ski! It is not a tight turning tree-basher. It is more like a GS ski with a much wider waist. It is really a do anything ski. Not for the beginner or intermediate. Requires skill and balance. This ski will punish you if you get in the "back seat".

Bought this ski at 170 cm, and mounted with Marker Griffons. Great combination.

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EricSkiDude wrote a review of on March 14, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used this glove for two seasons now. They are durable, comfortable, and generally warm. I suffer from cold hands, and these keep my hands warm as long as the temperature does not go below 20 F.

I conditioned these gloves with the Hestra supplied salve when I first got them, and then with another product the next winter. They have remained soft and supple. I never force dry them.

I wore these on a particularly wet day this winter when the temperature was around 28 F and snowing big, wet, heavy flakes. The gloves remained dry inside, but the leather on the palms were getting wet. The leather is not "water proof". This did not affect the performance of the glove.

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EricSkiDude wrote a review of on January 20, 2013

Good Goggles
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am on my second season with these goggles and they seem to work as advertised. I have never had them fog up, and have worn them during heavy snow and cold days down in the teens. They fit well with my Giro helmet. I have a medium size face and these fit me well. I find that these goggles block my downward vision more than other goggles I have worn, but once skiing I don't notice it. I found that using these goggles for night skiing is not ideal. They do lighten up, but not enough in my opinion. A clear lens would have been better.

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