Fur Finley

Fur Finley

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on January 2, 2010

3 5

I have both the Pro-tec IPS hip pads, and the Demon Flex-Force Low Padded shorts. I don't like these pads (Pro-tec IPS) because for me they didn't fig snug around the leg/upper thigh region. I ordered a medium and am 6ft 165lbs. They also don't have as thick of padding, and as much tailbone support as the Demon pair does.
As for a review of just the Pro-tec Hip Pads. I give them 3 stars because they aren't the greatest protection, but do have adequate padding all over. The butt, thighs, hip, and quads are all protected which is nice. The padding isn't the thickest but would certainly lessen a blow on a rail or whatever it is that you're using these for.
They're stretchy and conform to your body, and are also pretty light and would easily conceal themselves under a pair of ski/snowboard pants or any type of pant that is somewhat loose.

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on September 16, 2009

4 5

I was a little reluctant ordering these at first because of their smaller name brand but am very pleased I did.
I got these halfway through the 08-09 season because my previous boots were hurting the outside of my feet. I love the way these fit. They are plenty warm and pretty comfortable. I gave them 4/5 stars because of a few reasons. First, they could be a little more comfortable. Sometimes the tongue of the boot slides its way over to the side and can start causing discomfort. I definitely have to wear tall, warm socks to keep the tongue from sraping against my leg when it moves over. Second, the toe of this boot is kind of small. It's not small for my feet but small on the outside which causes a strange fit into my binding. I certainly have to cinch my bindings up more than usual to make the boots snug.
Not the greatest boot out there for sure but for the money it's not a bad purchase. Overall I'm pretty pleased.
One nice thing about these that I'd like to note is the moldable liner. I haven't had them molded to my feet yet, but I'm sure this would certainly help.

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on September 10, 2009

5 5

Ok, these goggles in my opinion look way cooler in person than they do on the picture here that backcountry has. I have a pair and love their looks, and of course love how they perform.
Just like any other Oakley goggle, THEY DON'T FOG UP! Which is probably the most important characteristic in a goggle. On top of that they are crystal clear lenses and the Crowbars fit my face really well.

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on September 10, 2009

5 5

I picked these up off Whiskeymilitia.com for $23 and love them. They were well worth the money spent. Skullcandy is a great brand for audio accessories and they make high quality stuff. These headphones sound really great. I especially like how when they seal in your ear, therefore also sealing out all the outside/background noise around you. So you could be in downtown NYC, or mowing the lawn for example, and not have to have your headphones cranked up blasting your eardrums out all the time, trying to drown out all the background noise.
However, when you do crank up the tunes, they perform wonderful as well. The bass in them for earbuds, I would rate 8/10 and the treble 9/10. They sound crystal clear and are well worth the price tag.
Unless you're one of those super picky audio people, who picks apart how every little thing sounds as if they're some professional, you're gonna love these. They're the best earbuds I've ever listened to for under $50.

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on September 3, 2009

5 5

Oakley makes incredible eyewear and this pair of goggles delivers exceptional performance.
I purchased these for my sister and she loves them. They never fog on her, are crystal clear, and the Polarized lenes improve depth perception and clarity on the snow. It's so much easier to distinguish the terrain and see all those little bumps and hard packed areas that find yourself catching an edge if you aren't equipped with the proper eye protection. And these goggles are definitely it.
They are worth the money and especially from this site because of their return policy which is the greatest on the web. If they break, crack, the strap snaps, anything that malfunctions that shouldn't, they'll take your return and replace you with new ones.

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on November 7, 2008

5 5

This board is crazy fast, and carves crazy smooth. My buddy has one and let me try it out and I was able to carve through the snow like never before. The Supermodel has so much control and is a super fast ride. This is definitely a very nice board and you won't be disappointed in it.

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on November 6, 2008

4 5

I don't know that a scraper really needs to be reviewed, but I guess in case you're curious, I have one of these and it works fine. I personally like the triangular shape, it's easier for me to hold, and fits more compact in storage. It also has the little groove on one of the sides to scrape the wax off the edge of your board.

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on October 24, 2008

5 5

If $11 bucks seems like too much to pay for wax then I'd take a second look at what Swix has to offer. They are a great company and have a number of top of the line products.
Your board needs wax just like a car needs oil. No wax means your board drys out and the base will become damaged over time. Not to mention you won't be able to fly by your buddies anymore!
Get this stuff, the size chart above tells exactly what wax to use for what temperature, and the case the wax comes in even shows what temperature to set your iron. You can easily get 3 waxings out of one block, and 4 if you apply it efficiently.
Also, I'm a snowboarder, so just because the description talks about skiing, it's obviously made for both.
If you're not sure how to wax your board, check out youtube, they have plenty of how to clips. Heres one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDRoKCAFtX8

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on October 24, 2008

4 5

The Burton Wheelie Locker can hold every bit of your collection. Multiple boards, clothing, accessories, it's all going to fit. I tested it out first thing I got mine. I was able to fit in two boards (without bindings), a board with my bindings, two coats, two pairs of pants, boots, two pairs of gloves, two goggles, a beanie, iron, wax, scraper, and random tools. Did I mention there was room to spare??
The bag has multiple zipper pockets inside with mesh lining, two removeable bags for your boots/bindings, a small bag for your goggles, a tool bag, place for your season pass, and some super smooth wheels to take it through the airport with style. Also, I have a size 156 bag and ride a 158 board, and it still fits. It's snug, but it fits.
One thing some people may not be aware of is that the bag condenses down in size when not in use due to the fact it has no hard backbone. So your snowboard is what keeps it from bending in half when it's in the bag therefore meaning your board is the backbone of the thing.
4 stars because you can only use this bag if you have plenty of room. After all it is meant to take EVERYTHING. So it might be a challenge fitting it into a smaller compact car.

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on October 24, 2008

5 5

This helmet is awesome. First of all the sound system in it is great. Skullcandy makes some good speakers with awesome sound.
For those new to an audio helmet the cord plugs into the bottom of your left earpiece and then about 10 inches down has volume control with a clip on it to attach to the top of your coat or shirt. From there the cord continues to plug into your i-pod or mp3 player. It just has a normal headphone jack along w/ a smaller jack for certain cell phones.
As for the helmet itself, I can't complain. I use it mostly for snowboaring. It fits very comfortable and is light enough that I often forget I'm wearing it. It's comes with vents to keep your head from sweating to death but is warm enough that I rarely have to wear a beanie to keep my ear and head warm enough.
As for size, just measure your head and go w/ what the size chart says, it's right on.
One last thing with the speakers. At high speeds you may not be able to hear super well. Let's just say they aren't powerful enough to blow your eardrums, but plenty loud enough to hear unless you're half deaf already or going down the hill in a 40 mph head wind.
I'm completely satisfied.

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on October 24, 2008

5 5

As you can see, this helmet has a number of reviews with most of them 4 stars or better. That should speak for itself!
But the Smith Holt is awesome. I use it to snowboard in and keep plenty warm with it on, finding only rare occasions that I have to slip on a beanie to keep my ears from getting too chilly.
The thing is light as well. I often times forget I'm even wearing one. And I've also actually tested it out a few times, unfortuntately. It's taken a few beatings from rails and hard packed snow at high speeds and both my head and the helmet came out winners.
If you don't mind spending a few more dollars and want to jam out while you ride I would advise getting the Audio version of this w/ the Skullcandy audio system in it. It's amazing. I originally bought this helmet and then upgraded to make mine into an audio helmet and love it! The sound is amazing. You can check my review on the audio version if that's you're route.
But overall, you can't go wrong with this helmet. Great price, good quality, and no concussions. What more can you ask for?

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on October 24, 2008

5 5

First of all, these are Oakleys, so you can't go wrong. No fogging, great comfort, good quality, and of course good style. I own a pair of these and love them. The lens are crystal clear and you often forget you're wearing them. As for the lens tents, I have a persimmon lens which shows from the chart to allow 61% light through. These seem to be an all around tent for me. Even on the bright sunny days I can get by and the cloudy days work as well. I have an H.I. Yellow lens for cloudier days and night riding. Anything much darker than 61% would be tough on cloudy days, and anything that allows much more than 61% light would be an eye squinting experience on sunny days. To help those who are trying to decide between Crowbars, Wisdoms, and A-Frames hopefully I can help. First, the A-Frames tend to fit a medium to smaller face. They're definately the smallest of the three. Because of this they also have the least amount of peripherel vision when wearing them. However, if you're face is smaller you probably won't notice this anyways. The Crowbars and Wisdoms are made for the medium to larger faces. Both have a bigger field of view than the A-Frames but are slightly differently shaped. The Crowbars and A-frames have the typical goggle shape while the Wisdoms have more of a rounded shape towards the bottom. I find that the Crowbars fit tighter around your nose than the Wisdoms do. So if you have a bigger nose I would go with the Wisdoms. Either way, all three are great goggles, and better yet, if you order from here and they don't fit, you can send them back and change your order without any problem. These guys have GREAT customer service!

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on October 24, 2008

5 5

First of all, these are Oakleys, so you can't go wrong. No fogging, great comfort, good quality, and of course good style. I own a pair of these and love them. The lens are crystal clear and you often forget you're wearing them.
To help those who are trying to decide between Crowbars, Wisdoms, and A-Frames hopefully I can help.
First, the A-Frames tend to fit a medium to smaller face. They're definately the smallest of the three. Because of this they also have the least amount of peripherel vision when wearing them. However, if you're face is smaller you probably won't notice this anyways.
The Crowbars and Wisdoms are made for the medium to larger faces. Both have a bigger field of view than the A-Frames but are slightly differently shaped. The Crowbars and A-frames have the typical goggle shape while the Wisdoms have more of a rounded shape towards the bottom. I find that the Crowbars fit tighter around your nose than the Wisdoms do. So if you have a bigger nose I would go with the Wisdoms.
Either way, all three are great goggles, and better yet, if you order from here and they don't fit, you can send them back and change your order without any problem. These guys have GREAT customer service!

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on October 17, 2008

5 5

If you can afford them, don't the let high price tag scare you away. You won't regret buying these bindings. I first got to see them when my buddy bought some for a gift and was immediately impressed. The whole baseplate is completely padded which is something you don't normally see, but not only is is fully padded, but its freakin soft! The straps are also padded just as much, so cinching in tight is going to feel like you're strapping into a pillow.
I was then 100% sold on them when my buddy bought a pair for himself and let me try them out. wow! I have a pair of Burton Customs and the Cartels made my Customs feel like I bought them at WalMart. The feel with the cushioning on the base, the super soft straps, and the toe cap is amazing. I plan on getting a pair myself or else stealing my friends!
The Burton Cartel......comfort so soft, you may mistake it for a pillow.

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on September 22, 2008

4 5

The Burton Wheelie locker holds it all. Multiple boards (one can have bindings attached), boots, bindings, pants, coat, waxing iron, gloves, etc. This thing has multiple pockets inside and out and even comes with a tool set pocket and a handy little place for your season pass. I have the 156 size, and it will fit my wide 158 snug. I'm not sure you could get much anything bigger in there though. The material is thick, so it could make it through airport abuse, and the wheels and carry handle will get you outta the terminal and on the slopes before everyone else. I gave it four outta five stars because I was thinking there would be a brace or hard backing of some sort, but the only thing that keeps its standing tall is your board. So if it is put through some sort of force thats enough to break your board, its going to break, the bag has no backbone in it. But if you're looking for the bag that holds the most, look no further, it's right here.

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

This jacket RULES!!! I had it all last season and have yet to come across anything better. First, the powder skirt and the little cuffs on the sleeves keep any snow from getting in what so ever. Second, it has pockets pockets pockets! Goggles, water bottles, cameras, Ipod, SEASON PASS HOLDER, cell phone....ya, pretty sure all those fit and more. Buy this, you wont regret it! Did I mention the waterproofing? You'll stay dry as a bone!

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Fur Finley wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

You want to stay dry, warm, and have a billion pockets? Then buy these. The In Focus pants are everything you could ask for. 15k waterproofing and fully taped seams. You could probably take these back to the hot tub at the hotel and still stay dry! One thing though, they seem to fit a bit short if you're a taller person. Theyre a regular fit, not baggy, and I'm 6 foot and the larges are ALMOST too short. If you want something a little longer look into the Oakley Behind Enemy Lines. But you can't go wrong with Oakley. They make an amazing product; Pants, Jackets, Goggles, they're all good!

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