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Gabe R

Gabe R

Vancouver, BC - Grouse, Seymour, and the big bad Whissy

Gabe R's Bio

So, as per prompt, yes I am really really ridiculously good looking, but I also love to ride. Snowboard, Skate, and, more recently, Surf. Mainly because it's the fun of a sport, with out the butthurt competitiveness of a sport.

15 years in the game and still going strong!

DO YO THAAAAAAAAAANG JAKE.
Spittin' that hot fire since '93

--'08 Bataleon Evil Twin 151 Smiley Ltd. Ed., '09 White Patterned Flux Titan RK's,
--'13 Academy Propaganda 149 Rev. Camber (BANGIN), '13 Rome Mob Boss Black/Yellow Bindings
Thirty-Two Lashed - All Black
Thirty-Two 86 FT - Black/Navy

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Gabe Rwrote a review of on January 13, 2013

5 5

Those other reviews provide readers with no information regarding the boot performance whatsoever For example, I ride ThirtyTwo and they size small too, however upon learning this, I ordered a size larger and I fell in love with my boots.
Size has NOTHING to do with performance, so don't give the boot a bad rating just because YOU COULDN'T FIT THEM.
Anyways, rant over, I bought these for my sister and she literally hasn't taken them off for the entire day. We're in Whistler and she's sitting in them right now. It's going on hour 11.
They're beautifully snug, not bulky or clunky, and pinch perfectly at the heel providing you with a great grip and stable support. Considering these are one of the few Women's boots in the Nike SB line, they do amazing, despite the fact that Beggars can't be Choosers!!!
Now that you know that they size small, HAPPY RIDING!!

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Gabe Rwrote a review of on January 8, 2013

5 5

Very powerful, solid bindings! Just the right amount of stiffness to lock you into a reverse camber board, which is essential in a proper ride.

Offering all kinds of customization features, the Mob Boss saves you that 30 bucks off the 390 boss, simply because it doesn't have the autostrap feature!(Though it DOES come with two hype ass beer coozies) It kills the same in every other way. It was also lighter than the 390's too... Though the 390's may be stiffer, I can guarantee you it won't be by a lot!

The canting was SUPER noticeable, in both the base and hiback, and my power transfer was so off the hook it took me way longer to get used to a flexier board. The ankle strap was so cushy that I could actually feel it's softness through my boot. And the Conform Grip toe strap actually works very well, you can see it wrap around the toe if you choose to use it as a cap, or you can see it simply tighten if you strap it up over top!

In summary, I'm very satisfied with the level of performance from this binding. It's stiff, powerful, and offers you the maximum amount of customization for all your comfortable riding needs.

If this is a binding you're considering, I suggest you get it.

One thing I will say that's slightly problematic for me is that initially the toe strap comes up a bit short, not entirely crossing over the toe of my boot (Medium sized bindings, size 9 ThirtyTwo Boots). Easily alleviated by sliding the toe strap over by manipulating the locks on the strap side (Huzzah for customization!)

Current set up - Academy Snowboard Co. 2013 Propaganda RC, And the Rome Mob Boss Bindings 2013 in the Black/Yellow

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Gabe Rwrote a review of on December 30, 2012

4 5

Because my in-ear beats have done Asia with me and I haven't had a problem.
Sound quality is good, but most people are right. For in ear headphones, if they see daily use, just get yourself some cheaper buds. These are great, don't get me wrong, but only if they see light use and not commuter use. The kind of use where you would wrap them up in the case after, instead of winding them up around your ipod and shoving them in your pocket.
One thing, though, is that the bass is stronger and fuller than your average skullcandy/WeSC/other ear buds.

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Gabe Rwrote a review of on December 30, 2012

5 5

I have never heard a fuller or more solid sound. The Solo Beats by Dre provide the user with heart-stopping bass, jaw rattling treble, and delivers every other sound in between with perfection. If you're an audiophile, the Solos are worth the investment. At 200 dollars, it damn well better be.
I can only imagine the sheer audio beauty that the Pro Beats would provide.

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Gabe Rwrote a review of on December 30, 2012

4 5

As much as I hate to say it (due to personal reasons), these bindings did pretty well.
Objectively speaking, they were nice and responsive, definitely durable, and were perfect for my sister - an intermediate-former-rider-getting-back-into-it from a savage accident.
Definitely a solid binding for all levels of riding.
That being said, subjectively speaking, and as hypocritical as it sounds, SUPPORT SMALL BRANDS!! F*** THE DESECRATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION!!!

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Gabe Rwrote a review of on December 27, 2012

5 5

Yeah okay I'm a dude. But I kind of just went with this glove cause it was cheap but had everything I wanted.
I ride hard and I can tell you... I'm satisfied as hell.
These gloves keep my extremities warm, which I find is the coldest part of me when I'm riding. It's amazing. They're soft, warm, BUT TOTALLY WATERPROOF (god I love gore tex)
They've kept me dry and warm in a blizzard, some rain, and some literal submersion!!
Get these, they work amazing for me!

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Gabe Rwrote a review of on October 22, 2012

4 5

But I just felt like they protruded a bit more than I would have liked.
I'm fully aware they're an oversized goggle, but that's just my preference.
They did their job well though, I'll tell you that much. So well that, even though I ride some VZ Fishbows, I'd say if you're set on these ones, you should get them.
You wont be disappointed if you're considering the EG2

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Gabe Rwrote a review of on October 22, 2012

5 5

These goggles are crazy trill. Incredible FOV. Interchangeability, a must have these days, perfect venting, and to top it off, it looks great too.
I've always been down for VonZipper, so this may be biased, but these are probably the best low-profile oversized lenses I've seen. I've tried EG2's, and they sure as hell don't compare because, despite them both being oversized, the lenses on the EG2 pop out like Steve Buscemi's eyes. These ones retain their sleek subtlety.
Buy them.
You'll love looking through the bowl.

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Gabe Rwrote a review of on October 20, 2012

5 5

Yeah. THAT kind of cush... as in cushy as hell. I really loved these shoes. The way they helped relieve you of pain while stomping a trick... boom. And they were otherwise just supremely comfy all around.

Defs a buy if you're looking for a skate shoe.

If you're looking for a casual shoe, these things are also pretty dope. A ton of colourways, and I can guarantee, they look good with skinny OR baggy jeans.

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Gabe Rwrote a review of on October 20, 2012

5 5

But mine fit fine. How else are headphones going to stay on your head without being pre-curved to pinch your head? It wasn't tight at all, it was probably the fact that on-ear headphones pin your ear back. If you wear ANY on-ear phones for a long period of time they start to hurt...

IN FACT, I actually REALLY liked how they felt. I've had a lot of headphones, and the cushions on these ones were really soft on my ears. Aside from that they had the dope look to them - got them in the blue, and that gold just stands out. MAD Blingin. - and the sound was more then decent. Quite full and solid. Definitely a buy if you're a casual looking to use this around town... or travelling... or anything else. If you're considering, just buy them.

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Gabe Rwrote a review of on October 18, 2012

5 5

I've had a pair of these headphones for about 4 years now, and they have yet to fail me.
They have great solid sound, what I like to call "Fail-Safe" cords (The kind that wont come apart if you pull them), and are incredibly durable.

These headphones have been around the world with me. They've seen all of Western Europe, Coast to Coast in North America, and A bit of Southeast Asia. They've been ridden with, used daily as a commuter headphone, even sat and stepped on. I had to duct tape the metal portion connecting the earphone to the headpiece on the left side, but hell, that was over a year ago, and it STILL works like a charm.

If you want sick sound, solid phones, and no hassle?
Get these. I guarantee you'll be down

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