Gee  Alsenz

Gee Alsenz

Bozeman, MT/South Royalton, VT

Gee Alsenz's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Gee Alsenz's Bio

Avid skier, climber, runner, and yogi. I've ditched a dirt-bag lifestyle in favor of becoming "responsible," "educated," and "employed," but my passion for the outdoors has only increased.

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on November 11, 2009

5 5

I've a narrow, long foot with big toes. I hate crack climbing with shoes that destroy my toes. The TC Pro was La Sportiva's answer to my prayers. Stiff, great for jamming and edges, decent toe box. The mid-top protects ankles very well. I recommend sizing down 1 full size from street for a trad fit. These will stretch around a half-size if you sweat and use em like me...

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on March 25, 2009

5 5

Bought these off a guy cheap @ the gym. Turns out they are great even though I normally dont buy evolv. I esp like the toe patch and tight heel for bouldering. At the same time these did great for me on the slippery worn rock @ Rumney re: sport and the random trad routes. Big fan.

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on March 25, 2009

4 5

Finally got on a pair of these. TOured up Paradise mtn outside chico couple weeks back. Light enough for touring but still maintains reasonable stiffness and stability at speeds. As many already know, these ski like...surprise...Karhus Storm. 100 underfoot is a great fit for my needs and mixed on-off piste adventures. Buy em - won't be disappointed

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on March 25, 2009

3 5

Buddy let me swap my T2X for his Seekers for a tour in the Crazy Mtns. Overall, the seeker is intended to be a touring but on-piste capable boot. I was not impressed by the low cuff, and the boa-lacing wire system on the liner didn't work very well for me. Sizing is pretty much the same as Scarpa's mondos, so have confidence there. Specifically I did not feel the bellows flexed stiff enough compared to the T2X. I think this boot is ok for the avg BC-oriented individual, but I will be sticking with the T2X.

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on February 20, 2009

5 5

Finally got on a pr of these after looking at em for seasons. You first notice the lightness, then you wonder if it will hold speed. No worries; it does. And it turns easily and yet maintains stability over a variety of surfaces. I had great turns through 8" powder, 3-4" mank, and on dusted groomers. Wish Voile made a 190.

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on February 20, 2009

3 5

Not an all-mtn ski. The Hombre definitely skis best when at medium-high speeds. Turn initiation at slow speeds is tough, and the trees became a nightmare instead of a pleasure. Also, going down 15' or less wide chutes became a bit dicey when you have to hop-turn cause the ski aint nimble. Not my favorite, but maybe its yours...

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on February 11, 2009

4 5

Very forward-leaning. Yes, you can adjust it, but know it is an agressive downhill stance, and walking or bootpacking in them is interesting. Also, the fit of the Raptor is true to size, so if you downsize your shell be careful; my instep gets crunched hard. Overall a great boot for race-inspired skiing and turns, on powder, mank or groomers.

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Gee Alsenz wrote a review of on February 10, 2009

4 5

the fit is incredible. But they do not stand up to abuse. Seams on the right glove have frayed increasingly, and the palm doesn't stand up to the abuse of carrying skis with sharp edges over time. Also, they are not the best choice for days under 10 deg F. A good glove for the weekend warrior/on-piste all-around glove.

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