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Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan

Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan

Located in Utah, hail from 'Sconnie originally.

Andrew's Passions

Camping

Andrew's Bio

I really dig skiing deep deep powder, and have done so in Utah for the past five years. I miss my old XXX Bandits and am pining for a replacement of these all mountain bad-asses. The Watea 94s I demoed a few times last year may be just the answer.
I have recently taken to cruising around the streets on a touring bike that feels like I am riding around on a plush 70s era couch. My advice, get a steel bike and take your time, you will find yourself smiling a lot more.

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Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan wrote an answer about on March 28, 2014

I am 5'10" and 190lbs, I have a pair of the 178s that I love. My ability range sounds much like yours. I moved down from a pair of 182 Bacons from several years ago, the pre-rockered version. With 108 underfoot I feel that the 178 is a large enough platform, even with the rocker. They swing around in the trees very nicely, and skiing them on both powder and hardpack I have run into no issues. Given your height and ability I would recommend the 178. The best way to know is to demo some, try them on a powder day or hardpack, I think you will find that these will become your everyday go-to ski. They are awesome.

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Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan wrote a review of on May 15, 2013

4 5

I purchased this to be a lighter softshell, an alternative to my fleece backed softshell that I have love but is for colder weather. It has worked well in just the several uses it has seen, including casual (temperatures of 50ish) and biking (temperatures from 35-45F). I am 5'10" and about 190 pounds, the large fits nicely, it seems to run a little long (good as I am long in the torso). Looking forward to more use, and I consider it a good value.

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Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan wrote a review of on May 15, 2013

5 5

I purchased one of these for myself four years ago, I still use it on every bike ride I take. The rides are plentiful, including commuting, pleasure crafting, and a few tours; it has held up very well to all of this use. I am 5'10" and 190 lbs., I wear the large, it fits snug but not tight and I can wear it over just a t-shirt all the way up to a fleece backed too-big-for-me softshell jacket. I have bought two more since to give as gifts, the recipients have been pleased as well. An added wonder is the extra room many motorists give a wearer of this vest as I have ridden just a handful of times without this since it's purchase, people give people without this vest less room on the road, it is a fact. A wonderful product, safety first is a good policy.

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Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan wrote a review of on July 11, 2012

5 5

I purchased the larger three foot variety and found that it worked great set over a National Forest Service fire ring. Need to get the fire down pretty low to do the grilling, it can be difficult to be attentive enough when it's dark out and several beverages have been enjoyed. It gets hot. Highly recommend this beauty.

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Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan wrote a review of on April 18, 2012

5 5

I have only had these for 4 days of riding thus far, but they have worked great. I am a 36" waist and the larges fit great. There is none of the sticky substance found at the leg hole of many bike shorts. I dig this, as that stuff generally annoys me and seems like over-engineering.
The longest day I have done in these was 35 miles. Three quarters of that was paved road riding, the rest was on forest service packed dirt/mud/snow roads. They stayed comfortable through the day, I am looking to pick up more of these once they are in stock. These are great bike shorts that should work for road or mountain biking.

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Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan wrote a review of on February 13, 2012

5 5

I have had a pair of these for just about a year, and they work great. They work well for skiing, tucking nicely into my icebreaker ski socks that I also enjoy. Also I use them on my cold day bike commutes under my soft shell knickers. A bit on the pricey side, but they look like they will last for several more years, a good investment indeed.

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Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan wrote a review of on March 22, 2010

5 5

This bike light is perfect for around town riding. The battery charge lasts for upwards of 2 hours, good for two nighttime commutes for me. It is small, packs in my pannier top pocket easily. The size should not fool you though, it lights the road well, able to avoid the nasty potholes and road flotsam out there. A great light for the price.

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Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan wrote a review of on March 20, 2009

4 5

I skied these for a weekend here in Utah. They were a gas in the powder, the 185s floated, but may have been too much for me. Getting back on the groomers, they tried their best to throw me around, not putting up with lazy skiing in the least. I am 5'10" and 190, they floated well in the pow, but had a way of tossing my lazy ass on the groomers. Ski aggressive on piste and let 'em float you to the bottom of the untracked.

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Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan wrote a review of on March 20, 2009

3 5

I found these skis to be adequate, but I was not blown away by them. With so many skis out there, I think a ski needs to excel in one direction. Should it be for powder, park or all mountain; these skis are good, not great for all concerns. 104 in the waist is a wash for me, I float just as well with 95 underfoot, but lose performance that I get with a 10mm skinnier ski. They work well for everything I reckon, but don't knock my socks off at all.

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Gordonlightfootsbiggestfan wrote a review of on March 20, 2009

4 5

They worked well on the groomers and busting through crud. I skied the 174s, which suited me well, an advanced skier of 190 lbs. at 5'10". Did not get to ski powder with them, but imagine they would float pretty well with the girth. One of the points I really did not dig on them was the weight. They were just a bit too heavy, especially skiing them in a 174.

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