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Hiro Shinn

Hiro Shinn

Mainly EC but when I get lucky, some trips out West to CO and/or BC

Hiro Shinn's Passions

Snowboarding

Hiro Shinn's Bio

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Hiro Shinn

Hiro Shinnwrote a review of on March 28, 2010

5 5

Oakley's crowbar series has always been dope, but this signature model took form and function to the next level, and here's why:

1. Big lens = unrestricted field of vision
2. Interchangeable lens system = you can see where you're going in all conditions
3. Graphic = probably the coolest out of any goggle on the market

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Hiro Shinnwrote a review of on March 28, 2010

5 5

If you're looking for a stylish, comfortable, and lightweight glove for the springtime, here's your answer. Dakine makes dope product, and this glove is no exception. This glove has superb finger mobility, making grabs a cinch. Also, the colored padding on the top of the glove helps prevent knucklebang (trust me, it exists), and gives the glove extra visual pop. I own these in black with gold accents, and my only complaint is that I've been called Lady Gaga because of the color scheme. NBD.

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Hiro Shinnwrote a review of on March 28, 2010

5 5

This is the best snowboard I have ever ridden, hands down. I'm an all-mountain guy when it comes to snowboarding, and the Anthem sped me around the mountain from pow to park and everything in-between. Loads of Pop, great edging, and for some reason it seems like this board has less mass at the tip and tail, which makes spinning easier (remember when you learned about inertia in Physics?) In any case, this board is phenomenal. A must-have for people who don't consider themselves pow-hounds, or park-rats.

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Hiro Shinnwrote a review of on March 28, 2010

4 5

Let me start by saying, I do like these goggles quite a bit. They're stylish (duh since Shaun White wears them), and the Pink Iridium lens is a perfect hybrid lens for sunny and cloudy days. However, I found that they fit towards the center of my face, and didn't cover the peripheral areas like other goggles did. Also, the fact that the top of these goggles are really curved means that they didn't fit terribly well under my helmet, and I got little triangles of brain freeze on either side of my forehead whenever it got really cold.

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Hiro Shinnwrote a review of on March 28, 2010

5 5

I demo-ed these skis at Vail in place of my usual EC park planks, and boy was I in for a great ride. Not only are these great for deep snow (due to their suuuper wide shovel and relatively wide dimensions) but they're also really nice on groomers and in the park as well. They're true twins, so they ride switch just fine, and I found them to be poppy enough for jumps (despite their weight) and decent on boxes/rails, too. In fact, I liked these so much that I was actually sad to return them at the end of my weekend at Vail.

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Hiro Shinnwrote a review of on March 27, 2010

3 5

The only reason I can imagine that pros like Sammy Carlson and Bobby Brown ride these is because they can get replacement pairs for free. Performance-wise, these skis are solid, so props to Salomon for a stiff, poppy park beast. But durability-wise, they're a disaster. On the first day, TWO of my edges ripped out. WTF! There's no use in having Edge Armor when your edges cease to exist after hitting some rails! TO BE FAIR: I HAVE THE 2008 MODEL

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Hiro Shinnwrote a review of on March 27, 2010

4 5

When I bought a pair of Classics right here on Backcountry.com, I was a little nervous since I had heard that buying FullTilts without getting fitted was a risky move. So I was pleasantly surprised when they fit perfectly! I have a relatively narrow foot, so beware those with wide feet (102 last upwards), this boot may not be for you! As far as performance, these ripped hard on park, but the #6 Tongue that they come with didn't do me wonders on steeps and pow runs. That said, stiffer tongues are available for purchase online, so the Classic's flexy tongue shouldn't be a deal breaker for an otherwise solid boot choice. One last thing- if you're gonna be hitting big-ass jumps, consider getting a shock-absorbing footbed, like the ones from Superfeet, since the Classics have a "rigid bootboard" which is basically cardboard.

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