The cold mountain air, 5 a.m. 20+ mile days, thru hiking, trail running, mountain biking, back country snowboarding, resort snowboarding. Its how I stay sane.
I bought a full waxing set up hoping to start waxing my own board. I had the choice between getting this dakine iron and a swix iron on sale. I wanted to support dogfunk and dakine so I bought this iron and I LOVE IT. The iron has basically paid for itself already and waxing is sorta relaxing in it self. Definitely recommend. While I can't come to other irons as I dont know, I would say this iron is super easy to use, seems really well made, and I love it.
sick sweater, like the cut. I haven't had anything shrink so much in the dryer as this sweater has.
I got this gym after climbing every weekend at the local gym for a couple months. I love them so much. Ive owned three pairs of climbing shoes and these are by far my favorite. Ive taken them to the gunks, then rumney in NH, then this summer out to smith. I love them! I will be buying a new pair when the time comes.
My brother rides a neversummer and turned me onto the company. Being made in Colorado, with great customer service I was immediately interested. I bought the mid wide board with my clown feet. I ride mostly on the east coast in VT and Mountain Creek every weekend where I ride park throwing down 3s and workin on 7s on 45ft kickers, and most school breaks i'm shipped out to tahoe where I shred BC and deep powder. My budget only lets me have one board and this is the board to have. Shopping for new snowboards has become challenging because there is nothing that I want. This board is flexy when it needs to be but has plenty of dampness to be able to bomb huge bowls. Would definitely buy again and would definitely recommend. I wouldn't make a NS split board and park board. oh at the 2011 model looks sick with the blue union forces...
Initially I LOVED these bindings. They look sick, they feel responsive and perfect and incredible. I rode for about 3 weeks on these getting in about 10 days and then they started to become problematic. The toe strap literally wont release without pulling out the monkey hands. With the addition of snow, which is inevitable obviously, it is incredibly hard to get the strap undone. Luckily, this was on the left toe strap which generally stays strapped the whole day as im regular, so I looked over this. Then this past weekend up in VT, I came of a jump pulling up on my back foot for a 360, and the strap basically tore in half. Where the strap meets the hardware to hold the strap, the plastic was cracked in half. Luckily I was able to jimmyrig it and ride the rest of the day, but esh definitely returning these guys as much as I like their look and feel. If you ride much at all, and agressive at all, I would recommend over looking these and going for maybe the cartels.
These goggles are sweet. They definitely are big, like everyone else has said. They fit very well with a Bern Baker XL Hardhat, and okay with a G10. You definitely need a big face to wear these. I wear a 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 fitted and it seems if my head was any smaller there would be a gap at the nose. For that reason alone is why I gave it 4 stars. So long that you keep the gaps between your face and the foam very limited, there shouldn't be any fogging issues. I love the fact that they come with a hardshell case with vents and a microfiber sack so I dont have to stress over scratching them. The graphics on the Singularity are siiickkk. Im glad they fit well under my bern. Im also stoked that they look so good without a helmet too. Definitely keeping these and if you want some big ol' goggles, I definitely recommend these. I was between these and the Dragon APX. Just based on the price I decided to try the EG2s first. Glad I grabbed these.
They are solid poles, relatively robust and strong considering the weight of the poles. My one gripe with the poles made by black diamond is that there is no adjust in the length, you can buy between 100 and 130cm length poles. This is perfect if you are hiking in the midwest where everything is perfectly flat. Its nice to take some weight of the legs and gain stability. However, the lack of adjustability defeats the purpose of trekking poles as you are meant to shorter them for climbs and lengthen them for descents. one length for everything means you have to lift your hands higher on climbs and bend over further on descents. I understand theres got the editors choice award but the inability to change length is too much of a sacrifice for me to enjoy them Ill go back to my flick locks. The price is also just not right for a set of poles that are so light its easy to forget about the,.
They are lightweight and sit very comfortably on my face especially while I am wearing a helmet. There is tons of cheek clearance, meaning I can squint and growl and cringe without pushing the glasses off my face. The frame is flexible enough that I can put the arms in my helmet while not in use and dont feel that they will break. The fact that you can pick these shades up here for $30 is incredible. With Three sets of lenses which have all come in handy for morning/rainy races mid afternoon races and late night rides. Oakleys look much much better, in my opinion however I can pay $180 for the frames and one lens and $80 for each extra lens.
This tent is dope. It is big enough for my 6' 2" frame to fit comfortably while horizontal. When I sit up my head rubs the nettings on top, but thats okay unless it is raining. The rain fly is decent, however it is where my major greif with the tent comes in. The side walls fore and aft, are not quite long enough. You can tether the fly down pretty well but it always seems like there is a small gap allowing a small amount of water into the tent. If you do buy the foot print, be advised that it does not fit perfectly. I wake up in the morning finding the footprint have curled up under the tent. Other than that this tent is AWESOME. It is light enough and small enough for me to carry it in my Osprey talon 44, as a back up incase I dont reach a shelter or it is to crowded. I would buy this again, although the rain fly is frustrating.
Would this pack fair well in a through hike of the AT? PCT? Continental Divide? I'm Planning a through hike of the AT at the end of high school next year, and I love this pack, would this be a good option to use?