Jack Thomson

Jack Thomson

Alpental,WA Crystal mtn,WA Mt Rainier BC,WA

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Hiking & Camping
Running
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Skiing

Richard's Bio

i live for skiing, I really just started to get into Backcountry this season and i have been well rewarded with bottomless powder shots and the "white room" experience. I have also just started hucking big this season. my record is a 60 footer japan air. it was absolutely awesome, but im going bigger next season! i would really like to get a sponsor for skiing because i am going to take a gap year after highschool and ski pretty much every day. Then its off to alaska to do Firefighter and Paramedic school, oh i am also doing ski patrol this next year. Ill update as time passes!

Jack Thomson

Jack Thomson wrote a question about on March 6, 2011

On top of doing alot of backcountry skiing and mountaineering i do ski patrol. I need a watch that has a seconds indicator for taking vitals without having to switch watch functions and pressing buttons on it. does this watch have a second counter on its main time display?

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Jack Thomson wrote a review of on February 1, 2011

5 5

I love these pants. I have skiied approximately 20 days on them so far this season, and they still provide bomber waterproof protection for here in the northwest! I have skied in anything from 45 degree slushy days to a blizzard just nuking snow and lower, rain and have been perfectly dry in these. if you start to get too hot, open up the sides a bit and dump your excess heat. Something that would have been nice for these pants would have been some belt loops, but i guess they figures suspenders were enough. it you just be nice to be able to hold the waist together while you unzip the sides.

Just a note on fit: They are a "technical" fit. They are pretty tight throughout the pant but they stretch/ move around nicely and dont get in the way of doing anything . The inseam is also quite high for me. I 6'2" 220 lbs and i like the fit of the large. Still gets 5 starts from me!

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Jack Thomson wrote an answer about on November 2, 2010

i would go with the 174 cm version. I currently own the 181's with dynafit tlt z12's mounted on them and i am 6'2" and 220 lbs. This setup is perfect for me, so i think you should go with the shorter version since you ar 70 lbs lighter and a couple inches shorter... those are just my thoughts.

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Jack Thomson wrote a question about on June 5, 2010

hey i am looking for a nice new helmet because im doing ski patrol next year and they want me to wear a helmet. im looking for something professional looking(for patrolling haha) but i also want ventilation for when im doing short tours in the backcountry. any imput on what helmet would be good for this would be much appreciated. i am looking at this helmet right now. any other suggestions?

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Jack Thomson wrote a question about on June 1, 2010

hey so cant i just put this avalung under my touring pack because the air intake is on the front of you and the exhause is at the bottom to the side of you? that is what i have been doing in the past, but please give me some feedback to if this actually works, or if it could present dangerous for me in a burial. Thanks!

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Jack Thomson wrote a review of on April 4, 2010

5 5

I absolutely love this boot. I am 6'1" 205lbs and i get a great response from this boot. It is stiff and it kills it in the steeps and on anything from boilerplate ice to bottomless powder. the only problem i have had with this boot is stuff falling off. The canting adjustment fell of as well as the buckle, so make sure you tighten everything down before you go rip it up. Also when i was trying to get replacement parts from lange, i could not get in contact with them and had to buy parts from my boot fitter. overall great preforming boot.

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Jack Thomson wrote a review of on January 5, 2010

5 5

So i bought these skis and loved skiing them on the groomers and hardpack because they actually carve. we had our first real powder day at Alpental at snoqualmie on 12/30/09 and i got my 188's out in the deep stuff on shot 6 in the trees. it was quite possibly the best run of my life. it was only about 7" but these skis made the snow feel bottomless. I might return them and go with the super 7's because i am 6'1" 207 and this regular s7 seems a bit nervous on the groomers. i mounted at +3.

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