James Silvester

James Silvester

Colorado Springs, CO

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James's Passions

Alpine Touring
Telemark Skiing
Snowboarding
Mountain Biking
Alpine Skiing

James's Bio

Colorado College 2013'

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James Silvester

James Silvester wrote a review of on March 6, 2011

5 5

The unique thing about this jacket is that it is a bit longer in the back, making for a fit that won't reveal bare skin when your moving or leaning forward. Furthermore, the heat retention is incredible, even among down jackets. I wear this jacket night skiing with a single baselayer and i'm good. I also wear this jacket during class unnecessarily because it is so gosh darn cozy.

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James Silvester

James Silvester wrote an answer about on November 30, 2010

The fire is one of Oakley's lenses with the lowest light emission, meaning that the least amount of light gets through. Therefore the lens is darker. The persimmon on the other hand is the best all-around lens I have ever used, and if you can get passed the inherent "cool" factor of the mirrored lens, persimmon is undoubtedly the better option for your riding style.

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James Silvester

James Silvester wrote a review of on November 18, 2010

Ultimate Tele Setup
5 5

I have this boot with the NTN binding, and can not speak highly enough for both of them. This boot is everything I could want, what stands out most to me however is the unbelievably customizable fit provided by the intuition liner, and the AT (in my case Dynafit) compatibility. As for flex and responsiveness, I ride this boot with the stiffest spring (black) that you can get for the NTN binding, and together this is a match made in heaven. This is especially notable given the fact that such a stiff spring could easily overpower a softer boot, resulting in lack of a clean flex from the binding, and extra loose flex from the boot.

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James Silvester

James Silvester wrote a review of on November 11, 2010

5 5

I have long been searching for the setup that would allow me to dial my switch tele, as it is the only aspect of alpine that I miss having left behind. Well here it is! These bindings plus the black stiff springs= sheer perfection and total control. The flex is so smooth, and so solid. This is the New Telemark Norm, period.

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James Silvester

James Silvester wrote a review of on November 11, 2010

5 5

I can honestly say that I have never been cold in this bag. The coldest night I've used it for was a February overnight on Monarch Pass, couldn't have been happier wearing only a single base layer. The Primaloft is great, because unlike down it does not pack out in the least. Mine is just as plush as the day that I bought it. It is also thick enough to provide a little extra cushion!

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James Silvester

James Silvester wrote a review of on June 15, 2010

4 5

Backcountry.Com does it again. I've had them all, The North Face, Patagonia, Marmot. This guy fits the best, wicks the best, simply cannot be compared to by the competition. Even the build quality stands out. All the others have begun to fade and pill, this one stills looks new after a year. However! be wary when washing this, a hot dryer may melt the fabric.

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