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JayPeak Skier wrote a review of on May 4, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just received one of these, haven't skied with it yet. This is a 30L backpack. Comes with reset tool which is nice, but no cylinder, or replacement copper gaskets.
Weight is 1800 grams with RAS (Removable Airbag System) but no cylinder.
http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/261000710_v_0599_30/Light-Removable-Airbag.html

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JayPeak Skier wrote a review of on March 2, 2014

Mantra; the Ice ski
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have the 184 Mantra, with rocker. A great ski, for Vermont, and I've had them out West too. A little long for Eastern glades, but they float well on the powder days, and will charge through any kind of snow. Excellent grip on ice, roll them on an edge, and the whole ski works for you. Yet easy to pivot with the rocker tips when the ski is flat. Mine are set up NTN Freerides for tele carving. I am 6'2" weigh 195 lbs
I call them the Panzer skis!

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JayPeak Skier wrote a review of on October 15, 2013

Beta AR jacket
5 5

I have owned one of these jackets since 2006 (wearing it in my avatar). I bought another one, on sale in yellow, and for a ski trip to St. Anton last season it was great. The bright color, really helped my teenage son and his friend to find me on the big terrain, foggy days. Size is XL; I like the roomy fit for layers. I am 6'2" 200 lbs
I ski with a bib pant (Arc Theta SV ) so the shorter length is ok, and length of sleeves is perfect. Packs small, for the skin track, with no powder skirt or extra pockets to bulk it up.
Someone says it won't fit over a helmet. Well it fits fine over my Mutiny Red helmet I am wearing here at top of Albona in St. Anton.

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JayPeak Skier posted an image about on February 27, 2013

Manhattans Backcountry.com colors

My longer, 185 cm Manhattans. Great ski, for Western trips, and cruising back East. I have this pair mounted up with NTN Freedoms. Also have an earlier pair of Manhattans (180 cm) mounted up with NTN Freerides. Perfect ski for Vermont glades.
ps. I would say the ski has a flat tail, not twin tip. Notched for skins.

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JayPeak Skier wrote a review of on February 8, 2012

Volkl Mantra, great Eastern ski!
5 5

I bought this for the rather icy conditions we are having this year. Above all, I wanted a carving ski, for the groomers, and they deliver! I ski telemark/NTN with the Prophets, and these are a great carving ski, turn quickly too with the rocker. I have had them in a few glades, 8" of fresh and was surprised how quickly a 184 ski will turn. A little heavier than my other tele skis, but they are rock solid at speed.
Very stable, and make long, carving GS turns all day...
I am 195 lbs, 6'2" and the 184 is perfect. I will take them out West later too.

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JayPeak Skier wrote a question about on November 28, 2011

does this pack ship, with the cartridge charged? Or do you have to find someone to fill the cylinder?
Can you travel on the airlines with the cartridge charged (I heard you could do this in Canada domestic) or does the cylinder have to be empty?

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JayPeak Skier wrote a review of on January 21, 2010

5 5

I really like this boot, very light, great edge control. I was skiing today on pretty hard groomers and had amazing control. making big carving GS turns on my G3 Rapid Transits.I just put Zapz custom footbeds in, and heated the liners yesterday, Control definitely improved with the footbeds, too. Edge control, parallel turns,even on this hard snow was very close to that with my AT setup, Dynafit TLT and 4 buckle Mega-Rides. Then you drop a knee and have great tele edge control too! And all this with a light weight three buckle boot. Haven't tried this boot with the Dynafit setup yet. I am using a different binding than Rotte NTN , the NT Bulldog that is compatible with NTN boots. This binding is 2 lbs lighter than the NTN, and has greater range of motion for skining. Still step-in step-out too, Here is a picture of my boot/binding setup at www.burntmtn.com

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