Jean-Yves Couput

Jean-Yves Couput

French Alps and Wasatch range

Jean-Yves Couput's Passions

Biking
Running

Jean-Yves Couput's Bio

I'm outdoor addictive, and avid participant in skiing, trail running and mountain biking. Since two years I moved to the US, I found with the Wasatch a world class terrain to live my passions full speed ahead. Working as marketing director for Salomon USA, I have the chance to test and use tons of gear... and when I write on it, I never bullshit, I have too much respect for you fellow mountain men

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Jean-Yves Couput wrote a review of on January 3, 2010

5 5

if one ask me, if you had to bring with you just one top garment for a week trip in temperate environment, it would be this one in black or grey. I love it, light, warm enough to let you feeling good/OK at a wide range of temperatures (40 to 70), odor free... You can wear it as a piece of underwear, or as a light LS tee, alone, or under a jacket. The only downside is the fabric, so light that it's really fragile. Try to handwash it as much as possible and you'll enjoy it for a long time

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Jean-Yves Couput wrote a review of on January 1, 2010

4 5

I used a suunto watch with cycling sensor, a garmin 705 and this polar CS 400...
The most adapted to cycling is doubtlessly the CS400. Intuitive navigation, good visibility, personalized screen and easy to manipulate even with gloves (the thinner the better). The steepness is quite accurate which is not easy for devices which are not GPS enabled. One comment however: one of my bike has a very short stem and an aero bar. I've been unable to use the stem set up and the handlebar set up.

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Jean-Yves Couput wrote a review of on January 1, 2010

3 5

I'm an avid cyclist and I used for the 20 last years Oakley sunglasses for all my trainings and races. I love the jawbones from a style standpoint and for the ease of change of the lenses, a matter of seconds. However, and this is maybe a personal comment linked to the shape of my face, they tend to slip down on my nose. Another complain is about the ventilation and they sometimes get foggy when climbing at low speed, despite the holes in the upper part of the lenses. Anyway, on this specific topic, they are not at the level of the M frames which (for me) are unmatchable

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Jean-Yves Couput wrote a review of on January 1, 2010

4 5

Yes you can find it in the bins that are at the exit of convention centers, but still very useful. Way better than the black plastic clip which is good to keep the tube on the shoulder straps of the backpack, but with the clip, you can choose the place you want, and cherry on the cake, there's a bigger amplitude of movement for the tube which rotates around the metallic clip

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Jean-Yves Couput wrote a review of on December 27, 2009

5 5

Rockers are Cody's choice for most of his big mountain adventures, in AK or in the Rockies. Check the video out... A rider presentation is always more informative than a catalog description...
http://www.salomon.com/us/?#/ski/skis/freeski/rocker-2009

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Jean-Yves Couput wrote a review of on December 25, 2009

5 5

Working with Salomon, I'd like to insist on a feature which isn't that much highlighted here, which is the anti black nail toe box. Working closely with our riders, we notices that some of them had black nail issues after multiple landings. With them, we developed this cushioned toe box integrated in the boot in the areas of the big toe to cushion the landings. It reduced a lot the black nail effect and the pain. It's been the main evolution between 08 and 09/10, and a great benefit!

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Jean-Yves Couput

Jean-Yves Couput wrote a review of on December 25, 2009

5 5

Working with Salomon, I'd like to insist on a feature which isn't that much highlighted here, which is the anti black nail toe box. Working closely with our riders, we notices that some of them had black nail issues after multiple landings. With them, we developed this cushioned toe box integrated in the boot in the areas of the big toe to cushion the landings. It reduced a lot the black nail effect and the pain. It's been the main evolution between 08 and 09/10, and a great benefit!

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