Jim Bresee

Jim Bresee

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Jim Bresee

Jim Bresee wrote a review of on January 30, 2007

5 5

Thin, light weight, fits in a pocket... but it blocks the wind and it's warm enough for almost all occasions.
I got mine for free as a part of a bundle deal, and I'm going back for more.
This is a great hat for winter exercise (running, snow shoeing, skiing, etc.).
I don't have the problem with itching from the ipod slots that other reviewers mention - mine feels great! I like the Backcountry Goat logo more than the North Face one.

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Jim Bresee wrote a review of on December 4, 2006

5 5

My favorite diamond stone has been the Moonflex, but these new Swix ones are equal and perhaps a bit better than the Moonflex. I like both the Moonflex and the Swix better than the DMT stones.
The red Swix diamond stone is a 400, what some would call a medium grit.

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Jim Bresee wrote a review of on December 4, 2006

2 5

The best base prep wax is SSVT/RaceService1 because it flows at a low temp and impregnates the base.
I found the Toko to be OK, but a tad too hard. It did not soak into the base well, and even after top coating with a harder wax, they skis quickly base burned.
I actually find the Toko system 3 yellow is a better choice for hot scraping and base prep.

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Jim Bresee wrote a review of on December 4, 2006

5 5

I've got 3 boys who are ski racers. This table gets a lot of use tuning the numerous skis in our house.
It comes with a great heavy duty travel bag. I've been eyeing the rack accessory for it for stashing skis while you are tuning.
Great product... sturdy, stable, and well thought out.

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Jim Bresee wrote a review of on March 4, 2006

5 5

What an energetic ski! It's light, soft, and snappy. They are the polar opposite of the Dynastar Legend Pro. I took them Heli skiing with the Wasatch Powder Birds yesterday.
We had about a foot of fresh, and they ate it up. Lot's of float for me (155lb), and very quick turns even in the crud.
But they are not the heavy steam rollers that plow through the crud like a Legend Pro. What really surprised me is how much fun they are in on-piste. They carve like crazy, and do a decent job of holding on ice. They even make a nice bump ski. I bought this thing to be a Vermont woods ski, and I'm exceptionally happy with the ski for this purpose.

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Jim Bresee wrote a review of on March 4, 2005

5 5

I ripped these for a week in Utah - nine day old re-crystallized powder in the wolverine chutes. These blasted through everything.

I also skied the Dynastar Legend Pro's, and the Big Stix are so much quicker in all conditions. They also feel light under foot. You will forget they are fat!

The groomers are the only place you'll realize you are on a fat ski - but you shouldn't be on groomers anyhow.

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