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Jooky

Jooky

Bothell, WA. (Seattle area), Snoqualmie Summit, Stevens Pass, Crystal Mountain

Jooky's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Skiing

Jooky's Bio

Skiing is my life, thats pretty much it. PSIA Level 2 Alpine instructor, working on Park/Pipe accreditaion, Working to be a Snowboard instructor as well. Love big mountain and backcountry hits. Park is ok, but not what I go to the mountains for.

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Jookywrote a review of on February 3, 2012

4 5

As a person who skis everyday on a 105 underfoot ski, I was looking for something to train for my Level 3 on. This ski was what I chose based on recommendations from our Rossi rep. I have to say, at first I was afraid, I was petrified. I was not used to being able to just tip and rip. I typically ski twin tips that have less sidecut, so you really have to work to engage the tip, bend the ski and then tip. With this ski, the movement is more about tipping first and shaping your turn after. I'm used to it now and seriously enjoy it. I also thought it wasn't going to be fat enough for crud/chunder, but was surprised at how well the wide tip navigates the crap. I'm not ready to call it a one-ski quiver, but its a go-to tool for everything but the deepest of pow.

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Jookywrote a review of on February 3, 2012

5 5

I have to say, after skiing the S7, I prefer this ski. I love that its shaped like a regular ski so I can carve it back to the lifts or in hardpack. Its got great size and float in the pow, while still letting you ski fast and powerful I liked the S7, but I felt like it was limited for big, fast lines (hence next years S7 Squad). This ski kills it in all conditions. Its light and snappy for the trees, but damp enough to straight line or arc huge turns on the steeps. If you're thinking about it, just get it.

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Jookywrote a review of on February 3, 2012

5 5

...I'll say it again. The fit of Tanner's pants are awesome (See my review of the Fari pant). Just baggy enough to be steezy while not being rediculous or requiring a bunch of sag. I wore these in a downpour on snoqualmie summit and they kept me dry. the material is different than the Fari pant. Its softer to the touch, but still seems bombproof. I like the addition of the suspenders, while you can still wear a belt. Oakley is consistently keeping me a happy customer.

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Jookywrote a review of on August 16, 2011

5 5

I love how baggy these things fit. I purchased a 2xl, even though, I'd say I wear a standard XL. They're baggy in the right spots to make skiing comfortable without having to sag or anything like that. There isn't any insulation which is good, and the thigh vents work perfectly. No doubt Tanner killed it with this pant.

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Jookywrote a review of on August 5, 2011

5 5

I can't begin to describe to you how awesome it is to have the compartments separated with their own zippered enclosures. Keeps me nice and organized and separates the dirty drawls from the fresh gear. This thin is plenty big for a week long trip and won't leave you wishing for more. The zippers seem pretty robust and the handle telescopes out pretty far for ease of transport.

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Jookywrote a review of on August 2, 2011

5 5

I can't even describe how awesome this coat is. There is ZERO insulation, its a pure shell that is super waterproof and light. I was actually concerned when I got it that it was TOO light, but once I wore it, I was sold. The whole set up is like wearing a suit of armor in the PNW rain/snow. It sheds moisture like a garbage bag, but breathes like mesh. This can be a deep winter coat with layers underneath, or a spring/warm weather coat with a t-shirt underneath and the vents open. Pair it with the primed pants and you've got a heckofa suit.

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Jookywrote a review of on April 18, 2011

4 5

For a low-bulk Mitt, these things made my hands sweat! I was looking for a non-leather alternative that I could tuck under my jacket and these fit the bill perfectly. My only complaint would be that my hands get WAY to warm wearing these, but thats probably MY problem, not the Mitten's problem. Pretty true to size and steezy to boot.

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Jookywrote a review of on April 18, 2011

5 5

I must admit, like a lot of people, I was a bit nervous as this seemed like a park boot trying to be a big mountain boot, but I've been very impressed. The flex is progressive and at 225 lbs, I haven't felt like they were too soft. No, they don't feel like a 130 flex, but they also don't feel soft like a 100 flex either, so I really feel like they're kind of in the sweet spot. 3 buckles is AWESOME, the middle buckle locks you in. Probably one of the easiest on/off boots I've ever worn and sick graphics to boot. I highly recommend this boot for comfort AND performance.

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Jookywrote a review of on April 18, 2011

4 5

These pants are uber waterproof and are a great shell. My only complaint would be how tight they are in the bib portion. I found when I try to sag them a bit, the bib is tight around my hips. Not a flaw, just a comment if you're thinking of buying and sagging the crap out of them. Overall sick pants and the enamel orange is BRIGHT.

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Jookywrote a review of on July 23, 2010

4 5

The material that Sessions uses for their softshells is so much better than any other companies I've experienced. Its actually SOFT. It doesn't feel like a shell at all, more like your favorite hoody....with waterproofing. Definitley good for any warm weather riding, although, without any venting, it can get a bit warm with sunny riding. I've had one of these for 3 years and STILL wear it regularly. Heck, check my profile pic, I'm wearing it at Sun Valley in April.

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Jookywrote a review of on July 23, 2010

4 5

Rossi got it right with this ski, it slays all conditions with the standard sidecut underfoot, reverse sidecut tip and tail and Reverse camber tip and tail. The one place I found this ski a little more work than I wanted was in bumps and tight trees. Make no mistake, this ski is meant to rip hard and fast. For tight, technical skiing, I'd suggest something a little narrower underfoot. I actually bought the S3 as its got the same profile, but the dimensions of the S5 with the rockered setup. If you want a pow-ski, but already have an every-day ski, I'd say go for something more floaty and fat. If you're looking for an every-day ski on the west coast, this one will work as long as you're ready for a slower edge-change in the bumps. Phenomenal ski.

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Jookywrote a review of on July 23, 2010

5 5

I rode the last two years of the Scratch BC, before the S5 replaced them (pretty much same ski as BC and Brigade). At 98mm underfoot, they're pretty much the perfect one ski quiver...IF you're not looking for any Rocker. It takes a bit of effort to get them up on edge to arc the first time, but once you've done it once, you'll never go back. Bottom line, they rip. I've worn them in gates, mashing bumps, crud and SnoCat skiing, they handle it all, with the versatility of a one-ski quiver.

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