Josh Mattson

Josh Mattson

Colorado

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Josh's Passions

Alpine Touring
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Mountaineering
Alpine Skiing
Bouldering

Josh's Bio

During the 2010/11 season I placed 6th in the Weekend Warrior Tour at Winter Park. I was director, editor, and athlete in Epic Mix Ad 8 at the Vail Film Festival and Yellow Brick Road at The Beating Film Festival in Silverton; and I was featured as an athlete in Kerry Lofys film Liquid Sky at the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival. I competed and placed 3rd in the Red Bull- 1976 Games at Copper Mountain. Also, I have a monthly video series I put together for sponsor advertising and recognition.
Previously, I competed on the Freeskiing World Tour, Freeride World Tour Qualifier, and the Colorado Freeride Championships. I was featured as an athlete in Kerry Lofys film Pillow Talk at the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival. I also appeared in Altitude TVs showing of the Colorado Freeride Championships at Snowmass.

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Josh Mattson

Josh Mattson wrote a review of on October 5, 2010

5 5

These are the most amazing boots. They are warm and comfortable. I can wear these all day in all conditions and not have to be carried off the mountain. The flex is not the stiffest on the market, but for me the stiffness is great, it allows for me to stomp big airs and not worry about shin bang all season long. Check out Full Tilt's line up I'm sure there is a boot you'll love!!

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Josh Mattson wrote a review of on October 5, 2010

4 5

I actually prefer the lightweight sock with extra padding in the heel and shins, because it helps prevent shin bang and also hold my heel inside the boot better. For me the best part is wearing a lightweight sock inside my boots, because the thinner the sock the better for my feet. It doesn't strangle your feet and allows for good blood circulation when your boots are cranked down tight. Smartwool makes a great product.

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Josh Mattson wrote a review of on October 5, 2010

5 5

I love the lightweight ski sock that smartwool offers. Not only is it thin which keeps my feet warmer, it also has extra padding exactly where you need it. For me the best part is wearing a lightweight sock inside my boots, because the thinner the sock the better for my feet. It doesn't strangle your feet and allows for good blood circulation when your boots are cranked down tight. Smartwool makes a great product.

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Josh Mattson wrote an answer about on August 19, 2009

I own last years model at 189. I'm 5'10" ; 150, and I really enjoy the ski. I had no problem swinging it around on the steeps. The hardest part for me was getting used to riding in the moguls with such a fatty, but if you are used to fatter skis then you should be okay. Last years has a pretty mild flex. I heard a few folks complaining that it was to soft for them, but for me it was great.

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Josh Mattson wrote a review of on January 4, 2009

5 5

I have been on the 189 Obseth roughly 20 times so far this season, on variable conditions. I weigh approx. 150 and 5'11", and as a lighter person i would say that the flex is perfect for me. They obviously rock in the pow, but they also carve on the groomers very well. They ride suprisingly smooth in moguls. There is a little bit of chatter when charging the gnarly crud, but not enough for me to complain. Overall I am very pleased with this ski, and rocking the Marker Baron with these skis makes em even sexier and more versatile.

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Josh Mattson wrote an answer about on October 10, 2008

Unless you plan on sticking to the park. I would recommend getting something a little more burly (stiff). The Anthems will be to soft for mach speeds and bombing cliffs, but if you are fairly small in stature they may be stiff enough (say 125 lbs or less). As for riding pow I own a pair of Line skis that are 85mm at the waist and they do fine inbounds and yes that's on 24" days.

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