Justin Barrell

Justin Barrell

Salt Lake City, UT

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Justin Barrell's Passions

Alpine Touring
Telemark Skiing
Nordic Skiing
Camping
Mountain Biking
Alpine Skiing
Sport Climbing

Justin Barrell's Bio

I grew up in Vermont and New Hampshire and moved to Utah to ski "da deep powdah."

I have skied everywhere in the east coast but my favorite resorts there are Stowe, Jay Peak and of course Whaleback. I am a big fan of reverse camber skis (because camber hates freedom). The reason I am such a fan is best summed when I once heard someone describe the transition as being like switching from a rigid mountain bike to a full suspension. Its just a smoother ride.

I usually can be found lounging on the tram dock at Snowbird. Once in a while I ride the tram and ski back down. But it is not that much fun and I definitely wouldn't recommend it.

Other than skiing I also enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, camping and going to see live music.

Pink is the new black.

Neon is here to stay.

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Justin Barrell wrote an answer about on September 12, 2008

Freestyle USA strongly suggests that you have batteries replaced by a jeweler, authorized dealer or you can send the watch directly to Freestyle USA. Backcountry.com does not offer battery replacement. Freestyle USA can be reached at:Customer Service #: 800-776-6449 Fax #: 800-776-5997 Freestyle USA 333 N. Newport Blvd. #3 Newport Beach, CA 92663

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Justin Barrell wrote an answer about on August 29, 2008

The Blurr Biz Bandolier is 16" high and 11" wide. It is only about 3-4" deep. It is not a very big backpack but if you are looking for the right item to show people at the bar or coffee shop that you rode there on your fixed gear bicycle, then this bag is for you.

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Justin Barrell wrote an answer about on August 29, 2008

The Oakley Monster Pup Sunglasses come in only one size. It is definitely for small to medium sized faces. The width is 5.25 in if you measure from hinge to hinge.The lenses are 1.5 in tall at the highest point.The arms are 5 in long.

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Justin Barrell wrote an answer about on August 29, 2008

The decision between a backpack like The North Face Terra 60 Backpack and using rolling gear bag or suitcase (for example...http://www.dogfunk.com/dogfunk/group/308/Rolling-Gear-Bags.html) is entirely one of personal preference. Do you want to carry 30 - 40 lbs on your back or do you want to wheel it behind you? I think most European Travelers use backpacks. You are right, volume number is the capacity of the bag. The majority of backpacks we sell display this information in either cubic inches (cu in) or liters (L). The North Face Terra 60 Backpack comes in two sizes. A medium at 3700 cu in and a large at 3850 cu in. These are referring to how long the pack is and you should determine that based on how tall you are or more specifically how long your torso is. If you click the "View Sizing Chart" link which is right under the price and to the left of the main product picture you will be able to figure out how to measure your torso. If you need any more assistance call 1.800.409.4502 or use the "Chat Now" feature at the top of the page.

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Justin Barrell wrote an answer about on August 19, 2008

Most helmets are goggle compatible, but yours might be a bit different. If you really like these goggles, I'd snag a pair and try them on with your helmet. If they don't work, simply return it.Give Smith Optics a try. I think they produce a significantly superior quality product for a better price.-------------------------------------Obviously every goggle will not fit with every helmet. The best way is to buy the goggles and helmets from the same manufacturer. That being said the Oakley A-Frame Goggle is what Shaun White wears with his helmet. So if it's good enough for gold medalists, then its probably good enough for you. See pic:http://snowboard.colonies.com/WhistlerBlackcomb/blog/post/82638/

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Justin Barrell wrote an answer about on August 19, 2008

You don't HAVE to heat mold the Intuition Liners that are used in the Full Tilt Bumble Bee Ski boot. Some people prefer to just let the natural heat of athletic movement "break in" the boot, which should take about a week of general use. If you don't have that much time then definitely heat up the liners in your oven and then slip on the boot to mold it to the exact shape of your foot. There is no better way to get a custom fit.

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Justin Barrell wrote an answer about on August 19, 2008

I know it is hard to tell from the pictures. I just went and looked at our inventory. I would describe the "silver sage" color of the Columbia Roc ll Jacket as being lighter, more silvery, almost khaki. While the "sage" color is a dark gray. I hope this helps.

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Justin Barrell wrote an answer about on August 19, 2008

The Aire 4 inch Barrel Pump is a great pump but is designed for inflating larger vessels such as full on river rafts. If you are just inflating a small kayak (such as http://www.backcountry.com/store/ARE0003/Aire-Lynx-I-Inflatable-Kayak.html) I would suggest something smaller (and cheaper) like:http://www.backcountry.com/store/NRS0043/NRS-Bravo-2-Foot-Pump.html?RSC_ID=WR_NRS0043

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Justin Barrell wrote an answer about on August 13, 2008

two totally different binding systems, both great in their own way. what you should get depends on what you will be doing. the marker is a beefy low to the ski power binding, so if you would rather huck cliffs and do a little skinning on the side then they are great. you need to remember the biggest drawback is the weight and the fact you can't switch from ski to hike when you are in the binding, you must take it off and flip the switch. the freerides (my choice) are great! i have been using them for five years now. patrolled in them, skied over 150 days a year, dropped cliffs, and hiked back up. in my mind they would be easer to fix in the BC if you needed to (though i have never needed to MacGyver them). I hope this helps and remember, it's never to early to pray for snow!

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Justin Barrell wrote an answer about on August 13, 2008

Yes. The Black Diamond Glidelite Nylon Standard Skins have no tail clip so you are relying on the glue to keep the skin attached. You can cut the skin to the shape of your swallow tail. If the skin glue wears out you can reapply with:http://www.backcountry.com/store/BLD0004/Black-Diamond-Ascension-Gold-Label-Skin-Glue-4oz-can.html

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Justin Barrell wrote an answer about on August 13, 2008

For the Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Freeride Plus Binding I would suggest the small for your girlfriend. Usually a ski boot's shell size is printed on the bottom or sole of the shell. Heck, depending on how ambitious you are feeling you could even break out the ol' tape measure. The boot sole length is just measured from the tip to the tail of the ski boot in millimeters (mm).

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