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Justin

Justin

Northeast US... the occasional trip out West...

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Depending on the day I ride a...

152 Capita Stairmaster Wide
Union DLX Bindings
OR
156 Capita Scaremaster
Unioin DLX Bindings

Don't snowboard if you're not having fun. Every time I go I just have fun, park, pow, those little hits on the side of the trail, I just like to ride and have fun doing it. It's not about ability. In this sport if you're having fun you're doing it right. That being said it is really fun to be able to do sick shit, but haters should shut their mouths. The smiles are what indicate skill. Tacky, I know, but it's how I think about it : )

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Justinwrote a review of on March 4, 2011

5 5

Got last year's version in the 152w. Best park board I've ever ridden hands down. I was a Burton guy for 8 years, rode nothing but Burton and thought everything else was crap. Then I decided to buy a Capita scaremaster cause it was cheap. That board was sick so last year I bought the stairmaster and its even more sick! I ride mostly park, unless it's a pow day I'm in the park or screwing around on side hits. The board has super pop, its soft but poppy as all hell. It locks into rails like mad, 50-50s, blunts, boards, presses, great board for the jibs. It rocks jumps solid too. I'm a bit of a wimp so the biggest jumps are 30 footers for the most part, super solid. Even the 152 stomps landings without being sketchy at all. Spins are no issue on the stairmaster. This obviously is a park deck and isn't great riding the mountain fast, but when you want to you can definitely dig an edge in on this thing no problem. Its solid as hell too. I beat the crap out of it every time I ride and it keeps coming back for more. When the base got all chewed up (who knew you shouldn't ride in the woods with less than a foot of coverage?) I filled it in with p-tex and good as new. Wax her up and she'll fly, real fast base considering its extruded. This is my favorite board I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot in 10 years of riding. If I were to buy another board today it'd probably be a stairmaster. Capita makes great decks at incredibly fair prices. If you want a park board that's soft and poppy, that you can beat the hell out of and still keep if for a few years this is the one.

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Justinwrote a review of on February 23, 2011

5 5

I'm rating these initially and I'll come back at the end of the season and do a full review.

Just got these today and the initial quality is great. I got an XL and normally wear a L, so they're nice and baggy, not technine Chris Bradshaw baggy, but nice and roomy. Like I said I'll use them for the next two months and then actually review them.

Okay, its mid March and I've ridden these pants probably 10 times or so. So far so good. I've ridden in rain and spring slush and stayed dry. The styling and functionality is very good for a pant of this price range.

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Justinwrote a review of on February 18, 2010

Love these pants.
5 5

This is my fourth season in these. They are absolutely great! I have one complaint and I'll get it over with right now... the waterproofing. These are not indefinitely waterproof, they have to be replenished after a while. I found they lasted for 1 season with two full days in the rain before wearing out. You can easily get waterproofer and fix the issue. For the price I don't really mind that these aren't 100% waterproof. Even if you don't re-waterproof as long as you don't ride in rain or spend a lot of time on the ground you'll stay dry. Okay, these are really pretty warm too considering there is no actual insulation. I've worn these in down to -20 degrees with a light pair of pj's underneath and been perfectly warm. They also have a ton of pockets to stash stuff, plus vents for the spring, and the little clips that keep you pants from dragging on the parking lot. The sizes are true. I've got a 34 waist and these (size large) have a little room left to layer stuff underneath, but not so much room they fall off. The fit is good and not to baggy overall, just right. Bottom line, these are my favorite pants. Mine, after 3 and a half years of really hard use are just starting to wear out, and when they do they're being replaced with another pair of Burton Cargo Pants.

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Justinwrote a question about on February 16, 2010

I ride the whole mountain, but mainly park. I like soft boards usually. I'm 5' 10'' 200lbs with a size 12 foot and I just ordered a burton hero wide. Would I have been better going with this one? I went hero because 80% of my time or more is spent in the park and I already have a cambered board to ride if things are really icy or I want to hit bigger jumps. Good or bad choice?

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Justinwrote a review of on March 2, 2009

5 5

I love this board! I have only had it for a little over a week, but have gotten to ride a ton of different conditions with it. First off this board kills it in the park. Rails, boxes, plastic drainage pipes, this board is sick on any type of rail. It is maneuverable and felxy to do nose and tail presses with ease. It does great on jumps too. The directional flex provides good pop of the lip of any jump or roller. I didn't venture into the larger park at my mountain, but on 15-20 foot kickers (and under) this board stomps it. With its feel I'm sure it will be fine on bigger jumps as well. Thought this is a park board do not let the description fool you. This rides the mountain great. In the slush it was sort of hard to control, but today in the hard packed snow and ice... holy crap. This board can hold an edge just as well as any all mountain board I've ridden in 8 years of riding. It is smooth and grippy on groomers and rides every bit as well as my old all mountain board (burton bmc). It wasn't bad in the slush considering most boards aren't great in that, but it is much better on packed powder and even on ice. I have yet to ride powder with it, but my area is forecast for 12" plus tomorrow! Oh, fun fact... with the griptape topsheet you don't need an ugly stomp pad!

Overall I love this board. It looks sick, rides the mountain and park sick, and is just a great board. I have size 12 feet and on the 159 my toes hang off the board a little, but I still get no toe drag. If you're looking for a great board for cheap that will rip the park and shred the mountain then pick up a dominant. You WILL NOT be disappointed.

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Justinwrote a review of on February 11, 2009

5 5

This scraper works, which is good. It scrapes the wax off well and stays sharp for a decent amount of time. I like the notch in the corner to scrape wax off my edges. This is a good scraper if you need one.

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Justinwrote a review of on December 15, 2008

5 5

I really like these goggles. They look sick and are really comfortable. They do fog, but not unless you're really sweating a ton (like sometimes in the spring). The lens color is good (I think I got the prissimon something). They fit real good with the RED HI FI helmet... no gap between the helmet and the goggles. Anyway, overall, comfortable, sexy, great for the price. Get em!

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Justinwrote a review of on December 7, 2007

5 5

This is an awesome helmet. It comes in a variety of colors, and is very light. You feel like there is nothing on your head. However, this helmet still provides plenty of protection. You can also upgrade the ear pieces to the ones with speakers in them. If you are buying goggles too, the oakley A-frame goggle really is a good fit. I have never used a better helmet ever and I have been riding for 8 years. Very good helmet.

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