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Mischa

Mischa wrote a review of on October 3, 2011

5 5

I was skeptical of yet another water bottle, even a stainless steel one, but this bottle exceeded my admittedly high expectations. I drink a lot of water throughout the day, so the 40oz size fits me well (usually drink 2-3 a day). I use it for both coffee and ice water. I couldn't believe it when I mistakenly left this bad boy on my dashboard during the middle of the summer for most of the day. When I came out to get it the outside was nearly too hot to touch, but there was still ice inside! Amazing product. Want a growler...

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Mischa wrote a question about on January 12, 2011

REI.com has the Brunton Eclipse 8099 compass for $45 (it is not a sale/special price, I saw the same price in their store as well). How come backcountry.com is charging so much more, in fact, nearly double, for an identical product?

http://www.rei.com/product/638694

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Mischa wrote a review of on January 11, 2011

4 5

I got these gloves to replace an old Black Diamond pair that took a joyride on the roof of my car and were never seen again. I really like these glove. They seem true to size, although there is a little extra material in the tips of the fingers, or "talons." I like the leather palms and fingers and the wool liner is great. Construction seems very good and durable; these gloves should last a while.

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Mischa wrote a review of on December 25, 2010

5 5

Just had these bindings mounted on Icelantic Keepers. This is my first dedicated alpine binding in a while as I have been skiing dynafit for the last few years. Really like them so far. Can't imagine needing more DIN. I guess I'm just not ready to send my body off a 100ft cliff. Maybe someday I'll have to upgrade to the 18s? The major appeal of these for me was the pivoting heel. Seems to reduce likelihood of injury. Took one nasty spill with them, and they seemed to release as they should. I have a more in-depth review with some pics at mischaplotnick.wordpress.com

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Mischa wrote a review of on December 25, 2010

5 5

Finally got to ski these babies for the first time this week after a huge dumping of snow in Utah. They are a dream in the powder. The huge shovel really lifts off and the 119 waist keeps them afloat with no problem. Love the profile and camber. They handle surprisingly well on groomed snow, but take a little more effort to control at high speeds; probably just need a little practice and adjustment though. They really stand out in chopped-up, skied-out, variable snow. I had no problem skiing the crud like it was fresh. Amazing. Great in the trees as they turn on a dime. Mounted them with Look Pivot 14 and love them. Can't wait to let them rip in really light Utah pow. Check out my full review with some pics at mischaplotnick.wordpress.com

Couldn't recommend these skis highly enough!

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Mischa wrote a review of on December 20, 2010

5 5

Do you like touring? Do you like things that are easy to use? Do you like lightweight? Don't even consider another alpine touring setup. The Dynafits are amazing. Incredibly light, and surprisingly bomber considering their size. Have read some reviews claiming these bindings are not resort-worthy due to their comparatively low DIN and "unique" toe piece. For a while this was my only setup and I used it heavily in the resort and never had a problem with pre-release. If you want something a little beefier just go with the FT 12 for extra security. The bottom line is that these bindings are feather-light, tour exceptionally well with their three level heal post, and will let you rip in the resort when you are too lazy to throw on the skins. I have had them mounted on Black Diamond Kilowatts and love it.

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Mischa wrote a review of on December 20, 2010

4 5

Great headphones. Sound is clear and the interface is easy to use. Would spring for the bluetooth if I had the extra cheddar. That said, the single-sided cord coming out of the helmet is not as cumbersome as I anticipated. This is so much better than wearing earbuds that fall out every time you turn to check out the girl next to you on the lift.

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Mischa wrote a review of on December 20, 2010

4 5

Straps seem great so far; they really hold things together. In the past have used velcro straps that also had a foam cushion that slid between the skis to keep them from scraping each other up. It was a nice feature, but I don't seem to be missing it. These seem a little more durable to boot.

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Mischa wrote a review of on December 13, 2010

4 5

Just got this shovel and love it. It seems like you could use if for anything from uncovering your ski-partner to burying gold in your back yard. The long, telescoping shaft is great especially when combined with the large blade. Easy to break down into a more compact size. It is incredibly sturdy and it's shape allows for very efficient snow transfer. Can't understand why it wasn't crafted more like the D3 or D7 to allow the handle to slide all the way into the blade making it much more compact. However it's not a big deal if you don't mind a simple disassemble.

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