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A D's Bio

I get up to ski bike hike climb and bike! When it is snowing I am on the slopes and when there is work to be done I am at the office. Love the outside and it is necessary to spend at least 40 hours a week under the sun, sky, clouds and moon.

Mr. James

Mr. James wrote an answer about on December 17, 2010

This pack is more of a lifestyle board pack, not a core user pack. If you want to stabilize the board more, then you could unthread the buckle, thread it through the bottom of the buckle used for compression, and then put the buckle back on. the threading will provide a channel for the web to go through, and eliminate any kind of josteling side to side. you might want to look at an osprey, BD, or backcountry access if you are worried about load carrying abilities. Dakine makes a great lifestyle pack, but not as good of a core user product.

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Mr. James

Mr. James wrote an answer about on December 17, 2010

The boomerangs are a twin tip, and thusly have a softer tail to accomodate a mount farther forward than a normal all mountain ski. the reason why you are wheelying is because you are too far back on the ski. furthrmore, the narrower "powder" style tail further accentuates this action. these skis are altogether stiffer and should handle a "normal" mount as opposed to a twin tip style mount that would slide the bindings towards the nose of the ski.

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Mr. James

Mr. James wrote an answer about on December 16, 2010

Good solid construction, I am sure it performs well. I prefer the "T" handle because I wear an XL mitten and find the "D" handles sometimes too small for un-inhibited shoveling. Nevertheless, Voile has a great reputation, and this shovel should fit easily in a pack.

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Mr. James

Mr. James wrote an answer about on December 16, 2010

choose the JJ or CRJ. they will offer variety in your quiver and the ability to change up the skis depending on the conditions. nothing like replacing an old set of skis with something that is exactly the same. these will give something to ride in the upper elevations at the resort.

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Mr. James

Mr. James wrote an answer about on December 16, 2010

with your height and weight, it depends on your ability. if you are a strong skier and like to go fast with long turns go 17X, if you jib it up and enjoy a tighter turn radius or are less able, choose the 16X

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Mr. James

Mr. James wrote a review of on May 1, 2009

4 5

These bags are great, and they are coming in other colors now too. I have been using them on my UL hiking trips, and they are a great way to compress and keep dry. I have totally moved away from other stuff sacks, because hte valve keeps the contents compressed, and the fabric is still very light. Great for organizing in side you pack on longer trips. HAVE YOU SEEN THE BACKPACKING LIGHT Backpacks using these bags?? I wonder how well they work in that application?

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Mr. James

Mr. James wrote an answer about on March 25, 2009

BackpackTracker I understand some of what you are saying relative to a difference in comfort between the two styles, but they should be relatively the same because when you put the two side by side, they are almost the same pad. On the note of being cold when sleeping, well there is a lot more going on then the temperature in your tent. In order to create the same circumstances is hard and more than a single test is necessary. The simple difference between sleeping with or with out a hat can feel like a 15 degree difference in temperatures. The entire sleep system needs to be looked at; pad tent and bag yes, but also, how much you ate before sleeping, hat or no hat, how hard did you work that day, hot water bottle?, and the clothes that you where while sleeping. All of those things apply. The pad only provides comfort and padding from sleeping on the ground and insulation from the grounds temperature. There might be some other areas of the sleep system that you need to analyze before chalking it up to the pad.

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