Nick Franchi

Nick Franchi

In the snow, dirt and in the water

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Nicholas's Passions

Camping
Mountain Biking
Alpine Skiing

Nicholas's Bio

I'm 25 years old Live in Park City, Ut. I work for this badass company called Backcountry.com ya we pretty much dominate the action sports world, we all rock here, most of the time. I grew up on the east coast skiing Mt. Snow and treading water on Bass river, cape cod. thats it for now, deal with it!

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Nick Franchi wrote a review of on October 29, 2010

5 5

These skis are pretty much all you need. I know that people say this is a powder ski, however I rocked these things at Snowbird all season last year no matter the conditions and still had a blast. They are reverse reverse ya which makes the snow pile up in your face and the super lightness of these skis will surprise you on the days that you just don't stop hiking baldy. Plus the graphics are pretty much the most amazing thing I have even seen. I would fully recommend these skis to anyone who loves to ski like Dexter Rutecki.

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Nick Franchi wrote a review of on December 16, 2009

3 5

These are cool looking, super light, and there a ton of color options, with all that said they make a great goggle when wearing a smith helmet or any helmet, however if you wear a hat get ready for some chilly eyeballs and alot of watering eyes. Not sure how fast you ski or ride but it doesnt take much speed to get the air flowing in these things and really messing with your eyes, I had some pretty horrible experiences with these goggles when I just had my hat on, this is the biggest take back I think in these goggles, however wear that helmet and you should be fine. The problem or should I say the issue is that there is a small gap where the lens and the frame meet its' great for non fogging, but when there is no helmet above it to direct the air the correct way then it just becomes cold, and annoying. They looks sweet tho!

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Nick Franchi wrote a review of on November 5, 2009

4 5

This glove is great for 30+ degrees outside and is not meant to take a huge beating, my gloves ripped at the fingers but they survived the winter, Dakine also offered to replace them which was pretty cool of them. I would suggest these for in bounds skiing and shoveling the driveway. I liked them alot, stylish and easy to throw on, never had finger issues either (bunched up fingers inside). For the price pick up a couple pairs!

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Nick Franchi wrote a review of on November 5, 2009

3 5

These are nice, but a bit expensive and could used some tweaks.

I have small arms and I purchased smalls they still slide down. I think the issue comes from the very small velcro straps they use, the mesh system also can snag your skin and it's begging to rip. I have eaten it with them and they def do there job, the goo stuff inside hardens up on impact saving yourself a hefty doctor bill, if your interested in buying these make sure you dial in what size you need cause it can be a bit tricky.

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Nick Franchi wrote a review of on November 5, 2009

This Bike should be called a Boooooozaka
5 5

This bike it sick, Iv slammed on it all summer lot of downhill lots of shuttling and very very little maintance. The biks is a bit heavy so it's a tough one to climb with but it's def well worth the downhill. The Rock Shox Domain has been smooth with no issues what-so-ever, the Kenda tires are big and since they are Kenda they look even larger than they are suppose to be. The new Elixa Breakes are killer no issues at all, no bleeding actually I purchased the bike around May and it's not almost mid November and I just changed the steal brake bads in the back I would half to say that they last!!The bike is super sharp looking the white is what I purchased and it def cleans up well.I added an MRP chain guide kid to it as well as some new handlebars (husselfelt white) I also put some wheels on it they are a bit heavier but look good on the white bike. syncrosThe only bad thing I can think about this bike is the cheesy decals so I peeled those off, and the grips but these are petty issues. I would Highly recommend this bike to anyone that wants a bike that will last! z

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Nick Franchi wrote a review of on November 3, 2009

5 5

A. The Blue is amazing and my favorite color out of the whole line.
B. This jacket is warm even on the coldest days, I wear this jacket at Snowbird with some long underwear and it def keeps me warm
C. Don't dry this jacket air dry it, it flattens out better
D. Hood is great, could be a smidge bigger for those helmet days
E. The Goat logo is great and it's reflective print

I would highly recommend this jacket to anyone that goes outside, so anyone.

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Nick Franchi wrote a review of on November 3, 2009

5 5

I'm catching up on all my reviews today, and I have this belt and LOVE it, the quality is amazing it's made my spacecraft and you can tell. The graphics are ergo and the holes never wear out. I have a small waist and there are plenty of extra holes to keep this belt on me!. I would highly suggest this belt over any big named brands out there.

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Nick Franchi wrote a review of on November 3, 2009

2 5

Ok, first lets start with; Yes I know I work for Backcountry, I support the product team and everything they do they primarily do a great job with most product they push out, this hat however has a very awkward feel to it.

1. The Hat is too deep, it will go to your eyebrows so if you have a unabraw then this hat will dig with your style.
2. The Softshell is a great material for a Jacket not so much a hat, it tends to bunch up in the back (this is primarly because there is so much fabric not being filled up by the hat) My Welder Jacket is what I rock when it Rains not a hat.
3. The Goat stitching is a bit off (looks like a diagram to show you the diffrent meat cuts or muscles of our amazing mountain goat logo.
4. The Brim is HUGE, it creates this strange flair on the sides of the hat so the hat does't feel snug on the front of your head.

Well with all that said, if you have a tall head and like to rock the low riding hat then this is that hat for you. Again I love Backcountry product and I think it's some of the best out there, I was just not to impressed with this hat. Hopefully they will take these reviews and make the perfect hat for next season. Thanks!

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Nick Franchi wrote a review of on June 8, 2009

5 5

The pictured you uploaded is not a Heckler it is a Santa Cruz Limited Edition Bullit Prototype it is the FraheeX3200 Drop Zone. I would appreciate if you could take down this photo so not to confuse anyone buying the blah Heckler. If you want to bleed on the way up and fall behind on the way down def get the Heckler! If you want to drink a cold crisp delicious frosty brew, and eat some amazing double stuffed Oreos on the lift and then take it to Send City on the way down then that means you need a Bullit, or a V10, or a VP Free, No but I stand behind anything SC produces and the Heckler is a great bike and will charge everything (just not as hard or as cool looking, and will not pick up ladies, or even beat a trike down the hill) but it will roll down .... I think. BUY BOTH!

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