Pete Schnarsky

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Pete's Bio

Im from wisconsin, moved to Colorado as soon as I turned 18. Somethin about the mountains, I hate not being near them. Love skiing, Love hiking, love powder.

Pete Schnarsky

Pete Schnarsky wrote a question about on September 18, 2013

Dear Backcountry,
You are missing the word "no" from your description of the Bent Chetlers this year. "so there?s such thing as a day that?s too deep or grabby", the word "no" should be included somewhere in that sentence, unless you are suggesting that given enough powder a day could be too deep for this ski, if that is the case than I apologize for my misunderstanding and please, carry on!
Sincerely,
Pete

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Pete Schnarsky wrote an answer about on September 11, 2013

Previous models were not true to size, my 09 hellbents are labeled 179 but are actually 183. They did this because the ski "skied shorter". I believe that they have since realized this was confusing and corrected the problem, so yes nowadays hellbents are true to size.

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Pete Schnarsky wrote a review of on February 5, 2011

4 5

The pom hat... this is a nice hat, I like it, just a few things to mention about the hat. First off this hat is not as big or slouchy as it looks in the picture, its actually a fairly small hat. Secondly a quick note about the actual pom pom. The pom is held on by some sort of glue, its not sewn on. My pom actually fell off while taking off a jersey on one of the first days I wore this hat. It wasnt a big deal I didnt lose the pom and I just sewed it on myself and I havent had any problems since. Anyway great hat, keep track of your pom....

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Pete Schnarsky wrote a review of on February 1, 2011

5 5

Got these bad boys for myself for Christmas and I am soo stoked on them, The sound quality is pretty good considering the size of these guys (how small they are) and I love the fact that I can move them around on my head easily if I need to talk to someone. I got the electric animal style and It looks so killer. Not too sure about some of the complaints I see about them flying off, the design is such that they fit perfectly under my goggle strap so if my goggles aren't going anywhere, these suckers aren't either and if your losing your goggles regularly in the park I think you have bigger issues than finding headphones that are gonna stay on... Anyway get these headphones but not the electric animal, I'm rockin that color lol

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Pete Schnarsky wrote a review of on February 1, 2011

3 5

This sock does what it is supposed to, keeps my feet warm and dry. Three stars simply because out of all the brand new socks I got this season these are the only ones that have holes in them already. So basically this is a great sock for the price but buy a couple pairs they wear out after a few months.

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Pete Schnarsky wrote a review of on January 29, 2011

5 5

These bindings are awesome, I have complete confidence to go as big as I possibly can and know that my bindings will keep me locked in. I have these mounted on my Hellbents and The combination is perfect, these bindings are great for keeping the weight down on your big heavy fatties!

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Pete Schnarsky wrote an answer about on January 29, 2011

The jesters will fit, I have some 110 brakes on my Hellbents (122 waist) so yes they will definitely fit. As far as lightest I couldn't tell you exactly the lightest pair on the market but if your looking for high performance with less weight you are definitely on the right track with the jester!

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Pete Schnarsky wrote a review of on January 25, 2011

5 5

These bindings are great. That salomon "snap" is just so reassuring. I am 5' 9" about 135# and I rock my DIN at a little over 12. At this setting I have never come out when I haven't been in serious risk of knee or other injury. It's like they know when I eat shit and they know when I'm tryin to hang on for dear life, if these bindings think I can land it then they are gonna stay on and I'm prolly gonna nail it! Salomon rocks, I wish these were as light as my marker jesters....

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Pete Schnarsky wrote a review of on January 24, 2011

4 5

God I love these things.... these pants are great I love the whole bib and these bad boys round out my blue suit perfectly. DC's waterproofing is absolutely fantastic, I haven't been wet yet, these pants are not for warmth so don't expect to go out on the chilly days with just these, layer up and your gold. These pants look sick!!!!!
I do have a few gripes, first off the pockets the only pockets on this I use are the chest pockets because they are the only pockets with zippers! Don't get me wrong the other pockets have buttons that work well but I dont want to be snapping and unsnapping buttons with my gloves on!
Second gripe, I am getting a few rips in the bottom of the pants from my ski edges hitting them while I am in the air, these rips dont effect the performance of the product and are irrelevant if your a snowboarder but if you ski be careful with those edges!

Bottom Line: Great pants, super stylin, not warm, could use more zippers! (I love them anyway! had about 20 days on these boys so far...)

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Pete Schnarsky wrote an answer about on November 24, 2010

Scott, the earpieces are extra. BC does offer the version with speakers and connections for your phone and ipod, it costs about $25 extra and they currently only carry it in one color. To view it search the site for Smith Vantage Skullcandy Twin-tip Audio Helmet. Hope this helps!

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Pete Schnarsky wrote a review of on November 19, 2010

5 5

This case is fantastic. Smith sent me one when I bought my IO's. I now use it for my EG2's and it does the job exceptionally well. I can throw my goggles in my boot bag without any fear of scratches or crunches. Also the little strap to hold extra lenses in place is a great touch, nice job smith!

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Pete Schnarsky wrote a review of on November 19, 2010

4 5

This is a great thing to have and it does what it is supposed to and it does it well. I did give it only four stars and the reason is the size. The snow eraser is only a couple of square inches, the downside of this is that it gets fully wet reasonably easily. I would give it five stars if the size were increased an inch or two on all sides. If this were the case it would still fit into any pocket and it would have more absorbency!

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