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Pierre  Hills

Pierre Hills

Lake Tahoe/ Mount Tam

Pierre Hills's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Climbing

Pierre Hills's Bio

To me skiing is a higher power. It is something that I just can't seem to touch completely. As much as I do it there will always be more to do, more boundaries to break, more limits to push, and more fun to have.
Every time I put on my boots I become a different person. I lose the selfish Pierre behind a start to appreciate everything for what it is. Nature, friends, the people around me, they also start to become different and things that I can only fully appreciate while skiing.
Just the mere thought of skiing sends a tingle through my body. Seeing little features here and there makes me want to ski it all. There is so much to do, so much to discover, and so much fun to be had.
It all makes sense. Skiing. It all makes sense.

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Pierre Hills wrote a question about on January 17, 2011

Now I've got a few questions myself. I was hoping to take these out for a few alpine touring trips and I was wondering if anyone had already taken them out on a few trips and had any comments. From what I hear they are relatively light so they should do a pretty good job. Just wanted someone to back that up with some real experience. Then I was also hoping to get some good ideas as to what type of alpine touring bindings to put on them. I was going to go with the Marker Dukes. And then any insight on what kind of skins to use with these babys?
Thanks!

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Pierre Hills wrote a question about on January 12, 2011

So I'm looking at these and The Bibby Pros and have a few questions to throw out there.
First off, I hear that the top sheet on the Bibby Pros has a tendency of kinda scratching off on the sides. Is this the same for these bad boys? I know that this is a very small side note but something that I was just wondering.
Second, which one will do better in the crud and on groomers? I hear a lot of great things from both skis but I kinda wanna know the true top dog.
And finally, which one is lighter? That is a major detail that I am going for. Weaved in that question I am also wondering which one will perform best while charging big lines with cliff drops while holding its best in the tight trees.
Thanks a lot guys!

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Pierre Hills wrote a question about on January 9, 2011

So I was comparing this ski to the Czar and noticed something. The Czar has a turn radius of 44.7 while El Dictator has a radius of 43.4. From what I have hear and seen if one pushes the Czar it can actually become pretty playful and work for you. Is this the same for El Dictator? Or is there some differences in the constructions that make El Dictator stiffer and less responsive than the Czar, even with a smaller turn radius?

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Pierre Hills wrote a review of on January 8, 2011

5 5

Ive had this jacket for about a month now and I absolutely love it. Fits great. Uber comfortable. Great against the wind. And holds up pretty well during a light shower. The jacket is water resistant and not water proof, therefore it will handle some light showers.
I would trust this jacket anywhere. Use it as a mid-layer while skiing. Wear when you're out and about town on a cold day.
Real classy.
Real warm.
All around wonder.

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Pierre Hills wrote a review of on January 6, 2011

5 5

I've used these goggles for 4 days and I absolutely love them. I have a HUGE head so I need a pair that will fit. Well here they are. But best of all they're sleek so they won't look big to the point where your face is 90% goggle. They are great on the nose so that you can still breathe. Absolutely love them. Highly recommend them. For anybody. Oh and I hear this word fogging going around. What is that? Never heard of or experienced it.

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Pierre Hills wrote a review of on January 2, 2011

4 5

I had the honor of taking these skis on a 4 day trip up at Tahoe. The weather was great with a pow day, a crud day, and 2 groomer days. Let me say that these skis are amazing. They were able to float real well in the powder. Just the right amount of rocker to make them float but still carve. Personally I thought that they were a bit stiff as I found it hard to throw quick turns but they still managed. This is why I didn't give them the full 5 stars. For a rockered ski they excel on groomers. The skinny tail doesn't allow for extremely powerful ends to your turns but you will still be satisfied.
Overall these skis excelled just about everywhere.
Float like a dream.
Eat up crud no matter how bad.
Carve like a traditional ski.
Awesome!! Highly recommended.

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Pierre Hills wrote a review of on December 11, 2010

5 5

What does one really expect out of a beanie right? Well this one has it all. The ribbed knitting makes it really thick and extremely warm but the acrylic material allows it to be light and flexible. It is also real long, which is saying a lot because I have a HUGE head.
Highly recommend it for everybody, from you ski junkies to people just looking for style.

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Pierre Hills wrote a review of on December 11, 2010

5 5

This beanie is very warm! I don't think that I can say it enough. The ribbed knitting allows for a very thick and warm beanie. Keeps my head really warm in all conditions and has a great style on top of that. I have a huge head so it didn't really give me the tall baggy look that everyone is going for these days but it was still great!
Love it. Highly recommend it.

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Pierre Hills wrote a review of on December 11, 2010

5 5

When I first saw the beanie it looked really small. But as soon as I put it on I was fooled. The acrylic allows for a very flexible and stretchy beanie.
Great pice of equipment. Keeps me real warm and you will be very easy to find if you sport one of the rather bright colors.

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