Reid Pitman

Reid Pitman

Crystal Mountain, Hood River, Bellingham

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Reid's Passions

Alpine Touring
Snowboarding
Trail Running
Mountain Biking
Road Cycling
Sport Climbing

Reid's Bio

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I've been filling my life with extremes as long as I've known.
Once a addict\alcoholic to a endurance biking, backcountry snowboarder.
I ski\ride all year long on the glaciers in the PNW. Splitboarding changed how I look at summer time. Shoulder seasons I can be found ripping single tracks and bike parks or sending routes.

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Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on June 19, 2014

Hey Ron,
So personally I'm a fan of the OR Sombriolet Sun hat.
http://www.backcountry.com/outdoor-research-sombriolet-sun-hat?rr=t
I like sombriolet shape, its longer in the back and has a larger brim all round. There are slit vents along the dome to cool your melon.
The transit hat has more mesh siding on the dome, I just prefer the other shape.
http://www.backcountry.com/outdoor-research-transit-sun-hat?rr=t

Hope that helps!

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Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on June 19, 2014

So I have this bag in In a 175cm but have used it to transport boards ranging from 156 to 170 with no problem. You will have a little room in the front(non wheeled side) like you said your old bags would. but if you have boots in the pockets and some gear in there to fill the void, the bag will wheel just fine. Personally, packing all my riding gear into the bag makes sure its all with me and I don't forget my gloves in my other pack. And like I said, fills the space. When packing a car its best to have your gear all protected in that sense as well. Its an awesome bag!!

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Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on June 17, 2014

Jean, Travis is right.
Its fairly easy to piece together the kit. Especially now that there are other binding options out there.
If you're going to be using regular snowboard bindings mounted to slider plates, You'll need the Puck kit, dual heel risers and touring brackets. And climbing skins.
This time of year they can be hard to find all in one retailer.
You can upgrade to the karakoram binding system which comes with all their parts.
Regardless, splitboarding opens up doors for you. Have fun!!

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Reid Pitman posted an image about on June 16, 2014

No helmet carry? BS

clipping the helmet to the rope strap under the lid and tightening the brain down holds it very secure and out of the way. I prefer this than a dedicated helmet carry system, which is just extra bulk and weight. And with the Anarchist already weighing close to 5 pounds I start counting the extra ounces.

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Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on June 8, 2014

Hey Susan,
I'd advice against it. Mostly because this is a winter sport pack, the backpanel and shoulder straps are not breathable and you'll over heat. The pockets also are fairly sport specific. The summer line up of Dakine packs may be more what you're looking for. They do have some awesome patterns!! Personally I'm a fan of the osprey day packs, amazing breathability on the backpanels. Hope that helps!!

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Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on June 8, 2014

I'm about your same build and my favorite boards are between 160 and 170. They have more stability and float. For a 13 you for sure want a wide!! You can avoid some drag by "ducking" out your stance past 20 degrees. The Never Summer wide boards are hands down the best boards out there for all round freeride. Hope that helps!! Keep shredding

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