Rick Masterson

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Rick Masterson wrote a review of on November 13, 2011

5 5

Took these out for a test run at Solitude today and they were awesome. There are a few things that the product description failed to mention though:
1. There's an extension cord that comes with the HBC120 so you don't have to have the bluetooth headset
attached to your helmet/goggles. You can put it in your pocket to ensure you don't lose it if you
were to crash. The extension just plugs into the speaker/microphone pucks inside your helmet.
2. The Intercom feature is really cool. Description says 10m but I tested it with my wife and as long
as we could see each other the range was definitely greater than 50m.

I've used quite a few Bluetooth devices for my ski helmet and this has been the best by far. Soo many more features than the other options and easier to use. I made a few calls while skiing just to see if the noise cancellation properties actually worked and the person I called could barely hear any background noise. I wouldn't recommend talking on the phone while skiing but if you're out on a windy day and need to make/take a call these would work great. The speakers sounded great as well.

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Rick Masterson wrote an answer about on November 13, 2011

Some people ski a 118 wasted ski every day and some people ski much narrower, it just depends on personal preference. Because they're 118 they don't exactly turn on a dime on groomers but they're torsionally pretty stiff so they would have good grip on hard snow. If you don't care about performance on groomed cause you rarely ski it or don't even bother turning when you do then yes you could ski these most days at resorts like Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Telluride, Aspen, A Basin etc. They like to go fast for sure.

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Rick Masterson wrote a review of on November 16, 2010

5 5

I got a chance to ski these skis last spring and was totally blown away. I was at a demo and was waiting at the Rossi tent to try the new S3 which someone had taken for way to long. The Blizzard tent was parked right next to Rossi and I had heard good things about the Answer so I asked if they had anything similar to the Answer but narrower. The guy at the tent grabbed a pair of The Ones in a 177 and handed them to me. I thought they were going to be to short for me but they guy convinced me to take them for a spin and I'm so glad I did! I didn't have high expectations at first because the skis were sooo soft when I flexed them. It was a spring day so most of the snow was pretty hard except for some north facing aspects. The One felt so stable on the hard snow and had crazy good edge hold. It felt like it was 80mm under foot on the hardpack but when I did manage to find some soft stuff it was so easy to ski because of the slight rocker and soft profile. "Fun" was the best word to describe it, I had a smile on my face at the end of every run. It blew the doors of the S3 when I finally did get around to trying it. The S3 flopped like a dead fish on the hard snow and was equally as unpredictable in the limited soft snow. I love my S7s but when there's not a foot of fresh I'm going to be on The Ones for sure!

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