Rob Wasserman

Rob Wasserman

Chugach Mountains Alaska

Rob Wasserman's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing

Rob Wasserman's Bio

Grew up skiing the east coast/racing since I was 4 years old. I went to college at the University of Wyoming were I skied Steamboat Springs and Jackson Hole on spring breaks.

Graduated college and moved to Bellingham, WA were I skied Mt. Baker for 4 years. I recently moved in Spring 2011 to Anchorage Alaska. I am now skiing at Alyeska and touring the backcounty terrain outside of Anchorage and Girdwood.

Rob Wasserman

Rob Wasserman wrote a review of on December 26, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I live in Alaska and finally got to take these new skis out on a powder day. I have the 193's and they ski great (I'm 6'0 , 185).
They turn great in the powder (Alyeska just got 51 inches in 48 hours) and also handle really well at the end of the day when the snow is chopped up. Plus carve great on the groomers. Must Buy.

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Rob Wasserman

Rob Wasserman wrote a review of on February 7, 2012

5 5

I am 6'0" and 190, the size LG was recommended by FlyLow personal. This size works great and the waist has a velcro adjustment and belt loops to help with variations to waist size. (35")
The pants have servived all 35 days this season in Alaska and only had to use and underlayer when temperatures reached 10 deg to -15 deg.

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Rob Wasserman wrote a review of on February 7, 2012

5 5

I own the green XL jacket; I am 6'0" and 190 lbs. I mainly use the JKT for an under layer for backcountry skiing and touring. I will pack my Shell Jkt and wear the Mecurial for the climb to my touring trip and keep it on under my shell on the decent. Two weeks ago we started at Turnagain Arm Alaska and the parking lot read -6 degrees out. The top of the 3000ft climb was 15 degrees. All I wore for the climb was an underarmour base layer 2.0 and the Mountain Hardware Mecurial JKT and was warm and fine even at the low temperatures.

The thumb holes are a nice feature for casual wear but do not function well when skiing with gloves.

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Rob Wasserman wrote a review of on December 26, 2010

4 5

The K2 Rictor is a great ski if you are to be skiing a combination of groomers and packed powder. I have demoed this ski off and on for the last 2 days on the east coast on hard pack man made snow.

The all terrain rocker is great when you have a fresh snow on all the trails from the night before. When it come down to performance on man made pack and groomed snow the ski chatters at high speeds. The ski like most rocker-ed skis will feel like it wants to slide out at the tip when really pushed like a racer.

If you are looking for a ski to ski the groomers 50% and ski the pack powder and fresh powder 50% this is your choice.

If you are a "racer" that skis 90% groomed runs I would stay away from a rocker-ed ski all together.

Pros: Stable at short and long turns, feels light on the feet and easy to hold any turn radius.

Cons: Chatters at high speeds, feels unstable turning at high speeds on hard packed snow.

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Rob Wasserman wrote a review of on April 27, 2010

4 5

I love the pack, It works great and I mainly use this pack for touring. Although the main pocket entrence is on your back if you have to get a jacket out or put your jacket in your pack you also have to remove the pack to get the jacket on or off. So who cares.

The only downfall to this pack is the ski attachement. If you have wide skis (120 mm or greater) you will not be able to slide the ski in the side lower strap.

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