Roberto Henriquez

Roberto Henriquez

Santiago, Chile

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Roberto's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Skiing

Roberto's Bio

love outdoor activities, mountain hicking Skiing (+40 days per season), Bike and running. Alpine Touring is my next step.
Best if at the same time I can have fun and share with friends and family. Mountain is my thing!

Roberto Henriquez

Roberto Henriquez wrote an answer about on September 19, 2013

My daughter (25) is 5'6", very aggressive skier, and 132 lbs and she uses the same size as me (180 cm) She came to that decision after using my skis last season, skiing trees at BC. It was her first time using rockers. She said she felt more confident than ever! ....by the way, she didn't return them to me until the end of the season...I guess she really felt in love with these.

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Roberto Henriquez wrote an answer about on September 9, 2013

I am 5'7" and 160lb and I use the 1.80m. So Phil, you should definitely DO size up. Or you will probably end up buying a second pair of skis (like I did...). Rockers have rounded tips which means that less edge is contacting the snow surface and they feel shorter than actual length. Do not worry about been able to carve this skis also, with 17m radius it is not an issue AT ALL.

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Roberto Henriquez wrote an answer about on April 11, 2013

I am 5'7" tall (165lb) at an expert level and I bought the S7s 168 cm last season. I totally regret that decision as I felt very unstable on the groomers and not so on top on powder.
I learned that rocker skis need to be in between 15 ~20 cm over your regular ski size because they ski shorter. The reason? The twin tip and the rocker. Finally this season I bought the 178 cm and I feel I have great flotation on powder and good grip on groomers. My daughter Patty (slightly shorter than me) tried them and went to ski powder in between the trees with great confidence. She has not returned them to me until this date..., seriously!

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Roberto Henriquez wrote a review of on March 18, 2011

5 5

Very reliable and easy to customize to your ski. I bougth these second pair for my new touring skis. The old ones have three years and still stick to the ski like when they were new. Of course this will highly depend on how often you use them in the season and the number of stick-in/out cycles you put. In my case I tour around 4 to 8 times per season so far.

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Roberto Henriquez wrote an answer about on March 18, 2011

Yes they will. These boots come with an interchangable set of soles (easy to switch) being one of them the DIN type sole which will fit into any alpine binding including the Fritschi free ride I have. Beside, they resulted to me incredibly light and comfort just out of the box, two good features for touring by the way. It is particularly true the statement of the size chart, I use a race fit on my Salomon Falcon 10s (26.0) alpine boots but these are 26.5 and feet just as tight.

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Roberto Henriquez wrote a review of on April 1, 2010

4 5

Good strap, enhanced look of the watch (actually it reduces the bulky look). The installation is simple but not easy to accomplish because in order to assure the proper torque (meaning that the screw will not get loose with the normal use) you have turn one side while holding the other -in perfect aligned force- and, at the same time, being careful not to scratch the watch or stab yourself if you loose the grip.
It would be a great idea if Suunto would include one extra screw on the set because i missed the above and loose one pretty soon.
Bottom line, when you have passed the installation process it is all good.

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Roberto Henriquez wrote a review of on October 18, 2009

4 5

I was expecting this feature at the minimum, so I bought this brand to go assured. So far I have use it four times and used with only water on it and flavor gets continuously stained with some plastic flavor. I have kept it overnight with water on it and empty on the morning and filling it back before going out but still not good. I wonder if some more break-in is needed. Anyway may be this is a general problem on all bladders regardless the brand. Construction and materials is great and isolation keeps the frost away fine and there are no leaks and because in the end the main purpose is to keep you hydrated I still give it 4 stars.

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Roberto Henriquez wrote a review of on October 1, 2009

5 5

Gloves are very warm and strong. I chose them because of the great quality and care for details that Dakine always does show with the backpacks. I was not wrong: the features, construction, materials and reinforcement are placed just where and how they are needed.
They require some minor break-in but they follow the shape of your hand very quickly (for me were two ski days plus one shoveling the car out of the snow).
Finally, I do not recommend to oversize on isolated gloves like this because like ski boots isolation material will pack a bit with use.

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Roberto Henriquez wrote a review of on October 1, 2009

4 5

Pros: Nice Design and features. Especially the offset of the main zipper and the shaping that follows elbows contours. Left arm pocket is very practical too.

Cons: I would have preferred the Velcro-type cuff feature, which is more suitable for wind conditions and of course when you use it with gloves. In terms of isolation it does not feel warmer than the TNF Apex Bionic (...which is better priced by the way)

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Roberto Henriquez wrote an answer about on August 17, 2009

Penny, The Heli pro is designed primary for outdoor use and it is great on that but also specific. So I think there will be several features that will not be of much use at the office, such as the shovel holder, the diagonal Ski carrier, the ice axle sleeve and the like.
On the other hand, if you intend to carry a laptop it does not have ANY protective padding in the bottom or sides, nor folder compartments.
Conclusion: check other options before making a decision.

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Roberto Henriquez wrote an answer about on August 10, 2009

I have the FD+ mounted on a Legend 8800 (89 wide) and I am 5'7'' (158 lb). I did not noticed the extra height skiing In powder. On piste, it will partially help to compensate the difficulty that wide skis pose to carving, but the leverage is far lower than a regular piste ski with regular plates.
Besides, the lower weight is always appreciated on long touring walks or when you carry on your skis in your backpack.

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Roberto Henriquez wrote a question about on March 21, 2009

I am 5'7/157 and currently have the Rossignol B3s as my all mountain ski and they are very versatile and loyal under all conditions, although it chatters at higher speeds. I ski pretty much everything under any conditions and I want to switch to AT and I wonder what ski to choose for 60~70/30~ out-in. The Havocs 165 seem to be very much what I am looking for, but as light skier I still would like to count with the responsiveness of the B3 on deep snow. Could someone advise?.
Other skis seen are: Mt.Baker, Rapid Transit and RT86. What do you think?. I am bit lost here as there are so many good options!

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Roberto Henriquez wrote a review of on October 2, 2008

5 5

I switch from the old Salomon Race Course (the one with 130 index) after +4 seasons of loyale service (usually ski +40 each season) and I was affraid that these boots could be too soft for the race feeling I like, but they are not.
The "stance" is same as the course but feel softer and lighter. The first day I used them, it was like having my feet numb, but I guess my previous boots were too packed and I probably missed the hurting for a while. The second day I felt much better as they started to pack and adjust. Finally (my case): almost no break-in needed and I still will get the Race-like-performance but without the pain

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