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Scott Urbanski

Scott Urbanski

Diablo Freeride Park & The AT(NY,CT,NJ)

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Hiking & Camping
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adrenaline, solitude & beautiful scenery are what drive me.

Scott Urbanski

Scott Urbanski wrote a review of on September 17, 2009

5 5

This is the 2nd piece of upper body protection I have tried as I have been DHing for about a year. I was forced to beef up my protection after taking a nasty one in my 661 Coresaver. Not to take away from the core saver, but it always rode up on me and didn't protect my lower spine as I would've liked. Due to a big hit I changed up my gear out of necessity. Now on to the Spine Tee, this thing is wicked comfortable, I got a L/XL and though it is tight on my torso(5'10" - 180lbs- I could lose about 15lbs) it helps keep it snug and in place. The spine protection is second to none and I cannot say out of experience in a crash yet, but the coverage, flexibility and running backwards into walls to test it out I can say it is the most comfortable, well covered sturdy spine protection I have used. The way it "molds" to your back you hardly notice it is there. If you have the cash(and prone to crash), it's money WELL spent.

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Scott Urbanski wrote a review of on June 8, 2009

4 5

These are a great all around glove, if you cannot decide on whether something with very light to no protection will be not enough and if carbon fiber knuckle protection may be too much, then this is your glove. I have owned 2 pairs now, both still in perfect working order(1 pair is 2 years old), the pair I bought recently did have a seam come undone where the extra palm padding is, but that is expected as I now use these gloves for DH/FR. I love the breathability and they have served me well on the chairlift runs. Since the fit for me was so spectacular, I am now giving Dakine Defenders a try for the added protection. All in all, the cross X gloves are the perfect all mountain glove and are not too hot, the terry cloth thumb is also invaluable, would buy again and at the Chainlove prices it is really hard to beat!

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Scott Urbanski wrote a review of on March 5, 2009

5 5

I absolutely love this item and I have the old version which is a little heavier. It is the one non essential item I carry that I really shouldn't be wasting ounces on, but at under a pound? I mean, I could stand to lose a few pounds of body weight before I start to complain about this. You could rest your back on a log or rock, but this thing is soo darn comfortable, I never hike without it, even on extended trips, totally worth it's carry weight. Rolls up to the size of collapsed trekking poles and stashes on the outside of my pack. Definitely recommended!

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Scott Urbanski wrote a review of on January 14, 2009

2 5

So I got a decent 2 seasons use and maybe a little more out of these and they worked flawlessly with the occasional exception of not being able to tighten the locking mechanism. Not being able to do that when you need it is entirely frustrating though, especially going on a steep descent when you have 1 pole fully open and locked and the other one is only half way because one of the locks has "chosen" not to work. The locking system, which I originally thought was great, has let me down time and again. I was going to get new poles anyway, but the nail in the coffin was taking these with me after a winter of non use only to find out(at the trailhead) that I must not have fully dried it before putting them away and they corroded internally and no longer lock AT ALL. Maybe its my fault or maybe I just need poles from a company that uses different locking mechanisms, just got some Black Diamonds so we'll see when they get here!

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Scott Urbanski wrote a review of on January 13, 2009

4 5

I decided on these pads as I no longer wore my cumbersome hard shell elbow guards because they were just too restrictive. I realized that going padless was a recipe for disaster, so after doing that for a few weeks I decided on these pads. They are uber comfortable and will take a decent hit, but will not provide as much protection as hard plastic. For me, comfort and flexibility are paramount when ripping and retaining control, so I chose these and have been very happy since even though I haven't taken a big digger on the elbow with them yet....yet.

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Scott Urbanski wrote a review of on December 18, 2008

5 5

This is by far the best bag I have ever owned. I used to sleep in Marmot's Never Winter bag and that was a great bag no doubt, but once I made the switch it is incredible. This bag lofts to outrageous proportions and stuffs down so tiny. I think mine is an earlier model and weighs in at 1 lb. more than this and I thought that was light! I am only 5'10" and about 175 pounds, but I bought the long. My preferred method is to have my sleeping pad inside my bag inside a hammock to prevent it from moving around and is the reason why I chose a Long. I would only recommend that to people with my sleep method, otherwise stick to the regular sized bag. Marmot has supplied enough room to move around at will with the regular sizing(I move a lot at night and the Long was a must for me). Buy this bag and you will never look back....unless its to get the Helium bag by Marmot!

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Scott Urbanski wrote a review of on December 3, 2008

3 5

I bought these shorts on SAC so the price was right. Just to put this out there for newer riders expecting too much from these shorts...these are NOT impact shorts, those are different, these are just riding shorts with a nice inner lining and crotch padding. That being said, I like the fit(I feel it tends to run large) and the way they are put on, slide up - slide down, 2 buttons, that's it. I would've loved for there to be a drawcord of sorts, but I'm not complaining. FYI, I ripped the nylon with First contact on rock, but the shorts held together and I still use them. Full price for these guys just seems like too much, Happy trails!

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Scott Urbanski wrote a review of on November 7, 2008

4 5

I've used this pack now for 3 seasons of use. Has worked without a hitch for me! My only gripe is no hood on the pack, I like the hood simply for my packing method, I like to have easy access to my hammock on either the top or an outside stow pocket, this has neither. Featureless pack, but that is the point, barebones and still feels good on your back. I've loved this pack, but I am moving up another pound or 2 in weight so I can get some external pockets and organization! oh, this pack has an extremely large chute to make up for the lack of externals, this chute proves annoying when you need to see in your pack. All in all, I recommend this pack.

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Scott Urbanski wrote a review of on November 7, 2008

3 5

I absolutely love my dash XR's(discontinued), I've lost 2 pairs already and am on my third pair. My only issue is with Native's customer service....I was attempting to purchase replacement frames as I still had the lens pack from old shades I had lost. When they told me they couldn't do that, but they could give me the pro athlete price 'just this once' since I have onwed so many pairs, I was ecstatic, a pair of natives for $60, perfect! Well, until they kep ttelling me they were in the mail and it was all lies, when I called them out on lying to me they just said, "oh we had the wrong CC number, we'll get them out to you right away"....more lies, I never got them, that was 6 months ago. I am a sucker though, the shades fit my face so perfect I got another pair.

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Scott Urbanski wrote a review of on December 19, 2006

3 5

The cut and fit of the gloves are superb. That being said they are thinner than you may imagine, but for me suited my needs since I use them as an everyday glove and if I am walking down the street my hands are in my pockets anyway, cell phone use is easy. For whatever reason the stitching on the thumb seam for mine split wide open and I'd like to return them, but the shipping seems more than what its worth....won't be buying these again unfortunately.

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