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Steve Summers

Steve Summers

i shred mont st sauveur in montreal, quebec.

Steve Summers's Passions

Biking
Skiing

Steve Summers's Bio

i love being outside whether its puking snow, pouring rain or super sunny. i love to ski for the thrill and for the challenge of steep faces, deep pow and sketchy urban rails.

Steve Summers

Steve Summerswrote a review of on May 1, 2009

5 5

I've had the G10MX for two seasons now and although I use my steezier Shiv for park riding I always love rocking the G10. When I first saw my buddy with it I knew I HAD to get it. It's the ideal helmet: great protection, extremely comfortable, easy adjustable fit, secure goggle strap and it looks dope whether you're in the park, BC or just shredding groomers. Giro makes the best helmet in my opinion and this helmet is absolute perfection. The visor is useful and makes this helmet look way better than the regular visorless G10. Every goggle I have tried with this lid has fit perfectly and comfortably. Pick one up and you won't be dissappointed.

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Steve Summerswrote a review of on March 17, 2009

5 5

I picked up the AR6 this season because I was just starting out in park, though I was already a pretty good skier and wanted something that would be able to carve groomers without sketching out and still slay the park. The AR6 is an amazing ski, it has a very nice flex that is soft for butters and rail slaying but is very stable at high speed on groomers. The bases are fast and very tough, I beat them up on rails and boxes but they hardly have any scratches. The edges are also super strong and have held up very well to the punishment I dish out on them. These skis kill it just about everywhere though the mid-80 mm waist doesn't offer too much flotation they still are ok for the east coast pow that I get in Quebec. My only complaint was that the topsheets chip really easy but when I'm bailing in the park and on urban rails pretty much any ski will chip up like that and its purely an aesthetic issue anyways. An awesome ski for jibbing the park and buttering all over the mountain! Love 'em Armada

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Steve Summerswrote a review of on January 30, 2009

5 5

I picked up the Crowbars (matte white/black iridium) before the season and was super stoked to try them out. When the first ski day rolled around I slipped these over my helmet and was not disappointed. The outriggers, while looking slightly odd with a hat, offer the best fit over a helmet I have ever had. Whether I was rocking them over my Giro G10MX or under my Giro Shiv the goggles fit perfectly and the silicon kept them firmly in place. The goggles also offer you a great range of vision especially peripheral and the Black Iridium lens, not only is mirrored so it looks sick but is great for bluebird sun to overcast conditions. Now for night skiing the goggles made it easy to pop out the iridium and put in a clear crowbar lens that I bought extra. I loved how the goggles blended style, great vision, ZERO fogging and an awesome fit, perfect for an aggressive and avid skier like myself. Oakley has made some of the best products over the years and continues to do so while also creating newer and better innovative products.

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Steve Summerswrote a review of on January 16, 2009

5 5

I picked up the Giro Shiv (Matte Black) at the beginning of the season because I wanted a lighter more "park" style helmet to compliment my G10 MX. Due to my great experience with the G10 I knew Giro would be the best choice for my second helmet and chose the new Shiv over the Encore 2 due to its slightly better safety, removable goggle clip and cooler design. The Shiv is a very versatile helmet, it has removable pads in different thicknesses to customize the fit and when removed there is no velcro on the inside of the helmet itself so if you like rocking a beanie underneath there is no velcro to rip it to shreds. The removable pads also worked great for wearing my goggles (Oakley Crowbars) underneath the helmet without them feeling uncomfortable, I liked having the earpads popped out for a little ventilation when I wore my beanie plus goggles underneath. On cold days there are little pads that block the vents to keep out the wind and even without a hat on the earpads are super warm, comfy and you can hear people talk! As a steezy newschool skier I loved the style of the helmet which enabled me to cover it with my collection of stickers while still ensuring me that if I knuckle the next jump or fall off a rail or just land on my head from some ice I have the safety of Giro backing me up. Overall a great product, as expected nothing but the best from Giro.

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Steve Summerswrote a review of on January 14, 2009

5 5

Got the Blazing Yellow jacket and its been absolutely awesome. I've recieved so many compliments on the ballin colour and the jacket is quite warm. I live in Quebec and even on very cold days I wear an under armour turtleneck and light sweater underneath and this jacket is really warm. It has all the important features that I like in a jacket: wrist gaiters, removable powder skirt, removable hood and plenty of pockets. I was worried about the colour since yellow gets dirty pretty quickly but I just followed the washing instructions on the label and even rail stains came out and the jacket came out minty fresh looking. Great price, Great service and Great product. Love Oakley and Backcountry.

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