TJ Parsons

TJ Parsons

The Woods

TJ Parsons's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking

TJ Parsons's Bio

I like boards, bikes, beer, and BBQs.

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TJ Parsons wrote a review of on December 18, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Title says it all. These are pretty much my favorite socks ever. (I have Smartwool socks that are 8+ years old that are still great). Just enough cushion without feeling bulky. Warm enough for single digit temps, wicking enough for warmer days (although look into a lightweight version for springtime if your feet tend to get sweaty).

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TJ Parsons wrote a review of on June 27, 2012

5 5

It really does fit under a T-shirt. Flexible and moves with you very well. I was skeptical about the elbow/arm pads lining up with my super-long arms, but the material is some kind of magical uber-stretchy substance that seems to conform to whoever is wearing it. Haven't taken anything more than minor to moderate spills as of yet, but very, very happy with it so far.

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TJ Parsons wrote a review of on June 12, 2012

4 5

The ride is softer than you'd think for a hardtail thanks to the steel frame and 29" wheels. Still getting used to sitting up a little higher than a "normal" bike but it still feels quite nimble through winding sections. Love the frame and fork, may upgrade components here and there but it's a solid build and a great value.

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TJ Parsons wrote a review of on February 23, 2012

4 5

These fit great, line up well with my helmet, have a great field of view, and never seem to fog up. My only complaint is that the optics aren't amazing...there is occasionally some glare in certain light conditions. But it's never really bothered me while riding, I mostly notice it on the lift. I still love 'em because I've had really bad problems with a lot of other goggles fogging and these have solved that (extremely annoying) issue. For the price, you can't beat 'em.

The Amber Baker lenses don't exactly look like your traditional chrome lens. The chrome is on the inner lens, which means these have a slightly different look but they are still mirrored. I've used these in everything from socked-in whiteout to bluebird and the lens really does work well for pretty much everything. I'd buy these again for sure.

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TJ Parsons wrote a review of on November 28, 2011

5 5

I've tested just about every hybrid camber/rocker profile on the market and in my opinion, Never Summer's R.C. is the best version available. This board is a true all-mountain killer...soft enough to butter and press, poppy enough to boost jumps, and stable enough to straightline through chop. Seriously, the shittiest part about owning this deck is having to go back to my rock board until there's enough snowfall to rip in the woods. It's that good. If you're worried about Never Summer's reputation of building heavy tanks, you'll be pleased to know they've gotten a LOT lighter and snappier in recent years without losing that confidence-inspiring damp stability that makes them so awesome. Buy one.

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TJ Parsons wrote a review of on November 28, 2011

5 5

Bought this expecting a wet-noodle jib stick, but it's actually really fun for pretty much any type of freestyle riding. Not my first choice for ice or deep pow, but the QuickRip sidecut is legit and offers much better control than a lot of other rocker boards out there. I actually de-tuned the binding zones where the extra contact points sit because it was almost too grabby at times. Presses super easily, with improved pop over previous Artifacts I've ridden. Perfect park-rat board that's more than capable of riding other stuff too.

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TJ Parsons wrote a review of on December 30, 2010

2 5

I love the fit and peripheral vision of the Hawkeyes, but they fog up worse than any other goggles I've ever owned. Fogging has never been a problem for me before, until I bought these. Not to mention the outermost layer of foam is coming unglued after only about 30 days of use. I'm going back to my old Figments until I can find something else, but this might be the last pair of Anons I buy.

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TJ Parsons wrote a review of on November 24, 2010

5 5

My only beef with last year's Joystick was that the nose and tail were not as poppy as I would have liked. Well, that, and the fact that I snapped mine. But Burton's warranty came through with the 2011 model, and it's even better than last year's. By no means is this board stiff, but I can definitely tell they added a bit more carbon - I definitely notice a more lively feel when I load up the board, which is nice for avoiding the weird backseat landings that many rocker boards tend to dish out. It's still pretty forgiving and playful, though. Frostbite edges are legit...this thing grips on firm snow as well as any rocker board out there. Super-fun for riding everything from park to pow. This board will make you want to try new tricks all over the place.

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