Taylor Doiron

Taylor Doiron

Anywhere... I'd stomp the moon if it had powder!

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Taylor J 's Bio

--- Gimme a stick and some snow! ---

I reign in southern Louisiana (Houma, if you've ever heard of it). I grew up skating, so I had a real good background on boards. I progressed pretty decently in snowboarding, and I started convincing my friends to join me up north during the winter months. I'm still learning, obviously, but my love for this sport is only growing.

I take as many trips as possible per season; next season (2009-10) I'm banking on 4 or 5 weeks up north.

I'm moving to Colorado as soon as I get on with an airline (currently in flight school... free flights, anyone?), and I plan on riding until I die.

My only board now is a 2008 Burton Malolo 162, equipped with Burton Missions. I put my Burton Hail's in 'em and stomp pow as much as humanly possible.

I plan on getting a Forum Grudge 156W with some K2 Formulas when I find the cash for it all; then I can feed my need for the park.

Like I said, I'm still a beginner/intermediate, so I'm asking questions by the hundreds. Thanks to all the staff and people of Backcountry for giving me advice every day.

Taylor Doiron

Taylor Doiron wrote a review of on August 7, 2009

5 5

I love these pants. The waterproof rating is spot on; run it under a sink, step in a puddle, anything, and you're dry. The warmth rating is amazing; I'll only have to wear some thermals, if that.

The color is actually my favorite part about the pants. I bought the Blaze Leaf Maze color, and it's BRIGHT! It's pretty much hunter-orange. Perfect, because I wanted some obnoxious pants! Get 'em if you want great pants at a cheap price!

Thanks, BC for the help.

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Taylor Doiron wrote a review of on July 28, 2009

3 5

I bought this pack for sidecountry/resort riding, and it's good enough for the job I give it. I don't require any real avalanche safety in my pack, but I keep spare gloves, goggles, a beanie, some food, a board lock, and an insulated hydration bladder in it. It's held up just fine. It's big and sturdy enough to hold your board for a hike, but small enough to sit on the lift comfortably.

CONS: Mine didn't come with a fleece-lined pocket... bummer. Also, the material isn't the strongest, so I keep it light when packing supplies.

OVERALL: Good enough for occasional side/backcountry, great for resort.

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Taylor Doiron wrote a question about on July 18, 2009

I've been wanting to pick up a good pack for sidecountry/resort usage, and I've found a 16L in a local sporting goods store much like this one, with a hydration bladder. The only thing is, I'm not positive it's waterproofed well enough, and the bladder doesn't seem to be freeze-proof.

So is it a horrible idea to get a cheaper version of this pack with a bladder that's not freeze-proof? Or should I chuck up the cash for this one that I know will work in all conditions? Thanks guys

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Taylor Doiron wrote an answer about on July 15, 2009

It'll be on the smaller side of your spectrum, but it's not like the board just won't work for you. If anything, it may take a bit of getting used to. I've ridden and tested boards within 7-9cm difference, and it just comes down to how you like a stick to operate.

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Taylor Doiron wrote an answer about on June 27, 2009

It will obviously be a good big-mtn board, but because you're on the smaller side, it will be a little harder to handle in groomed or thin conditions. If you really like the board, though, you'll adapt to turning harder, and it will be a more enjoyable ride. I got a board a bit larger than I wanted, but use it for powder more, and turning with every bit of my heart and soul is just an awesome feeling! Lol, good luck man

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Taylor Doiron wrote a review of on June 18, 2009

4 5

The Bad Lieutenant fits really well, keeps your head warm, keeps you safe, and looks good on the mtn. You don't get that "my head is huge" look either. And with an audio option, it gets even better. What more do you want from a helmet? Oh, ventilation... That's a negative. Oh well, if your head sweats, take it off. Works fine for me! Good overall, get one.

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Taylor Doiron wrote an answer about on June 17, 2009

This one is pretty good for a low profile helmet. It's one of the smaller ones out there; I was really close to buying this one before switching to the Giro Bad Lieutenant, just because it was cheaper.

Basically, it won't make you look like you have a mushroom head.

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Taylor Doiron wrote an answer about on May 21, 2009

I always size up in jackets, for comfort and mobility. Whether you have one or four layers, I'd rather a looser jacket than not being able to move my arms as much. It's really a matter of opinion. A small will fit, but yes, you may be restricted a bit when layering.

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Taylor Doiron wrote an answer about on May 21, 2009

I'd say go with the Missons if you're more all-mtn, although I'm partial to the Missions since I ride them. If you're going to be riding more all-mtn freestyle, then I'd get the Missions. If parks are your thing, maybe the Codes will treat you better in the long run.

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