Todd Schmalhurst

Todd Schmalhurst

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Todd Schmalhurst wrote an answer about on April 26, 2012

Yes, this will mount to round Yakima bars with only the included hardware. The rack may rotate a bit, but will stabilize once you load a boat and will be secure.

If your budget allows, I recommend going with the Hull-a-Port Pro. It allows you to fold down the rack when not in use. This means you are more likely to be able to fit in garages without removing the rack.

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Todd Schmalhurst wrote an answer about on January 17, 2012

this is always a tricky question. Boot Center is always the safest option. Offsetting 1-2cm towards the tip will help in the park and/or powder as it keeps your center of balance more over the center of the ski. Moving towards the tail 1-2cm generally aids with carving and probably isn't recommended for these skis.

I used to have an Atomic Beta Ride ski with a binding that allowed you to slide the binding forward/back 3-4cm for different conditions. Occasionally I would forget to set the binding for that day and wonder why I was skiing poorly until I realized that I was powder mode while skiing groomers

Hope this helps

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Todd Schmalhurst wrote an answer about on January 11, 2012

I think the 182 would be fine for your weight/hieght. The 189 is a wider ski (+4mm at waist) with less of a sidecut. As an ex-midwesterner having a versatile ski is important because you never know what the snow condition will be when you travel. If you only planned on using this for powder days, 189 would be the way to go.

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Todd Schmalhurst wrote an answer about on January 11, 2012

I have owned a lot of Patagonia gear over the years and all of it has held up will. I don't have any experience with these shoes, but Patagonia has a well earned reputation of building quality products that last. I wouldn't let durability be a concern. If for some reason they don't last as long as you expect, both Patagonia and Backcountry have outstanding customer service policies and will repair/replace/refund them without question.

And then, write us a review after you've worn them a bit :)

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Todd Schmalhurst wrote an answer about on September 7, 2011

You'll want to look for a frame that Smith calls OTG (Over The Glasses). I've worn the Knowledge OTG for a few years and have been reasonable happy with them. If you get warm a lot when skiing, consider spending the extra $$ on a model with a fan or prescription lenses to avoid fogging.

Here is their complete selection of OTG Goggles:

http://www.smithoptics.com/products/#/Goggles/Snow+Goggles/Over+The+Glass+OTG/

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