Travis

Travis

Travis

Travis wrote a question about on November 15, 2011

So I currently have the 09/10 Bacons with no rocker and 115mm underfoot. I'm 6' 210lbs and I'm looking to replace the old bacons with the 2012 Bacons or the Mr. Pollards Opus. (I really dig EP's Pro skis)

My current quiver consists of some Volkl Park skis, the old Bacons and pair of Fatypus I-rocks which are my dedicated pow ski and 126mm underfoot. I don't want too much overlap in my quiver but the skis that replace my old Bacons will also be my touring ski. I want this to be my most versatile ski to slay pow, and everything in between.

So i guess my questions are these... Which ski is stiffer, Opus or Bacon? How well do the new slimmer rockered bacons float in comparison to the old wider Bacons. And how versatile is the the Opus in comparison to the new Bacons.

Thanks in advance.

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Travis

Travis wrote a question about on November 15, 2011

So I currently have the 09/10 Bacons with no rocker and 115mm underfoot. I'm 6' 210lbs and I'm looking to replace the old bacons with the 2012 Bacons or the Mr. Pollards Opus. (I really dig EP's Pro skis)

My current quiver consists of some Volkl Park skis, the old Bacons and pair of Fatypus I-rocks which are my dedicated pow ski and 126mm underfoot. I don't want too much overlap in my quiver but the skis that replace my old Bacons will also be my touring ski. I want this to be my most versatile ski to slay pow, and everything in between.

So i guess my questions are these... Which ski is stiffer, Opus or Bacon? How well do the new slimmer rockered bacons float in comparison to the old wider Bacons. And how versatile is the the Opus in comparison to the new Bacons.

Thanks in advance.

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Travis wrote an answer about on March 5, 2010

Do you rock your goggles under your helmet instead of on top of it? If they go over the top they should get pulled up, but if they're under, it'll pull them down to your nose a bit. I rock Dragon Rogues and Oakley A frames. The A frames fit the best but they both get pulled down a bit due to having them go under the helmet.

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Travis wrote an answer about on November 30, 2009

I have last years and mounted them at the...

I have last years and mounted them at the recommended line. I figure if Eric Pollard meant them to be mounted there, thats where I should go. As for how they ski. I still have to lean back a bit in the powder, but nothin too bad, they float so nice. I've also hit a couple nice pow lines switch, sooo sick, I felt like these skis helped me ski like Pollard himself. The skis were even great on the groomers or some bumps, I find that the recommended line works perfect for me. I'm 5'11" 200lbs if that helps. Congrats on your choice to go with what is iIMHO the best ski I've ever ridden.

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Travis wrote a review of on November 30, 2009

4 5

I bought the green mojito pants to replace a crappy pair of sessions and an older pair of Spyder Godfathers that were quite possibly the best ski pants i've ever owned. I went with the Large because my godfathers are nice and loose fitting (I'm about a 36 waist) and the godfathers fit perfect. These pants however do not fit like my godfathers and were too small so I had to return them. As for how they look in person, the green looks good, but the christmas theme with the red zippers makes you wonder what Spyder was thinking. Why not blue, white, yellow or just black. Anyways, the red is pretty ugly on the green unless that matches your set up or you think no one would ever notice. In comparison to my other pants, nicer than my sessions gridlock but not near as nice as my old godfather pants, however you get what you pay for. After sending these back I opted for another green pant, the 686 smarty which I tried on in person and realized that they are awesome.

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Travis wrote a review of on March 13, 2009

5 5

I've used many different kinds of gloves prior to trying out the Pow Stealth glove. The Dakine Cobras were the closest thing i've used to these, however i only got one season out of them. I've got two seasons on my pow stealth gloves now. 22 days last season, and i'm at 43 days on this season, and these gloves are still goin strong. They are so versatile with different temperatures its amazing. They aren't bulky at all and many people have asked me how my hands are still warm in them on freezing days.

The only downside to these gloves is that you do have to put some nikwax on them after a while to keep up the waterproofing. Its a leather glove, so it does require some maintenance. But thats a small price to pay for a glove that wont quit on you.

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