Will Cardamone

Will Cardamone

The Elk Mountains of Colorado, Aspen

Will Cardamone's Passions

Biking
Skiing

Will Cardamone's Bio

I was born and raised in Aspen CO and as a gromit I spent most of my time outdoors. My parents didn't believe in television so passing the time was up to my imagination. Things really haven't changed too much since I was little due to the fact that I am still outside most of the time. Whether it is fly fishing or kayaking in the summer, bow hunting or mountain biking in the fall or skiing in the winter, it isn't just the activities that are my passion, but the amazing mountains and environment as well.
I have been skiing since I was just about two but my skiing background is in alpine racing. This was very important because it really taught me how to ski. Although I loved chasing gates for a while, I didn't truly find my passion for skiing until I stepped into the world of freeriding, and unlocked the heel. The freedom that it offered and the possibility to make the mountain into your own canvas was what really caught my attention and is the main aspect that continues to drive me. A high speed tele turn in buttery pow is a feeling that everyone should experience.
So as a 28 year old big mountain freedom rider, addicted to the mountains and all they have to offer, I can't wait to see where this crazy adventure takes me next. Let the snow fly.

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Will Cardamonewrote a review of on November 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I feel like a lot of the cheaper reels out there today are just too delicate. One drop onto the rocks and they're bent beyond repair. I got this reel in a 3/4 5/6 and the 7/8 and so far have been very impressed. I haven't fished the 7/8 as much but the other two are holding strong after a full season of guiding. Meaning they are on the river every day being dropped by clients and put through the wringer. they may not last quite as long as some of the pricier reels out there but for the price I am quite impressed.

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Will Cardamonewrote a review of on November 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Its really nice to have that extra reach and a bigger basket when landing fish for clients! Don't want that fish of a lifetime flopping out of your net before taking the hero shot! This net is light and pretty bomber. Also nice to have the rubber net to keep those fish happy!

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Will Cardamonewrote a review of on November 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This rod is so much fun to fish with. Great for high country creeks and lakes. It is super easy for any beginner to pick up and learn to cast a dry fly. Also hard to overset the hook on a fish because it is so buttery! One of the best additions to my quiver that I have made in a long time!

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Will Cardamonewrote a review of on November 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This stove is the way to go. I had one for 15 years that just blew out the gaskets so I went ahead and bought a new one. Other than a jet boil I think this is the only camping stove I will ever need!

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Will Cardamonewrote a review of on November 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I guide fly fishing full time throughout the summer and have always found Temple Fork to make a great rod that won't break your wallet. I got this rod in a 5 wt and so far it has proven to be a great purchase. It is a little stiff for smaller dry fly fishing but for longer casts and heavier rigs it works great. Even throws a streamer with ease. Definitely a great all around choice for a rod if you aren't looking to buy multiple rods. Need to try out the 4 wt next.

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Will Cardamonewrote a review of on February 28, 2013

5 5

When in an avalanche rescue situation the smallest things to save precious seconds can mean the difference between a rescue or a recovery. This shovel deploys incredibly fast and has a big blade to dig your friend out as fast as possible. The handle slides down and stores with the blade. It's nice to have one piece instead of having the blade in one place and the handle in another. It just makes for easy failproof deployment when it really matters.

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Will Cardamonewrote a review of on February 28, 2013

5 5

It seems that a lot of people are counting ounces these days with backcountry gear. Sometimes cutting weight also cuts function. These skins although a little heavier will go up just about anything. This will actually make your ascents much more enjoyable and energy efficient when you are not slipping backwards half the time. Great tip loop and tail clip system at well.

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Will Cardamonewrote a review of on February 28, 2013

4 5

The reason I bought this airbag pack is because of the shape of the airbag. Basically it is like a giant life jacket that wraps from each side of your chest all around the back of your head. Definitely the best design as far as trauma protection. It is a small pack that can fit minimal gear so best used for sidecountry, heli, or short day tours. Because some of the airbag is stored in the straps it takes a little while for the straps to break in but overall it is quite comfortable.

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Will Cardamonewrote a review of on December 7, 2011

5 5

So I have had the last two versions of this jacket and just got the new one in the mail. I was so impressed with the first edition of this jacket that I got the second one but the material was lighter, less wind and water resistant. I am really happy to see that they have gone back to the true bombshell material. This is my go to shell for both resort and backcountry. So if you are looking for a bomber shell that is very well priced this is a great buy!

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Will Cardamonewrote a review of on December 7, 2011

5 5

If you are looking for a super light and very warm insulation layer or puffy this is it. Incredibly light and packs down to the size of a softball. The shell is made of very light material so it will rip easily if used for a skiing outerlayer but just for a warm jacket or underlayer it's pretty awesome. Hoody style with the half button up and pouch pocket. Booyah!

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Will Cardamonewrote a review of on December 7, 2011

5 5

So happy to finally see a Stoic 1 piece Merino underlayer. Let me start by saying that merino is by far the best material for an underlayer and with the 1Z option comfort and freedom are now only a few clicks away. I got mine about a week ago and have spent about 75 percent of my time in it so far. Also makes a great lounge-around-the house suit. The one downside is the absence of the # 2 bathroom zipper. Just remember to relieve yourself before your shred sesh!!!

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