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William C Clark

William C Clark

Alaska Range, Alaska

William C Clark's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Paddling
Yoga
Skiing

William C Clark's Bio

Enjoying the out of doors since 1979.

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William C Clark

William C Clark wrote a review of on October 17, 2011

5 5

This is my first HRM, and I dove into this one for two reasons 1) its supposed ease-of-use and 2) Movescount. It is easy to use! And the Movescount website will be right up your alley if you are nerdy, mathematical, or stats minded. I love keeping track of my progress through a month. With only 3 buttons on the watch it is quick to learn, so the interface is not frustrating. The Movescount interface is easy, too. I run and ski a lot at night: the only thing I'd change is when the HRM is engaged and you use the light, the backlight flashes to save battery. This is difficult for me to read whilst running. Otherwise, I love everything about this watch. And in the black color it is the perfect blend of casual but dress-up (for me) watch. By the way, the sidebar description says it has an altimeter: IT DOES NOT HAVE AN ALTIMETER.

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William C Clark wrote a review of on March 5, 2011

4 5

These are 100% wool (wool of NZ and designed in NZ, made in China). But because they have no elastane they fit too loosely (I'm 5'6" 130# and got size small) - the butt and thighs are good, but the calves just kind of drape off. I love the length for running or skiing. For the same price I prefer the I/O with 96% wool, 4% elastane and a much more athletic fit.

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William C Clark wrote a review of on February 22, 2011

5 5

I had size regular freeflex for learning and used them for 2 seasons. I decided I needed more tip control and snap so I swapped out the frees for midflex and saw a dramatic difference in my control in powder. Also, I am on T2X's size 26.0, which are right on the cusp or either regular or short. I ordered regular, but bc.com sent shorts(!). I decided to put them on anyway. Now I essentially have a makeshift "medium": short cartridges with regular wires. The set up is much better for me as I now can tighten and loosen the cartridges whereas before I couldn't tighten them any further. Sweet bindings!

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William C Clark wrote a review of on February 8, 2011

3 5

These are okay. They are squeaky (trying to fix that). There is still a good deal of resistance when in the quasi-touring mode they have. My partner will ultimately replace these with true touring bindings that are more active (BD 01s). However, these are lightweight, simple, and decently control her Joules, but she'd like the versatility of having a true free pivot and likely better command of her Joules. If you head for the untouched backcountry try something else, if you spend most of the time getting a lift to the top, these are just fine and economical.

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William C Clark wrote a review of on January 27, 2011

5 5

This is a good, solid axe that does exactly what it is supposed to. Might be heavier than others, but its not that heavy. Comfortable and nice subdued color. I think I have this in a 70 for traversing sketchy areas on skis. Can't really go wrong this one, plus BD has fantastic customer service - I've contacted them more than once just to get ski advice and they've been super helpful.

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William C Clark wrote a review of on January 25, 2011

4 5

I keep wanting to replace this helmet because it seems like there are so many smaller profile helmets out there and I feel like a bobble head in this one. But, the helmet is warm and comfortable. The venting is nice and really helps for high output telemark days. I've never had my goggles come off their retainer so that is good. My goggles (Rudy Project) fit okay, I think I need to adjust my padding. The tightening system in the back is nice and embraces the base of your skull comfortably. All-in-all I like it but think I'd be happier with the Giro G10 or Seam.

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William C Clark wrote a review of on January 25, 2011

4 5

Got these for my birthday after I wore out my down slips. These are great depending what you are looking for; definitely a substantial sole for walking to the store for an onion or something or driving to the PO because you need to send something out quickly. The sole will be kind of loud on wood floors. These slippers run small - I am usually an 8/8.5 and got these in a 9. They are great with room for a sock if needed, but they are so warm you don't really need socks. The inner footbed comes out so you can spot wash or clean it, but it does make some squeaky noises sometimes. These are a bit spendy but they should last 10 years. I'd get them again.

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William C Clark wrote a review of on January 23, 2011

3 5

This is a light bag. It is warm (I found the rating to be a little optimistic). My biggest complaint (and why I got rid of mine) was that the material is not nearly down-proof enough: I was always loosing feathers or being poked by feathers. If you want the best US-made, lightweight down bag that doesn't spear you during your slumber, check out Feathered Friends - hand made in Seattle.

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William C Clark wrote a review of on January 22, 2011

4 5

I really like this, but it is just too big for my wrist (5'5", 125) - not so much the diameter (though that is pretty big) but more the watch's profile height; it is totally messing up all my jacket/glove interfaces. I do like the buttons and functions - well thought out and good display. I would like to keep it but I'm going to return it in favor of the more low profile X3 (loose the compass but gain HR capabilities). We'll see how that goes.

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William C Clark wrote a review of on January 13, 2011

5 5

These are super convenient for setting up tarps in the backcountry, tarps car camping, hammocks and complicated bear hangs. These are especially good for cold snowy or cold rainy areas where a true knot would be very difficult to untie in the morning (especially given the diameter of cord typically used for tarps etc. They may seem like a novelty gadget, but you will not regret buying them.

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