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Ben Talbot

Ben Talbot

From the Ice Coast, currently living in the NW

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Benjamin's Bio

Board: Rome Artifact 1985 153cm
Bindings: Rome 390
Boots: Burton Hail

Been riding since winter 99-00
Grew up riding NH
Competed in NY in the USASA Catskill series
USASA Finals 2009, 2010

Currently live in Washington teaching my wife and son to snowboard!

Ben Talbot

Ben Talbot wrote a review of on August 17, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Got it for my son for his sixth birthday. Fits perfectly (waist tightens almost all the way so plenty of room to grow). I hear less complaining now that these have pads and he's not using the gym rentals. Much more comfort when he hangs and he is proud to have his own (I still don't even have my own harness!). So far we are very happy with this product

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Ben Talbot wrote a review of on August 17, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large

Great shirt, I was pleasantly surprised by the heavier material. Definitely not a summer shirt as it has the weight of Burton's middleweight tops and bottoms. Perfect for colder days, extremely comfortable and confident it will stay dry

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Ben Talbot wrote a review of on August 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these! Great in slush, hard pack, and powder. The heel lift is awesome for going up steep slopes and they are lightweight for throwing on your pack on the way down. I've beaten them up pretty good and they have held their own. The plastic gets dinged up, but no cracks and the straps are very durable. They are still ready for another season.

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Ben Talbot wrote a review of on August 9, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

The most comfortable shirt I own. Maybe that speaks volumes of the quality of my cotton t-shirt filled wardrobe, but I love this shirt and think this is the standard for all shirts to follow. I have two and will definitely be looking to buy more Arbor shirts in the future

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Ben Talbot wrote a review of on August 9, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Excellent for layering in the mountains. Very comfortable, breathable material that adds extra warmth when you need it. Perfect to throw in your pack for hikes and pull out when you stop, or when things get colder than expected. And I am a huge fan of the thumb holes for throwing on the next layer

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Ben Talbot wrote a review of on August 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Got these for my son to use at the gym. So much better than rentals and my son gets stoked to have his own gear. Got them so he can grow into them. Of course they are nothing aggressive, but the sole is perfect for all those crazy smears he does. We are both happy with these shoes

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Ben Talbot wrote a review of on August 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just started indoor and outdoor climbing a few months ago and recently realized the benefits of chalk. I have never used loose chalk, but my experience with this product has been very positive. Dries out my ridiculously sweaty hands and doesn't cause a mess in my bag. I find myself reaching for chalk a little more than I would want to, but no mess, no stress, and most of the gyms by me don't allow loose chalk anyway. I'm a fan of this product

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Ben Talbot wrote a review of on August 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

I just started gym and outdoor climbing, and these are perfect for me. I got them at a steal of a price, I've taken them outdoors and indoors and they seem extremely durable. And I don't have the serious stank problem others have mentioned. These do run small though (even smaller than climbing shoes are supposed to), I wear a size 10 normally but bought a 11.5. They fit nice and tight. Highly recommend these to any beginner who doesn't want to destroy their bank account

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Ben Talbot wrote a review of on August 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Yes, it's a thinner base layer but warm for its weight. I wear heavier jackets snowboarding so this is the perfect base layer on those very cold days. I also own two cause there are great shirts to wear around town on cool spring and fall days. Super comfortable. Hugs the body tight and fits true to size for a base layer

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Ben Talbot wrote an answer about on November 23, 2012

over three years since your question, but I hope this helps anyone specifically looking into the Nitro Swindle. I'm 5' 10" and weight 160lbs and rode a 152cm Nitro Swindle. It's a little stiff, the board was certainly small for my height and weight. It snapped when landing tail heavy. Keep that in mind when looking at boards with less flex...don't go too small. However, I currently own a Rome Artifact 153cm and it's rocker design gives me the flex I need when I land tail heavy, plus I can still have a short board that's easy to control. Hopefully this info helps someone...

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