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bill.byrne1370340

bill.byrne1370340

bill.byrne1370340wrote a review of on February 23, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After two seasons I started having extreme ankle pain. Turns out it's the lower cable that tightens via the wheel on the outside of the foot. There is a wire, housed in some sort of metal sheath, that goes from where the lace leaves the tongue area and then travels from the medial section of the foot, around the calf, to the dial on the outside.

That sheath is now pulling away from the liner and digging into my ankle. J-bars, pads, etc. aren't helping. Looking for some flexible plastic shims I can insert to try to prevent it. Otherwise, they're toast.

Wish i bought these from Backcountry, but they were a gift from elsewhere, otherwise they'd have come through with something for me.

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bill.byrne1370340wrote a review of on January 2, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Fit great, felt great and true to size.
If you're a woman with smaller ankle areas or need some extra hold, this is the boot for you.

Super easy to get on and off.

Keep in mind it's Boa, so unless you wear it for a day or so around the house (not just 20 minutes), there'll be some stiffness because of the metal laces. That'll go away after a day if you get lazy though ;-)

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bill.byrne1370340wrote a review of on February 2, 2011

4 5

Helmets... hate to wear'em, hate to go out without them.

I've worn a lid since 98 when I got a Burton RED one for free. I hate them. I WISH I could go back to a beannie. But honestly... it's not worth it. I've hit my head more than a few times, usually doing stupid stuff... little 180 over a dirt patch and catching an edge, etc.

So the Shiv. This is my second and it's as great as the first. Light, customizable pads and it doesn't get too hot, even with the pads inserted. These new Shivs have a more traditional goggle clip, versus the older magnetic ones that were cool, but kinda weirded me out (and I was always afraid that I'd leave that clip behind if I switched goggles). You don't really know the helmet is there after a while.

I bought the white one, which has a little pattern to it, but mellow. I dig it. The other colors look solid too.

If you hate helmets, consider this one.

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