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dvt wrote a question about on March 27, 2014

arc seems to make a lot of mountaineering models. as some features are not developed for skiing, which of their pants has most ski specific features and design. I don't wear harnesses or packs and don't want clothing designed for those functions. I want convenient pockets, zippers, and no features to relieve myself while hanging on a wall. Alpha SV? want 80d minimum

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dvt wrote an answer about on December 6, 2013

I am 140#, expert, ski the 178cm, and ski it at 0 or slightly (-) . This for powder specific ski set up. ski the S7 about 10cm longer than your conventional skis in a 100mm waist. center mounting +3ish, is primarily for jibbing around, riding switch, etc. the tail is designed to be compliant in powder. shorter is better.

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dvt wrote a review of on November 9, 2013

1 5

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

This glove is poorly constructed. the sewn in lining must have gaps, voids, or missed spots because when you are skiing, certain fingers in certain locations feel like there is no lining at all. In general I find that mountain hardware has changed some major things in quality control since producing huge quantity now and no consistency. also fit is horrible as the fingers may fit but you can't get into the glove because of a very small wrist opening. avoid this product.

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dvt wrote a review of on June 25, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am on my second Marmot ski jacket, a Goretex Performance model a couple years back, and I question the quality and durability. In about 140 days, I have 4 jackets but the Marmot was the day to day shell, the color completely faded, high wear areas were worn through to the white waterproofing laminate, and all the velcro closures, which are critical to weather proofing, were shot. When I spoke to Marmot, I got a defensive, aggressive, rude woman who insisted that I had worn it out, period, and there was nothing they could do except replace some velcro. I said I wouldn't have worn it out so quickly if it was made more durably. the there we were, round and round. My conclusion: Marmot is nothing special any more, and the warrantee, supposedly lifetime, is worthless.

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dvt wrote an answer about on November 6, 2011

you'll buy those and still prefer your Shoguns, IMO. Get something more like the Shogun if you like them, based on feel of the ski, but in the 115mm width you need. you on a 184 would be a total disaster. I'm a man, but small, so relate to how a ski feels for a smaller or lighter (finesse technique) person.

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dvt wrote an answer about on August 8, 2011

the 175 is about the same length as the LPR 176cm, but it includes a full tip/tail, therefore is effectively like a 170. If you train at all for skiing, these will rock for you. they are relatively stiff and heavy compared to others in this class of ski. I ski the 175, weigh 135, 5'2" of pure power, ;) , and I love the skis; never wanted anything else when I'm out on them. I don't enjoy shouldering them, however.

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dvt wrote an answer about on July 31, 2010

If you strand up a pair of these base to base, you will see about 3/4" gap between them. However, this small amount of camber is very soft and requires almost no weight or power to flatten it out, effectively no camber when you are skiing them. although skis are hand matched to create pairs with the same camber in each set, from pair to pair some variation in camber exists. thus people seem to detect pairs having flat camber or slight camber. I ski this ski on powder days.

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dvt wrote a review of on May 30, 2010

3 5

The jacket is beautifully and durably made. I have been wearing mine maybe 12 days a year (of 100+ total) for over 6 years. Only some color fade in wear areas. But the scholler fabric is not that special, IMO. In the cold wind, it is very cold. Won't work when wet western snow is falling. In the heat or during effort, it doesn't breath that well (compared to a goretex hardshell). So it is like a high tech sweater,not usedful in that many conditions, needs better windproofing and breathability to be what it claims to be, not even considering snow fall days, again, IMO.

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