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emosewa

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emosewa wrote a question about on September 5, 2014

My current backcountry ski is the line 105 186cm. Last year I mainly skied volkl shiro 193cm & now it's hard to go back to my 186cm. The shiro's are so fast I can't imagine skiing anything shorter. I'm 6'1" 190 lbs. & ski the steepest deepest stuff I can find in washington state. Steep chutes & bowls are my favorite. When hiking I look for the same terrain. Ideas on a BC ski for me? I am looking for a fast stiff directional ski.

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emosewa wrote a question about on September 5, 2014

My current backcountry ski is the line 105 186cm. Last year I mainly skied volkl shiro 193cm & now it's hard to go back to my 186cm. The shiro's are so fast I can't imagine skiing anything shorter. I'm 6'1" 190 lbs. & ski the steepest deepest stuff I can find in washington state. Steep chutes & bowls are my favorite. When hiking I look for the same terrain. Ideas on a BC ski for me? I am looking for a fast stiff directional ski.

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emosewa wrote a review of on March 16, 2013

4 5

bought my first pair two years ago & have used them mainly for resort skiing in rainy Washington & a handful of times hiking/snowshoe/skiing the backcountry. They have been great so far, lots of pockets are the key as most bibs/pants rarely have more than two pockets. I'm 6'2" with a 35" waist & the XL fit perfect(a little baggy & free moving). I WAS SUPER EXCITED TO GET MY SECOND PAIR AS THE DESCRIPTION SAYS THEY HAVE SIDE ZIPS-THEY DON'T. They only have the inner thigh zips which are awesome but a bib with both would be way better for hiking. For resort skiing these are the pants I choose over my arc'teryx minuteman & my mountain hardware berillium pants. Great price for great bibs.

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emosewa wrote a review of on February 5, 2013

older version is awesome
3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm torn because I have three pairs of the older version of these boots (the ones that have brown uppers) that are awesome, best snow boots I've ever had. lightweight, warm, waterproof & great traction. I like them so much I bought two pairs of this version with the gray suede uppers & the rubber on the toes on both pairs is cracked, one of the pairs have been worn 5 or 6 times & the other pair is brand new never worn & yet both toes have cracks in the rubber. if you can find the older version they are gold but the new ones suck. this is a pic of the brand new boot.

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emosewa wrote a review of on December 28, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

second year skier, 6'2" 190 lbs on 186. I went from a dynastar 85 underfoot to this 105 & the difference in powder is night & day. these hold an edge really well while traversing & are quick through trees & down chutes. great for an all mountain ski but I would like a bit of a stiffer tail for more pop & for powering out of steep fast turns. I demoed the s7's last year on a powder day & they were fun but the influence 105's are more fun, faster & are a more serious ski. if you are aggressive & charge steep stuff these work great. definitely need to wax regularly.

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emosewa wrote a review of on November 2, 2012

4 5

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

2xl fit me fine, is a bit baggy in the waist area but that should be expected from a mid/heavy base layer. I am 6'2"& 190 with really long arms so I usually have trouble with short sleeves but these are fine. the stitching on both wrists started unraveling within the first hour of casual use wear so I'm not sure how the rest will hold up.

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emosewa wrote a review of on October 11, 2012

4 5

ever since purchasing 2 pairs of TNF paramount peak convertible pants about 10 years ago(the old style with deep functional pockets & a belt clasp that actually functions) I've been looking for replacements since I've worn the TNF about 2000 times each(no joke, 2000 plus times from everything from climbing, hiking, bush whacking, construction, yardwork, spring skiing. just recently ripped one pair on a screw while crawling in the attic & the other pair got a rip on a sharp stick on a steep snow covered hill at moderate high speed with no stab gouge into my thigh. I've seen them both & bet they'll last 1000 more uses. the new TNF are worthless, clasp comes undone, the belt twists into a rope & the pockets are shallow. the stretch Zion are lighter & the front pockets could be a couple inches deeper & the range of motion is a bit restricted but not too much that I wouldn't mind getting another pair. I am 6'2" 190lbs with 24 inch thighs & a 34 inch waist & the XL fits about perfect.

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