freejazz

freejazz

big bear, mammoth and surf spots everywhere

david's Passions

Snowboarding

david's Bio

snow all winter and surf... anytime. looking for gear that lasts and ladies. did i mention the ladies???

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freejazz wrote a review of on January 25, 2010

3 5

The fit of the glove is great. They are very wind proof. They do !!!not!!! have any water proofing. I was able to keep my hands warm in -8 Celsius shoveling snow in Toronto. I was not able to keep my hands warm putting on chains in 32 Fahrenheit Big Bear. My hands were dry in Toronto, but wet in big bear. If you are looking for something to keep your hands warm from wind, these are great. If you are looking to keep your hands dry, get something else.

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freejazz wrote a review of on May 3, 2009

4 5

kept my hands dry and warm at mammoth on a pow day. i like gauntlet gloves better, but these are the best under-gloves i've ever used. the wool on the inside keeps the hands warm and dry (wick sweat). i didn't have any problems with snow getting in. i also didn't have any problems with the leather tearing, even on a few missed jumps. a great product.

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freejazz wrote a review of on April 20, 2009

3 5

these aren't quite perfect yet. when i was a kid we bomb empty pools (there was drought in ca at the time - but isn't there almost always?) and i took a different version of these along for the ride. actually, i wish i had worn them more. that version had straps that were much, much less elastic and they offered more protection. these fit me well, but i always feel like i need the strap tighter and less mobile that this elastic version will go. the flexibility does offer more options for hand plants, but i like the security of a tighter strap. still, i bought them since nothing will end a sess' faster than a broken wrist anywhere on the mountain, park, pipe or street. these help when learning new or big tricks. recommended for safety alone.

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freejazz wrote a review of on April 20, 2009

5 5

i do emergency services work for the state from time to time and these are the same goggles designed for that purpose. they meet all the safety specifications for impact resistance and other standards. there are many color options for fan-boys and hipsters to get your steez on, and many lens options for any riding conditions. i've never had the inner lens fog up. they are comfortable with or without a helmet

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freejazz wrote a review of on April 20, 2009

4 5

i've replaced three boards in the time i've had mine and, while the boards have taken some abuse the bindings sill ride relatively well. there are enough adjustments to make them stiffer on the mountain and looser in the park. i'd like burton to add more shock absorption material in the base plate for the big jumps (the four hole disc isn't fully padded, but the three hole version is), but might buy these again. the new toe and heel straps do make the bindings more comfortable, and are a solid upgrade over last years model. i have broken the highback, however. the living hinge ripped right out of the plastic. unfortunately, burton didn't have any exact replacements for the highback (i ordered a funky color from another year). i would have liked these bindings to take more of a beating, but still a decent product.

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freejazz wrote a review of on April 6, 2009

1 5

the fit was very good, but these gloves didn't make it past the first day. on a day with wet snow and strong winds these gloves were soaked by lunch. the lanyards also didn't make it to the end of the day, having torn off at the cuff. the liners appear to be well made, but they hold water, too. i've had much better luck with dakine gloves, particularly the goretex ones.

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