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hausej586412 wrote an answer about on October 8, 2012

pretty fun i'd imagine. you'd probably want a pretty active binding to get the most out of them. don't be afraid to go long, they ski short.

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hausej586412 wrote an answer about on October 8, 2012

i have a JJ/dynafit set-up. super fun for powder touring. if you are going for as light a set-up possible there are definitely other options (k2 backdrop and BD carbon justice come to mind), but this is a reasonably weighted set-up for most backcountry days. my only complaints are the rockered tails can catch a little when skinning steep switchbacks and and the turn radius is a little short for my taste.
i think i went with 130mm alpinist skins from G3 and they work great. i'd recommend spending the extra $20 for the twin tip tail connectors they sell separately, they do a great job of securing the tails of the skin on the JJ.

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hausej586412 wrote a review of on October 5, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

stoked on this softshell. at 6'3" 180 lbs i went with the large and it may as well be custom. good length in the sleeves and torso. i've done some cold morning bike commutes (high teens, low 20's) and it provides plenty of warmth when combined with a descent midlayer. this will probably be my primary shell when backcountry touring in the tetons this winter. at $50ish on sale it's a no brainer.

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hausej586412 wrote a review of on January 4, 2012

4 5

Really solid, responsive all mountain ski. The rocker adds a little float and doesn't effect hard pack performance at all that I notice. I actually prefer this ski in firmer conditions than soft. Got some fatter skis for the deep days. I'm 6'3" 180 lbs and the 191's seem like the right length. Great value too, hard to find skis that retail for $500 these days. Only reason why I dinged them a star is cause I'd like them to have a little more float, but then they would lose some all mountain versatility. Trade offs....

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hausej586412 wrote an answer about on September 18, 2011

Not sure but I just saw this year's TGR movie and Ian Mackintosh absolutely slays it on these skis. Charging spines up in AK.

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hausej586412 wrote a review of on September 13, 2011

5 5

I got this ski last winter and paired it with some dynafit speeds for a lightweight touring set-up and I was stoked. They performed well in all kinds of snow conditions but I mostly used them in firmer spring conditions where they excelled. The few times I got them into pow they floated fine. Great balance between weight/performance. This will be my spring/expedition ski for years to come. I do most of my skiing in the Tetons.

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