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joshp

joshp

Salt Lake City, Sometimes Oregon, East Coast Origins

josh's Passions

Snowboarding
Road Cycling

josh's Bio

I grew up in Georgia, moved up the East Coast through Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York. I caught the snow bug and couldn't resist a few years riding real snow.

joshp

joshp wrote a review of on December 11, 2008

4 5

I bought this pack to use at at Mt. Hood for the summer. It's a great pack and super durable. I appreciated all the little outer pockets for random accessories. It cinches down super nice while riding too, which is great if you want to have a good time riding down instead of being afraid you camera parts are going to be bouncing all over the place. I did have a problem with the water bottle holder though. The elastic came undone and I ended up having to tie it to the bag.

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joshp wrote a review of on December 11, 2008

5 5

I got this beacon as a part of package deal, and luckily, I haven't actually had to use it yet. Hopefully I will never have to (knock on wood). Being a native East Coaster I had never used a beacon before. I took it to a practice park and was finding and checking off multiple burials in just a few minutes. It was really easy and made me feel way less intimidated by the idea of having to use one. There is a review above that mentions a lack of range, which is definitely something to consider, but the review mentions "digital" as the reason for lack of range, and the Pulse actually has an Analog antenna, so take that however you want.

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joshp wrote a review of on December 11, 2008

3 5

This would be a good board for a beginner. Soft, forgiving of mistakes, and easy to ride. And cheap! For anyone that requires a little more from their boards though, this is not for you. First of all the stance options are pretty minimal. You have to change your stance more than an inch wider or skinnier if you want to stay somewhat centered on the board. Otherwise you'll be almost an inch set back. To me the board felt dead. Pretty fun on rails and boxes, but when you take it out of the park it falls short. No pop, difficult to hold an edge at speed, etc.

Overall not a bad board, but nothing great either.

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joshp wrote a review of on November 24, 2008

5 5

I got to ride the Zero this past summer out at Hood. I rode it for about a week with the new Auto-Evers on it. Not only is this one of the lightest boards I have ever ridden, it is also one of the liveliest. It felt like I was riding an angry mongoose chasing a snake down the hill, and I mean that in a good way. Like if you had some sort of spirit-power over the mongoose. It has insane pop and won't buckle no matter how much pressure you put on it. The Harshmellow on the board paired with the Auto-evers made for a crazy cushiony feel. The top sheet almost feels like fabric which helped keep the bindings from slipping. Check out Tim Eddy's part in These Days to see the Zero in snake chasing action.

*Although I recommend this board highly, I do kind of agree with the review Calling "BS" on the eco marketing thing.

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