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JGW

JGW

Utahrdia

JGW's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

JGW's Bio

Born and raised in the shadow of the orographic wonder that is the Wasatch, JGW has been at slinging gear at BC.com for over 7 years.

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JGW posted an article on August 14, 2013

How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

From bivies to full blown four-season shelters, Jason walks you through the basics behind choosing the perfect backpacking tent.  We cover the nitty gritty details of bivy sacks, shelters and tarps, ultralight backpacking tents, traditional backpacking tents, and four-season tents—if Jason doesn’t answer your questions, our Gearheads at Backcountry.com definitely can.   Video Transcription Hey folks, it’s Jason at Backcountry.com. I just want to walk you through how to choose a tent. A backpacking tent is your home away from home out on the trail, so it’s really important to consider where you’re going to be using it, how often [...]

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JGW posted a video about on September 24, 2010

The Salomon Women’s Lady Ski’s voluptuous figure turns heads and slays white dragons from summit to base in an impressive variety of conditions. And, of course, in regal style. Since every mountain mistress knows a fat ski is only as good as its carve, Salomon gave the Lady Ski a generous rockered tip for flotation and a 85mm waist that lives to turn.

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JGW posted a video about on September 24, 2010

When Cody Townsend calls the Salomon El Dictator Ski 'teenager-at-a-strip-club stiff,' you can be sure it's no noodle. He ought to know, because he and cult freeski legend Kaj Zackrisson designed it to be. Their goal was a big-mountain expert's dream ski: big, fast, and burly, but incorporating all the recent design innovations that make powder skiing a pleasure, not a chore. The result is El Dictator, a flat-tailed, wood-cored charger with just enough tip rocker to pull you up from the depths of a 60-footer's bombhole. In a market trending toward forgiveness and all-mountain versatility, few skis stand apart to represent the old school. This is one of them.

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JGW posted a video about on September 24, 2010

Being the genetically-superior golden child of the fatty-fat-ski family tree, the Liberty Genome Ski glides on pow and whittles the hardpack like his brothers and sisters can only dream about. This full-tip fatty with rockered tips and tails lets you float the fluff, yet features sufficient sidecut to keep you from skidding down the groomers like a chump. So take the Genome out and float your switch cork 9 into a deep bed of sweet confection to see why this kid was mom and dad’s favorite.

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JGW posted a video about on September 24, 2010

The fully-rockered, limited release, Eric Hjorleifson pro model 4FRNT Renegade Ski doesn’t have any Facebook friends, but it sure-as-shit knows how to impress at high altitude. This fully wood-cored ski likes the deeps, and the steeps, and it likes them fast and hard. A full maple core offers stability as you slash and slarve, and the sintered 2000 base stands up to whatever abuse you can put it through.The fully-rockered, limited release, Eric Hjorleifson pro model 4FRNT Renegade Ski doesn’t have any Facebook friends, but it sure-as-shit knows how to impress at high altitude. This fully wood-cored ski likes the deeps, and the steeps, and it likes them fast and hard. A full maple core offers stability as you slash and slarve, and the sintered 2000 base stands up to whatever abuse you can put it through.

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JGW posted a video about on September 24, 2010

Candide crushes burly backcountry lines and freestyle hits with superhuman-like fluidity and power so his pro model, the Candide Pow Ski, was designed to keep up as such. At the center a fiberglass wrapped wood core creates explosive pop and gives the Candide the power to suck up rough landings with ease. A long radius sidecut hauls ass down wide open faces, but also retains the ability to make a quick adjustment should things get tight in the trees. From the mind of the man who continues to redefine backcountry freestyle skiing comes a smooth set of boards for turning the mountain into your personal, powder-packed playground.

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JGW posted a video about on September 24, 2010

Moment offers up the largest ski in our women’s line with the pow-slaying, tip-and-tail rockered Moment Reagan ski. Believe it ladies: the Reagan will make your manfriend wicked jealous. The Reagan’s fiberglass reinforced wood core turns your stability knob up to eleven, while the sintered 4001 base takes the bite out of early-season shark fins and other base-destroying nasties. A traditional camber underfoot carves hard on the cat-track on the way back the lift, and the rockered tips and tails are full of nothing but deep thoughts.

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JGW posted a video about on September 20, 2010

Don’t waste those hard-earned freshies with a touring ski that can’t handle the down—the award-winning Black Diamond Women’s Starlet Ski balances uphill efficiency with pure downhill bliss thanks to its lightweight construction, early-rise tip, and 100mm waist. Black Diamond also outfitted the Starlet with a women’s-specific flex that gives you optimal torsional stiffness and smooth turning in soft snow.

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JGW posted a video about on September 20, 2010

K2 wants you to star on its ‘Ski of Love’ reality show, which features the Women’s T Nine Lotta Luv Ski w/ Marker ERS 11.0 TC Binding as one of its all-mountain ski contestants. You’ll find this ripping, expert-level ski’s 82mm waist and progressive sidecut extremely hard to resist.

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JGW posted a video about on September 20, 2010

The crew at Armada loves all kinds of skiing. Recognizing the similarities in bombing huge in-runs and charging on hardpack, they designed the Triumph, the first ever park-bred directional carver. The only Armada board sporting a Titanal aluminum laminate layer that stiffens and dampens, the Triumph wins with killer edge hold so you can carve like butcher. Positive camber and a healthy sidecut give a tight turning radius that let’s you lay this ski over get ‘em out from under you. The Comp Series Base means you can dust the racer douches without pulling on the spandex.

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JGW posted a video about on September 20, 2010

Don’t waste the precious turns you’ve earned—make the most of them with the Black Diamond Drift Ski. With its lightweight construction, early-rise tip, and fat 100mm waist, the Drift hauls up the skin track, turns quickly in tight chutes, and still has the cajones to send the downhill like your favorite pow stick.

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JGW posted a video about on September 20, 2010

With its light, powerful build and sport-utility dimensions, the K2 SideStash Alpine Ski brings the ruckus to any terrain, then laps back up for more. Hybritech sidewalls, All-Terrain rocker and a beefy waist make the SideStash a reliable charger inbounds or out, blowing powder and crud fields to hell and billy-goating tight chutes all in the same tour. Lightweight aspen and paulownia in the core keep you fresh for the next skin up.

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JGW posted a video about on September 20, 2010

The Nordica Enforcer sticks with traditional sidewall construction and do-it-all dimensions to give you dependable, powerful performance in almost any conditions. With 98mm underfoot to keep you afloat, you can take it out after a storm without feeling hopelessly under-gunned. After the pow is gone, the flat tail, titanium-sandwich wood core and vertical sidewalls lay down the law on groomers and hardpack like an Old West sheriff. Hell, you might even say it's an enforcer.

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JGW posted a video about on September 20, 2010

Slice, dice, and carve manicured corduroy with the power of a turbo-charged, industrial strength food processor when you lay the Volkl Kendo Ski on edge. A full-length wood core snaps out of turns, loads with energy when the snow is firm, and floats with forgiveness when you venture into the freshness. With a revamped waist that’s 8mm narrower than last season’s Kendo, this titanium-topped plank lays trenches where others merely scratch the surface.

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