Can you swap one pair of schizos back and forth between 2 skis like you can with the Tyrolia Railflex system? I'm thinking not since there doesn't appear to be a rail that you can purchase separately like with the railflex?
If I already have the original Griffons mounted on my ski, will I need to re-drill if I want to change to the Schizo Griffon?
My GF is looking for a 2nd ski to add to her quiver. She is 5'2, 120. She skis at moderate speeds and aggression. She wants a ski for pure powder and tracked-out powder/crud, as she already has a pir of Head Monster 78 midfats (153cm). She tried the Rossi BC110 166cm. and loved it, but it is pretty pricey, so we thought the S3 168cm might be an alternative. Does anyone know:
a: Is the rocker profile the same between the S7/BC110 and the S3?
b: Is the flex profile about the same between the S7 and S3?
c: Given that it already has rockered tips and tails, would the narrower S3 provide adequate float for her on the really deep days? I'm thinking at her size, 115 underfoot with the S7 would be overkill anyway?
d: anyone have any idea why this ski is priced so much lower than the S7 if it is actually very similar , just narrower? Construction perhaps different/skimpier?
Thanks in advance!
Does the hoody portion and the high neck get in the way at all when layering with a shell that also has a hood and high neck (zipped up)?...neck portion seems pretty high and full for this... Or do you just leave the top part unzipped and folded underneath the neckline? I want to layer it under an Arcteryx Stingray shell (neck fits pretty close to face).
does this have a hem cinch? If not, is it short enough that the hem/tail will not interfere with hem cinch on a jacket like the Arcteryx Stingray? I got a Marmot Torrid fleece and while it's a great piece, it is long enough that it would stick out under the hem of the Stingray unless bunched up. While I'm on the topic, are there any other Wind Pro or Power Stretch full zip jackets that DO have hem cinch?
I have RF bindings on my Huge Troubles. They work great...not too high at all.. llve that you can adjust fore and aft position to suit the conditions. Also like that I only have to bring one set of bindings on a trip and can switch between the Huge and my Elan 888's. If you are a good skier, it won't matter much at all to be a little higher, and it makes the ski very versatile so you can use it even when you aren't in deep snow or off-piste and have it work very well. If you intend it to be a pure powder ski, perhaps a lower binding would be fine.
Is the hood on this jacket helmet compatible? Also, how does Millet tend to fit compared to say Arcteryx?
So it turns out this glove has full Gore-Tex XCR insert. I tested them out at Mammoth this past week in epic mid-storm and post-storm conditions. Temps as low as 5 degrees, as high as upper 30's. This glove was plenty warm and is completely windproof and waterproof. Breathability was excellent with the XCR and softshell combination; hands barely broke a sweat even at the upper 30's. Nt sure how they'd perform in true Spring temps or backcountry activity, but I suspect they would do very well...maybe just a tad warm for a full-blown warm Spring day. Dexterity was excleent for a fully-insulated glove due to a relatively thin but effective insulation (Thermolite). This seems to be in many ways identical to the Hestra XCR glove except with a softshell exterior and with leather going all the way around the fingers...so at the current sale price, it's really a steal. The leather broke in and stretched slightly after no time. So I'd say they fit true to size, and if they feel snug at first, they will likely fit perfectly after a day or two of use. Anyway, a great find here for anyone who wants a full-blown Hestra gauntlet glove with full leather palms and fingers, XCR inserts, and insulation.
This top fits somewhere between a skintight baselayer and a tight midlayer shirt. You could wear this around town probably as a shirt, especially if you sized up. If you are looking for a body hugging layer, this is not it. In fact, my only criticism is that the cuffs are fairly loose, looser than a long sleeved t-shirt. This is fine if you think of it as a midlayer I guess, as long as the sleeves aren't too long for you, otherwise you'd have to roll them up. Those with thick wrists or long arms may not have this problem. Anyone know how icebreak intended this shirt to be used?
I received a pair of these in the mail the other day. they look like promising gloves in many ways, but the strap on these is on the backside of the glove unlike the picture here where it is on the palmside. All the other Hestras seem to have a palmside strap....weird. Maybe this is an outdated stock. Anyone know if the outside strap is a bum deal (catches easily or anything?)?
Also, for sizing, I measure 7.25 long and 8 around. I got 8's. They feel comfortable around the plam, but a tad snug in the fingers (and maybe amm. short). I'm thinking the leather fingers may stretch out, but if they don't I could be looking at some cold fingers....bc.com reps tell me stick with the 8 as the palm perimeter measurement is more crucial and theypredict the fingers will stretch just enough....we'll see.
Anyone know whether the sleeves on these are longer than the ones on the Icebreakers that DON'T have thumb loops and if so by how much? I'm not clear as to whether loops are just there to help you keep the sleeves from bunching when you are getting dressed, or are you supposed to go about with the sleeves attached to your palms all day.I imagine having the shirt sleeves inside of your glove palms could be problematic at times (tight gloves...eating a juicy burger...j.k.)
Is there an advantage to having the strap on the palm side of these gloves? I got a pair of the Soft Shell Hestras and for some reason the strap is on the backside of the glove unlike any of the other models...maybe an older model? Do they get caught easily on the outside or something?
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