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ml242

ml242

east coast.

matt's Bio

i like to go outside and do stuff that involves the sun, going fast, and photography.

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ml242 wrote a question about on June 26, 2013

I'm looking for a day hiking shoe for my GF. Any thoughts on how water resistant they are? And as important, how do they perform on wet rock? We hike a lot of slippery Shale and nasty roots in the Catskills, and after our last adventure I don't think anyone is going to believe her "I fell off my bike" and "I slipped off a boulder" stuff. Yes, my gf is awesome!

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ml242 wrote a review of on February 17, 2009

4 5

seem solid enough.
I haven't yet tested them out in all conditions as my climbs have been on firmer snow in sub arctic temps but just to address a couple issues that have been brought up:

I find the bag to have plenty of room.

All razors that come with skins are terrible in my experience.

They have very little glide at all.

They weight on the skis seems pretty good for the size, but it's hard to gage on the fat skis. These are cut for my Jaks. It's really hard for me to imagine how these are much better or worse than any other skins i've used. They certainly did the job, but my biggest problem is clumping and that wouldn't happen with any skin on Hoth.

Bonus: sts is real easy on and off so your hands stay a bit warmer than on other tip tail attachments i've tried.

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ml242 wrote an answer about on December 30, 2008

Definitely the Duke or Baron depending on your weight/height.I'd like to add that what you want are two separate things. Dukes are probably more bomber for tricks, but i would rather tour with freerides, and it's not even close. Both will keep you in if you're dropping cliffs, unless you're really large. then get the marker.

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ml242 wrote a review of on December 9, 2008

4 5

I still like these ski's, but I am a little less into them as a 1 ski quiver. I am thinking about getting some super fat skis for the pow and skied on some true ice coast catskills stuff of the like that i haven't seen for the 90s and would have prefered bomber lange WC's and a slalom ski to carve it up.

Barons - Great 85 percent of the time. Pow, crud, windblown ice/crust. For waist deep hero pow or an east coast hockey rink, choose something else (or stay inside).

Hope that helps.

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ml242 wrote a review of on May 12, 2008

2 5

i got this packaged with the BS-50 mini hand pump. Well, after the hand pump bent two of my pins you can probably guess what the BS stood for. The tool is convenient. I keep it in my bag with me everywhere i go, but it's pretty difficult to get enough torque to adjust my seat because it's *that* small. Is that a complaint?

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ml242 wrote a review of on February 11, 2008

5 5

these are amazingly stiff and yet super comfortable. Going uphill is easy, and downhill even better. They keep me warm, my feet are happy, and they can drive my ski. A better all around experience than the performance boots like the Lange 120s, without sacrificing much. Plus, if you have a narrow foot they will fit you like a glove. or boot. whatever. I couldn't be happier.

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ml242 wrote a review of on July 23, 2007

5 5

Seriously, I might not have to wash them till then! (Please don't tell her!)

I don't even think I yelled at a cabbie all week. At night I can wash them in the bathroom and they're dry by morning, if I'm not feeling too lazy.

Amazing!

The only problem is that my friends are sick with hearing how great my underwear is.

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ml242 wrote a review of on July 23, 2007

4 5

I wish that I bought the biggest size though, the 20x36 isn't quite enough to get that nice warm you up kind of wrap around, but it is certainly enough to dry you off.

dry's pretty quick. everyone needs one. It's a towel, let's not get too crazy here.

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