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Old mountain dweller with less balls and muscle than the stud guys like yours truly always think we were. I like to read reviews and try to post occasionally to help guys like me.

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rakuone100048259 wrote a review of on February 15, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Unreal warmth for weight and excellent breath-ability. Returned large for XL still a little tight on my wide shoulders but the stretch is great. Would give five stars but still gets stinky. Not stinky like the old cap but not as fresh as Merino. The warmth and breath ability is the best ever. So good in the sub zero temps nothing else compares. My most trustworthy backcountry piece. You can rely on the warmth and breathing when you need it most.

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rakuone100048259 wrote a review of on December 28, 2012

Legit Teton Stoke
5 5

This has turned out to be the ultimate BC set-up for me: The Dynafit TLT Radical FT Binding, Scarpa Mobe and Pomoca Skin.

Only skied in powder, wet powder, what some around here called wind slab (but still flew in the air when turning) and variable low elevation (bony) conditions in the backcountry. These turned well in all speeds and shapes, from hop turns and weird obstacle avoidance through run-out gullies and steep rock gardens with tight trees and fast rocks and logs traverses to wide open bowls and deep glades. There is nothing these would not do.

Touring on the Buster was amazing for the girth of the sticks. The configuration from tip to tail is made for the backcountry and the light weight seems unreal when considering the downhill performance.

The downhill performance in powder is outstanding. Turn up the speed when you feel like it. Floats through tight trees with ease and powers in medium to large radius turns (loves the speed!)

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rakuone100048259 wrote a review of on October 29, 2012

Great Buy
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Walked/hiked serious mountain and canyon trails with some bushwacking involved. All in and around the Tetons. All day long carrying fly fishing gear and packs into and out of remote areas hopping boulders, stream and river crossings and serious up and down in rocky terrain. Ten hour plus days on many occasions. Still look like new. Muck and water proof but also an accidental knee high river crossing.

The results: Contragrip is awesome, comfort was good and great after the first day, the orange color gets mixed reviews from others but looks a lot better than you would think. The durability has exceeded expectations for such a light weight. I mean I punish these especially on the descents into fishing areas and they are still like new after 40+ hours of use. They dry quick. If you are a person who Salomon fits perfect like me. You can't go wrong with this boot. It has exceeded my expectations. I love 'em!

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rakuone100048259 wrote a review of on January 28, 2011

5 5

Skis like my favorite old Flexon Comp from racing days in college... only better because of the Intuition boot liner. Heat these up!!! The liners are made to be heated unless they are perfect out of the box. I bought true to fit 28.5 for a USA 10 1/2 shoe size because of my extremely flat feet figuring a custom foot bed would be mandatory. We heated them up and the fit was perfect without anything else. I still wanted a tight race type fit and placed a thin heel to toe pad between the liner and boot to take up volume but still maintain the "grounded" whole foot to sole contact of the original fit. The slight change made for pain. I tried skiing through it but no luck. We figured a foot-bed for my flat feet was next. The heat worked for a perfect fit. I still can't believe it. The skiing action of the boot is incredible for feeling the ski, terrain, and nuance of knee and hip moves. The number 10 tongue is stiff enough for everything but not as stiff as most alpine race boots. I ski 100 plus days in the Tetons and some in the Northern Rockies. This is my 26th season with a season pass to a resort. Its cold here and these boots are the warmest, best feeling and most responsive I have owned. If they fit you must commit to owning a pair.

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rakuone100048259 wrote a review of on April 6, 2010

5 5

The best all around resort powder ski to date. Rips everything powder and surprises in the tracked out but still soft in between aka, mank, crud and everything getting you to and from the goods. I am 5'10" 196 pounds and ski the Tetons between Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee with the majority being the 'Ghee. I am on the 190 cm and ski wide open without the ski backing off one bit and also smear and carve through the woods with ease. This is an amazing ski! The next closest ski is the JJ Armada with the Katana handling the cut up crud and high speeds better. Easily keeps up with Kuro and spanks it in all but the purest dry fluff.

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