Oregon, Salt Lake City, and on the road...
I have been loving the Automatic, and is my go to ski. no surprise that it skis super well in the pow and crud, a less obvious perk is that it carves real nice on the groomer to, making it a everyday ski if you ski anywhere where powder falls.
I mount mine on the +3 mark so that its swing weight and tail length is more balanced. If you want playful aspects of the ski to be enhanced because of interest in buttering, and spinning I recommend the +3 mount. If your a more traditional cruzer who rarely spins or butters you may prefer the trad mounting location.
This was my go to piece last year. Great fit, and design. Its gore-tex 3 layer and quite warm, I usually layered with either a med insulating piece called the Pemby hybrid by TNF or a micro puffy called the Point it Down jacket. Good pockets and simple style. I like a big fit, and went with the XL on this as its a little more traditional fit wise over the more baggy park fit styles in TNFs action sport line.
I really like the versatility of this vest. If you want to keep it simple, it will hold basic avy gear, and a few odds and ends without feeling like you have anything more than your jacket on. If you want to really load it up you can fit an entire guide packs worth of gear in the multiple pockets and storage areas. While it gets heavier with more stuff, the weight is distributed so well that keep your center of gravity balanced so you can handle any type of terrain or riding. super comfortable and adds a extra layer of warmth too.
Here is a video with Dana and I breaking down the features of the Waymaker.
This boot was a first for me. A boot that right out of the box was comfortable. Usually I need weeks, and multiple boot fittings before I declare comfort. There is a lot of volume in this boot, and its fairly upright, I have a extremely flat foot, so a narrow last restricts my foots natural shape. I did add a custom insole that soaked up some of the volume, and gave me a snug but comfortable fit.
Dana Flahr and I give your the low down on the Automatics We are the Automatic Bro's, join us in the brotherhood!
I just mounted up a pair with Dynafit bindings about a month ago, and was really pleased, overall with the light binding the ski felt super light to me, compared to my normal binding set up, skiing felt great on em and I was able to ski quite hard on them, and didn't really think twice about the Dynafit binder. If your used to touring with a pow ski set up, they wont seem heavy, but if you haven't been touring on something as wide as the automatic they may seem heavy at first. As soon as you've made one run on em, you will be glad ...
This was from a product shoot in SA right before a epic snow storm hit!
This fills the stylistic needs of park and pipe skiers with a over all long fit, and as the review below states, if you order the "long" version be prepared to be in tall tee status...
But where style is important, functionality is even higher. this jacket is bomber and will keep you stoked on any day out in the mountains.
This was my go to jacket all last year and I loved it for several reasons.
1. Long, this jacket is several inches longer than most of TNFs normal cut, I loved the extra length so that even when tomahawking minimal snow got up my back or down my pants. (note Im 5'10" 150lbs and wore the XL, even a L would have been fairly over sized in this jacket)
2. Pockets, tons of exterior and interior pockets including my favorite 2 large goggle pockets on the inside.
3. Fabric and venting, While this is only hyvent it performed extremely well, kept me warm and dry in part due to TNF's Flashdry fabric, and awesome venting.
This is the top level of insulated down Jackets, its amazingly warm, and still very light, can be compressed down into a stow pocket, and keeps out the elements. If your a skier looking for a bomber parka style everyday jacket, this is not what your looking for, but if your expeditioning, mountaineering, or snow camping, don't go with out the Prism Optimus.
The redpoint is a very versatile piece, its one of my favorite mid layer options because of its nice balance of being a solid insulating layer with out being too bulky or too warm. I use it most under a shell on those colder days, and is nice to have on for the skin up or accent because it keeps me warm with out over heating.
I was really stoked on this device. Its way more than a watch and While I was surprised to find out how much I was interested in all the Data that it collects, I like even more the way that it displays back to you on your computer. I found out things like my ski days at snowbird, a good 4hr session gives me about 20,000 vertical feet. and depending on what lifts and runs I ski I am descending for about half the overall time. I found the HR feature very helpful in my pre-season training, and early season conditioning.
yes, they are, Solomon and Atomic design teams worked together to come up with this bomber climber.
This pad is great, light and comfortable, I use it by its self or in combo with a superlight air when snow camping for warmth and comfort.
In agreeance with most of the reviews below, its simple and easy.
Your beacon is much more valuable to you and your crew with practice. The Tracker 2 makes practice feel good because its easy to use,��and reliable, you will be fast in no time. �I have my beacon with me on every trip, �on almost every day, even at the ski area.�
This is a really fun all round charger, I ski on the Ritual on the days when powder is scarce and love the way this thing handles and performs. as with all Atomic skis I have tried, its lively, and light, and has a more traditional feel to it but remains fun and versatile because of its mild rocker in the tip.
This ski will please, from the casual backcountry skiers to full resort dogs. I have my family members on this with great reviews, of being fun, easy to ski and forgiving. Because of the rockered shovel, it turns mediocre snow into totally rip- able.
This is my Go-to binding of choice. Its a great balance of bomber-to-wheight ratio, and I never have any problems with em. It has a din of 16 even though I never go much above 13, I like that its in the middle of the range rather than being pinned.
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