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sage cattabriga-alosa

sage cattabriga-alosa

Oregon, Salt Lake City, and on the road...

sage cattabriga-alosa's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing

sage cattabriga-alosa's Bio

Mountains, and Snow drive my passions in winter, Mountain biking takes up my time in the summer. Art and music are big influences as well, after all riding down mountains creates art...

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on February 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My second favorite ski ever, this little brother of the 117 automatic is a great addition to the family. It provides the same nimble, charging, and floating characteristics of the 117 with a little less width. Because of its narrower waist its even more versatile, and carves beautifully on groomed, handles the chop well and still performs in the powder.
Instead of Ti SPB's(stringers built into the core) the 109 has carbon SPB, providing a little softer feel, and lighter in weight. If your a advanced skier, or bigger than 5-10/ 155lbs go with the 189CM.
this extra length will give a little sturdier platform, and doesn't feel too long at all.
I mount mine 3 cms in front of the recommended line so that the swing weight is more balanced and skiing backwards is a little easier. Which surprisingly this ski does really well.

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on October 3, 2014

thin like a Crepe
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This glove is thin. like a crepe, but less delicious. It has a amazing feel, super breathable, and durrable for its light construction. May not be much protection if you grind your knuckles into the dirt after a DH crash, but has such a minimal feel you will barely know you have a glove on. Great for those riders who like the grip of no gloves, with the benefits of wearing them!

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on September 5, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It does what it says, jet boils water in basically seconds... dont walk away, cause its sure to boil over if you do. great for hot drinks or add water meals but not really a good "cooker" If you pour w the lid off its pretty smooth with minimal spilling.

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on September 5, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Super stoked to have some of my art decorating this version of the new iO7.
I really like the new lens system, with just one lever up top changing a lens is easier than ever.
Smooth Helmet integration and a good fit to the face make this my favorite goggle in the line.

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on June 17, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got one of these last summer and was pleased with it. If my air pressure in the fork was dialed the fork felt great, but if it was off, it was easy to tell, and the forks performance went downhill.
CDT was nice, basically locked out in the climb and i preferred the way it felt with in trail mode overall.

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on June 17, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Over all I rate this pedal as great, it s got solid construction, isnt too heavy, and has decent grip.
as far as grip goes, in the low set up, I would rate them 3rd below the easton Flatboy, and the Twenty6 Predator. (which is so grippy its scary,)
Adjusting the pins for more traction has the best balance and I favor this pedal due to its overall performance.

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on June 17, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I keep coming back to these pads and seem to have good protection with comfortable minimal feel because of there soft nature. Pretty hot, no real venting so I end up sweating like crazy but seems to be tolerable, and they stay put event with all that sweating.
I got the L-XL and am about 160lbs and 5-10 the neopreme sleave is fairly tight, I just slip them on and never really mess with the velcro straps, seems like a M would fit better but seems like would be real tight.

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on June 17, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This shock pump is great for a few reasons.
first its small, compact and Light weight. It is super easy to engage the pump even under full pressure. The bleed valve is nice, and the attachment is designed to minimize leakage when you unscrew it.
*addition 9/5/14*
after using this pump all summer its all ready legendary in its sweetness for overall ease, and precision, with my riding buddies.

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on November 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

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.

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on November 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

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.

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on November 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

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.

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sage cattabriga-alosawrote a review of on August 19, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

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.

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