spencer j

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spencer j

spencer j wrote a review of on November 16, 2009

5 5

i've got two pairs of these — one for the resort board and one for my splitboard. and with the deals you can find on backcountry and steapand cheep, etc., these can't be beat. not sure all the extras your getting with some of those $450 pair of bindings, but i can't imaging paying that much for bindings. the plush straps are comfy. the cap straps are awesome (could never go back to regular toe straps). these bindings seem to have everything you need for all mountain riding. of course my first set of burton bindings were on my elite 140, and they were just molded plastic high backs with webbing and fastex buckles, so what do i know? :)

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spencer j wrote a review of on November 16, 2009

4 5

normally i'm a burton guy for most of my snowboarding needs — they've always just got it dialed with innovation and craftsmanship. ii actually exchanged a pair of burton boots for these vans because the lacing system is better on the vans. love the boa lacing system. it's great to be able to tighten or loosen your boots in a snap without having dangling laces to get in the way. you can dial them to the perfect amount of tension. and my feet have never gotten cold in my vans.

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spencer j wrote a review of on November 13, 2009

3 5

in case your body type is like mine [6'1" 165-170 (tall/slender)] this might not be the jacket for you. i was really hoping this would be my answer to a great backcountry softshell (lightweight, breathable, powderskirt, removable hood, etc). but the sleeves were way too short — same with the body. and for the record, the cilantro color is a MUCH brighter, lime green in person.

ps. add some wrist gaiters por favor.

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spencer j wrote a review of on November 13, 2009

5 5

i went to the backcountry.com store yesterday to try this on....now i'm hooked! but there's no way the wife will be cool with me buying a $500 jacket.

i love the way this thing fits. the medium is perfect for my frame: 6'1" 165lbs., tall, slender, long arms. it's got a perfect athletic or "tailored" cut.not baggy, but could definitely fit a layer or two underneath.

features i love:
• fit/cut/length
• powder skirt
• material/stretch
• weight, the fact that it's a shell
• craftsmanship

the version i would design:
• add wrist gaiters
• make a non-helmet compatible hood version (smaller hood) and/or detachable/stowaway hood
• lose the RECCO — not sure how much that adds to the price, and i already own a transciever
• an army green color option (the photo on backcountry isn't true to the color in person)*

hey ARC'TERYX, can i design one for trade? :)

*in person, the color is a darker richer green. the photo online makes it look a little lighter and more muted, which would be better.

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spencer j wrote a question about on November 8, 2009

which size?

i measured the poles i've been using for the last 10 or more years (Life-Link Variant Approach), and they're pretty much 49" tall when fully extended. so i'm leaning towards the BD 125cm so that i can have the smallest possible poles when collapsed for the way down (my life-link's are 30.5" collapsed). are there any major advantages to having 6" more in length if i were to go with the 140cm?

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spencer j

spencer j wrote a review of on November 8, 2009

4 5

my F1 is at least 12 years old now. works great. the battery life is good. i like having the extra range (almost twice what you get with digital). i don't have any experience with the new digital transceivers other than messing around with my friend's tracker in his front yard for a few minutes.

i'm curious about this "ghost multiple reading" that one reviewer mentioned on this page. is that really legit? what's the explanation behind that?

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