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Camping
Snowboarding

John's Bio

Riding since snowboarding was a sport and standing up on a plastic sled before then.

RIG: 172 Prior Khyber with Drake Podiums and a pair of Salomon Malemutes.

Favorites lines on powder days: Trees off jupiter bowl, Beaver pond, Melicent peak, china bowl, cowsface, the hoebacks.

Least favorite place to ride: Mountain Creek on a holiday weekend afternoon.

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turd furgeson wrote a review of on March 26, 2011

5 5

I had this tent for almost 20 years. Just recently, my girlfriend left it in a rental car. It looks like it has changed in minor ways over the years. The poles, still aluminum, are light but cheaper made and seem to sheer now, something my old blue tent would never do. Speaking of color, it now comes in fancy colors—cool! and the rainfly has a big fancy vestibule. Definitely buy a footprint for this tent, it's worth the 40 bucks or whatever. The newer models are a bit wider in width as well, which is both good and bad, depending on whether you wanna snuggle or sleep in luxury, alone.

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turd furgeson wrote an answer about on December 31, 2010

No, and I'll tell you why:
It's not exactly waterproof.

Among the things to look for in that outer layer of your layering process would be water-proof, breathable fabric. The next layer beneath it is really a matter of how hot you get exercising, how cold you get being still and what type of person you are both temperature-wise and financially ;-) The old-schoolers recommend long underwear, a cheap fleece and then a shell of gore-tex.

March in colorado can be sunny and slushy. I would actually say that you might want long underwear that is warm and just a shell. have a good time in CO!

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turd furgeson wrote an answer about on November 15, 2009

this answer won't make you that happy but it is the truth:
blue tooth is not designed to penetrate a person's body.
on those bumpy runs and high-movement cold days try to
carry your phone/mp3 player on the SAME side of your body
as the transmitter in the helmet and also higher up on your body.
It should cut out the interruptions a bit. Also, try not to move so much (kidding)

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turd furgeson wrote a review of on February 5, 2008

5 5

Gloves and cold fingers are often ubiquitous in snowboarding. I ponied up the monstrous dough for these gloves and took them to Wyoming for many days. The coldest day was -20 F. Now, I won't say my hands were WARM but they weren't COLD either. Primaloft is pretty amazing, and the shell material keeps your hands dry. What really is great about the gloves is the pre-curved fingers and the superb fit. They also have the very best grip I've ever seen from a pair of heavy-weight gloves. So grippy, infact, that i grabbed the lift when it was really cold and well, the gripper part of the glove froze to the lift! Can't really tell if that's a pro or a con?!!

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turd furgeson wrote a review of on January 9, 2008

5 5

I bought these boots. They have about 50 days on them now. I just got a blister on my back heel for the first time because of pack-out. I replaced the insoles twice. The laces are frayed, as another reviewer mentioned. Another annoying design flaw is that the outer tongue now slides-out to one side after a few runs regardless of how tight the boot is laced.

Here is what is great about them: They are easily the best boots on the market. They have an inner strap to hold your foot down and prevent heel lift. All boots should have this! They lace so quickly and stay tight, it's absurd... and yet, nothing else will do. They excel in steep terrain and are very stiff without being restrictive.

This design should be improved in small ways to make it perfect.

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turd furgeson wrote a review of on November 12, 2007

4 5

After three years, this jacket has been tested in every possible winter condition and passed with flying colors. It is entirely waterproof, even against a hose. It is warm enough to spend a day and night sleeping out on the streets of New England in February (avoid that if you can).

For Jay Peak, it's the right jacket. For Utah on a very cold day, it's the right jacket. For operating a lift, it's a great jacket. If you are in awesome shape, and don't sweat while skiing/snowboarding this jacket is awesome with a teeshirt underneath it every day, mid-winter. You will be able to ride regardless of conditions.

For everyone else, it's too damn hot!

Seriously. This jacket is for when you are sitting on top of Denali, doing nothing. Kudos to the company for being able to create such a tool, it's truly amazing.

No powderskirt? what's up with that? I think you all really want to buy the Patriot SV, if only it came in black!

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turd furgeson wrote a review of on August 28, 2007

5 5

The one for sale here has a 3 year warranty, that is excellent compared to other companies. I got my t5 so long ago it came with a lifetime warrenty—they don't offer that anymore, but the board is still probably invincible. I've owned around 7 boards and this is by far the fastest, most responsive and only one i trusted with my life. It's not a joke though, you can go fast enough to do yourself major harm on this board so be sure about your ability when you open it up for real on something steep. It cuts the chop, holds on ice, lands smooth and floats in pow. If it had better pop in the tail it would be the only board anyone ever rode!

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