westoncion

westoncion

Wasatch Front and all over Utah; occasionally Big Island

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westoncion

westoncion wrote a review of on December 9, 2009

5 5

Sweet jacket. Been eyeing this up for a year now so I ordered one up when I saw it for 195 at buckmans.com ... came in yesterday. It oozes fantastic quality. I love it. Very comfortable with a super soft linings. It seems fairly warm as I wore it today with just cotton longsleeve underneath in 15 degree breezy weather and was fine walking to lunch but i wouldnt want to stand still like that for long. It has a bit of stretch, too. As a 6'4 205 lb guy I got the XL, large was too short in the body. If I could change anything I would offer it in tall/long sizing and have a zip out powder skirt.

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westoncion wrote a review of on December 8, 2009

3 5

Probably gonna return this...

The synmat 7 dlx itself stuffs to 12X6 or so, and this cover rolls up to something like 29x6 (29x4 with 1 layer of foam) or 29x8ish wish the mat inside. I guess I could strap it to the bottom of my backpack, but I dont like stuff sticking far out the sides of my pack. I wish I had seen Exped's website because the OR website doesnt have these specifics.

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westoncion wrote a review of on February 10, 2009

4 5

Wasnt impressed with the crowbars (pinched my nose, lenses costly). I love these soldiers though. Persimmon lens is pretty good, lots of contrast. I also bought a yellow lens for flat days, and it works ok but i now want to try the rose shade. LOng live Spy. I'll probably buy another pair with a mirrored bright light lens.

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westoncion wrote a review of on February 10, 2009

5 5

I love this board. Im 6'4, 220lbs - went for the 172. So sick in powder and tears it up carving on groomers. Super stable at lightspeeds on groomers, too. Tail is poppy, feels good. A bit weird riding switch, of course (tail is over an inch narrower than the nose). The narrow tail makes it pretty easy to whip around, good for tight trees and whatnot. I absolutely love this board. Was my first btx/magne board. I dont think i'll ever ride anything without rocker again. hard to notice the magnetraction but i guess it works. Took about 3 runs to get used to the btx and after that its gravy. I bought a rider's choice 166wide to go with it, perfect 2 board quivver, wont need anything else.

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westoncion wrote a review of on January 27, 2009

5 5

These bindings are superb! Its really nice only having one ratchet to deal with. I have size 11.5 boots and bought the 11-13 size contrabands, but beware cuz i bought some Salomon Maori boots AND THEY WOULD NOT FIT RIGHT!!! even with everything maxed out. So i said "f*ck the maoris and got some salomon f22 (fusion liner, much "smaller" boot - they kick ass best boots ever) and they fit like a charm. So watch your boots if you have big ass boots they might not work even with the 11-13 bindings.

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