yojimbo

yojimbo

central and southern wasatch - high unitahs

Jim's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

Jim's Bio

6'3" 180. Bike, hike and ski. Central and Southern Wasatch.

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yojimbo wrote an answer about on October 12, 2014

Very different boots. I owned the Titan two seasons ago and swapped for a Mercury last season. The Merc is a solid downhill touring boot that can work on piste while the Titan is a beefy alpine hybrid. I can't honestly compare specifics because I went from a 29.5 in the Titan to a 30 in the Merc - but they exist. The shell fit is different. Forward lean, toe box and heal (at least). Also different liners if going stock. The Merc IS similar to the Dynafit One or Vulcan if you can get your hands on either of those to compare.

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yojimbo wrote a question about on October 10, 2013

I read something in a WildSnow preview that the G3 Onyx had a base 'plate' mounting system for swapping with different skis? Is this still the case? If so, is the base plate purchased separately?

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yojimbo wrote a review of on February 13, 2013

3 5

I purchased the Knowledge OTG to try out after sending back a Smith IOX Elite Turbofan for repair.

The Knowledge is a decent OTG fan goggle and will keep the fog off but the fan noise is noticeable, the lens is not near the quality of the IOX (or Phenom or Prophecy as I understand) and lens choice is limited if you want to swap or buy additional lenses.

If you are looking for a standard OTG goggle that will help keep your glasses fog free - the Knowledge should do the trick. And hopefully you can find it at a deep discount. But for the same price at retail, the IOX without the fan might work just as well, and is hands down a better goggle.

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yojimbo wrote an answer about on December 7, 2012

It's a shell meant to be used with layers as needed. It is not insulated but is a warmer, heavier denier, waterproof and breathable. More breathable than Goretex Pro in my opinion. I can't comment on how waterproofing compares. I wear this shell with various layer systems and am comfortable resort skiing from sub zero temps to 45+ degrees. Good shell and great value. Recommended.

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yojimbo wrote a review of on December 4, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I'm 6'3" 185' and picked up a Stash in the large last week. Took it out for some hiking in the snow a couple days ago and skiing yesterday. Pretty cool but 5 stars for value. The sleeves run long and the fit is very athletic (which as a tall slender guy is great). As to length, the large drops 7 inches below my hip bone and the sleeves a couple inches past my wrist.

If you want 'really long' over the butt for skiing in heavy pow it looks like the 'bombshell' jacket is designed along those lines (removable powder skirt, etc.) and I'm guessing will be a little longer in length (I might have to order one to find out - and go with an XL for layering). But for an athletic fit in a technical, multi-use shell (climbing, hiking, backpacking, etc.) this is a great piece and a solid value.

Some other thoughts: I really like the material, comfortable to wear and soft to the touch, very breathable for a shell and packable. The phone pocket with 'audio out' is a nice bonus. I've a $370 TNF jacket that doesn't give me as much. Only question I have is how waterproof the fabric will be in a downpour - though for light precipitation and Wasatch snow - I think the Stash will do just fine.

Last note: the hood is 'form-fit'- not designed to fit over a climbing, biking or skiing helmet.

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yojimbo wrote an answer about on November 30, 2012

I tried on a pair on and think they would be a great for as much. Very much like the Artyrex Theta but Mountain Hardwears DriQ rather than the Gortex Pro. Might have gone with these but need the longer length and went with the much less expensive Stoic Bombshell which I haven't tried yet myself - but has gotten great reviews from friends who use for resort and BC. And for $200 less (if they are still on sale).

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yojimbo wrote an answer about on March 19, 2012

I'm 6'3" 185 and demo'd the 190 this year and would say it depends on how strong a skier you are or if you plan on doing a lot of touring. More powder the 190, more resort or maneuverability, the 180. If there is a question - I'd go with the 180.

Great all-around ski regardless.

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