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zlp wrote a review of on November 6, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the goggle I had been looking for! Not only does it have a great spherical lens with huge field of vision. It has all the details that I need in a goggle: The foam is soft and smooth to my face, the strap sticks on my helmet and doesn't slide off, the frame fit perfectly against my helmet and the lens is simply the best I've ever used.
I have to admit, that I am a huge Ted L. Fan and if they are good enough for him, who am I to argue?!

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zlp wrote a review of on November 6, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the goggle I had been looking for! Not only does it have a great spherical lens with huge field of vision. It has all the details that I need in a goggle: The foam is soft and smooth to my face, the strap sticks on my helmet and doesn't slide off, the frame fit perfectly against my helmet and the polarized lens is simply the best I've ever used.
I have to admit, that I am a huge Ted L. Fan and if they are good enough for him, who am I to argue?!

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zlp wrote a review of on November 6, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Every time I see kids goggles they are made to be as cheap as possible. This is great if you are a tourist on vacation, but stinks when you are on the hill with your kid every week.
This goggles is every bit as nice as any of my goggles that I have owned, including my Smith I/Os.
The foam is soft and comfortable, the lenses are clear and crisp and the Frame fits perfectly in all of our helmets. No fogging as of yet this season either!

It works great on smaller ladies faces as well!

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zlp wrote a review of on October 31, 2013

5 5

The R1 Sonic pole is simply the best pole I have ever used. I had a chance to use these and the R2 last spring both in bounds and a couple of tours. They are lighter and stiffer than any other adjustable pole (I think they must use the same carbon as on my road bike) and the swing felt like I was using my normal carbon alpine pole.
The locking mechanism was super quick and solid. I never had to readjust or tighten it to prevent it from slipping. The straps/grips could be used with my mittens on.
I can't recommend the R1 any higher. If you want and need the best, this is it.. by a MILE!

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zlp wrote a review of on October 31, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had a chance to ski on the Sonic pole last spring at a demo day and I was blown away! Not only where they light and stiff, but the grip/strap system could be used with my mittens on, and the locking mechanism was rock solid. Couldn't believe how much better it was than my older poles. The carbon R1s where a dream pole, but I decided to go with the R2s for a balance of weight and price.

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zlp wrote an answer about on September 7, 2013

You should look at other options. this is just a regular iron, not a wax iron and is not very good. the holes in the bottom get wax in them causing the iron to smoke and burn. Check out SWIX and Toko for the real deal. BC.com has some great kits that include wax, iron and a case that are way better.

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zlp wrote an answer about on September 3, 2013

SMSJF-
You should take a look at the new SWIX Sonic R1 pole. They go up to 150cm. I had a chance to demo a pr at OR last winter and they were awesome! Not only are they lighter and way stiffer than my BD carbons, but the strap and the locking mechanism are way better. TGR has a great review on them. http://www.tetongravity.com/reviews/Swix-Sonic-R1115140-C-M1314-Adjustable-Touring-Poles-Review-346.htm

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zlp wrote an answer about on April 8, 2013

Harry,
I 've skied the firearrow 80pro and it sounds like a great choice. I'd say that for your height/weight that you should get the 180cm. Unless you like really short turns. I am 5'9" and 150lbs and I skied the 172cm and it was perfect! I felt like a hero on the groomers and the wider waist made the ski versatile enough to ski off piste. I purchased a used demo from my local retailer for $699... It was in OK shape but I wish I had looked here first. Go BC.com!

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zlp wrote an answer about on November 6, 2012

Joe,
I've skied both and they are quite different. I'm 5'9" and 155lbs, grew up in the east and now live in UT. The Gunsmoke is a playful powder ski, but is really soft and doesn't' hold an edge. The Cochise is a big mtn ski that rips big lines, but is not comfortable in trees and needs to be manhandled on the steeps. I skied the Beast, but now have the Patrons. They are more stable and have better grip than the Gunsmokes, and are more maneuverable and versatile than the Cochise. They just rip! I'm thinking about the Helldorado, if I can test a pr this year!

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zlp wrote an answer about on September 27, 2012

The Prophet is going to charge the crud better, the blend is going to be more playfull, and float in the powder. If you're big mtn style, go prophet, if you jib a bit more go with the blend. There are a ton of good skis like these this year....

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zlp wrote a review of on December 9, 2010

5 5

the name says it all - everyday I feel that I have the right ski for the conditions. Railed some early season groomers. Killed a few rope drops after the snow hit, even put in a little tour.

I'm on a budget, but couldn't afford every stick I wanted. Now I'm wondering why I need more skis (except a twin tip....)

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