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Avery Prondzinski

Avery Prondzinski

Avery Prondzinski

Avery Prondzinskiwrote a review of on April 1, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This board is light! That being said normally that would come with drawbacks, but not with this board. It’s fast, mean, and really wants to be pushed. Being a camber dominant ride, you have to be on your game. It can get a little catchy if you lose focus! I wouldn’t call the board an effortless floater in powder, but if you set your stance back and throw a little weight on your back foot it keeps right up with a dedicated powder board! All and all this board is a great all mountain destroyer with a strong taste of free ride thrown in the mix. It is stiff, but not quite as stiff as your typical dedicated free ride board. It allows for a little playfulness and you can throw the board around.

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Avery Prondzinskiwrote a review of on March 31, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This board excels in a lot of areas. It carves like crazy, whips in trees great, and handles powder like a champ. It handles chop quite well and is super stable in most areas. If you aren't quick to switch edges at speed though, the rocker will take you for a spin! Be wary! If you are used to a camber board, this one will take some getting used to. I love the deep, solid carves on any terrain, but was a bit thrown if I got lazy with my edge. Overall this is a solid board, just be sue to maintain your edge at all times!

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Avery Prondzinskiwrote a review of on March 19, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've rode this on a few different boards and really liked the feel once I dialed in the fit. Like others said, the binding is really adjustable, so you can really dial in a solid fit with some tinkering. The flexible toe cap is really nice, but does tend to slide a bit--I like the old school right angle toes! The mid flex rating is spot on. The one downside for me is the mini baseplate. I usually kick my bindings back towards the heel side on a regular board to alleviate any chance of toe drag with size 13 boots on a regular board

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Avery Prondzinskiwrote a review of on March 19, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: L

I used this jacket a handfull of times snowboarding in the Wasatch range frontcountry resorts out of Salt Lake this year and it was great! The ultra-breathable membrane kept me dry all day, even when I over layered and had to hike out. Ventilation options are many and easily usable with mittens or gloves on. I had enough room to layer underneath and still maintain comfortable movement. If you are looking for a waterproof yet highly breathable/ventable jacket, this is the ticket to ride!

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Avery Prondzinskiwrote a review of on March 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I sea kayak guided in this suit every day for a season in the San Juan Islands of Washington state. Often times wearing this 4-12 hours a day everyday for 5+ months. This was part of my lifeline system. Always remember that a drysuit is to be used in addition to well practiced technical skills. They do not make youu invincible, but can provide a safety net when shit hits the fan. This is a heavy duty suit. The 3 layer waterproof membrane is standard. The reinforced knees and seat areas hold up to continued abuse on boats, rocks, sand, etc... a leaky skirt left me with enough water in my boat at times to come into the seat. Sitting in water all day, I never once had wetness on the inside. Care for the zipper and it will treat you well. In 5 months of heavy use I replaced the neck gasket twice and wrist gasket once. Take care to learn proper technique before doing this! Overall, this is a solid heavy use suit. Care for it properly and it will last you a long time.

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Avery Prondzinskiwrote a review of on February 28, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 1185 lbs
Size Purchased: L

I picked these up as an alternative to my old softshell pants. I am impressed! The weight and fit are great. You barely notice they are there. I am 6'1" 185lbs and these are narrow enough to stay out of the way, but wide enough for snowboard boots. The variety of pockets are great for passes, snacks, etc... The shoulder straps have a velcro clasp and are made out of a stretchy material. This allows for a lot of movement and minimal pressure points. The adjustable waist belt is nice if you are kicking back eating lunch, or just need a bib break. The reinforced instep fabric seems solid. Overall this is a solid bib option that blends durability with weight. Definitely worth it!

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Avery Prondzinskiwrote a review of on February 23, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I put this binding on a Weston Timber and it performed really well. From throwing it in the truck, to the lift and back again, this binding has a really nice minimalist design and solid feel in a variety of conditions. I really appreciated the toolless adjustment that allowed me to dial in the fit and responsiveness on the mountain--make sure your toe strap adjustment is fully locked though!!! This is definitely a stiff binding. We ran both groomers and then a few powder days through tight trees. The responsiveness was appreciated for throwing moves between trees and for full body surfing in thigh deep powder. Overall, this has a simple design, great adjustability on the go, low profile and sturdy construction. Slay away!

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Avery Prondzinskiwrote a review of on February 23, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I live in Salt Lake City, UT and board at Brighton multiple times per week. This board is my first with the blended rocker/camber profile, and I love it! From groomers to powdery tree lines, the rocker allows for an almost catch-less edge. I feel way more comfortable and able to really commit to a deeper turn and forward lean. I was surprised by the amount of pop and speed this board has as well. Compared to my cambered board, freshly waxed mind you, this board is much faster! I attribute the speed to the center rocker after riding a friends board with the same profile. The medium flex profile (5/10) is very comparable to others of the same rating. The only time I had issues was is deep powder which is expected from a non-powder specific board. The wide version does float pretty well in powder, but takes a bit more to initiate a turn on groomers. Overall, I love this board and the price is on point!

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Avery Prondzinskiwrote a review of on January 30, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pros:
Small/compact = quick to use
Float allows user to draw from clearer areas of water
Flow rate is fast

Cons:
Cleaning process takes a little time to get used to, BUT once you get it all is good.
Like most ceramic/glass filters, freezing temps will fracture the filter.

I have used this filter on a handful of 3 day trips in areas with relatively clean water. The size is great in that you can keep the filter close at hand, ready to deploy it in a few seconds. Make sure to draw from the cleanest water source available and your filter will stay cleaner. The backflush process is simple once you get it down. Keep the filter in your sleeping bag/jacket/next to your body when temps are below freezing. I know my dad, who has severe arthritis would want a bigger handle, but otherwise is great! Great option for one - two people.

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