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Brendan Gibson

Brendan Gibson

Alumni

Bay Area

Brendan Gibson's Passions

Skiing

Brendan Gibson's Bio

I ski in the winter and trail run and mountain bike between times to make the time go past faster.

I've been skiing for about twenty years in Australia, New Zealand, Austria, France, Switzerland, Italy, Chile, and of course the USA. Mostly fixed, but have recently started to tele as well.

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Brendan Gibson

Brendan Gibsonwrote a review of on November 16, 2009

5 5

These gloves look good. They look burly and look likely to stay together longer than the Black Diamond Prodigy glove.

I wore them on a warm touring day and my hands did not overheat on the climb. No problems on the down either. My hands were comfortable throughout.

There is some stupid writing on the gloves, but they have helpfully included zippers that cover that up.

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Brendan Gibson

Brendan Gibsonwrote a review of on July 13, 2009

4 5

These tires have a very low rolling resistance, so are excellent for flying along flat trails.

Just be warned that low rolling resistance translates in to low grip, especially when on loose dirt up and downhill.

I have had no problems cornering, just some slippage when the trail gets a little steeper.

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Brendan Gibson

Brendan Gibsonwrote a review of on June 9, 2009

4 5

I took this jacket out almost every time I went into the backcountry for skiing last season. Takes next to no room in the pack, and is warm when combined with another layer. Probably best not to wear this as the outer layer when skiing through the Scourge of the Wasatch - Gambel Oak - it will rip. Not that that is a bad thing - gave me an opportunity to add some duct tape for coreness.

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