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Davewrote a review of on April 26, 2019

My Favorite Pair!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these when they went on sale and have worn them a bunch of times in all kids of conditions. They are marketed as a "mid-weight" sock but they definitely are thinner than your traditional mid-weight.

The wool blend definitely keeps you warm on the cold, snowy days, but they also work great on the warmer days. I've used Darn Tough, Colombia, Stance, and others, and these are definitely my favorite. They may be a little more spendy, but they are worth every penny.

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Davewrote a review of on April 6, 2019

Is this the perfect board...?
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was hesitant to pull the trigger on this board at first. It's marketed as a big mountain board and not as an "all-around" board. I should NOT have waited. Let me explain why this is a five-star board all the way around.

This board handles any kind of condition. It crushes the ungroomed chop and spring slush. It carves icy hard pack, and it EXCELS in the powder. It's more flexible than the Custom or Custom X, so it floats way better in the deep stuff, comparably. The flat areas under the feet provide a super solid feel. Almost surreal.

There is more camber to this than the Custom or Custom X. That lends to being super springy. The early rocker makes it easy to butter on tip or tail. And remember, this is a directional twin, so you can ride it fakie just as well as forward. I wouldn't be afraid to take this in the park.

I had read some reviews that this board doesn't carve as tightly as others because of the less aggressive sidecut and the mid-width size. My experience is that this board will carve as tight as you can under any condition. Again, it's marketed as a "big mountain" board, but the reality is that it works anywhere.

If there is no new snow and you're taking laps in the park, maybe take your Custom X. Any other time, I would take this board. It rocks. If you want one board to rule them all, this is the one.

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Davewrote a review of on February 5, 2019

5 5

I pulled the trigger on the Gore-Tex after sitting in a puddle on the lift chair one too many times. Gore-Tex is spendy but totally worth it. And at this price it’s not much more than big brand “waterproof” fabrics. These pants rock a nice profile—not too baggy and not too slim. They’re easy to move in and they have all the right features: zip vents, good pocket depth, adjustable waistband. (I noticed some reviews saying they run big. The adjustable waistband fixed me up perfectly without bunching. I’m 6’2” and 200, wear a 34 waist and these are perfect after a slight adjustment of the waistband.) They’re not lined, so you can layer up on cold days or rock them as is. I generally don’t layer under these and stay plenty warm. Lined pants tend to make me sweat. All in all a great value. Not only would I recommend, I might buy another color or two.

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Davewrote a review of on March 27, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I’ve burned through a lot of goggles in my years. Finding a goggle that doesn’t fog, fits right with your helmet, and gives you great visibility is what you should expect from a good goggle—and would earn four stars.

What Electric does better than any other goggle I’ve rocked is the ease of switching up your lens. When you ride a lot you encounter a lot of different light conditions and you need versatility to get the most out of your day. You can literally swap lenses in these goggles in five seconds. And they have lots of lens options. I have the dark for sunny days, yellow for the overcast and flat light days, and clear for night riding. When you can switch lenses anytime it makes changing light a lot less of a problem. You can carry the spares in a pocket and change on the lift if you want to.

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