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Gabe Boogert

Gabe Boogert

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Salt Lake City, UT

Gabe Boogert 's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Fly Fishing
Climbing

Gabe Boogert 's Bio

Salt Lake City, Utah is the place I’ll always call home. With the mountains just a 20-minute drive away, it gives me every excuse to go out and enjoy them with everything they have to offer. My main passion is snowboarding, and you can usually find me at Brighton, Snowbird, or on the skin track in the Wasatch taking a few laps before work. I also went to Japan in 2017 and plan on making it an annual trip! I dove into the mountain biking world officially with the purchase of my first bike, the Santa Cruz Bronson. I also enjoy rock climbing, fly-fishing, and off-roading in my Tacoma.



Continue to crush it, and have fun out there!

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Gabe Boogert

Gabe Boogert wrote a review of on November 1, 2018

Worth Every Penny
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used the Wheelie Locker bag on a few international trips to Japan and it's hands down the best way to travel. Anyone that has used a bag without wheels will tell you they wish they would have gone the roller route. I can fit 2 boards, 2 pairs of bindings, boots, my outerwear, and avalanche safety equipment and still be at or just under the 50lb limit. It includes 2 pack cubes on the inside, a divider sleeve to protect your boards, and a shoulder strap. There's plenty of padding to protect the goods and I haven't had any issues. Burton has one of the best warranties in the game if you have any issues. You won't regret it!

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Gabe Boogert wrote a review of on October 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Burton Imperials are by far the best boots out there for any freerider-focused rider. They are extremely comfortable, a medium-stiff flex which offers a ton of response and support, and are even great to tour in! I usually prefer traditional laces, but the Speedzone laces really grew on me and are easy to get in and out of your boots.

One of the best things about Burton boots is the footprint-reduction tech, or "shrinkage", which limits the profile of the boot 1 full size down from a traditional boot. It's great for riders in the 10+ range that may have toe or heel drag issues. I ride a 10.5 and have never had drag issues and fit into size M bindings from Union or Burton with no problems.

I would recommend getting your normal size, and would opt to get them heat molded at a ski shop. It took about 10 days of riding to get them fully broken in without heat molding them.

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Gabe Boogert wrote a review of on October 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Burton Flight Attendant deserves to be in every freerider's quiver. I picked up my first FA last year and quickly fell in love with it. From powder days, steep lines, cliff drops - the FA can do it all and has proved it's worth year after year. Burton really paid attention to detail, and from everything from the tip/tail clips to the board connectors, everything is top notch quality and works well in all conditions. The Channel mounting for the bindings is absolutely the best as it offers unlimited mounting angles and stance options, which other mounting systems don't offer. It also includes pucks for mounting the bindings which is about a $50 value and works best with Voile, Spark, or the Burton Hitchhikers (which I would also recommend). I would rate it at a 8/10 flex. It does have a pretty narrow waist width, so keep an eye on that if you have boots in the 10+ range.

I'm 5'10, 190lbs, 10.5 boot (in the Imperial with footprint-reduction) and ride the 158cm split.

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Gabe Boogert wrote a review of on October 30, 2018

Quickly becoming a favorite
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Burton Flight Attendant deserves to be in every freerider's quiver. I picked up my first FA last year and quickly fell in love with it. From powder days, steep lines, cliff drops - the FA can do it all and has proved it's worth year after year. It carves really well and I would rate it at a 8/10 flex. It does have a pretty narrow waist width in both the regular and wide widths, so keep an eye on that if you have boots in the 10+ range.

I'm 5'10, 190lbs, 10.5 boot (in the Imperial with footprint-reduction) and ride the 159cm.

If you ride at Snowbird, Squaw, Jackson Hole, or Big Sky - this is the board for you.

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Gabe Boogert wrote a review of on October 30, 2018

Quickly becoming a favorite
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Burton Flight Attendant deserves to be in every freerider's quiver. I picked up my first FA last year and quickly fell in love with it. From powder days, steep lines, cliff drops - the FA can do it all and has proved it's worth year after year. It carves really well and I would rate it at a 8/10 flex. It does have a pretty narrow waist width in both the regular and wide widths, so keep an eye on that if you have boots in the 10+ range.

I'm 5'10, 190lbs, 10.5 boot (in the Imperial with footprint-reduction) and ride the 159cm.

If you ride at Snowbird, Squaw, Jackson Hole, or Big Sky - this is the board for you.

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Gabe Boogert wrote a review of on October 30, 2018

Perfect for day tours
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Burton Incline 30L is perfect for day missions and can carry skins, a shell, avalanche equipment, goggles, and anything else you may need. It's a little heavier than some other options out there, but the suspension system carries any extra weight exceptionally well and is super comfortable. I really like the pocket on the waist belt for easy access to items like a snack or your phone to get awesome photos on your tour. Anything from the Burton AK line has an awesome warranty in case you run into issues. It's been my favorite touring pack to date!

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Gabe Boogert wrote a review of on October 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Union Force are the workhorse of the Union line, and are the go-to binding I recommend. They are built for the rider that is getting 100+ days in a season and needs a durable, performing binding at a realistic cost. For $250, there's nothing better. A medium-stiff flexing binding is responsive and loved by freestyle and freeride riders alike. These can be mounted to both traditional and Burton channel boards.

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Gabe Boogert wrote a review of on April 11, 2018

Worth the extra money
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I originally had a Dakine pad for my truck. Nothing was wrong with it, but I found a huge scratch on my brand new truck's tailgate (granted I had 6 bikes loaded on it) after some shuttle laps in Fruita, CO. I decided to go with the Raceface after hearing it fit some friends' tailgates a little better. I actually am stoked on it! The frame/fork pads hold your bike well so you don't have sloppy bikes while headed down bumpy Moab roads.

I have a 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the S/M fits great! There's about an inch of exposed tailgate on both sides, but the thick pads at the end should prevent any bikes from leaning over the pad.

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Gabe Boogert wrote a review of on February 14, 2018

Best resort pack out there.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I'm riding a bigger resort and I want to bring some extra gear so I don't have to go find my car in the middle of the day, I grab the Heli 12L. It fits all the essentials you might need - hydration bladder, extra lenses/goggles, an extra layer, any avy equipment you may need, and more. It's so slim and small that it doesn't throw you off when you're riding and almost feels like you're not riding with a pack at all. I've also used this on trips around the city during travel or as my "personal item" on flights and it's great. Get one, you won't regret it!

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Gabe Boogert wrote a review of on January 26, 2018

Party On
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After riding the K2 Cool Bean through 30+ pow days, I came to realize I ultimately was in the market for something similar but a little different - and the Party Platter delivered. The Cool Bean is awesome for riding powder (and that's about it), but on pow days I wanted something with a bit more tail to pop off features with and something a little longer for stability on bigger drops, without sacrificing edge to edge maneuverability. The Party Platter has a softer nose than the rest of the board, which is great for buttering around in powder, and is one of my favorite carving boards I own. The PP is a great pow deck with enough fun for groomer days or slushy spring days, and definitely lives up to K2's "enjoyer" series.

These can be really tricky to size, it comes down to a science! Contact me directly at 801-204-4578 or gboogert@backcountry.com if you have any additional questions, need help with figuring out the right size, or want to get an awesome set up going!

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