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Jared Downs

Jared Downs

Gearhead

White Mountains (NH) - Little Cottonwood Canyon (UT)

Jared Downs's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Climbing
Snowboarding
Biking
Snowshoeing

Jared Downs's Bio

East coast born and raised, but in the fall of 2013 I packed up my Ford Focus and drove west.

It was time to break away from that bland office life I constantly found myself in. I was in need of some time with the outdoors finding powder, going for hikes and building up some climbing skills.
If you've got questions that need answering or details that need examining, give me a call. I'll do everything I can to help you get the right gear.

Instagram Handle: @jared.downs

If you see any of my product reviews and they're garments, here are my measurements to give you some context:

Height: 6'0" (Just under)
Weight: 185ish LBs
Wing Span: 6'3"ish
Chest: 43"
Waist 32-33"
Inseam: 31" ish

Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
801.736.4336
jdowns@backcountry.com

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Ultra Mountain Twin 160cm
Bindings: Now Selects
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 10
Quiver Position: All-Mountain - with freestyle and some not so deep powder capability

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
This board filled the All-Mountain need for me and occasional freestyle/powder. I'm not a park rider so for me, I have no need for a jib board but this was as close as I would get to that type of board.

When You Can Have Just One:
I personally am not a fan of the term "quiver killer," since it's used to death by folks trying to describe the versatility of a board. But I think it's just an easy word to use when you don't want to take the time to describe the characteristics of a board. But If I could only have 1 snowboard, I'd go for an All-Mountain board because of versatility. Keeping in mind that there are certain areas it'd lack in but that is the trade off in only having one board. To me the CamRock profile is great groomers, hardpack, chunder, some freestyle and when the resort gets a dusting of snow and you don't want to break out the powder board for less than 6" of fresh.

Tech:
I'm not entirely certain why Jones' makes a Mountain Twin and then an Ultra Mountain Twin. If one was $400 and the other $550+ then I'd understand. I mean, there are material and performance differences between the two boards. If you're after a top end twin board, then the Ultra Mountain Twin would be the board to look at.

Size:
I rocked a 160cm on this board and loves it. Wasn't too big, wasn't too small, and worked great for me. But that being said, a lot of folks size theirs differently.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Ultra Mountain Twin 160cm
Bindings: Now Selects
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 10
Quiver Position: All-Mountain - with freestyle and some not so deep powder capability

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
This board filled the All-Mountain need for me and occasional freestyle/powder. I'm not a park rider so for me, I have no need for a jib board but this was as close as I would get to that type of board.

When You Can Have Just One:
I personally am not a fan of the term "quiver killer," since it's used to death by folks trying to describe the versatility of a board. But I think it's just an easy word to use when you don't want to take the time to describe the characteristics of a board. But If I could only have 1 snowboard, I'd go for an All-Mountain board because of versatility. Keeping in mind that there are certain areas it'd lack in but that is the trade off in only having one board. To me the CamRock profile is great groomers, hardpack, chunder, some freestyle and when the resort gets a dusting of snow and you don't want to break out the powder board for less than 6" of fresh.

Tech:
I'm not entirely certain why Jones' makes a Mountain Twin and then an Ultra Mountain Twin. If one was $400 and the other $550+ then I'd understand. I mean, there are material and performance differences between the two boards. If you're after a top end twin board, then the Ultra Mountain Twin would be the board to look at.

Size:
I rocked a 160cm on this board and loves it. Wasn't too big, wasn't too small, and worked great for me. But that being said, a lot of folks size theirs differently.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Explorer Split 162cm
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Quiver Position: Split - for powder and freeride

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
This fills out the Split category of your quiver, but is a sweet board to go with for the lighter guys.

A Do-Everything Split:
This is a sweet board similar to the Solution but it's geared towards a rider that doesn't want as stiff of a board. It's closer to a medium flex which is great for the newer riders or the guys that are on the lighter side. It's still great for all things in the Backcountry.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Mountain Twin 160cm
Bindings: Rome Arsenal (old ones from 2008)
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 10
Quiver Position: All-Mountain - with freestyle and some not so deep powder capability

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
This board filled the All-Mountain need for me and occasional freestyle/powder. I'm not a park rider so for me, I have no need for a jib board but this was as close as I would get to that type of board.

When You Can Have Just One:
I personally am not a fan of the term "quiver killer," since it's used to death by folks trying to describe the versatility of a board. But I think it's just an easy word to use when you don't want to take the time to describe the characteristics of a board. But If I could only have 1 snowboard, I'd go for an All-Mountain board because of versatility. Keeping in mind that there are certain areas it'd lack in but that is the trade off in only having one board. To me the CamRock profile is great groomers, hardpack, chunder, some freestyle and when the resort gets a dusting of snow and you don't want to break out the powder board for less than 6" of fresh.

Size:
I rocked a 160cm on this board and loves it. Wasn't too big, wasn't too small, and worked great for me. But that being said, a lot of folks size theirs differently.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Mountain Twin 160cm
Bindings: Rome Arsenal (old ones from 2008)
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 10
Quiver Position: All-Mountain - with freestyle and some not so deep powder capability

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
This board filled the All-Mountain need for me and occasional freestyle/powder. I'm not a park rider so for me, I have no need for a jib board but this was as close as I would get to that type of board.

When You Can Have Just One:
I personally am not a fan of the term "quiver killer," since it's used to death by folks trying to describe the versatility of a board. But I think it's just an easy word to use when you don't want to take the time to describe the characteristics of a board. But If I could only have 1 snowboard, I'd go for an All-Mountain board because of versatility. Keeping in mind that there are certain areas it'd lack in but that is the trade off in only having one board. To me the CamRock profile is great groomers, hardpack, chunder, some freestyle and when the resort gets a dusting of snow and you don't want to break out the powder board for less than 6" of fresh.

Size:
I rocked a 160cm on this board and loves it. Wasn't too big, wasn't too small, and worked great for me. But that being said, a lot of folks size theirs differently.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Storm Chaser 147cm
Bindings: Now Drive
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Quiver Position: Powder - with party board qualities

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
I've got this filling the powder board need but it is a board I'd also rock on a spring day when conditions are less prime and the beer flows like the wine where...

Surf The Snow:
The riding intent is in the name. It's all about deep days and deep turns. But this board is surprisingly fun to carve on and get mess around when the conditions aren't blower. At first I didn't think this board would carve as well because of the shorter effective edge and wider nose, but it is mega fun to get this board up on an edge and lean it over.

Sizing:
This one is tricky to size due to the combo of it being a swallow tail and the nose being so wide. I've ridden the 147cm a few times and am definitely on the upper end of the weight for that board.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Explorer Split 162cm
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Quiver Position: Split - for powder and freeride

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
This fills out the Split category of your quiver, but is a sweet board to go with for the lighter guys.

A Do-Everything Split:
This is a sweet board similar to the Solution but it's geared towards a rider that doesn't want as stiff of a board. It's closer to a medium flex which is great for the newer riders or the guys that are on the lighter side. It's still great for all things in the Backcountry.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Explorer Split 162cm
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Quiver Position: Split - for powder and freeride

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
This fills out the Split category of your quiver, but is a sweet board to go with for the lighter guys.

A Do-Everything Split:
This is a sweet board similar to the Solution but it's geared towards a rider that doesn't want as stiff of a board. It's closer to a medium flex which is great for the newer riders or the guys that are on the lighter side. It's still great for all things in the Backcountry.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Hovercraft Split 156cm
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 10
Quiver Position: Split Board

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
For me the Hovercraft split is a do everything type split in the backcountry that you can get without having to sacrifice an arm and a leg like the Ultracraft. If you find yourself doing some splitboard mountaineering and the conditions are variable, this is a great board to have.

Great for Touring:
On the deeper days, the nose doesn't stay down under the snow. It just wants to pop back up to the surface, thanks to the wide rockered nose. It also handles tight chutes and steep slopes well.

Size:
This is where things get wonky. I've rode a 156cm Ultracraft and enjoyed it a ton, for splitboarding this is where I should size up even more to the 160cm Hovercraft split. But sizing Hovercraft/Ultracraft splits can be tricky.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Ultracraft Split 156cm
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 10
Quiver Position: Split Board

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
For me the Ultracraft split is a do everything type split in the backcountry. I mean, no one goes out in search or hardpack and ice when touring and but if you find yourself doing some splitboard mountaineering and the conditions are variable, this is a great board to have.

A Dream for touring:
I've ridden the Ultracraft and loved it. It had a better feel to it than the Hovercraft, I'd describe it as a more precise feel. Like the Hovercraft, it rode super well in deeper snow, with the nose almost impossible to sink.... it just wants to pop back up to the surface that to the wide rockered nose. It also handles tight chutes and steep slopes well.

Size:
This is where things get wonky. I've rode a 156cm Ultracraft and enjoyed it a ton, for splitboarding this is where I should size up even more to the 160cm Ultracraft split. But sizing Hovercraft/Ultracraft splits can be tricky.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

The Split To Rule Them All
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Solution 161cm
Bindings: Spark R&D Dyno DH's
Boots: Scarpa Aliens
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 28
Quiver Position: Split - for powder and freeride

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
I've got a couple splits and this one hands down wins out every time. It's super lightweight which puts me at an advantage on the uphill and still rides incredibly well on the down hill. Plus I've got a Flagship for the resort and the Solution is the split version of that.

My Do-Everything Split:
This split is the split of splits. From the mega light weight (Dan has the weight spec'd in his review) to the over all flex and shape, this board is killer for the backcountry. I've had it for a few season and absolutely love the thing. The only thing I would change is sizing up a little more for slightly better float in deep snow on the uphill and more float on the ride down as well. But if you're after a lightweight set up and an awesome ride, this is the board to go with. I've taken this up Shasta and side slipped 2000 feet of miserable 40 degree ice, ridden sun cupped snow on Rainier, ridden tight lines like Terminal Cancer in Elko and all over the Wasatch. I can't think of another split that I'd rather have had for those days.

Set Up:
I've got mine set up as a hardboot set up. I personally love the ease of use of the set up, but I've also used it with other splitboard bindings like the Voile Speed Rails, etc. To me this board works great for a wide range of set ups.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

The Split to Rule Them All
5 5

Board: Solution 161cm
Bindings: Spark R&D Dyno DH's
Boots: Scarpa Aliens
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 28
Quiver Position: Split - for powder and freeride

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
I've got a couple splits and this one hands down wins out every time. It's super lightweight which puts me at an advantage on the uphill and still rides incredibly well on the down hill. Plus I've got a Flagship for the resort and the Solution is the split version of that.

My Do-Everything Split:
This split is the split of splits. From the mega light weight (Dan has the weight spec'd in his review) to the over all flex and shape, this board is killer for the backcountry. I've had it for a few season and absolutely love the thing. The only thing I would change is sizing up a little more for slightly better float in deep snow on the uphill and more float on the ride down as well. But if you're after a lightweight set up and an awesome ride, this is the board to go with. I've taken this up Shasta and side slipped 2000 feet of miserable 40 degree ice, ridden sun cupped snow on Rainier, ridden tight lines like Terminal Cancer in Elko and all over the Wasatch. I can't think of another split that I'd rather have had for those days.

Set Up:
I've got mine set up as a hardboot set up. I personally love the ease of use of the set up, but I've also used it with other splitboard bindings like the Voile Speed Rails, etc. To me this board works great for a wide range of set ups.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Ultracraft 156cm
Bindings: Now Selects
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 10
Quiver Position: Powder - with freeride qualities

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
For me the Ultracraft is that Powder board that is versatile enough for a range of days on the mountain including carving some groomers at times and hitting some freeride terrain.

A Big Mountain Pow Surfer:
I've ridden the Ultracraft and loved it. It had a better feel to it than the Hovercraft, I'd describe it as a more precise feel. Like the Hovercraft, it rode super well in deeper snow, with the nose almost impossible to sink.... it just wants to pop back up to the surface that to the wide rockered nose. It also handles tight chutes and steep slopes well.

Size:
This is where things get wonky. I'm rode a 156cm Ultracraft and it rides great. But I'm about to switch sizing to a 160cm Hovercraft (or Ultracraft ... decisions). Since there is less tail and unique geometry to this board, it can be tricky sizing since things aren't conventional. Let's chat and determine the right size for you.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Flagship 161cm
Bindings: Now Drive - with custom mashup of Burton/Now straps.
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 10
Quiver Position: Freeride - with powder/all mountain qualities

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
The Flagship is that Freeride board that is versatile enough for a range of days on the mountain including pow stashes and ripping corduroy on the frontside.

My Daily Driver:
This was my daily driver last winter and a board I've enjoyed riding lines off the Cirque on deep days at the Bird and those less fun hard pack/chunder days. For me, this is the perfect board and one I'd recommend folks go for if they are after a stiffer freeride board.

Flex:
This is a board that is on the stiffer end of the flex spectrum and for the riders that are use to riding boards that are softer in more of the middle of the flex range, then this will be a tough adjustment. There are other boards that would better suite a riding that likes a softer board (hit me up and we can chat about how this board compares to others and if it's the right one for you). But for the heavier riders or the rider that likes a stiffer ride, this is a top end option to consider.

The thing that is the most distinct about the flex is that it is stiff but forgiving at times. The forgiveness was more noticeable in the torsional flex and from my understanding that is more a trait of the flax fiberglass topsheet.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Hovercraft 156cm
Bindings: Rome Arsenal (old pair from 2008)
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 10
Quiver Position: Powder - with freeride qualities

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
For me the Hovercraft is that Powder board that is versatile enough for a range of days on the mountain including carving some groomers at times and hitting some freeride terrain.

My Big Mountain Pow Surfer:
I've had a Hovercraft for a few winters now and love the thing. It's so old and beat its about to become wall decoration since the top sheet has some custom wood burnt art work. But this has been a mega fun freeride powder board and one that I take out for deeper days but can still handle super well in tight chutes and steep sections.

Size:
This is where things get wonky. I'm on a 156cm Hovercraft and it rides great. But I'm about to upgrade to a 160cm Hovercraft (or Ultracraft ... decisions). Since there is less tail and unique geometry to this board, it can be tricky sizing since things aren't conventional. Let's chat and determine the right size for you.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)

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Jared Downswrote a review of on September 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Board: Flagship 161cm
Bindings: Now Drive - with custom mashup of Burton/Now straps.
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 10
Quiver Position: Freeride - with powder/all mountain qualities

My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

Quiver:
The Flagship is that Freeride board that is versatile enough for a range of days on the mountain including pow stashes and ripping corduroy on the frontside.

My Daily Driver:
This was my daily driver last winter and a board I've enjoyed riding lines off the Cirque on deep days at the Bird and those less fun hard pack/chunder days. For me, this is the perfect board and one I'd recommend folks go for if they are after a stiffer freeride board.

Flex:
This is a board that is on the stiffer end of the flex spectrum and for the riders that are use to riding boards that are softer in more of the middle of the flex range, then this will be a tough adjustment. There are other boards that would better suite a riding that likes a softer board (hit me up and we can chat about how this board compares to others and if it's the right one for you). But for the heavier riders or the rider that likes a stiffer ride, this is a top end option to consider.

The thing that is the most distinct about the flex is that it is stiff but forgiving at times. The forgiveness was more noticeable in the torsional flex and from my understanding that is more a trait of the flax fiberglass topsheet.

Board Selection:
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)


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Jared Downswrote a review of on August 31, 2017

4 5

Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

I couldn't get these to work for my feet. I tried sizes from 10, 10.5, 11 and 11.5 and none of them fit.

The toe box on these looks narrow out of the box but when you put your foot in the shoe, it expands to fit your foot.

I wear a size 10 street shoe and the 11.5's were the closest to fitting, but the issue is I have slightly narrow heels and in the 11.5's my toes were still pretty smushed but my heel was starting to get some movement. The 12's would have been best length wise but my heel would have been swimming.

I ended up returning all four pairs but wanted to post some comments about my sizing experience.

I'd also recommend reading through more reviews since I am one of the few that had to go up this much in sizing.

Street Shoe: 10
Evolv Addicts: 10
Mad Rock Sharks: 10.5
TC Pros: 42.5
Katana's: 43

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Jared Downs

Jared Downswrote a review of on August 31, 2017

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Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

We ran out of these before I could get the sizing right.

My street shoe is a size 10 and I tried these in a 10, 10.5,11 and 12 (we didn't have the 11.5's which were the size i needed).

But in the 12's, my toes were snug but I figured with a little climbing, the shoes would get just enough stretch and then wouldn't fit properly. The 11's felt like torture boxes and I could only stand in them for a couple minutes.

I'd have gone with the 11.5's if we had them in stock.

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Jared Downs

Jared Downswrote a review of on August 30, 2017

5 5

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

I've read this book and it is a great bok. Rather than writing a review about how great this is and laying out what he talks about in the book, I'll leave it at this:

If you're a climber of any sorts, you should pick this book up and give it a read. But then you'll want to read all his books and the books from the other guys he climbed with.

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