Mark Parrettposted an image about Petzl Sarken Crampon on September 15, 2014
These fit perfectly onto a Dynafit Vulcan ski boot, FYI.
I used to be a road bike racer but I moved to Utah and realized it is better to be mediocre at everything here than good at one thing - so I still bike (mostly dirt) but now spend my time climbing, fishing, trail running, hiking, skiing and backpacking. If it slides on snow - I do it - no discrimination for one or two planks, free or fixed heel, hike or ride a lift.
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These fit perfectly onto a Dynafit Vulcan ski boot, FYI.
My 4 y/o daughter has an average sized head and this was the next step up from an infant size helmet for her. With the secure lock all the way cinched down, it fits now and looks like it will last quite a while.
These have all the makings of a perfect shoe for a small kid. They have rubber over the toe, so they won't wear out when your kid drags their feet, but they don't have that super hard rubber toebox like keen shoes (which hurt my daughter's feet). They have held up to hours of running and biking and still look new! While they are not cheap, I think they are lasting at least twice as long as every other pair of sneakers we have. If your kid wears shoes out before they outgrow them, these are worth a look.
This is a simple mug that does not leak and holds a ton of coffee. It also fits nicely into all of my cupholders. The screw on lid doesn't leak like most coffee lids do because it nests inside the lip of the cup, so even if the seal isn't super tight it won't drip on you. Overall I like this mug much more than some of the expensive options I've tried recently. The only knock is that it doesn't keep your drink warm for hours, but as a commuter mug it's perfect.
I like these gloves as much as any I've used. I wish they still made them like the old Pearl Izumi bombers, but they don't, so this is a good substitute. The gel in the hands is really thin but enough to absorb some vibes when I'm on my hardtail, and the gloves vent like they're not there, which is great in the summer. Overall I highly recommend - I tried all the gel gloves at Backcountry and these were the best.
I am not a Keen guy but I got a gift certificate for one pair of Keen shoes and I went for the ones that didn't look like Keens. These have been super comfortable for me and more durable than my old vans skate shoes. I really like them, and they even look good! Highly recommend. A+
I tried this shirt on today and have to say - while the build quality seems really high, the sleeves are so short it seems like maybe they are playing a joke. I'm pretty average sized - 5'11", 163 lbs. The photo pretty much captures the main issue - sleeves are silly short.
Because we evidently don't write specs for G3 skis, I thought it worthwhile to add the weight of these here: in 159cm, this ski weighs 7.05 lbs per pair.
I'm getting ready to buy my second pair of these bad boys. I feel like they do everything OK, which is saying a lot for a ski. They are not playful, but they float and maintain pop. They are stiff enough to punch through crud as long as you've got the legs and drive them properly (they aren't damp at all, so be prepared to force them to do what you want). They are silly light for being as stiff and wide as they are. I ski the 186 with a Dynafit Vulcan boot and a Speed binding. I have never thought that I'd be having more fun with a different pair of skis on my feet while touring and I've probably taken these out hiking about 75 days. Happy to answer questions!
Compared to other Billabong v-neck shirts this one fits pretty large though the middle. I ususally wear mediums, but wear large in most Billabong t-shirts. For this one, the large was huge through the middle and a medium would have likely been the right choice. I'm 5'11" 162 lbs.
The large is slim fitting but plenty long and has stayed very nice after tons of washings. I highly recommend. I usually wear mediums but the large fits really nice in this shirt - I'm 5'11" and 162 pounds.
Face shots can be had in lots of ways when you are 3.
For a glimpse at how these look sans-helmet.
Pink lenses were what sealed the deal for my kiddo. They fit great with the Smith Upstart helmet here:
Got a few laps on the 180cm soul 7 today and I can suggest that anyone would benefit from going as long as possible when picking a length for this ski. The 180 is more turny than most 160cm slalom skis. The soul 7 is a great ski if you want something super user friendly and fun to jib on all over the mountain. If you like a stiff, crud-busting charger, you should look elsewhere.
The wind stopper makes tons of difference in this jackets functionality. I love it
I wanted to upload a shot for two reasons. First, the orange on the side of the binding is not pumpkin color as the image suggests, it is fluorescent orange. Neon. Second, I wanted to provide a detail shot of the track system that this binding employs, which is very different from the old STH heel.
The zebra wood looks great - much better in person than in the picture. Overall, this is a great case if you don't want a bulky option and it has already successfully protected a fall. Not going to help you with the screen, but otherwise I like it.
How do people feel like this does for a pure pow ski? I like to jump off small cliffs (<20 feet) and play in the trees, but I ski the bird so still plenty of opportunity to open a ski up. I like to be down in the snow on a big day so I tend towards skis around 115 in the waist instead of super fat options. So for a pow ski would you rock this or go up to the Magic J?
I like these for short fast runs as I tend to heel strike when I try to go fast and the drop in this shoe, along with the extra cushioning and light weight work well for that purpose versus a zero drop trainer or minimalist shoe. If I could only have one shoe I would not love these as I prefer less drop usually for longer runs, but as a part of a rotation these are great. Also really nice for hill runs because they are silly lightweight.