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Gregory B.

Gregory B.

Gregory B.

Gregory B.wrote a review of on April 9, 2013

4 5

I have this glove in a size 9. I am 5'8" 145lbs. My glove size using Backcountry's sizing method is a size 9. The glove fit I chose was snug with finger tips touching the inside tips of the glove. I did this intentionally so I would have maximum dexterity with the glove on. I love the glove for this very reason. This fit yields a glove that is not as warm as one that has dead air space between the finger tips and glove material. That is generally true of all gloves. I have to use a hand warmer in my palm when I ski or ride in this glove. This probably wouldn't be the case if I sized up to a looser fitting glove such as size 11. My hands are generally always warm in any glove that has a loose fit and always cold in a glove that has a tight fit. It's a trade off of warmth for dexterity. Dead air space is a better insulator than most glove insulations. The liner is attached to the shell. It is attached at the wrist area only. With a tighter fit and if my hand or the inside of the glove is moist the liner has a tendency to back out and the finger compartments tangle as I pull my hand out making the glove hard to re-enter. This would probably not be a problem with a larger fit or less of a problem if the three finger area was one space. The shell material has a great deal of tackiness to it. It works well for riding dirt bikes in colder weather. I don't have any problem operating the throttle, clutch or brake. I don't snowmobile but I would imagine it would perform very well. The shell materials tackiness and raised portions on the knuckle area of the glove can make it more difficult to enter tighter ski pole straps especially when moist. The gauntlet ripped off when I snagged a tree branch as would be expected. There was a convenient place to reattach the strap to a brass eyelet at the base of the palm.




Gregory B.

Gregory B.wrote a question about on March 16, 2013

I'm looking for advice for anyone who's willing to give it.
Here's my story. I am new to skiing but have boarded for 16 years. I had never been on ski's in my life prior to last week but always wanted to ski. I board mostly Utah and Colorodo. I am 5'-8" 145lbs. I rented Rossignol 168cm S3's a couple of days ago and had a blast. This is the best description of my current skill status. I skipped pizza, & by the end of day 2 I am able to keep my ski's parallel, carve big and small turns, ski flat, straight, dodge people etc. and be agressive on blue groomers and for the most part stay out of the back seat. I did a black groomer at the end of the day and felt comfortable but had to carve with aggressive speed checking to stay in control. I haven't been off the groomers or in the trees yet. I generally only board trees and off trails unless conditions are miserable and I want to do the same with skis but I will inevitably get plenty of groomer time. I loved the playfullness and surf feeling of the S3. I have a Lib Tech Travis Rice board that has a similar feel when not on edge. I don't mind the front end wandering around and am used to it. My friend, a very good skier, has S7's and uses them everywhere, resort, sidecountry, pow, heli trips etc and loves them. My question is this. Based on my current status is the S7 too much ski for me? what size should I get? I could turn the 168's effortlessly, what bindings, boots, or other ski's should I put on a short list? I would ski mostly Snowbird, Solitude, Vail, & Alta.