Yes, but it's still pretty slim, I prefer them over skinnys by far
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A big stick for when speaking softly isn't enough. This is my 2nd A-frame. The last I just had split board converted. I'm a true believer that a big mountain stick should be traditional camber. These things lock into a carve and hold it until you're ready to go the other way. They have a ton of pop on transitions, and they dig hard into the snow. Deep, steep, you name it, this board won't disappoint. Plus they are beautiful enough to hang on your wall just to look at. Arbor outdid themselves with this year's models.
I can confirm the g12 fits great.
This board is beautiful, I have received so many comments on the top sheet that its crazy. It's fast, stable, poppy, and it locks in a turn unlike anything I have ridden.perfect.
Loaded up on the subarooo this box is wonderful in many ways. Thule is the brand I trust for all of my racks, bars, attachments etc. Been used for everything from snowboards to life jackets and many things in between. Get one, you will understand.
I packed one of these suckers up to the heavy with everything from high end electronics to swanky duds for those black tie affairs. And it has flown many miles never to receive more than a scuff from the gorillas that are hired to load bags on planes. Definitely suggest this bag.
Just a quick edit from our trip up Katahdin with the hero2. Ran into a few troubles the cold night sucked the battery down on day 1, I didnt think to put it on my charger pack until that night. After staying fully charged up all night I didnt have any trouble with the battery life at all. This camera is top notch coupled with a 32 gb SD card and a battery backpac (purchased after this trip) you can snag ALOT of raw footage. This is mounted up to an unvented helmet using the curved 3M mount. This videos quality is degraded a fair amount from windows movie maker (all Ive got right now) and youtube being what it is. But either way a decent sample of what this puppy can do. Shot in 960p, 48fps
Been an Oakley fanboy for a long time. I can say Seth and the folks at Oakley have outdone themselves on this years goggles these things look fantastic, the graphics pop, the strap is badass, and the bag matches the whole setup. At the resort a ton of people asked me which model goggles they were, and in the backcountry these suckers are top notch. The crowbar system to me is the best one that Oakley currently has going, the fit is perfect with or without a brain bucket. I use the G30 lenses for most everything though if its a really bright clear day I will toss the gold iridium in them to save my precious eyeballs. Plus they make you like 40% more awesome because Seth endorses them.
I am sure this pack is great for those of you lucky enough to actually heli ride regularly. as far as being a pack that you can use to bootpack/snowshoe through the backcountry, it is not. It has plenty of room for a days worth of safety gear and really is large enough to use as a pack to hike from a base camp of some sort. However it is not built to withstand such use. I usually have no complaints with Dakines products in the durability field, but I feel as though this pack was designed more to hop on the big yellow bus than it was to haul a board, crampons, and axe to a summit and then shred down with snowshoes in tow. After 1 use the snowboard strap on the front was frayed almost all the way through, I was using it for a 3 mile ascent from basecamp. I had my Nidecker Ultralight strapped in and the edges from the board chewed up the low grade board strap in no time, I was almost forced to carry my board luckily it held on long enough to get me to the top, though it will never be able to hold a board properly again (may be sending this one back BC, sorry :(. ) I do like the ease of use with the axe loops however even those are not quite big enough to easily/quickly get a axe with a floating leash, a straight handled leashless axe may fit better. the front pouch is not easily accessible when loaded down and the goggle pouch gets crushed by the board strapped to the back of the pack. The interior of the pack leaves a lot to be desired as well though at this pricepoint I was not exactly expecting a high end organizer. For what it is, you get a pack that would likely hold up to years of heli riding, with the occasional short bootpack, for a school pack this would be just fine though the lack of interior organizing would be a negative for me it is not for many people. I will say that this pack LOOKS great. I dont like to leave negative reviews but I couldnt get over the short comings of this rig.
Bindings would depend mostly on the size of her boots. I would get Burton bindings just to save yourself from buying a new baseplate. All of the hardware will be included someone who knows a little something about snowboarding should install them for you. If you can get back to me with a boot size I will be able to help more. These bindings are adult sized mens bindings small is size 6-8 mens. If her feet are smaller than that I would look into kids bindings, the burton mission smalls are pretty solid.
If he doesnt have bars on the roof you are going to have to buy those as well. Like Jeff said, the Yakima website would be your best bet. Lucky son!