Live in OH, Love CO and PA!
I've been wearing the same pair of these since I started riding in 2000 and I've never had a single problem with them. They have fogged on my maybe 3 times since then and that was in the absolute worst conditions (there were very few of us on the mountain it was that bad). They aren't bulky at all, super comfy (and I've tried on so many goggles over the past 10 years just trying to see if anyone comes close, none do) great venting, and durable (10 years is a pretty good run for a set of goggles i think).
Bottom line is these are awesome!
You can do pretty much everything with this board, as I have been doing just that this past week, but it's more comfortable in the pow than it is in the park. It'll do fine on groomers as well, but if you're going to stick to groomers and the park, go for either the blunt or try one of the other lib/gnu boards.
I have been riding this at Heavenly this past week through mostly pow tree runs and a little bit in the park and on some groomers and it's been so good on everything!
I'm coming off an 00-01 Forum, so this is like a dream come true for me...this thing handles so well between the magnetraction and "hybrid" camber, I couldn't imagine going back to my old board...or a regular camber board period!
I can't even describe the way it inspires confidence...hard to catch an edge because of the banana, but stable and poppy when you need it...just amazing!
I just got these since the price was so good being last year's model, but wow, these would've been worth the full retail!
I am about 5'10.5", 180 lbs, wear between 32-34 inch waisted pants, and the L are just about perfect--baggy, but not too baggy, and comfy as hell!
As for style and features, I can't imagine better! Pockets are well placed, super warm, comfy...ahh...the last week at Heavenly has been amazing in these!
I just got this jacket since the price was so good being last year's model, but wow, this jacket would've been worth the full retail fo sho!
I am about 5'10.5", 180 lbs and I got the XL b/c i had tried on a different smarty jacket where the L was too small...but the Marker fits big so the XL is a bit baggy, but still fine for me.
As for style and features, I can't imagine a better jacket! Pockets everywhere, super warm, comfy...ahh...the last week at Heavenly has been amazing in this!
These are pretty nice bindings, even if they feel "loose" compared to regular strap bindings. They go on easy once you have them set up correctly (which is a bit of a pain to do , but again, once it's done, then they're awesome!). like anything, they have their advantages and disadvantages, but I like them quite a bit and will most likely stick with them when i need to replace my current flows!
I had a pair of 00-01 DC Revos and they were good enough, but had a lot of faults as well--These are better in every way!
The Boa system lets you get in and out quick, as well get them right where you want them with minimal effort.
They are stiff, but I am used to this so it's not a bad thing. They are also warm and still look brand new after 2 full seasons of use!
I know everyone has a different shaped head, but for me, this bad boy fits me so well I barely know it's there when I'm on the mountain. It's warm, comfy, and I'm sure if I ever hit my head it'll do a fine job protecting my head.
My A-frames fit well with this helmet and the "gasket" does a good job of keeping everything warm and together.
How big are you, i.e. what are your measurements? I'm 5'10.5" 185 lbs with a 32-34 inch waist...would a large truly be good for me or should i just do the XL?
matt, what size do you have? could you tell us some of your measurements cus i'm looking into some 686 pants as well! I'm right at the same height/weight, and wear a 32-34 inch waisted jean. Thanks!
does this have wrist gaiters?
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