Pros: Easy to Carve, Stable at High speeds, Playful yet powerful.
Cons: I like boards a little more centerd. ,
Hey all, Guth here to tell ya what i think of the 2010 Sierra Crew. This year we went where no Sierra Crew has gone before. The 2010 came from a background of tradition and experience. Based of the Burton custom (best selling board of all time) we added our in home graphics and a regular 4 hole pattern top keep your compatibility options open. As for performance...'Nuff Said. Talk about a board that really just rides everything well. Its mid flex, not too soft, not too stiff, makes it great for any riding level, and any condition. The elongated nose pushes through crud and pow like a hot knife in butter. Carbon I beam gives it power in the core without making it stiff, so don’t be afraid to push your riding to the next level. The crew will keep up anything you can throw at it. So all in all. If you could only have one board for any day of the year, the Crew is at the top of the list. Ice, pow, rail, its like a Wal-Mart. You can get anything out of it..
I gave it the coveted 5 Star rating i normally only give the 5 stars for product i have decided i liked enough to own, but my budget this season is too low for a new board.. but it deserves it.
I have spent considerable time the Forces, The Contact and the Sierra SL. Now im writing this review and description based off how they preformed with the Sierrascope. So here is a little back ground.
I feel like the Contacts have too soft of a high back and not enough beef in the straps, so i never really liked them. I felt like they gave way when i needed support. Not bad, just not my style. When i put them on the Sierra scope (compare to any RC mid flexing freestyle board) I didn't notice the usual issues that i had in the past.
So I put on the Forces on the Sierra Scope and almost couldn’t tell a difference in performance between them and the contacts. It took a few days of riding with different folks to feel that stiffer more ridged binding was a better match for me, but still a good match for the board. But i still felt like the Contacts, with the baseless tech, was a better match for the board.
With the ContactSL you have the same light weight baseless tech from the Contacts, with the stiffer heel to toe and still park/press-able side to side motion high back of the Force SL. They have a beefed up straps, while bigger and more padded then the contacts and offer a great feel and comfort still don’t offer the emhf of the forces. The new toe cap, offer a good fit. Some people have problems with Union toe caps, which is bogus, because if you put them on correctly and have your bindings adjusted right, there is no slippage issues. But again this new toe cap, (same as Burtons) will eliminate the issues that the other caps had.
So in my opinion they are a perfect blend of the Forces and Contacts As a whole i really liked them. I have been riding Unions for about 4 years now, seeing the changes they made over the years and i think they got it right with this one
There was only one really issue i found, the buckle shape is a little smooth so your fingers tend to slip off when trying to un buckle but you just have to pull a different way.
The seeker is aptly named. I really though that the Seeker was going o take control and go ‘seek’ out more crazy terrain. Choppy snow is no match. The board floats off jumps like it was a curb. While its still a twin I could get down and dirty on this on the steepest run. Take it anywhere and feel like a pro
when a board stands out at a demo, you know its good. your usally riding with a bunh of differnt people with different styles, so you get a mix of lots of type of riding. I tend to ride kinda hard so i prefere a stiffer board, but i was very pleasntly suprised that such a popy, easy to butter board can still hold it down on the steeps. becuase it is a twin i could feel it suffer a little on the hard riding but not enought to be considerd anything but amazing. one for the books for sure.
Pros: Durable, lightweight, Easy to carve, poppy, Stable at high speeds, Strong edgehold, Well known brand
I took this one out on a real bad day. Flat light, rain at the bottom of the hill, slush and ice at the top. If i was on any other board i probably would have gone home. The Wiig really was a solid ride that held up and saved me more then once when i hit some icy crud i couldn't see. Its solid core and great flex let me pop when i needed to and plow through when i needed to. A lot of fun and quality that is un questionable. I cant wait to take it up on a good day and really let the board loose. If i had to choose one nitro board for my aggressive quiver, it would be the Wiig
Ok so i have these pants. I have the SLIM Version but have tired on both. so im 5'6'' .5 (haha) and about a 33/34 in waist. I have the larges. They are still pretty spacious around the waist so def if you up to a 35 or 36 i think you would have an ok time in them. Because i am short i def have a little bit of hang but thats just the way i like them,.
They are 20k which is unbelievable for pants so cheap. I run hot so they fact that they are just a shell dosnt bother me. I have had about 14 days on the, from ice, to hot to snowstorm to regular day. By the end of the day the heels were a little soggy, but no more then any pant i have ever seen. So far, for such a simple pant, no rips, tears or any seems wear. I wont ride pants again that are no these because they are so light and easy.. i feel like im wearing regular pants. but hold up like a 300 dollar pair of AK's
Pros: Durable, Easy to carve, poppy, Stable at high speeds, Popular model, Strong edgehold
The TRS, or Total Ripper Series board is a great board for the person who likes to ride the entire mountain. On the demo days i would say that this board stood out to me because of its versitality. I took it everywhere and no matter what i had fun on it. I
Yes they are nice, but you still dont get the heel/toe flxability with the disk as you would with the est bindings. That was the whole point of the burton channel/est system, more heel/toe flxability and true board feel
I mean just like the description says.. the Rome Graft really is a board made for everything. But i have to say that what i got out of the board is that it rides very will for the price. You would expect performance like this out of something a lot more expensive. It really goes to show that with good design, you dont have to pay the big bucks to ride a pro board.
Pros: Sleeve length good, tons of features, 3 in 1 jacket
Cons: almost 2 much tech,
Jacket Fit: Just right
My Size: M
Fits Like: M
Description: Pretty much just about right for me
FIT:ok so my height is 5'6'' and a half. i weight about 160 and most of it is in my belly.
So i wear a M in analog, a Large in sessions, and M in NFA a Large in Northface, and i found that in 686 i would pick the M. This jacket for me has a good sleeve length and a little bit of body length, but that is because i am on the shorter side.
But because this is a smarty jacket
(it comes with a removable liner) which will make the jacket feel maybe a little snug on the inside, so while the jacket feels small, it actually has a bigger fit and you wont look like you are wearing a smaller tight jacket.
OTHER: This jacket is packed with tones of tech feature like wrist gators and a pass pocket and removable liner. This will be a really warm jacket that you can use in any condition.
While im very picky about the boots i wear, i have to say that im impressed with the DC Journey. I have a wider foot that feels at home in a 32 boot and with the DC, while not a wide boot, still fit fine. The heel pockets were there for good support and the flex of the boot is very responsive. So if you are a more aggressive or advanced rider and looking for a boot that will deliver, i suggest you go in and try on and pick up a pair of these. I would say that it is an 'average fit' and will fit most people fine. i wear a 9 to 10 in shoes. i picked up a 9.5 and it works perfect.
Well i have tried on many a boots in my day. but every time i go back to the fir of the 32. There isn't really any other company that has a liner that feels and preforms like 32. They have heat mold able liners that give you a custom fit that is unique to your foot.
As sor the lashed... it really is the perfect boot for any thing. I jib in this boot and i use it to carve as hard as i can. it has the support where i need it and flex when i do. i really cant imagine every riding something different.
My only issue is that every year they make them a little bit better. So i have to get new ones every so often.; So much for putting 200 days on one pair.
The Burton Dominant really has one of the best names out there because it really describes the board perfectly. Its a softer freestyle board for the 65% park 35% all mountain park rider. Spinning is effortless, and jibbing... forget about it! This is my favorite Burton board because every time i ride one.. i do something new that i didn't think i could do. It really is one of those boards thats easy to progress on. If you want to rock it in the park and turn everything on the mountain into a feature, take a look at the Dominant.
Pros: Very Livley, easy to carve, good for the enviroment
Cons: Pricy for a capita,
I had the opportunity to spend 2 days on the green Machine from capita and i love it. The first day out was a reg day with regular conditions. the board turned easy pressed like a mofo and carved hard. What really surprised me was the next day in a big pow dump. this was my first experience on a FK in pow and to see how it handled the deep stuff. Now keep in mind that nothing handles like Fish in pow, but i kept up with a 64 Charlie Slasher all day and still wasn't really feeling th pow leg burn. What made me so happy about this board was that from park to pow it did almost equally well, with out changing my stance. This truly is an all mountain freestyle board, that me, being very biased and picky about boards, would love to own. Did i mention that it is made with recycled materials so we are saving the earth while we still get to enjoy it? Im fairly sure i did.
Pros: Very stable at high speeds, great shape, looks great
Cons: ICS only,
So when i took the custom rocker out to demo, i felt a plethora of emotions. First off, i noticed how solid the board felt under my feet. I felt like i could beat it up, smash it, and it would still ride great. Second i noticed that it carved like a beast down really icy steeps. In the flats i was a little unhappy with it. I prefer to have a softer board for messing around on and despite the Rocked camber, i didn't have that great of a time in the park with it.
As for the ICS i did feel the difference between reg bindings so if you have the means to pair EST bindings with it go for it.
Even though i didn't have as much fun on it as i had hoped ( i like my rocker boards softer) i still give it 2 thumbs up. If your looking for one board for everything.. its worth riding.
Pros: Super durable. it feels like it can be run over by a truck and still hold out ok. i dont recommend it though. feels like it will last forever
Cons: I wish they had more of a variety of colors, but what can ya do.
The pics really dont do these justice. They are not so bland looking in real like. I wasn't thinking about getting one until i got to hold one and look at it. now im telling everyone i know about it.
Pros: It's really not as tacky as it looks. It's pretty sturdy so you dont have to worry about you phone or iPod being in it and dropping it or anything like that. Great for camping or the beach. It will keep the sand out and make it super easy to find. keeps scratches off you iPhone. Has a headphone hold so you can listen while its closed or use you iphone hands free.
Cons: kinda bulky, but that make it easy to din in the purse or backpack
At 5 bucks its totally worth it. I have dropped my phone after only 4 days of having it and it scratched the hell out of it. so much for a $400 phone.
Pros: Adjustability, Easy in & out, Boot hold, Durable, Good construction quality, Lightweight, Comfortable, Well known brand
Fit: fits fine
I took these out for a good day and was pleased with them. They are really light and when you strap them on you dont feel any pressure points. They are softer then i usually like but still fun. A great binding.
Pros: Durable, lightweight, Easy to carve, poppy, Stable at high speeds, Strong edgehold, Great value, Well known brand
When i took this board out i have to say i was impressed with every aspect of it. It held a great edge, push threw the moguls. when took it into the park it was smooth on the jumps, forgiving and solid. This will be one of my next boards.
Description: WEATHER: Cold and Blustery Day, Snow and Rain Mixed, CHEST: Feels true to size, BODY: Feels true to length, INSEAM: Feels true to length,
There is nothing like a good puffy. When i wear this jacket it is so warm i feel like i only need to wear a T shirt under it because its so warm. which make for a really comfortable day without having to layer.
Pros: Durable, lightweight, Easy to carve, Stable at high speeds, Strong edgehold, Great value, Well known brand
I was surprised what a good board this was. im a pretty aggressive rider but the board could keep up. I would recommend this to any one looking for a great board but doesn't feel like spend a whole paycheck on it.
Pros: Durable, Easy to carve, poppy, Popular model, Great value, Soft
I spent all day trying to do a rick on these boxes at mammoth one day. I just shouldn't stick it. then as so an i tried this board i stomped it every time after. So easy to ride. i loved it. things it would have fallin on before i ride away clean on the Influence
Pros: Durable, lightweight, Easy to carve, poppy, Stable at high speeds, Popular model, Strong edgehold, Great value, Soft
The great thing about this board is that the flex is great for girls looking to improve their riding, But when they are confidant with their skills, they can take it to the park and rip. This is the board my girl friend rides. But yes i have riding this board too.
" A board that make you feel good at riding" 1/5/2009
Name: 2009 Capita Mid Life Lost
Pros: Durable, lightweight, Easy to carve, poppy, Stable at high speeds, Popular model, Strong edgehold, Great value, Popular on mountain, Stiff, Soft
I had a lot of fun on this board. It was wider than i am used to so it felt a little wired but i really liked it. I will have to ride it more. It rocked in the powder though and super solid in the park. I want a second date
Pros: Durable, lightweight, Easy to carve, poppy, Stable at high speeds, Popular model, Strong edgehold, Stiff, Soft, Well known brand
My experance on this board was an odd one. I noticed i was missing my straps to one of my bindings when i got to the top of the hill. Turned out to be the best run of the day. I would compare this board for a BMW 545i.