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turbo95sir Name Turbo Tony
Location Emeryville, CA, US
Level Ski Bum  (1153 points)
Member Since 3/6/2007
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"turbonics, it's not just a name, it's a lifestyle" 
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Languages: view all languages
Years Riding: 8
Average Days/Year: 20
Skill Level: advanced
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: general knowledge
Preferred Terrain: powder, backcountry
Sizing Info  
Height/Weight: 5'8, 155 lbs
Board Size: 155
Boot Size: 10
Clothing Size: M
Jacket Size: M
Pants Size: M
Thermal Size: M
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Region: California
Location: Nor-Cal
Resort: Squaw Valley
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PRODUCT REVIEWS   (view all brand reviews)
"Feature packed shell jacket was almost everything I wanted" 4/6/2010
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2010 Sessions Atlas Snowboard Jacket Men's
  • Pros:  Insane features, Good waterproofing, Lightweight
  • Cons:  Fit wasn't exactly what I wanted, but still good, Color combo was eh,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  The jacket runs just a tad on the baggy side but otherwise true to size

Experience:   When I first got the jacket, I immediatley noticed some features that I have never seen on any other jacket I own or have seen. There are plenty of pockets for you to stash your iPod, tool, extra lens, keys, camera, etc. The jacket also comes equipped with an emergency whistle that doubles as the main cool is that? It is lightweight and with 20k waterproofing, the only thing better is Goretex. The mesh lining actually help breathability so I never overheated. Being a shell, the jacket is light enough to wear on it's own in the Spring or you can layer up and be just fine on those bitter winter whiteout days. The green is bright and just like it is pictured. My few gripes are that I am not really fond of the black areas on the jacket. If it were all green, it would be perfect. Also, the jacket is just a tad baggy and long for my taste. But that's probably only me as I don't like jackets too baggy or long. For comparison sake, I own a Burton 3L Hover and this is just about as long, but a littler baggier around the torso. Overall, it's a great jacket at a great price ($130 when I bought it) and you can't beat the price for a 20K waterproofing jacket!
"Very Warm Jacket!" 4/7/2009
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2008 Burton Down
  • Pros:  Warm, Waterproof
  • Cons:  Doesn't Breathe
  • Description:  WEATHER: Cold and Blustery Day, Storming and White Out, CHEST: Feels true to size, BODY: Feels true to length, INSEAM: Feels true to length,

Experience:   i love this jacket especially on cold, windy, blustery days. it keeps you uber warm, even in the coldest conditions. i have worn it during a snowstorm and rain - kept me dry. the only problem is that it can overheat you. i wouldn't wear it for anything above 40 degrees. even with the pits unzipped, it gets toasty. colors are hot. i have the dublin and there is no way someone is going to miss you on the slopes.
"love this board!" 3/7/2009
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2009 Burton Supermodel
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Carving,Groomers,Jumps,Powder
  • Pros:  Easy to carve, Stable at high speeds, Strong edgehold, Well known brand

Experience:   I absolutely love this board. I bought it so I could ride powder, but it's great on groomers as well. It is stable and super FAST. It's actually pretty poppy and has good flex for a freeride board. If you like blasting down the mountain and ride powder, this is the board for you. It does fine off booters as well.
"Great Comfortable Warm Glove!" 3/8/2011
Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2010 Burton RPM
  • Pros:  Warm, Not too bulky, Easy to take on and off
  • Cons:  Leather requires constant Nikwax, No straps to attach to jacket, Break down kinda quickly

Experience:   I have two pairs of these gloves. They are very warm for a beefed up pipe glove and are super comfy. Easy to put on and take off even when hands are wet or warm. Good cold weather glove, but not in sub zero temperatures. Fair warm weather glove, but your hands will be sweating with spring temps over 40. You have to apply the provided Nikwax leather goo for it to be waterproof, but even then they aren't all that waterproof, although they are leather gloves, so you can't expect that much. I wish they had straps so that you can attach them to your jacket, but that's just personal preference. My biggest problem is that they do break down kinda fast. My one pair is pretty beat up after only 1.5 seasons of use with maybe 30 days on them. That needs to change, otherwise I am happy with them.
"Good, but not great" 2/18/2011
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  • Name: 2010 686 Plexus Doppler Softshell Jacket - Men's
  • Pros:  lightweight, yet still warm, fair waterproofing,
  • Cons:  lack of pockets, lack of features,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  fits like a large baggy sweatshirt

Experience:   got this jacket last year from sierra snowboard. it fits like a size LARGE sweatshirt (i have a size MED). it's not super techy or doesn't have a lot of pockets/features, but it does what it's suppose to do. great lightweight spring jacket that's fairly waterproof at 10k mm and breathable (8k gm). it has two side roomy side pockets and one internal pocket for your ipod/lift pass. the right side pocket can double as an ipod holder as well. i like that it also has thumb holes in the articulated sleeve if you want to run an over-glove, but the cuff is fairly thick so it probably won't work with a lot of gloves, unless they have a big gauntlet. 5 stars if 686 ups the waterproofing/breathability and adds more pockets.
"A Frames are A OK!" 1/4/2011
Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2011 Oakley AFrame Snowboard Goggles Men's
  • Pros:  Good seal, Great ventilation, Oakley lenses can't be beat
  • Cons:  None,

Experience:   I have the Shuan White Signature A Frames from 2 years ago. These are great goggles that can't really be beat. The fit is great and comfortable and they provide good peripheral vision. I have the VR28 lens for everyday use and it's great for all different type of conditions. I also have the HI Yellow lens for snow and gloom days and even for night riding. Oakley makes the best lenses and I will always use these goggles and lenses when conditions are less than ideal.
"Burton Hero does it ALL!" 12/25/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton The Hero Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  V Rocker handles powder with ease, Soft flex makes ground tricks fun and simple, PDE grip so you can blast down the mountain
  • Cons:  Can be a bit unstable if you downsize too much,

Experience:   I got my hands on a 155 Hero Private Stock from 2009 and absolutely fell in love. This was Burton's first foray into rocker technology and the first rocker board I rode. It is super nimble and made carving a breeze. The soft flex make tail presses and buttering simple, yet it still can keep you upright on jumps - no washouts. It's also a dream in powder with the V rocker. Just lean back a little and the nose stays out of the snow. I have taken it out on numerous powder days in Tahoe and Whistler have had no problems. Even took it on a heli trip in New Zealand and it performed admirably. In fact, I am now set to sell my powder board as I see no need for it! A lot of people talk about it being unstable at high speeds, but I did not find that to be true on my 155. I usually ride anywhere between a 154-156 so this fell right in b/t. I can fly down the mountain, flat based at times and still feel stable as can be. It wasn't until I got a 2010 152 to play around with on the mountain that I found it chatters a little at high speeds. So if you size down, just keep on edge and carve, you'll be straight. Otherwise if you keep to your normal freeride/all-mountain board length, you shouldn't have a problem. Remember, although it's soft, it's not a jib board and with the PDE can handle speeds well. This is the most fun board I have ever ridden and I have ridden a good number. I am not a huge Burton guy, but this board has totally changed my mind. This has been the perfect board for my transition from freeride to all-mountain freestyle. I am not a park junkie, but like to mess around all over the mountain, hitting natural kickers, doing ground tricks, hitting pow and blasting down groomers. This board does it all!
"Ride Timeless is Timeless" 9/25/2010
Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2007 Ride Timeless
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Off Trail,Powder,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  stable at high speeds, fast, solid on jumps
  • Cons:  too stiff for jibbing, not great in powder,

Experience:   This is Ride's answer to Burton's Custom, quiver of one, but better. I first owned the Custom when I didn't know any better and thought it was a decent enough board. Then I got on the Ride Timeless and fell in love. It was more responsive, stable and faster than the Custom. It did everything the Custom could, but just better. It you're a freerider that loves to ball down on the groomers without fear of chatter or instability, this is your board. Good and snappy on jumps too. If you can still find one of these somewhere used, GET IT. It's worth it!
"Baggy? Not after you wash it!" 4/6/2010
Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2009 Burton Tech Flannel
  • Pros:  Dryride is plainly put...awesome!, Great for warmn days or as midweight baselayer,
  • Cons:  SUPER BAGGY,
  • Fit:  Too big
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  XL
  • Description:  Very baggy when first put on

Experience:   When I first tried this thing on...I felt the same way everyone else did...DAMN IT'S HUGE! But after wearing it with my snowboarding pants, I actually liked the baggy fit as it went well while on the mountain. If you plan on wearing this as street clothes, then's BIG. Unfortunately, I ended up washing it and drying it. It has now shrunk to the size of a L and doesnt fit that baggy with snowboarding gear anymore, yet still too big to wear as street clothes. So bottom line...dry if you want to shrink it a size or wash and hang dry if you want to keep the original size.
"3L is bombastic, but not perfect" 2/18/2010
Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2009 Burton AK 3L Hover
  • Pros:  Goretex with 3L meaning totally waterproof, Lightweight shell so you can layer, Windproof
  • Cons:  Main zipper is hard to zip, iPod pocket not functional, Stiff
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  Just as you would expect for a Burton Sig fit

Experience:   This is my first 3L AK jacket from Burton and overall I am pleased. The jacket is very thin and lightweight, yet protects against wind and is totally waterproof. It's the typical Burton Sig fit which is not too baggy and not too slim. The length is a little long for my taste, but I just cinch it up a little and it fits perfectly. You can wear this jacket in spring or dead of winter since there is enough room to layer and it's totally windproof so windchill is not a factor. Now with the another reviewer mentions, the main riri zipper is EXTREMELY hard to zip. I too thought this was just perhaps the jacket I got, but when I checked out others at Sports Basement, it was the same. This is was not a dealbreaker for me. Maybe this is how the riri zippers are? I dunno...Some other issues I have is that when new, it's also very very stiff. It loosens up a little after some use, but still much stiffer than my 2L. Finally, while there are four outside pockets, there is only one inside pocket for your iPOD and it's not all that functional. I wish it had some more inside pockets so you can stash a lock, tool, snack, etc. I have a 2L Burton AK jacket and this jacket meets the AK standard that I am use to. I am not sure I would go with any other jacket than an AK anymore.

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