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giftedhands Name Michael Lowry
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Gender: Male
Age: 29
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Experience  
Years Riding: 3
Average Days/Year: 60
Skill Level: advanced
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: general knowledge
Preferred Terrain: powder, backcountry, park, groomers
Sizing Info  
Height/Weight: 5'11, 185 lbs
Board Size: 159
Boot Size: 10.5
Clothing Size: L
Jacket Size: L
Pants Size: L
Thermal Size: L
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Region: California
Location: Nor-Cal
Resort: Northstar-at-Tahoe
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"Sierrascope.. WOW!" 12/18/2009
Helpful Review?   (3) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2010 Capita Sierrascope FK
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Butters,Groomed,Jibs,Jumps,Low Speeds,Switch Riding
  • Pros:  Lots of Pop!!, Press with ease!!,
  • Cons:  none.,

Experience:   I rode this board in chop, groomers, and 2 feet of powder over 3 days at Northstar in Lake Tahoe. This board impressed me straight from the get-go. It is VERSATILE. Being mostly a mtn terrain rider, i was very surprised by how well the sierrascope held an edge and carved down the mtn.Cruising around, this board had TONS of pop, and pressing was as easy as it was fun. Capita's FK tech helped it keep its nose up in powder, and the sierrascope floated very well. This board really shines on groomers, intermediate terrain, and in the park. I wouldn't call it a quiver killer, as i prefer a stiffer board for the advanced terrain, but if you're looking for a fun and versatile park/freestyle board, this is truly an excellent choice. At the top of my list.
"Low Profile Headcase" 7/30/2009
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  • Name: 2009 RED Mutiny
  • Pros:  Low profile, very warm, padding is adequate.

Experience:   I own the red trace, red hifi, and red mutiny, and the mutiny is by far my favorite. It's got a great low profile look and doesnt make your head look like a mushroom top. The matte black is a classy touch too. No need to wear a beanie underneath, and it fits great with my anon realms, spy soldiers, and oakley crowbars just fine. Can't be beat at this price.
"Foursquare Michalira Review" 6/3/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Foursquare Michalira
  • Pros:  Breathable, Durable, Lightweight, Warm, Waterproof
  • Description:  WEATHER: Spring Day, Blue Bird Powder Day, Cloudy and Cold, Cold and Blustery Day, Snow and Rain Mixed, Sleet, Storming and White Out, CHEST: Feels too big, BODY: Feels true to length, INSEAM: Feels true to length,

Experience:   This jacket is simply amazing. They put a lot of tech and effort into this coat. It comes with a balaclava, and a stowaway pocket to keep it in. Its got nice wrist gaiters, strong zippers, earphone loops, and 15k waterproofing, and it looks awesome! Its a mint green, but a very mature color. The fur is removable if you don't like it. It even comes with a retractable badge reel, for your day or season pass. Foursquare has quickly shot to the top of my favorite clothing companies, i will be buying a lot more of their products. Buy this coat!
"Best Powder Board in the World. Period." 3/1/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Fish LTD
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Carving,Chop,Crud,Groomers,High Speeds,Off Trail,Powder
  • Pros:  Effortless float, carves like a dream, king of the powder!

Experience:   This is by the far the best powder board, period. Takes your powder riding to a brand new level. Float, slash, and carve like you've always wanted to, this board is your whiteroom dreamstick. I absolutely LOVE this board. You can ride in 3 feet of powder, and just surf on top, no problemo. For my full review, check it out here. http://www.sierrasnowboard.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=33496
"Gets The Job Done!" 11/7/2009
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  • Name: 2010 Dakine Adjustable Tuning Iron
  • Pros:  Constant temperature, Easy to use,
  • Cons:  None,

Experience:   I upgraded to this iron from my cheapo 5 buck clothing iron from walmart. The Dakine iron is simple to operate, has an accurate dial for your temperature, and keeps the heat where its supposed to. One of the main problems with using clothing irons is that they have holes, and when the wax gets in those holes, the iron will shut off for safety. The Dakine iron has no holes, so it maintains the temperature you want, without worry. Great iron for anybody who waxes their own boards. Well worth the price.
"Stylin Kicks" 10/7/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Gravis Cortex Skate Shoes Men's
  • Pros:  Stylish, easy to clean,
  • Cons:  tongue slips,

Experience:   Really enjoy these kicks, and i get compliments on em all the time. They're overall pretty comfy shoes to wear around, and are a steal at the current price. The only concern i have, is that the tongue sometimes slips to the side, which can be a bit irritating on the foot. Still, I ordered a few more pairs, so I'd definitely recommend em. I normally wear a 10, but size up a half in Gravis, i think they generally run a bit smaller than what I'm used to wearing.
"Support System" 3/24/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Celsius Opus 5 Ozone
  • Pros:  stiff flex, ankle harness, incredibly comfortable
  • Fit:  mid
  • Flex:  stiff
  • Shoe Size:  10
  • Boot Size:  9.5

Experience:   Absolutely love this boot here. After spending a season on the burton ozone's, i was looking for a boot with a stiffer flex, that would hold up all over the mountain, and man have i found it. The opus 5 is the stiffest boot Celsius makes, but incredibly comfortable to stand in, ride in, walk around in. If you're a rider that enjoys fast and hard carving, look here. Very comfortable ankle harness, and virtually removed all my heel lift. As with all boots, try em on if you get the chance, but if you're looking for a stiff boot thats well comfortable, this just might be your new favorite.
"Hello Good Lookin!" 1/28/2010
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  • Name: 2010 32 Alpha 3L
  • Pros:  30k waterproofing, awesome fit, wrist gaiters
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  The 32 Alpha has a great athletic fit. It tapers in underneath the armpits, and then tapers out towards the waist.

Experience:   This is 32's highest quality jacket, with 30k waterproofing and 15k breathability. It fits true to size, and is an awesome, athletic fit! I'm 5'11, 180 lbs, and i got the large. No insulation in this one, its a basic shell, but a proper layering is all you need, because this baby will keep you very dry! Has a very cool ipod/iphone inside pocket that's clear, so you can access your device without taking it out. Awesome price too, i challenge you to find a 3L 30k waterproofing jacket at this price.
"Burton Cartel EST Review" 12/31/2009
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Cartel EST
  • Pros:  Versatility, Great midflex, Easy adjustment
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   Hey guys! I ride the 2010 Cartels almost everyday, these bindings are awesome! I'm mostly a mtn/freestyle kind of rider, bus these bindings take me through the park,advanced terrain, wherever i want to go. I consider the cartels an awesome midflexing binding, great for the rider who does a lot of everything. I normally ride the Burton CO2, but these Cartels are giving em hard competition. I've paired these cartels on my custom v-rocker, and the EST feel and ease of adjustment is perfect. If you're a rider who likes to mix it up all over the mountain, this binding is for you.
"Analog Compliant Review" 7/21/2009
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  • Name: 2008 Analog Compliant
  • Pros:  Warm, not too heavy, nice padding around the neck, PRICE!!

Experience:   Jackets a steal at the current price, though i do feel the length runs a bit long. Good fabric inside and out, will definitely keep you warm. This will be the jacket i wear on my way up to, and back from the mtn.
"Decent Lock" 7/15/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Dakine Key Lock
  • Pros:  Comes with 2 keys, provides a good peace of mind if you're worried about your board being stolen.
  • Cons:  The plastic isn't that sturdy, I had mine in my backpack and it broke on a small fall.

Experience:   If you're going to spend for a lock, try to find something a bit more sturdier with a thicker cable. Otherwise, use board check at your resort.
"Burton Powerstretch Liner Review" 5/11/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Powerstretch Liner
  • Pros:  Warm, snug, don't bulk up your outerglove, good grip feeling on the fingers, price!
  • Cons:  Not the strongest fabric.

Experience:   These are much better quality than the liners that tend to come with gloves. My previous liners tore within 5 uses, but these are much stronger. At the current price, they're a steal and a must-have to keep an extra pair in your pack in case your hands get wet.
"Rockin Pants" 5/8/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Analog Perimeter
  • Pros:  Durable, Warm
  • Description:  WEATHER: Spring Day, Blue Bird Powder Day, Cloudy and Cold, Snow and Rain Mixed, Sleet, Storming and White Out, LEG: Baggy, WAIST: Feels true to size, INSEAM: Feels too long,

Experience:   These pants rock! They feel very very comfortable around the waist, and kinda taper off towards the calf. These are my go-to pair of pants, i love these things. My ONLY complaint is that i like my pants to have a guard on the bottom, which these don't, but i still love em.
"Burton Franchise Review" 5/5/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Franchise
  • Pros:  Breathable, Durable
  • Description:  WEATHER: Blue Bird Powder Day, Cloudy and Cold, Cold and Blustery Day, Snow and Rain Mixed, Storming and White Out, CHEST: Feels too big, BODY: Feels too long, INSEAM: Feels true to length,

Experience:   The franchise is a well built jacket, with a nice twill fabric. There's great venting under the arms, and strong zippers for the pockets. It has the zipper powder skirt, that will work with corresponding pants, to keep out snow from any falls. The only problem i have is that the sizes run too large. I'm 5'11, 180 lbs, and a large is bit too big. At this steal of a price though, i can grow into it.
"RED Trace Review" 4/17/2009
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  • Name: 2009 RED Trace
  • Pros:  It'll keep your head in one piece, and i like the simple styling of it.
  • Cons:  Not enough warmth, ok fit.

Experience:   Decent helmet, but not enough comfort or padding for me on the inside. I got this helmet, and then exchanged it for the hi-fi.
"Burton Supermodel ICS Review" 3/27/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Supermodel
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Carving,Groomers,Powder
  • Pros:  lightweight, Easy to carve, Strong edgehold

Experience:   Got a chance to demo this board, and enjoyed it thoroughly. Even though its 10mm, the taper on this board is definitely noticeable and gives quicker turn action. The custom core has a great flex to it, this is a nice everyday stick.
"RED Hi-Fi Review" 3/26/2009
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  • Name: 2009 RED Hi-Fi
  • Pros:  Keeps your noggin real warm, and your ears as well. It also protects your head from ice. Solid price.
  • Cons:  construction could be a bit more quality.

Experience:   No need to wear a beanie underneath this, it is warm! The graphic is ok, but to each their own. It keeps my brain in one piece, so its all good with me.
"Perfect Coldweather Jacket!" 3/23/2009
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  • Name: 2008 Analog Geiger
  • Pros:  Breathable, Warm, Waterproof
  • Cons:  Not Enough Pockets or Features
  • 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,

Experience:   Wore this jacket in heavy snow with no problemo. You can easily wear this with a single layer underneath. Lotta down and 20k waterproofing make this jacket a snowday standard. Plus, it looks great!
"Represent. " 3/16/2009
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  • Name: 2010 Sierra Crew
  • Pros:  High-quality, clean look, classic fit.

Experience:   Let everybody know that sierra is the best snowshop, period. This shirt is comfy, quality made, and looks awesome!
"Great Deal" 3/13/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Dakine Nitrous Cold Wax 6oz
  • Pros:  Gets the job done, great price.
  • Cons:  Weather specific.

Experience:   Good wax, but its specific to the temperatures listed. If you're riding in cold, then pick this up.
"Walking on Sunshine" 3/10/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Ozone
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Pros:  Heel hold, Comfortable, Easy lacing, Good quality, Warm
  • Fit:  heel is snug

Experience:   Solid light boot. These got rid of my previous heel hold problem. I wear these on CO2's and an ICS custom.. and it is one awesome feel! The Ozone's also keep my feet very warm due to some special foam they got in there. Lose your old cement blocks and pick these up.
"Best. Binding. Ever." 2/23/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton CO2 EST
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  Boot hold, Durable, Good construction quality, Lightweight, Comfortable, Easy installation
  • Fit:  fits fine

Experience:   The most comfortable binding i've ever had. I was carving all day long with no problems and had zero fatigue at the end of the day. They're incredibly light, and the toe strap feels great. I'd buy em again if they were stolen.
"Go Gore-Tex!" 2/20/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Gore Tex
  • Pros:  warm and dry. what else ya need?
  • Cons:  none.

Experience:   These gloves do what they should, keep your hands warm and dry. Enough length on the wrists to pull em under my jacket, and im dry for the day.
"Protect yourselves kids." 2/19/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Dakine Low Roller Snowboard Bag
  • Pros:  Seperate boot pockets, strong zippers, smooth wheels, good padding, price!
  • Cons:  none.

Experience:   I bought this bag for bus trips to the slopes, and it easily stores my boots, board, jacket, and accessories. No problem taking this on a domestic flight, its a very sturdy bag.
"All Around Awesome" 2/10/2009
Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2009 Burton Custom
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Boxes,Jumps,Powder,Rails
  • Pros:  lightweight, Easy to carve, Strong edgehold
  • Cons:  Top sheet scratches

Experience:   Can't go wrong anywhere on the mtn with this one. Very responsive, almost seems intuitive. The ICS is a very diff system, adds a great feeling to riding. This'll be my last board for a while.

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