Gear Guide 2018

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Hoburg
Hoburg (Guest) has reviewed Völkl Sanouk
21/10/2017
Strenghts:
Float beautiful in 36 inch snow / eBay purchased & they amazing & so fun turns great !

Weaknesses:
Flat crappy run back to the lifts is not great ! But you get there !

Summary:
If you have 4 inches +of new snow they sic !!
Went on a fresh 36 powder run & it was mountain surfing/ still tripping balls on that run

Riding style: Powder
Length on the ski: 193 cm
Riders weight: 127 kg

Kim peters
Kim peters (Guest) has reviewed K2 Pontoon
20/10/2017
Strenghts:
Powder

Weaknesses:
Groomed

Summary:
Most excellent in powder

Riding style: Powder
Length on the ski: 179 cm
Riders weight: 127 kg
Riders length: 179 cm

Albin Larsson
Albin Larsson (Guest) has reviewed On3p Kartel 108
21/09/2017
Strenghts:
All-Mountain, Powder, Groomers, Terrain Park. Very stable at speed and a solid flex for crud and off-piste freeriding.

The build quality exceptional and ready to ski directly from the factory.

Weaknesses:
I do not think there are any weakness.

Summary:
This is my best ski I have owned. ON3P found the perfect balance between piste and off piste in this ski,

The construction and quality is astounding. Handmade and built very well!

Riding style: Piste and Powder
Length on the ski: 186 cm
Riders weight: 87 kg
Riders length: 177 cm

mom o freerider
mom o freerider (Guest) has reviewed Faction Candide 3.0 JR
30/07/2017
Strenghts:
Great junior ski for competitive Freeride junior. Especially for the lighter kiddos as more flexible than some other high level junior Freeride skis. Perfect for my expert 70 pounder who's skiing the double blacks and hitting 15 footers. One of few truly rocketed junior Freeride skis which my kid prefers.

Weaknesses:
Top sheet not super sturdy

Summary:
Perfect ski for lighter expert free-rider. Suggest mount 2 cm further forward than they recommend after much trial and error if kid wants to spin on them and land big.

Riding style: freeride
Length on the ski: 145 cm
Riders weight: 35 kg
Riders length: 144 cm

Gary Sharp
Gary Sharp (Guest) has reviewed Atomic Metron 11B5c
18/04/2017
Strenghts:
Great turning and controllable ski from my first "clickin". Short turn specialist ski that fells solid and predictable at all times except when straight-running on float surface. This ski needs to be on edge at all times and gee, what a fantastic ride it will give you! Short to meduim radius in the blink of you eye. Really good, enjoyable weapon on all pitched terrain uncluding the steepest there is! Luv what they allow me do!

Weaknesses:
Flat terrain when gliding down to the lift line along the base of the valley. They sceam out to keep turning.

Summary:
Best turning and manuevering ski I have ever had the pleasure to shread on!

Length on the ski: 164 cm
Riders weight: 76 kg
Riders length: 164 cm

freez
freez (Guest) has reviewed Dynastar Ski Cross 66
13/04/2017
Strenghts:
very versatile, great ride on any terrain.

Weaknesses:
heavy, and not so many bindings available...

Summary:
took them for a few rides this last season, haven't found much powder to try them on, but they work awesome on freshly groomed piste, and have a great grip on ice, no matter the speed. they can easily catch a lot of speed, and on the bindings i have on you even have the option to move the boot further down the ski. i love them a lot, wouldn't trade them for anything!

Riding style: piste
Length on the ski: 178 cm
Riders weight: 77 kg
Riders length: 178 cm

Ian
Ian (Guest) has reviewed Prior DB3
13/04/2017
Strenghts:
Versatile do anything ski.
Stable on Crud.
Floaty and fast in deep powder.
Turns well in trees.
Faster than I expected on groomed hardpack.

Weaknesses:
Gets a bit squirrely at very high speed on ice or hardpack.

Summary:
As a ski patroller I put alot of hours on these skis last winter. I can best compare them to Salomon Lords(my previous skiis), and the Atomic Sugar Daddies(this seasons rock skiis). All three were within a centimeter in length.
Maneuverability: The Prior DB3s were far easier to turn than the others. By comparison, I found that the Lords were very hard to get the tail around, and the Sugar Daddies were somewhere between the two.
Powder Performance: The Prior had much more float and inspires the confidence to trust the ski to resist diving when the front of the ski is weighted. On the relatively steep and deep it is really stable and predictable at speed. In the trees these skis make you feel confident that you can make a sudden turn or stop when bursting through a blind gap in the branches.
Ice/Hardpack: Better than the others off groomed, but still pretty unnerving. On groomed I find the Sugar Daddies are more stable at high speeds when the snow is hard. The DB3s start to rattle around and loose edge hold under such conditions. Don't get me wrong, the priors are way faster than I thought a set of Powder skis could possibly be, but be aware that in such conditions it would be nice to have a set of racier skis.

Probably the best all around skis I have ever used.

Riding style: All conditions and all mountain as is required for ski patrolling
Length on the ski: 183 cm
Riders weight: 95 kg
Riders length: 179 cm

Hemsen
Hemsen (Guest) has reviewed Whiteout Tolstoy
13/04/2017
Strenghts:
Great looks and rugged jacket. Very comfy! Lots of features. Gore-Tex fabric.

Weaknesses:
You can't get this model any more.. :(

Summary:
I've had this jacket for a coupple of years and I absolutelly love it. It's a unique style and it just looks and feels great! The fit isperfect and let you move around as much as you want but it's not a big and baggy jacket. It just fits perfect. It has good pockets and arrangements for earphone cables and stuff. Lots of adjustment available with drawcords and zippers. Dedicated skipass pouch on the left wrist which is great. Zippers under the arms for airing out when you get hot. Good hood that can be zipped off, I always keep mine on though. Get it if you can!

(Guest) has reviewed Atomic Metron 11B5c
13/04/2017
Strenghts:
Great for tight snappy slalom type turns. Torsionally very strong and therefore probably the most predicable and fun ski that I have ever owned. This ski loves to do precision turns. Great for varying the turn radius as well. You can short swing and then immediately break out into gs turns then back again all in the one short run. This ski will go hard for you all day and then some if you have the legs to keep it turning

Weaknesses:
Tracking on straight featureless terrain is someti e difficult as this is an edge to edge side-cut ski that needs those edges to keep bighting in for stability.

Summary:
The best turning and controllable ski I have ever been on! Fantastic feel that really does make you go harder and produce the bests of you life.
But you better have strong legs because they want you to turn, turn, turn all day

Length on the ski: 164 cm
Riders weight: 75 kg
Riders length: 164 cm

(Guest) has reviewed Peak Performance BL 3S Anorak
13/04/2017
Strenghts:
light, flexible, water and wind proof, great fit, like wearing nothing
stronger than you think
pack really tiny

Weaknesses:
delaming a bit in neck area after few years

Summary:
Best jacket ever owned, until i lost it. Still makes me sad