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Old 01-02-2010, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
LoganCormier
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Post Review of my newbie gear

I'm really bored so I'm going to do a quick review on my first equipment

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Mah board: Santa Cruz Fusion TT. Even though I've only had experience with rentals, I can tell this is an amazing beginner board. I literally have no complaints, only compliments. Perfect flex for me, great control, really saves you when you think you're not going to make it. Very lightweight too. Plus the graphics are just beastly I have a lot of confidence before I head down a hill on this board because I know it's not holding me back at all. Amazing value for the performance. Best Prices on Santa Cruz Fusion TT Snowboard 151 - Mens Snowboards Snowboarding Gear Equipment

Bindings: Burton Freestyles. I guess I didn't get the 2010 version (I bought in-store), but they're still great. Keeps me strapped in right and tight, I never have to worry about them. Very comfortable. There is one thing about these that I don't neccessarily like, but I guess it is a good thing. The crank things start to skip teeth when you're strapped in tight enough so you can't strap too tight and you don't strip the teeth. I always like things to be really tight on my feet because I feel more secure but the tightness that these allow is absolutely perfect. So yeah no movement at all, it's like my boots are part of my board with these bindings, but with the added support bindings give.

Boots: Ride Orion 2010's. Nothing bad with these as far as I can tell. Very comfortable, tighten really easily, tough and really solid yet soft. Really makes me feel like I have control over my board. Plus they're very lightweight which is a bonus.
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Helmet: Red HiFi 2010. I've only used it once but I've noticed a lot so far. Fits to my head perfectly and only moves when I want it to. I don't notice it at all when I'm riding. Keeps my ears perfectly warm. The headphone insert thing is really cool and fits headphones well but I haven't used it while riding yet. Holds my goggles in place perfectly. One thing I really noticed about these is how easy it is to hear when I'm wearing it. I thought my hearing would be somewhat limited from it but it's not at all. When I use my phone with my helmet still on, I can hear fine with the phone outside the ear pads. So yeah no complaints with this thing either.

Goggles: Anon Solace Work Of Art goggles. Just found out from searching for a link for these that they're womens... but you could never tell. I know that I may possibly have maybe overspent just a little bit considering these are my first goggles... Well either way I had some extra money from xmas and I totally fell in love with these so I got them. I can see fine, I was actually really surprised how well the lenses define things. With other goggles I could hardly make out jumps before I was on them but with these I'm always ready. If that's not enough, these are one of the coolest goggles (imho) out there. I actually got a few compliments on them my first time out so... yeah. Also, no fog at all. None. Totally worth the money. Anon Goggles

Gloves: Burton Goretex's. The only moisture that touches my hands in these is my own sweat. Nothing gets through these, really tough, seals off very nice. The insterts are really nice too. The only problem I have with these is that it takes a little longer than average to take off, and if you're not careful when taking out the inserts, the sticky bottom of the inserts grips onto the lining and the lining gets pulled inside out which can take a while to try to put the thumb part back in. If that happens, don't try to put it back in with the insert gloves on, just use your bare hand, it'll go a lot faster. The zipper pockets on them are cool. I put some paper money in them once and even though the only thing between the money and the world is the thin shell of the gloves (the pockets are on the outside of the fuzzy liner), they only got a little moist after a full 10-hour day of being put through a lot of snow. So yeah, pretty cool. The goggle wipe on the left glove is pretty nice. I honestly couldn't imagine a better glove. Waterproof, warm, pockets, goggle wipe, keeps all snow out... yep, no problems at all with these.
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So there's your quick review I hope you liked it and got something out of it.

Thanks for readin!
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