Echelon Killbox / ghillie hoodie - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
cav0011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 2
Echelon Killbox / ghillie hoodie

So I decided to give the killbox a chance. I am a little different then the usual customer for it though. I wear size 13 boots and wiegh 210 lbs. I got it to be a jibboard and got the 152.
One fun thing about the board is the sidewalls are two different colors (one side is blue the other is yellow) Also the text from full metal jacket is good for a quick laugh.

The Ghillie Hoodie I got in size XL.

I will update this thread as I ride it, thus far I have only carpet surfed on it for a few minutes and tried on the hoodie to see if it fit.

So I rode it today, the conditions were wet snow coming down and some crusty stuff below that.

I would describe the ride as "loose" the Killbox really feels like riding a skateboard on the snow. The board has basically zero dampness to it and when you go through hard chopped up stuff it lets you know you are an idiot. On groomed areas the board was a ton of fun, if you cant butter this board you are pretty hopeless. I found myself over rotating everything on it for the first hour or so, once I got used to the tinyness and the board shape i cleaned it up but it was easy to over rotate anyhow.

The board is definitely soft for me, i fell are few times early on partly because of the flex but mostly because of the board length compared to my height makes it really easy to throw my weight past the board and have it slip out.

Overall I think the board is a lot of fun, if I was just jibbing around and hitting park stuff all day it would definitely bring it. I however would not use it for a daily driver out here in Utah. The board is also a joy to ollie, the place where it wants to boost you is basically perfect for me and took no getting used to.

The HOODIE!!!
Ok so I have used other waterproof hoodies in the past (neff, Analog ATF, Homeschool) The big difference I notices with this one is water definately gets "in" it, however it doesnt go through it. So the hoodie looks wet and feels wet on the outside but hte inside is perfectly warm and toastie. The hood is large enough to fit over a helment if you choose to, and the facemask is well thought out. When you dont want the facemask up you can also kinda fold it inside so that it doesnt show as much. The zippers on the kangaroo pouch seem flimsy but did the job.

Bottom line, if you live in a mild enviornment the hoodie makes a good jacket, if you live colder its a solid layering tool.

Last edited by cav0011; 02-27-2014 at 03:07 PM.
cav0011 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 06:16 PM
Veteran Member
 
tokyo_dom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 766
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
What year killbox is this? Is this the one with Duck hunt onthe top sheet and the Nintendo-esque logo on the bottom? I am so in love with that deck, trying to work out a way to get it here in Japan.

And are they selling the Ghillie already? Sweet!
tokyo_dom is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
cav0011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 2
Yeah its the duckhunt one. Ill post some pic's of it.
I think I might have one of the first hoodies (online contest thing), If you call them they might be able to hook you up though.

Last edited by cav0011; 02-26-2014 at 07:15 PM. Reason: clarification
cav0011 is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2014, 12:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 150
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cav0011 View Post
Yeah its the duckhunt one. Ill post some pic's of it.
I think I might have one of the first hoodies (online contest thing), If you call them they might be able to hook you up though.
You do! The newer zippers are WAY better than the proto you have. The proto just used standard zips, the productions have YKK Plastic Molded #8's (I think, it's late )

Last edited by EchelonSnow; 10-03-2014 at 04:47 PM. Reason: YKK, not NKK. Not sure how that happened.
EchelonSnow is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Veteran Member
 
jdang307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,929
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Any size chart on those ghillies Echelon?

I'm short 145lb 5'6". Is the medium going to look XXL on me?
jdang307 is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 04:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 150
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
Any size chart on those ghillies Echelon?

I'm short 145lb 5'6". Is the medium going to look XXL on me?

No, it will be fine. They are a bit longer, but not wider.

Clothing: Ghillie masked hoodie – Echelon Boards ; look under the description tab after the order section, and there's some measurements.
EchelonSnow is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-05-2014, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
cav0011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 2
Picture of Killbox



Picture of the boards profile (hard to see but the edge never contacts when flat)
cav0011 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-05-2014, 09:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 150
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No matter how many times I see our stuff in some other place--on snow, on someone's wall, whatever---it's always weird/neat.
EchelonSnow is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-06-2014, 03:01 PM
Veteran Member
 
jdang307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,929
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by EchelonSnow View Post
No matter how many times I see our stuff in some other place--on snow, on someone's wall, whatever---it's always weird/neat.
But aren't you just a bot? Bot's don't have feelings, do they?

Gonna try the ghillie in medium and hopefully it doesn't reach my knees

Damn you dad for making me short! Brother takes after my mom and is taller
jdang307 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 150
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
But aren't you just a bot? Bot's don't have feelings, do they?
I was once a man... ONCE A MAN!!!!!
EchelonSnow is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome