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post #91 of 171 (permalink) Old 06-25-2011, 09:58 AM
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At a recreational level there's not much gear required... a bike and a helmet maybe (most chair-assisted mountains require helmets). Most of the gear is only a requirement if your going to be doing gnarly shit, I ride technical black diamonds at my mountain on my beat-to-shit 6 year old hardtail just fine. I just don't try to kill myself in the process.

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I don't see why not, once you take out the liner the thing is basically a skateboard helmet. Beware though, once you take out the liner they do get roomier - may not fit your head as well.
Ahhh... so I have to decide between buying a new mountain biking helmet or a new snowboard helmet... haha, tough choice.

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Hey guys, just recently got into downhill and im wondering what shoes you guys use when riding? Im currently eyeballing these > Five Ten | Impact High

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Definitely go with a pair of five tens. Don't remember which ones mine are but the karvers are pretty awesome! The soles are so sticky and they have some awesome ankle padding!
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Awesome! thanks Slinky one more thing, how waterproof are yours? cuz it dont say nothing about it on their website :/
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Definitely go with a pair of five tens. Don't remember which ones mine are but the karvers are pretty awesome! The soles are so sticky and they have some awesome ankle padding!
I don't own them, but I will be buying a pair of Impacts as soon as my local shop gets more in so I can try them on.

One of my riding buddies loves them. Super sticky soles.
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dont know about any of them being waterproof...i've never worried about water proof mountain bike shoes...

here's some downhill at Sugarbush mountain in VT on that 24th of July
‪Sugarbush extravaganza‬‏ - YouTube
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So who, besides me has been riding this Summer?

16 Gnu Swallow Tail Carver . 16 NS West . 15 NS Snowtrooper BIA
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16 Flow Talon . 14 Flow Hylite
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I just bought my first downhill bike this summer, it's freaking awesome!

Vifilstadahlid klippt - YouTube

Here's a small edit i made yesterday, I was by myself and had no tripod but i think it turned out ok..

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I was ripping some dh in the dark last night. Nothing can compare to that.


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