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I should keep an eye out for a decent jacket actually... I've been cobbling together things that I've already owned or bought used.

Ended up with an awesome jacket but it's missing a hood and the pocket situation is totally whack. So... Yeah. Gonna need something again real soon. Will likely look through some pages for more 686 gear.
Airblaster, I'm telling you.

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Airblaster, I'm telling you.

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Their pocket situation is pretty bad from what I've seen. Great for minimalist Park rats, but really rough unless I'm wearing my bibs... That may need to be replaced if I can't have the rivet button repaired!
 

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Their pocket situation is pretty bad from what I've seen. Great for minimalist Park rats, but really rough unless I'm wearing my bibs... That may need to be replaced if I can't have the rivet button repaired!
Really? What pocket situation are you looking for? I've never thought my jacket was lacking in pockets, and I don't keep anything in my bibs.

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Really? What pocket situation are you looking for? I've never thought my jacket was lacking in pockets, and I don't keep anything in my bibs.

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Keeping keys, a cliff bar, goggles, phone, glove liners, and maybe a multitool.

The air blasters I looked at in store only had like 2 pockets on the sides.

Something with the military style 4 patch pockets would be dope, esp if it came with a pass pocket on the sleeve and an internal pocket or two.

I also really like having wrist gaiters.
 

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Keeping keys, a cliff bar, goggles, phone, glove liners, and maybe a multitool.

The air blasters I looked at in store only had like 2 pockets on the sides.

Something with the military style 4 patch pockets would be dope, esp if it came with a pass pocket on the sleeve and an internal pocket or two.

I also really like having wrist gaiters.
You need to look at more Airblaster coats, mine have all of those, and I'm with you, I'll never buy another coat without wrist gaiters.

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Boas have the same issue. It’s likely not the laces but the boot liner compressing from the time you lace up. I guess boa adjustment is slightly quicker, but not really when you factor in the time it takes to remove mittens and hike up your pants anyway.
Eh, it takes me a while to tighten the laces because I lock lace and have to redo everything. The majority of the time, if I tie things up once on the gondola ride up and hope that's that. It's getting way better as they've broken in... but my GF just got double boa boots this season and she's locked and loaded right away...

Im getting tempted by those DC boots, have tried Ride,32,Vans,Adidas, have yet to find "the one"

Do it dude, Boas are where its at, you can even loosen them on the way up op once you start getting tired/sore, then retighten them right before coming down, its the shit!

Not even close to being true, I can make micro adjustments on the boas while im starting down a run, no need to take off mittens.
If you want stiff AF boots check out the Shuksan's. They're honestly a solid price right now for 230 or so... but the T.Rices were like 140 in the fall last year (i checked my previous posts from then). I might hold off for a better deal. I spent quite a bit on my TM3's so... Might hold off.

You need to look at more Airblaster coats, mine have all of those, and I'm with you, I'll never buy another coat without wrist gaiters.

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Which one do you have?
 

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Eh, it takes me a while to tighten the laces because I lock lace and have to redo everything. The majority of the time, if I tie things up once on the gondola ride up and hope that's that. It's getting way better as they've broken in... but my GF just got double boa boots this season and she's locked and loaded right away...



If you want stiff AF boots check out the Shuksan's. They're honestly a solid price right now for 230 or so... but the T.Rices were like 140 in the fall last year (i checked my previous posts from then). I might hold off for a better deal. I spent quite a bit on my TM3's so... Might hold off.



Which one do you have?
I tried on the Shuksan and T. Rice and didn't find either to be Stiff at all. Nowhere close to what my 2015 Ions were when new. I decided to go with the Vans Infuse this time around over those DC's and a few 32's that I tried on.
 

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I tried on the Shuksan and T. Rice and didn't find either to be Stiff at all. Nowhere close to what my 2015 Ions were when new. I decided to go with the Vans Infuse this time around over those DC's and a few 32's that I tried on.
Agreed. Even Photons are stiffer than the T Rice when new, but the T Rice's flex was a good all-rounder for me (when new). They definitely weren't nearly as stiff as expected.
 

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@ridethecliche i have an air blaster jacket and agree, wack pockets.
I bought a Strafe. So many pockets. I can carry everything I’d bring in my backpack (minus a thermos) in my Strafe. However I rarely laden it down like that. It’s not comfortable.

When I have my bibs on and my Strafe I think I have like 12-15 pockets available. Chest pockets are MASSIVE, like you could pack them until people think you got some DD’s under there.

downside? Not that great in rain riding and $$$$$$$$
 

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@AceCoast mentioned this in another thread but I thought it should be posted here as well. Endeavor snowboards 50% off through their web store.

 

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Isn't Adidas leaving the biz?

I forgot to mention the endeavor sale here... Whoops.

I'll add this.

Anyone ridden a paradigma? Kinda tempted tbh. Is there a current discount code or shipping code?

At 350, I may get the iguchi pro camber I've been thinking of.
 

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Isn't Adidas leaving the biz?

I forgot to mention the endeavor sale here... Whoops.

I'll add this.

Anyone ridden a paradigma? Kinda tempted tbh. Is there a current discount code or shipping code?

At 350, I may get the iguchi pro camber I've been thinking of.
Dang. Didn't know they were leaving. Has that been confirmed?
 

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I heard this rumour as well, and I couldn't find their boots in Canada when I was looking late season.

That said, though, they've shown their 2021 lineup and released a catalogue, so it looks like they're sticking around for now, at least.


 

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Isn't Adidas leaving the biz?

I forgot to mention the endeavor sale here... Whoops.

I'll add this.

Anyone ridden a paradigma? Kinda tempted tbh. Is there a current discount code or shipping code?

At 350, I may get the iguchi pro camber I've been thinking of.
I was looking at the stereo a couple of months ago and when speaking to Amplid they said freight to Aus was going to be 175 euros which was up there
 

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The paradigma really speaks to me. Hard sell between that and the iguchi pro board.

I really respect iguchi.
 

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Eh, it takes me a while to tighten the laces because I lock lace and have to redo everything. The majority of the time, if I tie things up once on the gondola ride up and hope that's that. It's getting way better as they've broken in... but my GF just got double boa boots this season and she's locked and loaded right away...



If you want stiff AF boots check out the Shuksan's. They're honestly a solid price right now for 230 or so... but the T.Rices were like 140 in the fall last year (i checked my previous posts from then). I might hold off for a better deal. I spent quite a bit on my TM3's so... Might hold off.



Which one do you have?
Not sure which model it is, it's from a few years ago. Had the 2 pockets on the bottom, the one you can see on the chest that is huge, and another hidden one under the zipper. There are coats with more pockets for sure, but I've never wished I had more when wearing this, and it's bullet proof.

Have several different Airblaster things, and love them all, so always recommend them, but obviously YMMV.


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