The Hestra Seth Morrison Pro
glove has been my favorite
winter glove for years. Hestra’s
quality is unmatched and their
gloves even stand up to park
skiers who spend as much time
grabbing their skis as they do
their poles. The Seth glove keeps
me warm on the coldest days but also breathes when
I need it to. The longer cuff tucks nicely into my jacket
and keeps the snow out when shredding in powder or
dragging my hands jibbing around the park.
The Smith I/OX is
goggle. Its really wide
lens allows for max peripheral vision, which helps me
see obstacles on the hill or when taking off or landing
switch in the park. I really dig the Blackout lens for
sunny California, but when it’s a storm day the lens
switch is super convenient and only takes about 30
seconds to switch out.
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What’s In Your Quiver?
PSIA-AASI Freestyle Specialist Ryan Christofferson
Home area: Northstar Tahoe, CA
Northstar is known for park features that range
from mini parks for the future jibbers to big booters,
technical rails, and super pipe for those advanced
park skiers. The Völkl Wall ski is built for more
advanced riders, but is not out of place sessioning
those smaller features. It has traditional camber with
a full symmetrical shape for skiers who like to ski
backwards just as much as going forward.
The Völkl Mantra is the ski you’ll most likely catch
me on outside of the park. Northstar is full of long
groomers, bumps, and lots of off-piste and trees.
The Mantra’s traditional camber and tip rocker – and
98mm waist width – make it a very versatile ski. The
tip rocker combined with its width make it fun to blast
through the trees and the off-piste terrain. Having
camber under the foot also makes it a great ski for
groomer days and arcing big long turns.
The Lekis S-Trigger system is popular for all-mountain skiing, but is also a big hit in the park. For
me, poles equal style. Not only do the Leki Mustang
poles look the part, but the S-Trigger locking system
allows jibbers and jumpers to reach down and
grab a handful of ski without having to worry about
maintaining a grip on the poles at the same time.
Tecnica’s Cochise 130 Pro
is a great boot for someone
looking to do a little of
everything. With a 130 flex,
it has a high-performance
feel that will take you
through any kind of skiing.
It’s lightweight, which gives park skiing a natural feel,
especially when I’m spending a lot of time in the air.
This boot also comes with a shock-absorbing heel
that’s worth every penny when you land a little harder
than planned. Yet another perk is the walk-mode
feature that makes hiking for turns or just strolling
through the village a lot easier.