Overall Overall, it's a good quality product just like everything else Line makes. I'm not sure if the grab tab is right for me but it's worth giving it a shot. Worse comes to worst you could easily unscrew the grab tab and still have an awesome pair of poles. Performance I'll be completely honest, I was a little skeptical of the whole grab tab thing. I've learnt to grab with two fingers and hold on to the pole with my thumb, pinky and ring finger. It was hard to gauge whether or not I like the grab tab because I had to change the way I ski. However, I lent my poles to my brother and he liked them. He always wears mittens so he is used to grabbing with his whole hand. I've always skied with either cheap kids poles or none at all so these are definitely the nicest poles I've ever skied with. It's also the first time that I actually lock up my poles with my skis. The grip isn't uni-directional like most ski poles so I don't go all OCD when my pole is slightly twisted. It sounds stupid but I love that about them. The strap is really nice and comfortable too. There are a few things that bother me about these poles. I've found that the optimal height for a ski pole for me is about the length of a cane so I can keep the poles short and push off easily with the palm of my hand. This proved to be annoying with the grab tab. Another thing that bugs me is that the Line graphic got cut off when I cut my poles down. They're such awesome looking poles so I was a little heartbroken. I thought it would be important to note that the yellow grab tab and red pole baskets happen to go with my NS jacket. It worries me that people will think I did on purpose to match. ___________________________________________________________________ Buy 2012 Line Pointy Sticks With Grips at evo.com or shop for all Line Skis Gear.
Overall I love these skis! They're really fun, durable and inexpensive. Performance I'm not even kidding when I say these are the best skis I've ever ridden. My brother was so damn jealous he ended up getting the same setup as me. They fee superl solid on jumps and they're really nimble on rails. It's the first time I ski a symmetrical ski so it took me a few days to get used to but after I did I had the sudden urge to make love to my skis. Design The Stepups look awesome. The graphics on top of the wood create a nice mix of class and badassery. Value "Rip off or steal?" A steal! Literally because somebody actually stole mine :( They aren't too expensive and they'll last super long providing nobody takes them from you. Durability These things are made to get beat up. The only issue I had with them was the bases getting dried up really fast so I kept having to wax them all the time.
Overall Fit: The hoodie fits me great. I like the fact that the hood is made in three pieces so when I go into 8-mile mode I don't look like I'm part of the kkk. Performane:I've always been told that in order to be badass you have to wear Full tilt. So now I can be badass off the hill too. Other than that it does everything a hoodie should do. the logo is also reflective so I won't get hit by a car while I'm running through the street. Design: It's a pretty cool design. It has some flashy yellow accents but not enough for it to be obnoxious. The coolest part about this hoodie is that the zipper is shaped like a little full tilt boot. If ever I get in an accident and my hoodie is wrecked, I will make sure I salvage the zipper. Now that I think of it that's probably why the logo is reflective. Durability: I don't usually study the seams of my clothing but this hoodie seems pretty well put together. It hasn't exploded yet and it hasn't gone all wonky because of the washing machine.