Girl’s Gear Picks 12/13
What equipment do you choose for the mountain that can throw anything at you? I caught up with some of the ladies of Kirkwood to find out what the girls are shredding this season!
Meghan Kelly – Kirkwood Freeride Team
We welcome tele-skier Meghan Kelly to the Freeride Team this winter - this girl rips! She’ll be rocking the Moment PB&J this winter.
“At 101 mm underfoot with tip and tail rocker, it is stable on steeps and can be turned quickly, and still floats through the pow. On the really deep classic Kirkwood days, I go with the Faction 3.Zeros - they are wider and super fun in the powder, but can still handle choppy runouts later in the day. I’m a telemark skier - my binding of choice is the 22 designs Axl and my boot of choice is the Scarpa T-Race - both of these give me the power to rip around the mountain with strong alpine skiers and the freedom to still tour out the gates to sample Kirkwood’s amazing sidecountry.”
Teri Jones – Expdition:Kirkwood Guide/Sixpoint Snowear
Teri Jones, Expedition:Kirkwood Guide and owner of Sixpoint Snowwear rides the K2 Lime Lite 142 board, with Auto Agogo bindings and Contour boots.
“I continue to ride with K2 snowboarding because I’ve had more fun on their boards than any others I’ve ridden. I love the Flatline technology underfoot with “jib rocker” at the nose and tail. It makes the board feel buttery and stable at the same time…super fun! The Auto Agogo bindings work like a one strap system making them fast and easy for strapping in.”
This will be Teri’s 4th season as a K2 Mountain Ambassador at Kirkwood and 11th season as an Snowboard Instructor and Expedition:Kirkwood Guide.
Hazel Wilson-Birnbaum – Kirkwood Ski Patrol/Kirkwood Freeride Team
Hazel is part of Kirkwood Ski Patrol crew and we also welcome her back to the Kirkwood Freeride Team for another winter. This season she’s rocking a Dynastar/ Lange set up.
“ I’m totally fired up about my set up because they make burly ski’s in Chamonix, France - the heart of ski county. I’ll be riding on the Cham 107 in a 175cm. The Cham has a metal and wood core so it holds its own at high speeds, and in chundery conditions. I also love the rocker tip for pow and breakable crust, all in all, it is a perfect ski for the upcoming comp season! For boots, I’ll be in the Lange RS 120 boot, a race boot that fits small feet and is super responsive.”
So there you have it, the girls picks for winter 12/13… next week we hear from the boys!