Chris Weiss (Featured writer)

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About Me

I've been in love with the outdoors for nearly 20 years.  Specifically, I have been mountain biking and snowboarding since '94.  Unfortunately, I grew up in NJ where the outdoors consisted mostly of the woods behind my house or down the road.  A few years ago, I finally pursued my dream and moved out to the Rockies.  I've bounced around CO and UT and never looked back--the opportunity for outdoor sports and incredible mountain scenery has definitely grounded me. 

In addition to the aforementioned sports, I'm always looking for new thrills and hope to try snowkiting, extended backpacking treks and whitewater kayaking sometime soon.  One day maybe I'll be independently wealthy and have the time and money necessary to get into all the sweet sports out there.  Until then, I'll keep planning day trips and getting out there whenever possible. 

Having a venue to write about it regularly is pretty sweet too.

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On: Old Problem, New Solution? Twisted Bindings Make Snow-Skating Easy (Post)

"Thanks for the info. I can see what you mean--that..."

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On: Cross-Cultural Bleatdown: Australian Merino Goes Outside (Post)

"Bleatdown--Nice, lol!"

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On: Klymit Inertia XL Camping Pad: Extra Comfort, Still Lightweight (Post)

"Thanks for the note. Always good to hear how things..."

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On: Concept Camping Gear: Self-Heating Thermos (Post)

"Unfortunately the thermos is just a concept, not a production..."

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On: SeaLife's Indestructible Mini II Sport & Dive Camera (Post)

"Somewhere in Heaven there's a room full of broken/lost sunglasses..."

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No, must be a different one. I didn't grow up...
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Are u the chris weiss who grew up in west...
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What a cutie !! Gotta love a lab !
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These can be purchased over at www.sea-pack.com .  Pretty slick systems.
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Recent Blog Posts

Dual Snowboards Create a New Meaning For Splitboard

Splitboards typically refer to boards that are split down the length of the board, turning into two skis for ascending mountains. Dual Snowboards has what you could call a downhill splitboard. The board is split into two across the width, giving you two separate snow skates of sorts. Why would you want two separate boards? Quite frankly, I have no idea. These things look like a twisted ankle or ball-numbing split waiting to happen. I'd...
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The Gifts You Really Wanted: New Gear and Fear for a New Year

The holidays are over. The family is back home (thankfully). The leftovers are tucked neatly in the way back of the fridge (better get rid of those). Once again, it's officially life as we know it. One problem: All the fanfare, the twinkling lights, the booze, the wrapping paper ... and you still haven't gotten what you wanted. Hopefully what you did get was a couple of Christmas cards with checks or bills in them,...
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Trying to locate the 123 miracle blaze bricks in Australia without success. Was wondering if you would be able to help me.  I live in nsw.

Deb, good to hear from you and glad your snowshoes are coming along. I definitely liked the idea and would love to give them a try. Please drop me an email at ch[email protected] and we can set it up.

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Chris - you wrote a nice blog about my Collapsible Snowshoes after last year's OR Winter Market. I have refined the design and have a short run under production. I'd like to send you a pair to try if you are interested and might consider writing about them again. They should be available in early January. Please let me know if/where I can send you a pair. I am very grateful for your blog and support!

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