February 2008

GEAR GUIDE 2008 : SNOW SPORTS

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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Gear Guide Home : Boards and Skis : Boots and Accessories : Apparel : Jackets : Snowshoeing SNOWSPORTS SKIS ALL MOUNTAIN CRUISER: SALOMON XWING TYPHOON With a 67-millimeter waist, the Xwing Typhoon is one of the skinniest skies on the market. And skinny skis are best for the Southern Appalachian slopes? Why? The skinner sidecut…

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GEAR GUIDE 2008 : PADDLING

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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Gear Guide Home : Kayaks : Gear and Accessories : Flatwater Paddling Brave New Boats Industry Leaders Introduce a New Wave of Kayaks Check your Chinese Calendar because 2008 must be the “Year of the New Boat.” It seems as if every major kayak manufacturer is coming out with new whitewater specific designs, making us…

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GEAR GUIDE 2008 : CLIMBING

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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Gear Guide Home CLIMBING GEAR LA SPORTIVA SOLUTION There isn’t a bouldering problem the Solution can’t solve. The snug-fitting, high-performance climber has a newly designed molded heel cup and patent-pending Lock Harness that’s equipped to hook unlikely dime edges. Our tester loved the quick closure system that enabled an easier insert than most climbing shoes.…

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GEAR GUIDE 2008 : BIKING

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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Gear Guide Home : Road Bikes : Mountain Bikes : Apparel and Accessories : Roll Your Own – Homemade Bikes BIKING Chad Andrews knows road bikes. The Cat 2 racer is the owner/operator of Per4mance Training, a holistic training center in Charlotte, North Carolina that’s responsible for sending countless pro bikers to the podium and…

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GEAR GUIDE 2008 : RUNNING

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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Gear Guide Home : Trail Shoes : Road Shoes : Apparel and Accessories Ask the Expert: Bill Potts Bill Potts has done every major ultrarun in the Blue Ridge, so we trust his opinion. In 2007, he ran six ultras in Vasque shoes, including the AMP, Endorphin, and Velocity, so we thought who better to…

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Is Into the Wild’s Chris McCandless a Hero?

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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Chris McCandless

We asked our readers to sound off on what they thought of the Chris McCandless and his adventure. These are their answers.

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TUNES: BARREL HOUSE MAMAS

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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If you liked the seductive chemistry of Welch, Krauss, and Harris on the “O’ Brother Where Art Thou?” soundtrack, you’ll get the same fuzzy feeling from the Barrel House Mamas.

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