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What It Takes Five top adventurers tell us the gifts they've gotta have this holiday season

Dec. 16, 2002
Dec. 16, 2002

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Dec. 16, 2002

What It Takes Five top adventurers tell us the gifts they've gotta have this holiday season

STEPHEN KOCH, Big mountain snowboarder
Motorola TalkAbout T6250 two-way radio, $69.99 (www.motorola.com)

This is an article from the Dec. 16, 2002 issue

"I thought they were totally lame until I saw a climber use a
radio to tell his partner he was off belay. When I'm climbing I'm
always screaming commands at my partner, and half the time he
can't hear me. A two-way radio would be so cool to use in the
mountains when it's windy or you're hanging over a roof and out
of earshot."

BETH RODDEN, Climber
Minolta DiMAGE F100 camera, $449 (www.dimage.minolta.com)

"I've just started getting back into climbing again after a long
layoff, and [my fiance] Tommy [Caldwell] and I want to start
making PowerPoint slide presentations of our climbs. This is
perfect for that."

ROBBIE NAISH, Kitesurfer/windsurfer
Honda AquaTrax F-12 jet ski, $9,000 (www.hondamotorcycles.com)

"I have a two-stroke Kawasaki right now, but the four-stroke has
more reliability and power. I do a lot of rescues of tow-in guys
and the goal there is to get in and out of trouble as quick as
possible."

KRISTEN ULMER, Ski mountaineer
Snow kite by Naish Kiteboarding, $1,000 (www.naishkites.com)

"I can ski and I can kitesurf, so now I want to learn how to
kiteski. Few people are doing it yet, but it's going to be huge,
like kitesurfing is now. My exfiance has one, but his trade
demands--he wants my paraglider--are unreasonable, and Naish
makes such great kites."

JOSH BENDER
Extreme mountain biker
Sportzshot high-resolution helmet camera, $349
(www.sportzshot.com)

"These things are super sick! They're so thin and light you can
attach one (inset) to a ski-goggle strap. There's no danger of
whiplash when I make my 50-foot jumps. I could get some
incredible footage jumping the pure black cliffs off Utah's
I-70."

COLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF MOTOROLACOLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF MINOLTACOLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF NAISH KITEBOARDINGCOLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF SPORTZSHOTCOLOR PHOTO COLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF HONDA