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Old 02-15-2008, 03:08 PM   #51
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Re: Ski/Snowboard talk/pics/whatever thread

Fletcher- I have size 12 boots and I've been rocking Never Summer wide boards for years now and love them.
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:28 PM   #52
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yeah they always seem to have a great rep

my feet are uk13 which is us14 so maybe ill be ok if i get some pretty compact boots
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:46 PM   #53
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holy **** dude, those are huge, i'm surprised you can even find a board that wide- do you have your feet angled way out, too?
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:37 PM   #54
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:28 PM   #55
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just got back from Jay...was snowing all day so the conditions were really good, abit windy but that's pretty normal (especially on the flyer..)

bundle up tomorrow
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:41 PM   #56
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absolutely gorgeous skier, very jealous
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:25 PM   #57
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holy **** dude, those are huge, i'm surprised you can even find a board that wide- do you have your feet angled way out, too?
i think they were something like 18deg on the front and 15deg on the back (i havent ridden in 2 years so i cant remember exactly). i guess that's quite standard but id still have a pretty ridiculous amount of toe drag.

the burton baron es is really wide and if i get some smallish boots i hope ill be alright, otherwise ill have to take up skiing.
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:55 PM   #58
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Great pics skier, must be cool to ski with so few people around.
It's been 8 years i didn't go to the Alpes, i miss it.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:39 PM   #59
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just got back from Jay...was snowing all day so the conditions were really good, abit windy but that's pretty normal (especially on the flyer..)

bundle up tomorrow
jesus it was cold there today. -2 or so at the top + the winds were gusting. the ride up the flyer was brutal, I got a headache from the wind.

we stuck to the Jet/Bonnie chairs for most of the day, and rode the tram once.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:15 PM   #60
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Landed my first 360's up at Mt. Stevens last week. About to head up again in another hour and should get some video.



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Old 02-24-2008, 02:22 PM   #61
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I rode at Mammoth over President's Day weekend...freakin ZOO, apparently they had over 25000 people on the mountain on Saturday.

Any of you guys ride at Big Bear? I figure its closer to San Diego, and if I can make it up there and it doesnt suck I'll be pretty happy.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:10 AM   #62
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Just got back from a week in Fernie, BC. Totally bummed that we got no fresh the whole time given that it's puked on them all season, but we did have nice sunny days straight through. It was still really hard to get motivated when the best runs on the hill are groomers though . Some pictures.






Sorry about the focus on the last one, I am balls with manual. Was a nice little huck though so I thought I'd throw it in.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:58 AM   #63
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nice pics xanta, makes me regret not skiing more this season, or last....
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:06 PM   #64
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Skiied Breck this weekend.

Went up to the top of peak 7 on the Imperial Express chair. I think this is the highest-altitude chair in the world, if I'm not mistaken the top is at about 12,700 feet or so.

Anyway, there's some great snow and chutes off the top there, especially if you're willing to traverse a bit.

Also, skiied the windows off the E chair in the woods. That's probably the hardest run I've ever skiied, a true double. Luckily I didn't die. I'd do it again, for sure.

No pics from the top for you guys though, visibility was crap as it was snowing hard.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:59 PM   #65
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So I learned to do 360s both ways now. Front side and back side. All the video sucks, though. My buddy ended up snapping his wrist early in the day so that was pretty weak. It looked pretty nasty, real mangled. He'll be out for the rest of the season unfortunately.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:04 PM   #66
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Gross about the wrist. Learning to spin both ways is really useful because a lot of natural features really lend themselves to spinning one specific way. A good place to practice spins up to around 540s is just off the end of a half pipe, nice small jump but enough of a pop to let you make it around. I now find doing small 540s much easier than big 360s and I don't even own twintips
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:51 AM   #67
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Heyyy

Vail all weekend- sick sick sick ****. We convinced the one sucker who sucks at poker to call in sick today so we could tae advantage of the foot that dumped over night. Probably one of the best powder days I've ever had.

I also started jumping some more cliffs on my snowboard but can't seem to land anything in the 10-15ft range to save my life. Snow was soft at least, but I always would land and then immediately fall on m face, or try to make a turn before falling on my face.

Needless to say it sucks being back in the city but I'm exhausted, I've never charged so hard before, especially through new snow. First chair until 2:45 without as much as a break for water.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:36 AM   #68
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Does anyone know of a place where I can get a room around Vail for a decent price? I can get there and back home by plane for around $600-800 which is very cheap, but the hotel would totally ruin me considering I'd stay alone in it (a few friends are going but staying w/ parents) from what I've seen on expedia and the Vail website.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:41 PM   #69
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If you don't mind bedbugs or possible cockroaches, check out "the roost"
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:50 PM   #70
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I am looking for someplace that I can go for two days/nights in late March around the LA area. focus on the quality of skiing, but nice lodging would be good as well. i was just on Big Bear's site and its 50 degrees in February. Is there going to be any snow left at the end of March? I'm from the northeast and Im used to skiing in -20, so this is all pretty foreign to me.
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:24 PM   #71
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im in the airport waitin to fly home to Colorado. breck and keystone here i come!!!!!!
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:37 PM   #72
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:38 PM   #73
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:48 PM   #74
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I went snowboarding for the first time at the end of December. Spent 90% of the day on my ass.

I bought my own board (Burton Seven) and bindings and went up to Boreal on Friday.... wow what a difference that made. I would be soooooo tired after skating the rental board, but my new board just glides (the rental was pretty short I think.... I had a 155 or something and I'm 6' 165lbs. My new board is 158). I felt way more comfortable on my new board and rarely fell down (also, invested in a pair of wrist guards, I definitely recommend a pair.... my GF will as well after she ****ed up her wrists both times).

Boreal was super nice. It was 43 degrees out and hardly anyone on the mountain. I think it's meant for beginners and freestyle riders though, since most runs are easy or have park features. I ran into a few people that were saying "Boring-al." It's only $15 on Friday's for college students, so I was surprised to see such a few amount of people. If all goes well, I think I'll schedule my classes during the winter to have Tues/Thurs/Fri or Mon/Weds/Fri off and get a college season pass, which is $129 and is good for Mon-Fri riding. It's really comfortable just waking up, not worrying about what time you'll get there, and driving an hour and a half to an empty mountain with great weather. They also have night runs, so you can stay there all day/night.

Should I invest in some lessons? I learned sideslipping/traversing/falling leaf on my own. I'm guessing you become a non-newb when you can link turns?
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:39 PM   #75
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God those pictures make me want to get back out west.
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