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Dan

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    http://www.gamingjapan.net

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  • Location
    Beautiful Portland, OR
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Mt. Hood Meadows
  • Occupation?
    Market research w/ an IT focus
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    O-sin 4807 178 x 2, O-sin 3800 168, Oxygen Proton 172, Oxygen F-67, Sims Burner 188, Coiler Mini Monster 182, Voile 172 split (I think it's a Mountain Spirit?), Prior 4WD 169, Garage freeride board (162?)
  • Current Boots Used?
    Raichles AF700, 27.0 cm
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Catek WC and fabulous TD2s! Ride plates on pretty much everything, though I used softies a bit in the 2010 season for hiking. Now I have a split with plate bindings, so I'm back to no softbooting. Stance width is 19.5 inches on everything, with angle
  • Snowboarding since
    1997
  • Hardbooting since
    2000

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  1. I'll keep an eye out at the end of the year...it's not like I really need any more gear anyway
  2. Hmm, not sure how I missed this when you initially posted. Is it still available?
  3. No disagreement, I think you'll find that many Americans feel the same way.
  4. I own a Superconductor, but have never ridden a Kessler, so I can't give you the input you'd need to make an informed decision. Clearly the only thing to do is buy one of each I am not a "one-board quiver" guy, but I have found that I'm less and less willing to interrupt a day of riding to switch boards, and my Superconductor has pretty much become my go-to board for anything other than soft snow / powder, replacing my Coiler Mini-Monster. A lot more reviews in a lot more detail (by much more perceptive / skilled riders) can be found in the Reviews section of the board, but I will say that it is lively, forgiving of technique errors and less-than-ideal conditions, and has edge hold as good as my metal boards. What's not to love?
  5. Clinica Pro Medium? Hmm, actually I don't think that could be it, it looks to me like the "S" in Daveo's original image is not a uniform thickness throughout. The most upsetting thing about this whole thing is not how hard it is to tell Helvetica-ish fonts apart, but that so many articles included the detail that Bomber was described as a "total failure". I beg to differ!
  6. I've been really happy with my Level gloves -- I think the model is Super Pipe. I might have 50-80 days on them (OK, I know that's one season for some of you animals), and other than a little bit of Shoe Goo, they're going strong. I know good form / good habits is the way to go, but built in wrist protection is a nice backup until the day when I lick all my bad habits
  7. Dan

    Ski Dubai

    Never been; I'm looking forward to a full trip report, including ride video and photos of the food options
  8. Bluebird and A+ firm carving conditions at T-line yesterday, great riding with Jburk, Mark M and Mark S, and Keenan! I should have taken advantage of the opportunity to sample Mark's carload of demo boards, but I was having so much fun on my Superconductor that I couldn't bring myself to get off the hill to swap bindings. Hope you guys have fun today and tomorrow, I wish I had gotten some photos yesterday!
  9. Octavio will be in Spain and Igor is going to be windsurfing in Maui, so you guys are stuck with just me -- I'll be there on Sunday for sure. A little on the fence about ticket vs. pass because I'm not so sure I'm getting back up to Timberline this season, but we'll see how the spirit moves me.
  10. I was there on Sunday, can confirm slushy glue on lower Shooting Star! Didn't realize HRM was closed for the season already
  11. At Meadows today, I saw some patrollers practicing towing a sled. They stopped halfway down a run and I caught up to them. When I caught up, I pulled over, put on a puzzled expression and said "Hey guys, thanks for getting the sled ready for me! But how did you know I was going to be here?" The patroller who was towing the sled didn't miss a beat. She looked at me and said in a serious tone "Well, we've been keeping an eye on you."
  12. Ha, true dat. I will also say that if a carver describes a board as being "fast", I think I know what it means. It's when a civilian uses that language that I'm uncertain what they have in mind. I guess when asked, I could say "Yes, I wax it."
  13. The perennial "Is that board fast?" Yeah, like anything with a waxed PTEX base, when you point it downhill, it accelerates rapidly. I'm not quite sure what people mean when they talk about some boards being "faster" than others.
  14. I was in the stands for that one but it happened outside of our view. To the best of my recollection, you're right: it was structural - the plate or the board (or both), not the bindings. I believe he was riding for Sims, but I heard once that it was actually a custom-built Prior with Sims graphics.
  15. Meadows conditions yesterday: highly variable. HRM had melted and frozen and was smooth and bulletproof. Cascade was a cheese grater: icy sastrugi everywhere off the groom. There was supposed to be 3-5" overnight, but the winds must have been nuking up top because there was no deposition on the lee sides of things, just scary ass knobs, lumps, and ripples. On the other hand, the midmountain was riding pretty nice, with a few inches of pretty dense snow that had been groomed in. It's probably great today, and will be good tomorrow too as long as there isn't a melt/freeze today.
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