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workshop7

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About workshop7

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    East Coast Carver

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  • Location
    New Hampshire
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Home: Pats Peak.
    Favorite: Steamboat Springs.
  • Occupation?
    Home Automation
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Some Burton FPs
    Donek MK
    168/28 Donek Flux
    168 Kessler Alpine
    172 Custom Donek (based on the MK)
    174 Coiler Nirvana Energy T4
    177 Rad Air Tanker
    179 Donek FC2 '08
    180 Donek Proteus

  • Current Boots Used?
    Deeluxe Free 69T
    Burton SLX
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Bomber TD3 Standard
    20.25" stance width
    Front, 6* toe lift
    Back, 6* heel lift
    Front foot angle is usually 3*-4* greater than rear foot
    Burton Cartel for soft boot days
  • Snowboarding since
    1990
  • Hardbooting since
    1990

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  1. Don’t forget about the Stat...I loved my Stat 6.
  2. I have had my Flux for the last 3 seasons. It's a 168 with a 28 waist. I am 6' and 190. My shoe size is 11. 28.8 is not too big. You could even go bigger if you plan to really lay out your turns. I love my Flux. I ride mine in soft boots as well. I've been riding hardboots since 1990 and I prefer to be in hardboots on a carving board. However, after spending 6 days on my Flux in Steamboat Spring this past February, if I could only keep one board from my quiver (I have it listed in my profile) it would be the Flux. When you get your Flux you're going to be shocked at how wide it looks. You'll also constantly get comments from others in lift lines about the board. Its not too wide. When you ride it you'll see.
  3. @1xsculler you are setting yourself up for failure with that attitude. Reading your post bummed me out. You should try to look at this as a journey and enjoy this ride. Don’t you have fun getting out there and improving each and every time? I know I do. I’ve been carving in hardboots since 1990 and have several pictures of myself similar to the ones you referenced. However, I still aim to get better on every turn. That’s one of the things that I love about carving - the constant over analysis of my and other’s riding. The technical side of the sport is what keeps us all here on this forum in summer talking about it. Enjoy your time on the hill, think about it on the way home, think about it as you fall asleep, talk about it with all of us here, obsess over new gear, enjoy pictures of others who ride like you want to. These are all great examples of what else there is.....
  4. The slowest rate with which I need to travel in order to start carving my MK and my Proteus are two very different speeds. As well, the speeds that I start to feel uneasy on each of there boards, because I’m starting to go too fast, are different. All of that being said, I have the most fun carving turns when I’m between 20 and 35 mph.
  5. How do you even get out of a turn with stack height like that?!
  6. I use the same mitts. I love them. The liners come out of the shell easier than any other two part glove I’ve seen. They’re warm and the palm of the shell is very durable.
  7. Relax more in my turns. I'm too aggressive all the time. Those are two fantastic options.
  8. I look up the hill on almost every toe side turn. If I see a skier/rider above me that was not there the last time I looked I will let them pass or head in an opposite direction if it is available. I always start down hill when I see a large window in the traffic. When I'm with a group I almost always let them all go first.
  9. I wouldn't recommend forcing your upper body to face the nose of the board as much as you are. Your stance will dictate the angle of your hips relative to the board. From there you should hold your shoulders in line with your hips. Rotating counterclockwise in an effort to always face the nose of the board will rotate your hips out of position, in turn moving your knees, placing unwanted pressure/input on the board.
  10. I’ll be at Loon tomorrow if anyone else is there and wants to hook up.
  11. This is how I feel about riding the MK. So much fun at slow speeds and on crowded and/or narrow trails.
  12. @bigwavedave and @daveo It is clothoid and is the same design philosophy as all the other K Alpines. I have never taken the time to measure the board and do the math, I’m only going by the specs listed on the website for the 168 (8-12). I do know that when I ride it I can get it to turn as tightly or more so than my MK which is, by most people’s account, a 9. I can also get it to ride much bigger radius turns at higher speeds while still maintaining far more stability than my MK. In those situations the 168 rides more like my Coiler 174 (10.5/12.7.12). @Jack M any thoughts here?
  13. I don’t believe that is how the KST works. The 168 in particular is 12 under foot and steadily decreases to 8 as you work your way out to the tip and tail equally. This, combined with some early rise in the tip and tail mean that the turn radius decreases the more you get it on edge (aggressively attack the turn).
  14. I know this is vain but in addition to enjoying the view of my own turns from the lift, there is another benefit to riding trails under lifts. I love the hollers of approval that come from the lift.
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