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dhamann

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About dhamann

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  • Location
    milford, nh
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    new england. loon and loaf mostly
  • Occupation?
    remodeling carpenter
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    donek custom saber 64
    winterstick custom 66 FCR
    donek nomad 170
    oxygen supercross 64
    nitro pantera 66 wide
    coiler nirvana balance 74
    F2 WC speedster 185
    K 68 & 80
  • Current Boots Used?
    T325's w/ BTS
    ride insano w/ SBC intuition
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    F2 tits, bails 53/47 or 60/55
    Now o-drive 44/22.5 w/ gecko cross or stealth
  • Snowboarding since
    1986
  • Hardbooting since
    2016

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  1. lava. think, the snow is lava. no touch. btw, not referring to euro carves. that, you still need to teach me.
  2. yes. extremely assisted toeside falling leaf skid carves. sure. i guess it's all fun, but geez...
  3. Only switch in softboots. Nah this safesport thing makes it too serious. That’s what I meant. Associated costs also turn that dial up in any competition. PSA: And please stop the elbow carving... for the love of snowboarding!
  4. I’m seeing that USASA just isn’t for recreational adults. Recreation for anyone really. Too serious and too rich for my blood. Too bad. Early season memberships used to be $80/yr. Now it’s $100. Doubling race events into one day sounds great (two GS, two SL) and it is a lot of fun but if you do only one day of racing GS/SL it costs $260 for the day. 100 membership and 40/race for two runs per event. And now this safesport thing? Nah. Not for me. It’s not the xgames or race to the cup. Most of us simply love snowboarding and might enjoy hitting gates on occasion but it comes at a pretty significant cost now with usasa. If your pockets are deeper than mine, I will say that the Maine series does a great job and has some of the best adult competition in New England for snowboard racing. Aside from any banked slalom event of course. Freeriding is where it’s at anyways. Always been. Always will. Any racing should have zero affect on that.
  5. i now use the gecko cross with red bumpers and installed asymmetrically, correlated to binding angles. also use the gecko stealths with red bumpers, but i did have to get the taller 10mm insert extensions as opposed to the 5mm ones with black bumpers that come with the stealths. FYI: gecko cross/stealth/free plates are all too wide to put on an alpine board, say 20cm waist. need the carve plate to use alpine. doh!
  6. M: 24.5 - 27.5 ridden only five times. has cants at heel/toe on both. no lift blocks, the cant wedges. they came with a board i just got. can't use em cause they're too small for me. brand spankin new though. $170 SOLD
  7. some initial thoughts i had last year after riding the gecko cross plates in the thread above^^^^^ (btw, only the carve gecko plates fit alpine boards. the cross didn't fit a 20cm board. the bumpers hung over the edges. i don't know specifically, but i'd guess a 24cm might be a minimum waist. that spec is probably on the apex site somewhere, or you could ask. the carves have a minimum width too. might not fit an MK or a skinnier virus board for example... not that you'd want to put the carve plates on every board. just saying.) after riding the cross plates, i now prefer only riding the 10mm red bumpers since i guess i'm used to riding the gecko plates now. i also use the 10mm red bumpers with the stealth's. yes, this is an added cost to needing 10mm insert extensions because the gecko stealths come with 5mm insert extensions and plastic bumpers (what is for sale above). i've heard the plastic bumpers have fallen out from some other riders when riding aggressively resulting in excessive chatter and didn't know if anyone could use some extra's which is why i put them up for sale here. the 10mm bumpers work better for me with size 12 (mondo 30) boots... even though i have wide boards etc i still like to have my heels/toes pretty much right over the edges. quicker edge to edge. the rise helps with increased angulation and to dig deeper ruts for skiers to fall into as well as with dampening. somewhat of a balance/trade-off, given personal preferences. power plates are a good plate to start with if you can get em for a good deal. they do rail! for me they were just too heavy after riding them for a few years (then stepping into gecko's), have seven screws per binding, plus four binding screws. i just got sick of dealing with em... especially removing every time to wax/tune, checking tightness of screws/bolts, changing boards, etc. really too complicated/hassle with getting more cants/rubber erings/2nd board kit, etc. geckos do not have a canting option, but softboots flex easier than hardboots so i think canting is not really needed. its just a gimmick for softboot marketing if you ask me. a little mental reinforcement too. best of luck on your selection. there's plenty of info on this site, but you honestly gotta try em out for yourself. what works for someone else, might not work for you.
  8. No. I ride them with 10mm insert extensions and rubber bumpers. The 5mm insert extensions and black plastic bumpers what came with the stealths is what is up for grabs.
  9. Score! Adding titanal and a ptex topsheet to this (almost) exact build for next year. Very nice board and thanks for sharing.
  10. limbo line! more torque/g's from hardboot equipment for sure. then there's snowboarding...
  11. Day of the year. Almost. Nothing like that day last spring Jack but still great. Met up with a stellar crew. Got yelled at by sledneck/patrol for limbo on boardwalk. Ran a few gates. Thanks Dan!?! Spillway sucked again but we still slayed it. Last groom Saturday? Gondi ran good later in the day. Chopped up middle of day. Flume is pure ice. Not even boiler. Ice. Comp, hay hey hay, kings, sluice all nICE. Softening up. Kinda.
  12. musta missed ya. only saw a younger rider straight lining haulback. all i found was a cover up layer of frozen granular that just won't hold or stick to the frozen surface below. maybe more fun on softies, but i kept riding that thin line of blow outs on almost every turn. held a few turns better over on the ungroomed. going with softies today. hoping to have more fun and less frustrations than yesterday.
  13. ... on a weekend at that. (so you have been outside of Maine. jk homey.) @workshop7 those are a couple trails at looniville off north peak. it's really only the upper sections that can be a challenge. the rest of both trails are like tough blues. maybe like an easier diamond elsewhere. south peak has more sustained vert. FYI: don't pay for a weekend ticket at Loon, ever. i seriously don't know how people tolerate such crowds and think that's what skiing and riding is like. makes me puke blood
  14. Cool. Green jacket. Spillway/sluice. King pine early likelihood too. White K180
  15. @Jack M nice. Bummer I missed you all. Made the commute today. Here til Thursday. I'll do what I can to hold down the trenching for you guys. Firm is right btw. Better than mount snow on Saturday though. Eeks. PSA: Never go there on a weekend with plans to ski/ride.
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