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About Emdee406

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    Carver Extraordinaire

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  • Location
    Park City, Utah
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Park City and Canyons resorts, Utah. 🇺🇸
    Previously Les Deux Alpes and Serre Chevalier, France. 🇫🇷
    Home Town London 🇬🇧
    Trinidad and Tobago National Team member 🇹🇹
  • Occupation?
    Snowboard Teacher, Current Trainer/Examiner. Professional Skateboard Slalom Racer. Flight Attendant and Voice Over artist.
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Kessler Race 171 & 162,
    Matrix Escape 160 Hammerhead
    Coiler Custom BXFR160.
    Yes Optimistic 154.
    Sims 2018/19 Limited Édition Terry Kidwell RT2 158X
    Never Summer Proto 2 Monster Energy Drink Special Edition (symmetrical) 157
  • Current Boots Used?
    Head Stratos Pro boots
    Salomon Trek S/Lab soft boots.
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    F2 Titanium Race bindings mounted on Gecko Carve risers on the Kesslers.
    Burton Diodes on the Sims,
    Ride El Hefe 2018 on the Yes,
    Ride El Hefe 2019 with Gecko Stealth plates on the Coiler.
    Salomon Quantums on the Matrix
    Burton Diodes on NS
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  1. I’m 175 and the SG 163 rode beautifully for me. Currently still my all time favorite alpine board. I’m pretty sure I’ve reviewed one on here If I had the spare cash, I would have already bought it!
  2. I work at a Vail Resort, Park City. Vail took over after a messy court case, they got bored fighting Powder Corp., so just bought them out! Did things change? Yes. Did prices go up? Yes. Best thing to come out of it? Linking PC with Canyons. Downside? Crowded, and busy...there isn’t really a low season any more, and like many resorts it’s super hard to know firm expected numbers. The business model is clearly to push people into buying season passes, as day passes in the big resorts move towards and passed $200 day tickets. The Epic pass is good value...as long as you don’t buy food once at the resort. Vail want you to have the ‘Vail Experience’ wherever you go, so good luck holding onto your ‘local character’...
  3. I had this design on a freestyle board, more than a decade ago. It showed everything that was important to me...family, roots, skating etc It might be time to resurrect it.
  4. Bored of how your board looks? I bought a used board from a racer. The base was in great condition, the top sheet a little scratched, and lots of ‘riser rash’. So I bought some adhesive carbon-style covering used for cars from Ebay, bought some stickers from the same place...and hey presto, a House of Stark race board. Total spend, $25, and 45 mins of my time! I’d recommend only doing it on glossy top sheet boards, for better adhesive results. I’ve done this before on brand new boards with graphics I didn’t love. When you peel it off before you resell it, it looks brand new!
  5. Thanks @Jack M and @daveo.Interesting... I have been using the Carbonium as exactly that, for the sometimes brutal Utah lift lines. When you wax the topsheet, how physically do you do it? Rub on? Iron? Super soft wax or super hard?
  6. What do you find the pluses are? Im willing to have my mind changed I’ve gone for carbonium in the past, to withstand lift line abuse
  7. I have a spot in the build list, for early next winter. I’m not sure exactly what I want, but I’ve got plenty of time to work it out. I already have the perfect soft boot carver with my BXFR. I definitely want a quick turning alpine board, but can’t decide whether I want a direct replacement for my Kessler 162 SL (which I’ll sell at the start of next season, together with my Kessler 171)... Or something more like an Angryy. I LOVE quick turns, a consequence of a lifetime of skateboard slalom racing! I’d want the board to grip like to a blanket, on ice, and not be adverse to running some gates , if I venture back into USASA territory, as I enter the 60+ category . Maybe a Angryy that doesn’t demand to have turns fully finished? I’m happy to leave the sidecut, flex pattern and camber height to Bruce, as I can’t decide between a progressive sidecut and a 10m radial 162 in length, possibly 20cm wide (I like flatter binding angles), Ghost White graphics and either a carbonium topsheet or a glossy one. Bring on the winter! #WinterIsComing
  8. I was pretty close too, but I’d only just ordered a Slalom-type wider alpine version of the Angryy ! I do love the SGs though...
  9. Trust me, it’ll more than fill that niche... it’ll be love at first turn!
  10. PM headed your way!
  11. I’d definitely call it predictable @daveo, rather than poppy...
  12. I totally agree! I’m thinking I might order an Angryy from Bruce for tight, finished turns and steeps, and find a second hand SG for actual gates
  13. Emdee406

    SL board

    Thanks. I’ve just ordered something from Coiler, but that won’t be around until mid-winter...but I’m still a ‘maybe’, and I’d love to see it. It’s my fave alpine board, so I might still be tempted. I could amend my order with Bruce, and make it a board that finishes turns, rather than a Slalom Board that doesn’t, and get the SG to race on
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