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Neil Gendzwill

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    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Lake Louise, AB
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    Software geek
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    2012 Coiler Nirvana Free Carve 180, 2016 Coiler VSR All-Mountain 167, 2001 Rad-Air Tanker 200
  • Current Boots Used?
    Raichle 224
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    F2 TitanFlex, Proflex TitanFlex, Raichle Intec RS
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  1. Warmth for me comes from whatever you layer under the jacket. I use the same shell in all conditions and change layers accordingly. My shell is Arc’teryx with Goretex Pro fabric and total overkill for the resort riding I do but I like it a lot.
  2. I can’t see any way holes in the boots wouldn’t clog.
  3. Unless I misread your drawing the complexity is still in the boot as you are showing Intec-style retractable pins there.
  4. Why wouldn't you make the front pins non-retractable and use some hooks rather than receiver holes? Slide the pins into the hooks in the front and then step down on the heel to engage the rear pins. Then you have a design that allows preload pretty much like the current Intec and reduces complexity, except that instead of a bail on the front you've got the hook/pin arrangement. This shortens the boot somewhat and I guess lets you make the rigid portion of the sole shorter. Otherwise I don't see a clear advantage compared just having the little ledge on the end of the boot for the bail. The extra pins on the front are just more things to get caught on stuff when you are walking around.
  5. Translation: you need to fall once in a while.
  6. That’s because at the time, there was such a huge difference in source quality. My LP12 was clearly superior to any turntable my friends had at the time, and in the mid 80s it was no contest with a CD player either. People who think records sound shitty are still astonished when they hear it today. Now we have digital recording and playback sorted out pretty thoroughly, any CD player with a decent DAC is going to be fine. Similarly amplification is now way more bang for your buck, especially since you don’t need such a complicated preamp. The only thing that still costs a lot of money to do right is the speaker.
  7. Bryston is pretty pricey these days. The replacement for my 3B is $4500 I think. Looking back I spent way too much money on that system but I was 23 so you know how that goes. Probably any modern integrated amp is objectively better than my old 3B for way less cash.
  8. I saw quite a few of those one-wheelers being used as commuter devices in Denver when I was working there a few weeks ago. They also have tons of electric scooters for rent there using various mobile phone apps. They are a lot of fun. I'd love to try the one-wheeler.
  9. I don't use it too often anymore, but I have a pretty nice stereo: Linn Sondek LP12 turntable, Bryston .5B/3B amp, DCM Time Frame speakers. It's all about 35 years old now, still sounds great.
  10. Why would you want drop deck for ldp? I’m using a Cinnett front, Tracker rear. It works well for cheap , but then I haven’t tried any of the fancier rigs.
  11. Are you really sure you want to look like that second guy? I mean I have it on good authority that he’s from Winnipeg.
  12. I’ve been there on a fairly big day (to watch, not surf) and that shorebreak is scary as hell. Mostly boogyboarders.
  13. That pic from the 60’s, what an absolute unit he was back then! I feel less manly just looking at it.
  14. Do they keep replacing them? Maybe their designers need to get some feedback from you.
  15. Usually they are clueless. But clearly, some boards are faster than others. I often pass people gliding on the flats, which I attribute to having a decent waxing job. But it might also be the length and width of the surface. If I could be arsed to structure the base it would be even faster. On edge and turning, most of our boards are more stable and will ride a clean edge at higher radii and speed than most recreational snowboards. They are damp, stiff and comfortable at speeds that would or should frighten most soft-booters. So when someone asks me if my board is fast, I just say yes.
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