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On 1/25/2019 at 3:34 PM, queequeg said:

What kind of gloves you got there Jack?

I don’t even know! @bigwavedave got them for me at his local home improvement store because I asked him about his. Since then I have noticed them at general stores here in Maine alongside Kinco gloves, but they’re not Kinco. They’re pretty good although on east coast conditions I am already into the Gorilla Tape. I think these are them:

Edit - previous link was for the wrong glove.  I think these look like a closer match:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G53T569/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?th=1&psc=1

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On 1/12/2019 at 10:13 PM, Jcar said:

Crappy photo of the best heel side turn of my life!  Bending it in 1996 at Sierra at Tahoe.

 

Nice work making heelside look like toeside!!

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On 1/25/2019 at 2:34 PM, queequeg said:

What kind of gloves you got there Jack?

They have mitts for cold weather too. I've got 4 yrs on the mitts and 3 on the gloves. Discovered quickly that treating them with SnoSeal (beeswax) and using a heat gun to force it into the leather not only waterproofs them, but protects them from abrasion with a slick waxy surface. It also darkens the leather. I treat them at the beginning of each season. They are often on sale for $12 later in the season. They are super warm too.

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Of course, I ride a lot on man-made snow, only get out about 30-40 days/yr, and only put my hand on the snow in about 1/3rd of my turns, so nothing like the abuse Jack puts on his gloves. All previous fabric gloves I've had (codura, etc) would start to fray half way through their first season.

I'm wearing my then new mitts in two of my "bend it" photos from 4  yrs ago here: 

 

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On 1/26/2019 at 3:18 PM, bigwavedave said:

SnoSeal

Yeah, I should have done mine with SnoSeal, but my can of SnoSeal grew legs and I didn't get around to replacing it until now.

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Saw the photo in the linked gallery and thought immediately that it belonged here. Love it!

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Bending boards. Anyone have the skills to start a thread on alpine boarders weight.  Seems to me that if a person weighs less they tend to bend the board less? It's just August not to late to get into better shape (less weight) for coming season.

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Duh, get the board made for your weight!  I did sell my beautiful Coiler NSR after losing weight.  😕 It went from being my favorite deck to being downright scary.  

Being strong helps as well.  @crackaddict bends boards that most people are scared of!  

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