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  1. Today we confirmed that a Warren Miller film crew will be at this years Montucky Clear CUT. They will be filming Tuesday - Thursday. I was concerned about how they have portrayed some of the fringe segments of winter sports in the 80’s and early 90’s. I was assured that they were on board with promoting our support work for Turner Mountain, the community of Libby and our sport of carving. We are really excited for this opportunity to showcase alpine carving on national media.
    20 points
  2. Filmed by @Jcar Edit by Anna K https://youtu.be/bIa87Gcm1Aw
    17 points
  3. Ask for hip dragging and you'll receive hip dragging
    17 points
  4. A video from Mr. Donek Sean Martin.
    17 points
  5. This is pretty much my only trick. The crowds love it and not many people can do it, but it's not that hard to learn and it's not dangerous. These are my best tips, give it a try. As long as you end up on your feet it looks cool. What the heck else are you gonna do with all that kinetic energy at the end of your run? Don't waste it on a skid stop, you came out to make turns right? There are at least a few variations to the carved 360, I classify them according the shape of the track they make (the perfect circle, the spiral, the teardrop...). More on those below, what's described he
    17 points
  6. Got another one for ya. I'll apologize in advance for all my videos being cell phone footage. Conditions were variable, it was cold, light was off, and it was so much freaking fun. I sleep soundly at night knowing all my friends shred.
    15 points
  7. Just a taste of the event. Carver Bowlby and Chester Fox are the Young Guns of Carving. I am excited to see where they take the sport! Also featured is @johnasmo and myself. Shot by @Jcar and edited by Anna K. 2022 Montucky Clear CUT January 31-February 3! https://youtu.be/-JVr7ADKTQs
    13 points
  8. Winterstick demo and MCC raffle board. I will be testing this one out today.
    13 points
  9. 174 Contra with a 21cm waist 165 Contra CBXFR with a 27cm One of them may make an appearance at Stratton this weekend.
    13 points
  10. Had a slow night at work so here ya go
    13 points
  11. The crew was there Tuesday - Thursday. They also brought Noah Elliot (Para-Athlete) of Winterstick Snowboards. They worked with many of the group including @monodude! Sounded like they will also be using some of the video shot by Vault Media. Our very own @Jcar shot some amazing GoPro footage for Chris Patterson that will likely be used. @Jcarand Chris know a lot of the same people in the film industry so Jcar got put to work. Working with Jcar was super fun and I think we captured what it is all about. We had 2 young guns at the event, I think they were both 26yo, Chester Fox of
    12 points
  12. I've got 14 days on my K168 now. No more excuses to procrastinate. The K168 is a really really really good board. I like it a lot. My Contra 178 12m is a really really really good board too. I like it a lot. How do they compare? Background. I got a used K168 last spring after our Covid shutdown. Got it from @workshop7who I think got it from @MR. JOHN DEERE !(?). As far as I know it's a stock K168. Normal white topsheet, not p-tex topped. I wanted to find out what all the K168 hullabaloo was about. I don't like "race" boards, so I didn't expect to like it, let alone be good eno
    12 points
  13. Got my dad some new skis... Phantom S 172. He loves them! They carve like we do!
    11 points
  14. Coiler Contra KKR 185 14m SCR 19waist KKR is the latest @johnasmodesign... did I mention he is a robot, masterfully constructed by the MAN...Bruce of Coiler Graphics by Anna K who also does all of the MCC graphics, banners, posters, social media and video editing. She is amazing!
    11 points
  15. Another most excellent day today! I need a nap. I just realized that since The Dude left, I'm the grizzled old veteran of the group. How did that shit happen? There is a 4 decade spread between myself and the youngest rider in our posse today. Again, damn! We did a really nice job of laying waste to the practice field, turtle creek, and roulette. A few of us hit firecut for the first time this year. Narrow groom, undulating, and funky light left us feeling a little "Meh, not so much", so we were one and done there. Some of us finished with 1 on Richards, Whilst others were way m
    10 points
  16. Today was epic carving. Lots of tired happy smiles. Safe travels home everyone! This is a picture of the gear our event has helped the volunteer ski patrol purchase. Thank you everyone for the support!
    9 points
  17. Bruce came through with the boards for me to ride for the first time at Whitefish/MCC. 174 WogoCoco and 174 Contra A/T
    9 points
  18. I have learned that my lower back issues stemmed from needing to strengthen my glutes, core and lower back. I have had back issues for 3-4 years and my first day out this season it came right back. Yes, I was working out but with the pandemic I lost access to a gym and was not strengthening my core. I now know at the start of every season what I need to do to get myself in riding shape. Add to that spinning and running. Working with a physical therapist that also does deep tissue messages she helped me develop a series of exercises that have improved my core, back and strengthened my glues.
    8 points
  19. My Mom would say, “then I guess you really do not need new boots.”
    8 points
  20. X and his new Freecarve Secret!
    8 points
  21. B-Chute got Photo of the Day on the Schweitzer web site.
    8 points
  22. I've been waiting for this! 181 PC swallowtail powder/carver, for hardboots. kinda blue with midnight sky. 22.5 waist ~2cm taper LFF asym/warp If it's anything like its little brother (the PCjv169) this will be super fun for carving soft snow and surfing powder and we've got some fresh snow in the forecast this weekend ps: just realized you can really see that asym sidecut in the base photo.
    8 points
  23. In my dreams I can ride Heep Steep like John! Love this video!
    8 points
  24. That no matter what is going on... that being on my Stick, always takes me to that Special place...
    7 points
  25. To simply enjoy and relish every turn on every run and make the best of the quiet times before the kooks and the crowds show up Mario
    7 points
  26. I learned to just enjoy the ride.... My season last yr was cut short because of covid, and the ski hills just reopened Last week. It's been about 50weeks since being on the board last. Got out for the first time yesterday evening. The day started out promising, with snow in the morning, but quickly turning to rain for the next 5-6hrs... With only 75m of vertical drop, I wasn't expecting much... But after that first turn on edge.... nothing else mattered. Feels great to be back on the snow.
    7 points
  27. howdy from January 20, 2021 ... Ptarmigan Bowl … somewhere in the U.S.A. ...
    7 points
  28. Before the storm on January 16th we were riding November conditions here in New England. A small amount of moisture fell on top of that storm and when it was groomed it made for some of the most hero carving conditions ever. We have been enjoying it ever since. What was among the worst starts of the season in memory has become one of the best mid-seasons ever. There has also been no rain or thaw since the deluge on Christmas day. Shot taken today at Sugarloaf.
    7 points
  29. As a diminutive, narcissistic man I use heel lifts in all my shoes to attract the ladies and intimidate my enemies. Highly recommended.
    7 points
  30. I strongly disagree with the (well intended) softboot comments. If someone wants to try hardboots, they should. Here is an athlete I am coaching. She is 16, about 120, 5’1”, riding UPZ RC11s, F2 Race Titanium’s, and a Kessler 150. (She uses an F2 WC 169 for GS) This is her 2nd season in hardboots. At the time this was taken, conditions were pretty mediocre. https://www.instagram.com/p/CKY426SD2Qi/?igshid=1475o7eaaeop9
    7 points
  31. Many people report heel lift inside Deeluxe boots. UPZ and Mountain Slope boots are known for good heel hold-down, which is key. UPZ are less expensive for starters, and they have softer options than MS. UPZ also offer walk mode, which some people ride in for extra flex. Your mondopoint size is the length of your foot in centimeters. You can easily measure this yourself by standing on a piece of paper with your heel against a wall and marking the end of your longest toe. Some good board brands are Coiler, Donek, F2, Prior, Kessler, SG, Oxess. A board at least as tall as your nose is
    7 points
  32. Sean Martin from Donek is creating/curating a repository of hardbooting instruction for those who want to learn to carve and improve their carving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLJZN2QUq3Dr7WK-I-oTryLqWvnDsEBdbJ&v=A1XXbcuOVAk (link takes you directly to the playlist)
    7 points
  33. 6'' on the snow stake this am, a couple of more and it would have been a damn fine pow day! Ice and I joined the AARP crowd today( wait a minute, I resemble that remark) for the start of my midweek weekend. snow was funky, like sandpaper at times, light coverage in some places, deep in others. I found myself pointing it quite a bit, bouncing off of the tops of the soft bumps at speed, planing the tanker out, it just made sense to make it back to the lift. we did a few in bennetts, caromed down firecut, and spent the majority of our time playing around in the parkless flushes. It was f
    7 points
  34. I ignore the center mark on boots and place the toe and heel equidistant from the edge of the board. Seems to work for me.
    7 points
  35. The UPS guy infected me with a virus this morning, just in time to head up to MCC:
    7 points
  36. CONDUCTOR! Holy smokes, had another amazing night last night with JBurk and Mrs. Burk. Awesome night of riding with 3-4 inches of cut up thick fresh over bulletproof. Picked up Shred Grummer's Thirst Superconductor a few weeks back and wore another huge smile across my face as I ripped through the butter last night with full confidence when I cut through to the polished, older surface that the Super would hold grip and cut right through it. I have read many times how you just lay the Super over and let it pull radius without needing to get to deep into it and drive the tip to load turn initi
    7 points
  37. Be warned, @johnasmois a humanoid robot and will ride regardless of conditions...until the last lift... and if there is night skiing he will be there till that is last chair also.
    7 points
  38. Standing outside the lift maze At lovey as Ice, Mr E and myself were heading to our vehicles, the head of the racing program saw our boards and chatted us up: " I love watching you guys carve, I want to do that. At some point I would love to open up Twist to you guys( dedicated fis rated race slope, with a few sackin' up worthy pitches on it) and just watch, maybe on a wednesday". That would be awesome, we spend the whole season drooling about that pristine pitch. He also mentioned that it would be nice to get a few snowboard racers in the mix, and develop a snowboard race team. It was
    6 points
  39. I have quite some different experiences, but I understand that it varies a lot between different riders/riding styles. That is what I don‘t like about an Internet forum. Too many misunderstandings. That‘s why I stopped posting. That said, some aspects ... - I have done some of my tightest turns on plated boards - so in my case, they do not stiffen the board. They distribute the forces better and you can put even more power into the board. - For SL - I hardly see any H or U models with the guys. I have no problems on SL with my medium standard plates (76kg, boards medium to hard flex
    6 points
  40. See you all tomorrow. Hopefully I'll remember my boot bag unlike today. Drove to the Basin, parked, got out, opened the hatch, and sigh...... getting old sucks.
    6 points
  41. As others have indicated: start with the boots. As in: get a pair of hardboots that are the correct size for your feet, and do *all* the bootfitting you need to do to get your fit dialed so that you have HAPPY FEET. There is a misconception among many snowboarders that hardboots are horribly uncomfortable, when in fact they tend to be vastly more comfortable than softboots *provided you have had them fitted/setup/molded correctly*. Don't think you can just buy a pair of boots and go straight to the mountain and be happy: you can't. Make sure you have the correct size boot, get a cust
    6 points
  42. I rode my softie setup for a while today... I put it away and came back with the biggest SCR board and the UPZs. That run was STOKE off the scale. I came into the lift and the liftie said,"You happy to back in those boots?" To which I replied, "ESTATIC! Thanks". He said he watched me come down and could see it in my face...
    6 points
  43. He teed that up nicely for you: " Neither would l"
    6 points
  44. Softy rider pointing at Colozeus, inks, and my rides today : What are those? Me: your board's a jeep, these are Ferrari's as the chair scoops me up
    6 points
  45. There is a "new" plate coming up. Zan Kosir has been riding this in the world cup this year. Wieght is 1850 kgs, 13mm stack height. Apparently softer then allflex and little bit easier to ride Will give it a try if possible.
    6 points
  46. Sublime So after 8.5'' of fresh fell on saturday, I decided against bring out the Big V and opted for the 2meter slalom board, "The Deuce" my 200 tanker. It was a good day to be surfing yesterday. I decided to be a giver, and create random banked slalom courses wherever I went. I slid nicely into my new role as a sexton, ably assisted by Carvin' Marvin", leaving miles of sinuous, canyonesque excavations in my wake. The carnage was immense, rending huge swaths of firebowl, north turtle creek, turtle creek and roulette unrideable. It was a really satisfying day. Fun too. Also alon
    6 points
  47. I don't know about you, but I can look at a Track and tell, just how good the Groom, really is...there is nobody here, what with the X games with no spectators allowed... JB and I, are doing our best, to track it up...
    6 points
  48. One Week until we kick off the 3rd Annual Montucky Clear CUT! @Mellow Yellow making it look easy on this years poster!
    6 points


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