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  1. Day 2 drop. A few more people on Saturday (see 3:55). Still, without a pond skim and live music, fewer than most years. I liked it better this way.
    9 points
  2. I’ll just leave this here.
    8 points
  3. @johnasmo and I have been meeting at Big Sky Resort on closing weekend for many years. This year we got to meet up with Chester Fox who we met at this years MCC. Chester is a multitalented carver. This video highlights his riding. More Rub In videos from the weekend to come! And if you really want to watch a whole bunch of Chester here is the long version.
    8 points
  4. Carving is my happy place.
    8 points
  5. @fin had a HUGE thread on this forum about his trip to Cuba. https://advrider.com/f/threads/fin-and-mechanico-last-boat-to-cuba.1490392/ Awesome pictures and story telling. Enjoy!
    7 points
  6. For anyone scratching their head- I'm a goofy rider, and I don't make right hand turns well while exiting the chair. My shame, but whatever. So if I want to join my friends off lift right, I drag my foot, do a little circle, and skate over to them. I do my little jig well and can proudly dismount any chairlift I've encountered across the nation and on two continents. Apparently me dragging my foot "messes up the off ramp" and I am now breaking the rider/ lifty agreement to leave the off-ramp better than I found it. I tried to polietly explain that I was sorry for my deficiencies, but that
    6 points
  7. May 3rd powder turns at Red Lodge with my Powder Pup Super Xena!
    5 points
  8. Probably not worth watching...
    5 points
  9. Alloy azx1 163 14.6 Alloy DO 165 12.5avg next season... Hermès! azx1 here:
    5 points
  10. After 25 years of snowboarding, I have learned to accept that I can't skate for shit. But I have learned to focus on my ever increasing aptitude at pushing buttons with my unmitigated gaul. You guys might trench the runs, but I'm carving up the off ramps.
    5 points
  11. Slopestar RULES! Great turns and excellent video from you and the better half. Great turns from everyone.
    5 points
  12. You were definitely missed yesterday. Once I got over the melancholy and infinite sadness I was feeling about Coaches absence from the lineup yesterday, I, and the rest of the crew got busy decimating every run we where on. From the first turn to the last, Firecut was money. I jumped in on the first run, I didn't have the time to warm my rickety body up, I just jumped in full throttle and got me some of that before anyone else had a chance to desecrate that fine virgin groom( get your minds out of the gutter).After 3 runs by myself and Lance, and 2 by the rest of the crew, we abandoned
    5 points
  13. "shining beacon of Jersey dignity, poise and gravitas" mario? what are you guys smoking up there ?
    5 points
  14. Definitely missed having Coach. I reached out to the Dude to let him know he was missed on such a stellar day
    5 points
  15. First... its pork roll. Second... if you haven't yet, make a point to schedule a Sunday with the LCI. While this is technically my second such exposure to this crew, first being in MT at MCC1, the vibe, comradery, the secret hand shakes, the foul-mouthed women which actually reminded me of home, works wonders on the soul, certainly during these stupid covid times. <jersey>You's guys got somethin' really special there.</jersey> Thanks for letting me be a part of it. Oh, and before you do you MAY want to give yourself a day or two to recover, not just 12 hours after driving +
    5 points
  16. Yes it was, as Lance stated earlier, Stellar. Stupendous. Awesome. Amazing. After a week of replenishment and low temps, the boiler plate of the previous 2 weeks is safely ensconced in several layers of our western hero snow, leading to a bunch of riders with sunburned teeth and permagrins(at least temporarily). Conditions were one again heroic, the 3 runs I did on firecut were money, as were every other trail we rode, with the exception of spillway, the double fall line part of Richards and the lift mazes. Every thing was carveable, if you fully committed, including the lift mazes.
    5 points
  17. Yes, exactly. They explain how they don't want the ski to twist enough to change the direction of carving, but they acknowledge too much TR is a problem for how the ski tracks. If you don't allow some twist at the tip, all the forces must be dealt with longitudinally, and that adds more bounce to the nose. So TR is a variable to be used in tuning the front suspension. Too little is bad, but so is too much. I feel the right reason to use a plate should not be because the board is too harsh to ride otherwise. It should be to isolate the board from your bad behavior/inputs so it can win
    5 points
  18. The picture didn't come through for me. But, regarding your questions... Sucking it up means less air, so don't do that. Unless you're in a hurry to get somewhere, or the landing is flat - flat landings are no fun. Straight or at an angle doesn't make much difference IMO, just do what it takes to land where you want. Extending violently or even aggressively can throw off your balance a bit, and the only way to get a perfect landing is to take off with perfect balance. So don't do that either. I mostly just think of it as keeping my legs firm. I'll give it a smooth push if that
    4 points
  19. Yeah, you and that foot dragging ruining the groom on the ramp... I was laughing my ass off everytime he saw your pink helmet and slowed the lift down. Another fun one today, it felt good to play hooky today. It was awesome when I pulled in the lot today, it was warm, sunny, blue bird, and then the front moved in and the temp dropped like 10 degrees in 2 minutes and the lights went out. It was pretty good though, once you got over that whole" I cant see $hit" thing. It was fast and firm, but you could set an edge if you stacked it. Firecut was a no go, but the practice field, d
    4 points
  20. The specs on the Winterstick Montucky: 170cm length Nose 256mm - Waist 190mm - Tail 240mm Effective edge: 1550mm 40mm setback Magic @Johnasmo SCR shape relatively 11.5m Durasurf 4001 base and topsheet. Carbon/Titanal/Rubber layup. Maple/poplar core. I was able to put many days on this board this spring at Red Lodge, Big Sky and Whitefish. Conditions ranging from cement spring frozen groomers (western ice), slush, and even some hero groom. This board has a dash of the Contra and Kessler K168 with a blazing splash of Winterstick. The con
    4 points
  21. Very cool to hang out with you all...look forward to riding more with everyone.
    4 points
  22. My teeth are sunburned...smiles for miles! Update after a video edit
    4 points
  23. Was a great morning ride with Chair 9 open and 6-10 inches of pow (or more in the drifted areas). see you all again tomorrow
    4 points
  24. Been snowing since Monday up here in Winter Park... Time to go home tomorrow unfortunately. Good news is my son will be moving to Leadville to attend CMC in the Fall. Told him he will be expected in the line-up on Sundays while he's there. Of course I'll have to visit often to make sure...
    4 points
  25. I think I'll quote myself. If you've got a lot of time on your hands due to government lockdowns maybe you could suspend a board at the ends of it's effective length using rotating sleeves to relieve friction, load the board on the two binding locations with 5, 15 and 25 weights [each location] and use a dial indicator to measure board deflections at 1" increments see what the data tells you about flex under different loads.
    4 points
  26. Still more stuff: In the parking lot whilst Kneel and I are getting our stuff together, a random guy walks up and says he's glad to see the carvers are here again (he recognized my cheap ass highway dept. neon green rain bibs). He asked about our Thirsts, if we knew about kesslers, that he had some kessler ski's, and said if he ever wanted to snowboard, he would want to carve like us. It was a really great interaction, and the knowledge of our conveyances was refreshing. Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum... I was kinda drifting backwards after clicking into the Stoopid
    4 points
  27. I've thought about TR a lot. I find the torsional rigidity in the nose to be a big factor in how harsh a ride feels. The nose is the front suspension of the board and it can be tuned for the mix of performance and comfort that you are after. Back in 2015, I had a build done that had a big carbon butterfly under the base going from ahead of the front inserts to behind the rear. What was known as the Torsion Plus option from Bruce. In almost all other respects, it was to be like a previous build (a Nirvana precursor from 2011). I thought at the time that my mediocre skill level requir
    4 points
  28. Good evening Initially I was thinking to putt the add about two new orders i would be willing to take But appear to be my supplier does not have some materials i need to make the boards it is why I will present to your attention only one titanal board 180 on my site gromelsnowboards.com this board is last one in the list I will change design a little bit and present it in several days Thanks Aleksey
    3 points
  29. I got to ride the new version of the X Model last weekend. It's been a few years since I rode the original version, so the only difference that I could tell was in the appearance, but I'm sure Mark has done more than this to improve the ride. In my review of the TS 202 I stated that if I was going on a trip and didn't know what the conditions would be and I could only take one of my boards it would be the TS. That is still true, because I don't own the X Model. The X has the same overall shape as the TS and approximately the same waist (22 cm-ish), but is stiffer in the tip and tail. I w
    3 points
  30. Needs more rebar.. Some bricks and lead... You don't want these silly plates to be too light.. I put tungsten in my boot soles so my weight is lower and edges grip more.. But you need to make sure you don't go over the boards weight requirements it will stop functioning Also then the flex will be way off and get all kaffooey on you... So maybe 1/4 inch carbon steel would be better..
    3 points
  31. She is only 5. We do not tell her about all the extra white hair she has been adding. We also moved all the mirrors above her level to keep her self esteem strong.
    3 points
  32. A couple random things... Custom is great because you don't have to hunt through catalogs for the right set of specs. And you can get the flex you want too - especially if you start by buying someone else's used (therefore cheap) board from that same manufacturer. That gives you a baseline for your real board. And the used board becomes a backup or get sold to the next person... Sidecut radius is a very personal thing, and I think it largely it correlates with how fast you ride. Every sidecut radius has a corresponding speed range - if you're too slow, you'll need to skid more becaus
    3 points
  33. You're never going to win with that attitude, Mister! Can't wait to see my carving friends in 2022!
    3 points
  34. Today was a blast. Suuuuper flat light, but the snow they groomed was great. Good turn out, too. Just try not to piss off the lifties.
    3 points
  35. I didn't notice this on previous posts. Nice riding on an X Race I believe.
    3 points
  36. Black is new black
    3 points
  37. Enter on your right edge, very mellow right carve, pop or ollie of the edge, change the edge and 15-20° of direction in the air, land on the new edge/turn. Bonus points for an EC on the left edge. Or a bit more monkey approach, but still HB style: Enter switch, on the right edge, tail roll a 180° of the lip, land on the left edge to finish the same turn hard. Works better for a goofy rider.
    3 points
  38. Welcome to CO Sandy! Ink
    3 points
  39. See you there!
    3 points
  40. Yeah, no. Sidecut depth is a geometric result of the radius. The sidecut depth can't be a better predictor of turn size than radius since it's the same predictor. It describes the same thing about the geometry of the sidecut. But is it a good predictor of turn side? Sidecut acts as a flex inducer, so it can't be viewed in isolation from stiffness when it comes to predicting turn size. At low tilt (hence low flex), it's the majority predictor; as tilt increases, stiffness has an increasing say in the turn size. James is a rock star strong rider. He's going to be high on edge and
    3 points
  41. Swoard Pro 175S 2021
    3 points
  42. They used to be a lot blusier when Peter Green was involved. This is one of my favourite current bands covering one of their old ones:
    2 points
  43. Good group of maybe 10 or 12. The snow was firm on top of packed corn. Better late season grooming, but it was freeze/ thaw. Still, if you pushed a bit you could grip and rip (or fight it and bite it). Really great morning easing into a bit of flat light. Some vintage decks made an appearance. The group was off the hill before the parking lot bar decided to ride out the afternoon.
    2 points
  44. we will close lovie and mj
    2 points
  45. I'm lookin forward to the trip.
    2 points
  46. Thanks West Watching Flawless Technique and a Big Smile come down the Mountain is always a Joy to watch...
    2 points
  47. I'm not sure if this directly applies or not but it can't hurt - FWIW - my experience says that one should match the sidecut radius to the speed you want to go and the width of the trails you ride. Boards with a very tight radius (like the 7.9M in the OP) are not comfortable being ridden at a high speed with a high edge angle (very tight turns at a high speed try to beak the laws of physics) so they need to be ridden at either a lower speed or a lower edge angle. One thing that is almost never discussed is that the torsional rigidity of a board is paramount to its precision and stab
    2 points
  48. I am not one to get much air, but I'd hit that get some air and then carve out of it. Also nice Alta Snowboard Team sticker, where did you pick that up?
    2 points
  49. 2 points


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