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  1. Don’t be bringing logic into this. Your thoughts are probably controlled by 5G thingies that have optimal breeding conditions in masks, anyway.
    5 points
  2. Meh. We had that under the old bomber forum. I prefer the lack of political discourse here. I like that Alpine snowboarding is about snowboarding and other motion sports. And beer. Sometimes music. It's a refreshing break from the inescapable noise of everyday. Mario
    4 points
  3. I apologize in advance for the threadjack, but this brings up a topic I have been tossing around in my head for awhile: You know, I've spent a lot of time thinking about how we all avoid talking about politics, because of the (supposedly) inevitable turmoil it creates. I wish we could move beyond that tactic, because it is a harmful cop-out. I think our policies (here, elsewhere, almost everywhere) on this are wrong. The problems that we have [regarding the extremely-low quality of political discourse and the resulting us vs them perspective that is so polarizing and damaging], are expres
    4 points
  4. BTW, using Jan 1 has pandemic start quite convenient to make your point as most COVID deaths occured past mid-march. And that most Influenza caused death usually occur from Dec to April. Start at the April timeline and you'll see that your line of thought doesn't add up. Flu is seasonal (Dec-Mar mostly). You can't extrapolate those numbers for every week of the year. Using your own quoted https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/07032020/nchs-mortality-report.html chart, you can see that from week 1-11 never reach more than 4500 (give or take a few). And wha
    4 points
  5. Welcome to the Ankh-Morpork Carvers Guild!
    3 points
  6. THIS! This is what happens when you restrict immigration!
    3 points
  7. Very well said! Unfortunately, politics and religion are two example topics of core beliefs that seem to illicit emotional responses from otherwise calm people. Everyone thinks that they're not being emotional, the other person is the one being emotional. Too risky to our small community to bring them into this forum, in my opinion. I regularly interact (purposefully left vague) with someone that is extremely intelligent, soft-spoken, and calm in general. Get him talking politics or religion and he's on the verge of dropping hate speech and condemning large swaths of the popu
    3 points
  8. Suspect that the reason for civil discourse is that that is the established "norm" here, maintained by the vigilance of our volunteer moderators.
    3 points
  9. well the border is closed for the foreseeable future...
    3 points
  10. Yes, sb hb finally calmed down, my supposed agenda to convert all to sb, or that they were somehow better was seen for what it was...a group who could not handle that somebody Carved in sb on their hb site...I remember this run with Dustin and Ink at MCC, a first shot through some unbelievable deep fresh pow, down through some tight trees, the smiles when we came out at the bottom...I have always ridden alone, but at times through the years, I have met and shared some turns with many here, there is a real Joy to dancing on a mountain, better to Focus on that...
    2 points
  11. let's not and stay friends and we thought hard vs soft was a divisive issue
    2 points
  12. Yeah, while our interactions here are marked with an unusual degree of civility, I do feel that opening up the politics can of worms has the potential to change that. Believe me, I'm more than forthcoming about my political opinions everywhere else, maybe this is the one venue that can do without adding those discussions. I'll just say that humanity does not seem to be excelling right now and leave it at that.
    2 points
  13. before anyone else ask; it's turtle all the way down
    2 points
  14. How's that collection of Dinty Moore stained wife beaters coming a!ong?
    2 points
  15. Since the pandemic i have been relegated to drinking off brand beer i'm getting cranky. Unfortunately the everyday lacks intelligent discussion. Oops perhaps too political.
    2 points
  16. LCI - I will be at Lovely 11/22 through 11/27. Staying at Copper village, but they aren't open to the GP till 12/3. So day tripping in the compact SUV !!! I'm buying a Lovely 4 pack, so I will be riding 4 days within those dates. That's all ill have in the tank anyways, I'm currently on bed rest for the next 8-10 weeks, from a little mtn spill a couple weeks ago, so I wont be in good shape at all. Might need some recovery days in between See you goons soon. Inquires/dates will be run through Inky and Bigs.
    2 points
  17. Thanks for the reply jrazz. Unfortunately the immoral and illegal actions of everyone is now on full display to the world . Too bad that every clown now has their own circus " ASB is an addiction most of us can't seem to quit" You are referring to Hardbooting i assume.
    2 points
  18. ASB is an addiction most of us can't seem to quit.
    2 points
  19. Please see rule 7: This is EXPRESSLY permitted. If you have a problem with that, please raise it with Jack as the site owner.
    2 points
  20. Who is accepting this? I haven't seen any support rallies for the anonymous cable cutter. If someone is trying to send a message, they need to use a clearer font. This is vandalism.
    2 points
  21. Nope. Hoping for a long fall, so I have a chance to put some miles on the new bike that KTM took all summer to get to me. Grrrr. Fall's my favorite time of year, it just doesn't last long enough here.
    2 points
  22. Im in Puyallup WA, Smoke is very bad. Witnessed two of the arson fires and actually saw a woman trying to light one in a strip mall near my jobsite. Sad state of affairs.... on a side note. Just bought 3.1 acres near Blackhawk... may be building a generator operated rope tow on my property for socially distant snowboarding this winter
    2 points
  23. However observation and evidence are now fake to some people. You can never have enough evidence to convince some of the obvious.
    2 points
  24. Season passes finally went back on sale here at Loon Mtn....but only selling M-F passes (with blackout dates)! I guess that's their way of social distancing! They say they are only selling a Limited number of these M-F passes and they are Not going to use a reservation system and the mountain will be wide open to any and all pass holders as no day tickets will be sold this season. I plopped down the $589 for a M-F pass......and hope I get to use it!
    2 points
  25. I am using the World Cup Booster straps on my Driver X softboots. Much like @scottishsurfer, I crank them over my boots once tied to reduce the upper boot flex and I am very happy with how much better my boots are this way. cheers, sandy
    2 points
  26. Our son Rob, who lives in Nicaragua and surfs every day, uses Wavestorms for Big and Slushy days as well as for teaching our grand daughters now 5 how to surf, he thinks they are fun and capable sticks !!
    2 points
  27. you are so polite. i wish i were more like you. teameight boards were handmade in Maine, if i recall correctly. each board was bespoke.
    2 points
  28. WTF 2021 is a go. Jan 15-30
    2 points
  29. Smooth! Now, you are making me wanting to dust off of my Pinkerman and take it for a spin in November
    2 points
  30. I've just bought a 2nd hand but unused Thirst Superconductor for US$800. With $ conversion rates, fees, Covid era shipping rates, NZ border taxes and fees, I will end up paying over NZ$2200 for the pleasure of riding it next year. At those kinds of costs I aim to make the most of what I already have. I suspect the Pinkerman/Obsession spent a lot of those 26 years in somebody's garage cause it's in pretty good shape. I enjoy riding it. Shot this video of the Pinkerman at work at the start of today on the run closest to the base buildings using a GoPro, Narrow FOV, then cropped, so the defi
    2 points
  31. You clearly haven't factored in an excellent golf season.
    2 points
  32. Thank you for the vote of confidence. I can tumble down most trail just that it wont' be pretty lol Jokes goes: "A Texan walks into a pub in Ireland and clears his voice to the crowd of drinkers. He says, “I hear you Irish are a bunch of hard drinkers. I’ll give $500 American dollars to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back-to-back.” The room is quiet and no one takes up the Texan’s offer. One man even leaves. Thirty minutes later the same gentleman who left shows back up and taps the Texan on the shoulder. “Is your bet still good?”, asks the Irishman. T
    2 points
  33. You won't have a bad time. Some of the runs can be intimidating, but once you get the flow of the mountain its fine. There is this one run you could probably drive 6 semis down side by side. I would classify it as a mellow blue in Colorado terms.
    2 points
  34. I hope it is like runs under the Superbee-chair at Copper Mt (steep, super packed groomer and fairly wide) without worrying about torpedo-skier-lindseyvonn-wannabe. I am looking forward to meet with new people and enjoy nice runs! Thanks for hosting!!!
    2 points
  35. let's be honest, given the average age of a Forum-member here... the best thing the average poster here can do to get in better shape for this sport is to attain a prescription for TRT. Half joking.
    1 point
  36. Haven’t had a road bike since high school. Great to be back! Got this carbon fiber sculpture in May (got real pedals and shoes afterwards). I find the Strava app to be pretty motivating. Fun to compete against yourself and friends. Mostly yourself.
    1 point
  37. I picked up the last demo board. What a great price. Thanks for the heads-up!
    1 point
  38. Winter cannot come soon enough! So now we'll only be able to use a lift alone, in the dark and with parental supervision? Don't care! I'll triple up on masks, put a bucket on my head and go riding! Thank you for coming to my TED talk (note - this message might contain sarcasm, but seriously, f summer, want snow!!!)
    1 point
  39. If Cummins is right, then the current upsurge in "case" diagnoses in Northern Europe will not be matched with hospital admissions and deaths to anything like the same extent that was seen in March through June. Given the known lag between diagnosis and deaths, time will tell. Testable hypotheses, based on previous observation and evidence, are at the foundation of science.
    1 point
  40. Now O-drive differences are just primarily straps and ratchets which made the new versions a bit lighter and more responsive. Now O-drive vs Drive (and Jones Apollo) is actually a significant difference. O-drive is lighter and more responsive. Drive is a 7-10 or 8-10 in stiffness and response where O-drive is a 10-10. if you want a surfy ride I would use the Drive/Apollo but if love direct response and lightweight go with O-drive. Cannot speak to the Nidecker Carbon, but Genesis is way softer than both Now’s.
    1 point
  41. sweet - just pulled the trigger. Uta ski gear sells them for a freaking 38$ through amazon.com, also shippig and import to Europe is still affordable, resulting in ~45€ to your doorstep! (hope that's allowed to mention here, otherwise please delete)
    1 point
  42. Thank you Jack for posting this, as it has some interesting statistics from the raw data. One of the challenges in life is to speak up when your voice is in direct opposition to the accepted and demanded dogma of the society as a whole. By asking questions about why, with respect to COVID, people tend to immediately go to the position that you are denying COVID exists at all. Even when presenting evidence to validate you are not denying it, that evidence is reinterpreted to be some alternate form of denial, and then of course, you must be a conspiracy theory nut. This is history repeating
    1 point
  43. howdy cuban glad you and shred are coming again considering how things are. haven't heard anything about how things will change. summer crowds on the hill was pretty busy. went up last week to pay for my season pass. hopefully I can get close to my average in days and vertical. still not sure how things will go... lets pray for a good winter...
    1 point
  44. Replacing a 157ClearZ with the same but shorter radius (something 8.9/8/8.9) and reducing the thickness a tiny bit at the waist. Wanted something even more turny (the previous one was just too close to a 163ClearZ that I have). This one will be more for the icy/narrow/steeps that we have at my local bump. More on it when I get it. I should be one of the first builds this autumn. I believe his current slots are for skis right now. I'm glad Jasey is not a golf nut like Bruce!
    1 point
  45. Every run at Turner is doable. But it's unlikely you will ride top to bottom without stopping. Was able to do it on 4th day. Not having to worry about being clipped from behind is the real bonus and not having to constantly looking over your shoulder takes some getting used to. Half way up unload is nice the first few runs so nerves don't play games with your head.
    1 point
  46. the Snowster debacle... Sometime around the late 70's...walked up Aspen Mt. with one of these, It had worked in our driveway so I figured I would Surf down the mountain...I started down Dipsey Bowl in some soft Groom and emmediately went airborne down the slope headfirst...it was about an hour and a half later I arrived at Little Nell, beaten to a pulp...rather than Tracks, there was nothing but small bomb craters about every 40 ft. or so...
    1 point
  47. T174 CONTRA 020 CTB 6.4 +9 Well the season wrapped up quicker than I had hoped but I did get several days on a new 174 Contra. First a little about me. I am 6ft and weigh in around 210lbs. I am 59 years old and have been riding Alpine/Race boards since 1995, road my first snow board in 1984. During my career (ha, I even had to laugh at that), I have had the opportunity to ride many boards from several manufacturers. I talked to Bruce and told him I was looking for a board that was a little more forgiving on my abused body (59 years of bad decisions are catching up with me). I asked for a
    1 point
  48. Not pic, but selfie anyway
    1 point


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