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  1. My passion for the edge has followed me almost my whole life and it took me to a lot of places and helped me meet a lot of good people (in real life and online). I am grateful for the journey so far and I hope it will continue in the same fashion for years to come. Here is my latest clip. I hope you enjoy it! I always appreciate a good feedback. I haven‘t been very active here lately, but I am always ready to exchange some ideas or give some advice. Just contact me via Facebook or Instagram. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WevV_8EvYso&t=14s
    5 points
  2. Maybe i should edit it to slowmo
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  3. Laying deep trench @ Mt. Snow today on the 165 GMP.
    4 points
  4. Not Lovey but Eldo was popping! I have no idea how you guys plan on making it up on Sunday tho... If today was any indication I don't think anybody is going to be going anywhere. (notice the empty chairs... this was around 12...)
    3 points
  5. Not to mention he's gonna be chock full of nitrates/nitrites from the log of pork roll I dropped off last week. Jersey BEAST mode activated...
    3 points
  6. Potentially useless internet advice from someone who spends a little too much time looking at their own tracks for clues: That looks like the nose is trying to turn tighter than the rest of the board, but it looses grip and slips back, repeatedly. Early carve looks solid. I would guess you're keeping too much pressure towards the nose. Start the turn like you are, then feed the board forward through the turn. The mental analogy that clicked for me was imagining feeding the nose of board under a table or something. Slide it forward with your feet while your center of mass stays stationary. This is not a sudden or violent move, but weight starting a bit forward as you tip the board and get the edge to bite, then by the end of the turn (when you're about to change edges) your weight is towards the rear of the board. A smooth motion through the whole turn as you come around.
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  7. Strange advice at first read but, unlike every other time if have done this in my life, brought positive results in the implementation Update: Incorporating much of the advice from this thread, direct input from @Beckmann AG, @GeoffV and @Eric Brammer aka PSR and practice on varying slopes and conditions, backside is definitely improving. What I initially thought was fear as the slope increased appears now to be a mental block that I am working through, looking back across the slope and “anatomical” steering making a big difference. I ended a great session at Mt Snow today feeling like there is progress. Below is a pic from one of my early runs that clearly shows some of what I have been trying to overcome although this is seriously pronounced!
    3 points
  8. Ha, kind of got presented with an opportunity with work and I took it and as a result locked myself away. That and cartilage damage to my left knee basically made me retire from all sport- couldn't walk for a few months. But I wouldn't have been snowboarding anyway. Don't worry I'm back to share more photos of my carefully manicured fingernails. I mean we're just talking hypotheticals here... IF an order were to already be placed it would be an SXR174/12.5m, medium flex and extra dampening 'stuff'. Basically something that allows the most safety and predictability for my knee- doesn't turn too much to hurt it but doesn't go too fast to .. hurt it haha. We based it off my requirements for the knee, my strength levels, height, weight and skill (or lack of) level. Initially we were thinking an RS164 (see @WinterGold is a bad influence..), but ultimately we decided to go less intense. I'm a convert to Oxess these days, nothing against other boards, it's just personal preference. In saying that, @WinterGold was extremely helpful in sharing his experience and knowledge with me to help me choose the board. Marcel, as always, was really helpful and as usual @slapos wasn't helpful at all. I can't wait to get it and not ride it... But first and foremost how about that @WinterGold video! Congrats.
    3 points
  9. Nice Brian, love the hard work you have been putting into your carving this season. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
    2 points
  10. At mount Snow with @Eric Brammer aka PSR today
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  12. Ignore that. Hands can be useful to cue body positions, but the pressure/rotation your feet are applying to the board, and where your center of mass is are all that matter. If you can balance all the above, you can have a very quiet upper body. Some contortions may be needed to preserve the board loading when stuff is going wrong.
    1 point
  13. Im going to be ripping my neighborhood
    1 point
  14. Great advice Corey. @Ebootis trying out my new Contra on Saturday, let’s see if we can get a nice clean line, maybe it is all about Bruce’s magic
    1 point
  15. I have only a few days on the Contra, but I tend to agree: If you weigh the tail of a Contra towards the end of a backside turn, it may become difficult to change edges.
    1 point
  16. This recent video shows this motion fairly well: Note the weight towards the rear at the end of every turn. BTW, this advice may be horrible on a Thirst/Contra sidecut. Need others to chime in if riding those as I have very limited experience.
    1 point
  17. Thank you, my friend! If such an SXR would exist, it would bring so much joy!
    1 point
  18. Nothing beats speaking directly to Marcel to determine your needs and then *poof* magic happens and the perfect board arrives at your door. Or it arrives at customs who then charge you more money and THEN it arrives at your door. Maybe I have done just that recently... Hmmmmmm I believe that is available now, just looking at the Oxess technical brief now and the 5 colours are named: Pink, Black, White, Grey, Acid Lime Alienfrog Ultrabright Green Theoretically if I were to order a new Oxess, I would get black logo on black topsheet. Theoretically.
    1 point
  19. turn, turn, turn!!
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  20. Play ball!
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  21. Sounds like we missed a great one... wouldn’t trade a day with my Dad for anything though. Next week! Can’t wait
    1 point
  22. Was good. Was really REALLY GOOD the cahr bahr was an awesome dessert today too. german chocolate cupcake imperial stout!?! Who knew? what the big man above said. ink
    1 point
  23. Where to start. My front hip is killing me, and I can barely walk. Ya gotta start with a start a wise man once said... once again, a mini sesh broke out on our favorite big little ski area. There is no starbucks, the coffee sucks, there is no escalator, the runs are short and, the lifts are slow, the walk from the lot to the lifts will leave you breathless and the lodge is at 11,000 ft. It can be cold and windy. Most keep driving thru the tunnel and never look back. I wouldn't want to ride anywhere else. At least a dozen or so hardbooters met at lovey today. Sometimes we are only 3, others we are almost 20. we are never quite sure how many may show up, butit is always a good time. I am so lucky to be a part of this gathering that takes place every Sunday. Thank you to all that make this possible. Alphabetically, in the line up today: ( If I miss you, I am running on adrenaline and delirium at this point) ArneBurner, Carvin Marvin and his lovely wife Rachal, D.T., Greenie 234, Hill007, Ice, Ink, Lazy Snowkisser, Miss Shelly, Mr. E, New Guy Kyle, and myself. Extra Props to the following: Shelly, Where did that extra bit of aggro come from? it was impressive, and was glad to witness it! Hil, nice to see you evolving into more of a free carver, next week, since I will be out of my comfort range on a realllly short board, try to hold your turns just a litle longer acrost the hill. Just a little. Dennis, best turns I have ever seen you make, I got a really good veiw of them since I was tailgunning you, and simultaneously using you as a governor Ethan, great to see you improve week to week, and sometimes run to run. Good job applying all that you are being bombarded with every time you are riding with us, we really appreciate that. Nice work on those cross unders under 6 today. Everyone Else, you rip! Thanks for letting me tag along! Mario as always, looking forward to next sunday
    1 point
  24. If it withstand @b.free’s abuse (strong rider), height/weight then it is definitely well made.
    1 point
  25. I am on my second pair of 951. only out of curiosity i have switched to wc 120 before last season. 1st pair - approx 60 days on them, no issues at all. only slightly enlarged long cable. 2nd pair - approaching 60 days now and guess what ? enlarged long cable, no other issues.
    1 point
  26. Finally ready to ride again and pretty excited! I think this Voyager will be a little softer than I’m used to but could fun and safer at my age?! Thanks again for your help and comments!!
    1 point
  27. Lucky you that you just dislike the slomo. I also dislike the overdone body dragging. When hands start digging a trench it is too much for me. Nothing against EC (e.g. Jacques Rilliet makes it look great IMO), but some overdo it. Edit: Guess it is also the slomo that makes the body dragging stand out more, think it would look better to me without slomo.
    1 point
  28. Just Saturday morning ranting here. Please move along. Ok, I have a rub with European carving videos, which is the same as that is with Euro Surfing videos. They're all in slow motion! Even if you don't know where-in-the-world it is, if the whole video is in slo-mo, there's a solid chance it's in Europe. Personally, I think carving (and surfing) is a far more impressive watch when viewed 'normally'. You just miss that sense of speed, gravity, and intensity, when slowed-down. Sure you get to see individual chunks of snow flying out of a rut, but then what? Perhaps there's something proper cinemagraphic about an entire video shot at 1/4 speed, and I'm an uneducated rube, longing for something different. Europe has some amazing mountains (as this video proves) and waves, fabulous carvers (Loddo rips!) and surfers. It's just really painful to watch every video in slow motion. End of rant.
    1 point
  29. I think mine are pushing 60 days or so, and no isses at all. I did tighten one of the buckle screws a month back maybe.
    1 point
  30. Reminds me of some advice I got from the best golfer I know, a woman: “pussy to the pin”. Adjust that advice as necessary ...
    1 point
  31. Deeluxe and UPZ cheaper, Mountain Slope more expensive. Mountain Slope owners seem to be enthusiastic about all day comfort and not having to release buckles between runs. MS also have a range of shell stiffness depending upon whether freeride or World Cup racing is your goal. Not Intec heel compatible. Deeluxe wider heel inside shell. Some riders struggle to get good heel hold down in them. UPZ better with narrower heel and better hold down. Both boot brands Intec heel compatible. Deeluxe and UPZ fit better and more comfortable with an aftermarket moulded liner added. (adds to overall cost) Generally difficult to try before you buy because of the very limited number of physical shops stocking any of the boots in the USA. Personally, I use UPZ RC10s bought 2017, Intec heels for my stepin bindings, rear boot shell buckles have been modified and aftermarket liners. Good performance riding but I have to release buckles for the lift ride.
    1 point
  32. Okay... While helping a tourist figure out his Donek today, the opportunity presented itself and I got a few seconds of video. Not my best turns of the day, and not the steepest runs in Revelstoke, but it's something to back up all my trash talk... Set your volume at maximum for the full experience.
    1 point
  33. Little clip of a racer kid buzzing Fin. I believe he talked to the coach and he pretty much just blew him off.
    0 points
  34. Thanks Eye doctor, Cat scan, MRI tomorrow, doctor follow up and no boarding for awhile... Seriously, I don't even know what happened...
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