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  1. i love this place
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  2. I always thought that was a 190 ink
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  3. Personally speaking i ride my boards for fun. I think Bruce undertakes most activities as blood sports so beware.
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  4. yep. Thirst warp 162 Stupid Fun underfoot 5'-10'' 2fiddyish
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  5. Being alive tops most other things. Friends in your hours of need are precious. 6 months of dual antiplatelet treatment after modern cardiac stents will likely turn out to be plenty. Just bought my pass for this Southern winter. There's a new to me Thirst SC in the garage snuggled up next to a Coiler, a Kessler, and a RadAir. And I have friends to ride with in August. Life is good. (And I get my first Pfizer Covid shot this morning)
    2 points
  6. Some of us are fortunate that bike season and snowboard season don’t necessarily overlap! Bought the frame with low miles from a racer (not much of an enduro season last year) and bought all the components at serious discounts from black friday through new years. (But The family still doesn’t get to know how many Kesslers the final build will cost.) Now I’ve packed away the snowboards and I’m building the bike while waiting for the rest of the snow to melt. I’m hoping that pedaling this thing up the mountain all summer is going to get me in shape for boarding next winter.
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  7. In my hands a chest mount is steadiest. I have a DIY one using a large plastic plate against my chest to minimise shake and integrated into my hydration backpack straps. Hand helds shake, helmet mounts move as your head tracks the traffic around you. Stabilisation software during processing essential for most human mounted shooting. A powered gimbal makes a big difference. Drones that track the rider do a great job where they are permitted.
    1 point
  8. I like this interpretation of fiscal impact @st_lupo and will use it during the next home office trial by fire ...."No, that new Fox X2 was waaaay cheaper than my snowboard"
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  9. Man, I think a swallowtail is the way to go, especially with hardboots. I've only ridden Mark's PC's, but it was a revelation. The stance is in the sweet spot for carving groom or powder.
    1 point
  10. top of loophole is looking good
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  11. Simplest way is use nyloc nut wrong way = upside down. It keeps bushing in place, plus screw never gets loose. Never lost any bushings this way.
    1 point
  12. I just discovered that my UPZs and F2 stepins work great on a 156 Lib Tech Dynamo on groomers and in pow. I see no reason to buy soft boots and softboot bindings.
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  13. I haven't ridden the K162. I own a F2 Proto 163 if that helps. The K168 turns longer and will run faster. It will still turn tight if you push it. I won a USASA SL against some legit competition on my K168 once. That said I won't use it for SL again now that I have this 163. I recommend the K168 unequivocally. If I could only own one board, that's it. (however I'm going to see if Winterstick can meet or beat it) In the unlikely event it's not for you, you will be able to sell it here easily. i-carve.com has the best prices on Kesslers.
    1 point
  14. My short board makes me giggle. Alot
    1 point
  15. People should only be judged by the smile on their face.
    1 point
  16. Well I thought it was an incredible day to carve, rode the Thirst tesi8 all day. Took a few runs with Kram, Dane, Pusbag & wife. Snow was very firm to hard, it would take all the pressure you could give it until your legs collapsed under the G's. Rode, Lower K, Cathedral, Midway, Lil blue, Zip Down, Down the hatch and Loophole..few other runs getting from one place to the other as well as a few duplicates. Not many people on the hill either. Stayed until 2:15. Hope Thursday is another day like today.
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  17. The "Softboot Carving Worth Watching" thread would like to disagree...
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  18. My 160 Angry has a blunt nose, so it thinks it's a 164.
    1 point
  19. There is no excuse not to join the recumbent weirdos.
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  20. This I learned Monday and Tuesday of this week. I watched soft boot carving vids Sunday night and demoed a 156 Lib tech Dynamo with my UPZs/F2 stepins, 35/20 on Monday and that may have changed my life. Much to my surprise, since I have spent no more than a couple of hours total on a board designed for soft boots, I could actually really carve on groomers on that setup and it seemed to turn all by itself in pow. It was a ton of fun. On my 162 Contra, 9.5, 19.5, 45/40 Tuesday and trying to emulate yesterday. By far the best carving day of my life. I found myself carving right behind
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  21. Hey Eboot, I found Mount Rosa lodge, which has been rebuilt and is now the most modern place to stay. It is in Vallis at 2.883m and Margarita lodge at 4.554m which is also in Vallis but seems to be right on the border. https://www.bergwelten.com/a/8-huetten-die-man-gesehen-haben-muss We are located at the foot of the Stelvio Glacier. One of the most renowned streets for biking, motorbikes, sports cars, etc. in the summer time. The slopes are open usually between May - November and you'll usually see quite a few of the top athletes training there during the summer season.
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  22. Rain then 2"of snow yesterday. The river refroze overnight, and melted again by mid morning. Hiked up this afternoon when temps reached mid 30's. A few foot prints and ski tracks on 4pipe, no tracks of the Spirit bear yet. Came down JugglerJoe. The ungroomed, semi-frozen slush leftovers from last Sunday were still quite evident under the new snow. A little bumpy. I think the magic # might be closer to 40°F (with sun) to soften the underlying frozen slush enough for smooth carving. The snow is mostly gone in the woods and there looks to be 2-3 ft of base left on the trails.
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  23. Lets remember thst mens SL decks are in the 160-165 range typically. While they might be small for folks used to 170+, they are not really "short", certainly by normal race standards or the general market. When I think of tiny boards, I think of stuff below that sort of range relative to the rider. A 155 for my wife is pretty normal and small for me. Now when I jump on a 141, thats tiny. And super fun, but very limited.
    1 point
  24. I guess then it all boils down to what is "meaningful carving". I still maintain that I see many people carving wonderfully on shorter boards. Certainly seems meaningful to me.
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