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  1. Well that was interesting. Full story and explanation to come soon. But I have spent a huge portion of time to get this forum back up and running and damage to our community to a minimum. Hold tight, I'll be back.....
    35 points
  2. We had some early season snow that got us off to a fairly early start to the season around here. This was the first day back on the hill for Bruce since his knee replacement. Seemed like a success.... Except for hikes back to the car to switch up boards, he rode for over 5 straight hours without a break! : )
    24 points
  3. All, Please welcome David Redman, @dredman, who has joined our Moderator staff! David is a 12 year veteran of the forum and as you may know recently organized the very successful Montucky Clear Cut carve session at Turner Mtn, Montana. This event brought carvers from all over to enjoy a private carvers-only mountain, and raised over $21,000 for the Kootenai Wintersports Ski Education Foundation. Here he is inspecting the groom. Thank you David!! David is replacing @Mellow Yellow, who graciously stepped up and volunteered to help during the transition from BomberOnline last y
    22 points
  4. Hi guys! I haven´t been here for some time, but I always enjoyed the great bomber community! Here is my latest video. I hope you like it! In almost the whole video I am on an Oxess Sl 162 Custom with an Allflex H plate hexagonal cut flex M. Only one scene is on an Oxess GS 185 with an Allflex plate normal longitudinal cut flex M. https://vimeo.com/260086557
    20 points
  5. For only the second time this season I managed to spend the first 2 hours this morning in almost perfect conditions. This was the best carving experience that I can remember and I can say with conviction that I am now a better carver than I ever was in the past. My evolution from 90s Swiss based carving techniques to the current angulation approach has been enabled in part by the interest @Eric Brammer aka PSR has taken in me and the rest to the people and content on BOL. Which brings me to the appreciation part. I was more than surprised at the warm and informed response that I receiv
    18 points
  6. Jumped a chair this morning with a very chatty skiier who seemed intent on learning my whole life history in one lift run - toward the end I finally managed to return fire and discovered he was a physician - a psychiatrist to be precise. "Why do you think I ask so many questions? Don't worry, you passed the exam!" I swung the NFC out from under the chair in prep for unload and he looks at board, then the boots, and then back at me, shakes his head and says "Maybe I spoke too soon - you better take my card...
    17 points
  7. Hello Folks, Directly to the point I have purchased the Bomber inventory other than the Deeluxe boots Sean has. This has been in the works for a little while and today it finalized. I'll be starting a thread tomorrow with information on status, plans, etc. I will attempt to keep current and respond to these threads but there is a mountain of inventory to sort through and lots of wheels to set in motion so I may be slow to respond for the near term. The important take away is the inventory has been acquired and I will be making Trench Diggers, Fintec, BTS, etc going forward.
    17 points
  8. Friends, With the 2019 winter season winding down or over in the northern hemisphere, I'd like to share this update with you. Since we rolled out subscriptions about a year ago, so far we have donated $950 EACH to USASA and USSRT. Please give yourselves a pat on the back for helping support our fringe sport, at least here in the USA. Every little bit helps! If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to join the cause, please click the Subscriptions tab at the top of the forum. I would also like to thank everyone for making the transition from the old forums at BOL. This
    15 points
  9. Yuani is out of town this week. I'm visiting with him on Friday. I have no idea what the outcome will be, so just be patient.
    15 points
  10. Coiler WoGoCoCo 174x19 12ish scr. Filled with lots of secrets. Graphics by AnnaK. MCC logo rider @johnasmo
    14 points
  11. We had agreed no filming today because we were there for one reason: to F S#!T UP. However Mario was waiting on some meat gates to disperse so I whipped out the camera at the end of the run hoping to catch a solid toeside. Mario was on his super stiff JJA 175 Cyrpress and feeling pretty froggy. For those that don’t know Mario, when he sees a camera you are going to get a show one way or another. He goes into full windup going for a homerun. At the exact apex of the turn, Big Mario’s big force blasted right through his rear boot cuff pivot rivet causing his back leg to collapse unloading
    14 points
  12. Found this guy sitting on a park bench who said he Golf's, rides motorcycles and dabbles in building snowboards Something named Kohlerer. He's from Canadia and was lost. I said he was in Cleveland along way from home.. His name was Bruce but he said he did not want to go back because he did not want to have to make boards since the weather was so nice.. So we just rode!!
    14 points
  13. Carve session, pow fest... Join us next year at the Montucky Clear CUT 2020 February 10-13! Stay tuned for more details! www.montuckyclearcut.com
    14 points
  14. Hi alpine community!!! I just wanted to let you know that my latest video is out now! I hope you like it! https://youtu.be/5cdHQ7FjXYI Stay on the edge!!!
    14 points
  15. CURRENT UPDATE Hello Everyone, I had not intended to delay posting the store opening here, however, once I turned the store on and had a few sales from those on the notification list I had to fix some issues on the backend of the store. Most are fixed, there is still a problem with a few customers not having a shipping option show up, you can always choose pickup and the order will proceed. Its that time of year, time to get ready for the coming season!! The Bomber Store is open! First the caveat, I have stock of Td3's however I am waiting for the binding stickers to a
    14 points
  16. My teenage son was in an hour-long ski lesson this weekend. Turns out I'd passed he and his small group on one of the trails. (it was my one hour to sort of cut loose, so I was solely focused on open trail... :-) I was standing in line when he breezed through to the front w/ his instructor. He says, "Hi Dad!" to rub in that he's skipping the line. The instructor says, "That was your Dad on the snowboard??". Son says, "Yeah". Instructor says, "Too funny - we were on the hill talking about getting the ski up on edge to carve turns, and you flew past, and I literally said to them, "Do it like tha
    14 points
  17. I have had a few messenger chats with a few riders that are currently using zipfit liners in their hard shell boots with great success but knowing that this community is a demanding underserved market we have thought of opening up a feedback line with users like you to develop something specific for your sport. Please share your ideas. We are listening, and motivated to launch something reflecting your input for next season. Check out zipfit.eu if you have not done so yet to see that zipfits are all about. Looking forward to hearing your comments and becoming the reference suppl
    13 points
  18. I'll keep all my Gifs to one thread this season. These are from Beaver Creek today. Excuse the sloppiness on the carve-air-carve. I was going for amplitude.
    13 points
  19. Hi All, I’m going to turn the checkout off in the Bomber webstore for a few weeks starting April 15 going through the beginning of June. I will be off to Austria for a few weeks coaching skis camps and then visiting family in Maine before I make my way back to Colorado. I should have pretty solid email access for that time so I will be able to answer emails and questions. I will however be completely unable to ship anything until I’m back in Colorado. I’m hoping this won’t be an inconvenience for anyone at this time of year. If it is I will be shipping orders until I leave on April 15th
    13 points
  20. compilation of clips from 1st tracks with the 185 8rw at Spirit in 2019...before the lift starts running, holding a 5' pole with a gopro stuck on the end...not the best way to do a warm-up run, but it captures the mood of having acres of fresh corduroy to yourself.
    13 points
  21. Ok...here’s a review of my new baby After years of searching for the perfect soft boot carving board, and coming up short, I decided to have one built for me. Best snowboarding decision I ever made! Thank you Bruce Varsava from Coiler Snowboards.
    13 points
  22. Let's hear your story. Short answer: because I can't fly an F-16. Long answer: I've always loved the sensation of carving. I started snowboarding when I was 13, but before that my ski buddies and I would drag race each other down narrow, winding green trails in a then-unpopular area of Sugarloaf only serviced by a T-bar at the time. We would tuck and only turn where the trail turned and go as fast as possible. Back then this was the best way to ride what little sidecut we had and purely carve. Those are some of my best memories of skiing. My first in-person glimpse of people
    13 points
  23. Every story makes me more sad. The Callens were friends to me, as with so many others in the tight alpine community. They even put me up for a couple of nights in Colorado when I was stuck after ATC, and we had a fantastic powder day filled with laughs and firsts for me. They brought a new level of energy and excitement that was healthy for the sport. I knew they had their business struggles, but I had no idea of the depth of what was going on in the background. The spending did seem extravagant, but I just assumed that Bomber was being bankrolled by Angie's day job in the early pha
    13 points
  24. I saw a friend and fellow USASA racer today and we were chatting about snowboarding as usual. He mentioned he heard that Kessler had gone out of business. I couldn't believe this, but thinking back to the thread discussing difficulty getting in touch with them, I wanted to find out first hand. I emailed Hansjuerg and got this response right back. Sharing with his permission: --- Hi Jack Thanks for your lines below and your work you are doing for alpine snowboarding. First of all i can assure you that there is no need to worry about the future of Kessler. As you maybe know
    13 points
  25. Little clip from the other day. Ink, still trying to work on carrying speed through turns. I tried some switch toes and ate it but imma keep trying.
    13 points
  26. You guys. Fin is involved. This website is not going anywhere. Stay tuned.
    13 points
  27. I asked @Bruce Varsava at Coiler to simply tell me more about these new "Contra" shapes. Well if you've met Bruce you know you're gonna get everything you ask for and then some! One thing led to another and now I have taken delivery of two demo units to test in December. A 174, 20.5cm, avg 12.5m, and a 166, 20cm, avg 10.5m. I'll compare to my custom Kessler 175/20.5/10-14, and my stock Kessler 168/20/8-12. Those Contra sidecut numbers need explanation. Here was the gist of the email thread with Bruce, posting with his permission: " The Contra was designed from scratch as a board t
    12 points
  28. Thanks to YOU and your subscriptions, classifieds donations, merchandise purchases, and interest in our advertisers, we have been able to donate $1000 EACH to USASA and USSRT since my last update on April 30 last year. We have also donated $100 each directly to USSRT members Bobby Burns and Cody Winters to support their racing dreams at the international level. Thank you for being part of this site and helping to support our weird fringe sport!
    12 points
  29. The Prinoth Team is amazing!! Prinoth jumped right in and joined the Montucky Clear CUT Family whole heartedly. It appeared to me that the Turner volunteer grooming staff and the Prinoth Team made just as strong of friendships as the MCC family did. At the end of my first run on the first day of the MCC, Brett the Prinoth cat operator was waiting at the bottom, you can see my response...
    12 points
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  31. Your 56 year old going on 13 self returns from a mountain bike ride after not quite nailing the landing after launching off of a small double, then executing spectacular butt bouncing front flip complete with a face planting, sand eating non excellent dismount (9.5 according to a guy coming up the trail)and your bride of 23+ years, spies your sand encrusted smile and nostrils and asks if you had fun. You reply, "yes, but I have some cactus quills in my ass cheek" . Her response is not" you are such a dumbass, grow up" but, "let me get my tweezers". You are the epitome of awesomeness, Honi,
    12 points
  32. This is a little late, but wanted to give great thanks to Walker at Bomber for the customer service to get new bindings delivered while on vacation. I ordered new bindings Wednesday, February 6th for delivery by Friday prior to leaving for a week long ski vacation in Idaho. Needless to say a little snow on Friday in North Bend Wa caused Fed-ex to not deliver my bindings. Therefore, we left on vacation and drove 11 hours on a normal 5 hour trip from North Bend to Coeur d'Alene Idaho thru 30-40 mph winds and blizzard snow storm.....I called Walker and he had Fed Ex deliver my bindings to my vaca
    12 points
  33. Hi All! So pumped to have found this site. I've been an alpine rider since the late 90's but have felt like the only one left for many years. I average several days to the mountain a season and am lucky to see another hardbooter once every few seasons. Recently as I've gotten older (time to be an adult), I've come to realize that I don't need to put up with 25 yr old gear any more so I started looking around. I found the carver's almanac website, some facebook groups and the Montucky Clear Cut event. My stoke has been reignited! Just upgraded boots from my old packed out Nordicas to some
    12 points
  34. Today was an epic carving day at my home hill. I first went out on my GS board and was getting on the lift and the liftie said - "nice Mono-ski dude". No big deal we've heard it all before. After a few hours on the GS board I went down to the base and traded my GS board for my slalom board and changed jackets. I went back up and the same liftie looks at me with deep astonishment and says - "you're not going to believe it dude but there's another guy up here today on a mono-ski too!" I told him I knew the guy and was hoping to meet up with him on the hill - this was met with knowing n
    12 points
  35. Winterstick Custom RS 166. My new softboot carver/banked slalom tool. Just picked it up. I asked them to try to replicate a Kessler sidecut, it’s about 10m average. 27.5cm waist so I can carve like Knapty. Ptex topsheet, carbon fiber weave, titanal inlay. Wintersticks are made at my home mountain, Sugarloaf, how can I resist?
    12 points
  36. My SL babies ... 162cm/10m and 164cm/11.5m
    12 points
  37. Mario, With all due respect to your most recent comment and others on this board that may be upset such as yourself. You are correct in that it is not fun to kick someone when they are down. This story has 3 sides, Fin's, Angie's and Jim's. The three of them are truly the only people that know all of the facts of which some appear to be in dispute never to be resolved. I think many of us come to this forum (thanks Jack) to discuss what went on and many of us have a lot of questions and opinions (as the saying goes opinions are like a$$holes---everyone's got one). For the most par
    12 points
  38. Great topic, great discussion. I have 2 kids that hardboot, I am very fortunate. Here is my secret: Teach passion first, passion will always triumph over ability. Once they have passion for something, the rest comes easy. Let them race if they want to, support them if they decide to free carve, teach them until you run out of talent, then support. Think outside the box and do things your own way, be creative to get where you want. The opportunities are out there if you have the passion to find them. It doesn't take a go fund me account to grow passion in this sport. Both my kid
    11 points
  39. I just got back from the 61st World Airline Ski & Snowboard Championships. Riding my BXFR 160, I was2nd fastest qualifier. Unfortunately I got squeezed out on the first turn of the final. Well I’m guessing he was trying to slow down, pushed his tail out to the side, and sadly my line got redirected as a byproduct. So I ended up 4th in the final, not bad considering they were all 30 years my junior. I had great support which I really appreciated. A great week full of laughs and happy memories. @parkcityss_sbx thanks for the advice! @airlineskiwasc @deltaskiclub @delta #deltaproud #sbx
    11 points
  40. First off, a big thanks to Slopestar for his camera work, and again to Carvin' Marvin for his camera work and editing. Oscar worthy right there if'n you ask me. Another amazing day of riding made possible by the Lovey Groomers, and the confluence of a great group of riders, Carvin' Marvin, Dusty Bottle, Ice, Inky, Ms. Katie, Iil'' Ms. Hailee, Mr. E, Slopestar The Highback Breaker, and myself. Despite the fact that some of us are still nursing Montucky hangovers, the flat light and the occasional kook strafing, we managed to do a damn fine job of laying waste to every trail we were on
    11 points
  41. I drive multiple hours to ride by myself, with most other ski hill users looking at me like I have a serious mental defect. And I'll do it again this weekend. I even post on a silly internet forum when I can't snowboard. Logic need not apply when you like something. Looking forward to seeing the other mildly-defective people at MCC.
    11 points
  42. Hi All, I have a few more items back in stock and will hopefully have the remained available shortly. BTS are in stock and shipping FinTec replacement heels are in and shipping - There have been some availability issues for the screws so there may be a day or two delay here or there but when my big order comes in we will have them by the thousands. There are a heap of new bails in all varieties, Black (end of week) and Silver baseplates in regular and long sizes, Red and Silver options for sole blocks. I will update the pictures on the website with the available color schem
    11 points
  43. As I approached a ski race instructor and a pack of his young charges... Instructor: Cool! An offset monoski! Me: It's actually a snowboard. Instructor: You have ski boots. That's definitely an offset mono! Me: You have no idea how much it pains me to hear you say this.
    11 points
  44. Please bear with us as avatars and images continue to migrate from the old forum. Feel free to update your avatar manually if you don't want to wait. Please also see the new Mission Statement in the pinned rules post. Thanks!!
    11 points
  45. re: blue tomato- i generally keep out of these conversations, but the blue tomato thing upsets me to no end. Here we are talking about a business we all love that is going down... and someone is talking about buying stuff cheaper elsewhere... ok so i know a lot of cheap people. I'll admit sometimes I am one of them. But i know in a niche industry like this here is how it works. For all boots, boards and bindings, those of us who sell them have to put the money out up front (sometimes 6 months in advance of receiving product) and then hope we sell what we bought when we get it. We do this
    11 points
  46. I am not an employee of Bomber and do not speak in any official manner on behalf of them, but I've spoken with Jim and Angie as a friend. To cut right to the chase, Bomber has declared bankruptcy. Bomber has been handed to a trustee. Outstanding orders will ship, though timing is unknown at this time. They poured their hearts and souls into Bomber, but it didn't work out. Jim was shipping orders over the past few weeks, but didn't get them all out before the court proceedings finished yesterday. They've been advised them to stay off the forums. Like you, I have more questions than
    11 points


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