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  1. Decided to give Matts’s bowlrider shape a go, in the event we run into any powder at MCC this year:
    7 points
  2. Negative result for me! Woohoo! If I caught a flu/cold, I could have caught COVID. I'll treat this as a wake-up call to remain diligent.
    7 points
  3. Nope, just a bicep tendon release and soon to be 2 carpal tunnel releases. Have to keep on riding. They are not really fake, I prefer artificial. I am getting a tatoo that says "Zimmer equipped"
    6 points
  4. Went yesterday for 1st runs on 9 week old knee. Most singles paired up to make a double. There were a few who chose to ride alone. Mambo snow was good. Richards was firm. Snowmaking on 6 looks like it could open soon. Got in 10 runs before front leg was done. New one on back felt good.
    6 points
  5. Just received two new Contras, one for me and one for a friend! Red one is 174x21cm, 12m scr, the Matrix one is a 170x19.5cm 12m scr. Now I only need mother nature to cooperate a little!
    6 points
  6. By that logic, if you're going to be cremated, you might as well just burn the bedroom down now.
    5 points
  7. Day 2 at Loveland was much better than day 1. Got in 3 quick runs before there was a line. Got in 7 more by 10:30. Front leg burn was much better than day 1 with application of rear foot pressure through the middle of the turn. Richards seemed softer.
    4 points
  8. I feel you here. All my days have been solo this year and it's getting a little old, but lonely days are better than no days. What's the point of slaying turn after turn if I can't rant to someone about how awesome I am and then reciprocate the sentiment?
    4 points
  9. Could be the smell of burning quads?
    4 points
  10. There going to fill you with formaldehyde when your done so i say trade the moldy carpet for some refreshing toxins.
    4 points
  11. Pirate walks into a bar with the helm of his pirate ship stuffed down his pants. Bartender says “hey buddy, what’s with the steering wheel down your pants?” Pirate says “Arrrrgh, it’s drivin’ me nuts!”
    4 points
  12. Everyone on here has inspired and shamed me into organizing the gear closet. A few bits of scrap wood later and all of a sudden it's my favorite room in the house.
    4 points
  13. Just found on classified a copy of my first alpine board. For 30$, couldn’t resist! Thanks @JFChamp for the help... I was following the snowboard association training to become a snowboard teacher (probably in 1989). The guys in charge were hard booting, one of them was importing those ATS boards from Europe. I bought one right away and sold my Turquoise/pink Kemper Freestyle. I had a PJ6 after and can’t remember all the other ones after. Anybody else still have his (her) first alpine board? Good memories... Now I wonder if I’ll risk it on the mountain or just keep it as a wall
    4 points
  14. I disagree, mildly. I think you can have fun as an amateur (aren't we all!) with any amount of time per week/month/year in alpine snowboarding. You can go out and have fun on the snow with whatever time you have. If your goals are higher than only having fun, then your time commitment scales appropriately. I see an extremist attitude in many hobbies, and I don't like it. It's grown as internet/media has focused us into ever-shrinking niches. There's always someone who will invest more time than you, and they may view your time invested as a lack of commitment. If I go bowling with
    4 points
  15. Never mind, what's the point...
    4 points
  16. Just in time! Contra 174. Thanks Bruce for another awesome board.
    3 points
  17. I made my sone some plate bindings, and got him some ski boots. The issue is the board - he's either on an oversized SG125, or a swallowtail.
    3 points
  18. Fun and progression factor is exponential when riding with other carvers/friends. There is a reason why the LCI and other groups of carving friends all ride so confidently. Emulate, discuss and giggle. From what I have seen, the lone wolves that come to a carving meet up and get to ride with new friends, attend clinics and talk shop all go home more confident riders. Sliding on snow is fun, even more fun with friends! I am looking forward to getting to ride with the LCI gang at MCC!! See you soon! Less than 2 months!
    3 points
  19. Looks like more of the same for Sunday. Same weather, conditions and open chairs/runs. Still the best part of the week for sure...
    3 points
  20. go buy some Granville Island Brewing Lion Winter Ale and then go to Whistler to ride.
    3 points
  21. I got to ride it today, first day of the season for me and there was enough coverage to warrant riding a new board. So here's the story. I've always wanted a Tanker 201 but they were a little wider than what I prefer to ride. I also heard that their build quality suffered when they moved production to China. So I hassled Mark for over a year to build a board like the Tanker but narrower and Thirstier. He did, it rocks. It snowed a couple of inches yesterday so the groomers were pretty soft today. A carving board would have been fine if you didn't try to tip it on edge too much. The
    3 points
  22. https://mtntactical.com/exercises/mnt110-leg-blaster/ I will second the above post. Now for fun, try to get through a few rounds of the mini leg blasters without curling up in the corner in the fetal position sucking on your tear soaked thumb. These. Are. Deceptively BRUTAL. But highly effective. 30 seconds of rest between. They are also quite humbling, you may need to work up to the prescribed number of sets, as well as down to the painfully short rest period. I have found these to be much more betterer than stupid heavy squats for me. Your mileage may vary. In the interim, hit up
    3 points
  23. Okay Sculler. Listen carefully this time... You got a lot of advice last season but it seems you only heard what you wanted to hear. I'm not re-reading the entire thread right now, but I doubt anyone would have recommended doing only one exercise with heavy weights all summer. For this season, don't stress; you are stronger than last year, you surely have more muscle mass with all those dead lifts. However, now you have to teach those new muscles how to snowboard. Do that by riding. Your new muscle fibres pretty much only know how to deadlift right now but they will adapt quickly.
    3 points
  24. I have 2 days on this board. Riding back at Loveland ths season with my wife Katie and getting in a few laps with the LCI. What a great group! Its early season, the board has a 14.6m average sidecut and did I mention it's early season? The long and short of the two short days that I have ridden this board. No chatter, no vibrations and no complaints. The less I do to force the board where I want it to go, the easier it gets there. Unable to get the board really up to the speed it is comfortable operating at with only a couple runs open. That said, I'm excited to get it there. Only 100 of these
    2 points
  25. @Gadwood74 The 174 Contra is spectacular! Very versatile carver and super easy to ride! @queequegThat is a great looking board for MCC!! Mats boards are well designed for fun!
    2 points
  26. Not sure if this is the right category to post to (admin please move if it's not:) Just found https://fluidmotionsports.com/ after buying pro wrap liners at full price from backcountry.com last month. - and they have intuition liners at half price closeout sale whatnot (bought a few more:))
    2 points
  27. Spoken like a true LCI rider!
    2 points
  28. I just found out the Donek shop is 35 minutes from my house! (my location says Vail, but that's where I ride, I lived there in my 20's and bartended, and still have a place there, but I live in Denver) I'm going to set up a time to go meet Sean in person to set up a custom board design, and check out their shop, which will be super cool! I'll take pictures and post them here, if he allows me. After the boot advice, with my skinny heel, I think I'm going to go with the UPZ XC12. They seem like a good balance of stiffness, flex, and comfort. More suited to my free carving style, t
    2 points
  29. Once this shit is over with I am going on the trip of a lifetime. I’ve got a list, and I’m gonna see just how much of it I can scrape off; but It’ll prolly have to start with visiting my parents in Italy.
    2 points
  30. Riding with friends is fun but for me has always suited soft boots best. When hardbooting I have a harder time capturing the mental focus I need to really ride effectively. It may have been just us, but the group I grew up with took that mantra "there are no friends on powder day" to heart. We all arrived at the mountain at the same time but over any powder day everybody wound up separating as skill sets and physical endurance factored in. There was no mercy given and no waiting at the lift, but over beers at night there were plenty of (mostly true) stories being shared. But like
    2 points
  31. Got some really good turns at Vail and BC this week, but jeez my fitness is atrocious. I'm belting out 4-5 freaking amazing turns then almost dying of a pulmonary hemorrhage. The early season "season pass holders only" rule at Vail has been really nice. It really exposes how short-sighted and problematic the average day ticket user is. Everyone is following predictable lines, not stopping in the middle of the run, and moving the lift line along appropriately. It feels like the damn twilight zone out there compared to the usual poop-show that is epic resorts. As soon as Lovey can figure ou
    2 points
  32. I am not saying 100 can replace or same as the 120 and obviously they have different plastic stiffness for 100/120/130 but I was just saying 100 can be “as close to” stiffer model for 145lbs person. I have both 100 and 120 tongue, green/blue/red/yellow spring that I played with on my 100. OP was worried that some boots maybe too stiff or too soft for certain situation, hence, being able to play around and testing it himself is the best way to get an idea.
    2 points
  33. .951 with 120 stiffness have different plastic cuff & shell. not only change spring & tongues. .951 with 130 stiffness (RD) have different plastic cuff & shell but tongues from 120 model (120 stiffness).
    2 points
  34. I like my .951 (mountain slope) boots, particularly 100 range for your weight, height and being non racer. It can be as stiff as 120 by using stiffer spring with stiffer tongue or as soft as RC8 with softer spring and tongue. Changing spring and tongue takes matter of minutes. The best in the business. I also have intuition liner with custom footbed to custom fit to my feet and this is my 4th season wearing it. I have never been happier.
    2 points
  35. I have one too. Not selling. Sweet ride
    2 points
  36. @Tigers196884, you can ignore these posts, they are not directed at you. @west carven, linking to an auction is expressly permitted "within reason". It has never been a problem. If it becomes a problem, we will deal with it. Not sure what you mean but here it is: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Iconic-Madd-Original-158-SL-Alpine-Carving-snowboard/233799302534?hash=item366f863d86:g:RxEAAOSwEV5fwUc1 Nice S5!
    2 points
  37. Thx! Somebody buy this amazing Board before he changes his mind lol. Awesome board and awesome price. (Would have bought it if it was suitable for 155lb:))
    2 points
  38. Crowded and firm. Openings would miraculously appear. They are needing more terrain
    2 points
  39. https://www.instagram.com/p/CILkNcRHeEz/?igshid=1h4kq04zhqyta Clinic fun!
    2 points
  40. I get the impression I am the only one not doing any specific exercise for snowboarding? Last year I picked up a bit of (trail)running after getting bored with cycling, and I was surprised that it seemed actually a good preparation for snowboarding. Before that, with cycling I did a lot more, was in quite decent shape and did the occasional mtb marathon, and even developed a bit of leg muscle. Now with running I do far less, maybe 15k/ week average at an easy pace, but for boarding it seems better. My guess is it has to do with targeting specific muscles with cycling vs. more a
    2 points
  41. howdy here is some big mountain carving... not mine, but -MIND- ...
    2 points
  42. howdy carving deep pow... and a great soundtrack...
    2 points
  43. Ummm,deadlifts? Deadlifts are a posterior chain exercise. They don't do anything for your quads. For that you need to be squatting (ideally) or at least wall sitting. And quite honestly, 3 sets every other day isn't going to do anything. That's not even close to enough volume to encourage any sort of strength gains.
    2 points
  44. https://www.sportlegs.com/ I use these early season and when riding multiple days.
    2 points
  45. My rack is now complete, and full!
    2 points
  46. From the Montucky Clear CUT staff (Me, Kristin and Anna K). We wish you, your friends & family a safe and joyful day!
    2 points
  47. You just have to wear the freak flag with pride. You do you.
    1 point
  48. If you have a good boot fitter then either company can work. I have a very wide forefoot and narrow heel yet contrary to common wisdom my Raichles (now Deeluxe) work for me. Punching out the shell and some modern heat moldable liners did the trick. For stiffness, my boots are softer than 325s but they work for me. Other people prefer stiffer. Personally I think the 325s would be fine for recreational carving. As far as boards go I wouldn’t say stiffer is necessarily better. Modern free carving boards are softer than a lot of the old boards but work better. There are sever
    1 point
  49. Relax...there are some edibles that come to mind...I think back on learning which equals Apprehension, Apprehension equals Anxiety, which in turn equals Tension, which equals Fatigue...I can wear myself out in two hours if I try HARD enough...
    1 point


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