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  1. Filmed by @Jcar Edit by Anna K https://youtu.be/bIa87Gcm1Aw
    19 points
  2. I have learned that my lower back issues stemmed from needing to strengthen my glutes, core and lower back. I have had back issues for 3-4 years and my first day out this season it came right back. Yes, I was working out but with the pandemic I lost access to a gym and was not strengthening my core. I now know at the start of every season what I need to do to get myself in riding shape. Add to that spinning and running. Working with a physical therapist that also does deep tissue messages she helped me develop a series of exercises that have improved my core, back and strengthened my glues.
    8 points
  3. My Mom would say, “then I guess you really do not need new boots.”
    8 points
  4. howdy from January 20, 2021 ... Ptarmigan Bowl … somewhere in the U.S.A. ...
    8 points
  5. Before the storm on January 16th we were riding November conditions here in New England. A small amount of moisture fell on top of that storm and when it was groomed it made for some of the most hero carving conditions ever. We have been enjoying it ever since. What was among the worst starts of the season in memory has become one of the best mid-seasons ever. There has also been no rain or thaw since the deluge on Christmas day. Shot taken today at Sugarloaf.
    8 points
  6. greetings from new mexico. i was at taos today, which is known for steeps, bumps, trees, and cliffs. it also has excellent carving. i was on lift 8, which heads up right next to the west basin ridge, doing 15 minute laps on excellent groomers. no lift lines, huge windows. admittedly, this was a thursday, so i don't know what the weekend is like. i don't know about accomodations, but you can sleep in the parking lot. must have been 30 vehicles there, from low rent to custom busses. something to think about.
    7 points
  7. Many gaps here, but happy to have my first 3 boards. Good times... Elite 150, Safari Comp II (165), PJ7 (171), custom Coiler Stubby 170 ("Safari Comp IV"), Fin's Madd 158, K168, Winterstick Wescott 164, custom K174, vintage Coiler 196 SG, K185, Proto 163, custom K180 (best board ever)
    7 points
  8. That no matter what is going on... that being on my Stick, always takes me to that Special place...
    7 points
  9. To simply enjoy and relish every turn on every run and make the best of the quiet times before the kooks and the crowds show up Mario
    7 points
  10. I learned to just enjoy the ride.... My season last yr was cut short because of covid, and the ski hills just reopened Last week. It's been about 50weeks since being on the board last. Got out for the first time yesterday evening. The day started out promising, with snow in the morning, but quickly turning to rain for the next 5-6hrs... With only 75m of vertical drop, I wasn't expecting much... But after that first turn on edge.... nothing else mattered. Feels great to be back on the snow.
    7 points
  11. shhhhhhhschwietzer
    7 points
  12. I can spend my lunchbreak on the hill.
    6 points
  13. Going off topic here from that article. Today is an anniversary for me, 45 years ago I bought the first Winterstick ever sold. Back when we called snowboarding 'sticking because it was Winter sticking. Been quite an adventure surfing snow all of these years, and looking forward to many many more since I am "only" 68 now. I wish everyone the very best in their own snow surfing adventures! mick
    6 points
  14. We have had this kind perfect condition since early January, dont remember when last time it has been this good so long
    6 points
  15. Standing outside the lift maze At lovey as Ice, Mr E and myself were heading to our vehicles, the head of the racing program saw our boards and chatted us up: " I love watching you guys carve, I want to do that. At some point I would love to open up Twist to you guys( dedicated fis rated race slope, with a few sackin' up worthy pitches on it) and just watch, maybe on a wednesday". That would be awesome, we spend the whole season drooling about that pristine pitch. He also mentioned that it would be nice to get a few snowboard racers in the mix, and develop a snowboard race team. It was
    6 points
  16. I have quite some different experiences, but I understand that it varies a lot between different riders/riding styles. That is what I don‘t like about an Internet forum. Too many misunderstandings. That‘s why I stopped posting. That said, some aspects ... - I have done some of my tightest turns on plated boards - so in my case, they do not stiffen the board. They distribute the forces better and you can put even more power into the board. - For SL - I hardly see any H or U models with the guys. I have no problems on SL with my medium standard plates (76kg, boards medium to hard flex
    6 points
  17. Iris, Lily & Rose are the Minnesota flower power Coached by my daughter a few years back.
    5 points
  18. Well... Dreamy... Smooth... Predictable When others try to copy it .. It's gotta be a good board I'm now a believer.. I love how people ask about what weight it's made for... Dude just ride it!! Stop the who it's made for nonsense. It's made for you!
    5 points
  19. i have taken snowboarding so seriously over the past several years. At times, I have forgotten that it is serious fun. This season and last Sunday especially, reminded me just how much fun it is!
    5 points
  20. That semi-aquatic turtles can be taught to follow hand signals.
    5 points
  21. Ok, I would not use a hard plate for my weight and it was never recommended. But the medium one works perfect for me. If you watch the World Cup closely, you can see that more guys still use the normal plate, even on their SL boards. But some top riders are on springs, so it is really personal preference. With the spring you gain more freedom of movement, different feeling for the turn initiation, but you lose some stability and gain extra weight. So depending on your focus you would choose your plate. For us mortals, we are talking about pretty small differences . #edgepassion
    5 points
  22. Shred, text me at 3oh3 ate ate 5 8480 I'm thinking its time for a short board I want this Shipping to 80211
    5 points
  23. Standing the the longest lift line of the day... and I was thinking about pulling the plug... when I heard a motherly voice say something. I looked to the other line and said, "Excuse me?" She said,"Its so wonderful to watch you come down the hill." Folks... I'll admit... I was taken aback... It took me a moment before I said... "I offer a humble thank you." She was very nice and we ended up riding up together. She's the mom of two of the Paoli snowboarding instructors that I know (hadn't ever met her before). She tells me that she told her son's about me and they were like,
    5 points
  24. The inspiration for that topsheet was hanging on my dash 6 years ago when I won my monster at ses Mario
    4 points
  25. I finally was able to get 5 consecutive days on my beautiful Coiler Contra. The first day out was a day I wouldn’t have taken the Monster (the board that I’ve been enjoying for the past 12+ years) because of too much fresh snow! Sorry, first world and alpine snowboarder problems. Just 4 turns in and there was a comfortable and confident feel to the Contra. I was making the same giant turns that I made on the Monster with a nice even flex for such soft snow. On the second run I focused on staying centered and putting the board farther on edge and even before I got to the steeper section of th
    4 points
  26. West B? ....or Buttermilk east? Indianhead Mt
    4 points
  27. That your best day on the hill might not be the one you expect, so get out there when you can!
    4 points
  28. TVR, I am 168lbs ... the medium flex is recommended for most male riders. Only really heavy or very powerful rider would go for the hard one, especially if you are looking for a lot of stability. Jack, I use triangular and longitudinal. This season I am also riding the composite carve edition. The spring version is really cool, but I like the feeling of the normal plate better. And you are right, you can feel the added weight a little bit and the springs are annoying if you go up a t-bar And Jack, don‘t take inspiration from Benji, as his equipment is pretty unrideable, even for m
    4 points
  29. Working on closing my “C” shape trenches by getting lower and on edge before the turn.
    4 points
  30. Not much worth but looks like video game
    4 points
  31. Poland is about to lock the slopes again meaning this is end of play for me for this season. Shout out to mr Donek for the awesome proteus. Really fun board to ride even with my poor form. Hope you consider this worth watching
    4 points
  32. We like to trickle out footage all year long...
    4 points
  33. 4 points
  34. I stayed and did 4 more. I was having too much fun to stop and at 11:30 everyone left as they reset the racecourse and the “new normal”crowd went in for a snack or just got out of the cold. I was making up for sucking the last 4-6 weeks. It was redemption day...afterwards, katie and I went to our property in Blackhawk to ponder our next moves. It was a very good day
    4 points
  35. A balmy +5f when we finished up late this am due to wind and temperature holds and growing crowds. This season has been a hella interesting one, the secrets out, people are tired of the epic shitshow, as well as the icon pass, and are finding our big little no frills mountain, all of the lots have been full this season, and with that, we have lost some of the " at your own risk vibe" that we used to have, with the lack of fall restraints eliminated and replaced with bars, as well as all of the wind and temperature holds we are now experiencing... Back in the day, it seems that the lifts never
    4 points
  36. I'd like to get your opinion on short boards for hardboot carving. 'race style' carving, loading that edge. Do short boards work for you? And if so, how short? The reason for asking is that I built the board below for my daughter. 145x24.4 cm, 115 eff.edge. Somehow this board appeals to me, I feel like building this board with proper stiffness and putting my plates on it. My sane mind tells me this is ridiculous. But it does trigger me to try something different. Typically I like long effective edge, stable boards, so let's go the opposite way. So what's the shortest that
    3 points
  37. Isn't foot porn banned here ? Edit:what an awesome app. Wonder how many of you are just scanning your feet.
    3 points
  38. Wonderful 3rd day Groooooommmm 2 turns and the view from Milk...
    3 points
  39. Its not a contra. It's a Donek proteus However it does hold a sssserpent not only in the grafix but also in the ssssidecut.
    3 points
  40. That I like wider boards and softer boots. I haven't reached for my race shapes in two seasons.
    3 points
  41. 1) After riding only very gummy hard boots (practically soft boots in a plastic shell), for almost 2 seasons, I tried my old Dalbellos. Wow, tip and rip! Nothing beats a nice stiff boot, on good snow, for carving! 2) I've find out that I can do nice heel side ECs, with a soft booter-like stance, something like +24/+3. With a noodly 3800 163, plastic plates and soft hard boots, I can do it even at really low speed and a steeper green run. Great fun to link 4-6 EC turns, on a setup that wasn't optimized for it! 3) I prefer jumping the spins on a narrower directional board, rather tha
    3 points
  42. Been working on my variable conditions carving, steeps carving, and all mountain hardbooting with pretty good success. Even had a few plateau busting days. Felt nice.
    3 points
  43. It's Bob's "happy place". You know you want to Bob...Buttermilk east.... Bobble giggling...
    3 points
  44. We had a great week-Snow was awesome and very few people. Thanks to Erik, John , and Jack for the help with my carving! Riding with these guys will make you a better rider for sure.
    3 points
  45. glad yall were killin it! I should be up next weekend, and I will try and make it up probably wednesday if anyone cares to join. ive been a bit busy as of late with most of my auditons happening this past weekend, but I am looking forward to getting back out there!
    3 points
  46. I have discovered that I actually can link up perfect pencil lines IF the terrain and grooming is near perfect. Now onward and upward to try to do the same on slightly steeper slopes where I must control my speed by getting my knees/hips closer to the snow and bending my board to turn tighter.
    3 points
  47. Allflex in general is not recommending normal type plates for short boards. But as WinterGold said it varies a lot between different riders/riding styles. There are riders who are able to ride normal type plates on short boards pretty well. But most riders notice "collision" of board and plate scr. Feeling Jack described. That's why many male riders chose spring plate for short boards. On the other hand many female riders prefer U/H type (weight aspect) for slalom course. BTW, Jack your plate is SOFT AGS LONGITUDINAL NORMAL type.
    3 points
  48. Yup! Indianhead good! The 1st track... There was a young carver dude on an F2 race 166 who slept in his truck in the parking lot expecting to get that first track, and some old dude slipped right by, clipped in and took it. I didn't mean to take it from him, it's just that layin' down that 1st track is kinda my thing. ...and I didn't know! Turned out it was Doobs' kid, who races and has gotten a bunch of other kids into hardbooting. We rode together most of the day and I forgot his name. Of course Al & Beth were there and we all carved up the hill pretty good. Al
    3 points
  49. See you all tomorrow. Hopefully I'll remember my boot bag unlike today. Drove to the Basin, parked, got out, opened the hatch, and sigh...... getting old sucks.
    3 points


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