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  1. howdy here is some good news for alpine snowboards future ... FIS Snowboard Alpine Sub Committee to press for parallel slalom being added to Milan Cortina 2026 programme maybe more kids can shoot for the gold ...
    4 points
  2. Would anyone be interested in joining a camp and improve softboot carving this winter with Kazunori Hirama, Shimhoon (leader of FunxR in Korea), and Ryan Knapton this winter? I'm trying to make this happen for Rama and Shimhoon (youtube Shimhoon Film) to fly to Colorado and have some fun with Ryan Knapton. Shimhoon is an apprentice of Rama from a decade ago, and currently manages Rama's team Infinity. Shimhoon is widely considered the No.1 softboot carving god in Korea. At this time all three parties have already agreed to meet and are making schedules for this winter.
    3 points
  3. Got mine, installed on a Loaded Vanguard, and went for a ride. Here's after about 3 min of playing around: First impressions: 1. Woah, it feels crazy tipsy when pushing. Like the pivot axis is 8" below your foot. It's not, but it took some mental recalibration. 2. OMG it turns tight. I could make a 180 degree turn in just wider than a standard parking spot width. That's toeside, I don't have the confidence to do that heelside. 3. Steering with one foot (while pushing) requires a delicate touch, can pretty easily steer the truck so far that it rolls under your ankle. 4. Easy to pump some speed with rotational movements. So far, I LOVE it! Super fun and playful, can't wait to get some more miles on it. I like lower speed stuff, and this lets you really play at low speeds. It's crazy looking down and seeing the front axle at 45 degrees to straight ahead!
    3 points
  4. More details will be provided as our team plans for Rama and Shimhoon's trip. To gain some traction of the camp (especially the reliability of this camp) at this time, please refer to Shimhoon Film's latest two youtube posts, and Shimhoonfilm Instagram. Shimhoon shot the July 4th independence day firework from my home at Jersey City, and recently visited Bigsnow and taught three of us softboot carving enthusiasts at Bigsnow American Dream for two weeks. I would like to thank Alpinesnowboarder and Jack M for supporting our idea to host a camp in Colorado this winter PS: Rama likes to put Shimhoon's sticker on top
    2 points
  5. Hey guys! Definitely been a while. I meant to update yall a tad (a couple months) sooner but life happens and I took a job at my old camp! Tech Free Days have been absolutely glorious, and the leg has been healing up magnificently. The season prior still on my mind, the season upcoming soon to take its place. I’m quite excited to ride again, and although it may be hard to ride with yall unless i’m back, i am beyond grateful for everything yall have done for me. I can’t wait to see yall around!
    2 points
  6. I have a couple of boards that need to leave my quiver, might be a little beastie, yours for the cost of shipping if’n you’re interested donek 180 secret and jja 174.
    2 points
  7. Hmm. Given the amount of heli hours you log, I suspect your definition of “poor snowboarder” and mine differ by quite a bit.
    1 point
  8. On a bright note, if all the climate people are correct, we will get to do more snowboarding.... I am going to guess some might ask "What is he talking about? The earth is getting warmer won't help snowboarding". And, as a matter of fact, if the models some predict about warming are to come true, it will indeed get more snowy. If it gets warmer, the ice melts. The melted ice adds less saline water to the ocean, which jams up the oceans conveyor belts. Without these oceanic flows, it gets colder.... much colder... if fact, it happened a mere 12,000 years ago. When it gets colder we keep more snow and more tracks are made.... So there is a bright note here... I will let the scientists explain the conveyor belt, as they are better at this than I am... https://loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=15-P13-00013&segmentID=3 If you don't like my source, google "earth ocean conveyor belt" and there will be a source you like I am sure...
    1 point
  9. It wasn't unexpected, this last couple of years. He was still pretty much around until then, although he hasn't been running the place for quite a while now. You can still go if you can get into Canada. He was a crazy Austrian guy, but he wasn't bothered about where you came from or what you rode: his business always treated poor snowboarders like me just the same as they treated the richest old school skiers. That's why he got most of my heli money. In fact he's still got some of it and I'll be there, Covid permitting, to collect on some of it in December. I'm sorry he's gone, but he had about as good a run as any of us can expect.
    1 point
  10. That's the prime event each season! Our plan is to make this happen either in December (early or mid) or in March, when none of Rama, Shimhoon or Ryan would have a scheduling conflict.
    1 point
  11. Sounds great, good luck! Just so you know, the biggest hardboot freecarving event in the US is happening January 31 to February 3. Details are here: https://forums.alpinesnowboarder.com/forum/93-montucky-clear-cut-2022/
    1 point
  12. Many do globally. Countries bid and compete to even hold the events. There are NorAMs There is the Race to the Cup There is FIS For many, like myself, it is a significant line item in our budgets to support these athletes who's only goal is to be the fastest in the world at their sport. Surly, this must have been hyperbole.....
    1 point
  13. Many many people care, which is why we have multiple tiers of racing competition, the Olympics, companies like Kessler who make their reputation and living with racing. If it weren’t for racing I highly doubt we would be enjoying the level of technology we have now that allows us to go fast and carve hard.
    1 point
  14. Why compete in anything? Why not just step outside your door and time yourself running 26 miles instead of paying to enter a marathon? I guess I don't understand why someone who doesn't care about racing would post in this thread or even read it. Some people just want to compete. If it moves, it will be raced.
    1 point
  15. Best quality version I've seen of this.
    1 point
  16. Is the idea to fillet the fish before you catch them ?
    1 point
  17. Made this one over the weekend after many failed attempts. (Super awkward riding backside too… def need to practice more)
    1 point
  18. this guy. I'll throw in a Virus 160 Soulcarver "Team Edition" to round it out. Same deal. It's seen some time, but plenty of time left.
    1 point
  19. Moving on to the 4th Annual Montucky Clear CUT! We hope you all have a great, safe and healthy rest of the year! I will be sharing Facebook, Instagram and Youtube links. We are planning on opening up registration sometime in August. Stay STOKED! Youtube Link Instagram Link Facebook Link www.montuckyclearcut.com
    1 point
  20. Big congratulations go out to Canada's very own Kaylie Buck for her recent performance at the junior worlds. PSL - 3rd PGS - 8th Great job!
    1 point
  21. Ryans actually on 32.2cm waist which was mainly due to him increasing the sidecut radius to a monster 18m but wanting to maintain a similar nose and tail width to his previous boards.
    0 points


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