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OhD last won the day on February 11 2017

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    Tri-Cities, WA
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    White Pass, WA
  • Occupation?
    Retired Mechanical Engineer
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Arbor Roundhouse '62, Woodie Wide '63, Venture Zephyr '71, Prior ATV '72, '11 Coiler AM VSR 164 Asym, '12 Coiler Nirvana 182, '13 Coiler AM VSR Asym Baconator.
  • Current Boots Used?
    UPZ; K2
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    TD-3/FinTec (rear 55, +6deg heel/ front 60, -3 deg toe), slight outboard cant on both, Burton CO2
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  1. Revy is a bucket list kind of place, and chasing James around for a day might give you a sense of just how close you might be getting to the bucket. It's a great mountain with huge vertical, a wide variety of lift-served terrain and good lifts. You could make a non-stop run of mostly laid out or at least solid deep carves for over 5000' - or a fall-line tree run. I'd have to take a few breaks... Kicking Horse is not a place I'd go for carving, but worth a day or two if you have all-mountain gear and skills. Some fine hike-to terrain. Panorama also has some nice steepish front-side groomers, mellow cruisers and hero bumps on both flanks and a big gladed back bowl if you get a powder day. Fernie is also not a real groomer paradise, but a little more relaxed than Kicking Horse. Nice town, too. Kimberly has a ton of narrow runs cut through the woods and big groomed collectors. I haven't been there in years but recall having a great day wolf-packing it down a bunch of the slotcar tracks in the woods with some local guys - on skis. Of course there's also the Banff areas - I had three great days there last winter, two boarding and one skiing. Plenty of culture and more cute shopping than really necessary. There are probably another half dozen other areas in BC/AB worth adding to a road trip, with no compelling reason but time to drive more than 4 hours per hop (given decent weather). Cell coverage is pretty good and there are numerous small towns with good food, good beer and coffee and numerous Air BnB's. We spent over three weeks last winter cruising around the area, starting at Whistler and ending at Red. One of the best winter trips we've taken in our 40 years of chasing around. It's all pretty well been discovered - not exactly a wilderness experience - but the natives are friendly, even to Americans.
  2. OhD

    BTS Source?

    I have an unused set. Send me a PM if still interested. I switched to UPZ boots and don't need them.
  3. Nice video work, Sunsurfer!
  4. Well - getting over here was technically easy but emotionally difficult. Thanks to Jack, Fin and anyone else who helped! I may have missed a few recent posts somewhere, but I am wondering what are the prospects for someone taking on the manufacture of Bomber gear and parts. My TD3's are pretty tough and might outlive me without any more parts, but FinTec heels need treads and cables now and then. I have parts to convert one pair to standard, but getting clipped into those after lunch is not something I'm looking forward to. Has anyone used Intec heels and receivers on TD3's? I found Intecs a little dainty compared to the TD2/3, but I was rather klutzier then. Is there any stock of TD parts extant that someone might acquire and make a little business out of selling to the community? Have any of the other retailers in the business been showing any interest in handling parts? Is there any prospect of licensing the designs (and tooling) and having the wearing parts manufactured?
  5. Closer to your new home, check out Apex near Penticton.
  6. REVELSTOKE looks fabulous. Skied today, carving tomorrow if weather holds and weekend crowd dissipates.Thousands of feet of steep, excellent groomers!
  7. Great to see the real Bomber back!
  8. Lots of variety at Powder Mountain, including a number of mellow groomers off Hidden Lake Express. There is a vast amount of cat-served or hike-to and road shuttle-served side-country, some of it pretty steep but most looks more moderate. Lots of lift-served gladed area too. Bring the whole quiver. Cover was good in early February (spent a day there enroute to ATC) and the grooming was mostly terrific. So was the chili. Off-piste was a little stale but still had numerous patches of barely-touched powder. Next day we hit Snowbasin, also a really big resort. I skied there (distributing the wear and tear) and thought it a little less polished than Powder, but still a great place to ride. I boarded there a couple of years ago, ill and in a near whiteout, and still had a good day of mostly AM riding with some nice carving breaks. The downhill course starts are up at the top of the Allen Peak tram, and if groomed would afford you a great steep run for carving. I don't know how often it gets groomed, but it had moderate fluffy bumps for us to frolic in. There had been a lot of small slides off the ridges, so many of the accessible bowls were pretty chunky and re-frozen. The lodges are quite splendid, as you'd expect of a Sun Valley resort. The terrain is generally more jagged peaks than Powder - more along the lines of Snowbird - and the views from some lodges are pretty striking.
  9. "Broken Old Men... Burritos Every Run"
  10. Grand Targhee may have the best carving runs anywhere, under ideal conditions. This is Floyd's Fancy, a blue run, under the Blackfoot chair. Arrowhead is on the other side of the chair, usually a black but perfectly groomed. I tipped over giggling with happiness about 3/4 of the way down Floyd's on the first run.
  11. Friday photos computer: https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017folder/ATC-2017-Friday/n-2ns9K8 mobile: https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017folder/ATC-2017-Friday/n-2ns9K8?mobile=true slideshow: https://eaud.smugmug.com/frame/slideshow?key=rggRrn&autoStart=1&captions=0&navigation=0&playButton=0&randomize=0&speed=3&transition=fade&transitionSpeed=2&clickable=1
  12. It seems my smugmug links are a little more general or a little less specific than I thought. You are welcome to view anything on the site (if the previous links get you into the whole place) but if all you're interested in is this event, use the following. If these still get you into the whole site, just search there for ATC2017 or ATC-2017. Here are fresh links to a gallery for each day: Sunday computer: https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017folder/ATC-2017/n-xPMLd9 Sunday mobile: https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017folder/ATC-2017/n-xPMLd9?mobile=true Sunday slideshow: https://eaud.smugmug.com/frame/slideshow?key=GNXHHX&autoStart=1&captions=0&navigation=0&playButton=0&randomize=0&speed=3&transition=fade&transitionSpeed=2&clickable=1 Monday computer: https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017folder/ATC2017-Monday/n-t8MDMW Monday mobile: https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017folder/ATC2017-Monday/n-t8MDMW?mobile=true Monday slideshow: https://eaud.smugmug.com/frame/slideshow?key=wdpKPG&autoStart=1&captions=0&navigation=0&playButton=0&randomize=0&speed=3&transition=fade&transitionSpeed=2&clickable=1 Wednesday computer: https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017folder/ATC-2017-Wednesday/n-W9wqdh Wednesday mobile: https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017folder/ATC-2017-Wednesday/n-W9wqdh?mobile=true Wednesday slideshow: https://eaud.smugmug.com/frame/slideshow?key=8vTgQ5&autoStart=1&captions=0&navigation=0&playButton=0&randomize=0&speed=3&transition=fade&transitionSpeed=2&clickable=1 Thursday computer: https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017folder/ATC-2017-Thursday/n-KsNMmV Thursday mobile: https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017folder/ATC-2017-Thursday/n-KsNMmV?mobile=true Thursday slideshow: https://eaud.smugmug.com/frame/slideshow?key=gpM6Cv&autoStart=1&captions=0&navigation=0&playButton=0&randomize=0&speed=3&transition=fade&transitionSpeed=2&clickable=1
  13. Wednesday Photos https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017-Wednesday/n-W9wqdh mobile: https://eaud.smugmug.com/ATC-2017-Wednesday/n-W9wqdh?mobile=true slideshow: https://eaud.smugmug.com/frame/slideshow?key=8vTgQ5&autoStart=1&captions=0&navigation=0&playButton=0&randomize=0&speed=3&transition=fade&transitionSpeed=2&clickable=1
  14. OhD

    Aspen Find

    This 172 is available for $75 at the consignment store at the foot of Mill. Looks pretty sound on an admittedly cursory inspection, plenty of edge and base. Bruce has no records for it. The stiffness is 6.5.
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