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  1. Taste in in art is highly subjective, but IMO these are worth a look: https://www.alpenimage.com/index http://www.mountainlight.com/ Best wishes for a powdery season! B-2
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    Jeff Smith, Vail, CO.
  3. Hardboots = yes Softboots = no Hope it's snowy where you are!
  4. IMHO Beaver Creek and Vail are both great for carving and worth checking out when you are in the area. Grab a grooming report for up-to-the-moment intel. PM if you'd like some additional info when you are here. Best wishes for big fun! B-2
  5. Likely here: https://web.archive.org/web/20140708151037/http://www.bomberonline.com/VBulletin/showthread.php?7651-Snowboard-shipping-101 Hope it helps. Cheers, B-2
  6. FYI: http://investors.vailresorts.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=983315
  7. Cheers and best wishes, SunSurfer; Several years back Scott coached snowboard competitors, including aspiring racers, with QAST at Coronet Peak. While he rides and coaches in soft boots much more frequently than on a high performance carving setup, I'm confident you will enjoy riding with Scott and will undoubtedly benefit from his knowledge and experience. Here's a quick GIF animation of Scott railing toe-to-toe carved turns: Best wishes for big fun, B-2
  8. Hey David, If you are looking for local intel, I'd be stoked to join you for a few runs tomorrow morning (Monday 3/4). PM if you might like some some company. Thedo Remmelink, Arapahoe Basin, CO. Look forward to some outstanding spring conditions! Cheers, B-2
  9. Cold and snowy last 4 days with midwinter powder conditions. Sunny and warming forecast. Should be awesome riding. Daily grooming report is your fast track to the goods. Best wishes for big fun, B-2
  10. In case you haven't yet seen it, The Carver's Almanac has intel on some preferred carving runs at many destination resorts. Carver's Almanac creator Scott Firestone, Vail, Colorado Best wishes for an awesome trip!
  11. Plenty of riders carve on their snowboards. Most do it on softies.
  12. (...Slightly OT) Nice article on Bud in The Snowboarder's Journal: http://www.frqncy.com/issue/12.2/feature/Bud-Keene (...More OT) Is there an easy way to copy/paste a link in the new forum? I'm stumped. ...also having issues with copy and paste image links. Would appreciate coaching or counsel from any copy and paste gurus out there. Thanks, cheers, B-2
  13. Here's a link to Tom Palka's article: http://www.bomberonline.com/resources/Techarticles/carving_ranges_of_movement.html Good luck, have fun, and enjoy the ride! B-2
  14. Sounds like fun for you both. In addition to the helpful suggestions and resources mentioned in this thread, there are some useful instructional videos on YouTube. I've found the SnowProfessor and Snowboard Addiction channels to be particularly well-crafted and helpful. Your friend might benefit from watching the ones designed for beginners, to preview coming attractions, before you hit the slopes. <img src="http://i58.tinypic.com/21kc9b7.jpg" border="0" alt="Jeff Patterson, early-season powder, Vail, Co."> Best wishes for big fun! B-2
  15. In 1984 or 85, as an undergraduate at UVM, Jeff Caron (who later founded Catek) mounted some of his early hard boot bindings, in a snowboard stance, to a Dynastar monoski. Jeff's nickname at UVM was 'Rhino', and the board was cheerfully dubbed the 'Rhino-Star'. Jeff brought his board to Sugarbush, way before snowboarding was allowed on the slopes. When he tried to board the lift he was stopped and informed that snowboarding was not allowed. He promptly responded that he wasn't snowboarding, and pointed at the board's topsheet graphics, which clearly spelled out that it was, in fact, a monoski (not prohibited at the Bush). Apparently he got at least one run on his board before the lift staff wised up. We all respected that.
  16. http://ussnowboarding.com/news/reiter-takes-podium-final-pgs <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5A1e5QbydNI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  17. Unless there's heaps of fresh powder, you won't be lacking good runs for throwing high performance carves. Here's some info to help get you started: http://www.bomberonline.com/VBulletin/showthread.php?13096-Trip-to-Vail-which-runshttp://www.bomberonline.com/VBulletin/showthread.php?39698-Friend-coming-to-CO As indicated, it's a good idea to let the daily grooming report be your guide: http://common.snow.com/groomingMap.asp?siteid=1 There's excellent snow and more on the way. PM when you're in town and I'm happy to provide local intel. <img src="http://i40.tinypic.com/aavsdt.jpg" border="0" alt="The Fogman, Vail, CO."> Look forward to an outstanding vacation! Cheers, B-2
  18. FWIW, 'Mini Shred', Burton's Boot Product Manager, has said the Driver X has been re-engineered to be a lot stiffer than the past few years' versions. You might want to try on a pair of the '14 Driver X boots (I currently ride 'em) to see if they work for you. <img src="http://i44.tinypic.com/14c9mvq.jpg" border="0" alt="Scott Anfang, Vail, CO."> FWIW. Hope you find what you seek... B-2
  19. There are more than a few free parking spots in Vail. Many are located on the free bus line a short distance from the base areas. Get there early as they fill up fast during busy holiday periods and most weekends.Info on Vail parking: http://www.vailgov.com/subpage.asp?page_id=572 Free parking places, easily accessed using the free town shuttle: http://www.vaileventparking.com/ While less economical, many folks find parking in the structures worth the daily fee as it allows quick and easy access to swap boards, change clothes, get lunch, etc. Also the Vail Village parking structure houses the Ski and Snowboard Museum, worth a visit while you're in town. http://www.bomberonline.com/VBulletin/showthread.php?39698-Friend-coming-to-CO <img src="http://i43.tinypic.com/2m49n3d.jpg" border="0" alt="Sando, Ptarmigan Ridge, Vail, CO."> Best wishes for big fun, B-2
  20. Yup. As of today, in order of steepness: Blue Ox. Avanti. Pickaroon. Northwoods. Dealers. Born Free. Daily grooming report is your best bet to quickly find the goods. http://common.snow.com/groomingMap.asp?siteid=1 <img src="http://i42.tinypic.com/2daarll.jpg" border="0" alt="Copper RTTC"> Great conditions for carving. Bundle up and enjoy the empty slopes! Cheers, B-2
  21. Hey Bobby,Fresh snow and New England-esque cold temps (18 below this morning) have produced midwinter chalk conditions, perfect for blasting high performance arcs. The pow and trees are pretty good, too. Look forward to a great session. <img src="http://i43.tinypic.com/2eyxoqp.jpg" border="0" alt="Thomas Palka, Vail, CO."> Hope to meet you for a few turns while you're in town. PM when you get here if you'd like to hook up. Cheers, B-2
  22. This is the best I've found so far (en francais: le meilleur pour moi?):http://www.sierratradingpost.com/s~kenyon-polarskins/?perPage=24 <img src="http://i43.tinypic.com/2qlr71t.jpg" border="0" alt="Jeff Smith, Vail, CO."> Of course, expedition weight is warmest. A sante, B-2
  23. 11/15 Women's PSL Results 11/15 Men's PSL Results: <img src="http://i44.tinypic.com/21o4uqf.jpg" border="0" alt="AN Su-hyeon, Copper PGS"> Cheers, B-2
  24. Copper Race to the Cup PSL final 4 brackets. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. <iframe width="960" height="540" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/csVkOh_sBh4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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