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Kurt Swanson

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About Kurt Swanson

  • Rank
    The Beautiful One

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  • Location
    Michigan
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Crystal Mountain
  • Occupation?
    Cellulose fiber sculpture engineer (woodworker)
  • Snowboarding since
    1986
  • Hardbooting since
    2009

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  1. Crystal Mountain (Michigan) de-commissioned their "Cheers" chairlift 2 seasons ago. They were trying to sell them for around $600 a piece and not getting many takers. If they still have some, you may be able to negotiate a sweet deal....
  2. Although I'm a fairly cautious person, I realize when I do take risks they are calculated risks. But those risks typically affect only me. Due to the pandemic, I'm of the mindset now that my choices can have disastrous effects on others as well. Yes I'm an "8" talking to a "2". My wife now says she will postpone her trip to Colorado until early May. Still probably way too soon...
  3. Since so many of you are located all around this country (USA) and the world for that matter I was wondering about your perspective on travel right now. Sister-in-law of mine is planning to fly from Colorado next week to visit her kids and mom here in Michigan. She then is planning on driving north to stay with us for a few days. My wife (her sister) thinks it would be a great idea to fly or drive back to Colorado with her for a few days, since flights are so cheap now. I have strong opinions against this trip, but I'm curious to here your opinions.
  4. Was supposed to fly out to Denver this Wednesday. We had to cancel all our reservations. Since my wife's sister lives near Denver we were not out the cost of lodging. My wife is very close to her sister, so she suggested we do two trips to Colorado next season, one in December, one in March. That takes some of the sting out of this...
  5. A skier with a very serious look on his face approached me and said, "a small child fell into one of your trenches". Sensing that he was one of my brothers-in-sarcasm I asked if the child was still in there and if we should haul him out with some rope....
  6. Keeping my hands and elbows in closer to my body. I've finally broken my habit of "steering" with my arms. The result is that I'm now carving on hills that were previously to steep for me to handle. A HUGE breakthrough for me!
  7. Loved your story. One of my favorite aspects of snowboarding and skiing is how many generations it connects. Grandma and grandpa riding with their kids and grand-kids. Everyone having an equally good time.
  8. How does Sigi Grabner use the Red Bull logo on his boards? No copyright infringement? Is there a connection between him and that energy drink company?
  9. TD2’s with steel intec receivers, yellow e-rings. 3 & 6 degree cants. $200 plus shipping. SOLD.
  10. That made me think of the WKRP In Cincinnati Thanksgiving episode with the "turkey-drop" from a helicopter. (turkeys can't fly). Oh, the humanity! Glad no one was hurt in your episode Pat....
  11. And that title could be "So weed is legal in Michigan now..."
  12. So, I'm finishing a run at my local hill and a very young woman ahead of me in the lift line says "Oh you're The Beautiful One who has been "paint-brushing" the hill with your hands!" She totally caught me off-guard with that comment, I mean how do you respond to that? The best part though, was the fact that my wife and two good friends were standing next to me when she said it. So I was called The Beautiful One the rest of the day.
  13. Thanks, Martin. I'll check that out. I'm hoping to send as much equipment out as possible so wrapping boards in cardboard isn't practical.
  14. I'm hoping to ship two boards and maybe some clothing. The rest I can just check in at the airport.
  15. ...instead of letting the airlines handle it. Just wondering if any of you have done a ski trip where you sent your equipment ahead of you using UPS, FedEx, etc. I have family in the Denver area so that would be perfect place to have it sent. Would I still be able to use my canvas board bag or would I have to purchase a hard shell case like Sportube? It's getting to be a bigger hassle to fly with boots, boards and a weeks worth of clothing and I'm wondering about alternatives.
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