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Dan

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Dan last won the day on May 9 2019

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About Dan

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    http://www.gamingjapan.net

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  • Location
    Beautiful Portland, OR
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Mt. Hood Meadows
  • Occupation?
    Market research w/ an IT focus
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    O-sin 4807 178 x 2, O-sin 3800 168, Oxygen Proton 172, Oxygen F-67, Sims Burner 188, Coiler Mini Monster 182, Voile 172 split (I think it's a Mountain Spirit?), Prior 4WD 169, Garage freeride board (162?)
  • Current Boots Used?
    Raichles AF700, 27.0 cm
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Catek WC and fabulous TD2s! Ride plates on pretty much everything, though I used softies a bit in the 2010 season for hiking. Now I have a split with plate bindings, so I'm back to no softbooting. Stance width is 19.5 inches on everything, with angle
  • Snowboarding since
    1997
  • Hardbooting since
    2000

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  1. Assuming our current pandemic issues have resolved by then, a bus to the hill from the hotels would be great. That would make it possible to take the train to Libby, which is otherwise kind of a non-starter because you need to beg rides up to the hill. Of course, in that scenario, getting luggage service at the Amtrak station in Libby would also be a huge plus. Shuttle service from Whitefish, which does have luggage service, would be a good substitute if there's no way to get luggage service at Libby.
  2. Sorry I hadn't updated. This is sold to monodude, but I need to deliver it to his local escrow agent (aka Bryan). Haven't been able to do that since the world ended, but I will get it up to him once we're no longer quarantined.
  3. The Base Ikon pass includes unlimited days at Crystal and costs $700; the season pass sold by Crystal is $1,299. Madness! It looks like Crystal doesn't have their 20/21 pre-season pricing up yet, but still, that's crazy talk. No reason to get anything other than an Ikon base pass... Just curious - does anyone know how the revenue sharing works? E.g., if I pay $700 for a base Ikon pass and only ride at Crystal, does Crystal get most of the money (after paying for shared costs to run the Ikon program)?
  4. Uh-oh, seems like people are out of shows to binge watch and champing at the bit to watch some vintage Skwal action
  5. Glad to hear it, hope you're getting some backcountry turns!
  6. I'm moving to the Seattle area in the next few months, specific date TBD due to coronavirus. I'll hope to catch up with Seattle carvers next season!
  7. Thanks guys, a sanding pass it is. Really appreciate the input. The latex is well-cured (2+ years).
  8. So, any thoughts on this painting scenario? I have trim (baseboards, door frames) that's been painted with latex semi-gloss and I want to repaint with an alkyd paint. So far I've puttied a few dings, primered the new putty, and washed everything with TSP then rinsed. Question: do I need to sand? If I use latex primer first, can I skip sanding? Or can I just go ahead and paint with my alkyd paint? I really don't want to sand because I don't feel confident I can get good coverage on every surface. I'd rather primer if it came to that, or just go straight to alkyd paint over the existing paint if adhesion isn't a concern. LMK your thoughts, I want to get this done by the end of the weekend!
  9. Yep, I entered the RAMROD lottery, so it's past time for me to get on the bike!
  10. I agree that based on what we know so far, I would want to avoid riding a gondola period. Even if it's just you and your family, those surfaces aren't sanitized between rides. As far as standing in line, hopefully people are understanding about leaving a little more room than usual, but everyone will have skis/boards on, which will limit how close you can get anyway. Hope for sunshine, apparently UV light will kill the virus.
  11. Dan

    Is this photoshopped?

    Guilty as charged! I didn't have the season I'd hoped for and I'm making up for it by lurking on the local hill's web site
  12. Dan

    Is this photoshopped?

    There is a spot on the mountain where you might get that cord with that backdrop - I think the groomers use it to turn around or something. It often has perfect groom, but it's above the top of a lift so the only way to ride it is hike up. Hiking up only gets you about a 50 foot run before you're back at the top of the lift, so there's not much point and the groom stays fresh even late in the day. The funny thing is I wouldn't have thought there was enough pitch there to build enough speed for the turn she appears to be making.
  13. This is an image on the Mt Hood Meadows website right now. The shadow on the upper edge of that rooster tail looks iffy to me, what do you think? And is there something off about the body position and the apparent edge angle?
  14. Thank you, me too! That thought has crossed my mind - I gave notice at my old job, so if this offer is retracted, I'll be selling boards to make my mortgage payment My new company is tech-focused - their work and their customers' work is heavily online, so hoping things will come through as expected. I will seriously be up the creek if there is a change... I think canceling sporting events is the right thing to do, but I totally agree there's going to be a big economic impact, both from that and from other effects of and responses to the virus. Life will go on, but I think it will be a while before we're back to normal.
  15. I got a job in the Seattle area and my start date is the end of March... Not sure how things are going to shake out exactly, but I'm expecting a lot of remote work, and may be postponing our apartment hunting trip...
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