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Corey

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  • Location
    near Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Home: Asessippi, Favorite: Aspen
  • Occupation?
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Coiler: Angry 160, VSR 167, EX 175
    Donek: 164 MK variant, Proteus 170, Rev 163
  • Current Boots Used?
    UPZ RC-10 with FinTec heels
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Bomber TD3 Sidewinders
  • Snowboarding since
    1987
  • Hardbooting since
    2004

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  1. Do the boots fit perfectly? It reads like they're too big for you and you'll later need to get smaller ones. Like AgassizSkidder said: get proper boots first. Snowboarding in boots that are too large is miserable!
  2. Interesting, Sika 252 didn't last very long for me. Too soft and prone to tearing on cold groom. Shoe Goo lasts forever - if you can keep it from peeling at the edges. But it's so stiff that you have to use small strips/patches so you still use your hands to pick up things.
  3. Are the only choices Lululemon or free-ballin? I go for general whole-body strength training in the 5 to 20 rep range, close to absolute failure. The only extra that I add for alpine snowboarding is calf raises, but rolling laterally. Think of moving both knees to the right while doing a calf raise, then both knees to the left on the next. This really helps with the feet-up riding I like to do. The sides of my calves used to hurt so bad in my early season days; this fixed it. I should do more cardio. LOL!
  4. Oh, and I start many a run in milder conditions with a hand lifting one side of the goggles off my face, to let cool and dry air flush through the goggles. That doesn't work very well below about -20C though as any moisture can flash freeze.
  5. What temperatures do you ride in? I really struggle in very cold weather, but the central Canadian definition of "very cold" is probably different than yours. Wow, that's a brilliant idea! Dry or de-ice the first one while riding with the second. Though I worry that I fall too often and would smash the 2nd lens...
  6. I'm going to lock this Necro thread as the user hasn't been here since 2009. Contact info is in the first post if you find this and want to sell your antiques roadshow snowboards. If you are the original poster and you want this reopened, please reach out and we'll unlock it.
  7. Didn't someone on here chop the bulk of the nose off one of these? Looked great as I recall!
  8. Corey

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    I tend to ride a little harder after a Ministry song loops through my playlist. Like a shot of caffeine!
  9. Great advice! We have some great board builders in North America, but there are also great builders closer to you. Go easy and cheaper to start and save that money for a upgrade later if you decide this is the sport for you. Stick to a smaller sidecut radius. 10-11m. My 2nd board was a 13m or 14m - it scared me and wasn't that fun. I wasn't ready for it. Granted, I don't have wide runs, so YMMV.
  10. Great stuff Mr. Pow! Uh, can I say I kinda forgot about Covid for a minute there? Yeah, that changes my thoughts above... I learned to carry my boots after the second year. So nice to put on regular footwear for the trip home!
  11. Parking a car can really suck in Aspen. As long as you're ok with a little walking and only carrying one or two boards, the buses are fantastic and frequent. I rented a car for the first 2 trips to Aspen, and then not again for the next 7. I didn't miss the car!
  12. Near stuff! What if you made the rear dowels only an inch or two long? Then you wouldn't need to open the tonneau to get the boards out the tailgate. Just lift a bit to clear the short dowels and slide out the tailgate.
  13. I'm not talking about in here as a representative sample of the world, because it's not. There are fringe people on both sides of this issue that are quite aggressive, and some militant. That's what I was referring to above. That is common to ALL belief structures! That's why there is information checking and data analysis to help us make sense of complex issues.
  14. Can you imagine how that could be re-written to express the "other side's" opinion? Anti-Vaccine sentiments have formed an almost cult like following. - anyone presenting evidence against their point is met with vitriol. - All information sources are dismissed unless they push a specific dogma. - COVID is now seen through a pure myopic view. We are at an interesting time where there are so many people proclaiming to be experts that have little training, and they're able to get large followings thanks to the ease of information flow. See podcast I mentioned above. Plus, both sides point to extremists on the other sides as representing the core values of the other side. And there are definitely extremists on both sides. Here's to good health for everyone!
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