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  1. JRAZZ

    Yo Lci!!

    They just extended the season on MJ until May 16th so... And of course ABasin after that
  2. JRAZZ

    Winter park

    WP open until May 16th... Oh yeah, and...
  3. JRAZZ

    Yo Lci!!

    Google to the rescue:
  4. JRAZZ

    Yo Lci!!

    Looks like it was a ton of fun! Hope to make it up next Sunday.
  5. We deep into engineer speak. I believe the intent is "Design of Experiment" The use of Minitab warms my heart.
  6. 28.78cm A size 9 boot has a BSL of 29cm so that's the max (at 0 degrees). As far as angles go, I ride 27°/12° on my Cafe Racer (27cm waist) and 36°/21° on my Alloy DO (25cm waist) with a size 9.5 women's boot (equivalent to a size 8.5 in mens) so very close to your size. I tried running 36/21 on other boards but only the Alloy really responds well to those angles. The Korua is very hard to turn with those angles. I think this has to do a lot with the waist width. I wouldn't try anything over 27° on the front foot with a board that has more than a 25.5cm waist. It never works in my experience. BTW, I tried 45°/30° on my 23.5cm waist Coiler and it was hard to turn as well. That's why I think the Spectre is not going to be good for soft boots. I can ride the Coiler at 36°/21° but then I experience boot drag.
  7. For a size 9 boot (approx 29cm BSL) these will be the widths on 12, 21 and 30 degrees. You can usually accommodate about 1cm per side without much problems unless you're really laying it down. So subtract 2cm from each to get the MINIMUM board width at the binding position (notice, this is usually the rear position). Subtract another 1cm for the waist width. Again, this is the absolute minimum width you would need to have a reasonable chance of riding without bootout. The more you lay it over the more boot drag will be a thing. BTW, I have a Korua Cafe Racer and have tried the Bullet Train. They are awesome boards that are very capable so if that's your direction they are excellent choices which carve well and are a blast in almost any condition.
  8. JRAZZ

    Yo Lci!!

    The porcupines are out! (and very unhappy about the snow) Spring has sprung in Loveland. Porcupines, hard snow in the morning, freakish snow squalls and the race course is up With the exception of the race course it was a bonkers day! The groomers were boiler plate on the lower mountain (especially home run) but the upper side was amazing. Started out as soft groom and then an insane squall came in. Vis was zero. I tried Roulette and could not see the edge of the run from the middle! This was good because it scared off the people who were on the slope and dropped about 3" in one hour! I just lapped Deuces the entire time getting fresh lines the whole time. Just awesome! Spring days are the best!! @pcABQ you were sorely missed! I remember trying to follow you on a May POW day and this felt just the same but without the park
  9. I would avoid both. The Eliminator is a racing board and would not be fun on anything but a high speed course or wide open run. The Spectre is too narrow and on softboots would probably result in very high angles, toe/heel drag or very possibly both. What is "extremely positive angles" for you? The Spectre will require at least 30° on the rear boot and more on the front. It might be hard to turn at those angles. I really like Nideckers, their sidecut is dialed. Instead of the Spectre try looking at the Concept, Tracer, or even Area. I rode a friend's Area and really liked it! I used 27°/12° and that was perfect for it. Another option would be the Alloy DO (which has a lot in common with the Nidecker Ultralight). It's really great and stable without being tough to turn. I run 36°/21° on it (25cm waist) but it's the only board that I have that actually works well with those angles. Don't fall in to the trap of really narrow boards unless you go full hardboots. I tried it. It sucks (softboots on narrow board). Also, I would avoid anything over a 10m sidecut unless you know EXACTLY what you want. Those boards are stable but are also incredibly scary to ride since they don't turn at low speeds. Finally don't look too hard at sidecut radii. One of the best softboot carving boards I know is the Yes Optimistic and that has a ~6-7m sidecut. It's VERY stable because it's wide and stiff not because of the radius.
  10. We're all vaxxed where I work... I got Moderna'd and several ppl around me got Pfizer. We even have a couple of J&J ppl. Nobody really had anything more than a headache. At for me all I had was a sore arm for a day. Honestly the second shot was easier than the first. I'm wondering if there is some sort of reverse placebo effect - you know, people say that there are side effects so anything we feel is automatically amplified and refocused.
  11. When you say "sidecut depth" do you mean the value measured between a line that runs between contact points to the waist or do you mean the theoretical value calculated as a sagitta using the average sidecut radius and running length? Cause these aren't the same and give surprisingly different answers. I always liked using sidecut/running length. I think that's easier to understand and is somewhat more descriptive of how a board turns.
  12. JRAZZ

    Yo Lci!!

    Sounds like you didn't enjoy yourself
  13. 1" = 2.54cm .... 20" x 2.54 = 50.8 cm Source: http://mitutoyo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/E12016-History-of-The-Gage-Block.pdf#page=8 * I knew my degree would be worth something someday!
  14. JRAZZ

    Yo Lci!!

    Sunday was very firm (tested personally with my head) and fast. Very fun too. Sunburned teeth all around.
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