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Carvin' Marvin

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Carvin' Marvin last won the day on October 19

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    Doofusville, USA
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Beaver creek/vail
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Snowboards
  • Current Boots Used?
    Boots
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Bindings

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  1. This is the conversation I had with my wife a few weeks ago: Me: I want to order another Thirst from Mark this season. Her: *looks at closet full of snowboards* Ok then. Me: Cool, I ordered it last week. It's going to look like a banana. Her: Sweet. And that's why I will nurture our relationship until I die.
  2. That was three invigorating minutes of.............the same turn over and over again. Great instructional material for people trying to emulate that one turn though.
  3. We were able to get our hands on one of the early Jimmy Lewis prototype foils about 15-20 years ago when you still had to use clicker bindings and snowboard boots like softboot's picture. It belonged to one of the Maui big wave guys. It had a V shaped bottom and a composite foil. Living in NC we didn't have much opportunity to actually try to ride swell with it though so we mainly just tooled around with it behind the boat. We did manage some pretty big jumps and such behind the boat though. Was a good time.
  4. Haha mine is magically transforming into a Superconductor! Stimulating the economy I care about.
  5. Genuinely curious as to why the metal? Pressure from the community that thinks they can spec a better board? My 8rw already grips better than any of my metal boards and the noise it makes is awesome.
  6. Boo hoo. At least you get to ride this year which is more than some people here can say. Be grateful for what you have.
  7. I believe he is referring to the videos posted over in the "softboot carving worth wathisdpfsaoidnf" thread. Helmets definitely in the minority. They don't really do much other than cruise greens though so I don't blame them.
  8. Hot take: My wife strongly prefers that I wear one. If it wasn't for her I would wear one probably half the time depending on how risky I am feeling that morning. Oddly enough she doesn't care if ride around town on my motorcycle without one. Risk is fun. Live and let die. It is all playing the odds and mitigation game anyways. I could wear a helmet to bed every night and still get turned into a vegetable by someone texting and driving. There are a million other optional risky behaviors that we could get all bent out of shape over that stress our resources as a society (smoking, speeding, IV drug use, extreme sports, choosing to go outside, etc) That said I've definitely noticed a decrease in helmet use on the slopes amongst the stereotypical mid-west vacationing crowd. Apparently helmets and camo don't go together well. I only know two locals that do real stupid crap without a helmet.
  9. That's one way to get those racer kids to mooooooooove out of the way. Alright i'll leave.
  10. Yes! Both directions. Heel side definitely carries more naturally for me. At first I shifted my weight too far back at first which resulted in a violent bucking similar to a boat traveling over rough seas, but now I can get it pretty smooth. Thanks for the post.
  11. Where I keep my hotdogs is none of your business, thank you very much.
  12. Been working on my variable conditions carving, steeps carving, and all mountain hardbooting with pretty good success. Even had a few plateau busting days. Felt nice.
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