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JohnE

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About JohnE

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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Loveland
  • Occupation?
    Engineer
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Donek Flux
  • Current Boots Used?
    Flow Talon
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Flow NX2 GT
  • Snowboarding since
    80s
  • Hardbooting since
    2005

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  1. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Any reports from closing day?
  2. Smart to preserve her vanity!
  3. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    On Sunday morning about 10AM I started riding my bike toward Boulder. Very dark skies in the west. Thunderbolts over the Indian Peaks. I modified my route to head south, then east. People were pulling off the road to photo the big front moving in. I rode hard to head back home. About 1.5 miles from home (around 11:30) I started getting pelted by hail. I took shelter under a carport waiting for the front to pass. After about 1/2 hour, I proceeded home in pouring, cold rain. This must have been the front that hit the Divide around 10AM. It was a monster. Very strange weather for May
  4. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Did it start out as frozen or was it melted from the start? It was almost 90 degrees in Denver on Saturday.
  5. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    How were conditions over the weekend?
  6. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Last Friday was one of the best days of the season (for a season that has had lots of great days)! We avoided our routine of heading to #8 and stayed on #4. We got 4 great powder runs on Gemini. About 5" of new soft snow on top of a very nice base. They then opened #9 and we got 2 great powder runs under the top of the lift. We then traversed over to Rookie Road for some carving but then the clouds came in and ruined that idea. We then bounced around Ptarmigan and #6 for some great runs - mostly carving. Yesterday was quite interesting. It rained heavily in Denver. By the time
  7. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Gregory has really stepped up his game on soft boots this season. I think with his mass he may be able to challenge Mario in a Trenching Contest!
  8. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Not true. We had a great time. I'm just recognizing aspects that are less than ideal.
  9. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Went to Loveland Friday. New snow brought out lots of end-of-season snow sliders. Roads were slick and traffic was heavy. They had about 4" new on top of nice groom. The first 3 or so runs on Firebowl / Turtle Creek were wonderful. Big arcing high-speed turns on effortless smooth, soft snow. Then the crowds hit. We move over to #8 and the crowds followed. Lift lines at the bottom of #8 were curving around both sides. Maybe 50x people or so. Going to #8 wasn't worth it. Awsome was not. Chet's was just OK. They closed Face several weeks ago so the only way to get back to the main area
  10. Yes - I was being sarcastic. I am very fortunate if the only thing I have to complain about as a result of the pandemic is too many edge of control people on the slopes mid-week. The "get off my lawn" comment was not meant to be racist. I was just poking fun at myself for being an old crotchety guy. I really didn't intend to offend anyone except maybe old guys like myself.
  11. We've been riding mid-week for the last 3 or 4 years to avoid the weekend chaos. I noticed in earlier years that the demographics of mid-week were much like me - an old guy. Most of the others on the slope were older - mostly men, mostly skiers. They were for the most part experienced, aware or others, and skiing in control and within their abilities. We had no problem carving in their midst. Yesterday we noticed that not only were there more people on the slopes but the demographic was much younger, inexperienced, unaware of their surroundings and more boarders. Many more st
  12. I don't think it is laser cut. I believe Sean uses a "drag knife". It is a sharp knife tip that is connected to a CNC X-Y plotter mechanism. I haven't seen it but that is how it was described to me. Pretty cool eh?
  13. I would argue that Gregory's Donek Flux has the best base graphic EVER! Quite possibly the best snowboard graphic of any kind. The Silver Surfer. Sean at Donek uses a graphic artist to assist with these graphics. This is entirely white on black p-tex.
  14. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Wednesday 3/24 was quite nice. Traffic heading up was pretty heavy and a bit slow for mid-week. Took just over 1 hour from Dino to Loveland. Arne needed to catch up on his beauty sleep so he didn't join us. We got to the lot about 8AM and went inside for some breakfast. What we don't understand is why so many people sit in their cars with the engine running for an hour waiting for the lifts to open. Don't they know the lodge is open? Snow was pretty good but a bit tricky early on - about 3" new on top of Tuesday PM groom. Difficult to carve because as you pushed on the edge, it she
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