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Emdee406

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Emdee406 last won the day on March 5

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About Emdee406

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    Carver Extraordinaire

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  • Website URL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MDSuZ3Rk8M

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  • Location
    Park City, Utah
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Park City and Canyons resorts, Utah. 🇺🇸
    Previously Les Deux Alpes and Serre Chevalier, France. 🇫🇷
    Home Town London 🇬🇧
    Trinidad and Tobago National Team member 🇹🇹
  • Occupation?
    Snowboard Teacher, Current Trainer/Examiner. Professional Skateboard Slalom Racer. Flight Attendant and Voice Over artist.
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    SG 174 Race
    Coiler Custom BXFR160.
    Yes Optimistic 154.
    Sims 2018/19 Limited Édition Terry Kidwell RT2 158X
    Nidecker Donuts 158
  • Current Boots Used?
    Head Stratos Pro boots
    Salomon Trek S/Lab soft boots.
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    F2 Titanium Race bindings mounted on Gecko Carve risers on the SG.
    Burton Diodes on the Sims,
    Ride El Hefe 2018 on the Yes,
    Ride El Hefe 2019 with Gecko Stealth plates on the Coiler.
    Ride El Hefe 2019 with Gecko Stealth plates on Nidecker
  • Snowboarding since
    1985
  • Hardbooting since
    1986

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  1. Another vote for the Yes Optimistic...agile, grippy, stable and dances through trees as well as it leaves scalpel lines in the snow. But adding to my list is the Nidecker 'The Donuts'. I got to try the Nidecker Smoke 2021model, and loved it. Very similar to the Yes in terms of performance, but stiffer both torsionally and flex wise. I then discovered that it was almost identical to the Smoke, with only cosmetic changes to the tip and tail. Thanks to a killer deal from a member of this forum, @Poloturbo, I got the 2017 Donuts for a fraction of the price of a new one. I only got in 5 days on it before the pandemic shut my resort, but they were the most enjoyable 4 days of riding I had this winter. Being stiffer than the Yes, it's grip at high speed and acceleration out of turns were like an alpine board. Nidecker claim that the base is the fastest one used on a production board, and I have to say, I don't doubt it. I think it's easily as fast as my Kesslers were, possibly faster. I can't wait to ride it next winter!
  2. It was everything I'd hoped for...super fast base, carves like an alpine board, nimble through the trees, wicked in bumps! Luckily I got to ride it 5 days before all my local resorts closed their doors. Eternally grateful to you for the great deal...heal well, ready for next season mon ami!
  3. Thanks. There was fresh snow on the course, so it was soft and slow sadly...it resulted in bunching especially on the first bend.
  4. Thanks @Poloturbo! Just got back from BC to find this beauty... I rode the 2021 Nidecker Smoke, loved it, then found out that other than cosmetic changes, it’s the same as the 2017 sexier-looking, but badly named Nidecker ‘The Donuts’...which was a lot cheaper! I was badly disappointed when I got the Korua Café Racer untried, THIS is how it should have ridden! Cant wait to ride it. ps. A little Jean Nerva tribute too
  5. You can see at the awards, dude was a freaking giant! Even standing on the number 2 step, he was STILL taller than the winner
  6. I just got back from the 61st World Airline Ski & Snowboard Championships. Riding my BXFR 160, I was2nd fastest qualifier. Unfortunately I got squeezed out on the first turn of the final. Well I’m guessing he was trying to slow down, pushed his tail out to the side, and sadly my line got redirected as a byproduct. So I ended up 4th in the final, not bad considering they were all 30 years my junior. I had great support which I really appreciated. A great week full of laughs and happy memories. @parkcityss_sbx thanks for the advice! @airlineskiwasc @deltaskiclub @delta #deltaproud #sbx #coilersnowboards
  7. You have a BASI background? Cool! I was one of the gang of 6 who wrote the original BASI snowboard manual. I was a trainer for 20yrs before I moved to Utah.
  8. I’d love to ride with this crew! Love that they dropped their normally ’all business’ demeanor, and had a bit of fun at the end
  9. I can’t believe I’ve only just seen this post! I couldn’t find a 158 Donuts, so I ordered a 154 from the UK! DAMMIT! 24hrs too late... I could cry if I can get the money together, again, I might still buy it, and sell the small one
  10. Looking great @scottishsurfer! You’d look at home in one of the Korean videos you admire!
  11. This may just be my favorite soft boot video...love it! And as you say @scottishsurfer, gives me something to aspire to!
  12. Looking like a cool crew...lots of attitude in the first vid, great riding in the rest
  13. Great review! Thanks @RCrobar I'm having a slalom board/tight turn free carve board built, and he's been talking about his Contra tech...sounds exciting.
  14. I should have added to my comments, that when I have soft snow (quite often in Utah happily), I switch to soft boots, thereby avoiding auguring in, and hyper flexing my ankle. So riding my Heads in Walk mode works for me...
  15. Now that I spend 90+% of my time in soft boots, riding with my Head Stratos Pros in Walk, doesn’t worry me as regards ankle safety...they’re still much more supportive than my Salomon S-Labs, and I ride at similar speeds in both set ups. I find that the walk mode gives me so much more flex and consequently more manoeverablilty. I’ll even ride them in courses... in Slalom it gives me agility, and in GS allows me a much smoother, more progressive application of power. I even have the FLAD duck taped up, so they won’t inadvertently drop down and lock mid-turn...as they did once, during a race!
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