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Everything posted by pmorita

  1. I'm getting nostalgic. I had a few pairs of Reactors, as well as Burton Wind and Fire boots. They were great in their day but I would not say they were decent compared to what we have today. Compare it to the decent cars and music from that era. So if you are driving the the mountain in a Plymouth Voyager mini van listening to Menudo or Hansen on your 8 track, then the Burton Reactors are pretty decent. Actually wish I kept a pair as the red, white and blue color scheme was pretty cool.
  2. Congratulations Pat. It's fun trying to chase you down the hill.
  3. What's next? Snowboard in hard boots?
  4. Getting more than I expected from this thread. Neil, couldn't agree with you more on holding parents and coaches accountable. In the end it sounds like getting hit from behind happens too often and it's on us to constantly look uphill for stray bullets. Really makes me appreciate MCC and the no passing rule. Everyone stay safe.
  5. Resurrecting an old post. I was hit from behind, again, while riding at Okemo this weekend. Must be spring break as there were lots of college kids at the mountain and I was blindsided by another snowboarder straight lining. Worst part was that he started yelling that it was my fault for not looking up hill before I turned. I know that he was in the wrong and he basically admitted that he was the uphill rider, but does this even matter? Weekends are crowded. These moron kids think everyone needs to get out of their way. People really don't know how much of the trail we take up.
  6. I have always been partial to the older Lib Techs like the Litigator and Grocer. They blew it when they started adding funky stuff like magnatraction and hybrid profiles. I'm on Donek Inclines today because I can't find something new that I like. Always wanted to try the Nitro Pantera 166 but the way the sidecut goes from wide to narrow seems backwards to me. I haven't seen any demos for Nitro but great to hear that it's so well liked by this group.
  7. Walking up to the liftline with a Proteus a baggy pants snowboarder yells out 'F###ing hardboots, yeah hardboots, F### yeah!" Didn't know what to say so I just shouted back yah. Think some little kids learned a few new words this Saturday.
  8. You still need to carry the lunch tray down the stairs. How stiff are you trying to get?
  9. Salomon Malamutes. Not nearly hard boot stiff though.
  10. Watched some Youtube videos on the right way to buckle ski boots. Didn't realize that you were not supposed to crank on the lower buckles. They should be so loose that they almost open on their own. Kind of makes three buckles on a UPZ boot seem redundant. The cuff part of the boot should be tight and hold the foot down. It made a big difference in my boot fit and heel lift. Not intuitive but worth trying along with all the other good suggestions above.
  11. I'll take them. PM sent.
  12. With all the amazing feedback on the Thirst SF162, does it replace the MK as the most agile Jesus board?
  13. Hi Daniel, Saw the board here - But a 152 might be too short for you. we're the same size so look for a board closer to 170 that is good for your weight.
  14. Hi DhKim, Welcome to the team. As a 20 year beginner I can tell you the best way to learn is to find people to ride with. Assuming you can carve on soft boots pretty well. You now have to overcome the roadblocks to hard booting. Few places have rental equipment, even fewer offer lessons and learning can be painful. The good news: - Everyone you meet on an alpine board is pretty nice and willing to help. - The annual MCC meet up is a great place to learn and connect. - This forum has tons of useful advice, as does bomberonline. - You can find everyone else's
  15. I did Lumber Liquidators Bamboo over radiant heat in my VT house. Definitely worth the money. The Home Depot equivalent scratched much more easily. I bought it four years ago so it's probably the deadly stuff, but it looks great. Just FYI, unlike other laminates you are supposed to acclimate bamboo for four weeks. It makes a difference and since you live in OR, I assume it's like laying floor on the bottom of the ocean. I say go for it. For 120 sq. feet, who cares. If you don't like it get a throw rug.
  16. Sounds good. You are welcome to borrow this setup. I might be in MA in November. We'll figure out how to get together and stay distant.
  17. Just looked. I have Raichle 224 boots w/ a 25.0 liner.
  18. Epic took deposits the auto renewal passes for the family yesterday. I'm going to stay optimistic about the season and glad to see this milestone getting hit. Didn't think I would be excited about spending money.
  19. Just saw that Donek has some 140 Pilots for $100. https://www.donek.com/product/pilot-demo/ I have a Burton Factory Prime 135 that I started my kid on that you are welcome to borrow, if you promise to return it. I have to check on boots. We had some small Raichles, but they were in pretty sorry shape.
  20. https://vermont.craigslist.org/spo/d/snowboards-bindingsvoile-splitboard-kit/7148202959.html
  21. The Epic folks have delayed taking deposits for auto-renewals, offered a credit for last season and give you cancellation insurance for free. I'm going to renew for the family as soon as it becomes available and hope for the best. I need something to look forward to this summer.
  22. Ebay has a few, but you are right that they are expensive.
  23. I've been on the lookout for stiff boots as an alternative to Salmon Malamutes and saw a cheap pair of K2 Aspects on eBay. Just slipped them on for a living room soft boot session and these things are surprisingly good. They are half BOA and half lace but super stiff. Comparable to my Malamutes. Haven't heard anyone on the forum speak about these in the past. What am I missing?
  24. Lib Tech - The Litigator and Grocer were my go to boards for years. When magnatraction started showing up I bought old boards from Ebay until I finally switched to Donek Inclines. Really miss the Libs for all mountain riding as I can't find anything similar. Tried the Hot Knife and some Family Trees, but not the same confidence inspiring ride. I would keep one around if the old ones weren't so damn expensive. I see the Litigator and Doughboy were re-issued, but with the C3 camber and magnetraction. Not for me. Why not just get a Flux or Incline and be done with it?
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