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neanderthal

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About neanderthal

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  • Location
    Durango CO
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    WolfCreek/Telluride
  • Occupation?
    Carving with a board or a scalpel
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Coiler Slarve 167, Coiler Nirvana 172, Oxygen Dangerous, Kemper Asym
  • Current Boots Used?
    UPZ RC 10, Raichle
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    TD3 sw si, TD3 FrankenBomber rat trap, TD3sw, oxygen stepins
  • Snowboarding since
    1989
  • Hardbooting since
    1991

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  1. Awesome!!! What would be the downside of.directly mounting this to a snowboard instead of a plate?
  2. I haven't used the BP but my understanding is that this part is made to mount a TD binding directly to the BP without an elastomer. Catek already does this. My goal was to add some elastomer under Catek if possible with off the shelf parts. If I am wrong sorry I - please show me the BP specific elastomer for this plate. BigWaveDave I have that binding. It is neat and certainly VERY strong. Only issue is that you have limited options for angles. On some boards I need a slacker angle on my rear for than the binding allows. If your angles work with this binding it is good.
  3. I have a plate adaptor that replaces the catek base plate and mounts to bomber lower just to try out that idea. Hopefully will have a ride report and pics this weekend. Initial impression is that it will be a bit too high and heavy but worth a try. Really wish the 0 degree bomber plate was lower asi it is like 2 inches tall for 1/4 inch of elastomer. Please go with the steel bomber heel
  4. Cocoa leaves worked well for me in Bolivia but no way you get the real deal in the US. Diamox is good for the symptoms if you are going to be at altitude for a short time (week or so) but it makes everything taste metallic. HYDRATION! It's not a question of your brain trying to establish a reference point it has to do with swelling in the brain. Also effects lungs the medicine is a diuretic to keep the swelling in check which exacerbates the dehydration that easily sneaks up on you with altitude and cold. If it gets bad even 1 night at lower altitude can work wonders
  5. Looks like the only snowboard binding patent Fin has. He does have another for telemark bindings. Actually the canting system is the same and covered in the first diagram. What isn't covered is the method to suspend the canting disk on the isomer pad.
  6. Looks like this is the Bomber patent US5895068A https://patents.google.com/patent/US5895068?oq=doyle+snowboard
  7. Check out alc bindings they are similar in some ways but in Japan and I have not been able to get a response. (https://m.facebook.com/alcplate/) Anyone who puts out a new catek gets my money! Could be neat to update a bit but I would buy a reissue or the cad files and make my own
  8. https://unofficialnetworks-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/unofficialnetworks.com/2020/11/18/big-sky-telemark-skier-jedi/amp/?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16057576283405&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Funofficialnetworks.com%2F2020%2F11%2F18%2Fbig-sky-telemark-skier-jedi%2F
  9. I'll take them Email later today when I get off the hill
  10. b0ardski I share your sentiment! However, adding a swappable heel would not be as awesome as making a snowboard binding that worked with the AT standard. A swappable heel would certainly be heavier, raise the heel up a bit, only work on a limited set of feet(one model vs many), and as a special edition the cost would be higher as people couldn't search for bargains and closeouts from the wider market of AT ski equipment. The AT standard is defined and the market is moving - it is in my opinion better to harness that energy by riding the wave than to swim upstream trying to define
  11. Take a look at some AT boots. There are a few good mods available on splitboard forums or phantom bindings website if you find them firm or limiting in range of motion. The shells as well as liners are/can be heat moldable so you can get amazing fit. depending on the boot you may be able to downsize a shell and have an overall shorter setup than with soft boots. Used or older season AT boots will save you some cash. I love these for the type of riding you describe and as a bonus walk mode makes hiking so much easier. Hiking in AT boots is as or more comfortable than softboots while probabl
  12. Here is another comment in favor of the ultracraft I am not sure what has changed in the spooning /3d contour in that last few seasons. Mine is about 3 y ago and the contour does not change contact on the flat or where there are edges only where the nose is elevated. It feels good in powder both self centering and improving turn initiation without any negative consequence on hardpack. The board is stiff enough I ride with hardboots ( AT style for hiking ) and I enjoy it inbounds as well as powdercat riding. If you ride with weight centered this board works great but I wish th
  13. Agreed!!!! These are the best bindings for setting up a new board as they allow you to easily play with the angles
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