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Mr.E

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Mr.E last won the day on May 11

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About Mr.E

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    Alpine Ace

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    http://www.WinterBicycles.com

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  • Location
    Fort Collins, CO
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Loveland
  • Occupation?
    Custom Bicycle Builder (Winter Bicycles)
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Todays users:
    Coiler Nirvana Energy 178
    JJA Whistler 153, 163SL, 185
    Donek custom Incline 169
    SG Full Race 185
    Virus WC 185

    Stone swallow tail 180
  • Current Boots Used?
    MS
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    F2, Hoof
  • Snowboarding since
    1996
  • Hardbooting since
    1997

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  1. I have a JJA in that size. Virtually new/ very few runs.
  2. Mr.E

    Yo Lci!!

    Good group of maybe 10 or 12. The snow was firm on top of packed corn. Better late season grooming, but it was freeze/ thaw. Still, if you pushed a bit you could grip and rip (or fight it and bite it). Really great morning easing into a bit of flat light. Some vintage decks made an appearance. The group was off the hill before the parking lot bar decided to ride out the afternoon.
  3. I had a pair of the purple ones. Most boots from that many decades ago are going to have questionable plastic by now. It was a decent boot, but I'd pass on them now. The newest Reactors are pushing over 20 years old.
  4. Mr.E

    Yo Lci!!

    For anyone scratching their head- I'm a goofy rider, and I don't make right hand turns well while exiting the chair. My shame, but whatever. So if I want to join my friends off lift right, I drag my foot, do a little circle, and skate over to them. I do my little jig well and can proudly dismount any chairlift I've encountered across the nation and on two continents. Apparently me dragging my foot "messes up the off ramp" and I am now breaking the rider/ lifty agreement to leave the off-ramp better than I found it. I tried to polietly explain that I was sorry for my deficiencies, but that
  5. I may have missed it, but what are you curently riding? 14+meter sidecuts are big, especially for softboots, unless you know you like it. Jumping on a carve oriented freeride/ BX shape from any of the race makers is going to be a big jump up in performance over almost any typical all mountain or new-school style "carve" shape.
  6. Mr.E

    Yo Lci!!

    After 25 years of snowboarding, I have learned to accept that I can't skate for shit. But I have learned to focus on my ever increasing aptitude at pushing buttons with my unmitigated gaul. You guys might trench the runs, but I'm carving up the off ramps.
  7. Mr.E

    Yo Lci!!

    Today was a blast. Suuuuper flat light, but the snow they groomed was great. Good turn out, too. Just try not to piss off the lifties.
  8. I used to ride in a carbon moto style brace with additional patella support, usually worn over a sleeve similar to a rash guard. It helped when my knee was at it's worst pot surgery and when I still had hardware in there. The additional lateral support was nice, as was the limits it put on rotational force through the knee. As far as actual assistance with shock absorbtion through bending moment, I think wraps or knee sleeves are probably better at passive resistance than a hinged style brace unless it has specific features to help in that area.
  9. I have a 27.5cm actual foot length, and in the older Raichle/ Deeluxe boots I had the best luck in the 26/26.5 shell with a thermo liner.
  10. Morning Dave- Eric Estlund here. I have pretty narrow/ low volume feet, and I didn't have to do any boot work on mine. I find the heel hold superior to Deeluxe/ UPZ, and I can run looser buckles (no foot cramping) and get improved toe and heelside feel. The spring system is also easily tuned (with their springs or aftermarket). So I got a) better fit b)improved performace c)improved comfort. I was fully prepaired to buy another pair of UPZ's last year, but on trying these on it was the best shell fit for my feet on the market.
  11. Mr.E

    Yo Lci!!

    I'm unlikley to make it up Sunday, but driving over the hill they were getting some snow Thur night.
  12. I rode old WC for years. I don't remember direct contact- maybe the old CAT or Rhino's? I may be mistaken, but I thought the donut also provided a certain amount of compression on the system in addition to buffering the stress risers at the edge of the disc (both at the outer and inner diameter of the donut). Curiouse if you have all of the liability and product coverage for these? I'd also be interested in bail versions if you go that far. I think reinforced nylon levers ala PHK would be a rad addition to these. Pretty sure these are availabe as an OEM purchase.
  13. Mr.E

    Yo Lci!!

    Ooph. Heal up!
  14. Mr.E

    Yo Lci!!

    I'll get the Virus back to you. With the Nobile I think I'll have my hands full.
  15. Looks like they are having a blast. On that snow I'd be grabbing hard boots.
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