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BlueB

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BlueB last won the day on December 29 2019

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About BlueB

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    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Cypress Mountain, BC
  • Occupation?
    Designer
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Out of controll...
  • Current Boots Used?
    Dalbello CarveX
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Carve: Snowpro Race, ~55/50, toe/heel lift;
    Freeride, pow, teach: F2 Carve RS/Proflex, ~45/30, toe/heel lift;
    Plate system: Plan-B (only occasionally)

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  1. You are doing it all wrong! Let the dog tow you. Mush!
  2. I haven't use it often, but it was always locked back, floating front. I I actually like it better then most true race plates, except for the weight.
  3. A rainy day for instrucror training... Snow was surprisingly good, though. Sometimes the extra moisture keeps it somewhat compact and relatively smooth... We had fun in despite of the rain.
  4. If they managed to drop the ramp angle further and make it even lighter, that's already a success. The heel block still looks tucked in too much, tough. As for the carbon fibre tongue, I'm not 100% sure if its a good idea to have a 3d curved structure that has to flex repetitively. Also, for a small run, the molds for composite lamination are a lot cheaper than injection molds. Well done Andrej and co! Great to have another option.
  5. Boards can change the shape from riding, not only metal but glass/carbon too. I have a Nidecker that turned to nose rocker/decamber and more on toe side of the board. Also Volant SL that turned into full rocker. Stil rides good, though.
  6. Who wants to help me build a BX course trough my yard, street to sea level?
  7. There are some strange attitudes in the race clubs... My son is a member of one. Few years ago I was standing on top of a race course, while kids were coming down a steep mogul field, coach nowhere near. My kid fell, while a girl that was almost tail riding on him, crushed into him. In the process, she made a small ripp in her speed suit, against his ski pole. They skied towards us, where she started crying and blaming my son for the accident. In no time, all her girl friends were onto the scene, supporting her and swarming my kid. The thing looked a bit out of control, so I tried to explain that downhill skier can not be blamed. The girls carried on insisting, while I stood to my opinion, in a firm yet respectfull way. Eventually they calmed down. As soon as the coach showed up, I reported entire incident and conversation with the girls. Later, I recieved an angry email from the girl's father, insisting that I "mortified" his daughter, that my kid is still partialy guilty and expecting an apology...
  8. It's still fantastic conditions, wherever you go on the mountain! Cold and dry... I had 6 hrs of instructor training sessions, mostly moguls and trees... 3800. However, the drive to the hill was less then fun today - 1hr 45min to get there...
  9. Another mega-pow, mega-crowd day, with a collapse of traffic on the snowy road and collapse of the cafeteria during the lunch time... The yesterdays bumps still could be felt through the knee deep fresh, making for super deep spots. Got lucky with opening of the Raven and got the very first track down the First Sun
  10. So what happened with that Nirvana? You kind of disappeared when I asked you for PayPal information...
  11. Yeah, pretty sweet with good vis. Crazy crowds everywhere but Raven... First(ish) tracks down the Slash was a bliss
  12. BlueB

    WTB Monoski

    Without plate should be fine. I'd still use t-nuts, as oppsed to regular ski binding screws. It's safer and you can easily remove the ski bindings and still ride it as a board
  13. BlueB

    WTB Monoski

    Welcome! I'm not sure if these guys are still in business: https://codaboards.com Also, you can make an adapter plate to mount an alpine snowboard as a monoski. Here's mine: Some of the existing plates (Donek, Bomber...) possibly could be modified to take the mono bindings too. You can also mount bindings directly to a board with t-nuts.
  14. Bindings are Fritschi. They are pretty good and strong. Built in front toe / rear heel lifts and a little bit of inward cant.
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