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queequeg

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About queequeg

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    Trench Digger.

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  • Location
    San Francisco
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Kirkwood.
  • Occupation?
    Write lots of Javascript.
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Virus Berserker II 183 Zylon Evo +
    Virus EVO 183 GS
    Stranda BowlRider 165
  • Current Boots Used?
    UPZ RC-10s/Fintec/Dalbello Gold ID
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Virus Powerlock III SI on The Carving Decks,
    F2 Intec RS on the Stranda
  • Snowboarding since
    1989
  • Hardbooting since
    1994

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  1. I haven’t tried an allflex, but my brief experience with plates is that I can’t stand them. They do smooth things over a bit, but to me, that is not worth the tradeoff of the extra stack height, and reduced snow feel (which I realize is part of the point). What I really dislike about them for recreational riding is how they make the board less manageable at slow speeds on cat-tracks and such. I can see why racers like them but I don’t think the tradeoffs work for recreational carving.
  2. I am a total noob when it comes to this stuff but maybe Ace can help you!
  3. I’ll take these if nobody else has. Do you take Venmo?
  4. I assume that you are talking about Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant? I ****ing love that place!!!!! There is also Tommy’s Joynt, which should win some kind of international award for the worlds sketchiest buffet, but also has its own profoundly divey (sp?) charm of its own. This is my current favorite tequila drink: https://makemeacocktail.com/cocktail/8776/blazing-saddles/ The habañero tincture is totally necessary!
  5. Following johnasmo’s post: I do find that a somewhat softer flex pattern works much better on ice. So if you have a softer board, giving that a go might help a bit.
  6. IIRC that dude has an entire youtube channel full of similar things. He is so awesome!! That said: thats the best one by far IMO.
  7. Its a great spot! Did you surf deadman’s too? Watching people surf mavs is always a wild time
  8. At this point in my life, I am no longer willing to go to the mountain when it is mobbed with people on weekends etc ... which means I only go snowboarding a few times a year, and will usually go for an entire week or more. I find that I can have fun on the mountain in just about any kind of conditions other than crowded. Ice, Powder, Crud : it’s all fun as long as there aren’t a bunch of people around mucking up the works! I guess for me it is quality over quantity — but if I could ride a whole lot more I certainly would.
  9. Feelin’ better Bobby? Glad to hear it
  10. Hey Lamby — can you be more specific about which toe is the problem and where the crash is? I have an egyptian foot, wherein my biggest toe is the big toe and the rest are smaller. It sounds like your situation is similar but that it is the next toe over - a greek foot? Am I getting that right? When one toe is significantly longer than the rest, this poses a problem because it will always end up taking more of a beating than the rest of your toes, as the first point of contact. As Corey and RoroSnow pointed out: good liner molding procedures can help: but if you have one toe that is much
  11. This sort of thing could be turned into a fun carving contest. Every contestant gets a full (plastic) glass of liquid at the top of the run, and has to get through a series of limbo-gates or DQ. The person that makes it down with the most liquid remaining wins. Sounds fun?
  12. I saw a guy on a PJ 6 @ Sunapee in NH when In school — like 94' (I think). I think it may have been Bordy as apparently he was carving there at the time. Decided immediately that I had to get a hardboot setup and learn to burn turns. Saved up all summer for a PJ and some Megaflex boots! I used to ski there at night all the time! Loved that place! I made my first fully railed turns there thanks to the kindness of another hardbooter helping me figure out the technique! IIRC there were a good number of people carving there at times.
  13. Ice is the best teacher. Sharp edges help, but what matters most is your technique. This is what works for me: Do not stand tall, remain crouched down as low to your board as is practical — and during transitions smoothly pass the board beneath you rolling it from heelside to toeside with your hips from a low and crouched position. You can set an edge and carve hard on ice but your transitions have to be smooth and confident. Angulate like a mofo, and reach for them boots! What did it for me when I was working on this is staying low and rolling the board through my transitions with m
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