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Any insider tip to Powder Ridge summer ski/snowboarding?

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Very interesting!  I saw some guys out in Japan had some special PureBoarding boards made with stainless steel strips along the edge for enhanced durability on artificial slopes.  Looking forward to seeing how this pans out!

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I'm only 40 minutes from there. If this is even partially carveable I would seriously consider a season pass. 

 

Edit- it opens Sept 2nd. I may seriously have to check it out with my old Donek. It may be worth $18 to see what the story is. 

https://powderridgepark.com/365-synthetic-snow-park/

 

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awesome!!  thanks for the heads up Tugboater.

Let us know how well it work.  I would start with a softboot rock board and pad up.

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I don't have softies any more. I'm actively trying to talk the family into going. I'll be running a Donek FC 172 since there is no way I'm taking my Coiler on that.

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I hate to see you ruin a Donek hence I suggest an old freeride/softboot deck.

If you haven't read about the damage it can do the the edges:

 

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Well it sounds like their plan is to make snow on top of this stuff. They plan on opening Dec 15. I have mixed feelings on this. It was not fun to ride on When it was just the plastic. However, I can see it being great with a bit of snow. It'll protect your board on thin spots and they can open with 3" of snow on it. I did spend some time chatting with the manager and the plan is to install at least 2,800' of this. So in hoping it rides ok with a little snow on it. 

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Found at last!  Pure Boarding Japan Facebook, June 2015.  I just sent a message to find out more about the process used, stay tuned for response.

From the Pure Boarding Japan Facebook site:  "Since the sole will melt in the heat of friction, it will paste a stainless steel sole. In Hotwax without, we can improve the slip blowing the silicon spray to the sole. Edge angle. sole is -2 to -6. Side is 86."

I saw a picture once of some skis that had a metal base versus just strips like this board.  I'll try looking for it again but searching for 'skis with metal edge/base' or anything similar turns up generic info about ski construction and edges.

PUREmetalEDGE.jpg

PUREmetalFULL.jpg

PUREmetalACTION.png

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