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Posted: 9/16/2005 6:12:36 PM EDT
Anybody here snowboard?

I have a few big trips planned for this winter and picked up a new rig today:

Burton Triumph
SL-7 boots

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:15:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Anybody here snowboard?

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What is it about snow boarders that makes them seek out the crest of a hill, go JUST beyond it, and then sit down out of sight so that when REAL skiiers come along, they gotta dodge them like rubbish in the road?

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:17:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:30:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By garandman:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Anybody here snowboard?

]



What is it about snow boarders that makes them seek out the crest of a hill, go JUST beyond it, and then sit down out of sight so that when REAL skiiers come along, they gotta dodge them like rubbish in the road?





I'll put you down as "no"
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:39:03 PM EDT
Snowboarding ROCKS. Skiing is for pussies. I trust I make myself clear ?
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:54:39 PM EDT
Hey NoVa, where do you go snowboarding at? I normally hit Liberty up during the season.

Of course I've also hit a couple japanese tourists when they stopped directly in front of me not giving me any reaction time whatsoever....whoops
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:08:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 7:13:06 PM EDT by freeride21a]
OH HECK YAH!!! cant friggin wait!

triumph is good all mountain board.

I got all new setup last year.. Ride Nation 161 midwide, Ride Team bindings, and Burton Hail boots... im very happy with my gear.


I agree.. snowboarders for the most part are rude, pick the worst places to stop, and are very inconsistant in their riding skill.

imho the main problem is.. you can take on a steeper hill with less practice on a snowboard than with skiis. So what you get is inexperienced people who should be on the bunny slope, riding down the more advanced runs.

I ski as well as snowboard and despise riding here in so cali at a few resorts.. i just slalom boarders all day long. But i have also seen cocky skiiers who wine about snowboards messing up the slopes just to watch them do the same thing.

(fyi I work for a high end sporting goods store, mostly in the camping dept but moonlight in the ski/snowboard dept.)

my board, and the skiis I ride.(atomic betaride R:11.20) the skiis friggin OWN!

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:13:05 PM EDT
I hate the fact that parents let their 5 or 6 yr old just ski right down the middle of the halfpipe when there are us snowboarders waitin to make a run down it and the parents see us and say nothing

For god sakes it says Snowboard park on the terrain map for a reason!
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:14:22 PM EDT
I've been and it's pretty slick (NPI) I grew up here in CO and all I ever did until recently was downhill skiing.... I might be a convert
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:16:45 PM EDT
its hard as hell your first time
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:59:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bull_8:
I hate the fact that parents let their 5 or 6 yr old just ski right down the middle of the halfpipe when there are us snowboarders waitin to make a run down it and the parents see us and say nothing

For god sakes it says Snowboard park on the terrain map for a reason!



Tell ya what - you stay in the ditches, and leave the rest of the mountain for people who actually use it, and don't sit in the middle of the friggen slope.

I promise not to enter your little ditch area.

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:01:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By garandman:

Originally Posted By bull_8:
I hate the fact that parents let their 5 or 6 yr old just ski right down the middle of the halfpipe when there are us snowboarders waitin to make a run down it and the parents see us and say nothing

For god sakes it says Snowboard park on the terrain map for a reason!



Tell ya what - you stay in the ditches, and leave the rest of the mountain for people who actually use it, and don't sit in the middle of the friggen slope.

I promise not to enter your little ditch area.




get some twin tips.. then you can do the half pipe!
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:03:33 PM EDT
I board. Im sure that you are gonna like that new ride. Burton boards ride the best IMHO.

here's what I ride: Burton T6


Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:09:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
I board. Im sure that you are gonna like that new ride. Burton boards ride the best IMHO.

here's what I ride: Burton T6

img.epinions.com/images/opti/37/73/pr-Snowboards-Burton_T6_Snowboard_BUR0065.jpg



burtons are a piece of crap... JUST KIDDING! lol i was thinkin about getting the vapor just to do it.
of all the burtons i like the customx the best.

Ride snowboards handle my style better tho.. they have higher weight ratings on their boards than burton, and im a big guy.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:10:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By garandman:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Anybody here snowboard?

]



What is it about snow boarders that makes them seek out the crest of a hill, go JUST beyond it, and then sit down out of sight so that when REAL skiiers come along, they gotta dodge them like rubbish in the road?




In my case you get just beyond the crest of a hill and sit down so I can strap my other binding on. I don't stop short of the crest cause it's hard as hell to get moving if both your feet are in the bindings. I don't stop at the crest for the same reason.

that being said I always stop off to the side to strap the other side on.

I can't WAIT to go snowboarding. I'm stoked. I started last year after years of skiing and I am HOOKED>
I just got a new K2 board. I gotta get the K2 bindings. i'm riding old school Tech 9's. it's hard to find bindings for me cause I have a size 15 boot.


I love it and can't wait.

Anyone know any good deals on season tickets in utah? I don't wanna pay almost a grand for a ticket.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:15:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
Anyone know any good deals on season tickets in utah? I don't wanna pay almost a grand for a ticket.



enroll in a commumity college ot get the student ID. Then your Season tix will be only about $100-300 depending on what mountain you like.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:26:54 PM EDT
Alta got dusted on the 12th... can't wait!
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 10:56:23 AM EDT
learned at crested butte a few years ago, on a green morrow master that was dubbed "the pickle" by the 40-50 guys who had learned on it.

haven't had a chance to do it again, and my bud who lived there just moved to korea, so i think this winter is out.

back to skydiving, i suppose.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 11:32:31 AM EDT
I board but I haven't been for the past 2 seasons. Being in VA, we ususally take a 3 or 4 day trip to Snowshoe WV (best snow in the east south of NYC).

I've got a Burton Floater with Custom Freestyle bindings and Burton Work boots.

My wife skis.

The average person will learn to snowboard much faster than they will learn to ski. I can't ski, but why would I want to now that I snowboard?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:03:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 12:06:59 PM EDT by StarAtari]
doubletap
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:06:24 PM EDT
I worked at Park City Mountain Resort last season, can't wait for this season to start.

Remember the big avalanche at The Canyons last season? Well here's a photo I took of the gate you have to pass through to get to where the avalance occured. Given the snow fall patterns early last season no one in their right mind should have been riding Utah's backcounty.

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 5:36:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bull_8:
Hey NoVa, where do you go snowboarding at? I normally hit Liberty up during the season.

Of course I've also hit a couple japanese tourists when they stopped directly in front of me not giving me any reaction time whatsoever....whoops



I'll be making 2 Utah trips, (park city mountain) but I'd like to hit Liberty/Basye/Snowshoe a few times too
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 5:46:51 PM EDT
Steamboat over Christmas break, and then possibly either Lake Tahoe or overseas to Switzerland for spring break!

BTW, I ski.
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