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Title: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Snowboardingsbetter on March 18, 2019, 09:08:35 AM
Alright Bro Brahs!

We are coming at you with the snowboard appreciation thread. We want to hear about your season, your gear, videos you liked, videos you didnít like and anything else.

for the first post Iím giving thanks to Yawgoons. Yawgoons 20 was so sick! Yawgoons is like snowboardings Magenta if Magenta was actually enjoyable to watch or good or whatever.

http://youtu.be/xKmSv3rAOgI

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: feedmeseymour on March 18, 2019, 09:43:38 AM
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Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Snowboardingsbetter on March 18, 2019, 09:50:18 AM
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Great flick!

I know youíre following me around the boards cause youíre low key down for snowboarding. A lot of skateboarders like snowboarding theyíre just afraid to talk about how fucking fun and sick it is.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: CoMpLeMenTs4Uonlysometime on March 18, 2019, 10:44:27 AM
Yeah Seymour is essentially slaps gatekeeper, he wants to make sure only the best posters get encouragement and the trash gets discouraged onto the floor so that someone can sweep it up. You are on track dude to be really somebody. I can pretty much see you up there on the marble countertop, so keep posting cause there's kitty litter all over the floor and shit. It keeps sticking in my fur, I don't think you would enjoy being down here very much (we have really nice smiles down here though). Maybe one day you can snowboard down and exchange a friendly smile, then I can watch you hike back up into the distance. I can already tell how crushed I will be when I realize my paws don't dig into snow so I keep sliding back down the hill when I try to follow you. You don't even notice you just keep going until you dissapear. It's not your fault though you can't wait for something or someone that's simply not compatible to the way you live your life, always hiking up snowy hills, always climbing. I am always falling, sliding. You werent even waiting for me it was a one sided expectation I created out of nothing.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: feedmeseymour on March 18, 2019, 11:26:34 AM
Yeah Seymour is essentially slaps gatekeeper, he wants to make sure only the best posters get encouragement and the trash gets discouraged onto the floor so that someone can sweep it up. You are on track dude to be really somebody. I can pretty much see you up there on the marble countertop, so keep posting cause there's kitty litter all over the floor and shit. It keeps sticking in my fur, I don't think you would enjoy being down here very much (we have really nice smiles down here though). Maybe one day you can snowboard down and exchange a friendly smile, then I can watch you hike back up into the distance. I can already tell how crushed I will be when I realize my paws don't dig into snow so I keep sliding back down the hill when I try to follow you. You don't even notice you just keep going until you dissapear. It's not your fault though you can't wait for something or someone that's simply not compatible to the way you live your life, always hiking up snowy hills, always climbing. I am always falling, sliding. You werent even waiting for me it was a one sided expectation I created out of nothing.

hmm i wouldnt say im a gate keeper, and i wouldnt want to be. just joking with someone who clearly is joking. you on the other hand could use some jokes in your posts once in a while because you come off like someone mentally unstable and thats not funny unless youre tk.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: CoMpLeMenTs4Uonlysometime on March 18, 2019, 11:45:03 AM
I'm not trying to come across any specific way, mentally unstable works if that's what you attach to it. Or if that's what you think it is that's cool I'm content with it, maybe its true. Anyways it was just a joke, I don't consider you a gatekeeper there isn't a gate, there's no kitty litter and no fucking way could SLAP afford marble countertops it would be laminate or maybe live edge reclaimed wood if someone artsy could hook it up and someone with taste could execute. I certainly hope you haven't begun to think about my posts as much as you are letting on dude I was banking on you brushing this one off so I could be back at masonic negative 33.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: CHONGO on March 18, 2019, 12:15:16 PM
Jake Kuzyk is such a sick filmer and he rips on both the snow and the board.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSo-QgQlFqE
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Snowboardingsbetter on March 18, 2019, 12:29:42 PM
Jake Kuzyk is such a sick filmer and he rips on both the snow and the board.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSo-QgQlFqE

Jake and Vans snowboarding have legit been killing it this year. Together Forever was so sick
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Jean-Ralphio Zaperstein on March 18, 2019, 01:03:08 PM
Together forever was cool, Jake did a terrific job, the premiere in Montreal was sick although really emotional

RIP Dill
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on March 18, 2019, 02:28:30 PM
  If you pretend ur snowboarding on ur skateboard you will have more fun than if you actually went snowboarding and ripped your fingers apart trying to lace up stupid snowboard boots or tearing your house apart trying to find ur seasons pass.  I used to go back country snowboarding in the rockies  walking up on boot packs that people make up the peaks and i started just wearing sneakers.   Sneakers are way nicer to hike in and work fine riding deep powder. 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: SneakySecrets on March 18, 2019, 02:32:12 PM
I wonder if this dude is on snowboarding forums extolling the supremacy of skateboarding. 

I tried it once: about 30 seconds into my first run, I ate shit and slammed face first so hard that my hat and gloves all shot off upon impact, haha.  Never touched one since.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Abyss1 on March 18, 2019, 02:39:04 PM
went once so far this season thinking of going tomorrow...
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Snowboardingsbetter on March 18, 2019, 02:40:05 PM
I wonder if this dude is on snowboarding forums extolling the supremacy of skateboarding. 

I tried it once: about 30 seconds into my first run, I ate shit and slammed face first so hard that my hat and gloves all shot off upon impact, haha.  Never touched one since.

There arenít any snowboard forums which is why I am here trying to convert slap into a snowboard forum.

Also, youíre in my thread my man you donít have to say this dude just call me your brochacho
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: SneakySecrets on March 18, 2019, 02:43:15 PM
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I wonder if this dude is on snowboarding forums extolling the supremacy of skateboarding. 

I tried it once: about 30 seconds into my first run, I ate shit and slammed face first so hard that my hat and gloves all shot off upon impact, haha.  Never touched one since.
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There arenít any snowboard forums which is why I am here trying to convert slap into a snowboard forum.

Also, youíre in my thread my man you donít have to say this dude just call me your brochacho

Happy to have you.  I apologize for my rudeness.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Hash Slinging Slasher on March 18, 2019, 04:10:22 PM
yawgoons: wack
jake kuzyk: not wack
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Snowboardingsbetter on March 18, 2019, 04:42:28 PM
yawgoons: wack
jake kuzyk: not wack

Ouch. But I can handle it.

What are your thoughts on Scott Stevens though?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Hash Slinging Slasher on March 18, 2019, 05:05:42 PM
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yawgoons: wack
jake kuzyk: not wack
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Ouch. But I can handle it.

What are your thoughts on Scott Stevens though?
used to love him, especially when i first got deeper into snowboarding and found out he was semi-local, but his shtick grew old years ago. i grew up at yawgoo. dylan is the only one that's actually cool and does anything interesting. marcus and brian have bad style, do uninteresting tricks, and don't skate either.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on March 18, 2019, 05:34:41 PM
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yawgoons: wack
jake kuzyk: not wack
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Ouch. But I can handle it.

What are your thoughts on Scott Stevens though?
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used to love him, especially when i first got deeper into snowboarding and found out he was semi-local, but his shtick grew old years ago. i grew up at yawgoo. dylan is the only one that's actually cool and does anything interesting. marcus and brian have bad style, do uninteresting tricks, and don't skate either.

Gamache is sick.

Im from mass so Scott Stevens is god but I can agree some of his circus tricks have gone over the top lately

Also for my contribution:
Kevin backstrom part is so sick

http://youtu.be/kgzkH4n0EOo
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Lee Ralphs Dear Old Mum on March 18, 2019, 06:30:03 PM
I went snowboarding once this winter to remind myself that ski resort culture is

utter

shit.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on March 18, 2019, 06:47:20 PM
I went snowboarding once this winter to remind myself that ski resort culture is

utter

shit.
   Split board?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: woodinbrine on March 18, 2019, 06:55:48 PM
Itís been something like 15 years since I set foot on a snowboard but I used to be decent. Since the farm I grew up on is in the middle of a ski hill thatís my familyís property (where our cattle graze in the summer) Iíd always ride for free. Season passes are crazy expensive and snowboard gear isnít cheap either, so after moving away thatís just not been a priority.

Snowboard videos are generally pretty boring compared to skate videos.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: ill_Murray on March 18, 2019, 07:00:11 PM
As soon as I could I moved so I would never have to see snow again. 

enjoy your fresh pow pow and crunchy tunes, I hope you burn your tongue on a $12 cup of hot cocoa
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on March 18, 2019, 07:08:45 PM
As soon as I could I moved so I would never have to see snow again. 

enjoy your fresh pow pow and crunchy tunes, I hope you burn your tongue on a $12 cup of hot cocoa
  Tim Hideckers take on the Bill Murray phenom might interest you.  I've enjoyed him in some movies too.  What about Bob?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dwyck on March 18, 2019, 07:11:49 PM
everything but adidas, vans and videograss stuff is basically a ty evans/flat earth doodoo. maybe you can put me onto some cool stuff
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: ill_Murray on March 18, 2019, 07:30:38 PM
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As soon as I could I moved so I would never have to see snow again. 

enjoy your fresh pow pow and crunchy tunes, I hope you burn your tongue on a $12 cup of hot cocoa
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  Tim Hideckers take on the Bill Murray phenom might interest you.  I've enjoyed him in some movies too.  What about Bob?

Tim and Eric is trash, I could give a fuck about that dude's opinion.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on March 18, 2019, 08:10:44 PM
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As soon as I could I moved so I would never have to see snow again. 

enjoy your fresh pow pow and crunchy tunes, I hope you burn your tongue on a $12 cup of hot cocoa
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  Tim Hideckers take on the Bill Murray phenom might interest you.  I've enjoyed him in some movies too.  What about Bob?
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Tim and Eric is trash, I could give a fuck about that dude's opinion.

 Those 2 made Check it out with dr Steve Brule so theres that.  And you sound triggered enough when i mentioned his name.  He talks about it on YT and its funny af, deal with it.
 The b murray thing that people push with the t shirts reminds me of the people who post  bacon memes.  Edit it was determined on a slap thread that it was tim and eric who started that Palace type edit that EVERYONE puts out now. I would go so far as to say Tim and erics stuff has had more affect on art and media today then Murray's has as considerable as his own affect has been.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: ill_Murray on March 18, 2019, 09:37:57 PM
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As soon as I could I moved so I would never have to see snow again. 

enjoy your fresh pow pow and crunchy tunes, I hope you burn your tongue on a $12 cup of hot cocoa
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  Tim Hideckers take on the Bill Murray phenom might interest you.  I've enjoyed him in some movies too.  What about Bob?
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Tim and Eric is trash, I could give a fuck about that dude's opinion.
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 Those 2 made Check it out with dr Steve Brule so theres that. 1. And you sound triggered enough when i mentioned his name.  He talks about it on 2. YT and its funny af, deal with it.
 3.The b murray thing that people push with the t shirts reminds me of the people who post  bacon memes.  Edit it was determined on a slap thread that it was tim and eric who started that Palace type edit that EVERYONE puts out now. I would go so far as to say Tim and erics stuff has had more affect on art and media today then Murray's has as considerable as his own affect has been.


Let me paint by numbers for you here so you can understand.

1. I'm almost positive you're a grown ass man using the word triggered unironically, you're most definetly a bitch. 
2. Being a garbage person, you clearly have garbage taste so this is invalid
3. Way to be so unoriginal and desperate to sound smart you just plagiarized one of the top youtube comments




Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Paco Supreme on March 18, 2019, 11:04:57 PM
Youíre a huge fucking kook brah man, but Iíll watch the shit out of any Laurent Nicolas pacquin footage
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on March 19, 2019, 02:03:00 AM
you can't even grind a marble ledge with your snowboard.
the feel it causes you never experience, the sound it makes
you never hear, the notch it causes on a truck you never
see, the damage you cause, you never responsible for it.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on March 19, 2019, 05:49:02 AM
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As soon as I could I moved so I would never have to see snow again. 

enjoy your fresh pow pow and crunchy tunes, I hope you burn your tongue on a $12 cup of hot cocoa
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  Tim Hideckers take on the Bill Murray phenom might interest you.  I've enjoyed him in some movies too.  What about Bob?
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Tim and Eric is trash, I could give a fuck about that dude's opinion.
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 Those 2 made Check it out with dr Steve Brule so theres that. 1. And you sound triggered enough when i mentioned his name.  He talks about it on 2. YT and its funny af, deal with it.
 3.The b murray thing that people push with the t shirts reminds me of the people who post  bacon memes.  Edit it was determined on a slap thread that it was tim and eric who started that Palace type edit that EVERYONE puts out now. I would go so far as to say Tim and erics stuff has had more affect on art and media today then Murray's has as considerable as his own affect has been.
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Let me paint by numbers for you here so you can understand.

1. I'm almost positive you're a grown ass man using the word triggered unironically, you're most definetly a bitch. 
2. Being a garbage person, you clearly have garbage taste so this is invalid
3. Way to be so unoriginal and desperate to sound smart you just plagiarized one of the top youtube comments
   Ha you watched it !
  Edit i just want to add that normalising terms like "garbage human"  is toxic and in the past has been instrumental to genocide.  I'd say someone who thinks or says "garbage human" has issues. What would Bill Murray do?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Snowboardingsbetter on March 19, 2019, 07:10:31 AM
Youíre a huge fucking kook brah man, but Iíll watch the shit out of any Laurent Nicolas pacquin footage

Calls me a huge look but secret snowboarding fan just itching to get in my thread to praise LNP.

I can accept that man whatever gets you hyped on the funnest board sport is A-Ok in my book.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skateboard Shuffle on March 19, 2019, 12:15:03 PM
yawgoons: wack
jake kuzyk: not wack

Jake has the best style by far. 99% of modern "street" snowboarding looks like rollerblading... just jumping/flailing from obstacle to obstacle. Jake does it right.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Snowboardingsbetter on March 19, 2019, 12:41:38 PM
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yawgoons: wack
jake kuzyk: not wack
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Jake has the best style by far. 99% of "street" snowboarding looks like rollerblading... just jumping/flailing from obstacle to obstacle. Jake does it right.

You are going to want to watch more snowboarding man. There are tons of rippers with good style.

Exhibit A:

http://youtu.be/pMgH46J7hBc
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on March 19, 2019, 02:31:30 PM
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yawgoons: wack
jake kuzyk: not wack
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Jake has the best style by far. 99% of modern "street" snowboarding looks like rollerblading... just jumping/flailing from obstacle to obstacle. Jake does it right.
  Thats an insult to roller blading.  Sno dogs are actually less cool.  Bladin got disowned by the x games and the shits underground now. 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Black Frycook on April 03, 2019, 09:04:21 PM
I've never even seen snow. That shit is wack.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: the tranny monster on April 04, 2019, 01:07:06 AM
Had no idea people know what yawgoo is, itís literally just a hill with a lift. Snowboarded a good bit in middle school because I lived in Vermont and there was nothing better to do when it snowed four feet. I got semi decent at it but after I moved I pretty much never touched a snowboard again. I fuck with snowboarding videos though.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Snowboardingsbetter on April 04, 2019, 04:32:27 AM
Had no idea people know what yawgoo is, itís literally just a hill with a lift. Snowboarded a good bit in middle school because I lived in Vermont and there was nothing better to do when it snowed four feet. I got semi decent at it but after I moved I pretty much never touched a snowboard again. I fuck with snowboarding videos though.

Post a flick. Whatís one of your favorite parts?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Compl(i)ements on April 04, 2019, 06:13:50 AM
What's the deal with Craig Beaulieu did he pile out or something? Just disappeared.
https://youtu.be/L1UUVEMTRHU
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on April 04, 2019, 10:20:30 AM
Montreal has a sick urban scene.

This part is a good example.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tb7_IqYl4lE
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: jerrygurneyscream on April 04, 2019, 11:53:59 AM
(http://www.gstatic.com/tv/thumb/v22vodart/15010/p15010_v_v8_aa.jpg)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Black Frycook on April 04, 2019, 04:31:33 PM
(http://www.gstatic.com/tv/thumb/v22vodart/15010/p15010_v_v8_aa.jpg)

Bobsledding > Snowboarding
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Compl(i)ements on April 04, 2019, 08:17:25 PM
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Bobsledding > Snowboarding
Look at these fucking L A D S right here the Korean bobsled team is fucking lit holy shit.
(https://i.postimg.cc/ydLVL6sp/Dong-Hyun-Kim-Yunjong-Won-Bobsleigh-Winter-YFdl-NRr-JRsfl.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
https://youtu.be/gMuKK1jnBKc
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Black Frycook on April 04, 2019, 11:50:33 PM
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Bobsledding > Snowboarding
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Look at these fucking L A D S right here the Korean bobsled team is fucking lit holy shit.
(https://i.postimg.cc/ydLVL6sp/Dong-Hyun-Kim-Yunjong-Won-Bobsleigh-Winter-YFdl-NRr-JRsfl.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
https://youtu.be/gMuKK1jnBKc

Thank you I unironically enjoyed this video a lot. Shalom
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Compl(i)ements on April 05, 2019, 02:55:51 AM
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Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on April 17, 2019, 08:18:32 AM
This is my first season in Colorado, so much better than snowboarding in Michigan. Ikon pass, copper ftw.

Still rocking a forum honey pot 157

Best tricks of the season - back boardslide pretzel 270 on a long rail and switch front 3 a kicker.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on April 17, 2019, 09:00:46 AM
  To me it was all about Terje and Johan.   I guess Terje has had major issues with c meth.  Would hole himself up in Whistler half way up the mountain in a chalet and be gettin busy.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Glurmpz on April 21, 2019, 12:58:26 PM
I snowboarded from about 1988 - 2000. Then I sold my stuff in 2000 to move to California for the winter and never snowboarded again. I'd do anything to avoid being in the presence of snow. I don't miss it in the least.

Mogul Monster.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: AitchBeeGayBuh on April 21, 2019, 09:20:08 PM
Watched Decade, Simple Pleasures, n grew up 10 minutes away from Mt High. Havenít done it in almost 20 years but thatís pretty much my extent of snowboarding.

After dislocating my shoulder tryin some moves early on I said fuck it, if I was gonna mess myself up it was only gonna be through skating. After that I just had fun smoking doobies on the chairlift n goin out of bounds any other time I went.

Mildly curious what rad snowboarding is nowadays, post some stuff por favor.




Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: curbslayer on April 22, 2019, 12:32:14 PM
never seen real snow but these dudes look like they have fun

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg8uZlHIazY
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on April 23, 2019, 03:55:38 AM
never seen real snow but these dudes look like they have fun

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg8uZlHIazY
Typical resort cringe fest. 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: curbslayer on April 23, 2019, 08:15:24 AM
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never seen real snow but these dudes look like they have fun

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg8uZlHIazY
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Typical resort cringe fest.

dudes definitely 100% look wack and act wack but the trick selection is sick
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GOKU on April 23, 2019, 09:04:21 AM
I've never snowboarded and I'm not super interested, but I saw on YouTube that Jed Anderson has a new part for Adidas. It has some skate tricks, too!
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on April 27, 2019, 06:06:08 AM
https://youtu.be/_C7HTrNTFI8
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on April 27, 2019, 06:10:53 AM
I went snowboarding this past winter for the first time in like 10 years and honestly had a good time. Some kid in a MAGA hoodie called me a bitch, but as I kept watching him I realized he wasn't that good either even though he seems like somebody who snowboards regularly. I figure that's a safe assumption because he was an asshole, and in my experience snowboarders are kind of assholes.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on April 27, 2019, 05:45:53 PM
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never seen real snow but these dudes look like they have fun

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg8uZlHIazY
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Typical resort cringe fest.
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dudes definitely 100% look wack and act wack but the trick selection is sick
  Watched the whole thing and by the end i had to change my opinion.  That guy is def doing sonthing thats 100% respectable.  Very snowboardery in a good way.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: antiwaxxer on June 22, 2019, 04:22:08 PM

Ouch. But I can handle it.

What are your thoughts on Scott Stevens though?

Dylan Gamache - noice

Yung Doli - did not know this guy, could do without the monkey music and clothing act. Jib god, superb style, skater

There's many out there but Kevin Backstrom, Halldor Helgason and Sebbe de Buck are some faves

Scotty Stevens - Dude is the Richie Jackson of snowboarding. I can't think of something more expendable than putting one foot out of the binding and doing bonelesses or even airs with a snowboard. So wack. He could redeem himself by releasing a respectable part on one of these:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZlwSGPVU0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZlwSGPVU0)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Cool Ceith on June 24, 2019, 11:14:19 AM
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Ouch. But I can handle it.

What are your thoughts on Scott Stevens though?
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Dylan Gamache - noice

Yung Doli - did not know this guy, could do without the monkey music and clothing act. Jib god, superb style, skater

There's many out there but Kevin Backstrom, Halldor Helgason and Sebbe de Buck are some faves

Scotty Stevens - Dude is the Richie Jackson of snowboarding. I can't think of something more expendable than putting one foot out of the binding and doing bonelesses or even airs with a snowboard. So wack. He could redeem himself by releasing a respectable part on one of these:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZlwSGPVU0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZlwSGPVU0)
"antiwaxxer"  ;D
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on June 26, 2019, 06:31:15 AM
Started skiing in 77, skating around 85, started snowboarding a few years later.
Snowboarding was Ďití for me, I never found anything as fun until I tried noboarding (bindingless snowboarding) years later.

I quit skating at 13 because none of my friends did it and the rest of the skaters vibes me out. Wasnít fun.
But picked it back up 3 or 4 years later because I needed something to do when I couldnít snowboard.

Now part of my income comes from snowboarding, and itís been getting a bit stale, but the bindingless riding in powder (and shaping my own powsurfers) is pretty much the best thing ever.

Old soft snow boots, a piece of 5-ply shaped and laquered wood, and a leash are all you need for the best times ever. Cheaper than skating, actually.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Get fired up on August 02, 2019, 09:30:22 AM
Started skiing in 77, skating around 85, started snowboarding a few years later.
Snowboarding was Ďití for me, I never found anything as fun until I tried noboarding (bindingless snowboarding) years later.

I quit skating at 13 because none of my friends did it and the rest of the skaters vibes me out. Wasnít fun.
But picked it back up 3 or 4 years later because I needed something to do when I couldnít snowboard.

Now part of my income comes from snowboarding, and itís been getting a bit stale, but the bindingless riding in powder (and shaping my own powsurfers) is pretty much the best thing ever.

Old soft snow boots, a piece of 5-ply shaped and laquered wood, and a leash are all you need for the best times ever. Cheaper than skating, actually.

Snowboarding is super fun, been at it for getting close to 30 years at this point.  There is nothing else like being out in the mountain, and riding pow is one of the best feelings in the world.

I also have been pow surfing or noboarding more and more in the last couple years.  Mostly snowmobile access, so it is definitely not cheaper than skating, for me.

Check out @garywayneshapes.  Iíve been working with them for the last couple years making noboards. More like a snowboard construction, with ptex, fiberglass, wood cores and top sheets.  3D contoured bases.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: HyenaChaser on August 04, 2019, 03:28:37 AM
Somebody breakdown snowboard culture to me

Who is the Gonz of the snow?

Which video is the Welcome To Hell? The Fully Flared?

What mountain is the Hollywood High? The Macba? The Leap of Faith?

Which teams are analogous to skateboarding? Does snowboarding have an Anti-Hero type team? A Numbers type team?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on August 07, 2019, 06:49:48 AM
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Started skiing in 77, skating around 85, started snowboarding a few years later.
Snowboarding was Ďití for me, I never found anything as fun until I tried noboarding (bindingless snowboarding) years later.

I quit skating at 13 because none of my friends did it and the rest of the skaters vibes me out. Wasnít fun.
But picked it back up 3 or 4 years later because I needed something to do when I couldnít snowboard.

Now part of my income comes from snowboarding, and itís been getting a bit stale, but the bindingless riding in powder (and shaping my own powsurfers) is pretty much the best thing ever.

Old soft snow boots, a piece of 5-ply shaped and laquered wood, and a leash are all you need for the best times ever. Cheaper than skating, actually.
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Snowboarding is super fun, been at it for getting close to 30 years at this point.  There is nothing else like being out in the mountain, and riding pow is one of the best feelings in the world.

I also have been pow surfing or noboarding more and more in the last couple years.  Mostly snowmobile access, so it is definitely not cheaper than skating, for me.

Check out @garywayneshapes.  Iíve been working with them for the last couple years making noboards. More like a snowboard construction, with ptex, fiberglass, wood cores and top sheets.  3D contoured bases.

We might have met...
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on August 07, 2019, 07:02:11 AM
Somebody breakdown snowboard culture to me

Who is the Gonz of the snow?

Which video is the Welcome To Hell? The Fully Flared?

What mountain is the Hollywood High? The Macba? The Leap of Faith?

Which teams are analogous to skateboarding? Does snowboarding have an Anti-Hero type team? A Numbers type team?

The Gonz? For weirdo/goofy stuff but an amazing all-terrain rider Travis Parker comes close. Check out his Robot Food movie parts.

Welcome to Hell might be... Upping the Ante? Simple Pleasures maybe?

Fully Flared did nothing for me. Try ĎPopí by Absinthe. That draws a good line between the before/after of the crazy double-cork and big booster craze.

In snowboarding, Mt Baker is the Mecca, burnside if you will. Salt Lake City is Barcelona for street. And the original leap of faith would be the My Baker road gap back in the day. Nowadays it would be Chadís Gap.

Companies have teams and at one time they tried to have Ďimagesí, but Iím not up on them anymore. Snowboarding has lost a lot of its gnarlier roots, one of the last brave riders of that time is a dude called Scottty Whittelake, look him up.
Actually, ĎThe Rascalsí is a good glimpse into the Mt Baker scene.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: HyenaChaser on August 07, 2019, 10:18:40 AM
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Somebody breakdown snowboard culture to me

Who is the Gonz of the snow?

Which video is the Welcome To Hell? The Fully Flared?

What mountain is the Hollywood High? The Macba? The Leap of Faith?

Which teams are analogous to skateboarding? Does snowboarding have an Anti-Hero type team? A Numbers type team?
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The Gonz? For weirdo/goofy stuff but an amazing all-terrain rider Travis Parker comes close. Check out his Robot Food movie parts.

Welcome to Hell might be... Upping the Ante? Simple Pleasures maybe?

Fully Flared did nothing for me. Try ĎPopí by Absinthe. That draws a good line between the before/after of the crazy double-cork and big booster craze.

In snowboarding, Mt Baker is the Mecca, burnside if you will. Salt Lake City is Barcelona for street. And the original leap of faith would be the My Baker road gap back in the day. Nowadays it would be Chadís Gap.

Companies have teams and at one time they tried to have Ďimagesí, but Iím not up on them anymore. Snowboarding has lost a lot of its gnarlier roots, one of the last brave riders of that time is a dude called Scottty Whittelake, look him up.
Actually, ĎThe Rascalsí is a good glimpse into the Mt Baker scene.

I will look into these, appreciate it. It's funny, I grew up in Washington and knew Baker was a snowboarders mountain but I didn't know it was like the snowboarders mountain.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on August 07, 2019, 09:15:49 PM
Yeah, itís had that reputation since the beginning. Iíve only been there once, but it was enough to see why.

It has so much gnarly terrain in a fairly compact area, with a scene that promotes hard-charming riding.

I grew up at a hill mostly famous for groomers, and got a chance to see pro-level riding when I moved to Lake Louise during the explosion of new-school riding, and had my eyes opened.

Now I live in Japan and am lucky to have a winter job that involves snowboarding.

I watch more skateboard media than snowboarding these days, but winter is still my favorite time of year.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Get fired up on August 13, 2019, 09:27:11 AM
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Started skiing in 77, skating around 85, started snowboarding a few years later.
Snowboarding was Ďití for me, I never found anything as fun until I tried noboarding (bindingless snowboarding) years later.

I quit skating at 13 because none of my friends did it and the rest of the skaters vibes me out. Wasnít fun.
But picked it back up 3 or 4 years later because I needed something to do when I couldnít snowboard.

Now part of my income comes from snowboarding, and itís been getting a bit stale, but the bindingless riding in powder (and shaping my own powsurfers) is pretty much the best thing ever.

Old soft snow boots, a piece of 5-ply shaped and laquered wood, and a leash are all you need for the best times ever. Cheaper than skating, actually.
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Snowboarding is super fun, been at it for getting close to 30 years at this point.  There is nothing else like being out in the mountain, and riding pow is one of the best feelings in the world.

I also have been pow surfing or noboarding more and more in the last couple years.  Mostly snowmobile access, so it is definitely not cheaper than skating, for me.

Check out @garywayneshapes.  Iíve been working with them for the last couple years making noboards. More like a snowboard construction, with ptex, fiberglass, wood cores and top sheets.  3D contoured bases.
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We might have met...

I was in Japan last winter for a bit, mostly Hakuba.
Spend most of my winters in Whistler   
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cab-heel on August 21, 2019, 09:31:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-thXvaO51E

slept on
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on August 22, 2019, 06:05:05 AM
It’s ok to bend the knees, Jeff.
Good rails tho.

edit-I just watched the whole thing, the fs 3 off the bridge 50 was good.

Getting lower and relaxing your lower joints (knees, ankles) will help you
1-lower your center of gravity and help you stay more stable on rails and landings

2- let the board relax flat on the rail, good especially for kinks.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on October 05, 2019, 04:09:02 PM
Just got all new outerwear and the northeast college pass.

I really donít know what Iím going to do after I finish my masters these college passes are the only affordable season pass
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: potpie on October 05, 2019, 05:45:31 PM
Just got all new outerwear and the northeast college pass.

I really donít know what Iím going to do after I finish my masters these college passes are the only affordable season pass
Man, what do you end up paying for college passes? Around here itís crazy and Iím pretty sure they dropped the college pass for one that was double the cost.


Iíll have to post my new pickup, grabbed a cool Capita pow board called the spring break. It has a super long effective edge so it rides much longer than its actual length, and it has a cropped tail and wide nose to float in powder. Hope I can get to Jayís Peak or something this winter.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on October 05, 2019, 10:31:17 PM
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Just got all new outerwear and the northeast college pass.

I really donít know what Iím going to do after I finish my masters these college passes are the only affordable season pass
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Man, what do you end up paying for college passes? Around here itís crazy and Iím pretty sure they dropped the college pass for one that was double the cost.


Iíll have to post my new pickup, grabbed a cool Capita pow board called the spring break. It has a super long effective edge so it rides much longer than its actual length, and it has a cropped tail and wide nose to float in powder. Hope I can get to Jayís Peak or something this winter.

The northeast college pass was 399. I think the gold pass is a cheaper college pass for loon, Sunday river and sugarloaf which was the one I wanted but I ski a lot with family and no one wants to go that far.

That board sounds sick and I try to go to jay for a weekend once a winter. That place is too much fun
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: potpie on October 06, 2019, 09:02:57 AM
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Just got all new outerwear and the northeast college pass.

I really donít know what Iím going to do after I finish my masters these college passes are the only affordable season pass
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Man, what do you end up paying for college passes? Around here itís crazy and Iím pretty sure they dropped the college pass for one that was double the cost.


Iíll have to post my new pickup, grabbed a cool Capita pow board called the spring break. It has a super long effective edge so it rides much longer than its actual length, and it has a cropped tail and wide nose to float in powder. Hope I can get to Jayís Peak or something this winter.
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The northeast college pass was 399. I think the gold pass is a cheaper college pass for loon, Sunday river and sugarloaf which was the one I wanted but I ski a lot with family and no one wants to go that far.

That board sounds sick and I try to go to jay for a weekend once a winter. That place is too much fun
Now see, thatís not a bad deal at all considering that those are all pretty big mountains. I would get access to some mountains that are nicer (vail resorts or some shit... i live in fucking PA) than my local (big boulder/jack frost) w/ the season pass, but theyíre all at least a 4 hour drive. That and I have nobody to go with, most of my friends have moved away.

Board is actually kind of ugly but it was for a great price and is pretty desirable so I could probably flip it after riding.
(https://i.imgur.com/PtLpia3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3Xe9rQJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: authentic_creed_bratton on October 06, 2019, 11:00:18 AM
sweet board, i feel like its pretty hard to get a good deal on those
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on October 08, 2019, 01:54:48 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/DLzjF24/8-EFD9085-2112-49-EB-A8-C7-49-BD8522-B75-F.png) (https://ibb.co/8XNQwZM)
should i drop collision (https://carinsuranceguru.org/when-to-drop-collision-insurance)

Joey Sexton is still pretty insane
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: ohnowisee on October 08, 2019, 03:08:18 PM
Is anybody hitting up any of those TGR premiers for Roadless? Bryan Iguchi, Jeremy Jones, Travis Rice. Looks sick.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: KRKD1 on October 08, 2019, 07:17:01 PM
I don't get out as much as used to since having a kid$$$$. But still got some love for it. Unless you got a nice spot somewhere and access to cheap gear its grear. But between gas and lodging and all the other costs associated with resorts and such i just couldnt justify it.

Snowboarding in the streets however is ridiculous. The shit some of these guys are doing is incomprehensible to me. Dudes hucking down black diamonds passes or backwoods drops from peaks are unreal but there is nothing more appealing than street snowboarding. the shit they can do out there is just wild.

I love street snow films.


 I bought a used setup from a second hand sports store. We got that bungie and an old s10 and some snow shovels. As long as tour toasty warm it's a pretty fun time and nice way to stay in shape and itch the nitch if you live in a snowy winter climate. Plus I've never been kicked out of a spot for snowboarding. Most times the police or people are more intrigued than pissed off. Ecspically when you roll up with a truck bed full of snow and start making a spot.


But its never been better than the skatebird for me.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on October 08, 2019, 08:14:38 PM
I really do appreciate this thread. I go on slap because I only have 2 friends I can talk to about skateboarding and one of them posts here and I have 0 friends to talk about snowboarding with so itís been nice to find people here to talk about both with even though I know a lot of skaters hate on snowboarding (especially on slap).
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: arrbee on October 09, 2019, 06:27:24 AM
Ever since I slammed and broke my collar bone snowboarding I can't appreciate that shit.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on October 11, 2019, 12:46:31 PM
http://www.instagram.com/p/B3dF5fuh-ho/

This makes me so happy
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: ohnowisee on October 21, 2019, 05:24:38 AM
http://www.instagram.com/p/B3dF5fuh-ho/

This makes me so happy

Love blasting snow at people. Nothing better than riding with friends and then you see one sit down for a second you just blast them with snow.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on October 23, 2019, 03:20:22 PM
Taking off next Tuesday for an early a-basin day. I got five days with the ikon pass so I will save most of them for late season. But im fucking itching, need to get some turns in.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on October 23, 2019, 06:50:49 PM
I think I'm gonna try to go snowboarding at least a few times this winter. I went once with my dad this past winter and honestly had a lot of fun. He's a skier, but it's cool to do something active with him.

I'm an idiot when it comes to gear, but is there anything I should know about boots? I've got a decent board but my boots are cheap and shitty. Was thinking of buying some Vans for some familiarity but I'm only basing that on looks lol.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on October 23, 2019, 08:33:56 PM
I think I'm gonna try to go snowboarding at least a few times this winter. I went once with my dad this past winter and honestly had a lot of fun. He's a skier, but it's cool to do something active with him.

I'm an idiot when it comes to gear, but is there anything I should know about boots? I've got a decent board but my boots are cheap and shitty. Was thinking of buying some Vans for some familiarity but I'm only basing that on looks lol.

Most companies make decent boots, Burton, 32, Vans being bigger ones.

Just look at the stiffness you want for the kind of riding you do.

Hard-charging/carving=stiffer, jibbing=softer.

A lot of companies make different speed-lacing systems. Ones where they tighten the whole boot at once (like a single Boa dial) can be uncomfortable, look for systems where you can tighten the top and bottom separately.

Or just use lace-ups, I still do.

Make sure the boots fit snug while wearing thin socks, but allow wiggle room for the toes. Check that your heel is snug and doesnít lift when you rock onto your toes.

Good luck
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on October 24, 2019, 06:58:34 AM
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I think I'm gonna try to go snowboarding at least a few times this winter. I went once with my dad this past winter and honestly had a lot of fun. He's a skier, but it's cool to do something active with him.

I'm an idiot when it comes to gear, but is there anything I should know about boots? I've got a decent board but my boots are cheap and shitty. Was thinking of buying some Vans for some familiarity but I'm only basing that on looks lol.
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Most companies make decent boots, Burton, 32, Vans being bigger ones.

Just look at the stiffness you want for the kind of riding you do.

Hard-charging/carving=stiffer, jibbing=softer.

A lot of companies make different speed-lacing systems. Ones where they tighten the whole boot at once (like a single Boa dial) can be uncomfortable, look for systems where you can tighten the top and bottom separately.

Or just use lace-ups, I still do.

Make sure the boots fit snug while wearing thin socks, but allow wiggle room for the toes. Check that your heel is snug and doesnít lift when you rock onto your toes.

Good luck

Big fan of the 32 lashed, but you might want something a little bit stiffer as the lashed advertises as a medium flex but mine are a touch softer than medium Iíd say. You could try the 32 edit: TM two, which is a good boot you could find marked down and is a little stiffer but wonít be terrible for park laps.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Buck Bundy on October 27, 2019, 11:04:44 PM
I think I told this in another snowboarding thread, but Iíll leave this here. I was in 7th-8th grade when a place called Raging Buffalo snowboard park opened. It was a small hill with a tow rope and supposedly the first snowboard only park. This was 93 or 94 so it was fucking rad to have a hill with some jumps and rails. The first few years it was open were pretty insane when I look back on it. Lots of smoking in the parking lot, on the hill, and drinking. People would hang out from open to close. There was a small building that served as a lodge so it was a lot like being at a skatepark. Which is why I liked it so much. Good times just being a kid and fucking around in the snow all day. I had a pass till I was 16 and by then I was over getting absolutely worked on the midwestern ice we called snow. Snowboarding was fun as fuck as a kid, but I went for the first time in a decade last year and it sucked. Everything hurt and it was cold as fuck.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: ohnowisee on October 29, 2019, 06:22:06 AM
I think I told this in another snowboarding thread, but Iíll leave this here. I was in 7th-8th grade when a place called Raging Buffalo snowboard park opened. It was a small hill with a tow rope and supposedly the first snowboard only park. This was 93 or 94 so it was fucking rad to have a hill with some jumps and rails. The first few years it was open were pretty insane when I look back on it. Lots of smoking in the parking lot, on the hill, and drinking. People would hang out from open to close. There was a small building that served as a lodge so it was a lot like being at a skatepark. Which is why I liked it so much. Good times just being a kid and fucking around in the snow all day. I had a pass till I was 16 and by then I was over getting absolutely worked on the midwestern ice we called snow. Snowboarding was fun as fuck as a kid, but I went for the first time in a decade last year and it sucked. Everything hurt and it was cold as fuck.

Raging Buffalo was wild. I went there a couple of times, but always went up to Wilmot instead. Something about snowboarding on an old icey trash pile. Now Vail owns them
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: beatifk on October 30, 2019, 12:45:43 AM
I'm finally buying my dream snowboard that I've wanted since I was a kid (GNU skidder) but don't know shit about snowboard gear these days... What bindings and boots should I look at?

I grew up snowboarding in the early 90s so I'm used to very soft jibby boards even on groomed runs and powder and backcountry they feel best to me. So I assume a softer binding would work for me, but I don't know. Also, don't know what the current "trend" is. I've never tried rear entry bindings, are they good? Anything else I should look for? I'm ordering the board online, but I maybe will go look at bindings in person and certainly boots I need to try on. I'm not rich, but rich enough to consider snowboarding as a hobby.

Any advice would be swell.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on October 30, 2019, 01:20:57 PM
I'm finally buying my dream snowboard that I've wanted since I was a kid (GNU skidder) but don't know shit about snowboard gear these days... What bindings and boots should I look at?

I grew up snowboarding in the early 90s so I'm used to very soft jibby boards even on groomed runs and powder and backcountry they feel best to me. So I assume a softer binding would work for me, but I don't know. Also, don't know what the current "trend" is. I've never tried rear entry bindings, are they good? Anything else I should look for? I'm ordering the board online, but I maybe will go look at bindings in person and certainly boots I need to try on. I'm not rich, but rich enough to consider snowboarding as a hobby.

Any advice would be swell.

Union contact pro is pretty good for what you like and probably a best bang for your buck binding.

I had rear entry bindings before and still did the straps instead if that means anything to you.


In other news... I really liked this part. It was a fun edit with a great smog song and I felt like they really gave you insight into how Gus operates. That corner wall ride was a tribute to Jason Adams too.

http://youtu.be/4kJPzVxWYBY

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on October 30, 2019, 04:26:08 PM
I'm finally buying my dream snowboard that I've wanted since I was a kid (GNU skidder) but don't know shit about snowboard gear these days... What bindings and boots should I look at?

I grew up snowboarding in the early 90s so I'm used to very soft jibby boards even on groomed runs and powder and backcountry they feel best to me. So I assume a softer binding would work for me, but I don't know. Also, don't know what the current "trend" is. I've never tried rear entry bindings, are they good? Anything else I should look for? I'm ordering the board online, but I maybe will go look at bindings in person and certainly boots I need to try on. I'm not rich, but rich enough to consider snowboarding as a hobby.

Any advice would be swell.

Do not buy rear entry (Flow brand) bindings. They are too stiff when you land and pinch unless you have overly stiff boots which most skaters do not like.

I would go with Burton bindings and a Burton deck. My buddy has Burton toe strap bindings and he can ride all day w/o foot pinch.

Burton bindings only go with Burton boards so if you are set on GNU then go with another toe strap system.

I have Vans boots and they are great. I have the BOA system but it pops loose at times so go with lace up Vans.

Or, you could buy a snow skate

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/b6/8d/96/b68d965a99e1f28df41039ef7f442c87--snowboards-skiing.jpg)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on October 31, 2019, 01:08:36 PM
If you are getting a snow skate get an ambition
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: nooky on October 31, 2019, 02:32:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx0Un5voKu4

two planks are better than one
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on October 31, 2019, 03:11:33 PM
Skiing = rollerblading
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on October 31, 2019, 07:34:07 PM
I'm finally buying my dream snowboard that I've wanted since I was a kid (GNU skidder) but don't know shit about snowboard gear these days... What bindings and boots should I look at?

I grew up snowboarding in the early 90s so I'm used to very soft jibby boards even on groomed runs and powder and backcountry they feel best to me. So I assume a softer binding would work for me, but I don't know. Also, don't know what the current "trend" is. I've never tried rear entry bindings, are they good? Anything else I should look for? I'm ordering the board online, but I maybe will go look at bindings in person and certainly boots I need to try on. I'm not rich, but rich enough to consider snowboarding as a hobby.

Any advice would be swell.

Most manufacturers make decent bindings and boots these days. Even RIDE, haha ( they had the worst baseless bindings back in the day).

But everything will be stiffer than you remember. Even the soft stuff. But itís better that way, youíll have much better response.

Very solid go-tos for boots would be low-end Burtons or 32 lashed, whichever fit your feet better.

I use Rome bindings, but Burton make perfectly good ones in all ranges of stiffness. The Ďfreestyleí is still economical and functional. Missions are a step up.

Unions are OK, but I found you really have to crank on them to get a good fit.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: authentic_creed_bratton on November 01, 2019, 10:01:06 AM
Boooooo
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: SKATELYNJENNER on November 14, 2019, 09:54:53 AM
Skiing = rollerblading

Not so much.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on November 20, 2019, 12:57:08 PM
http://youtu.be/wSHVIGvwH-Q
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on November 20, 2019, 08:05:31 PM
Looks like K2 canít afford lift tickets for their riders
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on November 21, 2019, 01:08:29 PM
RIP Jake Burton
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Hash Slinging Slasher on November 21, 2019, 02:31:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYMDJSeSLNg
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: banksandledges on November 21, 2019, 06:17:10 PM
RIP Jake Burton
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on November 21, 2019, 07:59:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYMDJSeSLNg

Thanks for posting. Love anything warbington. Love Radiohead too but the song didnít fit, but that was my only complaint.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: HyenaChaser on November 21, 2019, 10:17:03 PM
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RIP Jake Burton
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Heavy. RIP
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dad_Brains on November 21, 2019, 11:19:56 PM
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RIP Jake Burton
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Heavy. RIP

Yeah big loss. Not sure where it would be without him being at the start of things. Given its 30 degrees (celsius) here itíll be a skate for jake tomorrow instead of heading to the snow
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: tkp on November 23, 2019, 09:18:20 PM
RIP Jake Burton

yea, first snowboard was a burton. this season i've got a full time job so my ski bumming days won't be as abundant. definitely can't wait to smash through some trees on at least 1 or 2 heavy storm powder days.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on November 25, 2019, 05:02:35 AM
I forgot about these two gems that get me wet for winter.

https://youtu.be/-p_Nu4AHM6Q

https://youtu.be/o4PkJab6Mj8
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: WPG on November 26, 2019, 04:18:53 PM
https://youtu.be/Vrv2k813viE
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on December 04, 2019, 01:57:20 PM
Skipping work tomorrow to hit up copper. Woodward terrain are so much better than anything else.

Any ikon pass holders here in CO? Might do epic next year just to switch it up but Woodward tho.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Spacenoid on December 05, 2019, 04:18:51 PM
Just got a Peak Pass.

Also just came across this newer vid of Cardiel earning turns

https://youtu.be/L4NYMoLi0ew
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Get fired up on December 08, 2019, 06:50:23 PM
I forgot about these two gems that get me wet for winter.

https://youtu.be/-p_Nu4AHM6Q

https://youtu.be/o4PkJab6Mj8


Those were sweet, looked super fun. Side hits are the best. 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Get fired up on December 08, 2019, 07:11:49 PM
https://youtu.be/Vrv2k813viE

Nice one, E-man and Brocklebank are the homies.
Known Brin and Don since they were kids, I skate with all these guys regularly. 
Always stoked on the dope shit.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: HyenaChaser on December 09, 2019, 06:08:36 AM
Whatís up with these fish boards people are riding?

Like the legit stubby, swallow tailed boards. Could you ride all mountain with them?

Like I ainít goin backcountry and I donít really go to the park, can I just get my surf on with those even if itís not always fresh powder?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Get fired up on December 09, 2019, 09:45:31 AM
Whatís up with these fish boards people are riding?

Like the legit stubby, swallow tailed boards. Could you ride all mountain with them?

Like I ainít goin backcountry and I donít really go to the park, can I just get my surf on with those even if itís not always fresh powder?

My opinion.  Iíve ridden a couple.

They are amazing in pow for surfy turns, float super well and are easy to ride.  You can stand straight up and donít have lean back. 

They are not good for jumping of any kind with the lack of tail you have no support when you land more on your back foot. Both landing in pow and on more packed snow.   They worked on groomed runs but donít preform and carve like a board with some tail.

They are sweet as a dedicated pow board that you only bring out when it snows but not as your everyday all around rider.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Spacenoid on December 09, 2019, 11:55:31 AM
Whatís up with these fish boards people are riding?

Like the legit stubby, swallow tailed boards. Could you ride all mountain with them?

Like I ainít goin backcountry and I donít really go to the park, can I just get my surf on with those even if itís not always fresh powder?

there seem to be two types of "pow surfer" boards, long and short. the Nitro Cannon seen here is rated well for all-mountain, poor for jibs

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzqofDPh6bS/
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: HyenaChaser on December 09, 2019, 12:23:55 PM
What about something like this? I mean, I know what the manufacturer says, but let me put it this way: I can ride any run but I'm probably about one step away from poser as far as snowboarding is concerned and I just like the looks. So is this just dumb?

(https://nitrousa.com/sites/default/files/styles/portrait_tile_large/public/2019-07/product-views/boards/SQUASH-159-T.png.jpg?itok=8EuwyQNV)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on December 09, 2019, 08:50:37 PM
What about something like this? I mean, I know what the manufacturer says, but let me put it this way: I can ride any run but I'm probably about one step away from poser as far as snowboarding is concerned and I just like the looks. So is this just dumb?

(https://nitrousa.com/sites/default/files/styles/portrait_tile_large/public/2019-07/product-views/boards/SQUASH-159-T.png.jpg?itok=8EuwyQNV)
It will work for powder and hardpack.
Itís a camber board, it should be able to put down some good carves, and itís longer, wider nose/shorter, narrower tail will let you float in pow.

Which is kind of the rage these days, lots of companies are making these

If you donít mind not doing switch, and are not interested in spinning or jibbing, it should be fine.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: potpie on December 17, 2019, 11:28:28 AM
You donít need a powder board to ride powder. Iíve been to mountains in VT with 2ft of fresh powder on a regular all mountain/ park board. Itís a workout on the rear leg but I wasnít spending 20+ days riding fresh powder so it would be pointless to invest in a powder board. If youíre not doing 50% or more of your riding on fresh powder then donít buy one, spend your money on other good equipment and donít skimp on boots.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: shucknjive on December 18, 2019, 10:05:47 AM
we can play in the pro's, man
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Spacenoid on December 19, 2019, 02:17:29 AM
went riding at a hill/ice sheet a few hours away from my house on Tuesday. so hard but so rewarding just getting down greens.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Audrey II on December 19, 2019, 06:44:22 AM
hell yeah bros i love rippin turns on some fresh cord! nothin like goin totally nectar in some pow pow though! Hang loose out there snow bros and get pitted.



Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Snowboardingsbetter on December 19, 2019, 07:21:13 AM
hell yeah bros i love rippin turns on some fresh cord! nothin like goin totally nectar in some pow pow though! Hang loose out there snow bros and get pitted.


My man! Gotta love the perseverance. A rogue admin kooks him into oblivion but does that keep this epic pow surfer down? No way. Even after that public embarrassment my man gets back up on his Roxy Glow 138 takes the training wheels off and busts back in a thread about the best X treme sport.

I gotta give it to you man after that messy focus to come back in here and still act cooler than a group of people for the type of board sport they enjoy is a different type of confidence and Iím all over it.

On wednesdays we wear pink.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Audrey II on December 19, 2019, 07:27:49 AM
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hell yeah bros i love rippin turns on some fresh cord! nothin like goin totally nectar in some pow pow though! Hang loose out there snow bros and get pitted.
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My man! Gotta love the perseverance. A rogue admin kooks him into oblivion but does that keep this epic pow surfer down? No way. Even after that public embarrassment my man gets back up on his Roxy Glow 138 takes the training wheels off and busts back in a thread about the best X treme sport.

I gotta give it to you man after that messy focus to come back in here and still act cooler than a group of people for the type of board sport they enjoy is a different type of confidence and Iím all over it.

On wednesdays we wear pink.

worked on a mountain in breckenridge colorado for a year shooting photos for vail. snowboarded 150 days in a season. ive heard people say that kinda shit daily, if you cant laugh at yourself then youre taking it too seriously.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Snowboardingsbetter on December 19, 2019, 07:38:00 AM
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hell yeah bros i love rippin turns on some fresh cord! nothin like goin totally nectar in some pow pow though! Hang loose out there snow bros and get pitted.
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My man! Gotta love the perseverance. A rogue admin kooks him into oblivion but does that keep this epic pow surfer down? No way. Even after that public embarrassment my man gets back up on his Roxy Glow 138 takes the training wheels off and busts back in a thread about the best X treme sport.

I gotta give it to you man after that messy focus to come back in here and still act cooler than a group of people for the type of board sport they enjoy is a different type of confidence and Iím all over it.

On wednesdays we wear pink.
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worked on a mountain in breckenridge colorado for a year shooting photos for vail. snowboarded 150 days in a season. ive heard people say that kinda shit daily, if you cant laugh at yourself then youre taking it too seriously.

Iím just messing with you baby. I like our back and forth
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Fred Gerwer Frank Gall on December 21, 2019, 10:04:02 AM
Just got a Peak Pass.

Also just came across this newer vid of Cardiel earning turns

https://youtu.be/L4NYMoLi0ew

That was great. Catching some methods... that's got to feel amazing to him at this point...
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: ohnowisee on December 27, 2019, 11:15:58 AM
https://youtu.be/msDK3XK0WDo (https://youtu.be/msDK3XK0WDo)

RIP Jaeger Bailey
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: WPG on December 28, 2019, 03:11:56 PM
https://youtu.be/msDK3XK0WDo (https://youtu.be/msDK3XK0WDo)

RIP Jaeger Bailey

Bummer anyone know what happened?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Spacenoid on December 28, 2019, 04:10:27 PM
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https://youtu.be/msDK3XK0WDo (https://youtu.be/msDK3XK0WDo)

RIP Jaeger Bailey
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Bummer anyone know what happened?
committed suicide.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on December 28, 2019, 08:02:42 PM
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https://youtu.be/msDK3XK0WDo (https://youtu.be/msDK3XK0WDo)

RIP Jaeger Bailey
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Bummer anyone know what happened?
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committed suicide.

Just terrible
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: WPG on January 01, 2020, 05:51:28 PM
got up to Silverstar. So much powder probably one of the best days Iíve had riding! Awful to hear about Jaeger :(
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: tkp on January 02, 2020, 11:29:25 PM
my favorite lift accessed back country line in tahoe stayed fresh everyday during the holidays (snow shit is at the end of the clip)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6jqYutlR9B/
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: delaware county on January 03, 2020, 08:37:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQurG_Yrjz4
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Lukabrazi on January 06, 2020, 02:07:48 PM
https://imgur.com/a/WoVsXV2 - following a buddy thru the trees in CO a few days ago .
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on January 08, 2020, 08:06:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQurG_Yrjz4

Finally got around to watching this and it was such a fun watch. Fred Perry is a mad man

Lukabrazi that looked like such a fun run through the woods man
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Youoverthere on January 09, 2020, 07:45:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQurG_Yrjz4
Somehow this was more exciting than most skatevids. That Phil Hansen dude casually hits fat rails on any board. Plus those border collies are mad cute.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on January 09, 2020, 08:57:14 AM

Thought this was a funny little homie video

http://youtu.be/W2MlBefwirw
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: shucknjive on January 09, 2020, 11:41:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7chDL-cVqU
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Get fired up on January 09, 2020, 09:16:02 PM
Pretty stoked on Austenís new part.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzYaQwaFfJI
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Lukabrazi on January 11, 2020, 01:24:46 PM
https://imgur.com/MEBOATJ
https://imgur.com/06t8JEf

two more clips from yesterday . snowboarding is fun. but it fucking takes such a toll on your body
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Mesteezo on January 11, 2020, 05:01:20 PM
Anybody here use a duck stance? I'm thinking about making the switch because I guess it helps your switch riding? I'm so retarded that I can't toeside carve for shit so I heelside everything, and when I should go toeside I always have to go into switch and turn heelside. On the upside of this, I can bomb down a slope pretty fast going switch.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on January 11, 2020, 05:14:48 PM
Anybody here use a duck stance? I'm thinking about making the switch because I guess it helps your switch riding? I'm so retarded that I can't toeside carve for shit so I heelside everything, and when I should go toeside I always have to go into switch and turn heelside. On the upside of this, I can bomb down a slope pretty fast going switch.

Iím 9, -6 or I might be 6,-6 I forget tbh. But I do it because I ride goofy on a skateboard and regular on a snowboard so I think that may be why switch on a snowboard is a bit easier for me so I like to have the option.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Spacenoid on January 11, 2020, 08:33:23 PM
Anybody here use a duck stance? I'm thinking about making the switch because I guess it helps your switch riding? I'm so retarded that I can't toeside carve for shit so I heelside everything, and when I should go toeside I always have to go into switch and turn heelside. On the upside of this, I can bomb down a slope pretty fast going switch.

I ride +16, -16. Definitely, if you plan to be riding switch go duck. A good tip for going toeside is to look to the top of the hill as you engage your edge completely
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on January 11, 2020, 09:44:31 PM
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Anybody here use a duck stance? I'm thinking about making the switch because I guess it helps your switch riding? I'm so retarded that I can't toeside carve for shit so I heelside everything, and when I should go toeside I always have to go into switch and turn heelside. On the upside of this, I can bomb down a slope pretty fast going switch.
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I ride +16, -16. Definitely, if you plan to be riding switch go duck. A good tip for going toeside is to look to the top of the hill as you engage your edge completely

Damn! Thatís pretty ducky lol
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on January 11, 2020, 09:58:46 PM
Anybody here use a duck stance? I'm thinking about making the switch because I guess it helps your switch riding? I'm so retarded that I can't toeside carve for shit so I heelside everything, and when I should go toeside I always have to go into switch and turn heelside. On the upside of this, I can bomb down a slope pretty fast going switch.

Im at 15 / -12. Its close enough to twin where switch isnt weird.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Mesteezo on January 12, 2020, 11:19:44 AM
Damn I never realized all the different combinations of angles people use. I was thinking about starting off with +15/-15, so I'll start from there and adjust based on feel. Any of you guys with bad knees have any recommendations?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: ohnowisee on January 12, 2020, 12:36:28 PM
https://youtu.be/Q0tm_SWU4-s (https://youtu.be/Q0tm_SWU4-s)

Jeremy Jones is always doing the most interesting stuff.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: authentic_creed_bratton on January 12, 2020, 02:56:25 PM
+24 +3 babyyyyy
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: straight on January 12, 2020, 07:13:40 PM
went snowboarding yesterday and learned switch 540 boardslides . im not sure what itís actually called but your like spinning while sliding and itís fun as fuck
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Spacenoid on January 12, 2020, 09:59:32 PM
went snowboarding yesterday and learned switch 540 boardslides . im not sure what itís actually called but your like spinning while sliding and itís fun as fuck

like spinning on a box/flat feature? fuckin tight, forget the name but it looks mad fun
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Lukabrazi on January 13, 2020, 03:17:26 PM
Damn I never realized all the different combinations of angles people use. I was thinking about starting off with +15/-15, so I'll start from there and adjust based on feel. Any of you guys with bad knees have any recommendations?

I had something less than -15 for my backfoot and when I finally changed to -15 it was amazing relief on my knees.

I ride powder specific directional board most of the time, but I can still pop 180's , so I like -15 for my backfoot and keep my front around +18
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on January 14, 2020, 04:30:57 AM
Damn I never realized all the different combinations of angles people use. I was thinking about starting off with +15/-15, so I'll start from there and adjust based on feel. Any of you guys with bad knees have any recommendations?

Iíve ridden 15/-15 for about 25 years, last year experimented with 18/-12. Iíll try full positives this year on my stiff board.

Just do what feels right for your knees. It may be less stance than how you are twisting your body.

As for toeside, you gotta learn that shit sooner or later. Make it sooner.

You might have had a bad experience with it that put you off, but if thatís the case, it gets easier.

As you snowboard, gently roll from your heels to your toes on the bottoms of your feet as you turn.

Do it gently at first, and as you go onto your toes, have the feeling of twisting your toes (in your boots) uphill.

When you start turning onto your heels, gently roll onto them and then twist your feet in your boots so that your toes point back  downhill, and you do ĎCí shaped turns.

Try to feel this more with the feet than with the upper body (although your head should be looking ahead through the turn)

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Mesteezo on January 14, 2020, 01:09:52 PM
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Damn I never realized all the different combinations of angles people use. I was thinking about starting off with +15/-15, so I'll start from there and adjust based on feel. Any of you guys with bad knees have any recommendations?
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Iíve ridden 15/-15 for about 25 years, last year experimented with 18/-12. Iíll try full positives this year on my stiff board.

Just do what feels right for your knees. It may be less stance than how you are twisting your body.

As for toeside, you gotta learn that shit sooner or later. Make it sooner.

You might have had a bad experience with it that put you off, but if thatís the case, it gets easier.

As you snowboard, gently roll from your heels to your toes on the bottoms of your feet as you turn.

Do it gently at first, and as you go onto your toes, have the feeling of twisting your toes (in your boots) uphill.

When you start turning onto your heels, gently roll onto them and then twist your feet in your boots so that your toes point back  downhill, and you do ĎCí shaped turns.

Try to feel this more with the feet than with the upper body (although your head should be looking ahead through the turn)

Hope that helps.

Cheers for the tips. Currently at sugar bowl right now and this +15/-15 has felt super good so far, especially for my switch. My toeside has gotten totally better as well, but still having commitment issues on steeper terrain but I guess that comes with practice. Now my main problem is getting out of powder, I spend a good chunk of time getting stuck in powder and exert a lot of energy trying to get out
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on January 14, 2020, 05:04:08 PM
I checked my setup is 9,-9. You guys convinced me to change my park board to 15,-15
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Get fired up on January 14, 2020, 08:58:32 PM
18, -5.   I find if I duck my back foot out more it makes it harder to charge in powder. And my back knee starts to hurt. 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: metsuri on January 15, 2020, 02:19:09 AM
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Anybody here use a duck stance? I'm thinking about making the switch because I guess it helps your switch riding? I'm so retarded that I can't toeside carve for shit so I heelside everything, and when I should go toeside I always have to go into switch and turn heelside. On the upside of this, I can bomb down a slope pretty fast going switch.
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Iím 9, -6 or I might be 6,-6 I forget tbh. But I do it because I ride goofy on a skateboard and regular on a snowboard so I think that may be why switch on a snowboard is a bit easier for me so I like to have the option.

Can you please explain this to me, how is this possible? They're both boards, how come you decide to ride them in different stances? I think this is the craziest thing but it turns out it's not as rare and crazy as I thought it was. There are quite a few people who do this.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on January 15, 2020, 02:20:45 AM
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Damn I never realized all the different combinations of angles people use. I was thinking about starting off with +15/-15, so I'll start from there and adjust based on feel. Any of you guys with bad knees have any recommendations?
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I’ve ridden 15/-15 for about 25 years, last year experimented with 18/-12. I’ll try full positives this year on my stiff board.

Just do what feels right for your knees. It may be less stance than how you are twisting your body.

As for toeside, you gotta learn that shit sooner or later. Make it sooner.

You might have had a bad experience with it that put you off, but if that’s the case, it gets easier.

As you snowboard, gently roll from your heels to your toes on the bottoms of your feet as you turn.

Do it gently at first, and as you go onto your toes, have the feeling of twisting your toes (in your boots) uphill.

When you start turning onto your heels, gently roll onto them and then twist your feet in your boots so that your toes point back  downhill, and you do ‘C’ shaped turns.

Try to feel this more with the feet than with the upper body (although your head should be looking ahead through the turn)

Hope that helps.
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Cheers for the tips. Currently at sugar bowl right now and this +15/-15 has felt super good so far, especially for my switch. My toeside has gotten totally better as well, but still having commitment issues on steeper terrain but I guess that comes with practice. Now my main problem is getting out of powder, I spend a good chunk of time getting stuck in powder and exert a lot of energy trying to get out

No problem. I’ve been instructing for about 18 seasons.

If you imagine your turn as a full “c”  and break your turn up into quarters, people who are comfortable on one edge can change edges in the first quarter of the turn.

People on their uncomfortable side don’t usually change edges until the 2nd quarter. This leads to a bunch of problems: the turn can get bigger, you pick up speed, and you only really get on your new edge late in the turn.

Try doing turns where you go across the slope , do a full ‘c’, and end up coming back across. Try to change your edges as early as possible and ride the new edge thru the whole turn, esp on your weak (toe) side


As for powder, go fast and don’t stop
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: ok boomer on January 15, 2020, 11:57:11 AM
Haven't seen in years but this video blew my mind back in the day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbxdjB03xr8
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on January 15, 2020, 12:32:43 PM
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Anybody here use a duck stance? I'm thinking about making the switch because I guess it helps your switch riding? I'm so retarded that I can't toeside carve for shit so I heelside everything, and when I should go toeside I always have to go into switch and turn heelside. On the upside of this, I can bomb down a slope pretty fast going switch.
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Iím 9, -6 or I might be 6,-6 I forget tbh. But I do it because I ride goofy on a skateboard and regular on a snowboard so I think that may be why switch on a snowboard is a bit easier for me so I like to have the option.
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Can you please explain this to me, how is this possible? They're both boards, how come you decide to ride them in different stances? I think this is the craziest thing but it turns out it's not as rare and crazy as I thought it was. There are quite a few people who do this.

I donít know lol. I always just chalked it up to my right foot being my dominant foot, so I want it carrying the most amount of work.

I donít know if this contributed to it but I broke my left foot when I was 6 and then had problems with that ankle ever since. I used to deal with left ankle sprains constantly so my left ankle has less mobility. But to be honest when you first start snowboarding and you can only falling leaf i just felt more comfortable regular. I probably couldíve learned either way though because like I said Iím pretty good switch and I never really had to work at it.


It gets even weirder because Iím not really that good at backside tricks on a skateboard and do most stuff frontside, but on a snowboard I do most stuff backside regular and most stuff frontside goofy

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: metsuri on January 16, 2020, 12:04:36 AM
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Anybody here use a duck stance? I'm thinking about making the switch because I guess it helps your switch riding? I'm so retarded that I can't toeside carve for shit so I heelside everything, and when I should go toeside I always have to go into switch and turn heelside. On the upside of this, I can bomb down a slope pretty fast going switch.
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Iím 9, -6 or I might be 6,-6 I forget tbh. But I do it because I ride goofy on a skateboard and regular on a snowboard so I think that may be why switch on a snowboard is a bit easier for me so I like to have the option.
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Can you please explain this to me, how is this possible? They're both boards, how come you decide to ride them in different stances? I think this is the craziest thing but it turns out it's not as rare and crazy as I thought it was. There are quite a few people who do this.
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I donít know lol. I always just chalked it up to my right foot being my dominant foot, so I want it carrying the most amount of work.

I donít know if this contributed to it but I broke my left foot when I was 6 and then had problems with that ankle ever since. I used to deal with left ankle sprains constantly so my left ankle has less mobility. But to be honest when you first start snowboarding and you can only falling leaf i just felt more comfortable regular. I probably couldíve learned either way though because like I said Iím pretty good switch and I never really had to work at it.


It gets even weirder because Iím not really that good at backside tricks on a skateboard and do most stuff frontside, but on a snowboard I do most stuff backside regular and most stuff frontside goofy

Yeah, maybe there's not that much difference for you which way you're going. I'm really set on regular and switch has always felt just that, "the wrong way" as we use to call it back in the day.

I find that super-fascinating that it works like that for some people. I remember Jussi Oksanen being the first person I saw do that. We'd skate the same spots back in early nineties and he skates goofy. Then I saw one of his snowboard videoparts and was blown away that he rides regular.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sometimeperhaps on January 19, 2020, 06:30:07 AM
I also fall into that category. I skateboard goofy and snowboard regular. No idea why, and I started both around the same age. I'm trying to think back if my friends older brother who taught be how to skateboard was goofy. Maybe I was just trying to replicate him?

Also that's cool you used to skate with Jussi. I've always been a fan of his. I know he had some flatground footage in one of the old Robot Food videos. Seems like he had a pretty decent bag of tricks.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: rusty knees on January 21, 2020, 05:28:37 PM
I still ride a Type A 152 danny way board
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: off on January 23, 2020, 01:05:26 AM
I also fall into that category. I skateboard goofy and snowboard regular. No idea why, and I started both around the same age. I'm trying to think back if my friends older brother who taught be how to skateboard was goofy. Maybe I was just trying to replicate him?

Also that's cool you used to skate with Jussi. I've always been a fan of his. I know he had some flatground footage in one of the old Robot Food videos. Seems like he had a pretty decent bag of tricks.

you gotta have a nasty switch game whether its skate or snow
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Spacenoid on January 23, 2020, 09:37:23 AM
I also fall into that category. I skateboard goofy and snowboard regular. No idea why, and I started both around the same age. I'm trying to think back if my friends older brother who taught be how to skateboard was goofy. Maybe I was just trying to replicate him?

Also that's cool you used to skate with Jussi. I've always been a fan of his. I know he had some flatground footage in one of the old Robot Food videos. Seems like he had a pretty decent bag of tricks.

Jed Anderson is also like this. "normal" stance for skating is regular, snowboards goofy.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: shucknjive on January 24, 2020, 09:14:46 AM
Jack Wack
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on February 15, 2020, 04:19:04 PM
Fuck I bought a new arbor westmark and after 10 days it started to delaminate. Super bummed. Just ordered a niche knew on a heavy discount to ride while I wait for arbors warranty department to get back to me.

But that snowstorm last weekend was fucking crazy at copper Mountain. Never seen so much powder. I had to dig myself out of the trees a few times, it was past waist deep. Amazing.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 26, 2020, 05:20:15 AM
Sounds nice, we are having the worst year on record in Japan.

It sucks for riding and my instructing job, but will be worse for Tokyo this summer when there wonít be any snowpack to feed the cityís water supply.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Davethedavedave on March 01, 2020, 12:01:15 AM
I like this
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on March 08, 2020, 09:51:07 PM
Rumor is adidas snowboarding is coming to an end.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Hash Slinging Slasher on March 13, 2020, 10:11:20 AM
Rumor is adidas snowboarding is coming to an end.
source? sucks if true, but after nike bailed i'm not surprised. jed really can't win with these corpo boot sponsors, eh?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on March 15, 2020, 10:09:19 AM
why did I not see this thread before?
seeing Cardiel back on a snowboard was epic. Incredible after what he's been through.

I barely skate anymore, except for some city cruising, but I still snowboard in the Alps every year. Not too often unfortunately cause I live far away. I keep it old school and ride with positive 21 / 3 angles, like Haakonsen back in the day. Duck stance seems to hurt my knees just looking at it.

Finally.....This series gets me so hyped! Side Hits Euphoria3!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRruzeLwB-o
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on March 17, 2020, 06:42:19 PM
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Rumor is adidas snowboarding is coming to an end.
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source? sucks if true, but after nike bailed i'm not surprised. jed really can't win with these corpo boot sponsors, eh?

Was listening to the snowboard project and mark sullivan made a joke about someone getting on adidas and then the other guy said thatís impossible now and mark said oh ya cause theyíre supposedly done right and then they just moved on. I heard that rumor one other place but canít remember.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on March 18, 2020, 03:12:39 AM
Iíve had a shit back since last February, and only now is it feeling good enough to actually rip a bit.

It felt so nice to let loose a bit again in some decent snow (itís been the worst winter on record where i am) and spin a few 3s.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Willie on March 18, 2020, 07:02:42 PM
This thread makes me want a new snowboard. Iím still rocking some mid 1990ís 165 Sims that must weigh 15 lbs. I broke out my early 90ís no-sidecut skis because they were less punishing on my knees on the lift.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: authentic_creed_bratton on March 18, 2020, 09:50:21 PM
all resorts on mount hood are closed until further notice. thats no fun
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Hash Slinging Slasher on March 18, 2020, 11:05:37 PM
all resorts on mount hood are closed until further notice. thats no fun
hike em buddy
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on March 19, 2020, 08:21:33 AM
This thread makes me want a new snowboard. Iím still rocking some mid 1990ís 165 Sims that must weigh 15 lbs. I broke out my early 90ís no-sidecut skis because they were less punishing on my knees on the lift.

Do it. Shit is much easier to ride, especially boots and bindings.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on March 19, 2020, 08:30:34 AM
Been thinking of treating myself to a new deck. Looking to get a short/wide thinking it will feel more like skateboarding. I ride in the Poconos and Catskills so not much powder to speak of. Have my eyes on this deck

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTypU6xyXxU0ZNU8aA8QwJWIVtmtKVr6Xx1OJepwT3zOLT3Y42t)

Should I pull the trigger?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: pointandclick on March 19, 2020, 09:00:01 AM
Been thinking of treating myself to a new deck. Looking to get a short/wide thinking it will feel more like skateboarding. I ride in the Poconos and Catskills so not much powder to speak of. Have my eyes on this deck

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTypU6xyXxU0ZNU8aA8QwJWIVtmtKVr6Xx1OJepwT3zOLT3Y42t)

Should I pull the trigger?
the ride warpig is very similar, i have one and its very fun.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on March 19, 2020, 10:03:26 AM
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Been thinking of treating myself to a new deck. Looking to get a short/wide thinking it will feel more like skateboarding. I ride in the Poconos and Catskills so not much powder to speak of. Have my eyes on this deck

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTypU6xyXxU0ZNU8aA8QwJWIVtmtKVr6Xx1OJepwT3zOLT3Y42t)

Should I pull the trigger?
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the ride warpig is very similar, i have one and its very fun.

Dying to try the warpig heard itís so much fun
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: authentic_creed_bratton on March 19, 2020, 10:08:37 AM
i have a k2 87 and its the most fun board iíve ridden. i want to try more of the k2s, and the warpig too. go short, fat, and camber, so much fun in all conditions   (https://images.evo.com/imgp/700/121051/489199/k2-eighty-seven-snowboard-2018-.jpg)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on March 19, 2020, 10:13:59 AM
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This thread makes me want a new snowboard. Iím still rocking some mid 1990ís 165 Sims that must weigh 15 lbs. I broke out my early 90ís no-sidecut skis because they were less punishing on my knees on the lift.
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Do it. Shit is much easier to ride, especially boots and bindings.

True. I used to have a freeride-orientated board, but 3 years ago I bought a Salomon Assassin and I've had so much fun on it. It's an all-mountain freestyle board and it made ollies and all switch/freestyle stuff so much more fun. and if you have a 165 Sims....man prepare to get your mind blown by the new gear. Even modern clothes I find to be so good compared to the 90's shit. We always used to get cold and wet, not anymore.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTWXk1IT-SP4LSblNrLms5IJylC5SVcYgoYvClP3bAwAm6Mq8Ct)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Surf The Earth on April 16, 2020, 10:55:40 AM
A snowboard podcast!!!! Bout time. Hosted by Grenier of all people! i hope more episodes continue to come.

first guess, none other than one of the oGs Justin Bennee


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRxS8wszF30&t=254s



ENJOY
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: metsuri on April 20, 2020, 04:04:49 AM
A snowboard podcast!!!! Bout time. Hosted by Grenier of all people! i hope more episodes continue to come.

first guess, none other than one of the oGs Justin Bennee


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRxS8wszF30&t=254s



ENJOY

This was pretty good. There are other decent ones too: AIRTIME is good and I like BOARD BAG STUDIO by Jesse Paul as well, although that's not very frequent and it deals a lot with recovering from injuries and health issues but I found that interest too.

I like podcasts that are hosted by current pros, them interviewing their peers makes it obviously more interesting.

I'm kind of new to snowboarding, this was my 2nd season and I've found it strange that snowboarding is so scattered, in a way. I'm actively following snowboarding and all the timeI'm discovering a bunch of stuff and people I've never heard of. There is no SLAP in snowboarding, I guess that's the reason. Or I just haven't found it.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on April 20, 2020, 04:23:56 AM
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A snowboard podcast!!!! Bout time. Hosted by Grenier of all people! i hope more episodes continue to come.

first guess, none other than one of the oGs Justin Bennee


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRxS8wszF30&t=254s



ENJOY
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This was pretty good. There are other decent ones too: AIRTIME is good and I like BOARD BAG STUDIO by Jesse Paul as well, although that's not very frequent and it deals a lot with recovering from injuries and health issues but I found that interest too.

I like podcasts that are hosted by current pros, them interviewing their peers makes it obviously more interesting.

I'm kind of new to snowboarding, this was my 2nd season and I've found it strange that snowboarding is so scattered, in a way. I'm actively following snowboarding and all the timeI'm discovering a bunch of stuff and people I've never heard of. There is no SLAP in snowboarding, I guess that's the reason. Or I just haven't found it.

Best snowboard on insta is a 90ís pro called Cad Otterstrom. The dude is a workhorse getting clips daily and he still shreds harder than most.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on April 20, 2020, 09:58:29 AM
The not snowboarding podcast is pretty good.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Basingstoke on April 21, 2020, 06:16:17 PM
Not so many current snowboarders, but still a good listen from a North Van local.

FNRad podcast

https://www.buzzsprout.com/277361
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: metsuri on April 23, 2020, 01:50:27 AM
Not so many current snowboarders, but still a good listen from a North Van local.

FNRad podcast

https://www.buzzsprout.com/277361

I've listened to a few episodes with people I'd heard of before haha. Definitely some good stuff but there's also so much wack shit in snowboarding that I have no interest in. But I love learning more and finding the cool shit.

Have to check out Not Snowboarding.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: j....soy..... on April 30, 2020, 10:33:50 PM
I've seen Shredjesus around a bunch, I heard his voice and totally knew it was the guy.  He's buds with Alex Chalmers, I hope he finds his way onto the pod as some point. 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Willie on May 01, 2020, 08:34:32 AM
Thinking about buying some gear in the off season.

Do I need new boots and bindings? Currently have mid 90ís Vans boots and Vision(!) bindings. The boots arenít uncomfortable or cold. In what way has that gear improved?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: trash on May 01, 2020, 02:18:20 PM
Loosely related to above.. What are some board brands that warrant support over others? I'd like to get my next board from something rider-owned similar to how I would buy a skate deck. I don't follow the snowboard industry so open to any recommendations.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dopethrone on May 01, 2020, 02:24:23 PM
Loosely related to above.. What are some board brands that warrant support over others? I'd like to get my next board from something rider-owned similar to how I would buy a skate deck. I don't follow the snowboard industry so open to any recommendations.

Plenty of choice. The big ones are nitro (they do a lot for snowboarding, the community and they have probably the best team) k2 snowboards another company that's been around for a long time also make skis ( take what you want with that) burton probably the biggest company more of a corporate company sort of like Element. Companies I'm stoked on are Korua a Swiss company fairly low key, give them a Google very nice videos. Dinosaurs will die started out in bc. Capita very economical company with a very 'green' factory in Austria they also make a fair few other brands boards there.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on May 01, 2020, 08:03:37 PM
Thinking about buying some gear in the off season.

Do I need new boots and bindings? Currently have mid 90ís Vans boots and Vision(!) bindings. The boots arenít uncomfortable or cold. In what way has that gear improved?

Stiffer, better response. You can go faster and harder (but tweak less).

And same with the bindings. Definitely upgrade the bindings.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on May 01, 2020, 08:06:03 PM
Loosely related to above.. What are some board brands that warrant support over others? I'd like to get my next board from something rider-owned similar to how I would buy a skate deck. I don't follow the snowboard industry so open to any recommendations.

Snowboards that are made in factories with actual snowboarders making them would Mervin Manufacturing (Lib Tech, Gnu) and Smokin.
Smoking is a smaller company with a 3-year warranty and solid boards.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Get fired up on May 02, 2020, 02:43:16 PM

You can go wrong with Lib-Tech and Gnu.
I would also support DWD and Capita. 

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: j....soy..... on May 02, 2020, 11:12:35 PM
I've had food luck w burton bindings in that the parts are easily replaceable.  Boards....I just learned what camber was two years ago....

If you're a 90's guy?  Bindings are now way better....boots are crazy stiff....
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on May 03, 2020, 11:03:13 AM
I might have already said this in this thread but if you need bindings Iíd just go with union contact pros. It will save your bank account a bit and itís just a good basic binding. And you canít go wrong with the vans standard hi pro again itís a cheaper boot that does more than get the job done.
 

As far as boards are concerned Iíll echo everyone else and say capita or gnu


Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: trash on May 03, 2020, 12:02:34 PM
Thanks for the suggestion boys, I'll look at all of the above. Out of curiosity, what happened to TechNine? Everyone at the park I rode at (~11 years ago) used to hype up their shit, but the reviews I've read online make it seem like it's not the same brand.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on May 03, 2020, 03:14:24 PM
Them and their gangsta schtick ended a while ago. If they are still around, its by making cheap Chinese boards and gangsta wear for asian markets.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: metsuri on May 03, 2020, 10:54:08 PM
I might have already said this in this thread but if you need bindings Iíd just go with union contact pros. It will save your bank account a bit and itís just a good basic binding. And you canít go wrong with the vans standard hi pro again itís a cheaper boot that does more than get the job done.
 

As far as boards are concerned Iíll echo everyone else and say capita or gnu

My boards are Capita and Spring Break (manufactured by Capita) with Union contact pros, very happy with those. I'd probably get Vans hi standards but I wanna support my friend's shop and he carries Thirty Two so that's my choice of boot. No complaints there either, can easily wear them all day.

I had a over 20 year break in snowboarding, my previous set up was from early 90's and I must say, getting new, proper gear, it makes a world of difference. Compared to old gear, current equipment is so comfortable, light, the boards are easy to ride, the riding experience is just so much better. Definitely upgrade your gear.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Spacenoid on May 04, 2020, 04:42:57 AM
Loosely related to above.. What are some board brands that warrant support over others? I'd like to get my next board from something rider-owned similar to how I would buy a skate deck. I don't follow the snowboard industry so open to any recommendations.

You have a lot of choice with rider owned brands. Brands already mentioned like Lib Tech/GNU and Capita are good choices. Big into Bataleon and Lobster (Helgason bros brand), they both feature Triple Base Technology which seems to have a lot of benefits for park rats/skaters on snow. Arbor also makes skateboards and they seem to have nice offerings, Westmark is pretty popular. DC Snowboards seem to have a cult following, the PBJ and House of Powder are cool. Rome SDS is generally considered good, I will note that not everyone likes the feel (seen many mixed reviews) YES, Signal, and Smokin also come to mind. All brands where the rep is good enough for me to buy a deck.

Although I gotta say, the "corporate"'/"ski" brands also make really good boards. Nobody will think you're less "core" for supporting an actual board shop that happens to carry the Ride Twinpig or Salomon Huck Knife (two highly rated park boards if that's your thing).
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on May 04, 2020, 07:06:06 AM
Loosely related to above.. What are some board brands that warrant support over others? I'd like to get my next board from something rider-owned similar to how I would buy a skate deck. I don't follow the snowboard industry so open to any recommendations.

the angry snowboarder does live streams a few days a week where you can tell him your stats and what you are looking for and he will give some recommendations.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: metsuri on May 04, 2020, 02:34:58 PM
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Loosely related to above.. What are some board brands that warrant support over others? I'd like to get my next board from something rider-owned similar to how I would buy a skate deck. I don't follow the snowboard industry so open to any recommendations.
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You have a lot of choice with rider owned brands. Brands already mentioned like Lib Tech/GNU and Capita are good choices. Big into Bataleon and Lobster (Helgason bros brand), they both feature Triple Base Technology which seems to have a lot of benefits for park rats/skaters on snow. Arbor also makes skateboards and they seem to have nice offerings, Westmark is pretty popular. DC Snowboards seem to have a cult following, the PBJ and House of Powder are cool. Rome SDS is generally considered good, I will note that not everyone likes the feel (seen many mixed reviews) YES, Signal, and Smokin also come to mind. All brands where the rep is good enough for me to buy a deck.

Although I gotta say, the "corporate"'/"ski" brands also make really good boards. Nobody will think you're less "core" for supporting an actual board shop that happens to carry the Ride Twinpig or Salomon Huck Knife (two highly rated park boards if that's your thing).

I rode the Ride Warpig for about a month this winter, borrowed it from a friend and that board is super fun. Wide, very easy to ride, apparently some say that's as close to skating as you can get. It's ugly as fuck but I loved that board.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: authentic_creed_bratton on November 07, 2020, 08:19:01 PM
my wife and i are going 100% backcountry this year due to covid fucking shit up. just gotta pick up one more sled. hyped


 (https://i.ibb.co/Qv0vQQk/05-FB37-FE-CC72-4-DCD-B019-06-E1-FFC6-D5-F5.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Qv0vQQk)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: igrindtwinkies on November 08, 2020, 02:43:18 AM
After 10 years off a snowboard, I bought a season pass this year to our small local hill.  The culture is kinda kooky, but I always had a ton of fun out doing it.  I still have most of my shit from when I was younger, so it didn't cost me too much in the end.

Also, "Street" snowboarding is the weirdest fucking thing.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skatebeard on November 08, 2020, 06:25:20 AM
I've been snowboarding about 15 years but semi retired at the start of this year after another concussion which took months to shake off.

Timing was about right as a 2 week trip to park city in March got shitcanned by CV19, they closed the resort the day I was due to fly out from the UK.

No Euro trips booked for this winter for the first time in 15 years, combination of CV19 and not being quite sure where I'm going with snowboarding now I'm transitioning out of riding park.

All of that was pretty instrumental in me getting back on a skateboard after 10 years off though, so silver linings and all that.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on November 08, 2020, 07:32:10 AM
my wife and i are going 100% backcountry this year due to covid fucking shit up. just gotta pick up one more sled. hyped


 (https://i.ibb.co/Qv0vQQk/05-FB37-FE-CC72-4-DCD-B019-06-E1-FFC6-D5-F5.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Qv0vQQk)

if the arbor westmark rocker 154 mw looks good to you i have a 20/21 new in plastic for sale. PM if interested.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Croquet temper on November 09, 2020, 07:12:01 AM
I started snowboarding a couple of years after I started skating. I never really tried to do tricks on a snowboard, just cruising and fulfilling the need for speed. It's also a great way to keep yourself upbeat during the winter. I haven't been in a while, but that's gotta change. I pay almost no attention to pro snowboarding.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Surf The Earth on November 09, 2020, 09:16:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO5TbSNbMXc&t=1s


GREAT VID
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Hash Slinging Slasher on November 09, 2020, 10:09:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO5TbSNbMXc&t=1s


GREAT VID
this too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lCRyvCZnmY&ab_channel=GriffinSiebert
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: jerrygurneyscream on November 09, 2020, 01:00:54 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO5TbSNbMXc&t=1s


GREAT VID
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this too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lCRyvCZnmY&ab_channel=GriffinSiebert

Cooper is my dude, those dudes always putting out quality material
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: waltercronkite on November 10, 2020, 04:08:27 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO5TbSNbMXc&t=1s


GREAT VID
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this too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lCRyvCZnmY&ab_channel=GriffinSiebert
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Cooper is my dude, those dudes always putting out quality material

A Maine gentleman
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: j....soy..... on November 11, 2020, 07:16:18 AM
My expectations are super low this year due to COVID....the hills have gotten consistently busier every year and if skating has seen a huge influx of new skaters or skaters coming back, one can only imagine what snowboarding will be like....
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skatebeard on November 11, 2020, 07:30:59 AM
I'm not looking forward to post-covid flight prices...I would imagine lift passes will probably get more expensive in Europe too, shame as they are historically pretty cheap, especially compared to the US.

I've been debating offloading some of my quiver, but as nobody is riding, no one is buying gear either.

A few of my mates are heading to LAAX in December, I bowed out as I didn't want to risk another cancellation and more money gone... wondering if I should go anyway and just spend a week skating the indoor park at Rocks resort.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Hash Slinging Slasher on November 11, 2020, 12:16:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTC3-XhsVMI&t=125s&ab_channel=STOP
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on November 15, 2020, 10:09:16 AM
You want to feel like youíre skating on snow try the burton nug. Best of both worlds.  Very stiff but short and rockered(some were v rocker, some were a different rocker profile). Even the flat ones are pretty fun(last two years).  They donít make it anymore but it is out there and fun as fuck.  I have 8 or 9 so Iím good for awhile.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on November 15, 2020, 10:10:28 AM
Iíve heard good things about the yes 420 as well.  Yes is made by nidecker and is the guys behind the burton uninc crew from the mid to late 2000ís.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: spanyard on November 15, 2020, 10:50:51 AM
I got a interior plain project (local buddy's brand) for park and a lib box scratcher for street. Got a flight attendant for vacation resorts as well. I'm psyched for this winter!
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: spanyard on November 15, 2020, 10:51:41 AM
Yes to yes. I'm eyeing one of those PYL, look so good...
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on January 04, 2021, 12:08:52 AM
After 3 substandard seasons in Japan, it’s nice to ride powder again.

Oh so nice. I’d better enjoy it, because with global warming substandard seasons will soon be the new standard.

Plus COVID has kept the aussies away so you don’t have to go gladiator-style to  find some pow.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 06, 2021, 09:21:44 AM
I got a interior plain project (local buddy's brand) for park and a lib box scratcher for street. Got a flight attendant for vacation resorts as well. I'm psyched for this winter!

IPP fucking rules. Sad as hell they're done after this season.
I had bought an Odessa but had to return it. Just too narrow for my size 13s, even at its waist width.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 06, 2021, 09:30:46 AM
Snowboarding is my first love. I am a flatlander (SoCal) but I ride a fair amount. I have 10 days in this season and thats with skipping the insane crowds of the holiday period. My son is 11 and has gotten heavy into riding and is starting to get fast, powerful, and confident. He's my main riding buddy and its awesome.

I am estimating out 30 days this year. I am going to Colorado Saturday, Tahoe in February, Mammoth in February, Mammoth in March, China Peak in March, plus local riding. I've got one Mammoth trip done this year so far and another was canceled because of SAH order.

I am 44 now so most of my riding is All-Mountain freestyle esque and all-mountain charging.
I still love jibs and the park, but I am really into hips, sidehits, and stuff that I can do cool shit on that does not require spinning. It starts to suck at my advanced age and I am not Chad Otterstrom.

Quiver:
21 BSOD w/ 21 Atlas
21 Gremlin w/ 21 Force
20 Antigravity (Shares bindings w/ Gremlin now)
18 Slush Slasher w/ the old Rainier Custom House Force (if you cant tell, I am a Union fanboy)
20 Orca w/ 18 Falcors
20 Riders Choice w/ 21 Stratas
21 Cool Bean w/ 20 Contact Pros

I have pair of 20 Lassos that after 28 days are starting to delam.
I wear Airblaster outerwear and am a Crab Grab fanatic.

Been heavy (and expensively) into a full quiver upgrade in the last couple of years.

Favorite current riders are Arthur Longo, Blake Paul, Sam Taxwood (all Vans, wow, dork) Erik Leon, Austen Sweeten (his skating is rad too), Max Warbington. All-timers are Jamie, Blaise Rosenthal, Temple Cummins, Todd Richards.

Ok wow, sorry, really passionate about snow. lets talk more about it.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on January 06, 2021, 06:45:00 PM
No one is Chad Otterstrom, he is the equivelant of Chico and Grosso, and still kills it at his age.

Iím an instructor in Japan. Been riding since 87, instructing since 01.

Only have 3 or 4 boards in my quiver. One for instructing, one for free riding, a powder board and a half pipe board i use for carving on hard days. Most of my stuff is used, Japanese people arenít hard on their gear so you can find some amazing stuff in the second-hand shops here.

After 2 or 3 bad seasons, this one has been good. Weíre looking at 30 com tomorrow, and 40 the next day.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 07, 2021, 11:46:41 AM
No one is Chad Otterstrom, he is the equivelant of Chico and Grosso, and still kills it at his age.

God, its insane. He is still so fucking good.


Iím an instructor in Japan. Been riding since 87, instructing since 01.

Only have 3 or 4 boards in my quiver. One for instructing, one for free riding, a powder board and a half pipe board i use for carving on hard days. Most of my stuff is used, Japanese people arenít hard on their gear so you can find some amazing stuff in the second-hand shops here.

After 2 or 3 bad seasons, this one has been good. Weíre looking at 30 com tomorrow, and 40 the next day.

That is sick! I know it was tough in Japan in recent seasons, glad this year is much better!! We are going to Niseko in my son's 18th year, so 7 seasons from now. Itll be here before I know it (for better or worse). Glad youre getting dumped tomorrow. Looks like Sunday I will be riding steamboat in up to a foot of pow.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 07, 2021, 11:54:45 AM
There is no better series of videos than SHE. I dont mind Yawgoons. The music is fun, and they do a lot with such a small hill, and Gamache rips, but no series of edits right now holds a candle to SHE. Brainbowl is probably second.

https://youtu.be/-p_Nu4AHM6Q

https://youtu.be/o4PkJab6Mj8

https://youtu.be/DRruzeLwB-o
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: spanyard on January 07, 2021, 06:34:52 PM
Nice quiver bigdave. I thought I was doing too much with 5 setups. Although after a near 20-year hiatus I went covid crazy and basically got closeout deals on 5 decks.  And you said sidehits so I was about to post the SHE trilogy but looks like you beat me to it. SHE is so good.

Street: '20 154 public therapy/old no back missions
Park: '20 IPP 152 Harrow/missions
Fuckaround/slush days: '20 156 Custom FV/cartels
Carver: '20 156 flight attendant/EST Genesis
Floater: '20 Salomon taka x wolle 155 HPS/cartels (guess I'm a burton binder fanboy)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 08, 2021, 07:13:39 AM
Nice quiver bigdave. I thought I was doing too much with 5 setups. Although after a near 20-year hiatus I went covid crazy and basically got closeout deals on 5 decks.  And you said sidehits so I was about to post the SHE trilogy but looks like you beat me to it. SHE is so good.

Street: '20 154 public therapy/old no back missions
Park: '20 IPP 152 Harrow/missions
Fuckaround/slush days: '20 156 Custom FV/cartels
Carver: '20 156 flight attendant/EST Genesis
Floater: '20 Salomon taka x wolle 155 HPS/cartels (guess I'm a burton binder fanboy)

haha! that is a great quiver. We definitely all have our brands that' were into. stoked to see Public and IPP in there for sure. I cant wait for SHE4.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Surf The Earth on January 08, 2021, 07:33:47 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFbFDbrHUG0

Cole Navin closes this out with one of the better street parts of our time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRhQHPlKTXo

My Buddy Seamus filmed/edited this. It's great. 6:07 Is some beautiful Craig Kelly esque  turning

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skibb on January 09, 2021, 01:14:34 AM
Snowboarding is my first love. I am a flatlander (SoCal) but I ride a fair amount. I have 10 days in this season and thats with skipping the insane crowds of the holiday period. My son is 11 and has gotten heavy into riding and is starting to get fast, powerful, and confident. He's my main riding buddy and its awesome.

I am estimating out 30 days this year. I am going to Colorado Saturday, Tahoe in February, Mammoth in February, Mammoth in March, China Peak in March, plus local riding. I've got one Mammoth trip done this year so far and another was canceled because of SAH order.

I am 44 now so most of my riding is All-Mountain freestyle esque and all-mountain charging.
I still love jibs and the park, but I am really into hips, sidehits, and stuff that I can do cool shit on that does not require spinning. It starts to suck at my advanced age and I am not Chad Otterstrom.

Quiver:
21 BSOD w/ 21 Atlas
21 Gremlin w/ 21 Force
20 Antigravity (Shares bindings w/ Gremlin now)
18 Slush Slasher w/ the old Rainier Custom House Force (if you cant tell, I am a Union fanboy)
20 Orca w/ 18 Falcors
20 Riders Choice w/ 21 Stratas
21 Cool Bean w/ 20 Contact Pros

I have pair of 20 Lassos that after 28 days are starting to delam.
I wear Airblaster outerwear and am a Crab Grab fanatic.

Been heavy (and expensively) into a full quiver upgrade in the last couple of years.

Favorite current riders are Arthur Longo, Blake Paul, Sam Taxwood (all Vans, wow, dork) Erik Leon, Austen Sweeten (his skating is rad too), Max Warbington. All-timers are Jamie, Blaise Rosenthal, Temple Cummins, Todd Richards.

Ok wow, sorry, really passionate about snow. lets talk more about it.

Yeah man! That's a big-ass quiver, haha! I'm no expert on US geography, but socal ro Colorado is quite a drive right? Just leaves me one less excuse not to get more days in...

Got an Orca last year as well - holy shit do I love that thing.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 09, 2021, 04:22:57 AM
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Snowboarding is my first love. I am a flatlander (SoCal) but I ride a fair amount. I have 10 days in this season and thats with skipping the insane crowds of the holiday period. My son is 11 and has gotten heavy into riding and is starting to get fast, powerful, and confident. He's my main riding buddy and its awesome.

I am estimating out 30 days this year. I am going to Colorado Saturday, Tahoe in February, Mammoth in February, Mammoth in March, China Peak in March, plus local riding. I've got one Mammoth trip done this year so far and another was canceled because of SAH order.

I am 44 now so most of my riding is All-Mountain freestyle esque and all-mountain charging.
I still love jibs and the park, but I am really into hips, sidehits, and stuff that I can do cool shit on that does not require spinning. It starts to suck at my advanced age and I am not Chad Otterstrom.

Quiver:
21 BSOD w/ 21 Atlas
21 Gremlin w/ 21 Force
20 Antigravity (Shares bindings w/ Gremlin now)
18 Slush Slasher w/ the old Rainier Custom House Force (if you cant tell, I am a Union fanboy)
20 Orca w/ 18 Falcors
20 Riders Choice w/ 21 Stratas
21 Cool Bean w/ 20 Contact Pros

I have pair of 20 Lassos that after 28 days are starting to delam.
I wear Airblaster outerwear and am a Crab Grab fanatic.

Been heavy (and expensively) into a full quiver upgrade in the last couple of years.

Favorite current riders are Arthur Longo, Blake Paul, Sam Taxwood (all Vans, wow, dork) Erik Leon, Austen Sweeten (his skating is rad too), Max Warbington. All-timers are Jamie, Blaise Rosenthal, Temple Cummins, Todd Richards.

Ok wow, sorry, really passionate about snow. lets talk more about it.
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Yeah man! That's a big-ass quiver, haha! I'm no expert on US geography, but socal ro Colorado is quite a drive right? Just leaves me one less excuse not to get more days in...

Got an Orca last year as well - holy shit do I love that thing.

Im actually double masking and putting on a face shield and gloves and flying to Colorado this morning!
Orca is really fun! taking it today to CO. I think the only day for real pow is tomorrow but then Mon-Wed we will have some soft snow leftovers probably and trees to hit and stuff. Should be fun.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 09, 2021, 04:24:15 AM
I think this is my favorite edit from this year, with Evergreen and Tangle coming in behind them. Big Band was fun too.

https://youtu.be/D-6gAxs2byM
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 09, 2021, 04:54:14 AM
This is a couple of years old, but I forgot to mention Lenny J. is one of my favorite riders too. I've watched this edit like 50 times probably.

https://youtu.be/F4yGP431-Fg
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: igrindtwinkies on January 09, 2021, 08:27:04 PM
I've been out twice this year, not sure how long the season will last, it's been unusually warm for this time of the year.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on January 10, 2021, 04:50:28 AM
My favorite thing, bindingless snow surfing. The Jones mountain surfer works OK, but not as well as the handmade ones.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CJ3U0V7lSTI/?igshid=cho02yuhc6ev
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on January 10, 2021, 05:08:42 PM
My quiver
2010 burton nug 146(glass pipe)
2011 burton nug 146(Dirty glass pipe)
2012 burton nug 146(George Washington)
2012 burton nug(back in black) 146
2013 burton nug 146(?)
2013 burton me nug 146(Babe on dinosaur; none sword bottom
2014 burton nug 146 le(zombies)
2014 burton nug 146(Trees)
Burton Malavita
Burton genesis
Iím not sure on the years but yeah, itís a great board and I donít know what I will do when they are all broken.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: spanyard on January 10, 2021, 09:07:24 PM
I kinda want a nug, but I'm more in the market for a forum street dweller.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 12, 2021, 07:39:52 AM
Hello from Breckenridge!
I rode Steamboat on Sunday for the first time and holy shit, even in a low tide year it was SO FUN. we found powder stashes in the trees, my knee also found a tree, but thats a different story.

Rode Copper yesterday including Peace Park which tbh, as much fun as I have any time I ride, I found pretty underwhelming.

Back to Copper today to go fetch 20K vertical on my Cool Bean, just ripping turns, probably not much if any park, but we'll see. My first time on the board.

Do you guys watch Angry Snowboarder on YouTube? That's who I am out here visiting and riding with. Best no-nonsense, well-educated reviews in snowboarding, and despite his name, he gives back a lot. He's currently sitting on a stack of boards from Rossi and Spring Break to give away on upcoming LiveStreams. Great guy.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on January 12, 2021, 10:04:08 AM
yea angrysnowboarder is cool.  he is good about answering my questions in his live streams.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 12, 2021, 02:38:43 PM
yea angrysnowboarder is cool.  he is good about answering my questions in his live streams.

haha sick! who are you in the live stream?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Mesteezo on January 12, 2021, 07:59:44 PM
had a nice first ride of the season at sugarbowl today and snapped this picture on a blue

(https://i.imgur.com/cSnl1eK.jpg)

I really need a new setup badly...I'm running a fucking Burton Charger and bindings from 2001  :(
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on January 12, 2021, 09:18:42 PM
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yea angrysnowboarder is cool.  he is good about answering my questions in his live streams.
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haha sick! who are you in the live stream?

Mike g. Not a frequent chatter like bottledincork but you may have seen me.

I'm based in Denver and have the ikon. I'm down to go shred with any pals.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 13, 2021, 06:53:52 AM
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yea angrysnowboarder is cool.  he is good about answering my questions in his live streams.
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haha sick! who are you in the live stream?
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Mike g. Not a frequent chatter like bottledincork but you may have seen me.

I'm based in Denver and have the ikon. I'm down to go shred with any pals.


ahha that's me! I am the channel moderator. Were going to A-Basin this morning before my flight out.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 13, 2021, 06:54:50 AM
had a nice first ride of the season at sugarbowl today and snapped this picture on a blue

(https://i.imgur.com/cSnl1eK.jpg)

I really need a new setup badly...I'm running a fucking Burton Charger and bindings from 2001  :(

Damn! awesome pic and yes....snowboard tech and quality has improved significantly...time for an upgrade! Check Angry Snowboarder to get help picking new shit.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Space Cowboy on January 13, 2021, 01:13:42 PM
Living in the mountains in Canada got me started on a snowboard from a super young age, but when I had gotten into skateboarding in my pre-teens I just ended up craving to skate while it snows most of the year. Now I just go through phases of being hyped to snowboard, then later being bummed that I can't skate.

Still love snowboarding to death though, I wouldn't have started skating without the background of snowboarding all the time.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 18, 2021, 12:04:57 AM
I usually poke fun at US snowboarding cause American resorts seem so lame with the snow patrols, the forbidden off-piste rules and all that....Plus French resorts are pretty fucking big. love the Alps!
But this year? French resorts have not opened at all because of covid. and we still don't know whether they will....and I'm pissed. 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on January 18, 2021, 04:44:57 AM
I usually poke fun at US snowboarding cause American resorts seem so lame with the snow patrols, the forbidden off-piste rules and all that....Plus French resorts are pretty fucking big. love the Alps!
But this year? French resorts have not opened at all because of covid. and we still don't know whether they will....and I'm pissed.

US resorts are heavenly and way more free than Japan. Until recently, pretty much all trees everywhere were off limits.I got yelled at for riding I. powder right beside the piste, because it was under lifts.

Itís much less draconian now (some trees, under special conditions, are open), and weíve been getting hit with good snowfalls after 3 bad years.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Cuban_Lynx on January 18, 2021, 07:53:33 AM
I just spend the day snowboarding in Upper WI yesterday. Nobody said anything about going of the tracks, but I got yelled at 3 times for my mask falling below my nose. I could understand if I was in line for the lift, but geez, itís a lot harder keeping it on while snowboarding than grocery shopping.

I remember in the 90ís most places wouldnít allow snowboarding period. Now every hill has a snowboard park. Rules have relaxed a lot over the years.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on January 18, 2021, 11:59:34 AM
I just spend the day snowboarding in Upper WI yesterday. Nobody said anything about going of the tracks, but I got yelled at 3 times for my mask falling below my nose. I could understand if I was in line for the lift, but geez, itís a lot harder keeping it on while snowboarding than grocery shopping.

I remember in the 90ís most places wouldnít allow snowboarding period. Now every hill has a snowboard park. Rules have relaxed a lot over the years.

Granite peak?  Iíve heard they are pretty strict with masks.  To me northern wi is more the whitecap area(relative) and I have heard itís pretty much no rules up there.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on January 18, 2021, 10:46:20 PM
This season whenever my friends or myself toss our carcasses off jumps hoping to hit a tiny tranny landing, Iíve taken to shouting ĎLONGOOOOOOí!í 

But realistically, most of mine have been pretty ĎSHORTOí
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 19, 2021, 05:59:48 AM
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I usually poke fun at US snowboarding cause American resorts seem so lame with the snow patrols, the forbidden off-piste rules and all that....Plus French resorts are pretty fucking big. love the Alps!
But this year? French resorts have not opened at all because of covid. and we still don't know whether they will....and I'm pissed.
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US resorts are heavenly and way more free than Japan. Until recently, pretty much all trees everywhere were off limits.I got yelled at for riding I. powder right beside the piste, because it was under lifts.

Itís much less draconian now (some trees, under special conditions, are open), and weíve been getting hit with good snowfalls after 3 bad years.

yeah I just read on the whitelines site that Japanese resorts are pretty strict, I didn't know! My fave French resort is Avoriaz.... no cars in the winter there!   :P  it almost feels like skating through a city....

(https://coresites-cdn-adm.imgix.net/whitelines_new/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/morzine-avoriaz-piste-map.jpg?fit=crop&w=1440&h=755)

and in case any of you want to go wild, I have to mention La Grave: more than 2000 m of vertical terrain, entirely untracked, just one lift. It's been on my bucked list for years and years....

https://www.powderhounds.com/Europe/France/La-Grave.aspx (https://www.powderhounds.com/Europe/France/La-Grave.aspx)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 19, 2021, 09:46:11 AM
I usually poke fun at US snowboarding cause American resorts seem so lame with the snow patrols, the forbidden off-piste rules and all that....Plus French resorts are pretty fucking big. love the Alps!
But this year? French resorts have not opened at all because of covid. and we still don't know whether they will....and I'm pissed.

Have you ever actually ridden in America?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 19, 2021, 11:00:06 PM
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I usually poke fun at US snowboarding cause American resorts seem so lame with the snow patrols, the forbidden off-piste rules and all that....Plus French resorts are pretty fucking big. love the Alps!
But this year? French resorts have not opened at all because of covid. and we still don't know whether they will....and I'm pissed.
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Have you ever actually ridden in America?

yeah I did. and I had a good time....at Bear Mountain and some Nor Cal resort, I can't remember which.But I've read A LOT of horror stories about people getting their passes pulled for going off-piste or just riding too fast. Which is just unfathomable to a Euro.
have you ever actually ridden in Europe? out here off-piste is part of the culture....that's all we do when the snow is good
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skibb on January 20, 2021, 03:32:11 AM
and in case any of you want to go wild, I have to mention La Grave: more than 2000 m of vertical terrain, entirely untracked, just one lift. It's been on my bucked list for years and years....

https://www.powderhounds.com/Europe/France/La-Grave.aspx (https://www.powderhounds.com/Europe/France/La-Grave.aspx)

La Grave is sick! Get ready to be up real fucking early though, you're competing against the hungriest lot for those untracked turns. I kinda love that though, that feeling of anticipation us great. And then you have like the whole system of Les Deux Alpes just a couple of lifts away..
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 20, 2021, 08:51:20 AM
.But I've read A LOT of horror stories about people getting their passes pulled for going off-piste or just riding too fast. Which is just unfathomable to a Euro.

So you're just relying on anecdotal shit you've heard/read, especially after riding just two resorts, both in California. Got it.


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have you ever actually ridden in Europe? out here off-piste is part of the culture....that's all we do when the snow is good
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No, but I wasnt ridiculous enough to make assumptions/presumptions about places I've never been.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 20, 2021, 09:06:20 AM
sorry BigDave, my bad.
I understand now, the US is number 1!! at everything!!
No criticism whatsover is allowed!
Feel better now?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 20, 2021, 09:22:07 AM
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and in case any of you want to go wild, I have to mention La Grave: more than 2000 m of vertical terrain, entirely untracked, just one lift. It's been on my bucked list for years and years....

https://www.powderhounds.com/Europe/France/La-Grave.aspx (https://www.powderhounds.com/Europe/France/La-Grave.aspx)
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La Grave is sick! Get ready to be up real fucking early though, you're competing against the hungriest lot for those untracked turns. I kinda love that though, that feeling of anticipation us great. And then you have like the whole system of Les Deux Alpes just a couple of lifts away..

damn I'm so jealous if you've been there! Now that I live in Belgium, with kids and everything, the Alps are far and my time is limited...It's the type of place you have to hit when it's right and I wonder if I'll ever get to go there before my body gives up.  :'(
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Mesteezo on January 20, 2021, 09:29:36 AM
Isnít it really just the resorts under Vail ownership that are lame as fuck and draconian? Independent resorts are pretty chill from my understanding.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 20, 2021, 09:47:10 AM
sorry BigDave, my bad.
I understand now, the US is number 1!! at everything!!
No criticism whatsover is allowed!
Feel better now?

Were definitely not #1 at everything. I also just spent a week in Colorado ducking ropes and riding where I wanted to.

I just dont like it when people talk out of their ass about things they dont know or havent experienced.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: drewdc on January 20, 2021, 02:09:43 PM
Watch the Bomb Hole !!!
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Lukabrazi on January 20, 2021, 02:41:40 PM
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I usually poke fun at US snowboarding cause American resorts seem so lame with the snow patrols, the forbidden off-piste rules and all that....Plus French resorts are pretty fucking big. love the Alps!
But this year? French resorts have not opened at all because of covid. and we still don't know whether they will....and I'm pissed.
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Have you ever actually ridden in America?
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yeah I did. and I had a good time....at Bear Mountain and some Nor Cal resort, I can't remember which.But I've read A LOT of horror stories about people getting their passes pulled for going off-piste or just riding too fast. Which is just unfathomable to a Euro.
have you ever actually ridden in Europe? out here off-piste is part of the culture....that's all we do when the snow is good

uhh every single american resort allows people off piste. I live in Colorado, we ski in the trees here at every resort. Yes there are places that are slow zones on groomers and you should respect the ski patrol who thought to designate that area a slow area. it's for a reason.

no one gets there pass pulled for going off piste unless its early season when terrain hasn't opened and someone is ducking a rope or riding in terrain that is considered closed.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 21, 2021, 12:32:24 AM
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sorry BigDave, my bad.
I understand now, the US is number 1!! at everything!!
No criticism whatsover is allowed!
Feel better now?
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Were definitely not #1 at everything. I also just spent a week in Colorado ducking ropes and riding where I wanted to.

I just dont like it when people talk out of their ass about things they dont know or havent experienced.

apparently your reading skills aren't so good, so I've highlighted one important word in my original statement. seriously can you guys take any criticism of the ALLMIGHTY US instead of acting all righteous and offended? Shit the original point I was trying to make is that you guys are lucky cause all our resorts are closed this year.

I usually poke fun at US snowboarding cause American resorts seem so lame with the snow patrols, the forbidden off-piste rules and all that....Plus French resorts are pretty fucking big. love the Alps!
But this year? French resorts have not opened at all because of covid. and we still don't know whether they will....and I'm pissed. 


Finally for those who don't want to believe me, here's what international snowboard media has to say about the subject.

https://whitelines.com/snowboard-travel/tips/under_the_ropes.html (https://whitelines.com/snowboard-travel/tips/under_the_ropes.html)

shit apparently we don't even mean the same thing when we say 'off-piste'....maybe I should have said 'backcountry'. btw you guys realize English is not my native language? I'm editing this message right now to be less confrontational cause I don't like Internet drama....really never thought my post would start an argument.

https://www.snowsbest.com/off-piste-europe-north-america/ (https://www.snowsbest.com/off-piste-europe-north-america/)

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 21, 2021, 01:23:42 AM
well seems I was not so wrong after all....I've never heard of a pass being pulled in France, ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9UVFlb39WQ
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skatebeard on January 21, 2021, 02:26:25 AM
Got a telling off a few times in Breckenridge for riding too fast, but never actually had my pass taken off me.

I like riding in the US, the parks are legit (Keystone particularly). Having done a ton of riding in Europe it's a nice change of pace and different vibe to head stateside.

Was supposed to head out to Park city for 2 weeks last March but Covid put paid to that, the resort closed the day we were due to fly out.

Haven't strapped in for over a year now, no trips booked this winter as Europe is basically a no-go unless you are a local.

Mate of mine had his pass pulled in France on the last day of a trip for acid dropping off the chairlift... so it does happen if you do something stupid enough lol.



Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 21, 2021, 02:53:58 AM
Got a telling off a few times in Breckenridge for riding too fast, but never actually had my pass taken off me.

I like riding in the US, the parks are legit (Keystone particularly). Having done a ton of riding in Europe it's a nice change of pace and different vibe to head stateside.

Was supposed to head out to Park city for 2 weeks last March but Covid put paid to that, the resort closed the day we were due to fly out.

Haven't strapped in for over a year now, no trips booked this winter as Europe is basically a no-go unless you are a local.

Mate of mine had his pass pulled in France on the last day of a trip for acid dropping off the chairlift... so it does happen if you do something stupid enough lol.

haha congrats to your mate! that's the first time I hear of something like that. and you're right, this winter seems fucked in Europe. My friends who live in the Alps go hiking but all French resorts are closed on government orders.
Although Swiss resorts are open apparently? But Switzerland is super expensive and Belgium is really cracking down on international travel at the moment. So probably no boarding for me this year..... :-\
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skatebeard on January 21, 2021, 02:59:01 AM
I have a couple of friends that made it out to Austria for the season, they basically have the whole of Mayrhofen to themselves from the pics i've seen. So yeah Austria could be an option, but actually getting there is another matter entirely.

A few of my mates are planning to do a cheap end of season trip to Joue Du Loup/Super Dev in April but I honestly can't see it happening...shame as that's usually a great week for getting drunk and riding slush in a mostly empty resort!
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 23, 2021, 08:31:21 AM
I'm editing this message right now to be less confrontational cause I don't like Internet drama....really never thought my post would start an argument.

https://www.snowsbest.com/off-piste-europe-north-america/ (https://www.snowsbest.com/off-piste-europe-north-america/)


Again, I'll reiterate, it's annoying when people who havent experienced shit talk about shit as though it's fact. Do our resorts have rules? Yeah. Is it a monolith where every resort is run by brown shirts who boot you out at the first given opportunity based on your proclivity to go off-piste/backcountry/rope duck? Not hardly. It's a big country and every resort is different, even ones owned/operated by the larger companies (Alterra, Vail, etc)

I don't really feel obligated to be "less confrontational" (which you weren't, even after your post was edited). I mean, I think there's a good chance you're just fucking stupid. Nowhere in any post I did did I mention the US being good at anything or rah-rah or anything else...yet you've brought it up multiple times. No one is more critical of this shit bag, racist, right-wing fundamentalist, imperialist, capitalist shithole country than me.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 23, 2021, 09:30:23 AM
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I'm editing this message right now to be less confrontational cause I don't like Internet drama....really never thought my post would start an argument.

https://www.snowsbest.com/off-piste-europe-north-america/ (https://www.snowsbest.com/off-piste-europe-north-america/)
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Again, I'll reiterate, it's annoying when people who havent experienced shit talk about shit as though it's fact. Do our resorts have rules? Yeah. Is it a monolith where every resort is run by brown shirts who boot you out at the first given opportunity based on your proclivity to go off-piste/backcountry/rope duck? Not hardly. It's a big country and every resort is different, even ones owned/operated by the larger companies (Alterra, Vail, etc)

I don't really feel obligated to be "less confrontational" (which you weren't, even after your post was edited). I mean, I think there's a good chance you're just fucking stupid. Nowhere in any post I did did I mention the US being good at anything or rah-rah or anything else...yet you've brought it up multiple times. No one is more critical of this shit bag, racist, right-wing fundamentalist, imperialist, capitalist shithole country than me.

Yeah ok I'm stupid....again, work on your reading skills, learn the difference between "seem" and "are", maybe learn a foreign language or two to round things out and then get back to me. actually don't, I'll just use the ignore button for the first time on this forum. Bye asshole.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on January 24, 2021, 08:16:46 AM
Came up on a board & boots from my brother in law.
Dropped $300 on a helmet and snow pants.

Minus the expenses, snowboarding is great.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 25, 2021, 12:22:11 PM
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I'm editing this message right now to be less confrontational cause I don't like Internet drama....really never thought my post would start an argument.

https://www.snowsbest.com/off-piste-europe-north-america/ (https://www.snowsbest.com/off-piste-europe-north-america/)
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Again, I'll reiterate, it's annoying when people who havent experienced shit talk about shit as though it's fact. Do our resorts have rules? Yeah. Is it a monolith where every resort is run by brown shirts who boot you out at the first given opportunity based on your proclivity to go off-piste/backcountry/rope duck? Not hardly. It's a big country and every resort is different, even ones owned/operated by the larger companies (Alterra, Vail, etc)

I don't really feel obligated to be "less confrontational" (which you weren't, even after your post was edited). I mean, I think there's a good chance you're just fucking stupid. Nowhere in any post I did did I mention the US being good at anything or rah-rah or anything else...yet you've brought it up multiple times. No one is more critical of this shit bag, racist, right-wing fundamentalist, imperialist, capitalist shithole country than me.
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Yeah ok I'm stupid....again, work on your reading skills, learn the difference between "seem" and "are", maybe learn a foreign language or two to round things out and then get back to me. actually don't, I'll just use the ignore button for the first time on this forum. Bye asshole.

cry more en faitmon francais est plutot satisfaisant
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 25, 2021, 12:28:04 PM
Came up on a board & boots from my brother in law.
Dropped $300 on a helmet and snow pants.

Minus the expenses, snowboarding is great.

It's a real issue, the cost gatekeeping. That's why I like SHRED foundation and the Ojo Foundation and some of these other groups and what they're up to with creating better/more accessibility to the hill.

On another note, got an awesome hour of 10-12" pow tracks yesterday morning before it got blown out by insane lines and everything at the little resort was completely tracked out.

I probably picked the wrong resort to go to but wow was it ever good for that first hour.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on January 26, 2021, 07:05:17 AM
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Came up on a board & boots from my brother in law.
Dropped $300 on a helmet and snow pants.

Minus the expenses, snowboarding is great.
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It's a real issue, the cost gatekeeping. That's why I like SHRED foundation and the Ojo Foundation and some of these other groups and what they're up to with creating better/more accessibility to the hill.

On another note, got an awesome hour of 10-12" pow tracks yesterday morning before it got blown out by insane lines and everything at the little resort was completely tracked out.

I probably picked the wrong resort to go to but wow was it ever good for that first hour.

The right resort makes all the difference.  Best day of my life(snowboarding) was at homewood resort.  The resort formerly known as squaw valley and alpine meadows are super awesome, with meadows being much better(yeah, I said it), but homewood on a powder day is the fucking jam.  We hit fresh powder runs from open until close whereas in an hour, or less, squaw et al are tracked out, chundered, and busy as fuck.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Lukabrazi on January 26, 2021, 03:08:40 PM
headed to Jackson Hole tomorrow, 13"-26" in the forecast for the 2 days we will be there. Psyched!
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 27, 2021, 12:32:26 AM
I really wish Candide Thovex and Arthur Longo did a vid together, it would be amazing.....(for those who have not seen it, the One of those Days series is kind of the skiing equivalent of Side Hits Euphoria....on steroids)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75uL12ZJTxc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4PkJab6Mj8
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 27, 2021, 12:55:33 AM
for reference....it's mental.
I don't know if you guys have ridden with real good skiers but these guys BLAST. pretty much impossible for a snowboarder to keep up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1NagZN2kjY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKP7jQknGjs
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on January 27, 2021, 02:33:05 PM
SHE is the only post 2010 video part(s) I will rewatch.  Super amazing.
 For skiing, I like these:

https://vimeo.com/32863936

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-C5MRFnSJk
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on January 27, 2021, 07:16:15 PM
Got some powder over here last week. Almost ready no one on the hill either, itís was a pretty productive morning

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKkXs99lDdA/?igshid=1tb9hi4k930gx
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on January 27, 2021, 08:46:31 PM
Got some powder over here last week. Almost ready no one on the hill either, itís was a pretty productive morning

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKkXs99lDdA/?igshid=1tb9hi4k930gx

Looks amazing.  Also I liked that 3, totally unexpected
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 28, 2021, 12:04:39 AM
Got some powder over here last week. Almost ready no one on the hill either, itís was a pretty productive morning

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKkXs99lDdA/?igshid=1tb9hi4k930gx

hey I remember that song from an old 411 Industry section! what was the brand again? I know Mike Manzoori was in there....

anyways that looked awesome! I gotta say I'm pretty jealous haha.....working as a snowboard instructor in Japan has to be a sweet gig. as a big anime/manga fan, I've been dreaming of visiting Japan for years....getting to a resort over there would probably be a bit difficult but I'd love to skate around in Tokyo. hopefully some time after the pandemic! My boys are grown now so traveling has become way easier.

Edit:
->Telly: those 2 were epic, in very different ways! can't believe they actually used "The Final countdown" hahaha.....
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on January 28, 2021, 02:29:19 AM
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Got some powder over here last week. Almost ready no one on the hill either, itís was a pretty productive morning

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKkXs99lDdA/?igshid=1tb9hi4k930gx
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hey I remember that song from an old 411 Industry section! what was the brand again? I know Mike Manzoori was in there....

anyways that looked awesome! I gotta say I'm pretty jealous haha.....working as a snowboard instructor in Japan has to be a sweet gig. as a big anime/manga fan, I've been dreaming of visiting Japan for years....getting to a resort over there would probably be a bit difficult but I'd love to skate around in Tokyo. hopefully some time after the pandemic! My boys are grown now so traveling has become way easier.

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->Telly: those 2 were epic, in very different ways! can't believe they actually used "The Final countdown" hahaha.....

Thanks Telly!
That area is usually moguls so I donít often spin into there.

And Oldie,

Yeah, itís pretty much the ideal job (unless you work for a Japanese ski school). Iíve been around a few places, and Iíve landed almost a straight job working for a friend just doing private lessons.

Japanese hills are different than anywhere else, both in good and bad ways. The hot springs however, are fantastic.

Iíve skated Tokyo a bit, and itís fun. If you know where to go, there are little bowls and DIY projects scattered across the country.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: metsuri on January 28, 2021, 02:33:07 AM
This just came out. That Mike Liddle guy has great style and he gets pretty crazy on the rails.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bKjBZwW9Mc&feature=emb_title
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on January 28, 2021, 11:48:25 AM
This just came out. That Mike Liddle guy has great style and he gets pretty crazy on the rails.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bKjBZwW9Mc&feature=emb_title


fucking love Impaler. punk as fuck.

Liddle is great. His bit of stuff from the Arbor Folklore edit last year was rad as hell too.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Lukabrazi on January 31, 2021, 07:53:25 AM
Found chin deep snow in jackson hole 36Ē+ in 3 days 🤯🤯🤯
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Kianou_rivz on February 01, 2021, 12:43:18 PM
Who knew.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKukFI0jpHP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dad_Brains on February 04, 2021, 07:45:46 PM
How good was this today. Next level competition

 https://www.redbull.com/nz-en/events/natural-selection-tour (https://www.redbull.com/nz-en/events/natural-selection-tour)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: spanyard on February 04, 2021, 08:45:58 PM
^yeah just finished day 1 recap. So good.

Twin cities got a few inches of fluff, so I went up to the local hill Trollhaugen and had a blast on my flight attendant with the pow covered side hits.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: spanyard on February 04, 2021, 08:46:52 PM
Also, that impaler vid has got a helluva lot of great local spots here.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on February 08, 2021, 06:57:21 PM
I don't really know anything about snowboarding but my coworker showed me this video today and goddamn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRfk90XHqyY

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 08, 2021, 07:15:36 PM
I don't really know anything about snowboarding but my coworker showed me this video today and goddamn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRfk90XHqyY

Pretty good. Do you know Scott Stevens? He is a snowboarder/skateboarder from MA. He is the closest thing to a skateboard inspired skateboarder.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlj3068C9xM

Also, check out urban snowboarding in Montreal.

https://www.snowboarder.com/videos/seb-toots-descent-mt-royal-montreal/
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on February 08, 2021, 09:30:30 PM
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I don't really know anything about snowboarding but my coworker showed me this video today and goddamn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRfk90XHqyY
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Pretty good. Do you know Scott Stevens? He is a snowboarder/skateboarder from MA. He is the closest thing to a skateboard inspired skateboarder.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlj3068C9xM


That Scott Stevens video was really sick. Thanks for posting. All his tricks without being attached to his board were cool. I think I get what you mean in that he somehow moves like a skater while snowboarding - something about all those downhill cabs and quickfeets maybe?
My coworker showed me this video too (please ignore the intro skit and half the music):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO5TbSNbMXc&t=40s
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: BeardedBastard on February 09, 2021, 07:18:35 PM
Good mix of skating, snowboarding, and jackassery

http://youtu.be/LQurG_Yrjz4
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 10, 2021, 04:40:15 AM
Good mix of skating, snowboarding, and jackassery

http://youtu.be/LQurG_Yrjz4

One of the best recent snowboard videos in recent years. Itís so dense with amazing tricks I canít watch it all the way through, I need to do it in chunks to take it in.

Other rad movies I can think of


And the other Drink Water movie, ENERGY

https://www.snowboarder.com/videos/energy-full-movie-drink-water-2/

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: BeardedBastard on February 10, 2021, 08:10:37 AM
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Good mix of skating, snowboarding, and jackassery

http://youtu.be/LQurG_Yrjz4
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One of the best recent snowboard videos in recent years. Itís so dense with amazing tricks I canít watch it all the way through, I need to do it in chunks to take it in.

Other rad movies I can think of


And the other Drink Water movie, ENERGY

https://www.snowboarder.com/videos/energy-full-movie-drink-water-2/

Agreed, Iím old (about to be 45) this video gets me hyped to ride on the days that my knees ache (which is most days). Chris Grenierís part is pure mayhem and I love it!
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skatebeard on February 10, 2021, 10:23:58 AM
Can't beat the old Robot Food films for stoke building. Afterlame is probably my favourite snowboard movie of all time. The soundtrack is also absolutely brilliant.

If you're new school and haven't seen it-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej4A9rIFmS8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej4A9rIFmS8)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on February 10, 2021, 01:18:43 PM
Afterlame is rad. Jake Price was the Bombhole guest last week and he talked a lot about that project and Robot Food in general. Pretty awesome to see him working with Tanner on the Vans stuff, and maybe even more rad is that we can count on a movie about Jamie Lynn coming up from Jake.

Natural Selection was incredible. So much fun to watch.

I was in Tahoe last weekend. I used my ikon to ride Squaw for the first time....definitely did not love it. It's the worst super resort I've been to.
Alpine Meadows was good though. we had a blast there, but drove home immediately after. We were going to ride Boreal on Sunday but...were old people. Old and tired.

Fortunately got to do two hours at Mammoth on the drive up. Mammoth is still the best to me. I get to go up next Friday for four days with a crew of friends and my son. Absolutely cannot wait.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dad_Brains on February 10, 2021, 09:18:45 PM
Can't beat the old Robot Food films for stoke building. Afterlame is probably my favourite snowboard movie of all time. The soundtrack is also absolutely brilliant.

If you're new school and haven't seen it-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej4A9rIFmS8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej4A9rIFmS8)

Lame and afterlame are two of the best if not the best. I was gutted I lost my afterlame DVD as thereís a whole bunch of secret footage on there I only watched once and havenít been able to find again (granted I havenít looked too hard). Iíve still got the lame DVD that came in a tin case
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skatebeard on February 11, 2021, 02:22:16 AM
I've still got the Afterlame DVD, i never saw the secret footage though, will have to check that out.

Vaguely remember the tin case Lame, think I sold that with a clutch of other snow dvds a few years back.

I think my biggest regret is selling December (airblaster), it came in this cool plywood "case" with a screen printed front cover...such a rad film too.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: spanyard on February 11, 2021, 07:06:40 AM
The way you youngsters are talking about the iconic lame/afterlame series is similar to the way us fossils worship the Whiskey catalog lol.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 11, 2021, 08:02:41 AM
Donít forget Mack dawg productions.  Probably the forum movie gets the most love but this has always been my favorite snowboard video(yt file is slightly wonky)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NgG3Pr4lyUs
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: OldieButFrenchie on February 11, 2021, 09:23:34 AM
ok this is the first guy I ever saw snowboarding....I was just getting into skating at the time and it blew. my. mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk_8YFBPUi8

those movies are so 80's it hurts!! remember monoskis??  :-X :-X

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbdUEOyryeg

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dad_Brains on February 11, 2021, 10:49:31 AM
The way you youngsters are talking about the iconic lame/afterlame series is similar to the way us fossils worship the Whiskey catalog lol.

Haha nah man, Iím still old enough to have had the opportunity to enjoy boozy the clown and the rest of the whiskey series. Probably shouldnít have been watching those at 13 years old but the parents never caught on. Iíve got whiskey 3 i think it is on vhs somewhere.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dad_Brains on February 11, 2021, 10:52:55 AM
I've still got the Afterlame DVD, i never saw the secret footage though, will have to check that out.

Vaguely remember the tin case Lame, think I sold that with a clutch of other snow dvds a few years back.

I think my biggest regret is selling December (airblaster), it came in this cool plywood "case" with a screen printed front cover...such a rad film too.

Yeah the secret footage was seen by pressing the play button I think it was in a section when theyíre riding pipe. Canít seem to track anything down online about it but Iím sure itís there. I just flicked a message to Pierre who edited it to see if he could confirm
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: igrindtwinkies on February 12, 2021, 03:21:27 AM
Went yesterday when it was below zero outside.  Was all good till the sun went down.

I'm going to have to go through these snowboard videos.  Rome - No correct way was the one I used to watch all the time when I was serious about snowboarding.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Frank and Fred on February 12, 2021, 08:48:02 AM
Who knew.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKukFI0jpHP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Amazing.

Snowboarding needs Tom Penny more than Tom Penny needs snowboarding.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 12, 2021, 09:06:16 AM
^^^Looks exactly what you would imagine Tom Penny to look like on a snowboard. Long hold with nice tweak and a nice wide stance. That was a pretty good size kicker too!
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skibb on February 12, 2021, 02:46:54 PM
Has this been posted? http://youtu.be/oo-Jk2-w74Y
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on February 12, 2021, 03:00:46 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/3NAMlLb.jpg?1)

my friend has one of these at the warehouse where we work at to train/practice. He let me try it on Wednesday and even though the bindings felt super uncomfortable because they're set up for goofy stance and I've got a fractured left ankle it was incredibly fun (and exhausting). Any of you mess around with something like this?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Surf The Earth on February 12, 2021, 03:06:33 PM
oh yea. We used to just make something similar in my buddies back yard when it was to warm  for us to blow snow (with a homemade snowmaker), and set up the drop in. Lots of fun steezin out some tricks you'd probably never thrown down on anything substantial, and it certainly helped get the form down on certain tricks you would be willing to bring to a rail
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: pugmaster on February 12, 2021, 06:55:02 PM
Are snowboard companies comparable to skateboard companies?

For example, is Forum sort of like Shorty's?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: spanyard on February 12, 2021, 09:15:48 PM
This question would be better if asked like 20 years ago
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skatebeard on February 13, 2021, 04:20:24 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/3NAMlLb.jpg?1)

my friend has one of these at the warehouse where we work at to train/practice. He let me try it on Wednesday and even though the bindings felt super uncomfortable because they're set up for goofy stance and I've got a fractured left ankle it was incredibly fun (and exhausting). Any of you mess around with something like this?

Pretty easy to DIY one... made this a few years back out of a block of wood and a foam Yoga tube thing. Good laugh in the summer.

(https://i.postimg.cc/yd3xQ1mf/IMG-1930.jpg)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 16, 2021, 06:56:23 PM
Thinking about getting new bindings.

My board isnít great but it is fast enough if I hot wax and the edges are in good shape.

I bought rear entry bindings (flow) five years ago and they kill my ankles.

Anyone have good success with bindings not hurting?

I wear a middle of the road soft vans encore. Great boot comfort wise but my bindings dig in.

Donít want to spend a lot.

Was thinking entry level union freestyle would work. According to their website they are the loose trucks of bindings.

I ride packed powder in the northeast. No jibbing.

Thanks

https://unionbindingcompany.com/products/flite-pro?variant=32609284915305

Or, this one looks like the ankle strap is really comfortable.

https://fixbindingco.com/collections/mens-bindings/products/yale-20-21?variant=32735653462070

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 17, 2021, 12:58:45 AM
Union are not that great. Loose bindings are for ankle mobility, which is mainly for jibbing.

Iíd recommend something a bit stiffer. Burton makes a good range of bindings, but my personal favorites are Romeís.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skatebeard on February 17, 2021, 02:10:56 AM
Union Force if you want something more all mountain oriented within that brand, responsive without being crazy twitchy... i've been riding Unions for years and have zero compaints on the durability side of things.



Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 17, 2021, 08:26:15 PM
These look like a good deal...

https://www.shredshop.com/salomon-alibi-pro-snowboard-bindings-2021-pr5a10378/p?skuId=8067322

Or these:

https://www.evo.com/snowboard-bindings/flux-pr#image=161289/659733/flux-pr-snowboard-bindings-2021-.jpg

Pickings are slim right now.

The Unions @Skatebeard has are $250 and the Romeís that @cucktard seems to be referring to seem to be about the same.

If you vote one way or the other I would appreciate the advice.

Alternatively, if anyone has some 1-2 year old large bindings you want to sell we can chop it up.

Thanks, GS77

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dad_Brains on February 17, 2021, 08:57:09 PM
These look like a good deal...

https://www.shredshop.com/salomon-alibi-pro-snowboard-bindings-2021-pr5a10378/p?skuId=8067322

Or these:

https://www.evo.com/snowboard-bindings/flux-pr#image=161289/659733/flux-pr-snowboard-bindings-2021-.jpg

Pickings are slim right now.

The Unions @Skatebeard has are $250 and the Romeís that @cucktard seems to be referring to seem to be about the same.

If you vote one way or the other I would appreciate the advice.

Alternatively, if anyone has some 1-2 year old large bindings you want to sell we can chop it up.

Thanks, GS77

I say have a look at some of the ride bindings. Alternatively the Burton cartel are a solid pick. Iíve got two pairs of them and they seem indestructible. Evo is my go to for ordering online but occasionally backcountry
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 17, 2021, 09:08:36 PM
Either of those bindings should be fine for regular riding.

The more important question might be what boots are you using
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 17, 2021, 09:13:45 PM
https://www.vans.com/shop/mens-encore-snowboard-boot-black-gum

3 season back but they are boa.

Always liked vans for snowboarding.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 17, 2021, 09:20:54 PM
You should be fine.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 18, 2021, 06:37:52 AM
90% rider, 10% gear.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on February 18, 2021, 07:18:36 AM
Im in the process of unloading my unions and probably switching to bent metals. I will keep a pair or two (I really like how my Atlas pairs with my BSOD) but I keep having some of those common problems with loosening etc.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 18, 2021, 07:31:48 AM
90% rider, 10% gear.

What a silly comment. Iím just looking for a decent set of bindings that are comfortable.

Thanks for all the advice guys. I just ordered the Solomon bindings because they seem to be frequently reviewed and I save $80.00 cause apparently no one wants Ďchampagneí color way. Also, they seem to be comparable to the other bindings you guys use or recommend.

Appreciate the help guys.

And Telly...since gear isnít important Iíd be happy to sell you a pair of 5 year old Flow large bindings for $75.00 shipped (lower 48).
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 18, 2021, 07:42:40 AM
Im in the process of unloading my unions and probably switching to bent metals. I will keep a pair or two (I really like how my Atlas pairs with my BSOD) but I keep having some of those common problems with loosening etc.

Care to sell? I could still cancel my order. My board is a hunk too. Got any extra?

Iím 6.1 with size 12 so I am sure we can swap gear.

If you want to consider I can cancel my order. No Biggie. I can always use my current bindings.

Let me know...
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: YungJugg on February 18, 2021, 09:11:39 AM
I donít know much about snowboard gear, shit is just fun for me, but the tooless adjuster on my heel popped right out my brand new Unions the first day, at the top of the mountain. Pretty pissed and hope they can hook me up with a new one.

Wish I came in here and consulted with Cucktard before scooping a set up, you seem to know your shit. I kinda do all terrain, from powder to ice, lil park here and there

Rome Stale Crewzer
Union Scottyís
Nike Vapen
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on February 18, 2021, 10:36:51 AM
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Im in the process of unloading my unions and probably switching to bent metals. I will keep a pair or two (I really like how my Atlas pairs with my BSOD) but I keep having some of those common problems with loosening etc.
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Care to sell? I could still cancel my order. My board is a hunk too. Got any extra?

Iím 6.1 with size 12 so I am sure we can swap gear.

If you want to consider I can cancel my order. No Biggie. I can always use my current bindings.

Let me know...

No extra boards, I probably wont sell any bindings until pre-season next year. Good luck though!
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 18, 2021, 11:11:56 AM
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Im in the process of unloading my unions and probably switching to bent metals. I will keep a pair or two (I really like how my Atlas pairs with my BSOD) but I keep having some of those common problems with loosening etc.
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Care to sell? I could still cancel my order. My board is a hunk too. Got any extra?

Iím 6.1 with size 12 so I am sure we can swap gear.

If you want to consider I can cancel my order. No Biggie. I can always use my current bindings.

Let me know...
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No extra boards, I probably wont sell any bindings until pre-season next year. Good luck though!

Thanks bro. My Binding order got cancelled. Ha. And Craigís list ainít as fruitful as it used to be.

Would love to buy a $600 set up but then I thinkóthatís 10 lift tickets.

Not this year though. Shits gotten so expensive.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on February 18, 2021, 12:15:50 PM
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Im in the process of unloading my unions and probably switching to bent metals. I will keep a pair or two (I really like how my Atlas pairs with my BSOD) but I keep having some of those common problems with loosening etc.
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Care to sell? I could still cancel my order. My board is a hunk too. Got any extra?

Iím 6.1 with size 12 so I am sure we can swap gear.

If you want to consider I can cancel my order. No Biggie. I can always use my current bindings.

Let me know...
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No extra boards, I probably wont sell any bindings until pre-season next year. Good luck though!
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Thanks bro. My Binding order got cancelled. Ha. And Craigís list ainít as fruitful as it used to be.

Would love to buy a $600 set up but then I thinkóthatís 10 lift tickets.

Not this year though. Shits gotten so expensive.

This is for me, made me feel personally attacked.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFwrOPT6PIs

My shit is kinda wild. I am getting at least a set of bindings tomorrow, maybe a new board. Next season I want to add a Rome Ravine Select and DOD or Katana bindings and do a full Rome kit.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: biggerdave on February 18, 2021, 03:36:50 PM
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Im in the process of unloading my unions and probably switching to bent metals. I will keep a pair or two (I really like how my Atlas pairs with my BSOD) but I keep having some of those common problems with loosening etc.
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Care to sell? I could still cancel my order. My board is a hunk too. Got any extra?

Iím 6.1 with size 12 so I am sure we can swap gear.

If you want to consider I can cancel my order. No Biggie. I can always use my current bindings.

Let me know...
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No extra boards, I probably wont sell any bindings until pre-season next year. Good luck though!
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Thanks bro. My Binding order got cancelled. Ha. And Craigís list ainít as fruitful as it used to be.

Would love to buy a $600 set up but then I thinkóthatís 10 lift tickets.

Not this year though. Shits gotten so expensive.
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This is for me, made me feel personally attacked.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFwrOPT6PIs

My shit is kinda wild. I am getting at least a set of bindings tomorrow, maybe a new board. Next season I want to add a Rome Ravine Select and DOD or Katana bindings and do a full Rome kit.

Must suck to just be bigdave.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: artskool on February 18, 2021, 06:23:09 PM
I'm secretly a member of the snowboard industry. AMA.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 18, 2021, 06:25:33 PM
I'm secretly a member of the snowboard industry. AMA.

Youíre not very good at secrets, eh.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 18, 2021, 06:35:43 PM
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90% rider, 10% gear.
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What a silly comment. Iím just looking for a decent set of bindings that are comfortable.

Thanks for all the advice guys. I just ordered the Solomon bindings because they seem to be frequently reviewed and I save $80.00 cause apparently no one wants Ďchampagneí color way. Also, they seem to be comparable to the other bindings you guys use or recommend.

Appreciate the help guys.

And Telly...since gear isnít important Iíd be happy to sell you a pair of 5 year old Flow large bindings for $75.00 shipped (lower 48).

I ride burtons.  I currently rock the genesis but also have a pair of malavitas a couple years newer(which if youíre familiar with burtons trickle down technology type program, means they are about the same binding.  So no, I donít want your garbage flows. 
The problem was your question.  Asking for something thatís ďcomfortableĒ is ridiculous.  For example, burton sells a shitload of cartels, but when I used them they hurt my feet so badly I thought something was messed up(stress fracture maybe). Then I went back to some missions and problem was gone.  But I had never heard anything bad about the cartel, and it was probably the most popular binding at the time(2005-2008 sometime). So silly is expecting to get a good recommendation for you based on someone elseís anatomy.
Just buy any burton or union, they got shit nailed down. 

In the interest Of olive branches: right now would be the time to start scouring cl and fb marketplace for good deals on snowboard purchased for covid purchases.  Deals will be better next spring, but a wave of barely used equipment is coming. 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 18, 2021, 07:59:32 PM
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90% rider, 10% gear.
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What a silly comment. Iím just looking for a decent set of bindings that are comfortable.

Thanks for all the advice guys. I just ordered the Solomon bindings because they seem to be frequently reviewed and I save $80.00 cause apparently no one wants Ďchampagneí color way. Also, they seem to be comparable to the other bindings you guys use or recommend.

Appreciate the help guys.

And Telly...since gear isnít important Iíd be happy to sell you a pair of 5 year old Flow large bindings for $75.00 shipped (lower 48).
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I ride burtons.  I currently rock the genesis but also have a pair of malavitas a couple years newer(which if youíre familiar with burtons trickle down technology type program, means they are about the same binding.  So no, I donít want your garbage flows. 
The problem was your question.  Asking for something thatís ďcomfortableĒ is ridiculous.  For example, burton sells a shitload of cartels, but when I used them they hurt my feet so badly I thought something was messed up(stress fracture maybe). Then I went back to some missions and problem was gone.  But I had never heard anything bad about the cartel, and it was probably the most popular binding at the time(2005-2008 sometime). So silly is expecting to get a good recommendation for you based on someone elseís anatomy.
Just buy any burton or union, they got shit nailed down. 

In the interest Of olive branches: right now would be the time to start scouring cl and fb marketplace for good deals on snowboard purchased for covid purchases.  Deals will be better next spring, but a wave of barely used equipment is coming.

It is a fair point that each foot is different but you also admit that flow bindings are garbage. I have never had bindings I like and that were comfortable on my feet. So, I am really interested in the bindings with the 3D molded straps.

I actually just spent the last 2 hours trying to fine tune my flow bindings cause we got 10 inches and there is an abandoned ski hill 30 min. From my house that I hike. Maybe I can squeeze one more season out of these shitty things and just buy a complete.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 18, 2021, 09:00:09 PM
I do believe the flow system is crap. But I also believe that itís 90/10 rider/gear.
Iím a much better snowboarder than skateboarder.  Letís be real, itís a lot easier and being a long time skateboarder allowed me to be comfortable standing sideways, so my learning curve was probably lesser.
Buuut, in my original response I didnít say anything bad about flows because that was irrelevant.  I know I could take beat to shit rental gear and rip as well as 90% percent of the snowboarders at my local area.  So I guess my point was donít worry too much about your gear.  Yes, there are advantages to better stuff but you can ride anything, so donít worry too much about it.
Also find a way to get a discount.
Also, sigh, check ďthe house.Ē
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Skatebeard on February 18, 2021, 11:42:13 PM
Pro tip after 10+ years of riding Unions - on a brand new set, strip them down and loctite the bolts.

Once you do that they should pretty much never let you down, but the factory loctite they use is fairly rubbish, in the early days I lost a bolt or two on the hill on new pairs.

I don't buy snowboard gear with anything like the voracity I used to, my mountain stick is a 14/15 Capita Ultrafear which pretty much does it all to a reasonable degree...and that's got a pair of Union Forces on it which must be coming up 8 years old now.

Riding rails indoors tanks your gear a lot faster, when I was riding indoor snow every week I would get through a couple of boards a year no bother...

I'm actually a park shaper at my local indoor slope, but it's been closed since pretty much this time last year due to Covid. Haven't strapped in since I had a concussion Jan last year, this has been the longest i've not ridden in about 15 years.

Get friendly with the distros, always a good way to get discounted gear that's kicking around the warehouse. I've had more than a few cheap boards over the years from talking to the right people.

Flow bindings are dogshit... stick with Union, Rome or Burton.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 19, 2021, 02:23:10 AM
I donít know much about snowboard gear, shit is just fun for me, but the tooless adjuster on my heel popped right out my brand new Unions the first day, at the top of the mountain. Pretty pissed and hope they can hook me up with a new one.

Wish I came in here and consulted with Cucktard before scooping a set up, you seem to know your shit. I kinda do all terrain, from powder to ice, lil park here and there

Rome Stale Crewzer
Union Scottyís
Nike Vapen

Thanks. My winter gig is instructing. Been riding since Ď87. I try to keep up with whatís happening, although my own gear is all several years old, I just try to use it as long as possible.

As for the 90% rider, 10% gear, that only applies to fucking rulers that can shred anything.

The rest of us have to make it as easy and comfortable as we can. Good gear for the right conditions can change lives.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 19, 2021, 01:03:56 PM


As for the 90% rider, 10% gear, that only applies to fucking rulers that can shred anything.



I know Iím good, but I wouldnít have classified myself as a ďruler.Ē  I will now
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: YungJugg on February 19, 2021, 01:25:14 PM
Ha didnít know I was a ďrulerĒ either.

90/10 rider/gear definitely makes sense. Lotta snowboarders are elitists about gear, shits pretty kooky. People on little east coast mountains will shun me once I mention I only rode rentals for 10+ years, while those same people would not be able to keep up with said rental at places like Jacksonhole and Snowbird. It is such a privileged activity though, bound to be some snobs.

That said once you have your own complete thereís no going back.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 19, 2021, 01:55:57 PM
Ha didnít know I was a ďrulerĒ either.

90/10 rider/gear definitely makes sense. Lotta snowboarders are elitists about gear, shits pretty kooky. People on little east coast mountains will shun me once I mention I only rode rentals for 10+ years, while those same people would not be able to keep up with said rental at places like Jacksonhole and Snowbird. It is such a privileged activity though, bound to be some snobs.

That said once you have your own complete thereís no going back.

Where were you at? Hunter? That place is a little to ritzy for my taste.

Check out Belleayre next time you go to the Catskills.

It was built by the locals before Whiteface/Gore purchased.

They used to have $30.00 Wednesday tickets and a great bar at the bottom of the hill.

https://www.belleayre.com/
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 19, 2021, 02:25:28 PM
When I say ‘rule’, I don’t mean you can do 5’s on rental equipment.

I mean you can charge anything, if it’s a 145 or a 171, lay down trenches, rip an alpine board switch, throw down 7s on a split board with a full pack.

I really mean get on ANY board and kill it.

I’ve only seen a couple of people that can do this, with that kind of talent where the board really doesn’t matter. And while I don’t know any of you personally, I highly doubt you are included in the above.

If you don’t get the irony of complaining snowboarders do this too much while posting on the official skateboard site of gear snobbery, you’re lost.

And since most rippers skate too, it’s a moot point anyways to compare ‘snowboarders’ to ‘skaters’. It’s pretty much the same thing.

When I say equipment matters, I mean as an instructor, I see people struggle with improper equipment all the time. Not sized right, not the right camber for what they want to do, etc. I’m not talking about brands or models. I’m talking about having equipment that gives you the most help to achieve whatever you are trying to do, be it pow, park, or freeriding.

I use old equipment too. I get most of my stuff from the second-hand stores. It’s not about ‘gear snobbery’. It’s about having shit that fits you and helps you more than hinders you.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 19, 2021, 03:05:53 PM
When I say Ďruleí, I donít mean you can do 5ís on rental equipment.

I mean you can charge anything, if itís a 145 or a 171, lay down trenches, rip an alpine board switch, throw down 7s on a split board with a full pack.

I really mean get on ANY board and kill it.

Iíve only seen a couple of people that can do this, with that kind of talent where the board really doesnít matter. And while I donít know any of you personally, I highly doubt you are included in the above.

If you donít get the irony of complaining snowboarders do this too much while posting on the official skateboard site of gear snobbery, youíre lost.

And since most rippers skate too, itís a moot point anyways to compare Ďsnowboardersí to Ďskatersí. Itís pretty much the same thing.

When I say equipment matters, I mean as an instructor, I see people struggle with improper equipment all the time. Not sized right, not the right camber for what they want to do, etc. Iím not talking about brands or models. Iím talking about having equipment that gives you the most help to achieve whatever you are trying to do, be it pow, park, or freeriding.

I use old equipment too. I get most of my stuff from the second-hand stores. Itís not about Ďgear snobberyí. Itís about having shit that fits you and helps you more than hinders you.

Nobody is ripping an alpine board switch.  Unless youíre talking about a ďfree ridingĒ board(think burton supermodel or similar tapered, set back board).  But if youíre taking about a hard booted, ski binding-esque alpine board, nobody is doing that.  Travis rice would struggle with both feet pointed uphill trying to turn.

I do agree that fit is important.  If your boots are too big and your heel lifts up inside your boot then yeah, youíre going to struggle.  But millions of people learned to ski or snowboard before Shane McConkey mounted a pair of water skis and rode down an Alaskan mountain face.  So it can be done.  Maybe not as easily as reverse camber or early rise tips, but still very doable. 
If you can do 5ís on rental equipment youíre still probably in the top 20% of riders, because thatís difficult. 

But me personally, I will charge anything.  14Ē of powder at keystone and I ripped everything with a 146 nug because its 90% rider and 10% equipment.  I could do it just as easily on a 170, but I like to turn more than twice and I donít own a 170.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: YungJugg on February 19, 2021, 03:50:58 PM
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Ha didnít know I was a ďrulerĒ either.

90/10 rider/gear definitely makes sense. Lotta snowboarders are elitists about gear, shits pretty kooky. People on little east coast mountains will shun me once I mention I only rode rentals for 10+ years, while those same people would not be able to keep up with said rental at places like Jacksonhole and Snowbird. It is such a privileged activity though, bound to be some snobs.

That said once you have your own complete thereís no going back.
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Where were you at? Hunter? That place is a little to ritzy for my taste.

Check out Belleayre next time you go to the Catskills.

It was built by the locals before Whiteface/Gore purchased.

They used to have $30.00 Wednesday tickets and a great bar at the bottom of the hill.

https://www.belleayre.com/

Iíve actually never been to Belleayre, is it fun? I didnít mind Hunter, feel like Windham has better stuff for a Catskill mountain but Iím not tryna pay Windham prices for a Catskill mountain haha.

When I say Ďruleí, I donít mean you can do 5ís on rental equipment.

I mean you can charge anything, if itís a 145 or a 171, lay down trenches, rip an alpine board switch, throw down 7s on a split board with a full pack.

I really mean get on ANY board and kill it.

Iíve only seen a couple of people that can do this, with that kind of talent where the board really doesnít matter. And while I donít know any of you personally, I highly doubt you are included in the above.

If you donít get the irony of complaining snowboarders do this too much while posting on the official skateboard site of gear snobbery, youíre lost.

And since most rippers skate too, itís a moot point anyways to compare Ďsnowboardersí to Ďskatersí. Itís pretty much the same thing.

When I say equipment matters, I mean as an instructor, I see people struggle with improper equipment all the time. Not sized right, not the right camber for what they want to do, etc. Iím not talking about brands or models. Iím talking about having equipment that gives you the most help to achieve whatever you are trying to do, be it pow, park, or freeriding.

I use old equipment too. I get most of my stuff from the second-hand stores. Itís not about Ďgear snobberyí. Itís about having shit that fits you and helps you more than hinders you.

Sheesh talk about a reactionary response. I wasnít calling you a snob good sir, unless the shoe fits. All I said is that Iíve had multiple instances where people literally do not continue the conversation once I mention Iíve rented the past decade plus, which comes across as snobby.

Of course you want your shit to fit correctly..
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 19, 2021, 04:01:02 PM
Iím out of olive branches, so...

Whatís the difference between god and a snowboard instructor?
God doesnít think s/he can teach people how to snowboard.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 19, 2021, 06:01:05 PM
@YungJugg

Belleayre is the best mountain south of VT.

It is 30 min. West of Kingston, NY so no one really knows about it.

It doesnít have restaurants, just a bar with food.

Itís deep in the woods so the wind doesnít cut through like at Hunter.

They have glades and the ski patrol never bothers you.

They also have border cross that they leave open.

It is the most relaxed least corporate mountain.

Kinda like Okemo vs. Killington even though Iíve never been to Killington.

Belleayre reminds me of a smaller Okemo.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 19, 2021, 07:48:46 PM

Nobody is ripping an alpine board switch.  Unless you’re talking about a “free riding” board(think burton supermodel or similar tapered, set back board).  But if you’re taking about a hard booted, ski binding-esque alpine board, nobody is doing that.  Travis rice would struggle with both feet pointed uphill trying to turn.

You don’t know who I know.

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But millions of people learned to ski or snowboard before Shane McConkey mounted a pair of water skis and rode down an Alaskan mountain face.  So it can be done.  Maybe not as easily as reverse camber

This is my exact point. Shane can do it because he’s a fucking monster. The rest of us need good equipment to do anything close. EQUIPMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

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But me personally, I will charge anything.  14” of powder at keystone and I ripped everything with a 146 nug because its 90% rider and 10% equipment.  I could do it just as easily on a 170, but I like to turn more than twice and I don’t own a 170.

Oh,, you ‘ripped’ shin-deep powder? So what?

This also demonstrates the point. You have obviously never ridden shitty equipment. Primitive stuff where basic riding is challenging. And to see someone truly talented be able to rip on it.

I’m a mediocre rider. I’ve managed to get good enough to instruct mostly from sheer time on the board, AS WELL AS ADVANCES IN TECH THAT ALLOW ME TO DO SHIT I COULDN'T DO OTHERWISE.

Goddamn right what you use can help or hinder you. You, deluding yourself into thinking you’re doing something special riding in powder on a short board. The is not special, especially when you are riding a high-end volume-shifted board with a rocker. No shit it can ride powder. Nugs are fine in powder. In this case the board is helping you. It’s designed to.

Not hindering you like a cambered 147 from the 90’s would have.

I’m not saying equipment is everything. Of course the rider is the most important thing.

But when you play down how much the right equipment can help you, it’s obvious you’ve never tried to shred on shit equipment.

To make it clear, the only people this ‘90% rider 10% equipment’ idea is relavant to us pros. They are so good that they can ride equipment that would hinder anyone else.

It’s specifically because equipment can hinder or help the majority of us is why I want to make this point.

If you hold onto the 90% rider idea, and advice you give to ‘normal’ people will be shit. You’re basically telling a normal rider that equipment doesn’t matter, when in fact it can make a huge difference.

That attitude is what I want to avoid in this thread, so people asking for advice will get good advice, not just ‘ride better. It’s all on you, bro’.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 19, 2021, 08:40:31 PM
I shit you not, this is the first Ďrealí snowboard I ever rode:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0036/2852/files/Vintage-Burton-Performer-Elite-Snowboard-c-1985.jpg?104002)

Had the worst snowboarding night of my life with Sorel boots and a snowboard with fins not edges. I kept falling going up the rope toe. Kept getting thrown by the ski ruts.

No one could rip on that hunk.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dad_Brains on February 19, 2021, 08:57:00 PM
Iím out of olive branches, so...

Whatís the difference between god and a snowboard instructor?
God doesnít think s/he can teach people how to snowboard.

Instructors were the worst when I was working the lifts for a few years. They thought they were as privileged as patrol (theyíre not) to try and get past the full lift line and would always think the owned the mountain. Was always good to see the park crew or lifties go straight after the instructors off a hit/rail/jump and one up them every time.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 19, 2021, 10:41:16 PM
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Nobody is ripping an alpine board switch.  Unless youíre talking about a ďfree ridingĒ board(think burton supermodel or similar tapered, set back board).  But if youíre taking about a hard booted, ski binding-esque alpine board, nobody is doing that.  Travis rice would struggle with both feet pointed uphill trying to turn.
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You donít know who I know.

Calling straight bullshit on this. 

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This is my exact point. Shane can do it because heís a fucking monster. The rest of us need good equipment to do anything close. EQUIPMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

My point was that pre Shaneís lines, everything was done on positive cambered equipment and a lot of people skied in the 80ís.  A lot. 

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But me personally, I will charge anything.  14Ē of powder at keystone and I ripped everything with a 146 nug because its 90% rider and 10% equipment.  I could do it just as easily on a 170, but I like to turn more than twice and I donít own a 170.
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Oh,, you Ďrippedí shin-deep powder? So what?

Well, a) powder is way more difficult to ride in and if I had a supermodel or Malalo or whatever todayís pow boards are called I would have ridden it but I didnít so I ripped anyway on the board I have instead of renting something tapered and set back to facilitate float.   90/10. And b) Midwest born and raised and I kept up with anybody and passed almost everybody else.   I am a good snowboarder, itís one of the few things I am very confident doing.  Iíve also ridden Sierra cement on a 158 custom(cambered) and did the same thing.  In that case I moved my bindings back and didnít ride switch but it worked well and I had a great time. 

This also demonstrates the point. You have obviously never ridden shitty equipment. Primitive stuff where basic riding is challenging. And to see someone truly talented be able to rip on it.
I learned to snowboard in college while working at a crappy Midwest resort on rental equipment at a time when snowboards were expensive and used equipment wasnít floating around Craigslist and fb marketplace.  So I used free rentals for two seasons.  Whatever you think that means and the first board I bought was an air walk for $80 and frankenbindings from various sources.  The board had a foam core and would practically bend in half.  Then it snapped in half when I caught an edge landing about 90 degrees shy of where I had meant be. 

Iím a mediocre rider. Iíve managed to get good enough to instruct mostly from sheer time on the board, AS WELL AS ADVANCES IN TECH THAT ALLOW ME TO DO SHIT I COULDN'T DO OTHERWISE.

Goddamn right what you use can help or hinder you. You, deluding yourself into thinking youíre doing something special riding in powder on a short board. The is not special, especially when you are riding a high-end volume-shifted board with a rocker. No shit it can ride powder. Nugs are fine in powder. In this case the board is helping you. Itís designed to.

Nugs are great in powder.  And groomers. Slush. Park.  Everywhere.

Not hindering you like a cambered 147 from the 90ís would have.

Iím not saying equipment is everything. Of course the rider is the most important thing.

But when you play down how much the right equipment can help you, itís obvious youíve never tried to shred on shit equipment.

To make it clear, the only people this Ď90% rider 10% equipmentí idea is relavant to us pros. They are so good that they can ride equipment that would hinder anyone else.

Itís specifically because equipment can hinder or help the majority of us is why I want to make this point.

If you hold onto the 90% rider idea, and advice you give to Ďnormalí people will be shit. Youíre basically telling a normal rider that equipment doesnít matter, when in fact it can make a huge difference.

That attitude is what I want to avoid in this thread, so people asking for advice will get good advice, not just Ďride better. Itís all on you, broí.

So you just want to blame your budget for your lack of advancement?   I donít know what to say.  Go for it. 
Of course your equipment can help or hinder you, but it helps or hinders, not allows or disallows.   
Personally I got a good deal on some burton genesis bindings so I bought them.  Love em.  Great bindings.  Excellent straps.  Then a couple years later I got a great deal on some malavitas.  Itís a step down in ďperformanceĒ but they are also very nice bindings so of course I bought them because 90/10.
When I slip out landing or skid a turn I make a mental note to correct what I did wrong next time, not wish I had equipment that would allow me to be better without being better. 
Fuck man, how is this hard?  Give me any skateboard and I will heelflip it.  If I have unlimited tries.(fuck off if you mention penny boards) And it will never be any fault of the skateboard(in design, shape, grip tape brand) when I miss.

90/10 was never suggesting he should ride better, but not to worry too much about his gear and just ride. 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 20, 2021, 10:25:06 AM
Whatís funny is Iím living the sub-par product dream.

(https://i.imgur.com/tcAZg0U.jpg)

2007 Morrow $80 on Craigís List
2012 Flow Trilogy bought in 2015 from Evo for $129
2015 Vans Encore on sale for $140 in 2015 (great boots though)

Advantages are I never have to lock my board up and I grind granite w/o hesitation.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 21, 2021, 08:27:12 PM
Fuck

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLjxw71HUSj/?igshid=vpkugow2z3z8
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 21, 2021, 08:53:07 PM
If youíre thinking that might be about the ballsiest move ever done on a snowboard then we do agree on something
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 21, 2021, 08:53:33 PM
Was it on purpose? 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on February 22, 2021, 12:40:32 PM
yea that wallride was crazy,saw that the other day.

You requipment will definetly help the rider to a certain degree. If I ride a softer board, I get soo much chatter on groomers and whatnot goin fast - but not with my main board - custom x. Same for camber and whatnot. That Flying V rocker stuff sucks on grommers - good fo jibbing and stuff, but thats not my cup of tea.

Equipment isnt everything, but it will really help to a certain degree (and make your day allot more pleasureable).
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Telly on February 22, 2021, 01:13:04 PM
yea that wallride was crazy,saw that the other day.

You requipment will definetly help the rider to a certain degree. If I ride a softer board, I get soo much chatter on groomers and whatnot goin fast - but not with my main board - custom x. Same for camber and whatnot. That Flying V rocker stuff sucks on grommers - good fo jibbing and stuff, but thats not my cup of tea.

Equipment isnt everything, but it will really help to a certain degree (and make your day allot more pleasureable).

Blah blah blah blame the equipment.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on February 23, 2021, 10:52:39 AM
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yea that wallride was crazy,saw that the other day.

You requipment will definetly help the rider to a certain degree. If I ride a softer board, I get soo much chatter on groomers and whatnot goin fast - but not with my main board - custom x. Same for camber and whatnot. That Flying V rocker stuff sucks on grommers - good fo jibbing and stuff, but thats not my cup of tea.

Equipment isnt everything, but it will really help to a certain degree (and make your day allot more pleasureable).
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Blah blah blah blame the equipment.

You must be Gods gift to snowboarding then. Youre def better than I am.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 23, 2021, 01:03:49 PM
Went hiking and abandon ski hill with my 8 YO son this past Saturday. He was standing on my board in the bindings just cruising down the hill and bailing when he got going too fast. Found a board on craigslist and bought it for him last night. Boots, board and bindings for $125. Heís out on the local hill right now figuring it out with his mom. Hoping heíll stick with it so Iíll have a wing man to go to the local resorts with.

Iím hopeful this is a gateway to skateboarding, which he is currently scared to do right now.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 23, 2021, 02:21:38 PM
Went hiking and abandon ski hill with my 8 YO son this past Saturday. He was standing on my board in the bindings just cruising down the hill and bailing when he got going too fast. Found a board on craigslist and bought it for him last night. Boots, board and bindings for $125. Heís out on the local hill right now figuring it out with his mom. Hoping heíll stick with it so Iíll have a wing man to go to the local resorts with.

Iím hopeful this is a gateway to skateboarding, which he is currently scared to do right now.

If you can spare the cash, I recommend a lesson. If you donít have the cash, find a beginner instructor and offer them some beer in exchange  for a lesson.

There are definitely easier and harder ways to learn. I learned on my own, and what took me 3 weeks to figure out on my own (with lots of crashing) can be learned safely in an afternoon, with a good instructor.

You get turning and having fun faster, with less falls.

Of course most people eventually figure it out, but it takes longer, and they might pick up some habits like kicking the board around.

Either way, I hope he loves it and it works out for you.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: friendly dave on February 23, 2021, 02:28:18 PM
Forgive the redbull link. Kings and Queens of Corbet's is one of my favorite ski/snowboard contests of the year.

https://www.redbull.com/us-en/live/kings-and-queens-of-corbets
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 23, 2021, 03:35:59 PM
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Went hiking and abandon ski hill with my 8 YO son this past Saturday. He was standing on my board in the bindings just cruising down the hill and bailing when he got going too fast. Found a board on craigslist and bought it for him last night. Boots, board and bindings for $125. Heís out on the local hill right now figuring it out with his mom. Hoping heíll stick with it so Iíll have a wing man to go to the local resorts with.

Iím hopeful this is a gateway to skateboarding, which he is currently scared to do right now.
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If you can spare the cash, I recommend a lesson. If you donít have the cash, find a beginner instructor and offer them some beer in exchange  for a lesson.

There are definitely easier and harder ways to learn. I learned on my own, and what took me 3 weeks to figure out on my own (with lots of crashing) can be learned safely in an afternoon, with a good instructor.

You get turning and having fun faster, with less falls.

Of course most people eventually figure it out, but it takes longer, and they might pick up some habits like kicking the board around.

Either way, I hope he loves it and it works out for you.

Thanks bro.

I believe your kids are younger right?

With my daughter I bought a teach and ride. It was good. They had a mini half pipe on a slight incline so they could carve and pump.

She wasnít that interested but my son has a perfect stance.

Iíll probably do the same with him.

Kids nowadays want instant gratification so I doubt my son would tolerate the abuse I put myself through learning to snowboard. Being lapped and teased until I was able to keep up.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 23, 2021, 04:18:25 PM
I have a 2-year old.
Was going to start her on skis, but got a Burton ringlet from a friend and am surprised how well it works.

At this point itís still 90% playing in the snow to 10% strapped in, but she likes it, and is starting to use her edges.

A point will come when sheíll stop listening to me, and it will be better for someone else to teach her. At that point Iíll put her in lessons.

But learning sideslipping on toes and heels first (basic speed control)  before just letting them go straight and crash helps them get confidence.

Unless you got the kind of kid who likes eating shit. In that case, let Ďem learn some on their own.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on February 23, 2021, 06:46:14 PM
Snoboarding didnt work for my 3 YO at all. I also bought a ringlet. Hed stand on it, and slide donw abit. Even got him a few lessons as they tend to listen to a teacher a little more. Didnt really work out either.

We decided to put him on skis, in a group lesson type of thing the following year. After his 2nd lesson we hit the chair!  Skiing was quite a bit easier for my son to learn and its kinda win win all around as we can actually hit some trails together. My youngest son went right to skis as well - started at 3, did ok, but allot better this year. We hit the family style glades last sat. He got stuck in the snow, was funny. He didnt think it was that funny though...

Its a great family activity, so good luck with your son, I hope he picks it up. Like someone above mentioned, splurge for a lesson if you can, it can really help!

Good luck!
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on February 24, 2021, 01:54:37 PM
Forgive the redbull link. Kings and Queens of Corbet's is one of my favorite ski/snowboard contests of the year.

https://www.redbull.com/us-en/live/kings-and-queens-of-corbets
thanks for that. I’ll check it out later on today.

And if you don’t know about Chad Otterstrom’s insta, you are missing out. This man is a goddamn National treasure. Easily the best snowboard insta I know of

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLp_OlPjfV7/?igshid=28b72gea91nk
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on February 24, 2021, 04:20:33 PM
Ill give him a follow for sure.

Check @beau_bishop I enjoy his page.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on March 07, 2021, 05:46:03 PM
Just a follow-up...

Decided to buy a complete. Figure this board will last until I have to change my riding style from all mountain freestyle to just all mountain.

For bindings I ordered K2 Formulas cause I got a deal on last yearís bindings for $154. Seems like they are a solid middle of the road binding.

For a board I was thinking of getting the Gnu Antigravity but I donít think I would like Magne Traction. I need a wide deck so I was thinking of getting a volume shift deck. Since I rarely see anything more than artificial snow I was thinking a shorter deck would be more like a skateboard.

Iíve had the K2 Party Platter 152 in my cart but I am in no rush because a bunch of different sellers are offering 20% discount right now.

Anyone got any suggestions? Also, how do you guys feel about Magne Traction? Too catchy?

Any board brands you guys like? Thanks.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on March 07, 2021, 07:26:37 PM
Just a follow-up...

Decided to buy a complete. Figure this board will last until I have to change my riding style from all mountain freestyle to just all mountain.

For bindings I ordered K2 Formulas cause I got a deal on last year’s bindings for $154. Seems like they are a solid middle of the road binding.

For a board I was thinking of getting the Gnu Antigravity but I don’t think I would like Magne Traction. I need a wide deck so I was thinking of getting a volume shift deck. Since I rarely see anything more than artificial snow I was thinking a shorter deck would be more like a skateboard.

I’ve had the K2 Party Platter 152 in my cart but I am in no rush because a bunch of different sellers are offering 20% discount right now.

Anyone got any suggestions? Also, how do you guys feel about Magne Traction? Too catchy?

Any board brands you guys like? Thanks.

Just some thoughts

Short boards are fun if you like to jib and spin. But because they’re so short, they won’t give you much edge grip if your local is usually icy.

A longer board will help with that.

Same goes for the camber profile. Rocker boards are deigned to be playful, which means less surface in contact with the snow. In something like powder, this works well. But on hard pack, it can squirrely.

Like someone will likely chime in, it’s not the board, it’s all on you. Yes, you can use short, rockered boards on ice. But it just makes things harder.

So I recommend something average or a bit longer rather than shorter, and with traditional camber.

And even if you want to spin and do tricks, as long as the board isn’t too stiff, it should be fine.

Magnetraction kind of helps on ice actually. It’s there to offset the problems created by the rockers all Lib Tech boards have. And actually a lot of board companies, like Burton actually use a very subtle type of magnetraction under the feet to help with grip. Lin Tech’s is just more extreme.

Most board companies make decent stuff, it’s just finding out what you mainly want to ride and how you want to ride and narrow down from there.

Want to do a lot of switch? Get a twin. Not much switch? A directional will be better. Looks like you already know that last part with picking an antigravity.

I use a cambered twin, a Rome MOD that works well for what I want to do. But I’ve heard the new ones are garbage, so I can’t recommend anything from this year.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: 2th on March 07, 2021, 08:32:29 PM
i feel obligated to give snowboarding another shot given that i have moved to Vancouver since i last tried it. probably a slightly better time when you're not driving 4 hours to a hill made out of garbage
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: artskool on March 08, 2021, 11:08:26 AM
Anybody catch roller surfer Ben snowboarding on IG? I don't know if it's possible to repost, but check his stories. He rips, of course.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 09, 2021, 07:57:16 AM
What the insta handle?

2th, I envy you. 2 hr drive to whistler from Van right? what about Grouse and mT Seymour. Are they closer to Van?

And Camber all the way. Like Cucktard said, rockers are for jibs and stuff - they suck balls on groomers.

 


Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: 2th on March 09, 2021, 12:43:41 PM
yee 2 hours to whistler and the other two are super close. i dont know how close cause i havent gone myself but i work with people who go before a late shift so must be pretty easy to get to. i think you can take transit at lest most of the way there cause i always see people coming from north van with skis
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on March 09, 2021, 02:03:01 PM
yee 2 hours to whistler and the other two are super close. i dont know how close cause i havent gone myself but i work with people who go before a late shift so must be pretty easy to get to. i think you can take transit at lest most of the way there cause i always see people coming from north van with skis

Really easy to get to. 30-40 minutes from downtown by car  if the traffic is good.
And 3 really good hills. I worked Cypress for a season, you have night skiing too.

The only thing that sucks is sometimes the rain.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: 2th on March 09, 2021, 03:50:38 PM
yeah i gotta go up there. no excuses once i get my shot lol
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: graypubes on March 09, 2021, 04:11:45 PM
Just a follow-up...

Decided to buy a complete. Figure this board will last until I have to change my riding style from all mountain freestyle to just all mountain.

For bindings I ordered K2 Formulas cause I got a deal on last yearís bindings for $154. Seems like they are a solid middle of the road binding.

For a board I was thinking of getting the Gnu Antigravity but I donít think I would like Magne Traction. I need a wide deck so I was thinking of getting a volume shift deck. Since I rarely see anything more than artificial snow I was thinking a shorter deck would be more like a skateboard.

Iíve had the K2 Party Platter 152 in my cart but I am in no rush because a bunch of different sellers are offering 20% discount right now.

Anyone got any suggestions? Also, how do you guys feel about Magne Traction? Too catchy?

Any board brands you guys like? Thanks.

Magne traction is a godsend in icy conditions and in fluffy conditions you wont feel a difference. No reason to worry about it.

I like my niche deck and i liked my capita before that.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: YungJugg on March 10, 2021, 08:59:53 AM
Anyone else ride the opposite stance they skate? Skate goofy and snowboard regular. Never surfed, wonder what stance Iíd identify as.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on March 10, 2021, 02:40:39 PM
Anybody catch roller surfer Ben snowboarding on IG? I don't know if it's possible to repost, but check his stories. He rips, of course.

Ben destroys, man. His style in either skate or snow is so damn good.

New Slush Video Mag is out....being a former employee of 411 I cant help but notice the format and stuff being so similar.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dad_Brains on March 10, 2021, 09:53:18 PM
yeah i gotta go up there. no excuses once i get my shot lol

I used to hit grouse after work when I lived there. Was working on west 4th at a snowboard shop so we had some shop passes for there along with Cyprus. Grouse is fun at night looking out over the city, plus weíd take a few beers up. There were times Iíd get the bus, then ferry then bus to there which was a bit annoying but free riding made up for that
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 11, 2021, 08:15:56 AM
Van sounds like the place to be!!

I hit up Kicking horse this winter - Shit was fun!! You guys are soo lucky put west compared to the east coast. Awesome hills!
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sometimeperhaps on March 14, 2021, 04:46:19 PM
Anyone else ride the opposite stance they skate? Skate goofy and snowboard regular. Never surfed, wonder what stance Iíd identify as.

I do, and have the same stances as you. No idea why that is. I started snowboarding a couple years before I started skating. I don't remember if I ever tried switching stances when I learned to skate or not. Either way, my switch game on a snowboard is heaps better than on a skateboard.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: metsuri on March 15, 2021, 06:14:30 AM
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Anyone else ride the opposite stance they skate? Skate goofy and snowboard regular. Never surfed, wonder what stance Iíd identify as.
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I do, and have the same stances as you. No idea why that is. I started snowboarding a couple years before I started skating. I don't remember if I ever tried switching stances when I learned to skate or not. Either way, my switch game on a snowboard is heaps better than on a skateboard.

That's the most insane thing ever. Makes no sense to me at all. A board is a board, why would you decide to stand the other way on a different board is beyond me :-D

There are surprisingly many people who do that and who are really good at both.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on March 15, 2021, 06:53:34 AM
I had an ex that was like that. Learned how to snowboard one way before she knew her proper stance. Then learned how to skate a bit after and found out her real stance. She eventually switched her snowboard stance, but still got on and off the lift switch out of habit.

Lots of people get their stance misdiagnosed as beginner snowboarders. In Japan, where conformity reigns supreme, there was a time in the 90s when it was about 90% regular-foot riders, despite natural variation (I estimate it to be around 55-60% regular)

Someone (like a rental shop or a friend) will give someone shitty advice, like Ďyouíre kicking leg goes in the back, so you can kick your board aroundí and stuff, when itís not really true.

Or they will borrow a board with the opposite stance set up and learn that way.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on March 15, 2021, 09:15:18 AM
My wife and my daughter are taking their first ever lessons this weekend at Mammoth. Pretty psyched for that.

I took them out on my Ditch Witch, set up to be a cruiser right now, so they could learn which way they stand and get comfortable shifting their body weight and stuff. The stance stuff is weird. no idea why someone would skate one way and snowboard the other as their natural primary stance, but ok. I surf/skate/snowboard all regular foot. Granted I can snowboard switch way better than I can the other two.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sometimeperhaps on March 15, 2021, 09:24:27 AM
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Anyone else ride the opposite stance they skate? Skate goofy and snowboard regular. Never surfed, wonder what stance Iíd identify as.
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I do, and have the same stances as you. No idea why that is. I started snowboarding a couple years before I started skating. I don't remember if I ever tried switching stances when I learned to skate or not. Either way, my switch game on a snowboard is heaps better than on a skateboard.
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That's the most insane thing ever. Makes no sense to me at all. A board is a board, why would you decide to stand the other way on a different board is beyond me :-D

There are surprisingly many people who do that and who are really good at both.

Yeah itís super weird. But I think itís somewhat common. Iíve seen skate footage from snowboarders and some of them follow suit.

I really wanna try surfing and see what happens there. I need to settle this once and for all.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: metsuri on March 16, 2021, 01:00:41 AM
I had an ex that was like that. Learned how to snowboard one way before she knew her proper stance. Then learned how to skate a bit after and found out her real stance. She eventually switched her snowboard stance, but still got on and off the lift switch out of habit.

Lots of people get their stance misdiagnosed as beginner snowboarders. In Japan, where conformity reigns supreme, there was a time in the 90s when it was about 90% regular-foot riders, despite natural variation (I estimate it to be around 55-60% regular)

Someone (like a rental shop or a friend) will give someone shitty advice, like Ďyouíre kicking leg goes in the back, so you can kick your board aroundí and stuff, when itís not really true.

Or they will borrow a board with the opposite stance set up and learn that way.

That's exactly what happened with my generation in Finland when we started skating in the late 80's. Most people my age here skate regular because that's just how you saw it done.

I might go out on limb here but I would guess that people who skate first will automatically end up riding the same stance, especially if you skate for a longer period of time before getting into snowboarding. I feel like stance is more of an important factor in skating, as it's way harder to get started. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 16, 2021, 06:26:16 AM
Big Dave - Surfing switch - do you just switch the stance and ride the surf board regular, or can you actually surf switch, meaning the boards tail is going forward?

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on March 16, 2021, 11:06:16 AM
Big Dave - Surfing switch - do you just switch the stance and ride the surf board regular, or can you actually surf switch, meaning the boards tail is going forward?

Surfing switch for me is mostly a stupid accident in which I wipe almost immediately.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: stets on March 16, 2021, 04:57:13 PM
I went snowboarding for the first time of the COVID season over the weekend. Two days at Big Bear. Besides the normal SoCal kook show of gawkers and flockers, conditions were good and I had a good time. Every time I go a year or more without snowboarding and come back to it, it's like falling in love all over again.

Now I just need to get new boots a half size up because the sample size boots I scored from a friend are smashing my feet...
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on March 16, 2021, 08:47:23 PM
I went snowboarding for the first time of the COVID season over the weekend. Two days at Big Bear. Besides the normal SoCal kook show of gawkers and flockers, conditions were good and I had a good time. Every time I go a year or more without snowboarding and come back to it, it's like falling in love all over again.

Now I just need to get new boots a half size up because the sample size boots I scored from a friend are smashing my feet...

Nice man, but yeah...that is Bear...been at Summit mostly when I've ridden local this year, or valley. The majority of my days have been travel: Colorado, Tahoe, Mammoth...headed back there Thursday. One more trip in May for their spring stuff. Really fun but I am ready to focus on skating and surfing for the summer.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 17, 2021, 08:30:49 AM
Id love to hit up some of the hills you mentioned Dave.

Mammoth seems pretty cool, and man does it dump there at times!! It boggles my mid that there can be such a nice hill with sooo much snow in California. Doesnt make sense - you guys really have it all!

Colorado and Utah one day.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on March 17, 2021, 11:40:46 AM
Id love to hit up some of the hills you mentioned Dave.

Mammoth seems pretty cool, and man does it dump there at times!! It boggles my mid that there can be such a nice hill with sooo much snow in California. Doesnt make sense - you guys really have it all!

Colorado and Utah one day.

Where are you from?

CA is great. I mean, let's face it...surf/skate/snow in one day can be a regular occurrence...

We are, like everyone, getting smacked with climate change. I am not sure the resorts in SoCal (Bear, Summit, Valley, Baldy, Mtn High, Waterman) may not exist in 25-40 years...
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 18, 2021, 07:40:30 AM
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Id love to hit up some of the hills you mentioned Dave.

Mammoth seems pretty cool, and man does it dump there at times!! It boggles my mid that there can be such a nice hill with sooo much snow in California. Doesnt make sense - you guys really have it all!

Colorado and Utah one day.
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Where are you from?

CA is great. I mean, let's face it...surf/skate/snow in one day can be a regular occurrence...

We are, like everyone, getting smacked with climate change. I am not sure the resorts in SoCal (Bear, Summit, Valley, Baldy, Mtn High, Waterman) may not exist in 25-40 years...

East Coast Canada - Montreal Quebec

Hills get a we bit icey at times in the winter, but better than nothing, We still get a good few dumps a year, but the best bet for bigger hills and allot of snow is to fly west to British Columbia. Lottta good hills there and great snow as well. Just sucks that it a plane ride away - cant really drive, unless your up for a 20 hr drive.

Ill hit up the hill hopefuly for the last go of the season on Sat, and then might be able to squeeze in a skate on Sunday - warming up and some people have shoveled and swept up the spots.

Should be good!

Ill take a pic of the local hill next time I go - its a small one, but perfect for the kids.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on March 18, 2021, 04:56:53 PM
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Id love to hit up some of the hills you mentioned Dave.

Mammoth seems pretty cool, and man does it dump there at times!! It boggles my mid that there can be such a nice hill with sooo much snow in California. Doesnt make sense - you guys really have it all!

Colorado and Utah one day.
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Where are you from?

CA is great. I mean, let's face it...surf/skate/snow in one day can be a regular occurrence...

We are, like everyone, getting smacked with climate change. I am not sure the resorts in SoCal (Bear, Summit, Valley, Baldy, Mtn High, Waterman) may not exist in 25-40 years...
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East Coast Canada - Montreal Quebec

Hills get a we bit icey at times in the winter, but better than nothing, We still get a good few dumps a year, but the best bet for bigger hills and allot of snow is to fly west to British Columbia. Lottta good hills there and great snow as well. Just sucks that it a plane ride away - cant really drive, unless your up for a 20 hr drive.

Ill hit up the hill hopefuly for the last go of the season on Sat, and then might be able to squeeze in a skate on Sunday - warming up and some people have shoveled and swept up the spots.

Should be good!

Ill take a pic of the local hill next time I go - its a small one, but perfect for the kids.

Donít you have Mt. Tremblant just outside the city? Always wanted to check it out since it gets a lot of good reviews. Also, Jay Peak is a hill that my buddy tells me a lot of Canadians ride at cause itís close to the border. Iíve never been but I understand they get a huge amount of snow fall there for whatever reason.

I hear you though, I wouldnít even think of riding w/o a helmet and I donít where a helmet unless required skateboarding. My one buddy still does not wear one and weíre drinking beers and hitting jumps. Heís nuts. Iíve hit my head so hard on icy hard pack that w/o my helmet I would have been knocked out cold. Shits hard in the East...
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 18, 2021, 05:14:44 PM
Yea, hard pack is the word. I ride with a helmet as well, so used to it now, and its quite comfy and warm!

Tremblant is a solid 2 hour drive. Really expensive and overrated IMO. Id rather drive 3 hours toward Quebec city for other hills (Massif / Ste Anne)

Used to go to Jay a bunch when  I was younger - Was 'closer' than it is now. They do get some nice dumps, its a fun hill. Th border is a real pain though. Its quite unpredictable time wise, and can easily through off your days. Some of my friends also have a record (DUI and other crap) and that always makes things complicated so long story short kinda avoid Vermont for now. Once my kids get older, well hit that up - Smugglers  / Jay / Sugarbush and Id like to try Stowe, but damn that place is pricey!!

I ski at Owls Head from time to time, which is right across the border from Jay. I can see Jay from the top of Owls Head on a clear day.(Mansonville Quebec).

Where do you snowboard at Garden Skater77?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on March 18, 2021, 06:28:57 PM
Yea, hard pack is the word. I ride with a helmet as well, so used to it now, and its quite comfy and warm!

Tremblant is a solid 2 hour drive. Really expensive and overrated IMO. Id rather drive 3 hours toward Quebec city for other hills (Massif / Ste Anne)

Used to go to Jay a bunch when  I was younger - Was 'closer' than it is now. They do get some nice dumps, its a fun hill. Th border is a real pain though. Its quite unpredictable time wise, and can easily through off your days. Some of my friends also have a record (DUI and other crap) and that always makes things complicated so long story short kinda avoid Vermont for now. Once my kids get older, well hit that up - Smugglers  / Jay / Sugarbush and Id like to try Stowe, but damn that place is pricey!!

I ski at Owls Head from time to time, which is right across the border from Jay. I can see Jay from the top of Owls Head on a clear day.(Mansonville Quebec).

Where do you snowboard at Garden Skater77?

NJ/PA/NY

I used to visit friends in VT. Okemo was the mountain where my friends worked at.

My work friend has a season pass at Smuggs. He loves it there cause Stowe is like Tremblant in that it is more Apres ski than small my vibes.

My favorite mountain is Belleayre in the Catskills. Itís a honky tonk mountain. Bar in the middle of the trail. No real ski patrol presence. Itís as close to a diy mountain as I have seen. Itís a real local mountain but itís part of White Face/Gore so they have seen a decent amount of improvements over the years.

I love snowboarding in the northeast when we get snow. When itís icy it hurts so bad falling.

BTWóthe clips of the snowboarding in downtown Montreal is so awesome. Montreal is a rad city itís just freaking windy and cold and Iíve never seen concrete look worse than on the overpass heading in to your city. Still, poutine and smoked meat sounds really good right now.

P.S. Owls Head is sick looking

(http://skicanadamag.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/DSC_8767.jpg)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 19, 2021, 10:02:05 AM
I had an old freind that used to hit up Ochemo - talked about it all the time.
We had a hard time at the border going to Jay cause of this guy...hehehe He had quite the past. Good stories though!!

Id love to try some of the hills up there in the Catskills - IVe heard of a few, and think I saw a few signs drving up towrds NY/NJ on the 87 i think?
Whiteface (Iceface) seems neat - Id love to try that bobsled run too. I keeo telling myself well go once the kids get a little older and hack a full day of skiing (aint payin for no half day!!)

Have you tried that other Coop mtn in Vt - Mad River GLen? Apparently no snowboarders allowed - not sure if this has changed.

Yea the downtown foot of one of those snowboard pros was pretty cool - from a few years back right? Those overpasses are such an eye sore - Theyre trying to clean it all up, just takes time. Come don in the summer, allot warmer and the wind aint too bad!.

Owls Head is a good time. Awesome views of the lake (as pictured below) and Tuesday / Wed are the cheapy day - 30$ lift tickets. And hardly any wait at the lift.

Ill see if I can find some other pics.

If you ever wanna ride in QC, hit me up!!



Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 19, 2021, 05:33:03 PM
Kicking Horse this winter.
Drop in boys!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrQXCs3R/BFFEFDA0-6-EBF-45-AF-A708-F26-F198-BF486.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrQXCs3R)
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on March 19, 2021, 06:45:41 PM
Kicking Horse this winter.
Drop in boys!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrQXCs3R/BFFEFDA0-6-EBF-45-AF-A708-F26-F198-BF486.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrQXCs3R)

Holy shit. I checked out their trail map and itís a black diamond fest. I donít know if I would have the stones to go up in the bowls. I think I would but being up on the top of the world is scary. I went to the highest point in Rocky Mt. State Park in the summer and my face puffed up like a blow fish. And that was when I was 22 and fit. Props to you...
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dad_Brains on March 20, 2021, 01:01:28 AM
Kicking Horse this winter.
Drop in boys!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrQXCs3R/BFFEFDA0-6-EBF-45-AF-A708-F26-F198-BF486.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrQXCs3R)

Bastard! Love the horse. Golden is one damn cool town also. Been a few years since I was there last but hoping to get back over once travel is back on
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 20, 2021, 05:35:42 PM
Heres a few more..

Some local girl showed us this spot after I asked her a question about getting to a trail. She brought me and this guy that I met slightly outta bounds so I was a little nervous, but it all worked out. Went through some tight glades and got to this opening. The locals rip, no joke!

(https://i.postimg.cc/tC0jjXN4/Kh-pow.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yWT5hCGM)

This is the bottom of a bowl we just got into. We got in right below those rocks on the left (and beat the crowd way up top). Ski patrol just opened it up! You can see them on the left - the 2 little dots. And people are waiting to drop in way up top as well. That shit was fun!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/PJ58fWj1/FA562-CA7-3-BB2-4-E7-B-A2-CF-39-A33-B5-BD570.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yg2NvSWN)

Views

(https://i.postimg.cc/L5QgJJ9w/4-B1092-A6-72-E6-4794-878-B-CFD1-C7421-CC7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K3L8VvgD)

Garden77 - check the above photo and look on the right - see that dark line? Thats the cat track / groomer all the way down. So you can hit a bit of a bowl and jump back on the groomer to take it easy for abit. The powder's quite enjoyable to ride though, and its kinda forgiving - the snow at these resorts is soo fluffy you just float. That groomer could take you a good 45 minutes to go down as well, never ends!!

Dad Brains - KH is awesome, and Goldens a cool little town. Id love to spend a season there but that aint gonna happen any time soon hehe. They have a neat little DIY skatepark too. Saw it on the 'Gram.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 20, 2021, 05:49:48 PM
Fernie, BC - Jan 2020

Was there for 3 days and it dumped a good 30 on my second and third day. Tons of snow!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/rFCxGwhd/5-F51-FF65-5-F9-F-450-C-9994-FEA57-CFE3488.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hfvXccRg)

Steep and Deep - The 1-2-3's. A skier showed me this one. Mike from Calgary - 55 yo. Ski like a mad man. Saw that I could kinda keep up with him and showed me a bunch of gems. Good times!

(https://i.postimg.cc/28fnBZxR/F7152-CF7-235-B-41-B6-9-B82-8-FDBFF9-DEAB8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PN2CgNc2)


Big White - Kelowna BC area. Wife had to go there for a marketing gig and I got to tag along - she scored free lift tickets for me as well!
Dec 2019

Was quite overcast and flat light for most of the day, but then opened up for a few hours. And this is mid December!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/50Qb1jHn/14-ACCD1-D-F747-4-D3-A-8-E32-14-A0-C7-AED2-E1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wyzSQqQm)

Big White is known for their snow ghosts.

(https://i.postimg.cc/d3Mv0vrv/643119-DE-5-B71-4-ABC-9756-4-BE666-E83935.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tZz8rKBm)

This was awesome to shred through!

(https://i.postimg.cc/qq8rhYxK/A218-C625-DB11-49-FE-BDA3-3-FF68-DCF0-D3-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zHX64xMD)

Ive had access to real cheap airline tickets for the past 2-3 years which has allowed me to hit up allot of these hills. But the days of cheap airfare have come to an end. >:( Im trying to rack up a bunch of credit card airline loyalty points to get me to the hills next winter!
 





Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 20, 2021, 06:02:42 PM
and back to reality - Heres the local - Ski Chantecler

(https://i.postimg.cc/NMRGm5gL/2-EC621-D1-6-F56-49-FE-89-DF-3-FB6-F5529-B8-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZBKhhYvh)

Small little hill, but when it snows its still kinda fun.

This is about 1/3 of the hill...

https://vimeo.com/526738366



Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dad_Brains on March 20, 2021, 07:55:04 PM
Fernie, BC - Jan 2020

Was there for 3 days and it dumped a good 30 on my second and third day. Tons of snow!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/rFCxGwhd/5-F51-FF65-5-F9-F-450-C-9994-FEA57-CFE3488.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hfvXccRg)

Steep and Deep - The 1-2-3's. A skier showed me this one. Mike from Calgary - 55 yo. Ski like a mad man. Saw that I could kinda keep up with him and showed me a bunch of gems. Good times!

(https://i.postimg.cc/28fnBZxR/F7152-CF7-235-B-41-B6-9-B82-8-FDBFF9-DEAB8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PN2CgNc2)

Ah fernie, my favourite place to have lived in Canada. Was there for a season back in 06/07 and it was epic. Having done seasons at the likes of whistler, Kirkwood, heavenly and Queenstown, the big mountains of fernie just kill it over anything else. Snake ridge open for hiking? Just some real good people in fernie in general. Keep trying to convince my partner we should move back there but New Zealand is doing all right these days so donít see that happening anytime soon
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on March 21, 2021, 06:31:13 AM
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Fernie, BC - Jan 2020

Was there for 3 days and it dumped a good 30 on my second and third day. Tons of snow!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/rFCxGwhd/5-F51-FF65-5-F9-F-450-C-9994-FEA57-CFE3488.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hfvXccRg)

Steep and Deep - The 1-2-3's. A skier showed me this one. Mike from Calgary - 55 yo. Ski like a mad man. Saw that I could kinda keep up with him and showed me a bunch of gems. Good times!

(https://i.postimg.cc/28fnBZxR/F7152-CF7-235-B-41-B6-9-B82-8-FDBFF9-DEAB8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PN2CgNc2)
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Ah fernie, my favourite place to have lived in Canada. Was there for a season back in 06/07 and it was epic. Having done seasons at the likes of whistler, Kirkwood, heavenly and Queenstown, the big mountains of fernie just kill it over anything else. Snake ridge open for hiking? Just some real good people in fernie in general. Keep trying to convince my partner we should move back there but New Zealand is doing all right these days so donít see that happening anytime soon

When were you at Kirkwood? My good friend from HS is a local there and is on their amateur team. My other friend died in a prop plane crash in 2009 in the area while taking part in a joy ride with an experienced pilot from the area.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-vcSkRReckY

Any of this ring a bell?
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on March 21, 2021, 06:35:59 AM
Fermin is a great hill, especially pre-RCR. I grew up kinda near there. First place I learned how to stand up on a snowboard.

Part of the Canadian gems that include Red Mountain and Whitewater. 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: GardenSkater77 on March 21, 2021, 06:39:41 AM
and back to reality - Heres the local - Ski Chantecler

(https://i.postimg.cc/NMRGm5gL/2-EC621-D1-6-F56-49-FE-89-DF-3-FB6-F5529-B8-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZBKhhYvh)

Small little hill, but when it snows its still kinda fun.

This is about 1/3 of the hill...

https://vimeo.com/526738366

(https://i.imgur.com/QJ5ZY5B.mp4)

This is my first descent at an abandoned ski hill by my home. My son is running down the hill in back of me and my wife shot the video.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 21, 2021, 07:34:14 AM
Looking good!! Kinda handy to have that close by.

Lucky you Dad brains. A season there must be Soo good. Was my second time there in 2020. First time was kinda of a bust. Went with the wife and there just wasnít any fresh snow and it was hella Icy. Lucked out last year!! Snake ridge might have been open not sure but a local ( another girls on Mat leave) too me to the Fingers? Wow. That was the best run of my life. Steep. Properly spaced tress and 2 ft of pow. Soo much fun. I tend to travel alone so I chat people up On The chair And most will show you around.

I envy you Cucktard. WhAt a hill to learn at. Was the new side open when you skied there? ( white pass chair). The whole RCR thing actually saved my asss this year. I tend to fly to Calgary  and then book my hotel. Iíll wait for the most recent snow report. So this year was on the fence between KH and Fernie. Snow report seemed better at Fernie so I booked. Get there and it starts to rain. Hopefully snow up top. But it poured all night. Like a freaking hurricane. Had you told me we were in Nova Scotia Iíd believe yía. It was horrible. So anyhow since I booked via RCR managed to swap my ticket and hotel to KH where it snowed tons. Lucked out big time!!

Worst part about these trips is the weather. So unpredictable it can go both ways. I literally book my trips a day or 2 before going and try to time it with a storm. Usually go second week of January so the hotels tend Tks have room.

You still live out in that part of BC?

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on March 21, 2021, 03:46:46 PM
Looking good!! Kinda handy to have that close by.

I envy you Cucktard. WhAt a hill to learn at. Was the new side open when you skied there? ( white pass chair). The whole RCR thing actually saved my asss this year. I tend to fly to Calgary  and then book my hotel. Iíll wait for the most recent snow report. So this year was on the fence between KH and Fernie. Snow report seemed better at Fernie so I booked. Get there and it starts to rain. Hopefully snow up top. But it poured all night. Like a freaking hurricane. Had you told me we were in Nova Scotia Iíd believe yía. It was horrible. So anyhow since I booked via RCR managed to swap my ticket and hotel to KH where it snowed tons. Lucked out big time!!

Worst part about these trips is the weather. So unpredictable it can go both ways. I literally book my trips a day or 2 before going and try to time it with a storm. Usually go second week of January so the hotels tend Tks have room.

You still live out in that part of BC?

It was a great place to grow up and learn. Although my home hill was Kimberly.

Last time I rode there was 2015, and I canít remember if I went on White Pass or not.

I worked for RCR though Kimberly, and I hated it. They totally destroyed the local atmosphere and tore down some historic ski hill buildings, all to create a faux-Whistler style base area that required an idiotic bottleneck to get through. Plus they banned all jumps. And paid instructors half of what they got in the 80ís, without adjusting for inflation.

Global Warming is fucking all of us, but Fernie in particular. All of the places have seen reduced seasons, Fernie used to open Labor Day weekend every year.

Now I get to experience Global Warming in Hakuba, Japan, weíre weíve been getting May temps since the beginning of the month.

But we had a good December and January for the first time in 4 years. This is what it looked like.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKkXs99lDdA/?igshid=oeop4jj7f7tk
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 21, 2021, 05:54:41 PM
Yea global warming is not helping any hills whatsoever. Same out in east in Quebec weíre quite a few hills have simply closed up shop. 15 Celsius today. Shits melting fast. 

Iíd love to make it to Japan to ski not sure it will ever happen - who knows. Your videos awesome. Thanks for sharing. Those tree runs look like sooo much fun. Love that type of stuff. Snow looks really nice as well. Nice 360!!

I hear yía on Ski hill expansions. Happened at a hill I frequent a bit. The hills are small out here and they actually shortened a chair by couple hundred feet to make room for ski in out condos. What can you do.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on March 21, 2021, 07:48:51 PM
Was just in Mammoth area over the weekend, but really mostly rode June and powder on both Friday and Saturday. Friday was so uncrowded and perfect I was able to basically tire myself out from lapping J7 in just three hours.

Saturday was an insane shitshow (by June standards) with Spring Break starting and Elevation (LGBTQ pride) week going on. Mammoth was a true madhouse. I rode there for a bit Friday afternoon.

After yesterday's pow sesh at June we packed up and went home a day early.

My wife and daughter are learning to ride now. They did a private lesson at Mammoth on Saturday. It was a good jumping off point for them, but now I am going to ride local with them in the closing weeks on the bunny slopes, just work on my butters and switch in the slush while they build some muscle memory.

Mammoth again in May. Main lodge should still have some decent action going.

Honestly, I am ready for the season to end. I had some great adventures this year, but I want to focus on getting in better shape, losing 20lbs, and skating my mini ramp and getting some tricks down. Oh, and surfing.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: Dad_Brains on March 21, 2021, 10:55:37 PM
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Fernie, BC - Jan 2020

Was there for 3 days and it dumped a good 30 on my second and third day. Tons of snow!!
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Ah fernie, my favourite place to have lived in Canada. Was there for a season back in 06/07 and it was epic. Having done seasons at the likes of whistler, Kirkwood, heavenly and Queenstown, the big mountains of fernie just kill it over anything else. Snake ridge open for hiking? Just some real good people in fernie in general. Keep trying to convince my partner we should move back there but New Zealand is doing all right these days so donít see that happening anytime soon
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When were you at Kirkwood? My good friend from HS is a local there and is on their amateur team. My other friend died in a prop plane crash in 2009 in the area while taking part in a joy ride with an experienced pilot from the area.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-vcSkRReckY

Any of this ring a bell?

First season at Kirkwood was 03/04 and was living in a gated community with 12 others in a 2 room house just near McDonaldís. Snowbanks on the side of the road were 3 feet high so you can imagine how good it was up in the hills. Went back for a season in 10/11 and it was the hottest winter theyíve had in Tahoe. Barely anything open and a long way to come from nz for a shit season. Recognise a fair few of those locations in that video though
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on March 22, 2021, 06:52:43 AM
Didnt it just dump a bunch in the Mammoth area - Think I saw it on the 'Gram.

Thats insane that you can still ski in the month of May in California. Im baffled!

Good on you getting the kids in a snowbaord lesson. I tried snowboarding with my oldest - he was 3-4 at the time. Bought the Burton Riglet (used) and it had that little leash - I tried to show him, then we got a few private lessons - Wasnt really sticking. So we threw him on skis and that worked!! Straight to skis for my youngest as well. They can graduate to a snowboard, if they are into, down the line. We can all 'ski together' as a family as of this year, so thats a huge accomplishment in my books. Ski classes is money well spent.

Went for a skate yeterday - biked to the spot and back. Im more sore from the 2 hour sesh and bike ride than 2 days of snowboarding...lol. Using a bunch of different muscles I guess.

We hit the local hill on Saturday - hopefully we can go again next week - well have to see how much snow will melt this week - really warming up.

Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: cucktard on April 06, 2021, 03:16:07 PM
This is pretty heavy.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CNUZV2rHIgn/?igshid=13cstrs6qkucc

I thought it was crazy how much he traveled down the pipe, but then I remembered that a super pipe is only 21 feet, and he’s boosting 24, so he has to hit it at a low angle to increase the amount of tranny he has for take off and landing.
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: boi-cuzudo on April 06, 2021, 04:31:33 PM
This is pretty heavy.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CNUZV2rHIgn/?igshid=13cstrs6qkucc

I thought it was crazy how much he traveled down the pipe, but then I remembered that a super pipe is only 21 feet, and heís boosting 24, so he has to hit it at a low angle to increase the amount of tranny he has for take off and landing.

he lands so smooth
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: sbmfj on April 08, 2021, 06:56:02 AM
smooth indeed. Id love to try a pipe some day.
 
Title: Re: Snowboard Appreciation
Post by: bigdave on April 08, 2021, 07:08:07 AM
Rode Snow Summit for about three hours on Monday with one of my good friends, each of us on Slush Slashers. It was indeed slushy mostly, but some icy crusty stuff too, which took me out a couple of times. I fell more free riding and hitting side hits on Monday than I did my other 26 days combined.

It is so warm in SoCal already. I know it's April and everything but it seems like the season is closing out fast. At 27 days and with a goal of 30, its gonna be hard to do. This Saturday Im going to ride Summit again with my whole family, both BBMR spots close on Sunday, but Snow Valley is open the following weekend, so I am gonna head there for closing day. That will put me at 29. Next month I am going up to Mammoth for one last go (theyre gonna be open for riding until Memorial Day at minimum), so that will be good and probably put me at 32.

It's been a good season. I've gotten to travel a lot and ride a few resorts Ive never been to. That seems weird under COVID but most of it was in the car and I always took max safety precautions.

Looking forward to next season a bit, with another colorado trip already booked and Utah seeming likely, as well as checking out Lee's Canyon outside vegas. Right now though, I just want to surf and skate my ramp everyday.