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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #690 on: January 22, 2023, 08:24:55 PM »
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explain backside boardslide body positioning once you're on the feature, on a skateboard and a flat rail it's not hard but god damn I hate being trash once strapped in
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Are you slipping out on the rail?
If you can do boardslide on a skate you can for sure do it on a snowboard. You probably have a mental block about doing it just because you're strapped in and can't jump off if your body weight is off center.

Keep your arms parallel with the rail the whole time, with your front arm pointing towards the end of the rail. This is key because your arms and shoulders are what keeps your weight balanced so you don't slip out.
When you air on,  rotate your lower body, almost like a shifty, so you lock into boardslide, so turn your legs 90į. Keep it nice and low and tucked, no straight legs, you'll bail. Keep you head low and pointed forwards looking to where you front hand is pointing
Once on the rail, keep your weight even over your bindings and your knees bent. It's kind of hard to explain, but try and keep your weight "flat" on the board, as in the board flat on the rail, without shifting your weight to either toe or heel edge.

I find frontside lipslides easier than backside boards. It's the same trick positioning, except you have more time to feel out your balance and find the balance point to lock in on the rail when you air on to it as you rotate your legs into boardslide position.
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thanks to you and some other friends helping me lock in my body positioning, I landed a few on a rainbow box the other day. trying to clean it up and go for more speed today. much love bro

Hell yeah! Next, take it to a flat-down rail. These are great to practice on because you can just ride on 5050 on the flat, and then when the rail goes to down, you just pivot to boardslide and your momentum carries you, so you can really get the feel of a proper locked in boardslide. You just have to remember to lean way forwards on the down, and your arms should match the angle of the rail.

Stoked for you my dude!

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #691 on: January 24, 2023, 06:47:51 PM »
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explain backside boardslide body positioning once you're on the feature, on a skateboard and a flat rail it's not hard but god damn I hate being trash once strapped in
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Are you slipping out on the rail?
If you can do boardslide on a skate you can for sure do it on a snowboard. You probably have a mental block about doing it just because you're strapped in and can't jump off if your body weight is off center.

Keep your arms parallel with the rail the whole time, with your front arm pointing towards the end of the rail. This is key because your arms and shoulders are what keeps your weight balanced so you don't slip out.
When you air on,  rotate your lower body, almost like a shifty, so you lock into boardslide, so turn your legs 90į. Keep it nice and low and tucked, no straight legs, you'll bail. Keep you head low and pointed forwards looking to where you front hand is pointing
Once on the rail, keep your weight even over your bindings and your knees bent. It's kind of hard to explain, but try and keep your weight "flat" on the board, as in the board flat on the rail, without shifting your weight to either toe or heel edge.

I find frontside lipslides easier than backside boards. It's the same trick positioning, except you have more time to feel out your balance and find the balance point to lock in on the rail when you air on to it as you rotate your legs into boardslide position.
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thanks to you and some other friends helping me lock in my body positioning, I landed a few on a rainbow box the other day. trying to clean it up and go for more speed today. much love bro
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Hell yeah! Next, take it to a flat-down rail. These are great to practice on because you can just ride on 5050 on the flat, and then when the rail goes to down, you just pivot to boardslide and your momentum carries you, so you can really get the feel of a proper locked in boardslide. You just have to remember to lean way forwards on the down, and your arms should match the angle of the rail.

Stoked for you my dude!

I love flat to down rails, especially when you can gap the flat. Can't do down to flat anymore, threw my back out twice on em and that was that.

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #692 on: January 26, 2023, 08:47:50 AM »

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #693 on: January 27, 2023, 02:07:13 PM »
Post some of your riding pics everyone. I want to see the crew flowing!

Or post some pics of your set ups, or fits!

 Whats everyone riding? What kind of camber do you prefer?

Anyone tried those new Burton step on bindings, or those new Nidecker click ins?
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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #694 on: January 27, 2023, 06:35:42 PM »
Post some of your riding pics everyone. I want to see the crew flowing!

Or post some pics of your set ups, or fits!

 Whats everyone riding? What kind of camber do you prefer?

Anyone tried those new Burton step on bindings, or those new Nidecker click ins?

I've got a 2007 Rome Agent that I bought used in high school.  I bought new Union Strata bindings and an old pair of Burton Boots.  My snowpants are from high school as well.  I'll probably swap the boots out next year.

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #695 on: January 27, 2023, 10:58:18 PM »
Post some of your riding pics everyone. I want to see the crew flowing!

Or post some pics of your set ups, or fits!

 Whats everyone riding? What kind of camber do you prefer?

Anyone tried those new Burton step on bindings, or those new Nidecker click ins?

Iíve been running the Burton step on with a pair of DC judge boots. Took a bit of getting used to the interface but now itís all good. Iím no longer charging in my old age so itís a good setup for me.

Waxed 9 sets of skis today in the workshop. Didnít want the business as Iím stuck here in summer and theyíre all heading to Japan and Canada but figured itís easy money

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #696 on: January 28, 2023, 02:48:44 AM »
My favorite are the pre-UAE-made camber Rome MODs, I have a few.
Rome bindings. TM2 32s.
Also have a Trapper Poacher that I like.

As for ridingÖ. From last year

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cij-jZoJNNe/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #697 on: January 28, 2023, 05:28:51 PM »

I'll probably swap the boots out next year.

Don't overlook checking Facebook marketplace or craigslist or whatever for new boots. There's a lot of people out there that try snowboarding a few times and just don't like it and end up selling their gear cheap online.



I’ve been running the Burton step on with a pair of DC judge boots. Took a bit of getting used to the interface but now it’s all good. I’m no longer charging in my old age so it’s a good setup for me.

Waxed 9 sets of skis today in the workshop. Didn’t want the business as I’m stuck here in summer and they’re all heading to Japan and Canada but figured it’s easy money

I didn't think you could use anything other than Burton step on boots with those new bindings?
How do you like them? Any issues locking in while in powder?
I want to eventually try a pair of Flow bindings.

What's the business your running? Boardshop?
I feel you on the age thing. I went up today without my wife, and it was a powder day. I love riding with her, but she's not the fastest rider, so I rode rode alone and ride fast and hard, and I am sore.

My favorite are the pre-UAE-made camber Rome MODs, I have a few.
Rome bindings. TM2 32s.
Also have a Trapper Poacher that I like.

As for riding…. From last year

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cij-jZoJNNe/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Nice vid! Looks nice where you ride, lots of hips and shit! Have you ridden any of the boards since they moved production to UAE? Decline in quality?

Trapper snowboards are legit. Support the little guys!!




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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #698 on: January 28, 2023, 08:57:13 PM »
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I'll probably swap the boots out next year.
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Don't overlook checking Facebook marketplace or craigslist or whatever for new boots. There's a lot of people out there that try snowboarding a few times and just don't like it and end up selling their gear cheap online.

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Iíve been running the Burton step on with a pair of DC judge boots. Took a bit of getting used to the interface but now itís all good. Iím no longer charging in my old age so itís a good setup for me.

Waxed 9 sets of skis today in the workshop. Didnít want the business as Iím stuck here in summer and theyíre all heading to Japan and Canada but figured itís easy money
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I didn't think you could use anything other than Burton step on boots with those new bindings?
How do you like them? Any issues locking in while in powder?
I want to eventually try a pair of Flow bindings.

What's the business your running? Boardshop?
I feel you on the age thing. I went up today without my wife, and it was a powder day. I love riding with her, but she's not the fastest rider, so I rode rode alone and ride fast and hard, and I am sore.

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My favorite are the pre-UAE-made camber Rome MODs, I have a few.
Rome bindings. TM2 32s.
Also have a Trapper Poacher that I like.

As for ridingÖ. From last year

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cij-jZoJNNe/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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Nice vid! Looks nice where you ride, lots of hips and shit! Have you ridden any of the boards since they moved production to UAE? Decline in quality?

Trapper snowboards are legit. Support the little guys!!

Yeah DC bought into the patent I believe and are the only other company that can make boots using the system. I got the top of the range boots that are the stiffest just in case the system was a bit loose but theyíre dialled in solid. Havenít used them in any significant pow yet but just like a regular setup, you still gotta make sure the bottom of the boot and the footbed are clear. Iíd say stay clear of flow, theyíll kill your feet. The new nidecker looks interesting and it wouldíve been a hard choice between that and the step on if it was out when I got them

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #699 on: January 29, 2023, 02:55:24 AM »

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My favorite are the pre-UAE-made camber Rome MODs, I have a few.
Rome bindings. TM2 32s.
Also have a Trapper Poacher that I like.

As for ridingÖ. From last year

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cij-jZoJNNe/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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Nice vid! Looks nice where you ride, lots of hips and shit! Have you ridden any of the boards since they moved production to UAE? Decline in quality?

Trapper snowboards are legit. Support the little guys!!

I ride in Hakuba, Japan.

As for the new MODs, no. Many of my friends have, and consistently tell me that the boards are completely different now. They used to be an amazing blend of poppy and carvy, but now feel like Ďrental boardsí (with a LOT more warranty problems)

And yeah, I like what Trapper is doing.
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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #700 on: January 29, 2023, 08:45:27 PM »
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Happy to see this X Games clown shit getting called out by lots of legends and current riders. Give me Selema, Craig Mcmorris and have some legends who love snowboarding talk about it instead of Snowboard_Jesus and Stoney McBlazed
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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #701 on: January 30, 2023, 03:06:57 PM »
Snowfall here on the US east coast is like the worst itís been in years :(

I havenít gotten on the hill once yet

But I just got invited to visit a friend at his parents house near Powder Mountain (Utah). Anyone been there? What should I expect? It looks like they have a huge amount of backcountry/sidecountry and Cat tours and shit. I have never experienced anything like that being from the east coast. Is it foolish to think I could step to any of that shit?

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #702 on: January 30, 2023, 05:27:48 PM »
Snowfall here on the US east coast is like the worst it’s been in years :(

I haven’t gotten on the hill once yet

But I just got invited to visit a friend at his parents house near Powder Mountain (Utah). Anyone been there? What should I expect? It looks like they have a huge amount of backcountry/sidecountry and Cat tours and shit. I have never experienced anything like that being from the east coast. Is it foolish to think I could step to any of that shit?

If you've never ridden deep pow before, it would be kind of a waste of money to rent a car tour.
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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #703 on: January 30, 2023, 06:19:27 PM »
Snowfall here on the US east coast is like the worst it’s been in years :(

I haven’t gotten on the hill once yet

But I just got invited to visit a friend at his parents house near Powder Mountain (Utah). Anyone been there? What should I expect? It looks like they have a huge amount of backcountry/sidecountry and Cat tours and shit. I have never experienced anything like that being from the east coast. Is it foolish to think I could step to any of that shit?

It could also turn out to be the trip of a lifetime.

POW IS THE REASON.

If you are competent at ice and hard stuff, pow is not nearly as intimidating. But it’s tricky. If you fall, it can be a 10-minute struggle to get back up on your feet.

You can make it easy by renting or buying a pow-specific board. It will make the learning curve much, much easier. And won’t tire you out as much as s regular board will.

And if your friends really are friends, they won’t just throw you into a super-steep section.

Cat operations have beginner terrain that will help you get used to it, because seriously, 90% of snowboarding is what you do when you are waiting for pow.

I say go for it. Take it easy at first, learn how to float and keep your speed. Then explore.
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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #704 on: January 30, 2023, 10:51:06 PM »
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Snowfall here on the US east coast is like the worst itís been in years :(

I havenít gotten on the hill once yet

But I just got invited to visit a friend at his parents house near Powder Mountain (Utah). Anyone been there? What should I expect? It looks like they have a huge amount of backcountry/sidecountry and Cat tours and shit. I have never experienced anything like that being from the east coast. Is it foolish to think I could step to any of that shit?
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It could also turn out to be the trip of a lifetime.

POW IS THE REASON.

If you are competent at ice and hard stuff, pow is not nearly as intimidating. But itís tricky. If you fall, it can be a 10-minute struggle to get back up on your feet.

You can make it easy by renting or buying a pow-specific board. It will make the learning curve much, much easier. And wonít tire you out as much as s regular board will.

And if your friends really are friends, they wonít just throw you into a super-steep section.

Cat operations have beginner terrain that will help you get used to it, because seriously, 90% of snowboarding is what you do when you are waiting for pow.

I say go for it. Take it easy at first, learn how to float and keep your speed. Then explore.

Check out powderhounds instagram for how good powder mountain is looking right now

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CoDirUhB8Af/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #705 on: January 31, 2023, 05:44:59 AM »
holy shit that looks crazy

i've only ridden deep powder a few times in my life, usually on trips to lake placid or killington. i was riding a full camber freestyle board with centered stance and 0į binding angles at the time, getting stuck like a motherfucker (i was a kid and didn't know any better)

now i'm on a gnu rider's choice with a hybrid rocker shape; if i set my stance back a bit will something like that work for pow days? i'm definitely interested in making my life as easy as possible and i might be just insane enough to buy a pow board if it would make a serious difference. getting stuck in deep stuff when you want to be cruising thru it is a horrible experience lol

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #706 on: January 31, 2023, 05:59:46 AM »
holy shit that looks crazy

i've only ridden deep powder a few times in my life, usually on trips to lake placid or killington. i was riding a full camber freestyle board with centered stance and 0į binding angles at the time, getting stuck like a motherfucker (i was a kid and didn't know any better)

now i'm on a gnu rider's choice with a hybrid rocker shape; if i set my stance back a bit will something like that work for pow days? i'm definitely interested in making my life as easy as possible and i might be just insane enough to buy a pow board if it would make a serious difference. getting stuck in deep stuff when you want to be cruising thru it is a horrible experience lol

If itís a full-on powder day just do yourself a favor and rent a full-on powder cannon. It will let you ride more easily, for a longer time, and max out your experience.

Unless you are experienced and are only doing really steep fall-line stuff (where you go fast enough to plane off and donít necessarily need a special board), a pow board will make a huge difference to the quality of your day
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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #707 on: January 31, 2023, 06:30:47 AM »
Went snowboarding for the first time, had tons of fun. Guess I need to buy a snowboard now.

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #708 on: February 01, 2023, 01:29:33 PM »
We hit 300" before February 1st. Definitely a big milestone, especially when last season we didn't even hit 275" total (ending april 10th) Ive rode 40 days so far this season on the resort, and about 10 in the backcountry .

We have a 115" base at the summit, the deepest in resort history. Just had 56" over the last 7 days at the summit, so I was riding everyday from Jan 25th - 30th and it got deeper everyday .

Really hoping the storm train continues and we can get a 400" + season in the books, The summit is close at 359" total and Mid Mtn at 312" , We haven't had a 400" season since 2010/11, but if we continue at this rate, its possible we beat our record season of 07/08 at 489"

It's wild around town though, snow removal is becoming really tough for everyone , the snow berms are almost 7-8ft high on the sides of the roads, in parking lots they are pushing 15-20ft , its hard to see around the snow pulling out onto streets, or on roundabouts. You can't see the building where I work anymore from the road, so probably not the best for business.

clip from Jan 19th , nice and deep out there!



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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #709 on: February 01, 2023, 02:38:24 PM »
FUCK

Meanwhile NYC has the lowest annual snowfall since the 1880s this year

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #710 on: February 01, 2023, 04:35:35 PM »
I try to stick up for the East Coast, but it's been a miserable season lol. Only good thing is I'm pushing myself in the park, because that's the only thing to ride that doesn't bore me...I've exhausted the backside of my local mountain lol

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #711 on: Today at 12:22:31 AM »
Fuck, that sounds amazing, snow chaos and all @lukabrazi

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #712 on: Today at 12:47:20 AM »
Fuck, that sounds amazing, snow chaos and all @Lukabrazi

yup looks incredible. jealous here.   :-X
speaking of powder.........new Travis Rice vid is amazing. the riding and cinematography. helmet cam view straight terrifiying at times....flying down the mountain with so much speed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Ue4MDtez8