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Any snowboarders?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by whnay., Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Orange

    Orange Senior member

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    East cost means you will need magnatraction for the tricky ice parts.
     
  2. L.R.

    L.R. Senior member

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    Big fan of Rome snowboards. I have a Rome for Park/freestlye, and a Palmer for Powder/Big mtn.

    This. Rome has served me well, I'm a fanboy haha.
     
  3. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    Vail and Beaver Creek

    Been to Beaver Creek...it's pretty nice. If you haven't been to Telluride yet you have to try and get out there.
     
  4. bsarosi

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    Burton Custom...perfect all mountain board. Although Rome is solid, too. One of lead Burton guys left Burton to start his own company and Rome was the result.
     
  5. spauldingsmails

    spauldingsmails Active Member

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    I've riden Burton, K2, Solomon, and Arbor over the past 18 years. Kind of like surfing, my board of choice totally depends on the conditions that I am riding. I was in Jackson Hole a couple of weeks ago and my Arbor A-Frame (162) was perfect. Had no problem making deep carves at speed and it's nimble enough to manuever through the trees and VW sized bumps. As for bindings, I have been riding on K2's Clicker setup for 15 years. Love them!

    You should check out the K2 "Believer" as it seems to be getting amazing reviews...

    http://k2snowboarding.com/snowboards/believer

    Peace!
     
  6. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Been to Beaver Creek...it's pretty nice. If you haven't been to Telluride yet you have to try and get out there.

    Telluride is the shit although a little more accessable to skiers at the top-end (fully open trees and backcountry as well as ungroomed runs with pretty tight moguls). They have a pretty expanded beginner/intermediate area I suppose but so much of the draw of that area is the expert terrain off of lift 9 (and 6 I think) and some of the back bowls that have opened up.

    It is not often that you see someone on a snowboard in those types of places that doesn't look like they are bumblefucking their way though it...but when you see somebody who has actually mastered their board (rather than just figuring "whatever, I can half-assed slide down anything") it looks pretty baller.
     
  9. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    09 Burton Hero 152:
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    08 Burton Custom 158:
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    Lotta good times were had on these older decks I've held on to (99 Morrow TR 154, 00 Custom 156, 01 Lib Tech Jamie Lynn 157W):
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    If I were to get another board right now, it'd probably be the current 2011 Burton Custom 154:
    [​IMG]

    Buuuuuuuuuuut, since I'm not riding much this season, I'm thinking of getting either a 12 Lib T.Rice 153 or Attack Banana 153 (already available) next year:

    [​IMG]
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  10. bant

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    I can't say enough good things about the Rome Mod for all mountain riding - good pick if you're down with regular camber.

    But next year I am itching for the lib tech t rice pro CB2TX. burton boards are overpriced crap IMHO
     
  11. premo

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    I ride Burton Custom X, Co2 and Ion.
     
  12. otc

    otc Senior member

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    It is times like this that I really wish I didn't live in Chicago (would be fine with being back in Minneapolis)

    Went to a wisconsin "resort" last weekend and had a great time. Not to shit up your snowboarding thread with skis but I raced for several years and skied all my life...I just prefer it. If I were back in MN where I could drive to a dinky ski-hill in a few minutes I would work on my snowboarding a bit more (I am pretty bad...especially compared to my years of coached ski practice).

    Place had a really nice half pipe and some decent hits in the terrain park. Still got a giant bruise on my left ass cheek (I spin to the left so if I miss a landing, that is where I hit) but I had a good time.
     
  13. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Great pics Wes. I'm heading to Park City in a few weeks, really pumped. Going to try to get over to Snowbird.
     
  14. Wes Bourne

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    Great pics Wes. I'm heading to Park City in a few weeks, really pumped. Going to try to get over to Snowbird.

    Tks dood. Snap some pics of your trip and post em up if you can. And let us know how that Arbor works out for you. [​IMG]
     
  15. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tks dood. Snap some pics of your trip and post em up if you can. And let us know how that Arbor works out for you. [​IMG]

    I rode it a few weeks ago in Vail but my stance the first day wasn't wide enough. Once I got that ironed out my legs were toast and my riding was lazy. Looking forward to having fresh legs.
     
  16. Wes Bourne

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    I rode it a few weeks ago in Vail but my stance the first day wasn't wide enough. Once I got that ironed out my legs were toast and my riding was lazy. Looking forward to having fresh legs.

    Ha! Funny you mention stance; I'd been riding +15/+6 since forever (93?). For whatever reason, I decided to try a slight duck stance (-6 in the back) 2 years ago. Amazing what a difference it made. And I was just thinking I should widen it a bit too next time I head out...

    So, when are you gonna share some pow turns with Luca? Btw, since you mentioned Jones boards, their 2012 lineup looks siiiiiiiiiick!
     
  17. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As anyone been out to Park City to board? I've heard good things about Snowbird and I'm wondering if its worth the hassle (I'm staying in PC) to take the bus over to SB.

    Thanks.
     
  18. unjung

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    Late to the party.

    Boards:
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    -Voile Mojo 166 (splitboard)

    Boots: Burton Driver X

    Bindings: Burton C60
     
  19. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So I'll be in Park City starting tomorrow evening. If anyone wants to meet up to board during this coming weekend let me know.
     
  20. esswhykay

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    Jealous that the season is still going strong out west.
     

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