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Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122] #2900495
01/18/19 09:07 PM
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Any old school skiers here? Last week was fun in Tahoe...Hadn't been to Alpine Meadows in 25 years...as good as I remembered...

Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: sd_101] #2900512
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Originally Posted By: sd_101
Got some trips lined up. I think Ill just go falcors. Are union bindings actually made Italy? Starting to realize how over priced burton can be when going near the top of their lineup. Id rather be able to charge. Wont be too vicious on the days where you know your skunked?

Its too easy to just go to Utah, I have to say. Hoping I dont get skunked like last year. End of the day on the Flagship was rough in crap snow. Amazing board when on, however.

SMT - Spent 2 full days basically only doing 7th Heaven runs a couple years back. Near waist deep in some areas. Full send with no fear. Love that run when its on.


If you're bumping up your price range like that, you can't go wrong with Burton Cartels as an all arounder.

Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122] #2900545
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Yeah. Im in the $300 ballpark. Feels like Im buying a stubby short board. So many options with subtle differences, all are the same price.

Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: sd_101] #2900555
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Originally Posted By: sd_101
Yeah. Im in the $300 ballpark. Feels like Im buying a stubby short board. So many options with subtle differences, all are the same price.


at this point in the year, I'd say wait March-ish and buy on sale. if can make it a couple more months with what got. i'll probably be looking for end of season sales on Unions.

Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122] #2900565
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I got a deal on a pair of Burton Genesis X EST and they're a game changer. Perfect balance of stiffness and response while being comfy as all fvck. They're not cheap if you're paying full price but they're worth it if you can find them on sale. They make them in a re:flex model as well. The carbon suspension bed is like nothing else I've ever ridden. Cush as hell but responsive. Totally confidence inspiring. Just makes you wanna point the board downhill and lean forward and you can just trust them.


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Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: frvcvs] #2900571
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Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122] #2900733
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Tsenn, I ski more than I board. Actually sold both my snowboards a few years ago. I got some Blizzard Gunsmoke skis with Look pivot bindings and they do everything I need.

Sd101, we were on 7th Heaven two days ago, it was the only place we found any lift lines. And the lift was running on diesel backup power at 75% capacity. So we didn't stay long, but I got it good a while back.


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Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: rice] #2900734
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That sucks. RIP.

Both of them were dug out but had serious injuries.

Taos is a rare bird. Along with Alta in Utah.

The two ski resorts that still restrict access to snowboarders.

Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122] #2900768
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So the chute was in bounds?


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Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122] #2900779
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False. I snowboarded Taos.

Its mostly a skiers place tho. Not easy to get into the good stuff without large traverses. I dont remember which is K3 but Kachina is pretty accessible. Its just a chair to the top but then you cross the ridge and drop in where you feel like it.

Youre correct about Alta, however. Snowbird is good enough for me tho.

Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: sd_101] #2900783
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Times have changed since the last time I was there in 2004.

Its all good.

Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: tsenn] #2900786
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Originally Posted By: tsenn
Any old school skiers here? Last week was fun in Tahoe...Hadn't been to Alpine Meadows in 25 years...as good as I remembered...


Spent almost every weekend for years skiing Tahoe on the early-mid 90s. Boarded some after in SoCal, then hadnt
done either in over 15yrs before taking my groms for their first ski trip last year at Summit. Skipped any lesson
and just took them out (10 and 8) and they loved it! I went backwards almost all day with a huge smile.
Last weekend I went back to Tahoe with my high school buddies and within 2 runs was charging diamonds with
moguls and flying down the groomers with the boys like nothing had changed...except the burning quads after 6 hours. Think Im hooked again.


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Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: Leaverite] #2900789
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Originally Posted By: Leaverite
Times have changed since the last time I was there in 2004.

Its all good.


cheers

I think I was there in 2015. My memory of which year was which is not as good as it used to be.

Wouldnt recommend it for boarders. Def a ski mountain.

Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122] #2901885
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Any tips from the pros on how to tune/hot wax a board?

I was gifted an iron, set of brushes, scraper, wax recently and figured it was time to give it a try.

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Originally Posted By: mtnsrf
Any tips from the pros on how to tune/hot wax a board?

I was gifted an iron, set of brushes, scraper, wax recently and figured it was time to give it a try.


Just did 2 on Saturday night. Make sure its not rub on wax, and a dedicated wax iron (without the typical holes of a clothing iron) is what you want to use.

Don't put too many drops on the very tip / tail as excess wax will spread to those areas when you melt it all, and those parts of the base down take much of a beating. The outer 2-3 inches of the base along the entire effective edge takes the most beating and will be the first areas to show wear and look white / hazy, so drop the most wax there with some extra spots over the middle areas. Put drops all over the base first, and then go back and liquefy them all.

At that point you should have an even coat of wax over the entire base with no more dops / spots showing. Do your final passes (usually takes 3 depending on the width of the iron) slowly from tip to tail. Let it cool, and then scrape it all off. You'd be surprised how much wax you can keep getting off a board when you think you are close to done. Use different sides of the scraper (I have only had plastic ones) as they get dull and/or dont always strip the wax evenly. This step is a phucking mess so put the nose of the board resting on a rolled up towel on my work bench, and the tail of the board resting on a city trash can / recycle bin. You should always scrape from nose to tail and most of the wax shavings will go into the city bin, but have a ShopVac ready to clean up the rest that goes on the floor.

Remember that the wax is only to fill the pores or "structure" of the base. Dont leave anything significant behind or it will pick up dirt and / or get grabby at times. Ive heard that for dry powder a little bit of wax left behind on the base is good, but if the snow is slightly (or very) wet, wax left behind on a base will seal or adhere to the ligquid in the snow and grab. For most snow conditions you need to strip all the wax you can off so that the structure (texture) of the base is exposed as that texture breaks the bond with the liquid / snow.

If that isn't detailed enough there are plenty of online videos on it.


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