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#2900495 - 01/18/19 04:07 PM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122]
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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...

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#2900512 - 01/18/19 04:43 PM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: sd_101]
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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.

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#2900545 - 01/18/19 05:20 PM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122]
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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.

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#2900555 - 01/18/19 05:33 PM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: sd_101]
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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.

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#2900565 - 01/18/19 06:00 PM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122]
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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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#2900571 - 01/18/19 06:08 PM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: frvcvs]
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#2900733 - 01/18/19 11:17 PM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122]
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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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#2900734 - 01/18/19 11:17 PM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: rice]
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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.

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#2900768 - Yesterday at 12:12 AM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122]
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So the chute was in bounds?
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#2900779 - Yesterday at 12:38 AM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: 92122]
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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.

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#2900783 - Yesterday at 12:58 AM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: sd_101]
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Times have changed since the last time I was there in 2004.

Its all good.

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#2900786 - Yesterday at 01:26 AM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: tsenn]
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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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#2900789 - Yesterday at 01:43 AM Re: ***Official Snow Surfing 2018 - 2019 Thread*** [Re: Leaverite]
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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.

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