No worries bro. My take aways were the importance of some flat base down the fall line pre turn along with finishing turns upslope to scrub speed.Thanks for that link. Really good info and explanation of independent weighting and foot work. With another la nina winter forecast, chances look pretty good up here for repeated freshies.
I’d like to think there’s still a chance I’ll enter the Mt Banker baked slalom (a childhood dream of mine). This winter???Kind of assumed that given your handle "nw".
PNW sucks. Wet snow. Don't come here
Stocked for you old man.The seasons have changed abruptly here in PNW. We went from Octogust with highs in the 80s to the mid 40s at sea level and from minimal glaciers to snowcapped volcanos within a few days. Lotsa hype but it only takes one eary pineapple express to ruin the early season party here Just ordered a new pair of K2 Hollgate booters on bro deal. Was so due for upgrade. I now have a fully updated kit (OrcaXUnion ForcesXK2 Hollgates) Ive put together within the last few seasons plus a relatively new DaKine 3 layer GoreTex jacket. Stocked. This will be the 1st season of my 50s. Started legitimately riding at around 20. WTF!
Show up blow up!Epic Passes for me and the kids; guest passes for the wife.
Can't wait for the snow to fly, although I need to figure out the boot situation. New ones I had last year with that BOA system left a giant ulceration on my ankle. Worst boots I ever had; maybe they can do some orthotics on it or something. Don't like the idea of shelling out for another $200 for new ones.
Have a few weeks of vacation stacked up so will be able to get a bit of mid-week boarding in at Kirkwood. Never ridden Northstar before so may give that a try too. So nice to be only a few hours from Tahoe, makes single day and weekend trips so much easier.
Stupid question - do you need to make reservations with the Epic Pass or can you just show up and ride?