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    Posted: Sep/15/2012 at 5:24pm

Do you prefer your boards to be stickered or factory naked?

Also helmets- stickered or naked?
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Should I try to learn backside airs or nollie 180 crook next?
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Should I try to learn backside airs or nollie 180 crook next?


How about you try backside air? Should I learn to do a 360 or a 180 on a rail?
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Will I ever have time to do my brakes?  Or will something always come up when I plan for them?
 
Best thing I find, is to wake up first thing in the morning, and get started? Never work on your car half asleep though?
 
Do you have a good jack? Jack stands, C-Clamp?
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What snowboarding jacket should I get this season?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/16/2012 at 7:39pm
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What snowboarding jacket should I get this season?


How about getting a Burton, North Face, or 686 jacket? What are the best snowboard goggles?
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how much do powder skirts help in snowboard jackets? are they that necessary/useful?
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Does anybody else ever drink the "juice" that's leftover in a package of brats?

Originally posted by shing02

how much do powder skirts help in snowboard jackets? are they that necessary/useful?


They help a lot if you're riding powder?  Otherwise, aren't they pretty pointless?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2012 at 7:30am
Originally posted by Krazylegz1485

Does anybody else ever drink the "juice" that's leftover in a package of brats?

Originally posted by shing02

how much do powder skirts help in snowboard jackets? are they that necessary/useful?


They help a lot if you're riding powder?  Otherwise, aren't they pretty pointless?
Do you ever fall on groomers or in the park? Do your underoos get wet and cold, numbing your backside?
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Originally posted by snowboardinrox357

 
How about getting a Burton, North Face, or 686 jacket? What are the best snowboard goggles?

Have you tried Oakleys?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2012 at 9:47am
Originally posted by julius77

Originally posted by Krazylegz1485

Does anybody else ever drink the "juice" that's leftover in a package of brats?

Originally posted by shing02

how much do powder skirts help in snowboard jackets? are they that necessary/useful?


They help a lot if you're riding powder?  Otherwise, aren't they pretty pointless?
Do you ever fall on groomers or in the park? Do your underoos get wet and cold, numbing your backside?
 
What are underoos?  That some Aussie thing?
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i like then the stickers are on for you if they are good ones if not i like when they are off if they dont got good colors
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WHAT THE...???  ^^
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2012 at 10:38am
Originally posted by robnezz23



WHAT THE...???  ^^


He just posted in another thread and it didn't make any more sense than this one does. I'm guessing English isn't his 1st language.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2012 at 12:02pm
Originally posted by whitejawz1

i like then the stickers are on for you if they are good ones if not i like when they are off if they dont got good colors
 
Dafuq did I just read? Confused
 
Haha?
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Which resort should I go to this year? Mammoth, Vail, Tahoe?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2012 at 11:06pm
why do people like decking out their boards in stickers? doesn't that just add weight?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2012 at 6:57am
Originally posted by shing02

why do people like decking out their boards in stickers? doesn't that just add weight?
 
Its the same reason people add stickers and decals to their cars...it adds more horse power??
 
More decals =  More speed!!???
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2012 at 9:37am
Should I bust my new board out on opening day or is that just begging for a run-in with a big rock?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2012 at 10:45am
Originally posted by screwyvarmint

Should I bust my new board out on opening day or is that just begging for a run-in with a big rock?

If that rocks your boat then heck why not?  LOL
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Would it be foolish to book a December ski trip now, not knowing when the snow will show up?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2012 at 6:34pm
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Would it be foolish to book a December ski trip now, not knowing when the snow will show up?


Why are you booking it so early? Is it because they offer a good discount?
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what's the point of throwing so many stickers on yourself if you're just giving ad space to companies?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/19/2012 at 4:12am
Originally posted by Krazylegz1485

Does anybody else ever drink the "juice" that's leftover in a package of brats?
That's gross, and I'm pretty sure it's a good way to get sick.  I guess if you're eating the pre-cooked ones you are a bit safer, but it's still gross.
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Which resort should I go to this year? Mammoth, Vail, Tahoe?
 
Why not all of them?  You know there's no "Tahoe" resort, right?
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^ Would it please you if I had said, "Northstar, Heavenly, and Squaw Valley"?
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Just curious because you mentioned a few of the Vail resorts, Do you have an Epic pass?
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Originally posted by shing02

what's the point of throwing so many stickers on yourself if you're just giving ad space to companies?

Isn't it because people want to cover up all the dings and scraps on their board?  Plus, wouldn't it make it easier to spot your board if someone was to try to steal it?
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Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo


Originally posted by shing02

what's the point of throwing so many stickers on yourself if you're just giving ad space to companies?

Isn't it because people want to cover up all the dings and scraps on their board?  Plus, wouldn't it make it easier to spot your board if someone was to try to steal it?


Doesn't putting on stickers make your board look cool?
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