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PindaBoy Name Ryan
Location Long Beach, CA, US
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Gender: Male
Age: 39
Languages: English
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Years Riding: 5
Average Days/Year: 25
Skill Level: backcountry rider
Riding Style: freeride
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Preferred Terrain: powder, groomers
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Height/Weight: 6'1, 150 lbs
Board Size: 157
Boot Size: 9.5
Clothing Size: M
Jacket Size: M
Pants Size: M
Thermal Size: S
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Region: Europe
Location: Switzerland
Resort: Verbier
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1/10/2013 11:28:23 AM no one knows anyone in the industry?  Help a brother out.....
1/6/2013 8:47:41 PM Hey Muse, thanks buddy. I went to the website and see they run out of LA. No trips organised yet but will look into it a bit more. Was thinking more shop or company to be honest but I am open to anything. Thanks for the heads up though!
1/6/2013 6:29:08 PM I am REALLY feeling your photo's.   Have a safe season everyone!
1/6/2013 6:11:36 PM Hi everybody Hope that everyone has had a good New Years thus far :) I just wanted to know if I could call on some of you for help. I walked into the office on New Years day to lose my job without notice and I was wondering if anybody had connections with a Snowboarding shop/company that would be willing to take me on for a part time basis...I wouldn't even mind volunteering to work a few days out the week, just something to do until I can find myself a full time job. It keeps me out the house and doing something I love. My background is sales and business development. I spent a good number of years in the Alps snowboarding and touring the scenes there.I service my own snowboard so can work on that side of things as well as in sales and marketing or travel advice to Europe.....anything really. I just recently moved to California from Europe and am currently living in Long Beach, very near the 405 freeway. I know I haven't posted on this forum for awhile but have been here browsing the community. If anyone can help out on this that would be great.  Thanks a ton!
11/7/2011 2:52:02 PM Beautiful scenery! I would love to go snowboarding there, had a friend go last year and said it was pretty awesome despite the poor snow conditions all over Europe. Thanks for sharing! :)
8/27/2011 2:58:27 PM Hey Jason, Welcome to trusnow. In my humble opinion your first board isn't going to matter hugely, sometimes ignorance is bliss when learning. I know allot of the guys on here who have experience will be able to provide more guidance but from my perspective I would say this... I am 6 foot and weigh about 140. I learned on a board that was huge as in long 161cm, then went to a smaller board 154 then back to a bigger board again 158. All rentals, boots the works. I then decided I would be doing it regularly so I bought my setup, a Ride DH 155, Union Force bindings and Burton Moto boots. Probably nothing specatcular but they have done the job and I have done two winters on that setup and progressed fine. Don't take things to seriously, enjoy yourself, don't spend huge wads of cash on the most expensive products (unless you want to) but at the same time don't go for the cheapest. If you love the sport as much as most, you will be so stoked riding your own setup that progression will happen naturally. And then you will find your feet, what your natural riding style is and what you enjoy most like park, groomers, back country etc... then tailor your setup to that. A warm welcome and above all enjoy
8/27/2011 5:26:45 AM I don't know if we have many European riders on here but does anyone know of a good place for riding offpiste that is perhaps a hidden gem....small and quiet? (France, Italy, Swizterland, Austria) I have done a few of the big resorts but this time would kind of would like a smallish resort, a cool chalet/cottage and someone who knows the areas that can take me around for amazing offpiste riding. Thanks..
8/24/2011 2:32:51 PM your chick 
8/20/2011 8:56:29 AM Thanks boardoholic, appreciate your post man. Will do some more researching, I am worried my current forces won't hold up this winter. Peace
8/17/2011 4:59:47 AM Yeah I wasn't stating that there were bindings for different style types, only that I read somewhere freestyle bindings were better for park? I don't get to try different bindings and have only ever had one pair so was hoping to get some feedback from you guys who have more experience. Cheers
8/15/2011 12:55:01 AM Thanks for your responses. Rook I like the feel of the Forces, they've been good but then I don't know any different? What I didn't like about them is that the straps seem to loosen up a fair bit, toe strap kept moving up the boot and the ractchets are a bit intermitant. (I will check out the Chiefs) thanks for that. panther I will check out the Prophecy's. Do Burtons binding's have the "channel system" I think it is called or are they compatible with the bolts/discs? Hey Timmay_650 Yeah I am happy with the way the Forces have responded, could I have more responsive bindings... yeah I think so. Unfortunately I am unable to ride/demo different gear due to where I live, so the expression ignorance is bliss is true in my case Thanks for the medium flex binding info. I have looked at the new Unions and they look sweet but because of the issues I described above I wanted to look at other products. I'm just after any other recommendations on what bindings I should consider and what to stay away from? Like what has been your favourite bindings (not for riding in the park) and why? Thanks
8/14/2011 9:59:18 AM Hi guys, I wonder if someone would be kind enough to provide me some advice. There are allot of bindings out there and I must admit I have very little experience in this area. I have been riding Union Forces on my Ride DH for the last 3 years and have just bought a Capita Indoor Survival FK, thinking about getting some new bindings to go with this. Before you say "what do you want, midflex, stiff...." I don't know. I don't know what is better or worse for my riding style if you know what I mean. I ride mostly offpiste, freeride. Will be doing mostly pow this winter with a few natural jumps in there. I know there is no "one" right answer but if some of you more experienced, knowledgeable guys out there could help out I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance
8/7/2011 11:35:21 AM LOL Carebear! I sure hope I never have to get a vasectomy. Thanks for the comments guys. I wasn't sure about what touches your eye etc. I guess it is just preparing your mind for what is about to happen then should be okay. Thanks for sharing.
8/7/2011 10:14:44 AM Hey Commissar Glad the surgery went well for ya. I have been wondering about this as well, but my concern is more for during the procedure I will freak out about something gettin near/on my eye. Does anything actually touch your eyeball or feel like it is being touched? I got a thing about my eyes that's why I don't wear contacts. I snowboard without anything, wish I had perfect vision.
7/31/2011 4:45:27 AM What: Business development manager (Corporate sales) for Mercedes-Benz Why: Pays bills, sometimes gives me a bit more so I can pay for my annual Snowboarding trip. Pros: Nice cars, perks. Cons: A constant battle to keep your soul. Ideal Job: Working within an hours drive of a mountain in a job without dumb ass targets, without the insatiable greed and without the fake shhhhhyt. Or same but on an Island on the beach, surf lodge maybe.


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