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Krazylegz1485 Name Chauncey
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Gender: Male
Age: 29
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Years Riding: 6
Average Days/Year: 365
Skill Level: advanced
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: general knowledge
Preferred Terrain: powder
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Height/Weight: 6'6, 170 lbs
Board Size: 156
Boot Size: 14
Clothing Size: L
Jacket Size: L
Pants Size: L
Thermal Size: L
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10/10/2011 4:57:51 AM Just wanted to share a quick story about how great the company that bought out Sierra is. I live in Minneapolis and am about 15 minutes from The House.  I actually work about a mile or two from the warehouse & showroom (the same building).  I've gone in several times recently to see the new Union Atlas in person.  Every time I've gone in they say they don't have them in yet.  And that's understandable, because it sounded like there was some sort of issue with all of the "Stage 3" bindings this year not shipping on time.  So that's cool. On Friday after work I figured I'd swing in and see if by chance they've got 'em yet.  It's been a few weeks since I've been in there so I was hoping that maybe they had 'em.  So I don't see them on the display shelves yet and decide to ask somebody working there.  There were two bro's working the counter and going through a box of beanies or something.  I stood there for about 10-15 seconds hoping they'd maybe ask me if I needed some help.  I proceeded to just say "Hey, can you check on something for me."  Without even stopping, one guy's like "What are you looking for?"  Told him the new Union Atlas bindings.  He said they actually got them in now but he thinks they're still on the pallet in the warehouse.  He told me he'd walk back and make sure. Guy comes back in about a minute and says "Yeah, they're here.  They're all still on the pallet and they haven't been counted yet, so I can't touch them.  I'd get in trouble if I do."  Which is totally understandable.  Retail is retail, and rules are rules.  I get that.  He says "Yeah, sorry.  Come back in in a day and they'll be out for sure." So, I figured I'd wait at least a day and went in yesterday (Sunday).  I walk in, go to the display bindings, and they're still not there.  Okay.  Couple bro's at the counter again doing whatever, and one one guy is actually helping people.  Went and got some pants for somebody and came back out.  I asked him if he could grab me a pair of Atlas's.  He says "I'm not sure if they're here yet, but I'll check."  I said "Cool."  He then stops, and asks "What color?"  Said "I don't care, I just wanna check 'em out."  "Okay."  He starts to walk away and gets a little head nod or something from the bro at the counter (kinda looked like the guy from Friday) and he's shaking his head like "No, they're not back there."  So dude disappears into the back to go get them.  Comes out a minute or two later and says "No, they're not here yet."  I said "Like, they're completely not here or they're just not ready for the floor?"  "No, they're just not here." Right...
9/18/2011 5:52:11 PM Yo yo.  Looking for some L/XL Forces in the cyan colorway only.  Preferably good condition.  Will pay cash (aka, paypal) or possibly trade a pair of my Frankenbinders to get them.  Depends how nice they are. Also, looking for a pair (maybe two) of the Rome Coozie gloves from I believe the 2010 season.  I need at least size large, but if you can find an XL as well, I'll buy one of each.  If you know of an online site that has them in stock (that I for some reason can't find) please just post a link to them.  If your local shop has some on the shelf and you wanna take the time to ship them to me, I'll compensate you for your efforts.  Would REALLY like to get some of these. They looka like this: PS - I'm specifically looking for only cyan Forces and the PBR style Coozie gloves.  Thanks much!
5/11/2011 7:16:53 PM Hey all.  My gf is doing a project for school and she needs a good picture of a boardshop.  I came up with an idea for her new ad campaign and it involves putting a jimmy johnny (porta-potty) in the middle of a boardshop.  So, I've done some google searching for a picture but none of them are what she's looking for.  She's definitely gonna have to photoshop the john into there, but none of them have a big random opening where the thing would sit. The john is going to be converted into a new merchandising weapon for Airblaster's ninja suits.  We're gonna decorate the thing and also make it cooled inside so you can try out the ninja suit in a cold environment, plus try out the dump truck butt flap by sitting on a fake toilet.  So this non-functioning john would be put basically right in with all of the other softgoods and clothing racks and whatnot. So, if somebody can come up with a sweet picture that would be able to accomplish this task, please post it here.  I (and she) will greatly appreciate it. Note - this isn't actually a new thing for Airblaster, it's just an idea we're throwing together for her school project.  If she does a good job on it, maybe we'll send it in to them for the hell of it. Anywho, thanks!
2/17/2011 8:46:42 AM Alrighty peoples!   Posted some of this stuff in the Gaper Days thread as a feeler and didn't really expect it to take off.  Going to post it all here and try to keep all of the sale biz out of the other thread and save it for sweet pics.   Anywho, here's what I've got.  I just bought a new suit on eBay and we're cleaning out the closet to help make up for the cost.  A lot of this stuff we hardly wear or haven't even worn it since we got it and I'm mentally preparing myself to send it to good homes.  Talked it over with the woman this morning and we've got the details figured out.   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Rules"   $25 shipped per piece (possibly a little more for 1-pcs. because of weight, willing to go a little lower on the lighter weight stuff, and will probably discount for combined purchases)    Shipping is to US addresses.  Will consider shipping elsewhere, but prices will be higher.   No Trades - Unless you've got some sweet Airblaster stuff that I or the woman are interested in.   Please note - This stuff is vintage.  Don't buy it expecting the performance/tech to be as good as your modern gear, hence the price.  DO buy it expecting it to have a blast while looking awesome.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Sizes are listed.  Some pieces are women's but we did our best to name them as a men's size.  All sizes listed should be considered men's.    Sizes range from women's small to mens XL.  I'm going to go through it all and try to put the sizes right after the brand names.  Some stuff is really lightweight, others are insulated.  There are a few pairs of pants mixed in and even a few onesies!  If it's not obvious, descriptions go from left to right.   If interested in something, please just reply on here for now.  Will save the PM traffic for payment information.  That way I won't get flooded with PM's and everybody looking at stuff will know right away what's been "sold".  I'll also do my best to update everything that does get sold and keep it orderly.   Lastly (I hope) - only thing in the pictures that we're not going to sell right now are the purple/red/blue Nevica pants in the 5th picture.  Everything else is fair game.   Lightweight/windbreakers (New Balance - L; Aqua Gear - L; Columbia - SOLD; Jonathan Chase - XL)     More windbreakers (MVP - M, says "The Nature Place - Colorado" on the front; Columbia - XS; Breezin' - S, complete with straps to make it a fanny pack, Airblaster didn't invent that!; Windbreaker - XL, that's what the tag says)     Couple heavier jackets and some pants (Columbia - S, reversible; Columbia - SOLD; Columbia - M; Sun Ice - XS, complete with a bunch of tickets from Bolton Valley and Stowe; no name on the purple ones - S, kinda like windpants actually)     Heavier jackets and onesie (East West - SOLD, has some sweet "snaps" on the closure; Mixed Blues - M; Iggi - S, actually inside out in picture, looks much better this way; Cornice - SOLD)     Jackets, pants, and onesie (Columbia - S, reversible; Descente - M; Nevica - not for sale; O'neill - SOLD; Shred'r -, SOLD)     Jackets and onesie - (Columbia - S, reversible; Obermeyer - M; Columbia - SOLD, reversible; Snuggler - SOLD)         For full size pics, check here: http://gnarpow.blogspot.com/2011/02/gaper-blowout-sale.html   Also, nothing in the background is for sale, especially the 'Tussin.  I currently have a cold and need it.
1/5/2011 11:21:02 AM Taking reasonable offers on everything.  Otherwise going to start putting stuff on eBay.  Need some money! (1/26) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Howdy folks.  Unfortunately, times are getting (more like have been) tough here at Camp Krazylegz lately.  I've got a number of things I probably wouldn't sell unless I absolutely had to, and I think it's about that time.  Really hurting for money right now and could use some help.  I'll try to get pictures up and update this thing rapidly as I add more things, and also as they sell.   -As of right now the only trades I'll accept are money (via Paypal, or money order I guess).   -First come first served, as long as you have money and are ready to pay.  Items will be shipped promptly after payment is received.   -If it matters, all items are from a smoke-free environment.   -Shipping to US addresses ONLY, unless you plan on paying actual shipping charges for international stuff.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Updates  (2/11)   SOLD - SLX boots, Holden pants, Skate Banana   If I don't sell the Contacts by the end of this weekend, I'm trading them for some CMYK Forces.   Still willing to take offers on anything else.   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Frank'd Contacts - L/XL - silver Contact baseplates; orange Contact footbeds, heelcups, & highbacks; Airblaster Inverter straps; Airpill ankle ratchets, Milan toe ratchets   $110 shipped         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Special Blend Packer Jacket - XL - Brainbow Plaid   Jacket is in absolutely mint condition, can't even tell it was worn.  I've got several pieces of outerwear, so everything gets used very lightly and in rotation.  I also take care of my stuff.  First two pics are from Sierra, last two are the only ones I have of it personally (can take more if needed).  Last picture is a bead of water sitting on it.  The waterproofing on this thing is awesome.  Jacket has tons of pockets of varying size, this comes in really handy.  Also includes the removeable liner.   $80 shipped (retails for $280)   Sierra Says:   The infamous brainbow packet jacket by special blend. Wear this during your finals and you are almost sure to succeed. Wear this on the mountain, and you are almost sure to throw down rodeo 5's and cab 1080's. This is all due to the exceptional 15k waterproofing and 10k breathability that will keep you dry and warm during any weather condition. Worried it might be too warm on sunny days? No need to fret, the jacket has a removable insulation jacket for you to decide on what days to put it on and ride.   Stats:   - 15,000MM Waterproof - 10,000GM Breathability - Coated basket weave soft touch nylon - Waterproof Corduroy - Fully Tape Seams  - Removable hood - Pit Zips - Removable insulated warm-up jacket - Powder skirt to pant snap system - Technical hood with multiple fits adjustments - Yo-yo pass holder at inner hem - Zip off powder skirt           ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Special Blend Annex pant - L - Red   Pants have been used a bit more than most of my stuff, as they were one of my first pairs of pants.  Got them right towards the start of my gear wh0ring disease.  There are a couple of what I would call scuffs on the front of the legs.  It's a unique fabric, so kinda hard to describe.  I'll try to get actual pics up soon.  Anywho, a couple really small "spots" on the butt, most likely from chair lift seats.  Really hard to see unless you look close.  Lastly, a few really minor marks on the very bottoms of the legs.  These things were actually long enough to come to the bottom of my feet but I did my best to keep them from dragging at all times.  These are in pretty stellar condition.   $60 shipped   Key Features of The Special Blend Annex Snowboard Pant: 15,000mm Waterproofing / 10,000g Breathability Coated Lux Touch Dobby Nylon Waterproof Crosshatch Denim The sagproof gaiter keeps pow from shooting into the moon Sagproof Gaiter Inseam Vents Two Tier Cargos Stash Pocket 3/4” welts to protect vents Articulated knees Bootlace hook on gaiters Custom lift ticket D ring at waist Ergonomic fits Exterior quick stash pockets Fully taped seams Function and comfort designed interiors Gaiter tuck away Hip vents Inseam vents Key clip in front pocket Microfiber inner waistband Multiple venting options Pant to powder skirt snap system Reinforced cuffs Ride/relax gaiter system Side waist adjusters with back tunnel Snag-prevention tape in vents Snap gussets at pant inner hem Split adjustable boot gaiters Super DWR Waist gaiter       More pics:   http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_z4u-KMBA3fU/TSTgepxIacI/AAAAAAAAAck/xh3D7oFsIiQ/s1600/PackerAnnex2.JPG http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_z4u-KMBA3fU/TSTgePrJmWI/AAAAAAAAAcc/OuyHsCK3_Jg/s1600/Annex3.JPG http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_z4u-KMBA3fU/TSTgdgcj0sI/AAAAAAAAAcU/trBBOwlE0Bc/s1600/Annex4.JPG http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_z4u-KMBA3fU/TSTgdXZdgZI/AAAAAAAAAcM/jVZ1C1ex8WU/s1600/Annex5.JPG   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   2008 Rome Design - 162   Posted on Craigslist locally this morning, as I'd rather sell locally than have to pay for shipping.  If anybody's seriously interested, we can make something happen.   http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/spo/2145048320.html     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------    Burton Stow Cargo Pants (women's) - M - brown   Brand new, don't think she ever even wore them.  About the time we got them we scored an awesome deal on some Blaster stuff for her and ended up going a different route color-wise.  Pics from Sierra are the exact same pants (got them here).  Pants have a little dust on them from sitting in our boarding closet, otherwise like new condition.   $50 shipped   Stats:   - 8,000MM Waterproof - 5,000GM Breathability - Fully Taped Seams - Mesh Lining - Knee Articulation - Original Fit - Includes Universal Features Package
1/4/2011 6:22:49 PM Greetings, TruSnow Community.  EMHM00 and myself made a step-by-step instructional video this afternoon on how to make a proper split board.   Hope you like it!   *Note - I filmed this on my GoPro and forgot that the sound setting was on Lo instead of Hi.  So, you might have to turn up the volume a little to hear us talking through most of it.  Worry not, the music has been adjusted accordingly.  
12/29/2010 11:02:46 AM Actor Owen Wilson is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today - December 29, 2010. The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Owen Wilson lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed. Owen Wilson was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death. Additional details and information will be updated as it becomes available. This story is still developing About Zermatt Ski Resort - While neighboring Gstaad is one of the world's top resorts with its three five-star hotels and St. Moritz is more popular, most rank Zermatt as Switzerland's top resort. A remarkably peaceful getaway, the village is peaceful thanks to its car-free environment. Amazingly picturesque, Zermatt holds the world's second biggest lift-served vertical drop and receives huge snowfalls thanks to its altitude.   http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c9a_1293635666
11/17/2010 8:07:48 PM Alrighty folks.  You've got questions?  We've got answers.  Well, not really.  The purpose of this thread is to house every single question you can imagine.  All replies MUST be in the form of a question.  Whether you want to put a declarative statement as your reply and simply switch the period for a question mark is up to you.  Think Ron Burgundy here.  Oh yeah, and we're not answering the questions.  Just asking them.  I'll begin.   What is the best snowboard? What are the best bindings? What bindings should I get for my 2012 Snafu Whompstick? Why do boarders hate skiers? Why do skiers look so silly while they ski? Why do skiers wear tall tees? Why does everybody hate Burton? Why doesn't everybody hate Burton? How can I get points on here? When will 2011 product go on sale? When will last year's product be 70% off again? What is your favorite song? What is your favorite music to ride to? What does *insert pro rider's name here* actually ride? Why is Phatman never wrong? Is it because he has Jesus as his avatar? What is a Bruizza? Can I trust a rockered snowboard? Has anybody ever heard of GoPro cameras? Where can I get FREE stickers? Speaking of free, does anybody have an old board I can have? Where did Guth get such a sweet beard? What can I use to wash my outerwear? When is the 2012 product coming out? What's your favorite terrain park feature? What's your favorite playground feature? What's better: PS3 or XBOX 360? Who's your favorite pro rider? What's your favorite brand? What's your favorite beer? What's your favorite style of underwear? Where is the search bar? Why is everybody telling me to use it? What jacket should I get? What pants match this jacket? Who is the best pro rider? Is Shaun White god? Why would Shaka start a two wheels discussion thread but later post a picture of a 3-wheeled vehicle?
10/26/2010 8:03:35 AM I spent less than 5 minutes browsing reviews this morning and found an absurd amount of crappy ones.  I know this isn't really "news" around here but I think it'd be funny to have a thread dedicated to exploiting said reviews and the people behind them.  If anything, it'll give everybody a good laugh at how sad some of them are.   Here are a few I found this morning:   "Great all around" 10/16/2010 Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (3) No Name: 2011Union Force Pros:  very good all around, Cons:  some people might think its heavy (weight), Flex:  soft Experience:   When I first was decided to get the bindings, it was pretty pricey for me especially. But I heard great feedback from friends, so I went with it. I was told of the warranty on the base plate which turned me on. Also most people told me it was a binding that would last a longtime. After getting them, I felt how comfortable they were. I can't wait to start riding with them. They are a little heavy, but does not seem that big of an issue. -soldrew722 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------    "Union Bindings" 10/25/2010 Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No Name: 2011Union Force Pros:  union bindings , union bindings , union bindings Cons:  union bindings , union bindings , union bindings Flex:  mid Experience:   best gear i used union bindings 4years ago goooood quality -filmbuff11 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    "Terrific bindings" 10/22/2010 Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No Name: 2011Union Force Pros:  Very well built, looks cool, Cons:  a little pricey, Flex:  mid Experience:   These bindings are terrific and the build quality is simply superb. I haven't tried it on the snow though yet.. but I'm sure its goin to be awesome... will update the review once I get to ride it -mithungunalan ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    "2011 Union Force Bindings" 10/5/2010 Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (2) No Name:  2011 Union Force Pros:  Solid Design, Simple, Durable Cons:  None, Flex:  mid Experience:   My roommate just bought these bindings and they are amazing. Incredibly sturdy and very stiff and responsive. They are also very simple, not many moving pieces or straps. Just simple lightweight design which I like. -Ruberduky9 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    "UNION!!" 10/25/2010 Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No Name: 2011Union Re-Union Data Pros:  great color, design, brand Experience:   these are some super sweat bindings they have a good color combination and design. Oh an also its Union who is always good. -longhorns12395 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    "Souvenir of my first season" 4/18/2010 Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (0) No Name:  2010 Sierra Headphones Pros:  Boarder graphic, fit, price Cons:  Could have gone with different color to boost the, contract on the graphic, Fit:  Just right My Size:  L Fits Like:  L Description:  perfect Experience:   I bought this T-shirt cause it will be reminding me of the good time I have had this year (2009/2010) and I will be wearing it a lot in the summer to show some snowboarding love! -irazr  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   "Really nice" 4/13/2010 Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (0) No Name:  2010 Sierra Headphones Pros:  fit right, looks cool, cheap Fit:  Just right My Size:  M Fits Like:  M Description:  perfect Experience:   Got this shirt in purple, it fits perfect and has a sick graphic on it! -Codeman ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    "rating" 10/18/2010 Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No Name: Wigwam Snow Glade Pro Pros:  warm , comfy, Cons:  needs some cool designs (not that big a deal), Fit:  Just right My Size:  L Fits Like:  L Description:  comfy Experience:   very nice -simpr19 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    "must buy sock!!!!!!!!!!!!" 10/16/2010 Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No Name: Wigwam Snow Glade Pro Pros:  water resistant, very comfortable, very durable Fit:  Just right My Size:  M Fits Like:  M Description:  Amazing heaven on your feet!! Experience:   i love these socks i wear them everywhere they are very comfortable i am in love with these!!!!! <3 -liv 2 board    
8/15/2010 10:37:36 AM My intentions of this thread will hopefully provide multiple purposes.  A place for people to: 1.  -show off their current binders and projects. 2.  -get feedback and/or share ideas for current/future projects. 3.  -buy/sell/trade pieces and parts to complete said projects.      -I realize there's a classified section, but I figured this would get more traffic here and also keep people from making multiple "FS/WTB" threads if we keep it all in one thread   With that said, post up your pictures if you've got anything cool.  Mine will all be Union binders, and I'm guessing the majority of others will be the same, but that doesn't mean we have to limit it to just Union.  Bring what ya brung (as long as they're not ski bindings ).  
7/26/2010 2:08:29 PM Greetings.  I've got some boots that I might put up for sale, just seeing if anybody is interested.  Obviously it's going to take just the right person to buy 'em, because they're size 14's.  I've used them less than 10 times. I bought two pairs of boots (these and some Forums) online before last season and definitely like the other ones better.  I know about buying boots online, yadda yadda, but when you wear 14's you don't get the privelege of trying on boots in a store.  You buy them on sale online and hope they fit.  These fit fine, just didn't completely fall in love with them.   Anywho, I can put up pictures upon request if anybody's really interested.  Again, they're Deeluxe ID SCL in a 14.  Speed zone lacing, removable liner, almost all black in color.  Worn very few times, hardly show any wear.  They came new in the box WITHOUT insoles, so I used some of my Superfeet ones that I already had.  I have a pair of unused Superfeet that I could include for a small fee.   They're the new red ones with the metallic strip under the toes.  I tried them on for a few hours and they just seemed a little too thick for my liking.  Definitely not shaped to my foot at all.
7/8/2010 5:51:46 PM This is easily the most ridiculosly cool video I've ever seen.  It's really long but definitely worth the watch.  My buddy just sent me the link and I watched it with my mouth open pretty much the whole time.  I can't even imagine the time and effort put into something like this.  Holy crap.   The rather excellent video below is a wall-painted animation: essentially a stop-motion animation created by painting a sequence of still images on a wall and photographing them, then running the photos together into a film. It was created by the street artist Blu, who describes it as the result of "months of work and hundreds [of] buckets of paint". That's hardly surprising, given that it tries to illustrate the history of the universe since the big bang, with a particular focus on the evolution of life on Earth. It's very impressive indeed, so without further ado:   BIG BANG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU   [tube]http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13085676[/tube]          Bravo...   (Taken from: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/07/the-evolution-of-life-on-a-wall.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news )
6/30/2010 4:14:11 PM Greetings, y'all.  Just had a crazy idea and I'm gonna throw it out there and see if anybody's interested.  Here's the scoop.   Last year I bought some custom frankenbinders from eltaco.  See pics below.  At the time I bought them for my red/black Skate Banana.  After committing to the purchase, I found a pair of Airblaster Inverters.  I was forced to purchase both pairs, and these Frankenbinders quickly found a home in the closet.  They didn't get used until I got a crazy deal on a used Rome Design, with a red/black theme.  They look gnarly on it, but it ended up being a little too long for me, so the bindings were maybe used 3 times.  They're basically brand new, and could easily pass as it.   Here's my idea.  I've been wanting a blue/orange poofy down Airblaster Big Sky jacket (in a size large) since the day I saw it.  And even more so since I got the blaze orange Nightrider pants that match it perfectly.  I'm not in the market to spend the money to buy one right now, but I've found one for relatively "cheap" on GearTrade.  $119.23 + $8.75 = $127.98.  Total cost of jacket w/ shipping.   Anybody willing to trade straight up for these bad boys?  It could either go two ways: You buy my bindings directly from me, I buy the jacket myself.  Or you buy the jacket, have it shipped to me, I ship the bindings to you.  Either way, the result is the same.   This is a sweet deal for anybody wanting some (basically) brand new, custom Union Forces.  Size is L/XL!   Pics:    
3/2/2010 11:34:03 AM I've been looking at getting a second set of binders for my newest board.  I've been rocking Forces for the past couple years and love them, but I'm interested in trying some of the lighter ones like the Force SL or the new Sierra Contact SL.  I've also seen that the normal Contacts are somewhat lighter as well, plus they've got the 19% binding-to-board contact area. Anywho, Kimchi was nice enough to let me borrow his Sierra Contact SL's and I'll get to try them out in a few days on my trip to MT.  However, after setting them up on my board I've come across a pretty significant problem.  The baseplates on the Contact SL's measure right around 4 3/4" at the widest part.  My boots measure right at 5" at that spot (yeah, size 14's suck).  It doesn't sound like much, but it's the difference between my boots sitting properly in the baseplates and riding on top of the two little humps where the toe straps are held in.  There's no way in hell I'm gonna be able to pull off riding them without my whole boot being down on the footbed.  On the Forces you can see a pretty noticeable curve in the inner/medial "wall" of the baseplate, creating that extra 1/4" that I need for my clown feet.   I was wondering if the regular Union Contacts use the exact same baseplate as the Sierra ones or did they actually make a new mold for them?  I'm guessing they're the same because I can't imagine it'd be cost effective to make a whole new one.   So, with all of that said, I was pretty pumped to try out the whole 19% contact area thing on these bindings.  I'm guessing I'm gonna have to go with the Force SL's instead then, eh?
1/28/2010 2:57:44 PM Greetings, y'all.  The girlfriend and I are planning to go to Bozeman in early March.  Coming out of MPLS our drive, if we choose to, will be 15+ hours or so.  I'd most likely just rock it out in one day because that's how I do things.  I'd rather just get there and get it over with.  However, I've just started contemplating getting a pair of round trip tickets that would get us there in just over 2 hours.  Obviously more expensive than driving, but damn is that convenient.  I realize that there are no restrictions on how much stuff I can take in my car, nor do I need to worry about certain things (tools, knives, whatever).  So that's a huge benefit of driving.  Plus, I'd have my own car there to drive (duh). That being said, I have only flown commercially once in my life and I think it was probably 10 years ago or more.  Clearly things have changed since then.  What I'm mainly concerned about are the following things:       -What stuff can/can't I bring with me?  Screwdrivers/tools, waxing supplies, electronics, shampoo/toothpaste/etc (yeah, dumb I know, but just asking).   -Will I get raped with extra charges for having a board bag with 1 or 2 boards in it, probably a duffel bag, and then my Rome backpack (carry-on?).  I saw on the NWA site about extra charges for boards weighing more than 50 lbs and longer than 158 cm, and my board bag would probably trump both.   -Stuff (mainly boards) getting damaged in transit.  My board bag isn't hard or padded, but it should be fine as long as they don't throw it on the ground or toss it around.       I feel stupid asking about the toothpaste/shampoo deal, but does that only pertain to carry on stuff?  Again, I haven't flown in a long time.   And when we did, I was young enough where it was basically "Alright, get your bag we're going" and that's all I had to worry about.   Thanks ahead of time to anybody that can help clear the muddy waters here.  Hopefully with this whole Bruizzapalooza shindig going down recently it'll be pretty fresh in people's heads.


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