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MikeD13559 Name Mike
Location Grand Rapids, MI, US
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"never let fun out of your sight!!!" 
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Gender: Male
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Years Riding: 25
Average Days/Year: 35
Skill Level: advanced
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: general knowledge
Preferred Terrain: powder, backcountry, park, groomers
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Height/Weight: 5'10, 190 lbs
Board Size: 157
Boot Size: 105
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Region: Mid West
Location: Michigan
Resort: Caberfae Peaks
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4/15/2015 4:31:37 PM I filled out the survey. But,there is a simple solution to this without using a dif product or creating one.  It's all in the setup. You setup with your heel edge down the hill/ your back facing down the hill, dig your heel edge in over a 2-3 ft long or so..it holds you perfectly and you don't slide. It doesn't work with Flow or other rear entry bindings. I made a quick video 2yrs ago showing how it's done.  here it is: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jszpPlSEhn0 Get out of the rear entry bindings. They just aren't as good and the speed of rear entry isn't an advantage when the bindings don't perform as well.
4/7/2015 1:49:39 PM The refs didn't call the same fouls on both ends of the court at all...  Duke just ran into ppl, flopped on defense and got calls both ways... Shit officiating in the Final Four
4/5/2015 9:08:27 PM   Oh MSU put up a fight.. When MSU was running they were dictating the action and Duke had no answers.  Then the refs took care of MSUs chances by calling nickle dime fouls on MSU's big men getting them in foul trouble and slowing the game down a ton.  Once that happened it was all Duke. They also did this in the 2nd half when MSU was making some runs to get back in the game cut the difference to about 10 and there would be some BS call... Like when there was a foul called on Dawson when a Duke player was driving and stepped on his foot... then he was called for a 2nd foul on a clean strip the same Duke possession.  So many bad calls that game.   There were some really suspect calls in the Wisconsin vs Kentucky game too.. but at least they were bad calls/ no calls that went both ways.  I'm talking specifically about the Kentucky player with karate chopped to the throat of the Wisconsin player, review and no call?!?!?!? Seriously!?!? WTF was that!?!?!  It was obviously intentional and an obvious foul... NO CALL??!?!? REALLY!?!?!?  And then shot clock expiring and Wisconsin getting 2pts.... It's really really bad when the refs influence the outcome of one game far too much and F-up some super obvious calls at pivotal pts in a another game.
4/3/2015 5:20:45 PM Clear or yellow lenses are the best.  I use yellow since it's great for the cloudy and snowing conditions and great for night riding.  Some spots at all resorts are not as lit up as they could be.  Or that has been my experience.  But, in general the light at the resorts are great and there is plenty of light to feel comfortable with visibility.  It's better than riding in flat light or snowing conditions... even if it's dumping.  It's pretty magical riding at night when it's just pounding snow IMO.  The lights highlight all the flakes falling.  It's pretty awesome!
3/30/2015 6:28:15 PM I really like riding at night.  All the resorts and little ski areas here in MI have night riding.  And about 50%-75% of the time I ride is at night.  I learned to ski and ride at night when I was young.  So, night riding is pretty regular for me.  I actually like riding park better at night.  There are always way less ppl esp late when the kids take off.  Usually the last 2 hrs the resorts are open there are less than 20 ppl riding.
3/27/2015 4:57:39 PM You need to scrape until there is no wax coming off your board.  If you aren't doing this then you def aren't scarping enough.  You can tell if you use a plastic bristle brush to finish the wax job,  the spots with too much wax with turn white-ish and feel sticky as you go over them.  As far as a base grind, there is no need for that unless your base is messed up.  That's not the issue here.
3/26/2015 6:19:49 PM YES!! Please stop complaining about this!!! IT'S NOT TRUSNOW'S FAULT!  They CAN'T let current season model gear go for under a certain amount or % off the retail price due to VENDOR'S AGREEMENT'S/ CONTRACTS.  This OBVIOUSLY includes the free items members earn at the dif pt levels.
3/25/2015 2:48:24 PM Mt Bohemia in the U.P. of MI is at 240" for the season.  They average about 300" a season. That's the spot to go!!  It has the snow every season and the steep slopes.
3/25/2015 2:38:46 PM I think nfinit is def on to something...you prob have too much wax on your base.  The CH10 is waaaay better for warm temps than Bio Degradable swix.  That will help a ton. Also, some graphite powder mixed in to your wax for warm days helps.  Graphite powder added to wax is more of a super cold temp trick.  but, helps for warm weather too.  You can get it at hardware stores.
3/21/2015 12:15:26 PM Here you go Von44: http://www.pdga.com/course-directory http://www.dgcoursereview.com/ http://www.discgolfscene.com/courses/USA dgcoursereview is prob the best one with the most details about each course.
3/18/2015 1:33:40 PM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8bAIHzAqss TS won't let me post youtube vids for some reason still.. so there's a link to a quick 20sec vid^ That's a crappy basket!  LOL.  But, yeah that's the basic look of the target.
3/17/2015 6:15:48 PM It's like traditional golf,  some of both helps.  A lot of both is best though.  LOL  But, overall more touch or finesse is prob best in disc golf because a lot of courses play partially through or totally through woods or wooded areas.  There are also plenty of wide open courses too.  Putting is the most important skill for sure.
3/17/2015 4:32:18 PM I played my 1st round of disc golf since late Oct. yesterday.  I'm not too rusty.  I thought I would be super rusty...  I shot my average ( 55 (-3)) for league last yr on the course I played. Not too shabby for coming straight off the sofa/ slopes
3/15/2015 10:37:33 PM Day 32 Location: Caberfae Peaks, Cadillac, MI Temp: upper 40s Conditions: sunny to partly cloudy Board/Bindings: Bataleon Airobic 154- Switchback Bindings -  Nike Zoom Force 1 boots Apparently I didn't log day 31... Day 32 was another mashed tater day like day 31.  My buddy Kurt came out with me.  His son Jay was feeling crappy so he didn't come.  Hoodie and pipe gloves weather.  Park laps.  Lots of butters.  I ended up teaching Kurt how to do BS 180s.  And as a result of me explaining to him and showing him how to do them mine got way better!   I also showed him how to do some dif butter moves.  And out of now where I tried a FS 360 nose roll and that was no problem.  I just thought " I wonder if I do this at this speed"  .... bam! FS nose roll 360!!    While showing Kurt how to load up his board to ollie I noticed he was kind of riding with his shoulder slightly closed/ with his hand back all the time so he was heavy on his toe edge... and slipped out on tail presses, heel edge turns and slashes for no reason (it seemed).   I got him to open his shoulders to where he was riding and BOOM!!! He was instantly a better rider!  His butters, ollies, presses, spins and just everything were easier for him to do and way better!!! (IDK how I hadn't noticed he had been doing that the past 6-7 seasons or how ever long he has been riding now...) But I'm glad I did finally notice it!  It was an instant raise in the level of his riding. That was really awesome to see happen! We both had a ton of fun! And it looks like Cab will be open another 2 weeks +  So, I should be able to get a few more of these really fun days in this season!
3/11/2015 2:06:39 PM Nice koji3!  It looks like you guys had a blast!  That's my dream trip.  Hopefully some day..


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