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DangerMoose Name Brian
Location Washington, NJ, US
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"If at first you don't succeed, expect a slap." 
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Gender: Male
Age: 39
Languages: English
Experience  
Years Riding: 10
Average Days/Year: 10
Skill Level: high speed groomers
Riding Style: freeride
Area of Expertise: view all expertise
Preferred Terrain: groomers
Sizing Info  
Height/Weight: 6'3, 220 lbs
Board Size: 160w
Boot Size: 12
Clothing Size: XL
Jacket Size: XL
Pants Size: XL
Thermal Size: N/A
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Region: East Coast
Location: Pennsylvania
Resort: Camelback Ski Resort
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3/4/2011 7:21:49 PM 162w and we'd be talking.
3/4/2011 7:09:04 PM Only other option is to find a site with a good returns policy (like endless.com or shoes.com) that carries snowboard boots. Then you need to read a billion reviews and try to find something that sounds like someone with the same feet as you. By the time you've done all that, and probably returned some boots that didn't fit (driving to the UPS Store with a pre-paid label), you probably coulda gone to a store and tried a few on. Even if that store was a hike.
2/28/2011 4:44:17 PM Dogfish Head Burton Baton. Aged Imperial IPA. 10% abv. Yup, tanked.
2/28/2011 1:01:04 PM I feel for you. I started riding a traditional camber board back when I was in my early twenties, had a layoff where I didn't ride much (strangely coinciding with my first son being born) and got back to it last year with some effort. My body took all the abuse of learning on a camber board when I was young and healed quickly. When I tried the reverse camber, I was very conditioned to committing to a line and the board just going there and holding that line. Edge to edge transitions are a beast I'd already wrestled, but having to really focus to hold a line was all new. So, there's a bit of an old dog probably not wanting to learn new tricks. My sons are 5 and 8 now, and got their very own Burton Choppers, which are designed not to catch an edge, and they're progressing rapidly.
2/28/2011 12:35:02 PM The Iridium coating affects lens tint, light transmission, and as a result, contrast. That being said, you makd a good point. That's why I recommended VR28 Black Iridium, and pointed out that the Blue Iridium lens has a VR28 lens, because the VR28 base lens kicks ass in all conditions.
2/28/2011 6:22:51 AM I was up to three pairs and two boards last year. Crew, Reverse Crew, two pairs of Cartels, and Union Danny Kass (which I got a good deal on). I ended up selling the Union DK's without riding them, and had the Crew and R.Crew with Cartels. Turns out I really don't like reverse camber. So, I'm back to just the Crew and Cartels. I've had some discomfort, so I'm toying with getting some Rome/Sierra collabs to see if it provides a solution.
2/28/2011 6:18:44 AM Very weird that I could've bought this on evo.com a long time ago.
2/28/2011 6:17:10 AM If that's how your knee feels, strongly recommend consulting a doctor. You may have been walking around with a torn ligament or something without knowing it.
2/27/2011 9:19:06 PM Still available, make an offer.
2/27/2011 7:25:47 PM Agreed with Panther that it all depends on what you expect from the brace. Some basic compression, warmth, and minimal real support/protection and a sleeve is just fine. If your ACL reconstruction goes well, you don't need anything more than a sleeve to keep the joint warm. You might develop some "jumper's knee" if they took the grafts from your patellar tendon, in which case the sleeves with the donut on the kneecap help alleviate some of that tendonitis. Take it from someone who's been through 2 ACL reconstructions. On the other hand, those hinged braces Panther linked from McDavid that are basically sleeves with some metal attached don't do a damn thing according to my orthopedist. If you really want to stabilize and protect your knee, then you've got to go with one of the serious contraptions from Donjoy or the like. (http://www.donjoy.com/index.asp/fuseaction/products.list/cat/1) I would see an orthopedist and ask him/her what the condition of your knee is, and what you can do to protect it when you ride. You say you don't want to spend the price of new board on one, but if you're serious about preserving a bum knee so you don't need a replacement when you're 40 or 50 or 60 or ever, really, then maybe it's worth it. I have a $500 Donjoy that I wore for a bit, because I was paranoid after my second knee operation. It was always slipping when I played ball or went boarding. Eventually, I tore my ACL again, and I went back to my original orthopedist, who told me I shouldn't have been wearing the brace. I've been riding for 10 years since my last ACL reconstruction (left ACL, too, so, front foot) and haven't worn anything more than a sleeve. No problems with that joint.
2/27/2011 1:40:13 PM Been looking for a Custom X 162w. No luck.
2/26/2011 6:32:55 PM It's stayed relatively cold up in the Poconos, and the conditions are decent. They had a good base from earlier in the winter. Mountain Creek in Jersey is a mess, by all accounts.
2/26/2011 6:10:24 PM Camelback tomorrow for me and the boys.
2/26/2011 6:00:39 PM Thanks for this way cool post.   I had a bruise on my ankle after my first day out this season, riding the same Ruler/Cartel combo that I had all last season. Went to my local shop, where they heat molded and helped me fit the boots I bought online (great guys). Rode the same boots again, still not feeling right (not sure why I didn't have this problem last year). Long story, shorter, I went back to my local shop and tried on a whole bunch of stuff. Just switched to Thirtytwo Focus Boas. I thought I loved my Burton Rulers... All feet are different, but these Thirtytwos are something close to perfect (for me) right now. With any luck, I'll get another day out tomorrow o them.
2/26/2011 7:14:37 AM VR28 Black Iridium for me. VR28 lens filters out the blue light and glare, but isn't too dark. I don't know why it's not in the name, but the Blue Iridium lens is also a VR28 lens with Blue Iridium coating. FIre Iridium LOOKS cool, but it doesn't have the VR28 lens, which makes a big difference.


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