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""After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."" 
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Years Riding: 6
Average Days/Year: 25
Skill Level: picking up speed
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: weekend warrior
Preferred Terrain: powder, backcountry, park, groomers
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Height/Weight: 5'11, 190 lbs
Board Size: 159 +/- for everyday
Boot Size: 10.5-11
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Resort: Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area
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9/28/2011 9:56:25 AM This is a bunch of stuff I probably couldn't get much money for, but could stand to part with for the most part. Looking for:A decent pocket snowboard tool, goggles and goggle lenses.  Pocket and gummy stones.  A base brush.  File guides.  Base layers.  Anything else you think might be interesting. 2009 Burton Cap Straps w/ Ratchets, Med. (forgot to take a pic, but it's this except white) 2011 Pow Assault Gloves, Lrg. OLD Dakine Cobra Goretex Gloves, Lrg. (one of the velcro cuffs is peeling, laminate is fine, easy $10 fix) 2008(?) Defcon Trigger Mitts, Lrg. 2008(?) Celtek Clan Spring, Lrg. (blew seam along thumb and index finger on left hand, got repaired) 2010 Pow Tanto Glove, Lrg. (Some of the leather at the wrist pulled off neoprene towards cuff, repaired) 2008 Celtek Outbreak Winter, Lrg.  2009 Airblaster Terryclava
9/23/2011 8:12:31 AM I don't know if we can embed Vimeo on this site. http://vimeo.com/28965851 Unreal.  If you've ever climbed up to Vernal Falls in the Yosemite Valley, you probably came back down at least a small stretch of the JMT.  My buddy did this hike last summer.  I need to do it one of these days.
9/19/2011 9:48:56 AM Good on the Burton.com website, Flagship stores, and outlets. Outlets in in Orlando and Wrentham MA, and they do phone orders.  Pretty firm on the price, any less and I'd rather take my chances on ebay.
2/14/2011 10:00:13 AM For the TL;DR crowd, just read the first bolded sentence in each paragraph and you'll get the gist of it. Let me preface this by saying I'm not a boot fitter.  These are gleaned from my experiences working a season in snowboarding retail and my own problems finding boots that fit the way I like.  I finally have a pair of boots that are 100% comfortable and ride exactly the way I like, but it took me a while and some modifications.  But I'm not a professional and if there are any trained boot fitters out there, I'd appreciate any input.   Intro Stuff First thing's first: boots are the most important part of your set up.  They determine not only your comfort level, but also your ability to efficiently transfer weight into your board for everything on the mountain.  If your feet are hurting, you are not going have as much fun as you would otherwise.  If you are slipping out of your heels, you are at a much higher risk of hurting yourself.  Boots are that important.  Allocate your time and resources accordingly.   Try to find someone who knows what they're talking about.  Ideally you shouldn't have to read this and the shop kid at your local dealer should know better.  Unfortunately in my experience most don't unless you're at a ski shop catering to racers or you're in the mountains.  Ask what experience and training the person has with boot fitting, either formal or informal.   Blind yourself to price.  Don't skimp on boots because you bought a totally sick expensive board with color-coordinated bindings.  At the same time, don't buy the expensive boot if the cheaper boot fits better.  If you ride more than say 10 times a season I would stay around or over the $200 MSRP pricepoint, but try not to pay too much attention to it.   Best time to fit is going to be in the late afternoon or evening.  Maybe earlier if you've gone through some exercise that day.  Your feet will swell up from impact, blood pooling, and higher elevation while snowboarding, so you don't want to try on boots first thing in the morning.    Get measured by someone who knows what they're doing.  A very common thing among snowboarders is to buy their first pair of boots too big.  In general people wear their street kicks half a size to a full size larger than what they measure out at, but they don't know any better because they haven't gotten measured since they were kids.  Take note of not just length, but also width and maybe arch length depending on your foot.   Measure both feet.  One foot is almost always bigger than the other.  I find it's generally the left, but not always.  For most it's a relatively small difference (maybe a quarter size) but I've seen as much as a full size (which really sucks for those people).  In general people size to the big foot, but I have heard some people say they size to the small foot because you can have a boot fitter manipulate custom footbeds to correct the issue.  I would say MOST people reading this thread should size to the big foot.  Keep that in mind if a shop kid has you try a different boot on each foot.   Allocate a ton of time to buying boots.  I kind of know what fits my foot from different companies and I still probably try on 10-15 boots a year searching for that elusive perfect fit.  A blank slate snowboarder should spend at LEAST several hours trying on boots.  Even if you measure out at a certain size, fit changes from company to company and even model to model.  I range anywhere from a 10 to an 11 (even the rare 11.5) depending on the company and the boot.   Wear your snowboarding sock while trying on boots.  Don't use cotton socks (they retain moisture).  Don't double up on wool socks (this creates potential for pressure points).  You don't necessarily NEED snowboard socks, but use a tight athletic sock of some sort that will wick moisture and has flat seams so you're not getting chafed. I personally like lightweight smartwools.  I wouldn't go  over a midweight, boots are pretty well insulated these days and heavier weights will pool more sweat and slip more in my experience.   Check if boot fit is guaranteed.  Most places won't refund used boots, but a lot will guarantee boot fit and give you a credit for what you paid for a new pair of boots.  Try to shop at a place with a guaranteed boot fit.  It gives you a security blanket and gives the shop kid a strong incentive to find you the best fit possible and not just throw you into whatever's available.   Don't buy a particular boot because of a particular lacing system or brand.  Your priorities should be fit >>> flex >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> lacing system and other features > brand.  I know there are people out there who HAVE to have a BOA or speed lace system or have to have the shiniest new techy boot, but don't let that blind you if the fit isn't ideal.  If you're having so much trouble effectively tying shoe laces to the point that a twisty knob becomes your primary requirement in boot buying... I don't know what to say to you.   Get an insole.  Some of the companies have decent insoles on higher end boots, but most are crap that provide no support.  Drop $30-50 on an insole, your feet will thank you.  Most even have satisfaction guaranteed policies ranging from 30 days to 90 days, so you risk nothing except maybe a few bucks for shipping if you don't like them.  Do note these can change boot fit slightly due to changes in volume from the stock insole and how they bring your foot back deeper into the heel pocket.    Options for insoles: http://www.superfeet.com http://www.shredsole.com http://www.remindinsoles.com http://www.aline.com http://www.yoursole.com   Don't be a douche.  Don't waste a shop kid's time for a couple hours and then go home and buy the boot online.  Seriously.  It sucks for the shop kid because just about all of them work on commission and they are missing out on other sales catering to you, and it sucks for the shop because they're losing business despite providing you with valuable service.  Eventually it reaches a point where you don't have those shops around any more to try on boots and then you're screwed.  With lower manufacturing, lower inventory, and more stringent pricing controls instituted this year, you're not going to save that much money shopping online anyway.  Pay the sales tax and consider it a tip for service.  At least buy something or tip your sales kid.  
2/1/2011 7:46:22 PM Nevermind.
1/25/2011 8:50:57 PM   This coat retailed at $270. $75 shipped lower 48. It is a great coat but doesn't get much use. I bought it last year because I moved to Minneapolis from California for school and had no idea what to expect from Midwestern winters. I found out I have excellent core temperature regulation and don't personally need it. I think I wore it once in a snowstorm last year to school last year (a 5 minute walk) and occasionally to grab something from outside my doorstep when I can't be bothered to layer up.  5k waterproofing.  Bare bones, but if it's cold enough to wear this thing you're not going to have to worry about wet snow.  It's loose enough to snowboard in, but low-key enough that I could walk around town in it just as easily.  It's a 3/4-fit. I'm about 6' and the jacket goes about halfway down my thigh. Great for those who want the warmth of down but don't like the "puffy jacket" look. 
12/8/2010 11:46:20 AM Sold.
12/7/2010 10:04:52 PM Celtek Outbreak winter, sz Large, UsedRetail $83, $25 + shipping Key Features of The Celtek Outbreak Winter Snowboard Gloves:Dermizak & Poly - Ox OuterBullet Proof Syntho PalmStretchy Neoprene CuffEco Live Fleece LiningRubber Injection Treatments20K Waterproof/Breathable Got these on warranty from the previous year's.  Used them around 5 times.  They changed up the fit a little bit and I prefer the older ones.  These fit more like XLs than Larges because the old one came with liners and they didn't change the fit.  They're relatively thin and provide great dexterity.  There are a few scuffs on the palm from edge grabs and some minor wear but nothing major.  I'll post some photos when I get the chance.
11/8/2010 9:14:32 PM Edit: 11/30, Sierrascope sold.Edit: 12/6, Crew sold.Willing to trade or sell.  I'm not desperate to move anything, so pleaaaaaaaase refrain from lowball offers.I will entertain trades. 2009 Smith Phenoms, Lagoon Tan Intersection w/ 1 used Ignitor Mirror Lenses, 1 new Ignitor Mirror, and Microfiber Bag (Used)Retail $140, seeking $40+shipping with used lens, $50+shipping for both lenses, $20+shipping for new Ignitor Mirror lens alone. I LOVE these goggles but unfortunately they just don't fit my face right.  They have a little too much curvature in the nose with not quite enough foam and when I get up to faster speeds or ride in windy conditions I get a nice little jet stream into my eyes. I probably should have gone with Asian fit.These are sick goggles and the Ignitor lens is the best lens I've ever tried.  It's mirrored and low VLT enough for bluebird days but increases contrast enough that it's fantastic in flat light and shadows.  It's my favorite lens for everything but white-out and night conditions.I have 2 sets of Ignitor lenses.  One of them has a few minor scuffs but nothing that affects vision.  The other one is brand new. 2008 Celtek Clan Winter Gloves, Size Large (New)MSRP $80, $30+shipping I got these on warranty late last season and have WAY too many gloves.  They're midweight-ish gloves (I have worn them comfortably down to the teens).  Leather construction.  20k waterproofing laminate.  Ecofleece lining.  Also have handwarmer pockets, which is unusual for a glove this lightweight. I am a large in most gloves.  They fit pretty small for a large initially but break in pretty well.  They give the best dexterity of any glove I've ever used because of a tight, low profile fit. 2007 Bonfire Commando Goretex Pants, Size Large (Used)$250 MSRP, $80+shipping Color is I believe cargo green.  They're a solid military-ish green with a very subtle pattern. Adjustable waistband, interior leg vents, all that jazz.  They have some mesh lining in the legs and a little bit of fleece in the butt, but no real insulation. There's some scuffing on the bottom area from walking in boots.  There are also a few small holes.  Two small ones pictured and a similarly sized one I just found on the butt.  They are small enough that you can easily seal them up with Goretex patches, tenacious tape, or something similar.  I can also get them professionally sealed at a nearby store for $20-30, but I would personally just throw the after-market stuff on there the holes are REALLY small.
11/7/2010 1:54:27 PM Anyone see any good ones from this season?  I've heard good things about F'It and Now/here.  #1 on the personal hype list is probably Deeper. And if there's another recent thread on this, plz don't jump on me to "use the search."  Everyone knows the search function on this site has been garbage the past few years. Edit:Oh yea, I also saw "Wintervention," the new Warren Miller movie when it was in town.  The snowboard sections usually suck and are just recut from Standard Films' stuff, but there was some interesting stuff about snowboarding in Georgia the former Soviet state.  The skiing scenes were pretty rad too.
4/20/2010 1:44:07 PM Can I get a sticky for this? I'm not 100% sure how the flag system works (whether a single flag triggers MOD review or if a certain number of flags are necessary to automatically bring reviews down like Craigslist), but if it's the latter i'd like to call attention to point whores and try to keep the community respectable. First doosh: freestylit06. Two reviews, one for the Rossi Amber, for the Bluebird.  Both read: "great board." Flag away, folks. There are plenty of shitty reviews on this site (outerwear reviews before using them on the hill, board reviews based on carpet boarding, reviews that may reflect actual experience but don't convey anything REMOTELY useful), and I'd like to see stronger mechanisms for keeping those in check.  But I hope we can at least clamp down on the blatant spam. Edit:Some folks seem to be interpreting my comments or general sentiments as being established folks versus Sierra noobs.  That's not my intent at all.  If I am raising tensions, it's in delineating topeople who are down to contribute (where in large part or small part, whether established or new) and those hussy VERY clearly aping for free shit.  If that makes me some kind of Gestapo ringleader, so be it, but I think it's a reasonable position.
4/19/2010 10:42:18 PM My Xbox 360 died a long while back.  I finally got around to trying to warranty it and Microsoft sent me a new refurb. In the meanwhile, I was able to get a deal on an Elite bundle, so I'm looking to check feelers on the replacement. The new one is wrapped up, has never been powered on, and comes with an Xbox Live trial card. The power cables, video cables, and hard drive have been used.  Hard drive has game data on it.  Comes with one used wireless controller (no batteries or plug + play adapter). Console's brand new so hasn't been banned or anything. Please no low balling, if I can't get a good price I'll give it to my brother or keep it for the controller and around as a back-up.
2/10/2010 8:58:50 AM nvm.
2/3/2010 9:38:51 PM http://www.aline.com I have a collapsing arch in my left foot, so for the past few years I've made sure to have some sort of aftermarket footbed in all my shoes and snowboard boots (even formal wear).  Over the years I've tried various Superfeet (Blue, Orange, and Greens) as well as SOLE footbeds. Alines are by far the best everyday footbed I've tried. I first tried these I three years ago, when Sierra used to carry them instore.  I have two big tests with footbeds: how do they feel when I'm running (both over long distances and sprinting short distance), and how do they feel when I'm squatting (standard, plus one-legged)?  These things pass both tests with flying colors.  I don't run particularly long distances (generally around 3-4 miles), but when I do, I feel like I have a little bit extra spring and power in my stride with these on.  It's particularly noticeable when I play sports with friends, I notice I have a lot more power and precision in a cut with these on.  On the squat test, I can't necessarily squat more, but I can maintain form a lot more easily because I have more stability in the knees and ankles.  I can worry more about my quads and hammies and less about my knees buckling under the strain. On the snowboarding perspective, they worked out very nicely for me.  I wouldn't put them on the same level as my Superfeet Korks, but it's not an astounding difference, but they're comparable and they retail for nearly a third less ($60 to $150).  And if you like a softer feel under the forefoot, these might actually be preferable. Unfortunately, they fell apart on me after about three months.  Aline said they aimed for 6+ months under everyday use, so they warrantied them for me.  That time they only lasted four months.  At that point, as much as I liked them from an overall performance perspective, I dropped them since I didn't want to buying three pairs a year.  However, I kept tabs on the and they piqued my interested when they came out with a new product, a streamlined version of their old footbed.  When they got picked up by Backcountry late last year, I decided to give the new ones a shot. They feel the same and they're lower profile so I can fit them into more shoes this time around.  And after about three weeks on them they're holding up much better than my old pair at the same point. Now, everyone's foot is different, so maybe my experience is an outlier.  But in my individual case, these things completely out pace the competition.  I actually like Superfeet and SOLEs (I still own a couple pairs of the latter), I just think these are far superior.  Even if they're a little more expensive, they're worth the extra investment to me. They have a 30 day money back guarantee, so you can give them a shot for nothing more than possibly return shipping.  If you're in the market for a footbed (and let's be honest, 99% of a snowboard stock footbeds are crap), they're worth a look.
2/2/2010 4:26:38 PM Originally posted on South of the North. I like where they're going graphically.  Their boards used to be very plain, but they've stepped it up in the past couple seasons.  The SL/Legacy looks SICK and I personally like the Evo/Revolver craziness. The Carbonium series sounds SICK.  If they lighten the boards up while maintaining Never Summer durability and dampness, that'd be amazing. I'll be demoing some 2011 stuff, so I'll check in with what I can offer... only concern is that I won't be able to properly push them in the pathetic Midwest.  Wish I'd been able to get a hold of one prior to Bruizzapalooza.


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