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chrishami Name chris
Location Santa Fe, NM, US
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"I don't practice what I preach because I'm not the kind of person I'm preaching to." 
General  
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Languages: English
Experience  
Years Riding: 1
Average Days/Year: 14
Skill Level: getting comfortable
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: weekend warrior
Preferred Terrain: powder, groomers
Sizing Info  
Height/Weight: 6'0, 185 lbs
Board Size: 162
Boot Size: 11
Clothing Size: L
Jacket Size: XL
Pants Size: L
Thermal Size: L
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Region: Rockies
Location: New Mexico
Resort: Ski Pajarito Mountain
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10/10/2011 8:08:30 AM I was just looking at the A Basin site, Al's blog, and it seems like they're getting close to opening. I'm hoping to ride there the week of Thanksgiving, taking the fam up to Summit. I'm hoping it won't be too crowded since the big resorts will be open by then. We'll take the kids to Cooper since I've heard it's small and family friendly. Might ride a day at Monarch on the way up/down from NM.
10/10/2011 7:53:21 AM I did a quick search and didn't find it on the site, so I have to share: Wolf Creek opened up this Saturday, yesterday and today, and will be open next weekend too. I went up Sat and yesterday and conditions were great. Rode with lots of people from Summit and Denver, as well as the usual northern NM/ southern CO crowd. Powder turns on October 8, and no WROD either. Incredible.
3/18/2011 7:29:18 PM About a month back it got VERY cold here, and the one day I rode in that it was noticeable that i wasn't getting good slide with my all temp wax, and I had only ridden a day or two since the last hot waxing. Then again,  I didn't put on low temperature wax to compare. I think the day I rode it was in the low teens. But I did hear a lot of other people complaining that it had been even worse on the day or two before that when went down to -20 F. As for the fluoro, think Teflon, and it is worse for the environment than simple paraffins. Never thought I'd see the word "hydrophobic" on this forum, haha. Snowboarding chemists of the world unite.
1/31/2011 10:32:37 AM Damn, you guys were right, they already shipped the parts! The bindings were out of warranty, not to mention second-hand, and Rome was like, no questions asked, just, "your parts are on their way." That is it for me, I'm sold for life. I won't even have to break out my old Flows this weekend. Rome rules!
1/31/2011 6:03:35 AM thanks, I'll let you know what they say.
1/30/2011 10:30:47 AM I was riding Taos Friday and at some point one of the screws on my Rome 390 bindings came out. It was the screw/nut/diamond shaped washer that holds the highback. So the binding is basically useless with the highback flopping all around. It must have happened when the lifty slammed the highback down as I was getting on the lift...anyway, didn't notice till I got off. It was kind of a bitch making it back to the base area, ended my day early. Anyone have any Rome parts or know where to get some? These bindings are secondhand and way out of warranty. Just the same, I put in a request to Rome, so we'll see what they say. I just don't want to have rig it with whatever hardware I can find in the garage...
1/16/2011 8:14:19 PM I'd say you're better off working as a bartender/waiter in a resort town. The money is much better, and you can work nights so you can ride days. And, living in a town with a small (but steep) mountain is very nice. My pass was $325 and there are NEVER any lift lines.
12/30/2010 11:21:31 PM I can see both sides of the pro/con Flow argument. My old board has Flows, last season I got so tired of waiting for my buddy to strap in that we swapped right bindings (he's regular, I'm goofy). So we both ended up with our front feet in Burtons and our back in Flows. Having said all that, I have Rome 390's on my new board and I think they feel much better than the Flows...but I do hate having to sit down to strap in, even for 30 seconds. Also, to djamerson: I see you're in ABQ and you ride Sipapu. I ride there quite a bit, also Wolf Creek and Santa Fe once in a while. My home mountain is Pajarito, and they're finally opening up this Saturday. If you ever want to ride Pajarito, look me up. I'll be there this Sat and Sun too.
12/30/2010 9:44:19 PM Just got some Oakley OTG goggles, my brother in law found them for 20 bucks at Ross. They actually fit over my glasses comfortably. That said, I haven't yet taken them up the hill so I don't know what the fogging situation will be. Up til now I've just used disposable contacts when boarding...kind of doubt I'll change that strategy since it works.
12/20/2010 7:53:36 AM Why would someone be adamant about something that they have no experience with?  He's probably picking a board based on the graphics.  I really hope you don't just let your kid do whatever he wants every time he throws a tantrum, I can't stand watching that sort of thing in public. [/QUOTE] AWESOME. I love how this guy's post formed the basis for you to judge his parenting skills. So, you're one of those people who don't have kids, yet feel free to tell everyone else how they should raise theirs.
12/19/2010 5:01:08 PM This is pretty much exactly what I was going to say. I rode my new RC for a half day in the very early season and honestly I kind of hated it. I just now rode it again Friday at Sierra @ Tahoe, it was a fresh powder day. Before this trip I waxed up and had those factory-round edges tuned. Much better this time, but it still took some getting used to. I didn't feel too unstable at speed, but it felt like I really had to work my legs to carve. On the plus side, I did make some major improvements on my presses/buttering. And I was able to score a lot more air with fewer ass-landings. I'm still not sure the rocker is really for me. I ran into a guy at the hill with a Reverse Crew and asked him what he thought and he said pretty much the same thing. In fact, he was on his way to the rental shop to grab a cambered board so he could compare them at the same time. Glad I didn't sell my cambered board.
12/4/2010 2:28:21 PM Albuquerque I assume? I'm gonna check Ross in Santa Fe. Also, FWIW, my brother in law texted me yesterday that he found some Oakley goggles at Ross for 20  bucks. That was in San Francisco.
11/29/2010 10:00:39 AM Why would you detune a reverse cambered board? I thought the whole point of rocker is that it doesn't catch. After riding this board for a day, if anything my complaint is that it doesn't hold an edge well enough. I felt like I was sliding all over the mountain. [/QUOTE] Is this your first rocker board?  if not how does it compare.[/QUOTE] It is my first rocker board, learned on and only have ridden cambered boards until now. I'll give the RC a couple more days, and I will also take out my old board, so I can compare them.
11/28/2010 1:10:47 PM Why would you detune a reverse cambered board? I thought the whole point of rocker is that it doesn't catch. After riding this board for a day, if anything my complaint is that it doesn't hold an edge well enough. I felt like I was sliding all over the mountain.
11/28/2010 9:23:30 AM prob not so important to detune since it's a rockered board. After reading this thread though, I did go out to the garage and take a look. The RC edges are not sharp at all, I never even checked, just put on the bindings and took it out. I'm gonna get a tune up and wax, we'll see how she rides after that. Next weekend I hope.


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