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Piranha Name piranha
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Gender: Male
Age: 115
Languages: English
Experience  
Years Riding: 8
Average Days/Year: 21
Skill Level: resort powder rider
Riding Style: freeride
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Preferred Terrain: powder, backcountry
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Height/Weight: 6'0, 175 lbs
Board Size: 163
Boot Size: 10+
Clothing Size: L
Jacket Size: L
Pants Size: L
Thermal Size: M
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Region: California
Location: So-Cal
Resort: Sierra Summit
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4/16/2015 11:56:01 AM more like 40 year trend. Ten years ago we had 400"+ season snowfalls.  It hasn't been this dry since "winter" of '76.
4/1/2015 3:32:30 PM 2010-11.  It was incredible at over 600 inches for the season...over 200 inches of that fell in december.
3/22/2015 5:13:15 PM swell's been fine up here in norcal...only thing keeping me sane this "winter".  Only bad thing is spring's notorious early onshore wind. 
3/12/2015 3:26:59 PM with as much snow as Juneau has, my local resort would be open all week...instead of just on Sat.  Excellent pics, btw.
3/3/2015 3:09:53 PM I think a lot of the anti-global warming theory is propaganda press bought by mega corporations.  It's in their best interest to do whatever they can to squelch it.  At the same time, all I see is billions of cars spewing exhaust and creating a dome of brown sh!t over everything...and china is exponentially worse!  Look at any street around you and tell me what you see...internal combustion cars = smoke. If you're not using solar, wind or water turbine energy (these are actually relatively rare) to power your home, you're burning coal...every single day. While the eastern US is having a snowy winter, the west is having a record warm winter...we've had very little rain and it's been way to warm for even any of that to snow.
3/2/2015 4:30:03 PM idk, Juneau has to be better than what we've got this season...45" so far (at the summit) and almost all that fell in dec, so it's all melted away.   Storms just keep missing us this year.   
3/1/2015 12:18:03 PM you haven't responded to my post or fixed the link.  MRG doesn't even allow snowboarding...this thread belongs in the "general ski discussion" section of the forums.  FAIL.
2/27/2015 8:43:16 PM broken link...couldn't watch it
2/24/2015 12:33:51 AM I haven't even gone up all this season.  Been surfing all winter, instead.  Surf's been good and water's relatively "warm" (59), but I'm really craving snowboarding...plus, looks like my season pass is money down the toilet .  That 2 ft fresh over dirt in dec (I blew off to surf) is sounding real good right now.
2/16/2015 1:01:18 PM I'm 6'1"/170 lbs.  I ride a 157 cm...I tried a 155 and it felt too short for me. There's a a lot of great deals right now because of the lack of snow.  Here's one that would be perfect for you and it's brand new and on sale: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171677260878?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 ...another reason this board is ideal is because it has 3BT tech to keep you from falling as much...it's what I ride...it's also what MikeD rides.
2/13/2015 1:09:21 PM thanks for the vid, mike. all we got from this last storm was rain.  Our resort is a pathetic sight of dirt rivers and occasional ice patches.  Horrible
12/30/2014 10:52:51 PM Nice looking...but most people arent big enough or don't have consistent epic conditions to rock a 165
12/27/2014 11:41:37 AM Thanks for the photos, spence.   What happened to your slash boards? Anyway, we got a good series of weather in early dec.  About 2.5 ft fresh...but with zero base under it, i wasn't motivated enough to drive 2 hrs to get it.
12/12/2014 7:15:15 PM sucks you're forbidden to go out of bounds...I realize it's mostly man-made snow, but it might be nice on that rare dump.  A lot of eastern USA resorts are similarly strict. My resort puts up little yellow caution tape and signs here and there, but it's just a suggestion...they actually let you go anywhere you want whenever you want (sometimes, that's a bad thing).  Pretty sure most western USA resorts are equally lenient. Good thing is your vertical drop is significantly longer than ours...in fact, yours is up there with most tahoe resorts.  Taking less lifts rides per day is nice on the gluteus maximus...especially if you're wearing butt pads (which I highly recommend). Great pic, btw.  
12/8/2014 12:16:16 PM haven't tried airbrakes, but, of the other "quick change" brands I've tried (Smith I/O, Von Zipper Kabong), they're still not nearly as fast and easy as just grabbing a different goggle setup from my car. I also tried the all-in-one lens route...suffered in both full sun and super flat light/darker conditions.


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