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Gender: Male
Age: 116
Languages: English
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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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2/2/2016 1:33:42 PM lotsa photos - thanks
1/26/2016 12:20:43 PM I had a similar problem with my bindings code even back when this place was sierra snowboards...you're lucky they're even honoring these codes at all, nowadays.  Take it.
1/25/2016 1:22:33 PM don't believe all the hype...especially from Lib (the king of hype).  If flat camber is what you're used to, then you should probably stick with that.  The good thing about the "new" tech is it lifts the tips contact points, so you don't catch edge and fall as much.  It's a loser/surfy feel, so make sure that's what you want before buying. as far as magna-traction, some dudes from Minnesota (ice city) did a test and concluded that basically all boards can handle ice equally, as long as the edges are razor sharp.  If ice is that big an issue where you ride, you should consider switching to skis (2 times the effective edge).
1/15/2016 1:20:13 PM ^looks fun to me
1/14/2016 1:42:11 PM skio is back!  great pics, as usual. Funny stuff, Mike...haven't laughed that good in a while.  A vid of people eating sh!t attempting ice chucks might have had me roflmao
1/13/2016 11:03:18 PM ^well, that was entertaining.  Good stuff from Mike, too.  Thanks.
1/8/2016 12:40:34 PM same here.  Didn't go up last year because there was basically no snow (not enough for me).  This year I'm .  Of course, our mtn just got 39" in the past 4 days...and that's over a 4 foot base   
1/4/2016 8:57:08 PM well, that's a given this time of year, no matter what the conditions.  However, if the predicted snow amounts pan out, the sleeper mtns like Baldy and Waterman should bleed off some of the more experienced locals.
1/4/2016 3:50:57 PM dang - southern storm out west could be rolling in the next few days.  Of all places, the mtns around Los Angeles will probably be getting the most snow...Mt. Baldy is forecast to get a 4 ft dump!
1/4/2016 3:26:50 PM what a lot of people don't realize is you, first, need to grind the beat up edge with a whetstone or diamond file to remove the tempered ridges and burs.  These tempered anomalies are exponentially harder than a fresh factory edge and will just dull a standard edge file, without even sharpening the edge. anyway, after you remove the burs with a stone, any cheap edge sharpener will get the job done (dakine, demon, etc).  These only give you one or two bevel choices, but you probably won't even know the difference.  You also need some sort of brush to clean the file of metal shavings and a damp cloth to wipe the edge of shavings between pulls.
1/4/2016 2:57:16 PM kinda too late for you...but I have nothing better to do.  First, snowboards are based on rider weight, not height.  I'm the exact same size as you and, yes, a 156 cm would fall within my park board choices.  However, I would not buy a "wide" based on my size 11 foot.  Unless you have a 13+ size foot, a wide board may diminish some of your performance.
1/3/2016 2:01:13 PM B, It's Caberfae Peaks near Cadillac, MI. NW MI. There are a lot of banks and rolling terrain to mess around on.. ~500ft vert.  The best terrain is off in the trees in the distance in the 'backcountry' which is about 1/2 of what the resort used to be in the middle of last century. They opened it up as a hike out backcountry zone.  It's really fun! Not a lot of vert of course.  But, some really fun terrain! It's a great place to get away from the crowds on busy days and just hike around.[/QUOTE]yours sounds like a pretty fun little resort.  People can get snooty about resorts, but, regardless of whether it's a hill or mountainous terrain, it's really all about the experience of the individual rider.  If there's enough snow to transform it into a different "world", any long/steep incline with some bumps and trees can be a ton of snowboarding fun.  Our resort doesn't have any backcountry, really (what little is there is facing south, so it doesn't get as much snow and too much sun).  It does have "sidecountry", which is a few in-bounds runs on the east side they never groom and aren't exactly lift serviced (no gates, but you have to hike to and from a lift to access that area).  It's never been cleared of rocks/logs and the trees haven't been thinned, so a lot of it is relatively tight and sketchy.  It's actually pretty dangerous, so I only go in there later in the season, when/if there's a super deep base. I'm glad to hear your knee is feeling better!  My knee issue is getting better as well.  I've been taken collagen.  And man is that helping the recoop process.  Have you tried collagen along w/ w/e else you are talking? [/QUOTE]Well, I got real excited when I could finally bend my knee enough to "walk"...but that was a plateau that really hasn't improved.  My vastus medialis oblique in that leg has practically disappeared and the tendons around the patella are very tight, combining to cause a lot of problems. Other than 200 mg ibuprofen twice a day (doctor suggested), I haven't been taking anything.  I was hoping the bump on my kneecap would shrink (which it doesn't seem to be) before considering alternative therapy. I wouldn't doubt there may be some cartilage anomalies on the other side of the kneecap, too, so you have piqued my interest.  What brand of collagen are you taking and what dosage?
1/2/2016 11:39:09 AM 21 really cold!?!?!? NO!  LOL!  21 or 22 degrees is my fav riding temp.  The snow seems to be the best around that temp... or at least here in MI it is.. fluffier!!!  mid teens to mid 20s is what I look for.. no chance of BS rain at those temps!!... [/QUOTE] from my experience, day temps in the sierra nevada mtns (tahoe, etc) rarely get below 30F...which has most of us in the habit of wearing relatively light outerwear (kinda pussies in that regard).  Only time day temps get much below 30F here, usually, is in december or during a blizzard.  However, it also rarely rains here...maybe it's because of the high altitudes(?).  Many times, I've seen it still snowing even in the high 30s. I agree, colder snow is better, overall.  It's powderier and fluffier...but it also tends to blow away in the wind.  Warmer (wetter) snow sticks to terrain better, thus the term "sierra cement".
12/31/2015 9:43:07 PM tighten screws in warm climate until they naturally stop (one hand on screwdriver), then re-tighten after one run in cold climate (again, one handed).  The cold will shrink the metal, letting you tighten a little more.  They shouldn't come loose after that.
12/30/2015 10:07:06 PM ^wow, looks so good.  Classic shot.


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