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2zz Name Alan Poon
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Age: 33
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Years Riding: 4
Average Days/Year: 40
Skill Level: advanced
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: weekend warrior
Preferred Terrain: powder, backcountry, park, groomers
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Height/Weight: 5'10, 125 lbs
Board Size: 147
Boot Size: 7
Clothing Size: M
Jacket Size: M
Pants Size: S
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Region: California
Location: Nor-Cal
Resort: Sierra-at-Tahoe
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2/6/2016 12:34:42 PM It was definitely warm yesterday at Sierra. I'll say it was in the mid 40s. It wasn't icy nor slushy...was a perfect warm day, snow condition was consistent throughout the day. Still have some soft stashes here and there. Next week though, it's said to be in the 50s. It's getting warm soon and fast. Not only are the birds back in my hood, even the bees are too. I sure hope we get more cold weather before this season ends.
1/30/2016 2:15:42 PM If you have a good relationship with your local shop that does rental and/or tuning will usually have some extras laying around that they might hook you up with. If not, just get any pair of disk make sure they're the size and maybe gender for your gf bindings, and they should work. Worst comes to worst, a pair of used bindings on Craigslist will work. But I doubt you'll have to do that.Roxy is a sister company to ??? So their binding component should work with other bindings from a different brand or vice versa. Keep us posted, hope you get the parts soon and get out there.
1/30/2016 2:04:45 PM Don't worry about that rating. You'll fall just as much and also have as much fun as if the board is rated for a beginner. And I bet you that you will get a different definition or explanation from the board company's reps if you ask whats the difference in beginner and intermediate-expert boards and why. Plus, you'll surpass the beginner stage after a few days of riding.
1/30/2016 1:55:38 PM Thanks bryman. I was getting worry for a moment. The weather got warm, was raining during the day at Sierra yesterday and the birds are back in my neighborhood in full strength, suggesting spring has arrived. The sun also peeked out today, I guess it's a good thing since it'll keep the rain away. Just checked some webcams, same thing up in the Sierra. But noaa suggest much more snow and no rain in the forecast, woo-hoo. 
1/29/2016 1:11:32 PM Also, provide us your weight and boot size too. This way, we can provide you your proper size for the types of riding you'll be doing. Do u live in the east (ice)coast or west coast?By working less on the board, proper sizing matters along with lighter boards and bindings. And by saying you want to play around some more, do you mean you want to start learning tricks? You can go to frostyrider.com and use their sizing calculator. Pretty accurate.If you're confused or indecisive of what to get. I'll suggest Capita flat camber boards. Ultralight, flat camber, and it's buttery forgiving with tons of edge hold and insanely responsive and stable that can also float on pow. And it seems to me from what you've said above is that you want a more forgiving board. A stiffer/softer board is gonna make you work harder. A stiffer board is gonna be less forgiving so it'll require you, your body, to be forgiving (work), but a softer board is gonna require you to work harder because is not responsive enough so you really need to tweak it. If is learning new trick is what you're after, I'll suggest you stay away with directional stiff boards. And don't get a mid-wide or wide board unless you absolutely have to. A waist width that's too wide will make you work really really hard. I know cause I had a board that's not wide but too wide for my Asian feet. A twin shaped, centered stance board with flex rating no more than 6... probably no more than 5 for lib tech(I think that's what the skate banana is rate as). Make sure the board is got a sinter base so you can keep bombing down runs. Don't get too caught up with the tech that each company try to throw at you. Besides the Magna traction, all the companies offer similar tech under a different name. DIV]People say 30 is the new 20. B.S. my feet hurts. LolNever to late to learn, I didn't get a chance to really ride til my late 20s. Did my first 3 around 30. Still riding strong in my early 30s. Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any more questions.
1/29/2016 12:33:47 PM It's raining...nooooo. Just check at few webcams in the Tahoe area; Boreal, Sierra and Heavenly. But it's supposed to get about a foot of snow through out the weekend after the rain today. Hope it gets cold fast. ^+1 It was horrible. Freaking took an extra hour to get home. I had it in neutral most of the way down the mountain while there's traffic. Lol.And this pass Sunday too. Sierra was packed. I had to park in the middle of Sierras driveway that's leads to the parking lot. Mang, the last time I parked there was a few years ago when the snow was good. But surprisingly, the lift wasn't as packed as the parking lot suggested...whew.
1/20/2016 2:36:07 AM Just check the specs, dunno which year your board is but searched for a random year and the waist width is 261 for a 156w. If you have a boot size around 12.5 should be fine. ^+1 Lol, I got nothing else better to do too. 
1/20/2016 2:18:22 AM Day 6 - Sierra at Tahoe, Xmas morning. It was a perfect white Xmas morning. Think it just snow the day and night before maybe longer. Everything was covered, even the tiniest cracks in the trees were...everything was white. Haven't seen anything close to this the last couple years. Sweet powdery day. Wish I took a picture. Only rode till noon though. Floated all morning and went and pretty much grub for the rest of the day.
1/20/2016 2:08:52 AM So up at Sierra on MLK day. Was snowing in the morning but start warming up during the day. Got kinda icy but with heavy pow on top. Whew, what a freaking workout. Not too many people at Sierra that's day. Was an Awesome day. It was dumping this morning in the north bay. And seems like is gonna continue throughout the week after tomorrow. It's gonna be sweeeeeet.
1/20/2016 1:59:32 AM The tip of the board is the top of the photo and the tail is the bottom of the photo provided. So if you ride regular, your lead foot should be placed on the top inserts which faces your toes to the right side of the board.
11/1/2015 1:16:49 PM Sorry to hear about your shoulder.Have you try going to a chiropractor?Your shoulder might not be out of socket but is probably not sitting in the socket correctly. I have sublaxation in my left shoulder and the chiropractor really helps. If my socket is not in the right spot, It hurts my shoulder, upper arm and stresses my collar bone when I try to reach to the hard to scratch spot in the upper mid back. And that arm gets fatigue fast if I'm doing anything labor intensive.
10/5/2015 5:11:16 PM I'm a 9ers fan but damn... Come on Colin chokeàpňick. The o line is an issue too, not totally kaeps fault, but still.
10/5/2015 5:05:17 PM It was pouring buckets for a little bit in the north/east bay. I stayed up to watch the show. Supposedly, there was snow, but is probably all gone by now.
10/1/2015 3:08:21 PM It's never too early to start doing the snow dance. Just keep trying and stay committed on switch riding. Don't go back to regular at any time even if you are going to fall, take the fall while riding switch. If you ain't falling, you ain't learning. This will also help you to learn how to bail while riding switch. Once you get used to falling and bailing out while on switch. You'll be a lot more comfortable riding switch.  Since there's no snow yet. Try popping Ollie's and Nollie's on carpet while you're in your switch positions and mind set. Also, try doing nose/tail presses too. This should improve your balance and tricks your mind.
10/1/2015 2:58:07 PM To my understanding as a snowboarder, a skier might see a snowboarder ride recklessly but is reduce to aggressive if is a skier.


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