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snowmen Name John
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Gender: Male
Age: 56
Languages: English
Experience  
Years Riding: 4
Average Days/Year: 15
Skill Level: picking up speed
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: freeride
Preferred Terrain: powder, groomers
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Height/Weight: 5'6, 150 lbs
Board Size: 152
Boot Size: 8
Clothing Size: M
Jacket Size: M
Pants Size: M
Thermal Size: M
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Region: East Coast
Location: New Hampshire
Resort: Loon Mountain
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12/7/2016 6:56:18 PM Glad you finally got this worked out. I am disappointed to hear about the hassle and poor customer service from Trusnow/The House.
12/7/2016 6:50:12 PM Thanks again Mike and best wishes to a great season for you out in MI! Let it snow!
12/6/2016 8:34:24 PM I don't understand why TruSnow Customer Service can't help you out with this and explain the rules or whatever needs to happen.
12/6/2016 8:27:05 PM Thanks, Mike. I am looking to demo a LibTech. They have rocker between the bindings vs. camber for the Jones boards so I was speculating the Jones would have better edge hold and is more like my old board (all camber) but definitely want to see how it rides. I saw the Jones Twin, not as stiff as the Flagship but would like to try that also. Will check out Gnu, Yes and Capita.[/QUOTE] The hybrid camber boards do just as well as camber profile boards on ice and hard pack IMO... sometimes better.  I def recommend trying a hybrid camber board. They really seem to perform well in all conditions.  I have 4 boards that are all Dif types of hybrid camber (Bataleon fun.kink, Bataleon Airobic, Bataleon Evil Twin and a Capita Totally FK'n Awesome) I highly recommend a hybrid camber. The Mt. Twin is a hybrid camber, Camber-rocker-Camber, and has magne-traction edges like Lib, Gnu, Yes, etc. They def make some sweet sticks. [/QUOTE] I like the Magnetraction on my new Jones Splitboard. Rode it a couple times in the resort on some early season, frozen crud and it held better than my old custom. I also skinned up a rain soaked then frozen, closed run on Saturday that was pretty slick but edge hold was still an issue but it was pretty icy and slick. Need to ride it some more but snow conditions are off to another slow start here in the Northeast.
12/5/2016 5:17:21 PM Thanks, Mike. I am looking to demo a LibTech. They have rocker between the bindings vs. camber for the Jones boards so I was speculating the Jones would have better edge hold and is more like my old board (all camber) but definitely want to see how it rides. I saw the Jones Twin, not as stiff as the Flagship but would like to try that also. Will check out Gnu, Yes and Capita.
12/4/2016 7:47:29 PM It is time for a new snowboard and I am looking for your ideas as to what I should demo. I have about 9 year old 152 Custom (I am 5' 6", 160 pounds) which was my first board. I rarely go into to the park although I want to learn jumps so something on the firm side would be best. I ride in the Northeast so hard pack, ice and crud are common and pow days are rare. So, I need something with good edge hold and that can ride steeps and trees. I am going to start back country riding this season (still waiting for snow here!) and have bought a 158 Jones Solution split board this past summer. I have had that out for a couple of short days at a local resort and like the feel of it thus far but haven't had the chance to ride any really challenging terrain to date. One possibility is to get the solid version of the split board, the Flagship. Please let me here your ideas and recommendations. It can be difficult to demo a lot of boards so I am trying to narrow the field. Thanks in advance for your help.
2/21/2016 8:13:31 PM I tried moving the ankle strap to the other positions but I still haven't resolved the pressure point. I am still playing around with binding adjustments. Any other suggestions are appreciated. 
2/11/2016 6:40:38 PM 2ZZ and Lightning80, Thank you both for the advice. I have tried playing with lacing tightness but I will see if I can move the binding strap to a better location. I didn't have any problems with my last set of boots so this is a bit surprising although these are stiffer boots. It does get to the point of being painful after 2 or 3 hours and quite sore at about 5 hours to the point where I start thinking about quitting early. Maybe some padding will help but wish I can a more direct solution.
2/10/2016 5:27:37 PM I purchased a new pair of Burton Ions at the beginning of this season and I have a painful pressure point on my lead (left) foot on the inner ankle bone. I have about 12 days on them and they appear broken in and the pain is not resolving. I like the responsiveness of these boots compared to my old Burton Rulers but I need to resolve this pressure point issue. It only occurs on my lead foot (regular rider) and not my right foot. I never had any problems with the Rulers nor did this problem surface when I tried them on in the store. The pain doesn't really start to kick-in until after about 2 hours of riding although I can feel the pressure before then as I am turning and going from edge to edge. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to resolve this? Is it possible that one boot is defective in some manner? Thank you in advance for your help.
12/9/2015 11:10:41 AM We all know the reason behind the ban but it's a matter of whether or not they are permitted to do so.  If the courts rule that banning snowboards is like banning sleds, tobaggans, snowmobiles, etc then there's not much that we (I'm a snowboarder) can do. The argument might be that if Alta is not allowed to ban snowboarding equipment, then they should not be allowed to ban anything else either.  If they can't, no mountain that is on federal land will be able to, which may open the door for other lawsuits for other mountains. Snowboard equipment is not a protected class like race, gender, or religion in federal law.  As much as it annoys me, I'll take my snowboard and money elsewhere if I'm not wanted.[/QUOTE] Agree completely. Let's all take our snowboard, money, AND our skiing friends and family and their money elsewhere. 
11/15/2015 6:01:13 AM Pats at the Giants should be good. Giants always give the Pats trouble.  Giants have won the last three against the Pats including two tough Superbowls. 
11/15/2015 5:55:33 AM New England is off to a slow start this year. Has been warm so not much snowmaking. Killington and Sunday River are opening back up today with a couple of trails. 
9/20/2015 7:31:49 PM Give the conspiracy theories a break.  The NFL installs the system and has determined that the Patriots were not involved. 
12/2/2014 6:49:04 PM Has anyone used the North Face warranty? I have a pair of Freedom pants that are leaking in the rear end which makes for an uncomfortable day on the snow. These pants have a "lifetime warranty" (although "lifetime" refers to the product lifetime and not mine) so I inquire with North Face about getting a replacement. I would like to move up to the NFZ model which is made from Gore Tex so I asked TNF customer service if I could buy the NFZ and get a warranty credit on my current pants when and if they determine the pants to be covered under warranty. There would be no risk to them as I offered to pay full price for the NFZ's and I would be hoping for a partial credit back on my pants in the future. TNF would not go for this as they want me to send my pants in for evaluation. I understand their rationale but these are my only snow pants and I can't give them up for 4-6 weeks during snow season. I also offered to bring them to a physical TNF store but they didn't agree to that either. At this point, I am leaning towards not buying North Face gear any longer. Does anyone have any experience with TNF warranty? Does anyone have any suggestions for pants?
11/27/2014 5:53:24 PM I agree, Jay and Whiteface can also be cold and windy, Sugarloaf less so. They are widening some of the trails over at Mittersil for this season as well as adding limited snowmaking! I hope they don't ruin the charm over there. I think they are closing the hike from Taft over to Mittersill too, that was always a key part of the experience of getting there.


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