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snowmen Name John
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Gender: Male
Age: 54
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
Sizing Info  
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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12/2/2014 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.
8/17/2014 7:03:52 PM I highly recommend Cannon. It is the best value in the East with great terrain, steeps, bumps and sidecountry over at Mittersill. Cannon can get quite cold, windy and icy so check conditions before you go.
3/5/2014 6:11:47 PM Finally made it out again on the recently sharpened edges and I adjusted fine, no more catching edges. They are holding much better on ice and I have learned a lesson to keep them sharp. Thanks again to all for your advice. Cheers!
2/25/2014 8:37:03 PM I agree and that is what I am hoping for but sometimes is tough to teach old dogs new tricks. I really wanted the sharper edges for the icy sections but I was surprised by catching edges on some chop. Thanks again to all for the help.
2/24/2014 3:45:29 PM Thanks for all the replies. They did do a base grind and I believe they were going to set the base angle to 1 degree and the side to 2 degrees. I only had the chance to do the one run but I will get out to a small local mountain hopefully this weekend and try it again. Maybe my riding has gotten sloppy (not that it has ever been really great) with the dull edges and I need to be more careful now.
2/23/2014 5:38:00 PM I have been riding a Burton Custom for about 6 years that I occasionally try to keep the edges reasonably sharp with a hand tool. I have been having lots of trouble recently holding an edge on icy or hard pack conditions so I decided to get a professional tune at the resort shop towards the end of the day. The edges looked great but as I did one run before closing, I noticed that it was definitely holding better on the steep, icy sections but I was also catching edges like I hadn't done since I was a beginner. I need to get our again with the board and maybe I just need to be more careful with the sharp edges. I don't do rails but just wanted sharp edges for the often icy conditions in the East. Does anyone detune their edges for free riding or is it primarily for rail riding? I am afraid  that if I detune then it will defeat my primary purpose of having better hold on ice. What are your thoughts? Thanks.
10/27/2013 9:06:32 AM It is the World Series and umps need to let them play to win.
9/26/2013 7:45:42 AM Sugarloaf in ME and Jay Peak in VT are the only two resorts in the Northeast that have a fair amount of terrain open until about the 3rd week of April.
9/13/2013 12:06:26 PM Patriots won't go very far this season with the current receiver line-up.
9/6/2013 5:25:05 PM The Bluebuds description sounds good but they are pricey at $170. Are they worth it?
9/6/2013 5:06:07 PM K-Tickets are now on Sale with a new $38.00 mid-week, non-holiday option. I will be grabbing a few. http://www.killington.com/winter/plan/tickets_and_cards/K-Tickets
9/6/2013 5:03:46 PM The eves are getting a bit cool and the first frost has occurred in the mountains of Maine so it is time to start getting excited about the new season. Lets hope for a snowy New England this year.
6/27/2013 9:35:47 AM There is quite a bit of evidence against him. Video footage of Hernandez picking up the victim, footage of him driving into the murder location, bubble gum that matches his found at the murder location, bullet casings matching the caliber of the wounds found in his rental car, texts from  the victim indicating that he was with Hernandez and showing concern about his safety, video from Hernandez's own security system showing him coming home holding a gun shortly after shots were heard at the murder location. The prosecutor also claims that Hernandez was upset with the victim and that he was addressing that with the victim after Hernandez picked him up. That would indicate that one or both of the other two guys with Hernandez is talking. People get convicted with circumstantial evidence all the time but they may have one of the other two guys talking, whom would be an eye witness. The Boston Globe is reporting today that Hernandez is being investigated in relation to a double murder in Boston from July 2012 that this victim may have knew about. You won't see Hernandez in a NFL uniform again.
6/25/2013 5:58:16 AM That was a great series, the best in years. A tough loss for the Bruins. Crawford was spectacular but Rask was off and let in a couple of soft goals (particularly the first by the Hawks). Bruins defense faltered and was unstoppable like they were against the Penguins.


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