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Trevtassie Name Trevor
Location Hobart, Tas, AU
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"BONGOUS SUCKS" 
General  
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Languages: English
Experience  
Years Riding: 15
Average Days/Year: 19
Skill Level: resort powder rider
Riding Style: freeride
Area of Expertise: freeride
Preferred Terrain: powder, backcountry
Sizing Info  
Height/Weight: 5'10, 200 lbs
Board Size: 158
Boot Size: 10
Clothing Size: L
Jacket Size: L
Pants Size: L
Thermal Size: L
Ride with Me  
Region: Asia
Location: Japan
Resort: Niseko
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6/8/2011 2:56:50 AM Use shipito, bongo , how shall I say, well read my signature.... get your mate to send them the gear. Send it as two shipments... Bindings in one, boards in the other.  Shipito will charge you $8.50 per shipment to forward them on.  Choose airmail for the bindings (waaaay cheaper) and fedex or whatever's cheaper for the boards.  Sending them to Shipito seperately means you don't need to subscribe to have the two lots separated.  If you're in a hurry then send all things together and express 'em all together.  Shipping will be much cheaper than $600, probably a little bit more than Trusnow. Trev
6/8/2011 2:51:26 AM Use shipito, bongo , how shall I say, well read my signature.... get your mate to send them the gear. Send it as two shipments... Bindings in one, boards in the other.  Shipito will charge you $8.50 per shipment to forward them on.  Choose airmail for the bindings (waaaay cheaper) and fedex or whatever's cheaper for the boards.  Sending them to Shipito seperately means you don't need to subscribe to have the two lots separated.  If you're in a hurry then send all things together and express 'em all together.  Shipping will be much cheaper than $600, probably a little bit more than Trusnow. Trev
3/18/2010 5:40:22 PM The Burton Gore Tex gloves have some weird sizing, I don't have big hands but the XL is tight.  I think the model Burton use for their clothes sizing must be deformed.  Something like a Gorilla.  Their Shirts are way oversized M = L/XL, their gloves are undersizedXL=M, and their pants are built for stick insects with really long legs. Also their gloves aren't really gauntlets as such.  The cuff on them is quite small so if you have a bulky jacket you'll struggle to get them over it.
3/17/2010 11:16:20 PM Or me...brand new Custom (bought at Austrian prices), big hill of powder, first run, rock under the snow, gouged down to the core....ouch. I don't worry too much about scratches now, it's splinters that are the problem...
3/15/2010 6:31:45 PM Damn, us Aussies aren't allowed to do it, dang!
3/15/2010 5:04:22 PM This comment makes three stupid people then...them there rocks look pretty big, would you park or stand anywhere near that cliff, that just had a big rock slide come off it and might just have another one come down, since it's obviously unstable?  You wouldn't if you had any sense of self preservation...
3/15/2010 4:01:19 PM Well that's not entirely right. You do want to flex your board to change the shape of the turn, however, doing it by actively bringing your knees closer together is not the way to do it. This will happen when you use what we call "active-steering". When you're actively steering, you're using your snowboard like two separate foot pedals. So you'll want to be twisting the snowboard tortionally with your feet independently (this is hard to explain on a forum). What this does is allow you to initiate on turn before completing the previous one. This early steering will allow you to turn more aggressively. You may wind up with your knees closer together as a result, but you certainly don't want to achieve this by actively pushing your knees closer together, it really becomes a foot exercise. [/QUOTE] OK, he seemed to know what he was talking about to me...and when I tried it I was really laying down the turns.  Mind you I had no hope of ever catching up to him.  Probably should have rode with him for a few more days to get the subtlies.
3/15/2010 3:48:55 PM If you feel really bad about doing it, try on some boots, then buy a T Shirt! Yeah, I'm trolling, sorry My local shop doesn't even stock the stuff I like...and I think I'd be telling them how to fit boots!  Except those cross country skis I got that they had on the shelf for 5 years, I finally managed to convince them that it's not good economic sense to hold overpriced stock for that length of time, all those years and I got them for 30% off.  At least now I can ski to somewhere to ride...
3/15/2010 12:50:24 AM Unfortunately this is true.  Cars are another classic example in Australia.  This is why I love the internet and disagree with what Burton are doing with their international pricing. [/QUOTE] It's not an import/ export "thing" either. Duties and Taxes aren't that high in Australia.  It's exclusive distributor agreements that allow distributors to abuse their market power.  The number of product I see that wholesale at more than their retail elsewhere.  Things that can be bought retail in the US, then be airfreighted here individually, and still end up costing less than the wholesale cost in Australia. Me, I vote with my wallet and buy overseas if I can't get value or Australian made.  I've only ever bought one Burton product in Australia, because I can't stomach paying twice what I would anywhere else (and I'm talk non discounted O/S prices here). I've bought Burton from Sierra via Shipito in the past as I can get an average product with a good rep at an affordable price...had Sierra not existed I wouldn't have bought anything Burton, I simply couldn't afford to do that and hit the snow with my family too. Cars are a different thing, the big manufacturers have convinced the Aust govt to come up with a unique set of vehicle rules, to stop competition and reduce choices to their products.  
3/12/2010 10:57:25 PM Just out of interest I was taught to carve by Darren Powell (Google him, the snowboarder not the soccer player!)and his big tip was to use your legs to flex the board into a reverse camber during the turns by bringing your knees closer together, idea being to try and match the curvature of the board to the radius of the turn to get maximum edge on the ground...I wonder if the opposite might be needed on a reverse camber. He seemed to know what he was talking about...
3/12/2010 10:48:44 PM There's a name for that feelin': Chewing Caramels: When your arse feels like it's just bitten off more than it can chew...and keeps on chewin' afterwards.
3/11/2010 5:55:32 PM Hey Nutsack, wouldn't worry about it. 19F aint that cold compared to 26F! Should be all good. But in Japan last month I had 0 to -10C  (32to14F) wax on, and it got down to -19C (-2.2F) and I had to change waxes, made a huge difference then, like taking the handbrake off...
3/11/2010 4:34:24 AM Hey Dave, see my signature for what I think about Bongo! Sierra's shipping is the cheapest anyway! Trev
3/11/2010 4:25:57 AM Dude, hire a campervan...get a 4 or 6 person with your mate, you'll have a blast and get to see some wicked territory.  You're allowed to drive up to the fields most days, unless it's windy.  You can then check out the club fields too, and get to see some scenery in between. They're cheap in the winter too...  the camp ground in Wanaka is in the middle of town, as is Methven.  Dunno about Queenstown as I reckon it's way to touristy and avoid it. The vans have electric heaters and the camp grounds cost around $15 a night. Trev
3/10/2010 8:12:17 PM Personally, looking at the dents on the front of my helmet, and the fact I knocked the little badges off my goggles, I'd go no brim, just something else to get caught when you crash through the trees. Plus I don't wanna look like a yank baseballer


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