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mbesp Name Michael
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Gender: Male
Age: 29
Languages: English
Experience  
Years Riding: 10
Average Days/Year: 7
Skill Level: high speed groomers
Riding Style: freeride
Area of Expertise: general knowledge
Preferred Terrain: powder, backcountry
Sizing Info  
Height/Weight: 6'0, 158 lbs
Board Size: 152
Boot Size: 12
Clothing Size: L
Jacket Size: L
Pants Size: M
Thermal Size: L
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Region: Mid West
Location: Minnesota
Resort: Afton Alps
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1/28/2014 6:58:07 PM Anyone have a pair of these?  What do you think about them, how are they holding up?  Are they comfortable for a day on the hill?  Do they become piles of mush after a season?
12/29/2012 7:12:53 AM Im in the hunt for a new board and I am considering some of the hybrid camber boards and now maybe even a flat board. I have a ultrafear, which I am not overly found of how loose it is so I went back to my cambered board. My 1st question is, will a hybrid or flat board be less loose feeling? Second question, Anyone riding this years superhero?   I got bigger feet so the fact it has a little extra width would be good for me. I am also considering one of those thrive boards doug is peddling.
12/11/2012 6:10:34 AM I'm guessing this comes up occasionally around here but I am not doing so well finding it. I'm looking to get a new pair of boots and wear a size 12.  So I know I will need to go try some boots on before deciding but I want to start with boots that offer the smallest foot print possible. Currently I'm ridding 32 TM-Twos and I like them but they are beefy. So send your opinions this way, Who offers the best shrinkage on their boots?
2/23/2012 3:54:18 PM Figured I could post up the little pole i made. I used the long part of the multi-way adjustment arm to mount with and the longest of the screws that came with my gopro set. It would have cost less but I bought an extra bolt and some washers I did not need. Here are the parts i picked up.  I saw 5mm is the size to use on a youtube video and went with that. I was having trouble lining up the holes i was drilling and couldn't get them at the correct height so eventually I just used a larger drill bit to drill through the pole so i could bolt the gopro mount to it. Which gave me this monster pole. I chopped it down to size and then used some hockey tape to make a little grip. Also one of the cats decided she wanted to be part of the picture. What do you think?
2/3/2012 7:31:18 PM http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/32612/tiny+swiss+town+builds+the+worlds+first+solar-powered+ski+lift/ Hope this wasn't posted. But what a sweet idea.
1/27/2012 8:14:26 PM So i have ha Holt with the in ear audit stuff. I feel like my neck gets sore from small little falls where the weight of the helmet makes head whip more.   I see the Maze is quite a bit lighter.  They look fairly similar. Anyone have any experirence with both? I am also wondering if the ear parts from the holt would fit into the maze if i switched over to one.
12/30/2011 4:03:38 PM Anyone have videos that show examples of the different resolution options? If you could post your video and then state which settings you used for the video.   Thanks
12/28/2011 5:51:36 PM Got a hdhero2 for xmas. just currious if there is a size of memory card that hits the sweet spot with how much recording time is provided by the battery life? Or is this just get the biggest fastest one i can afford?  I think it said it says up to 32g on the box.
2/17/2011 8:48:21 AM Looking for some opinions on which anon lenses people are using for night time and low light riding. My goggles came with mirrored amber or something like that.  I tried them out last night and it was a little on the dark side.   I'm guessing they are going to be a little brutal in low light situations. My old set up i used yellow for night and low light, seemed to work pretty well. Anon just has so many choices i'm wondering if anything works better.   So what you using and how is it working for you.
2/15/2011 6:57:36 PM I'm considering picking up a new set of binders next season. So who out there has ridden with a pair of bindings that has them and what do you like about them? Anyone ridden multiple sets?
2/4/2011 10:02:34 AM Just recently picked up some anon figments.  I was looking into replacement lenses and have noticed a lot of similarity between the figments and helix lenses.   Does anyone know if they have the same lens?
1/22/2011 1:17:25 PM Been looking at picking up a helmet lately.  The Bern baker looks pretty solid and warm. I went a tried some on.  I feel like either the medium or large would fit.  How snug do you guys wear your helmets?   For the people who wear the baker do you have any goggles that work better with the helmet and any goggles that need to be avoided?        
1/16/2011 6:20:05 AM Alright so to start off I am about 6' weigh around 160 and wear a size 12 boot. I picked up a 153 UltraFear.  This board has the flat kick that includes a wider flat section between your feet.  I ride a 15/-15 stance.  I started out at 24" wide for a few days and then moved each binding in one slot so it was maybe 23" wide.   I missed out on the SierraScope last year and was pretty bummed.  The Ultrafear seemed pretty simmilar in specs except I think the SS had some carbon strips in it maybe.   Any I got the board for xmas and had a trip to steamboat planned on Jan 2. I was hoping to get out and test the board out a bit before heading out to Sboat to see if it would be any good out there.   Unfortunately that didn't happen so i figured what the heck i'll bring the UF and a second board in case the short UF doesn't work too well.   So a couple things about the board that I would consider weak points.   First off I found when was trying to ride on a steep and icey or very hard packed run the board did not produce any amazing edge hold and would get chattery. I got to spend plenty of time sliding on my butt because I just couldn't hold onto a heel edge turn through all the chatter.  Maybe some extra leg strenght would make this less of an issue.   Second issue i noticed was while ridding on flats. It was extremely more difficult for me to ride flat footed switch on the UT than on a camber board. I just never felt in control of the board, everything was so loose feeling I could never get a sense for what the board was doing.  I was constantly forced to ride on an edge which isn't always the best for going accross a flat cat track. Fortunetly when riding regular I definitely felt the loosness when riding flat but I was able to stay in control and feel comfortable and it wasn't a big deal.   Kind of a continuation of the previous point,  it was also a little more difficult for me to ride switch in general for some reason.  Could have just been the more difficult hills or could have been the board, I do not know.   Another small thing was the top sheet seemed very easy to dign up and scratch.     Ok that seemed like a ton of bad things but in reality they were not that big of a deal and would just take getting used too.  Just figured I would try and explain them.     The things i liked about the board.   This thing was awesome in the powder. I mean it is only a 153 and I was able to float through the powder with ease.  It was so much fun. It did great in the trees as well.     While the board didn't do so amazing on the hard pack and ice it was great on groomed runs and runs that had just a little fluff.   I did some big leaning carves back and forth accross some groomers to see if it would be able to dig in and it handled great. I took the board through lots of moguls as well since they would normally run along the side of the icey runs.  Again the board felt great.     I know the board is some what park oriented but I didn't really take it into the park as I'm still just working onto getting into that.     TL/DR This review kinda falls apart after the negative stuff but to recap.   The board was great pretty much everywhere.  It is a great all mountain board and handled pow great for such a short board.   The board wasn't amazing on hard pack and ice but it is a short board to start and I suppose the Flat kick just doesn't have the same bite as a cambered board on hard terrain. Also it felt loose on flats.      Alright this is long,  Any questions just ask and i'll try and do my best to answer.    
12/29/2010 8:33:42 PM Alright so I'm headed out to steam boat on sunday and I busted out my old burton canyon 162 in case i need a board with some length. I waxed it up and was inspecting the edges and noticed they are looking kinda rough. Besides being rusty in some spots they are not very smooth. I was looking around the store and found a little medium grit stone that said it was good for polishing after cutting.  Is this what i'm looking for? I have never done anything with my edges before but I think all I really want to do is smooth out some of the nicks and sharpen it up a little bit.
12/14/2010 4:52:53 PM Hi everyone. I'm looking for experiences of people who have ridden some capita flat kick boards and people who have ridden lib/gnu banana or banana c2 boards, or all of them. How do they handle riding on groomers what did you like and what didn't you like? Just any general info you can throw my way about them. I'm trying to decide what to do and these seem to be the two options i'm liking the most.


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