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Current projections (which we watch like a fucking hawk with 4 of 100+ runs open and "opportunity" week around the corner) show snow making Temps next week and heavy expected natural snowfall the week after. At least here in the midwest.... I'm guessing our eastern friends at altitude are making decent stuff in the mountains VERY soon.
Couldn't tell you, I live in MD and the farthest north I've ever gone has been PA.
Every 6 hours I open up a tab and check the latest GFS models for hope. It's looking about the same for us, should be snowmaking starting next Thursday and people are saying around the 23rd there's gonna be a pattern change that should lower the jet stream down and bring in some artic air. That coupled with an active southern storm track, it's possible there could be one or two pretty big storms in January or February.
>went to get free tickets at an expo
>won free tickets to bellayre and a spa day
>Its in early January
I swear to god snow better be coming soon. I took a 2 hour drive to ski area in Vermont and there was barely any coverage. Thank god the other boarders I rode with were cool people and were just stoked to ride.
Who else in your group of boarder friends is blaming global warming for this bullshit?
There's a ad listed for a Rome Solution 159 on Gumtree for $90 AUD.
I'm 66 kilos (146 pounds) and 176 cm (5"9).
Mostly want to free ride and ride off piste and stay away from the park. Is this board the right size and would suit my needs?
It would be considered slightly long for your weight range, but height appropriate. With this said you need to keep in mind that we are talking about 4 or 5 centimeters. If anything a few extra cm will make you more stable at speed on groomers and give you a larger surface area for float when off piste in deeper snow. If you find you hate it, at that kind of price as long as it's not beat to hell and back I would think you could resell it easily.
This from some one who rides a 172 and is the same height and about 40 lbs more.
Alright. Thanks a tonne. The side walls are completely intact and there's no core damage. Couple of marks on the top laminate and no cuts into the core on the base. I think I'll go for it.
if you get hands on with it, try to press the center of the top sheet and flex the board towards its base to make sure it doesn't have a broken core. I have broken 3 boards in as many years from side wall to side wall and looking at them now, no impact is visible except one discolored a little on the side walls. When you flex them you can see it (and when you try to ride them... we will just leave that out).
Went for my 4th time today and woooooohoooo it was a freaking blast. Last time I went, I really started getting over that fear of speed and with it came way more control. Today I kept going with that (my first powdery day too), and worked on really tightening up my turns. At this point, semi steep blues and are in the picture, and I'm trying to do some manuals/wall rides/jumps.
My thoughts for progression are:
-keep tightening up my turns. less slide turns, more edge turns.
-keep emphasizing proper weight distribution and positioning over board
-hit some features
-pop some ollies
-try riding switch
Any suggestions for progression from here, or tips on the ones I had in mind?
New guy here, I've only gone snowboarding once before and that was on a bunny hill in Alberta so it doesn't really count. Could you guys give any tips/advice for a beginner? Also I live in Vancouver and I've been longboarding the past 5 years if any of that helps.
Okay any help would be much appreciated. I'm planning to try my first flip this year, I'm going for a misty flip (misty 5, misty 540). I can do a misty on a trampoline just fine, just haven't tried it off a jump. The mountain I go to usually has a 20 and 30 foot jump on the back terrain park so that's the location Can anyone give me some tips? Pointers? Suggestions? .
It's not larger, just longer. I can understand what you're saying for layering up, but my current ski jacket fits snug around my chest/shoulders but extends to my thighs. It's an Oakley patrol jacket. I'm thinking of going back and exchanging it for something else, any recommendations?
Yeah I agree it's a joke, I can't help but feel bad for them though, they're trying so hard but just keep getting fucked by weather.
Buttttt, I still use my student ID for more than 50% off on college days even though I graduated two years ago.
the closest skateboard equivalent to snowboarding. it's got one extra wheel in between each truck that's used to simulate the feeling of carving on a snowboard. also lets you literally go sideways down a hill.
Whelp. We open tomorrow at noon. Guns have been blowing like crazy since about 2 pm Thursday. Skinned today when I got home and made some turns that were half sand and half snow but still good. Supposed to rain tuesday. Fuck my life.
I was thinking of demoing this beast when I get to Japan. Anyone here rode it before?
I've been getting super interested in snowboarding lately so I said fuck it let's do it. Problem now is no snow in my country so fml, projected in February.. There is some here where I live but it's expensive to travel, hotels and everything.
Now as a new rider I read a lot but for someone who just wanna spend few days learning and seeing if I wanna stick with this before investing into equipment, what should I do? I know I can rent board, bindings and boots but what about rest of the gear? Helmet, glasses, right pants, jacket and all the other stuff? I'm not sure I can borrow or rent that, maybe find some super cheap made in china crap that can last few days? What should I do? And if I do end up having a blast and enjoying it I'm investing in all the right things for sure.
Most board rental places will loan you other gear, too. Helmets are usually included with the board and boots, the rest is extra. Jacket and gloves are worth investing in anyways, they can be used for general cold weather. Pants too, if you spend a lot of time in the snow. The goggles you can go without if you're just on the bunny hill. Chances are you'll fall a lot and the exertion will make them fog up. You'll need them later for powder and such.
I'd invest in it for sure if I was 100% set on snowboarding I just wanan try first and waterproof stuff seems so fucking expensive... I'd just get jacket and pants at this point, rent the rest, buy glasses and helmet maybe, can use that for skiing too.
Good luck. I watched a ton of youtube videos and taught myself to snowboard, it was hella fun. Watch as much as you can, absorb as much as you can, and then take your first day step by step.
I live in MN and we rarely have powder. This weekend I went to Giant's Ridge and they had a run that hadn't been groomed at all so it was pure powder and it was so fun to ride. I'm not sure what the right technique is to riding in powder. I pretty much put all my weight on my back foot and just made huge turns and jumped over some tall grass. How do I ride powder so my back leg doesn't hurt like hell once I get to the bottom?
Don't put weight on your back leg, Im guessing your did it to ''keep your board afloat''.
It's not needed unless you're going at a very slow speed.
You could also invest in a board with a powder rocker, but that's only if you really spend more than half of your time outside the piste.
You could set your bindings back a bit. Try not to lean back that hard, you don't really have to, just enough to get your nose from diving.
That's all you can really do without investing in a new board.
Rate my new investment.
Now the only thing I need is snow to use it.
That's bretty cool, m8. Seems like a good board to tear some powder up with. How much did you pay for it?
I ordered this a few days ago, supposed to get here tuesday.
i'm planning on taking some friends snowboarding in california. I've only been to china peak once as a 12 year old so i don't really remember much about it, but we're trying to decide whether to go to China Peak or Mountain High. China is 4 hours 10 minutes away and High is 3 hours 30 minutes away. Which would you guys recommend for 2 ok / good boarders and 1 beginner? We're most likely only going for 1 or maaaybe 2 days.
I'd go with China Peak. I've never been to either, I'm from CO, but from looking at their websites-
Mountain high has had no snow in the last week (and doesn't have much base), whereas China peak just got 3 inches, and has more base. They both look to be about the same price.
Do you guys think lessons are totally necessary for a beginner? I went yesterday for the first time (besides local sledding hills) and it was a lot of fun. Stayed on the bunny hill until I was comfortable linking turns and switching from regular to switch. Then I went to a blue run since they had no greens open. It was icy as fuck and I fell really hard. Eventually got it after riding some of the better conditioned blues but I feel like I'm progressing pretty well for only having gone a couple days. If I'm already at this point do you think necessary at all to take lessons?
It's probably not NECESSARY to take lessons but it would probably help you. I'd recommend you take at least one or two to get some tips and stuff but after that it doesn't really matter, unless you find that they helped you a lot
Lessons would be good to offer some tips on stuff you're getting stuck on, (ie, turning from heel to toe edge) or to see if you're doing something wrong like counter rotating or something.
I never took any formal lessons, but I watched a ton of how to videos and read up on it before I went my first time. Worked out pretty well.
same price but we will be driving an extra 30 - 40 minutes and China Peak isn't open at night, so less time to ride. the night part seems like a pretty good reason to go with mt high but yeah more snow would be ideal
I fucked up snowfâm... I bought snowboard boots 4 days ago. Last time I bought boots was about 3 years ago. So, I went to the store and the guy asked me what my shoe size was, I told him 10,5. He said that usually we pick boots that are a size larger. Like an idiot I followed his advice. I tried the boots and thought they fit properly. I decided to buy them and they were on discount. Turns out, I bought boots 1 size larger than my previous snowboard boots (10.5). I tried them 2 days and I had shin pain and felt I had less control on my board than before. I have trouble reaching the edge of the boot. I can't fucking bring the boots back or ask for an exchange because they were on sale. So either, I try to sell them on my own and get proper fitting boots or try to work with what I'm stuck with. Any tips on how to make loose boots tighter, how to make them fit better? Now I know how to pick proper fitting boots and I'll never make the same mistake ever again.
>tl;dr new boots are too big, how can I make them fit better?
Wear 3 pairs of socks?
Maybe try putting your old liner into your boots, yeah, you'll have two liners but it might fill in the extra space.
You could also try throwing some gel inserts in or something.
this, if all else fails wrap your foot like if you had an injury or something and that would also help fill in your boot more. Honestly try to take them back see if they can give you store credit at least? or yea try to sell them.
Will you trade lives? My dream is to one day ski alaske. I thought this place had a ski general?
Had 3/4 days powder so far this season personally. I also just got skins and a helmet cam and new helmet.
I have a YouTube of it, but will only post if y'all want since this is snowboard general and I hate to derail more than I already have
There's a ski general somewhere on here.
I just got back from a trip and the mountain was only open with a green from the midstation. It was like my 3rd day on a mountain so I was working on trying to link turns but the run was so fucking crowded I had to dodge people the whole tkme, my board has three new gashes from skis in the life line too(how to stop this?). All in all not comfy trip a but I still remember that first feeling of a couple turns in a row once I had space and that was a nice feeling
Any advice on how many lessons to take? I'm gonna head to nearest mountain this weekend and I see they offer individual and group lessons, later one being cheaper. There's 1 lesson , half day or 2 lessons and full day or 4 lessons. Not sure what to do, maybe half day one? It's not exactly cheap plus renting the boots and board and it all adds up. Doesn't say how long they are.
>Going on friday with friends for the first time since I was 12
>Live in socal
>Every sporting goods store in the city is out of snow pants
It's fucking january mang there's still snow up in them hills
I'm like Jon Snow and know nothing, besides some basics from YouTube videos.I want to be able to ride comfortably and continue learning on my own. Individual lessons are hour each and cost 25 eur while group ones are bit cheaper. Do 1 or two group and 1 individual maybe? No boarder friends they all ski
I'd say depends on the difficulty of the mountain you're going to. I skipped the lesson for the first time (will probably get one in the next few trips so he can actually teach me something than how to get off the lift) and beat myself up pretty hard but made progress.
If it's an easy mountain and you're confident you can pick up stopping quick, I wouldn't get a lesson and just stick to easy slopes.
Bumping with cosy torii. Snow's alright here in Nagano, but you still have to go off the beaten path to get away from the ice.
Good day on Baker. Perfect mixture between pack and powder for just carving down the mountain. Plenty of fresh powder off the main trails.
You need water. Just being cold enough doesn't make it snow.
a friend of mine wants to go snowboarding with us, but he wants to wear his dr. martens boots with heavy socks. do you guys think it'll work? he tried putting them in the bindings and it worked, but i still think it'd be horribly freezing.
If you have snowboarded that long why the hell to you need to ask us if it's a good idea or not.
Freezing off your toes ain't funny, atleast you don't notice it until it starts hurting like a bitch.
Cheapest boots I can get that are still decent quality?
I'm currently using a pair of VERY used airwalks that I got used for $20 at a pawn shop 2 years ago. They're close to done.
Is going used still my best option? I'm a cheap bastard.
How much longer do you guys think until there's enough to snowboard here? 2 years ago I went around this time and there was plenty.
>snowing mad right now
>next 2 days sunny at -5C°
>got my 2 days free I asked for
I bought all new stuff this year, coming in a week. Had the same board for 15ish years since middle school, was a bit too small. Really hyped, I'm going to board every day until I destroy my calves.
Do I need to wax and sharpen it regularly? I never did any maintenance on my old board and it looks horrible.
Boarders are kind of notorious for taking shitty care of their equipment. That said: any maintenance is better than none and you will see some benefit from even the most remedial care. If you're around any fresh snow, wax. Filling holes in your base is good. Huge gnarly burs on your edges suck and should come off.
Really didn't know any better the first time around, now that I'm older and buying my own stuff, I'd like to take proper care of it.
Just didn't know if it was worth investing in my own equipment or paying 15 dollars or so to have the shop guys do it. I think one place gives a free wax with your ticket, but I'd probably only go there once a year.
you need to make that decision yourself. The cost of a decent iron isn't much higher than some shitty cheapo (just don't use home) and the principles of waxing are pretty easy to pick up. Shops can do a pretty half assed job on boards but even a belt wax (what your free jobber with the pass would be) is better than nothing. Just be aware that belt/rub on won't last for more than a day and plan on replacing it next time out (if you are trying to keep it up)
the problem is that most people drag in shit that is so fucking broken and beyond repair you can't even run it on a machine and expect miracles for 10 dollarie doos. It's not an excuse, but it is a reason.
>Kid drags in a new set of Rome bindings, missing their ankle strap, already bought his 81$ lift pass.
>repair shop crew stares at it a while, comes and grabs me.
>dig around and cut up a k2 ankle strap to get a perfect fit. Kid is cool the whole time just happy the mis matched part will work.
>"that'll be $15 " "what the fuck I'm not paying that fuck you"
ok then, enjoy you 81$ lift pass you little fuck
I'm heading up to Whistler in a couple months with some buddies on a spring break trip and I've been skiing and skating / longboarding for about 4 years. I was skiing blues about 2 hours after I first got on skis years back. Will I be alright?
Just got back from a weekend boarding trip during that east coast blizzard. And now I'm pretty hooked on it.
How do I go riding as often as possible, I'm a full time wage slave who lives about 3 and a half hours away from good mountains, and about 2 from crowded average ones.
You have tons of options built around how dedicated you want to be. Search your local area. Midwestern and eastern local hills do suck but will get the fix and make you a better rider. Failing that either a give up and move to a mountain town or learn to make mountains out of mole hills and split. Also: the thread about some whore getting railed in the ass who acted in the bull shit TV program aznmoot cursed us with is way higher up the catalog than us. Fuck that.