View Full Version : Dec 17/18 weekend
December 15th, 2011, 07:30 AM
Anyone planning to head out this weekend? I can only make Sunday as I have the yearly drunken Xmas lunch on Saturday, but if anyone is out Sunday I'd be up for a few laps.
December 15th, 2011, 09:45 PM
Not going up this weekend, but if you are heading out to Sunshine it is world snowboard day on Sunday.
December 16th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Any ideas as to what's a good bet Saturday? Need to take out the Coiler to break her in!
We're thinking Louise. Anybody want to carpool out? We would like to leave by 7. Room for 2.
nick dot stabler at gmail.com
December 16th, 2011, 07:43 PM
how is sunshine for carving? Haven't been there in years and years, loved skiing there, don't remember loving snowboarding though?
any tips on best runs?
might head there sunday
December 16th, 2011, 07:53 PM
Sunshine's better than you'd think for carving. If there's been no fresh and it's groomed in, there are worse tools than a carving board. Goat's Eye opens Sat too . that will make all lifts running.
December 17th, 2011, 05:24 PM
Got my first day in today. Took my 7 and 10 year old daughters to Sunridge just to get thier stances tuned in. They keep getting taller and thier feet keep getting bigger what's up with that?
Anyways they are both riding softies and picked it up again pretty quickly, riding the hardest stuff there. Great news for me as I'll be charging runs in the mountain I can actually carve aggressively on this year.
Hill got a little crowded at times but wasn't to bad, snow was softer with occasional icy spots, but no big deal for a hardboot set-up. I had the Coiler Schtubby out. I've been taking an MBA part time and working full time which has seriously curtailed my ability to exercise over the last four months. The end result is my ass is about 10% heavier this year, thank god for step-ins :rolleyes:.
Anyways first run, was how, the f- do I turn this, run was narrow, and even narrower due to race team taking up close to half of it. Second run i realized with my extra weight I could make the Schtubby into a slalom board at will. So it actually worked out pretty well. As I stepped onto it I swear I could hear it say "OMG my camber"
Roox you can tell that 187 WCRM that my cinnamon bun eating ass is coming for it.
December 17th, 2011, 08:33 PM
yeah! see my thought is that the extra weight will help to make unruly boards your bitch.
Thats what I tell myself when I eat an extra helping of christmas baking these last few nights.
December 18th, 2011, 05:27 AM
Louise was ok-decent at the bottom, but up top was like a parking lot. Amazingly didn't scratch my stuff at all, but my wife got a few big but shallow gouges in her skis. Time for some base fill material and a trip to the base grinder!
Coiler ride report... soon!
December 18th, 2011, 08:36 PM
didnt make it to sunshine, ended up at Nakiska.. Snow was pretty crazy today.
I had the Prior ATV out and it was pretty happy with the conditions, the wife somehow was rocking it out with not to many issues on her 156 rossi slalom board. We even hit the Glades for a few runs and she was laughing her ass off.
I took a pretty good rock hit to one of my edges, it kinda looks like a saw blade in a 1/2" section now, that sucked.
Gotta figure out the best way to get that edge fixed up.
other than that, was a pretty epic day for early season piste powder.
December 19th, 2011, 12:17 AM
Best way is to knock the edge down with a diamond file. It hardens quite a bit due to the impact and a file will just make more of a mess. Take it nice and easy, and try not to make a W shape by scooping on either side of the ding. If you're using a file guide, orient the diamond file parallel to the board edge rather than more perpendicular to try to avoid that situation. Lots of water or whatever for cutting lubricant and it'll be all polished out in a few minutes!
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.10 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.