Fun video Bobble.
Fun video Bobble.
Alright - Who did it?
'Have you seen those weird exotic boards?'
Nice posts I certainly didn't.
[QUOTE=Scuff;370785]Alright - Who did it?
A couple of people spring to mind. Accidents will happen of course, but it's a shame as most of us are so careful.
Should be very good. The warm afternoons of the last few days don't seem to have had any impact on the new blown snow.
Last edited by BobD; February 17th, 2012 at 07:47 PM.
2 carvers: Joe D. and Joseph D.
Conditions: firm and fast
Should be good this AM
Thanks for your assistance Speedzilla
snow was great today. thought for sure it would be crap being so warm out.
joe and i were there.
the airbag event was going on. there were some pretty wild jumps. i did see one kid do a backflip where he nailed his head on the lip of the jump. seemed fine.
tried GoPro to capture eye movement. too much glare from the sun. wearing clear lenses gave me a headache. the weight of the camera on my goggles didn't help either.
this guy has carving eyes.
Spirit mt has a good deal on 2012-13 season passes, $139, good for the rest of this season too.
Last edited by bigwavedave; February 18th, 2012 at 03:42 PM.
I felt a little left out at Welch yesterday, not having seen Bobble head cam vid. I just remembered to check it out. What a great way to start the day. I've been having giggle fits. To funny. The true meaning of Bobble's screen name has been discovered.
Three carvers today: Joe D., Joseph D., Bob D. (on skis). No crowds until 11:00am. Conditions remain excellent for carving.
Good times. Buck was where I leaned to ski, and I patrolled there in High School. I don't miss the 30 second runs though!
Groom and snow were as good as it gets today. Very hard to screw up.
i went riding after i fixed my boots. that's a project that i don't want to repeat.
snow was in good shape. the lighing was flat. took me a couple runs to get used to it all. overall felt great. looking forward to tomorrow morning.
here's what the fintecs look like on the inside.
took me all week to fix both my boots. on my last t-nut to replace, the screw head was stripped. tried one of those tools to extract the screw but it made problems worse -- the damn thing broke off inside the screw. p.o.s.! i tried drilling the head but because the grabit was still lodged in the head the drill bit wandered.
out of desperation, i ended up prying the heel off. i removed the remaining screws and mounted the boot in the binding backwards. i mounted it backwards for leverage. i pried the heel off by moving the boot forward and back. this snapped the threads off the t-nut. i removed the threaded portion of the t-nut with a pliers. i thought the screw would simply drop out of the hole on the fintec. nope. i had to hammer the screw out. took several hard blows. in the photo its the bottom right hole. there was lot of rust from the t-nut that seized the screw.
i cleaned up the assembly and put bomber butter on the moving linkage and springs. felt like new.
The Snowboard & Twin-Tip D-Teams will be at Buck on Sunday. They'll be here from 8am to around 3:30, and will be in the Rail Yard and on Warners Way. Expect about 150-200 kids. Warners Way already has features set up on it, and is partially closed.
On Saturday, the Ski Challenge Individual Championships will be taking place on Milk Run, from about 9 to 3.
erik, alex, myself on hardboots. bobd on skis.
snow was excellent! blue bird skies!
early morning i was hauling a tv set upstair and i must've strained my back. i didn't feel any pain until i got to the chalet. i thought it might be an early day. endorphins kicked in after 3rd run. good times!
ski challenge was going on. crossroads didn't have much traffic for awhile. we were pushed over to olympic which was fine by us. almost had olympic to ourselves. went back and forth between olympic and crossroards.
didn't want to leave. after erik and alex left i went in for a break and came back out. did a few more runs. had to wait for space. stared at crystal lake for a while and realized that i too tired to compete with skiers/snowboarders. left around 1pm.
now my back is bothering me.
Last edited by bobble; February 25th, 2012 at 02:54 PM. Reason: uhhh... felt like it
Here's the video from this morning. There must have been some condensation on the case lens....
Hey Buck Hill Crew;
I've accumulated a few Spirit day passes; if anyone is interested in heading north before the season's out and would like to try out our terrain, send me a PM and we'll see if we can work something out.
This Weekend, March 3 and 4, USSA races at Buck. Both older and younger age groups. I estimate 400+ racers.
snow was packed but soft enough to carve pencil thin lines. hardly any one there. there was a course set up on milkrun but there was maybe a dozen skiers.
ski patrollers probably shouldn't be teaching ski lessons. just sayin'.
curious to know how buck, afton, and welch held up from the rain.
we've got a river of slush in our neighbors backyard. its bad.
brought out the rusty scupper. snow was snow cone, at least my version of it anyway.
some skiers were carving deep ruts. me, not so much. forgot how to ride in softboots.
it started snowing when i got there.
showed up. i was in the lift line when i saw erik struggling down crossroads. i thought it was because of the skiers warming up on crossroad, there weere alot coming down the run. turned out that crossroads was rutted to hell. there must've been a course set up, the light was flat so it was hard to see. what i could see was not good -- ice.
went to warners. it was groomed snowcone. it was too fast for me with flat light. erik was holding his own but he was not liking it.
we both left after a couple runs.
New carver at Buck today. Gretchen D. There were eight training courses set on Crossroads at 7:30am so we stayed on magic carpet. Good day for learning. Softish groom. Stayed until 11:00. She liked it.
Awesome! Glad to hear Gretchen enjoyed it today.
Way to go Gretchen!
Not Me Bob
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