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    Heard it in the lift line 2011/12

    Thought I would get this started...

    Riding my Burton Fusion 165 with race plates and a White Ruroc RG-1 helmet, "So you're the storm trooper carving it up?"
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    What do you think of the Ruroc?
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    I really like it. There are some drawbacks to the system but from a comfort/ease of use/performance...It is above par. I think there are refinements that can be made as with any product. The goggles are the best I have used. They are oversized compared to other manufacturers but not feeling closed in really helps the entire system. I think the mask would benefit from a washable absorbent material liner because just like a mouth/neck gator, it gets wet and freezes. It just doesn't do it in direct contact with your face. Also a tether for the mask when removed. Lastly, at that price, there should be headphones integrated. All in, I love it and would buy it again.
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    Cool, thank for the input. Always good to hear from 'foreigners' ;-) about British products.
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    liftie: "did you have to carve that big crescent into the tow track?"

    me: 'yes. it's THE LAW.'

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    Last week I heard the dreaded "it must be fast?!" it is when you use your edges for turning instead of a brake...the guy looked at me very confused
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    Pushing off & stepping in at the top of the Stella 6 pack at Schwietzer, past a couple on skis shuffling across the flat, the guy's watching and says
    "now that's how it should be done."
    I give him a thumbs up on my way down the trail
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    Clipping in at top, a park rat goes

    "that isn't a snowboard"

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    Whose board is this?

    So a friend, her daughter (skiiers) and I are handing our gear to the gondola guy. Another gondola guy comes up and looks at my board (a 154 cm Nale) and he's looking ALL around but not at us. Finally he says to the first gondola guy "whose board is this?" And I say "mine" Pardon me, sir, your sexism AND ageism is showing!!!

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    Packing up my board after an epic day, a ski instructor stops, looks me and my board up and down and then says, "So you're the one who's been laying trenches all over the place!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by lafcadio View Post
    Packing up my board after an epic day, a ski instructor stops, looks me and my board up and down and then says, "So you're the one who's been laying trenches all over the place!"

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    Riding a SG 162cm full race. Heard this twice today - did you cut the end of your board off?

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    Not too many comments

    Not too many comments, just a lot of open mouths when I come carving into the liftline and pull my foot out of the binding. (Have extensions on the intecs that come out at my thigh so there's no detecting a binding release).

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    On the chair with 3 kids; 2 Jibrs and a skier:

    Jibrs: What's that board?
    Me: Alpine board. (I tilt it up so he can see my HB)
    Jibrs: Cool... I saw you earlier from the chair...
    Jibrs: So..do you ride real snowboard?
    Me:...speechless yeah this also a snowboard..

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    Talking

    While riding my freestyle board after 10 endless toeside carves ( regular/switch/regular/switch...finishing in base area with a large carved 360
    Girl in base area
    "I have never seen anyone do that"
    Confused// "you dont snowboard like everyone else.?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarvingScooby View Post
    On the chair with 3 kids; 2 Jibrs and a skier:

    Jibrs: What's that board?
    Me: Alpine board. (I tilt it up so he can see my HB)
    Jibrs: Cool... I saw you earlier from the chair...
    Jibrs: So..do you ride real snowboard?
    Me:...speechless yeah this also a snowboard..

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    "Hey, I was just about to ask you the same thing."



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    In the Gondi line yesterday I was called a Monoskier
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    That last comment reminded me of an experience at the ski repair store last week. Took the SG 163 in for some needed work. After talking to the older repair guy about the work needed, and all things alpine boarding, he takes the board and motions for a younger tech guy to come over, and says to him, "Hey take a look at this, this is a REAL snowboard". Ahhh, made me smile.

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    At Grouse training with my athlete today, my athlete got into the line-up first. One of the kids on snowboard pointed to my athlete's pointy nose F2 race board and said "I like your board!". Then, I came into the line-up and the kid looked at my stubby nose F2 race board. The same kid said "I like your board too!". I smile to them and said "Thank you".

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    I got a fun one from the lift attendant at the bunny runs (it's my first day ever riding hard boots... I thought I'd take it really easy and try and get things dialed in and explore what it really feels like) and the nice lady goes "do you know how to get... (on the chair lift) oh you're riding one of those. you must know what you're doing." so I smiled and said "well actually it's my first day on the gear." and she stops and gets all confused. what, nobody has a first day in this gear? *lol*

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    In front of me in the chairlift line is an eight year old on a snowboard (second run ever on a snowboard) with his mother on skis.

    Kid: "What's that?"
    Mother: "That's a snowboard."
    Kid: "Are you sure?"
    Mother: "Oh Yes! I am sure." And then she gives me a big smile.
    Kid still looks confused and looks at me
    Me: "Oh yes, it is a snowboard!"
    Kid smiles and nods

    Looks like the good work of others in the region is helping people understand that snowboards come in different shapes and sizes.

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    Yesterday in the lift line, a young girl took one look at my 168 Oxygen Proton and remarked to her mother, "Look at that poor guy- he's lost his one of his powder skis and now has to go down the hill looking for it"....
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    Bwahaha!
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    No, it's not a ski board

    "Is that a ski board?"
    "No, it's an alpine snowboard"
    "What's it for?"
    "Laying down high speed carves"
    "Cool . . . is it hard?"
    "It's totally hard, like hardcore"
    "Whoa, that's sick"
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    Yesterday at Whitefish (WTF event)

    Me to Liftie as he's looking at my gear: I think I'm going to go grab a different board (8" of powder the night before)

    Him: Yeah, there was another guy with a board like that saying the same thing.

    Me: What did he look like? (no answer) What was he wearing? (thinking maybe I could catch up with someone from the group)

    Him: I don't know, I was too busy looking at his board!

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    Liftie - "that's one of them flyin boards"

    on my next run...

    Liftie - "you make good swirls in the snow - i looked up an seen it"

    guy likes my swirls. life complete.
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    Eric, are you riding in Alabama these days?

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    Had a good comment while waiting in line during a race the other night. Hey can I go before you ? You leave too big of trenches ! From some random ski racer. I let him go ahead then beat his time anyways.
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    More like 'seen from the lift' - here's a funny from "the making of SkES". I was setting up the shot for the final 'eurocarve' which of course was just me stretched out on the snow with my pocket camera on pocket tripod set up just uphill. From the lift a woman saw the apparent yard sale and my motionless body, called patrol at the top and came zooming down to save me! Guess 'eurocarving' look pretty dangerous! Sorry I couldn't come up with a good way to work it into the story....
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    Quote Originally Posted by two_ravens View Post
    More like 'seen from the lift' - here's a funny from "the making of SkES". I was setting up the shot for the final 'eurocarve' which of course was just me stretched out on the snow with my pocket camera on pocket tripod set up just uphill. From the lift a woman saw the apparent yard sale and my motionless body, called patrol at the top and came zooming down to save me! Guess 'eurocarving' look pretty dangerous! Sorry I couldn't come up with a good way to work it into the story....
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