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  1. #31
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    I'll make sure to hunt you down next time, teach

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    Excellent conditions today, believe it or not! The rain Friday was minor, I'm told. Anyway, snow was great and was still great when I reluctantly left 3 pm or so. Raceway was almost empty; I stayed on it the whole time with the big red board (Ogasaka 185 from Excelsior the Fathead). I bet tomorrow morning will be good until afternoon--anyone going?

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    no wonder i never see you guys, always there during the day. I might be there at night, from like 4pm on. how's riding the 185? i imagine super stable?
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    Work owes me a day off so I'll most likely be there in the AM on Friday.

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    That's if there's any snow left. Mid 60's today in NYC.

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    Really nice again this morning. Not quite up to yesterday, and got soft a little faster, but still good when I left at noon. Raceway, that is... never got off it. Marjie's was reported to be great by an alpinist I see frequently but don't know...

    NickG, the 185 is really fun. Very stable at speeds I don't even want to be going. Much easier to maneuver than I'd expect... I'm getting to the point I don't require the entire Raceway! Easy to thread down the narrow little runs, but not what I'd like to be on if it's narrow and crowded.

    Keltacer, if you can switch tomorrow for Friday you might get better conditions... but who knows? I will be there both mornings, maybe with soft boots in reserve.

    They actually made snow last night. A lot went to the runout of Raceway to Sunbowl... as the sun beat on it it got slower and slower, to the point where at noon it was like hitting a rubber traction mat.

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    Bm

    Glenn, Greg and I rode BM yesterday (Wed), ran into Chubz at the end of the day (woa, 4 'piners, guess that was BMES 2012 ....
    It was without a doubt the best carving I've had there this season from 9-11 am when it started getting 'fluky', too soft and slow.
    Pretty sure I'm going to get a Weekday Only Season Pass for CB next year.
    Just can't justify BM double the cost of CB any longer, and CB allows Early Access to pass holders, correct ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Glenn, Greg and I rode BM yesterday (Wed), ran into Chubz at the end of the day (woa, 4 'piners, guess that was BMES 2012 ....
    It was without a doubt the best carving I've had there this season from 9-11 am when it started getting 'fluky', too soft and slow.
    Pretty sure I'm going to get a Weekday Only Season Pass for CB next year.
    Just can't justify BM double the cost of CB any longer, and CB allows Early Access to pass holders, correct ??

    Sounds fun I wish i could get up there during the week like old times...

    John, the CB value pass at $200 is VERY worth it. Despite any claims to the contrary by CB, you don't really get any perks with it, though. The only downside is being limited to post-3pm riding on the weekends. But, you'd be surprised how much it clears out on a saturday night - and if you know the right runs, you never have to look over your shoulder or wait in line for a chair. Sadly, I don't think I'll go back to blue...CB has some excellent carving runs (granted...not as good as lazy mile or paradise on an empty day) but still very high quality. I also think their snowmaking and grooming is slightly better.

    And most importantly, we might get the chance to ride together!
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    JP1, you only get early access (and that on weekends) with the deluxe pass, which I think is maybe as much or more than Blue. But weekday mornings are great, and as NickG said, it often clears out around 6 pm, even weekdays.

    I think the thing to do is alternate: get the CB value pass and ride Blue/CB this year till close, then CB next year and in the spring, get Blue's weekday-only deal and ride CB and Blue for the remainder of the year... but I was so disappointed with Blue last year and the one time I went this year that I think I'll do CB again and maybe also a Bear Creek pass for evening (CB is too far to have any time left for evening for me with my current schedule)

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    Thanks guys, I was under the impression that any season pass holder had 1/2 hour early access daily. I need to re-evaluate my options now....
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    $549 for the pass that gets you "First Trax" status, 7:30 - 8:30 AM Sat & Sun. The value pass does give free equipment check and 10% off.

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    Friday was pretty good. Keltacer was there as well. The pace of softening up was fast enough to tell the difference from one run to the next. I guess we left around 2. Still rideable but a little scary on the lower, softer parts, and more people. Saturday started well; nice firm conditions on the right side (viewed from the lifts) but got busy fast (partly because of the Tele-Fest). Keltacer and I moved to the Nile Mile side but it was not really carveworty: loose stuff over bumpy ice. Rode Marc Antony (I think that's it), pretty good conditions but wasn't working for me. Packed it in before noon. Ran into NickG and crew; they had been riding Rhododendron Glen--they said no one was using the jumps and they just carved around them. Perfect! I bet this morning was nice. Still upset I couldn't make it--did anyone go?

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    Camelback is closed from Monday to Thursday, open Friday to Sunday. What a bummer. I'm scared to see what the mountain looks like by this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teach View Post
    (Ogasaka 185 from Excelsior the Fathead).
    Hey Teach, you ended up with the Ogasaka? How do you like it? I thought it was really well made and an interesting shape. Curious what your take is. I am too heavy for it. I sold it to Fathead.
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    Yes, it's a nice board. I'm about 190-200 lbs w/o gear and it's about right, I think. I had it out two good days last week and it worked great--I was starting to get the turns small enough to not take up the whole of our one wide run. Got nice compliments from ski patrollers on it (and a lot of people asking about it). Very good grip on icy stuff, but without much locked-in feeling. It took a while getting the toeside-to-heelside transition right... maybe stance or maybe just me being too tentative. It is easy to ride on narrow runs, skidding when necessary etc. Just not the board for carving on the runs we have left, or riding in weekend crowds, so it's getting storage waxed unless I can get out west soon or we get some winter.

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    Cool teach, glad it found a good home. Originally that boards retail price was 1300$ in Japan!!!! It was pretty close to new when I sold it to Fathead. I don't think he road it much. Happy to see it put to use. Ride on!!

    (I am afraid I am around 245lbs) I only road it briefly with a Donek Plate on it.
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    It was in perfect shape when I got it!

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    Anybody going to give CB a shot this weekend? Or is it a wrap for the season? Forecast calls for mid 60's and sunny. Webcams are looking pretty dreadful.

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    Yes, not expecting much, though. I'll bring a soft-boot board and maybe skis.

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    Thumbs up USASA Nationals

    Congratulations to Kubo, Emily and the rest of the 'Camelback Snowboard Team' on your awesome finishes at the 2012 USASA Nationals
    Last edited by jp1; April 14th, 2012 at 09:21 PM.
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