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Old 07-01-2008, 05:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
the Face at Mt. Hood Meadows which is about a 40 degree slope on solid ice that is clear blue after freezing rain
Only after a freezing rain? Lucky bastard. Seems like I see blue ice every day after 3pm around here

Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
I would tend to stick with boards that are a bit stiff with good dampening of vibration. One of the most annoying things about ice is the rough ride.
Seeing as how you're already on a Ride board, you might want to try the Concept TMS, the '08 replacement for the Timeless series. The dampening on the Timeless is top notch, I don't even feel rock hard corderoy under mine, but it's still a stiff board with lots of pop. A long effective edge will help hold you onto the hill, but as Snowolf said: if your edges aren't sharp it really doesn't matter what board is between you and the ice.
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