Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - View Single Post - The Official Michigan Winter Thread
View Single Post
post #2793 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 06:52 AM
Not quite reformed yet
chomps1211's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: S.E. Mich.
Posts: 6,892
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 549 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 1
Highlands was really good yesterday! Snowed all the time I was there. No ice, except the one time I wandered into the mogels! Whups!!

I tried going with an even wider stance on the Arbor, (...from 21.5 to 23".) Didn't like it! I could ride it, but it felt really awkward! So I set everything back as before & killed it on the black runs!! Seriously! I scared myself a couple of times I got going so fast! Sabatoa,.. I might have even been able to beat you to the lift line on those runs!

The RGR, is freakin' awesome in this good snow!!! got going just as fast on it for a couple runs tho & that's where it's limits seem to be! Washed out on a turn & slid a l-o-o-o-o-ng way down that black! I was on my back goin' head first down & tried that back flip like I did in the vid clip, I was still going too fast & that move didn't work so well! Tip dug in and flipped me again!!
Lottsa snow up my back, down my ass & even IN my goggles!!
Nuthin' hurt tho but my coolitivity!!!

Oh yes, Sabatoa, hope this doesn't sound or feel like I'm rubbing salt. I'm only bring it up cuz I know you were interested. I did one tentative run down the boarder cross! I avoided the jumps obviously but the banked turns were pretty cool! Tight tho! They are really short tightly arced turns & if you go into them wide at speed, you better be in control, cuz they have a sharp cuttoff at the outside end of the turn & it will launch you!!! (...don't know nuthin' about boarder X so my description might not make sense to you guys.)

One thing though, For some reason, I found I couldn't "Butter" for shit yesterday!! It wasn't the runs here, I started learning to butter when I was up heere earlier in season. Just couldn't hold it, couldn't get any lift to the nose, on either board! My posture, form and balance for buttering seemed way off for some reason.

Does this happen to you guy's?? Are there days when you seem to "Lose" something you've been able to do previously??? (...Sabatoa, the results of that failed kicker were a fluke, not lost skill!) It's seems to be the kind of thing you hear coming from golfers who all the sudden get the "yips!" Where they can't make a straight shot to save there lives! (...not that I've ever golfed.)

Any tips on working thru this?

I'm gong to mount the GP on the RGR today, so maybe tonight I'll have some vid for ya! BTW,.. where's the report on conditions out @ the local's??? It was snowing more down there when I left than it was when I got up here. (...thankfully it began dumping soon after I arrived! ) Lets hear how PK, Holly, Alpine etc. were! Somebody must've gone, right?

....or did y'all leave town for the LE snow???

You're only Young Once,.. but you can be Immature FOREVER!

Feb/Apr 2011. (27) days!
2011/12 (38) days!
2012/13 (48) days!
2013/14 (44) days!
2014/15 (00)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2015/16 (28) days!
2016/17 (29) days!

"The Older I get,.. The faster I was!!"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by chomps1211; 01-26-2013 at 06:56 AM.
chomps1211 is offline  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome