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Can anyone recommend any good backcountry areas in the south island? Relatively close to Queenstown. Last season we didn't get a chance to go exploring with the poor snow but this year weather permitting I'd love the possibility to take the 4x4 and a good hike to some untracked areas, doesn't matter how remote.

Failing that I'll just keep enough funds for some heli boarding in September.
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I think your best bet is just off the back of some of the main ski fields in the area - Treble cone, remarks, ohau etc
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Hey guys, just saying hi as I'm new to the forums. Will be spending most of my time up Ruapehu this year as I'm Wellington based.
Haven't been boarding long - first tried in 97 but never really took it up. Now regretting not having taken up boarding properly earlier in life now, and am trying to make up for it now. Did Turoa/Whakapapa, Mt Hutt last season, Whistler/Blackcomb, Cypress and Breckenridge this year. Which isn't really bad for my first season of boarding

Current boards I have are a flow 159 Infinite, Salomon 159 Man's board, picked up a 156 Gnu Park Pickle in Whistler and now have a 161 K2 Ultra Dream on order, but thinking of swapping this upto a 164 instead of 161.

Looking forward to getting more involved in the community and might see you guys up a mountain at some point

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I think your best bet is just off the back of some of the main ski fields in the area - Treble cone, remarks, ohau etc
Yeah i think the Remarks is prolly your best bet, i havent done it personally but there are some really nice lines to be had (i watched my mates vid). When i was there i was still a newb so no BC for me then, however id hike and go now if i was there!

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Did Turoa/Whakapapa, Mt Hutt last season, Whistler/Blackcomb, Cypress and Breckenridge this year. Which isn't really bad for my first season of boarding
That's not bad at all! I've been riding for two years (again - started much too late in life, but better late than never)... have hit up Cardrona, Sun Peaks, Coronet Peak and Whistler/Blackcomb so far.

First board was a Ride Machete 157W, normally ride that with Union Atlas bindings. With all the sales of last year's stock happening about now, I've just picked up a K2 Parkstar 157W and some Forum Faction bindings to do a bit more freestyle stuff.
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Current boards I have are a flow 159 Infinite, Salomon 159 Man's board, picked up a 156 Gnu Park Pickle in Whistler and now have a 161 K2 Ultra Dream on order, but thinking of swapping this upto a 164 instead of 161.
That is a hell of a quiver already!!

I arrived last season and this year have a season pass at Hutt which is looking good so far (Christchurch based) and have done Concrete Peak, Remarks, Cheeseman and Porters. Have a week booked down at Cardona and Treble cone this winter and hoping to give Ohau and a couple more of the club fields a go this season.

I have a 2008 Burton Jussi 159 and a 2013 Burton Antler 157.5 both with cartel bindings. Bring on the 15th!!!
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I have a 2008 Burton Jussi 159 and a 2013 Burton Antler 157.5 both with cartel bindings. Bring on the 15th!!!
How do you find the Cartels on the Antler? I considered them for my K2 Parkstar but thought they might be just a touch too stiff for a freestyle board like that (but maybe I'm wrong).

Looks like a bit of snow in the forecast over the next few days too
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How do you find the Cartels on the Antler? I considered them for my K2 Parkstar but thought they might be just a touch too stiff for a freestyle board like that (but maybe I'm wrong).

Looks like a bit of snow in the forecast over the next few days too
I haven't had the antler out on the mountain yet sadly. I was going to get the Malavita's but then I read a number of reviews that claimed they were actually stiffer than the cartels this year despite where Burton put them in the line up. I love my old Cartels on the Jussi and find them great for buttering and basic tricks, but its a real stiff deck so will let you know...
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Looks like a bit of snow in the forecast over the next few days too
Heavy snow warnings for deep south - National - NZ Herald News

Winter is coming!

Where do you guys buy your gear from? Been looking around for new bindings but there really aren't much around.
The shops around here mainly carry nothing but Burton and will dent the wallet big time.
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Yeah I buy most of my stuff online now - most of the shops here in Auckland have either a pretty small range or are pretty Burton-centric (nothing against Burton gear but nice to have a bit of a selection to look at). SnowCentre in Newmarket and R&R on K Road are the best two.

For websites, hyper.co.nz is fairly good, though I think they're still waiting on a lot of the 2013 stock. I had a look the other day and bindings-wise it looks like they've got 2013 Rome and Technine in. A lot of the 2012 stuff is on sale including Ride and Union. Torpedo7 is worth a look too but not as wide a selection of brands.
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