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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.
All the local snow shops have a big sale about this time of year, so all the 2011/2012 gear is all about half price. R and R have a decent range of stock if all the local shops fail. Where you based?

I got very excited by the heavy snow warning but looking on snow forecast Hutt is only due 4 cm today
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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.
Yeah, Snowcenter had a sale sat/sun just gone, unfortunately couldn't make those


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All the local snow shops have a big sale about this time of year, so all the 2011/2012 gear is all about half price. R and R have a decent range of stock if all the local shops fail. Where you based?

I got very excited by the heavy snow warning but looking on snow forecast Hutt is only due 4 cm today
I was originally going to pick up last years TT30's from Bordertown in Botany - 5mins from my work but they seem to have sold out

I guess I need to go check RnR out. They usually have a sale around this time dont they......

4cm is better than nothing! Hopefully there will be more over the next couple of days.
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How are the early signs looking for this season? Am hearing positive things from people on the South islands...
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I guess I need to go check RnR out. They usually have a sale around this time dont they......
Yeah... it was a couple of weeks ago though I think

I haven't been to Boardertown but they seem to have a reasonable selection of stuff.
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Yeah... it was a couple of weeks ago though I think

I haven't been to Boardertown but they seem to have a reasonable selection of stuff.
Yeah I know the one up here has passed. They still have some cheaper gear online, as do boadertown. What you looking to pick up? Just the TT's?

The signs for the winter are good if you believe we follow the northern hemisphere's winter, but that is dependent on a number of factors. The moon man predicted a very cold and snowy winter, haha. In fairness so far so good, heavy snow down to sea level down far south and we have had two or three dumps already up here in christchurch in the mountains. Plenty or precipitation around, just need the temperature to come down, its still pretty warm for May/June.
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Gutted, just wanting to replace my bindings with something softer. I picked up the 2012 Choice and pretty much hate them - so hard to adjust.

Oh theres also that Backyard or something at Sylvia Park; they had a 50% off everything sale last year sometime (can't remember if it was end or start of season sale). They are however temporarily closed

I'm checking the cams for Ruapehu every now and then, there does appear to be something of a base forming. Not enough to get to the base areas yet though.
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Gutted, just wanting to replace my bindings with something softer. I picked up the 2012 Choice and pretty much hate them - so hard to adjust.

Oh theres also that Backyard or something at Sylvia Park; they had a 50% off everything sale last year sometime (can't remember if it was end or start of season sale). They are however temporarily closed

I'm checking the cams for Ruapehu every now and then, there does appear to be something of a base forming. Not enough to get to the base areas yet though.
BMW Snow New Zealand Snowboards & Snow Gear - Clothing & Accessories - Snowboard Shop | BWMsnow.co.nz has some bits and bobs left over on sale and cheapskates as well Cheapskates

Hope you get some snow up North this year, I fancy a trip to check it out!! (Predicting nearer 10cm now tonight down here)
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Yeah I know the one up here has passed. They still have some cheaper gear online, as do boadertown. What you looking to pick up? Just the TT's?

The signs for the winter are good if you believe we follow the northern hemisphere's winter, but that is dependent on a number of factors. The moon man predicted a very cold and snowy winter, haha. In fairness so far so good, heavy snow down to sea level down far south and we have had two or three dumps already up here in christchurch in the mountains. Plenty or precipitation around, just need the temperature to come down, its still pretty warm for May/June.
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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.
Seems the later you start in life, the more you try make up for it
If I can find the money I'm thinking Revelstoke might be a good idea for next year. Wouldn't mind giving some backcountry a go at some point too.

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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.
Yeah its not bad so far. Gives me a few options, figure a few of the boards I probably won't bother using so much in NZ like the Ultra Dream. But it gives me options for when I go overseas again for deep pow, where I'll have at least a bit more float than my current boards. Just got to sort out another set of bindings or two and I think I'll be sorted
Planning on getting down to Mt Hutt again this season too. Not the most complex trails, but was pretty wide which was nice compared to Turoa when you get stuck to groomers due to lack of snow.

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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.
Pretty much varies. I've picked up a few items from Torpedo 7 (original board - still got it, original bindings - now in the bin). I ended up buying some Ride bindings (El Hefe) at 50% off from the snow centre at the end of last years season, same as the man's board (again 50% off). Though I'm not sure if you're looking at a specific type of binding to try and push you in a direction, i.e. brand/channel system, etc. Though in saying that I've also had to order my Burton AK gear through the states to try get it because the NZ market doesn't cater to what everyone wants, or can't get it in in time for you.
I've used the good ride for a lot of the reviews and feedback on boards/bindings prior to purchase.

I know TCB in Ohakune had a sale on upto this weekend (Queens birthday). If you know what you want, you could always give them a call and laybuy something if you know exactly what you're after. Other than that I've used Surf N Snow in Wellington, Gordon's outdoors in Wellington and mostly Base NZ in Wanaka.
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Trying to plan a trip to queenstown to see if I can afford a trip across the ditch from NZ's west island lol.

Had the most fun at cardrona and treblecone last visit to the south. My problem, being from north, is that queenstown is totally tourists. It lacks any tangata whenua which is odd cos it looks and feels like home but theres no darkies around haha was there any down there?? Must have moved to Aussie like the rest of us lol that said I came to aus as a kid.
Love queenstown, has that awesome kiwi friendlyness that u can only get in Nz.
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