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Old 12-12-2012, 03:02 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I get off the lift, get out of peoples way, sit down, clear the snow if there is any, and strap in. I could strap in standing up also, but I would rather KNOW my bindings are 100% secure before I go mach 10 down a black. Nothing worse then looking cool strapping in standing up just to get half way down a run, do a jump, and have your toe strap fall off because you hurried to slap it on. (I realize your ankle strap is doing most the work, but it still feels weird to lose a toe strap mid run) If I'm at a flat unloading area like dercum mountain at keystone then I'll just do it standing up. If its pally at a-basin, I sit down.

Seriously sitting down takes 10 seconds, and then your not in anyones way trying to strap in on the go. I hate getting off the lift behind someone who isn't a PRO at it, and they just get in my way as they struggle to keep there balance and strap in properly.

I don't really care how you strap in. If your going to sit down, get out of the way. If your going to do it standing up, GET OUT OF THE WAY.

As far as your ass getting wet, or cold.... get some better pants lol

p.s. I do however unstrap standing up while cruising through the lift line, since its a lot easier "for me"
Yeah, you're right: the problem is people new to snowboarding taking too long and getting in the way. The runs at a lot hills in MI are pretty narrow at the top, and they seem to sit across the entire span of some of them. The worst place for this that I've been to was Pine Knob, at the top of their main run. Kids just everywhere.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Beer holders are for people who need to take more then one sip to finish a beer. '

Mind you....i remember my first beer too...
You must be avoiding the taste of your shitty beer

Its true when its actually dragged around the hill its just shitty PBR.....

This year I'm bringing Dales...


We usually have one guy with a backpack (30pack or so) who races to a hut and then its just a chain of people spread out by like 15minutes hut hopping hehe.

Turning lemons into lemonade on sbf.....
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:59 PM   #83 (permalink)
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You must be avoiding the taste of your shitty beer

Its true when its actually dragged around the hill its just shitty PBR.....

This year I'm bringing Dales...


We usually have one guy with a backpack (30pack or so) who races to a hut and then its just a chain of people spread out by like 15minutes hut hopping hehe.

Turning lemons into lemonade on sbf.....
maybe if I wasnt drinking them double digits then yea...

Last year when I was at Big White I carried a glass pint in my bag for my Guiness. While everyone else was drinking their crappy cans i pulled a full sized pint of guiness in a proper glass.

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Old 12-12-2012, 06:06 PM   #84 (permalink)
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i strap in sitting down, I could strap in standing up but i'd rather take in a second or two to take a glance at the scenery in front of me, not everyone is fortunate enough to live close to a mountain. just my 2 cents
Do you become blind when you strap in standing up? Pretty sure you can still see the mountains when strapping in standing up.
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Do you become blind when you strap in standing up? Pretty sure you can still see the mountains when strapping in standing up.
Some people like to actually enjoy the scenery, not just rush through everything in life.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #86 (permalink)
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My grandma told me that every time a snowboarder straps in standing up, Jesus kills another angel
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maybe if I wasnt drinking them double digits then yea...

Last year when I was at Big White I carried a glass pint in my bag for my Guiness. While everyone else was drinking their crappy cans i pulled a full sized pint of guiness in a proper glass.
Great choice sir!
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^^^^
LOL

I don't strap in standing up to do it faster. Plus I tend to take forever doing anything and will skip around my music at the top until the perfect song comes on, mess with my gloves, straighten my jacket, look at dudes then eventually ride. Plus I am super OCD about strapping in. I can see plenty of mountains and scenery when not sitting. I think strapping in standing up is a better connection with the boot and binding. You don't ride sitting down.

I have lots of days on the mountain and seldom strap in sitting down. I have never had a strap get loose from this method, EVER. A few times my boot came out of my old bindings, that was because the bindings were failing. After the 3rd time I bought new ones and it has not happened again.
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I don't strap in standing up to do it faster. Plus I tend to take forever doing anything and will skip around my music at the top until the perfect song comes on, mess with my gloves, straighten my jacket, look at dudes then eventually ride. Plus I am super OCD about strapping in. I can see plenty of mountains and scenery when not sitting. I think strapping in standing up is a better connection with the boot and binding. You don't ride sitting down.

I have lots of days on the mountain and seldom strap in sitting down. I have never had a strap get loose from this method, EVER. A few times my boot came out of my old bindings, that was because the bindings were failing. After the 3rd time I bought new ones and it has not happened again.
How would you have a better connection with the boot and binding by standing up? It all depends... but generally speaking, you have better odds of getting your boots fully rested in the heel cup when your sitting down. Not to mention, how often do you ride flat based as opposed to on edge ? When your sitting down, your board is leaning towards you while you strap in, which is more akin to actually riding then strapping in flat basing.

I don't care what you say, but you can't enjoy the scenery as much trying to strap in standing as you could sitting down, unless your straining your muscles trying keep your balance in which case you might as well just sit down and rest for a second. You obviously enjoy seeing the mountains for a few seconds at most then being on your way. Try going to the top of a double black though and enjoying the mountains for a few minutes (we'll say 3-5) while standing, and not being in anyones way. Sure on an uncrowded weekday you probably could, but you would be straining your legs trying to maintain balance on a 20+ degree slope. Why not just sit down in a situation such as this? I'm not talking about the schoolmarm at keystone. I'm talking double blacks, and stuff like east wall at arapahoe basin.

Fyi I strapped in quickly on a run at Loveland this year while standing up. Did a jump off the rollers near the bottom and my toe strap did slip off from the impact. I was wearing my 09 burton missions. Granted if I was wearing my newer binding with the getagrip capstrap it probably wouldn't have happened, but not everyone has those.

You wanna stand up and strap in? fine, but to brag about such a thing is beyond silly.

Here's a cookie for the badass (btw no one on the mountain gives a fuck how you strap in as long as your not in their way.)

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If you sit to do your bindings up, you are a retard.

Learn how to make a little ledge in the snow.

You only have to do it once, it'll still be there for your next run.

Sitting in the snow=wet bum=retard.

straight up, if you sit in the snow you are a retard. I don't care what you say. =Retarded.

Not sayin' you're a retard, but sitting in the snow, is retarded.

Someone showed me the little ledge thing 25 years ago, I don't think I've sat down to do my bindings up since.

Thank you, whoever the fuck you were!

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