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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 11:31 PM
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Yep, Eastern Boarder...student in Mechanical Engineering.
(1) EB has a long rep for being a good shop, in both skate and snow worlds.

(2) WPI?

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You got it. Undergrad at WPI, 4 months analyzing nuclear reactors for submarines, now back at WPI for the next 4 years.
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You got it. Undergrad at WPI, 4 months analyzing nuclear reactors for submarines, now back at WPI for the next 4 years.
Yeah, dosn't seem like people can escape that place...and I'm not sure if I mean WPI or Worcester.

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post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 08:48 PM
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I sure hope I can escape worcester eventually. I tried but the haggard o'l bitch (meaning Worcester - I think its an appropriate name) yanked me back in on my way to sunny California. WPI I dont mind. I get paid to do research on bad ass projects and design / build race car engineering projects. Not bad.
post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 01:17 PM
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So, I finally got out on the mountain again despite the torn Meniscus. Although I was limited in riding because of that, the Slash felt great.

- a shorter board is so much more maneuverable compared to my big board
- it carved great and held an edge like a champ, great considering anything but carving hurt alot
- it was much softer than my old board. I tried buttering, nose presses, tail presses and although it hurt like the dickens, I could tell the board really felt great doing it.
- it was very forgiving when landing in comparison to the old board
- it spun very well, almost effortless in comparison to the 7cm longer board I was riding
- it was a little bit less stable at speed on the steeps, as expected, but nothing scary
- the almost twin shape was noticably better when riding switch

Only 4 or 5 very painful runs, but I'm really looking forward to riding it hard next season.
post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 04:46 PM
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Hah... are you a Woo-Rat?

Sry, had to ask... Learned the term from when I would visit Holy Cross with my college roommate and his brother (the HC student) would poke fun at the Worcester locals.

I hit WaWa more than likely for the last time on friday. Was great until about 2pm when the snow got a little too slushy.

I almost got the Slash... but wanted more freeride board and ended up with an Arbor.
post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 05:52 PM
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Haha, I've lived here for 5 years. Ph.D student at WPI now. Fron TN though, so I wouldnt consider myself a Woo-Rat. Haha.
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