This place has become my sanctuary...
Like the old man looks forward to his lazy boy after work, I head here after all is said and done at the mountain.
Just need to vent a little bit about such a screwed up first day on my slayblade and 4th time snowboarding ever. I love the sport wholeheartedly and as a result I went from learn to ride at hunter to investing in a 2011 stick+. I have no problems on green and spend some time on blues.
Now to put PARAGON SPORTS on BLAST.
For all you beginners out there heed this thread and avoid a disastrous day on the mountain like I had.
The guy at paragon sports who sold me my stick was so interested in completing the sales transaction, because they work on commission, that he failed to property install my bindings correctly, which led to continuous spill after spill. Waaaaaaaaaaay to wide on the bindings and the screws were left loose, "recipe for danger". Fortunately for me the pros at hunter adjusted the bindings similar to the ones on the LTR boards.
This def made a difference but I was still busting my ass. The terrain was loose/frozen granular and I remember the board mechanic mentioning something about a new boards sharp edge catching. After giving up on the day I sat on the bus back home and googled the effects of a new boards sharp edges and learned about a think called detuning.
Check it guys:
"You will want to detune the tip and tail edges beyond the effective edge when you purchase and before you ride a new snowboard or hit rails. Detuning the tip and tail edges will prevent your Snowboard from catching too early in turns which at high speed may cause serious injury"
Do I have every right to go to paragon and open up a can of whip ass or is this not that serious of an issue? Has this happen to anyone else who rode a new non-detuned board on loose frozen gran? Thoughts please..
P.S Paragon sports has not heard the last of me..
LEME HEARYA SAY OOOOOHHHHHHHH YEAHHHH!!