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Old 10-09-2012, 01:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Unless I renew mine...still black on black. Probably new helmet. You got your pass already? man I'm Jonesing to Jones that Jones board.
I bought an epic pass this year so I could go to flatstar pre-season and for pre-scheduled holiday trip with the parents-in-law.

Yeah I'm up every friday / saturday / sunday.

We have a ski lease on the top floor of the towers.
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I bought an epic pass this year so I could go to flatstar pre-season and for pre-scheduled holiday trip with the parents-in-law.

Yeah I'm up every friday / saturday / sunday.

We have a ski lease on the top floor of the towers.
Awesome! I do mostly day trips on pow days from the bay area (Pleasanton) . But this December my brother is visiting from Rome... I'll need a room either at the Rockstar hostel or somewhere else... We will probably stay 2-3 days. I need to show him 'Kwood properly.

Do they rent rooms at the towers?
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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im in the same dillema brother. i want an all mt free-ride no BS badass board. i put my options and weighed them from pros to cons.

1. Jones flagship carbon 163w
2. K2 slayblade 163w
3. solomon mans board 162
4. Yes pick your line 164w

if i were you id pick up the a jones flagship. look at the lib tech t rice pro 161.5? awesome stick too tons of things pout there... but for your riding id go with the jones mt twin 160, t rice pro 161.5, the slayblade is an awesome board too, list of tech and it is fun fast!

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Capita black snowboard of death.... it is an amazing board too!
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prior khyber
prior spearhead
prior fissile

If you really want a board to perform exceptionally in powder you have to get a directional shape, anything less is a serious compromise.
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Have you looked at the Salomon sick sticks?
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prior khyber
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prior fissile

If you really want a board to perform exceptionally in powder you have to get a directional shape, anything less is a serious compromise.
Prior is an awesome company

I've just never met anyone who has one.
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Prior is an awesome company

I've just never met anyone who has one.

PowderJet boards? Love the style and shape.



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Prior is an awesome company

I've just never met anyone who has one.
I've owned a couple of Priors - most notably a Prior Khyber 160 split. It is an excellent powder board.

Although I now ride a Neversummer Summit 160.

Sweet deal on the Towers btw, I stayed there a couple of times - but usually my season rental was in Base Camp.

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Think of my riding style as freestyle influenced freeriding. I love to jump and spin off of natural features as well bomb through the trees. So the board has to be quick edge to edge. A lot of big mountain boards wont work for me because of this.

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Hey, our size and riding style is actually quite similar. I'm 5'7" and about 165 pounds. I ride a lot of off piste, but still like to carve hard on groomers. I get air whenever and wherever I can.

I ride a Burton T7 but unfortunately the don't make the "T" series anymore. I'm trying to get a group buy going for the Kessler Ride. Should be a fantastic freeride board. Just waiting to hear if it's a go.

Another option would be a Prior Freeride. They're handmade up here in Canada eh! No doot aboot it! Freeride Snowboard Model For Men From Prior Snowboards | All Mountain Snowboard | Whistler BC Canada We fit right in to the 158 spec range for weight. Although if you want to emphasize freeride and sacrifice spins (a bit) I'd go up to a 162 or so...

There are some other exotic boards out there with the same riding in mind.

The Virus Avalanche

Or a Volkl Squad or Coal XT

Happy Boarding!
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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So I'm taking a chance here.

Ordered a Jones Carbon Flagship and the Now IPO bindings.

Lets see if Jeremy is right.
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