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post #21 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 11:05 PM
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Great Pictures! Looks like it was beautiful . Sorry about your nose, but thats good it didn't hurt.
I can't wait till next summer when I get to go up! It will be awesome!
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post #22 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 01:46 AM
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Fainer...sorry your experience with trees was`nt the best. Trust me, those were not great conditions for riding glades. Don`t let that discourage you from hittng them either another day this season or next. Honestly, that frozen crust with goo underneath is about the worst thing on earth to ride in and in trees where you need some precise control it was especially challenging. That shit is what caused my spectacular 20 foot cartwheel off that small lip. My nose broke through and stuck and with as much speed as I had, I violently flipped like I did.

Awesome 3 days of riding guys and I look forward to it again!!!
Eh, I just have a heck of a time doing the same thing in the trees that I can in the open. It seems like I can go heel to toe fast if I "feel" I have room for error. In the trees I don't have much room for error and so it doesn't make the run as fun for me when I get down in a tree "low spot" and have to crawl my way out of it. It spends way too much energy trying to move 5 feet from where I was stuck in the trees, hence why I hated this time out.

I also know that it was my first time trying to link turns, feel the bumps and turns, concentrating where my head is to avoid limbs, and making sure my weight is back (at least balanced) for a transition that doesn't bury my nose.

So don't feel bad that I hate them. I'll definitely hit the tree runs again. I just hate them for the time being. It was fun to hit some of those orange jumps from stormin norman. I got a grab here and there (albeit not much air) but I'm getting more comfortable with speed off the jumps and keeping my weight balanced.

I absolutely loved the jumps after the superpipe. They felt "vertical" on approach but you end up going over it. It's one of those things where if you've never done it your corn hole puckers up and then releases once you feel yourself balanced over the knuckle.

All in all it was great. I want to get back up there before the months over so i'll give ya a holler.
post #23 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 08:35 AM
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Hey simplyride:

Thanks for putting up those pictures. They are getting me so stoked for my hood trip. Thanks for all the info too. Been a big help. :]

And Wolf:

Are you gonna be riding much this summer? Like June or July?

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post #24 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 01:05 PM
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Well I am back Florida and my knee is fucking killing me, I am going to work today and if it continues like this I will see the doctor over the weekend. For now I am going to buy a knee brace. I have a love hate relationship with Florida, the weather here is wonderful, but the lack of snow really makes me hate it.

Fainer: you were doing amazing for the first time linking turns, shit for all I know you never felt behind and Snow was hailing ass most of the time . We took the GPS on the last day and I think he logged 47mph the most I got was on the first day and it was 36mph. You will get into glades later on, I actually saw you doing very good in the glades and you got some good air off those big jumps next to the pipe.

mikefromthebay: No problem, I enjoy sharing pictures, I am glad you enjoyed them. If you want to see more PM me.

Well I am off to the Walgreen's to get a knee brace, I hope it helps a bit today.
post #25 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 01:15 PM
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Fainer: you were doing amazing for the first time linking turns, shit for all I know you never felt behind and Snow was hailing ass most of the time . We took the GPS on the last day and I think he logged 47mph the most I got was on the first day and it was 36mph. You will get into glades later on, I actually saw you doing very good in the glades and you got some good air off those big jumps next to the pipe.
Sorry about the knee and the nose. I'm still sore 2 days later. I can't even imagine three days in a row. To clarify, it wasn't my first day linking turns. I did that the last time I was out. However, Wednesday was the first time I had linked turns that fast and smooth. It was the 2nd day I had hit jumps and what not. But the jumps @ Timberline were 2x as big as skibowl. This was the 5th day overall that I have been.

Sporting stuff comes easily to me so it just takes time getting out there. I also watched all of you so that I can learn. I followed right behind wolf here and there and tried to stay exactly in his tracks. I noticed I'm not quite as "responsive" in linking. I should have changed my back binding from the angle I had it. I felt it was making me have a hard time getting back to my heel edge.

The trees weren't that bad. I just hated going down them and burying my nose right in one of the tree "divots" to where I had to hop back to the decline to get going. It takes so much energy that when I'm on the decline I have to sit there for a second because my legs burn. lol.

It was great though. You guys think you'll come back up here?
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It was great though. You guys think you'll come back up here?
Not this year, I know that for a fact. But it's up on debate for next season, I personally think that Hood is one of the best destination resorts I have been at. The big draw back is that I hate changing planes on my trips and long airplanes rides. This is like a 7 hour trip plus I have to make a connection no matter what. But the feel of hood cannot be compared to anywhere I have been at in the past. Granted weather conditions were perfect and snow conditions were superb.

But yes I think we will hit hoot next season at this time of the year, if the $$$ allows it.
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I have a love hate relationship with Florida, the weather here is wonderful, but the lack of snow really makes me hate it.

I get what you mean . I live in palm springs which means 100% no snow all the time ,and it reaches 125 degrees in the summer. . and it sucks! which is why Im glad we might be moving to portland or maybe colorado! Oh and sorry about you Knee.
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Wolf:

If your gonna be up there when I am, we should meet up and board for a day maybe. If your down.
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I get what you mean . I live in palm springs which means 100% no snow all the time ,and it reaches 125 degrees in the summer. . and it sucks! which is why Im glad we might be moving to portland or maybe colorado! Oh and sorry about you Knee.
Well yeah those are the plans here to, I am just waiting to get out of college to make it happen. Thanks, my knee seems to be doing better, but it still hurts after prolong times of standing up.

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Wolf:

Okay sounds good. :]

Once I know the details ill let you know when were go0nna be up there.

We'll be in touch. haha.
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