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Old 01-20-2012, 05:11 PM   #1591 (permalink)
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It was funny I was talking to an instructor while on the lift about and he agreed it was bullshit. I try to keep my cool while at these places but when people are doing stuff that could hurt me for what ever reason they may have for doing it, it makes me wanna unstrap my board and beat them with it. I treat everyone with respect regardless of whether on skis or a board, new or advanced. I guess I just expect the same.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:53 PM   #1592 (permalink)
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Cannonsburg was cool today - only had a fraction of their park features set up, but what was there was really good.

Big park out front had a donkey rail, a long down box, a street-style rail next to a wall made of snow (saw a kid hit his face on said wall, LOL), and a nasty looking flat box to acid drop that was about a 7' drop to flat. Did not see anyone hit that. There was a nice bonk that was above my skill level but kids were tapping it, bonking it, fastplant/handplanting. Also a big ass Monster can that you could slide, and the Subway bank/wall at the bottom. In between donkey rail and the street rail was a nice lip you could jump, that's all I did in this park today although I probably should've hit that donkey rail.

There was a set of rollers that were legit on the left side of the mountain and a nasty cannon that Jenny hit with not enough speed and landed on the flats (looked like it would've hurt!) and a wall ride and some crazy round tire type bonk.

There were also a few small kickers on the trail far right (from base) of the progression park that were pretty tame.

The progression park was pretty solid with 9 features, 3 lines of 3 features, all ride-ons. Left: flat box, battleship box (wide), butter box. Middle: flat bar, rainbow bar, something else. Right: flat box, flat-down box, butter box (wide). All of them funneled in to a skate-bowl type hip thingy.

You can really dial things in on that progression park: this guy nailed 3 new tricks today
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:57 PM   #1593 (permalink)
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Holly was fun, the snow was soft and loose.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:31 AM   #1594 (permalink)
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loved cannonsburg! that place was legit. totally impressed all around and can't wait to get back. hoping to get back for one day this season. think its safe to say we all had a ton of fun. flow in the progression park was really good. great place to warm up for the big boy park in the centre. liked the Monster can and Subway spline/wall ride! what was more impressive were the unused features piled up near the base. this place would be killer fully functioning with a decent winter. props to the c-crew!
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:38 AM   #1595 (permalink)
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I'm going somewhere on Friday and it's fur surez diz time dudez.

But, I will not drive to Cburg if weather continues to suck. Might do Crystal, undecided needless to say. Anyone else up for a Friday AM sesh?

Fair warning, I will be testing a board so I'm going to be boring for the first few runs.
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I'm going somewhere on Friday and it's fur surez diz time dudez.

But, I will not drive to Cburg if weather continues to suck. Might do Crystal, undecided needless to say. Anyone else up for a Friday AM sesh?

Fair warning, I will be testing a board so I'm going to be boring for the first few runs.
well you know my answer lol. i might look at goin to PK thursday night after work depending on weather conds.
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well you know my answer lol. i might look at goin to PK thursday night after work depending on weather conds.
Yea yea... I just about give up trying to ride with you more.
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Yea yea... I just about give up trying to ride with you more.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:06 PM   #1599 (permalink)
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Hey All,

Leo suggested in reply to another post that I post a few in here in order to get to know some of the local LP & S.E. MI riders.

My vacation got put off from last week to next week. Actually it starts this coming Fri. I have reservations @ Boyne on Wed. the 1st of Feb. for 4 days, but I haven't yet decided if maybe I should leave on Mon. and go check out Crystal Mountain for a couple of days before heading over to Boyne.

Crystal has a ski & stay special right now, Stay one night, get one free. That includes all day lift tickets as well for both days. Sounds like a good deal & I've heard a few good things about Crystal. I'm not a Terrain Park guy yet, (...maybe ever!) Right now my skills have advanced to the point where I can get down the hill, pretty confidant that I can maneuver well enough to avoid most of what I can "See" coming. (Little pink toddler rockets not withstanding!!!)

So right now I'm just looking for someplace with good snow, (...of course right now in MI, fair snow would be OK!!) some decent length, interesting Green & Blue runs, and maybe a black or two that doesn't look like it'll put me in traction!

(if anyone has any tips or advice about Crystal that would help with the "go-no go" decision, they will be much appreciated!)

Also, If it stops "RAINING" (...RAINING FOR F@#$ SAKE) ...I'll most likely head out to Pine Knob, Holly, or maybe try Alpine this coming Fri or Sat. before leaving. If anyone is interested in meeting up and sharing a chair, watching me fall down the hill etc.!!

Pray for cold & snow!!!

p.s. Leo, My younger sister's daughter is older than 30!!! ;D (...but I ain't lettin' that stop me from getting out and doin' lines!!!)
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:18 PM   #1600 (permalink)
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Ah, so you are older haha.

I personally love Crystal Mountain. It is in my opinion the most interesting mountain in the LP. A big variety of terrain including tree riding! They have terrain for everyone. I normally ride blue runs anyway. I get board bombing blacks. You can make a good 5 minutes out of some of Crystal's runs. If you venture into the trees, you can take even longer. The backside of Crystal has the most interesting runs. The front blue is mellow and all the back runs merge into that one anyway.

If time and money is no issue, then totally worth the trip. Especially considering that they are 100% open right now. I'll be riding Friday AM as well. Still not sure where though. Considering a day trip to Crystal, but the drive is daunting for a day. In all reality, if you and some others here want to ride, I'd be more than willing to ride with you guys locally. Crystal would probably mean I ride alone.
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