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Old 11-28-2012, 07:19 PM   #2291 (permalink)
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I plan to hit Alpine ofter this year so hopefully Ill meet up with some of you guys. dont worry chomps1211, I too am an old guy. But my daughter is coming with this year so its an easy excuse to get out of the house. you know, that father daughter time.
same i wanna go atleast 25 days since i have a season pass and im only 10 mins away..!!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #2292 (permalink)
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same i wanna go atleast 25 days since i have a season pass and im only 10 mins away..!!!
Dude if you have a pass AND you live 10 mins away you better hit more than 25 days.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:34 PM   #2293 (permalink)
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Aiight. Tomorrow I'm hitting up either Holly or PK at 4pm with Leo.

Most likely it will be Holly but I'll update tomorrow when it's set in stone.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:02 PM   #2294 (permalink)
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...if u don't have a sesaon pass id say going to day is not worth the 20 bones just go tomorow and it wiil be nice and im sure av will be blowin some snow overnight so conditions will be better
Too late!! Im 9 or 10 runs in @AV right now!! Very nostalgic feeling since it's,.. the SAME CRAPPY ICE COVERED CEMENT I'VE BEEN RIDING FOR A YEAR AND A HALF!!

But hey,.. it's snowboarding (...Sort of?!!?) . Still got 50 min. left until last chair. I'll let u know how I did later.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:33 AM   #2295 (permalink)
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So? How'd it go? How were the various "locals" y'all hit yesterday?

It was,.. interesting to say the least @ Alpine last night. Here's how I did My first run of the year,..

I got there about 7:30, strapped in and headed to the top! The 2 runs they had were covered in hard packed "Iced Over Cement"! First go round,..? I crashed getting off the lift! (?????) Ok, obviously a bit rusty,.. got to the lip & started down,..
...crashed again less than 8 ft. from the top! Got up,.. pointed the board downslope & 2/3 rd's of the way down,..? On my ASS again!!!! WTF??

In hindsight,..? I'm thinking that maybe, just maybe ...a "sheet ice" covered Blue run was possibly not the very best choice for my shake down, inaugural 1st run of the season! Probably not the wisest choice for checking to see if I still had "My Chops" from end of last season!

The good news,.. Those were the Only falls of the night & the only injury,..? My Pride!!!! I moved over to the green run & hit it a couple of times to loosen up, check to see if any of my skills from last season remained. Once I got warmed up & shook the shakes outta' my calves. Everything went really well!! Went back to the Blue & showed it who's boss!! All in all, I had fun, even if the snow conditions were more than a little frustrating!

So let's hear from the rest of you!! Who got out yesterday!? How'd-ja Do?? How were the other local hills?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:12 AM   #2296 (permalink)
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The 2 runs they had were covered in hard packed "Iced Over Cement"! First go round,..? I crashed getting off the lift! (?????) Ok, obviously a bit rusty,.. got to the lip & started down,..
...crashed again less than 8 ft. from the top! Got up,.. pointed the board downslope & 2/3 rd's of the way down,..? On my ASS again!!!! WTF??
First couple years I snowboarded, and then after kind of hiatus during college, I was always *super* rusty on the first day of the season. It's like riding a bike, only you forgot how to ride the bike. Usually by the end of day 1 I was back in good shape though


Mt Holly -- I got there right about 3 (would've been earlier except I forgot my goggles and it was sunny so I went home to get them first. First few runs were icy. Not quite bulletproof, but really icy. After about 40 minutes they softened up a bit since there was some traffic on them. They had 3 total trails open and were only spinning the one high-speed quad chair, but it was never more than a 2-3 minute wait for a chair.

They had a few features set up: ride-on box about 1ft wide and maybe 10 ft long, a big corrugated redirect, and the shotgun rail. I was a bit hesitant to hit that rail on the first day but finally talked myself in to it, and it's just as smooth as I remember it from prior years. I had no major wipeouts but also didn't really try anything crazy yet
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I might hit that box today and see if I can pick up my boardslide where I left off at Hawk Island last season.

Crystal Mountain confirmed that they will NOT be open this weekend nor will Shanty Creek. Must be rough right along the lakeshore, none of the western hills are open save for the big players way northern LP.
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sam you should have no problem this box was literally ground-level ride-on; so low that it sketched me out.
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Well that doesn't sound very fun!

I want a review of your NOW bindings!
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Well that doesn't sound very fun!

I want a review of your NOW bindings!
Nah it's perfect for what you want to do, I just don't like features that don't force me to commit to them

As for the NOWs, I honestly wasn't even riding them with any attention to doing a review yet, but I'll try to pay more attention next time!
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