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Old 12-14-2012, 10:25 AM   #2431 (permalink)
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I hope the hills open during the day soon. I want to get a weekday session in.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:37 AM   #2432 (permalink)
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The weather is working against us on that one my man.

Speaking of softgoods...

Here's my personal review for you Michigan guys.

So I got a couple pants, a couple jackets. They're all Oakley, I got good deals on them. I made it a point to match jacket and pant brands so that I could take advantage of the storm skirt because I inevitable slide down the hill on my ass and I hate getting snow up my jacket (and then down my pants).

Welp, snap in powder skirts don't work so well for that purpose. I was working on trying to spray last night and washed out a few times, one of which a ton of snow went right up the ol' jacket despite being snapped up.

So while I love my jackets and pants, I think a zip up storm skirt is a better choice *if* you're trying to keep snow out of your jacket from sliding down the hill. Maybe it works just fine for powder (as it's made for..) but for what I need it for it doesn't quite do the job.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:56 AM   #2433 (permalink)
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The weather is working against us on that one my man.

Speaking of softgoods...

Here's my personal review for you Michigan guys.

So I got a couple pants, a couple jackets. They're all Oakley, I got good deals on them. I made it a point to match jacket and pant brands so that I could take advantage of the storm skirt because I inevitable slide down the hill on my ass and I hate getting snow up my jacket (and then down my pants).

Welp, snap in powder skirts don't work so well for that purpose. I was working on trying to spray last night and washed out a few times, one of which a ton of snow went right up the ol' jacket despite being snapped up.

So while I love my jackets and pants, I think a zip up storm skirt is a better choice *if* you're trying to keep snow out of your jacket from sliding down the hill. Maybe it works just fine for powder (as it's made for..) but for what I need it for it doesn't quite do the job.
Have you ever tried the pants/jackets that zip together? I have burton pants and jacket and if I zip them together and use the powder skirt over top of that it works good.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:59 AM   #2434 (permalink)
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Have you ever tried the pants/jackets that zip together? I have burton pants and jacket and if I zip them together and use the powder skirt over top of that it works good.
I haven't but I'm sure I will choose a zip up system the next time I get some gear. I hate getting snow up my back.
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I haven't but I'm sure I will choose a zip up system the next time I get some gear. I hate getting snow up my back.
Yea I hate that to. I don't really have a problem with it anymore since I can zip my pants to my jacket. Not having a wet butt makes snowboarding much more enjoyable.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #2436 (permalink)
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Good day at Highlands today. They've opened up more runs, I think they're up to 15 now. Basically Little John through Camelot is open.

I can tell they're going to put in a pipe this season but it won't be open for a while.

Most importantly, no rain so far.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:09 PM   #2437 (permalink)
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Good day at Highlands today,..

...Most importantly, no rain so far.
Glad to hear that!!! I saw the forecast's for the area & thought you'd be heading up there for a weekend of shit like I did.

Glad somebody here's getting a few good turns in!! (...I hit PK Thurs eve., not great, but not F'ing awful either!)

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #2438 (permalink)
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Welp, it went downhill fast. By 3:30 I was tapped out and as I was leaving the rain came. Pretty decent rain too

Hopefully it doesn't stick around, tomorrow should be interesting.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:23 PM   #2439 (permalink)
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I haven't but I'm sure I will choose a zip up system the next time I get some gear. I hate getting snow up my back.
Stop wearing that damn cotton Hawk Island shirt underneath and the snow up your butt won't bother you as much... oh, I mean back, sorry.
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Stop wearing that damn cotton Hawk Island shirt underneath and the snow up your butt won't bother you as much... oh, I mean back, sorry.
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