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Old 12-28-2012, 08:49 PM   #2511 (permalink)
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That shit pisses me off at the locals, crowds standing around doing nothing but in the way or the way they sit and gather in groups on the hill.


All that said, a bad day at the hill is better than a good day at work.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:31 PM   #2512 (permalink)
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The last 2 hours tonight at Highlands made up for a good deal of the shitshow at Boyne Mnt. earlier. I had that main run down to the high speed all to my self for three or four runs at the end.

Sabatoa, it was a little chunky,.. but I got a couple of "Sweet" high speed runs down it and my board just bit into that shit and FLEW!!!

Definitely my Best, fastest, most controlled runs of the whole week!! ...and of course, no one to show them off to!! I even managed a couple of regular and switch tail presses on some of the steeper runs! Hell, they were almost "Steezy"!! (...almost!!)

But of course, You get to see me slipping' n sliding on my ass with the demo boards, and crashing on the lifts!! I had fun though!! Hope we get a chance to do it again!

Thought that hamstring pull might sideline me for the night, but after those runs, I feel pretty good. Might be sore in the am. just have to wait 'n' see!

Be sure to let us know how Crystal was!
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:32 PM   #2513 (permalink)
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Is Pine Knob open on Monday (new years eve)?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:26 AM   #2514 (permalink)
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Yep pk will be open on NYE probably until midnight I think the normally do some event/ceremony to ring in the new year.
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Pine Knob - 2
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Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:27 PM   #2515 (permalink)
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Good day at Shanty, it was busy during the day but it's dropped off after 4.

It's a bit smaller than I expected but still pretty fun. They've got the woods in the park set up, sketchy and way over my skill level but it looks cool. They also have a big propane tank to jib and my personal favorite; a slope style run starting with a 5 foot kicker, kinked rainbow rail and ending with a booted that Leo and I are hitting. It's taller than me but I'm not sure the size.

Some of the runs will be more fun with some more snow.

I wouldn't make the drive up here for Schuss Mtn but if I'm already up here it's worth checking out for a change of pace.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:17 PM   #2516 (permalink)
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Yep pk will be open on NYE probably until midnight I think the normally do some event/ceremony to ring in the new year.
ok, thanks. New year's eve will be when I'm there then. I was going to go Sunday but I wouldn't have had time.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #2517 (permalink)
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Solid session at Mt. Holly today with Boardaddicktd who was in town visiting family.

Snow was good and they had 2.5 jumps, well, they had about a 10 footer in the park and on the trail next to the park, and also on that they had a transfer hit, and in the park at the bottom they had a small roller which you could pop good air from, so I guess it was like 3 jumps, but two of them only count as half each

Park line also included their 16' mailbox, shotgun rail (down), and the corrugated elbow/redirect. No boxes yet...
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:44 AM   #2518 (permalink)
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Sat. at Alpine was cool. First time out for me and my daughter. Had two missions to accomplish; one on one lesson for my daughter and try out my new NS Cobra.

My daughters lesson was great. Mike the instructor was very cool and really helped her find her edge and wieght distribution. She was fearless on any of their hills which is a great way to start a season.

The Cobra. Wow, what an upgrade this board is. Very very fast. Was awesome cutting through the crud. Was a blast to carve with. Cant wait till Im out west on some of those longer runs. Only fell once and that was my fault, almost to the bottom and got lazy by putting the board flat. Caught an edge and landed on my shoulder. And for some reason my shoulder doesnt hurt but my peck muscle is supper sore. Lots of ice and Ibu's. Getting older sucks.

Anyway, hope everyone else got to play in the little snow we got over the past week.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:51 AM   #2519 (permalink)
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Another MI rider with a cobra aye? We should ride together on our cobras.

Yea, that board is sick to carve and bomb on. Take it out to crystal mountain and play in the trees with it. That quick turning tail comes in super handy.

Crystal yesterday was crazy crowded. They also had one of the tree runs (the best one) roped off for some reason so I couldn't show Sam my favorite section. Not that it really mattered as there was still lots to do.

This is now the second time I attempted to show Sam and His wife what's up with crystal and couldn't show 100%. The crowds were so bad we completely avoided one side of the mountain.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:57 AM   #2520 (permalink)
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which run was closed off? Over there between Little Vincent/Abendroth's? The other area between LV and the Clipper chair is also decent and there's usually a jump or two coming out of the woods in to the Basin Street park area.

BTW not sure if you saw the log jib I was talking about on North Face. It's in the highlighted area in this pic, but had a thread-the-needle landing basically between a fallen tree and a tree. Gnarly I rode it out once, crashed & burned twice.
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Repping the world's smallest mountains... 2013-2014 snow days: 48

Mt. Brighton - 13
Hawk Island - 6
Mt. Holly - 5
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Boyne Mountain - 2
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
Cannonsburg - 1
Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Nub's Nob - 1
Sugar Mountain, NC - 1
Beech Mountain, NC - 1
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