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Old 12-31-2012, 12:13 PM   #2521 (permalink)
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If that is the lift where we kept hitting that hip and trying to get to the drop down then I don't think he saw that log. We was looking for it and thought he saw it on another lift, again if I'm guessing which lift this is right.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:19 PM   #2522 (permalink)
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Would love to meet up with some of you guys. I head out to Seattle on the 12th and wont be back till the 17th. Baker one day, Stevens one day then back to which ever one me and my buddies liked the best on the third.

So more than likely I wont be at a Michigan park until later this month. Crystal is a bit of a drive, but not out of the question. If im going to drive longer would much rather meet up with one of you guys so you can show me the good spots.

Im hoping to hit PK and holly in Feb. Even thinking about doing a quick hitter to Snowshoe WV in Feb/Mar. Wouldnt mind going with a couple buddies for that one.

As far as the Cobra, That board has got to be sick in powder. Im old, fat and lazy and the ease of carving is pure heaven. My last board was two inches bigger and the Cobra makes me feel like im on a Surf board compared. And that was on ice with a couple inches fluff.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:02 PM   #2523 (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.
That is the one I was seeing. There's a small piece sticking up at the end where it is broken right? It's like a couple splinters sticking out. Decently long log. Yea, if that's the one, the landing area made me say noo ma'am.

The run that was closed was the one before the run that leads to those barrel bonks (which btw are no longer bonkable currently). It's where you and I were starting our tree runs when we rode together.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:19 PM   #2524 (permalink)
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That is the one I was seeing. There's a small piece sticking up at the end where it is broken right? It's like a couple splinters sticking out. Decently long log. Yea, if that's the one, the landing area made me say noo ma'am.
Yeah... there's a decent sized tree to your left on dismount, and immediately in front of that tree was a busted off splintered stump about 6" diameter, about 2ft tall. The arbor survived a base-first assault on that stump LOL.

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Would love to meet up with some of you guys. I head out to Seattle on the 12th and wont be back till the 17th.
Enjoy the Pac/NW I gotta try and get out that way one of these years... Crystal is a bit of a hike for most of us too, I think mostly people in this thread ride Mt Holly and/or Pine Knob with the occasional stint to Alpine Valley.

I'm tentative for the UP in late January but they are not off to a good start, so we may nix that and head east to Ellicottville, NY (Holimont, Holiday Valley) or maybe down towards 7 Springs in PA, or *possibly* Snowshoe, but TBH if I'm cancelling a 10hr drive to the UP I'm probably not keen to drive 10 hrs to WV when I can get to NY or PA in 6

Stay in touch here when you get back and I'm sure we'll be able to hook up with a few of us at least once!
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:40 PM   #2525 (permalink)
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Yeah... there's a decent sized tree to your left on dismount, and immediately in front of that tree was a busted off splintered stump about 6" diameter, about 2ft tall. The arbor survived a base-first assault on that stump LOL.
oh yeah, that's definitely the one we saw. Man, I was lost
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #2526 (permalink)
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I posted this question in the board area & they suggested coming here...

If anyone is from Michigan & they can direct me towards a shop that does demos OR a resort, then that would be great too. I missed the demo day at Crystal mt by one day on our vacation, bummed me out! Not having any luck finding a good demo sourse. I'm in the Metro Detroit area & board in the Boyne upper michigan area.

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I posted this question in the board area & they suggested coming here...

If anyone is from Michigan & they can direct me towards a shop that does demos OR a resort, then that would be great too. I missed the demo day at Crystal mt by one day on our vacation, bummed me out! Not having any luck finding a good demo sourse. I'm in the Metro Detroit area & board in the Boyne upper michigan area.

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Saw your other post, thought I'd wait & see if you were going to check in here! I don't know of any shops in the metro or surrounding area that rent or demo boards! I was interested in finding something like that myself, but no luck.

Leo, Dave, or Sabatoa might have more info on that possibility than I do as I'm still pretty new & learning the sport.

I did hear from the Burton rep @ the (small promo) Boyne Demo Day this weekend that in Feb They will be having a Huge Demo day. I think it's called Feb. SnowFest or some such. More Reps to attend and Burton will have a LOT more boards there than they did at this one. Best bet is to call or check their web site! (Boyne's & maybe Burton's.)

You do any riding local? Pine Knob, Mt. Holly, Alpine, etc?
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Just checked the Boyne web site. My Bad! The Feb, 2013 event is for Burton only & is called,..

Burton Mountain Festival
February 15-17, 2013.

Might be worth a look if you're into Burton gear!
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Ironically, I called Burton the other day & they informed me of this. I was hoping to find another sooner & with more reps. I really blew it missing the Shanty Creek & Crystal Mt Demo days last weekend. I was hoping that they'd have another this weekend at one of the other resorts, but doesn't seem to be. Maybe someone else will check in here & give us a surprise...
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Just checked the Boyne web site. My Bad! The Feb, 2013 event is for Burton only & is called,..

Burton Mountain Festival
February 15-17, 2013.

Might be worth a look if you're into Burton gear!
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The one you just missed at CM and one at Boyne last week (Burton, K2 and Rome)... then there's the Burton one at Boyne in February... unfortunately that's all that I really hear about in MI. There's a huge demo/trade show the week prior to this Burton thing in February but it's industry/invite only.

Marhar Snowboards out of Grand Rapids will probably do a few demo days (just them) at Cannonsburg and Caberfae. They might make it back to Mt. Holly later in the winter like they did last year, too. I haven't heard anything definitive yet but I'd be surprised if they don't do at least a few.

The only other company aside from Marhar (which is local) and Burton (which is huge) that puts much presence around MI resorts is Rome but I don't think they do any demos, mostly they just sponsor rail jams and other events.

Any particular boards you're interested in, or did you just want to get a chance to try out as many as you can?
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Hawk Island - 6
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Mt. Tolle - 3
Boyne Mountain - 2
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
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