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Old 01-28-2013, 10:49 AM   #2801 (permalink)
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What bindings do you have? On mine the the disc is set up with slots rather than pre-set holes. My Ride bindings were like that, too. I thought most bindings were like that these days which allows you more side-to-side placement.
Most bindings these days use preset holes. I actually hate the slot style.

The problem with burton ReFlex is that your options are severely limited. You can only make vertical adjustments. Normally you would just turn the disc 90 degrees to make horizontal adjustments. If you do that with ReFlex, you effectively render the "ReFlex" useless.


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What bindings do you have? On mine the the disc is set up with slots rather than pre-set holes. My Ride bindings were like that, too. I thought most bindings were like that these days which allows you more side-to-side placement.
Ive got the 2010/11 Cartel's. Just preset holes. There's not a lot of fore & aft adjusment either. I went from too much heel overhang to more toe than heel. Although its not as much toe as heel was over. I noticed an improvement in going toeside on this wide board since I made the adjustment.

If I turned the disks 90 degrees, I might get a bit more micro adjustment out of my stance. But I would lose the marking for my angle adjustments. I suppose I could always use marker on the boards topsheet to keep my angles? Dunno if it's worth the trouble for half an inch of stance diff.?
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #2803 (permalink)
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Well we wound up going to Bittersweet instead of Cannonsburg and are happy that we did. I hadn't been there before and even though it was crowded as fuck the layout was good enough to keep lines moving well and there were enough different runs so that none of them were busy. Seemed like a lot of the people there, especially the younger snowboarding crowd, were only there to see and be seen so the runs weren't busy at all.

They had a lot of LE snow last week and it showed. Where we live east of GR we only had a dusting on the ground but over there everything was blanketed pretty well and there was a shit ton of snow piled up from the plows along the roads. The snow at the hill was FAST compared to the shit we rode on the weekend before at Caberfae and my wife and I each had to take a couple of practice runs just to get dialed into it. But once we did we had a ton of fun. So thanks to Karp for recommending this place. We'll be back for sure.
Glad you enjoyed it. What were you wearing, I was there to.
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I'm finalizing everything for my trip to Highlands this week. I will be there next week. It will be my first time there so is there any advice you can give me about anything and everything there?
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I'm finalizing everything for my trip to Highlands this week. I will be there next week. It will be my first time there so is there any advice you can give me about anything and everything there?
What day of the week?
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I'll be getting there Mon. afternoon/evening getting checked in and then head over to Nubs for the evening. After that I'll be at Highlands Tues.-Thurs.
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I'll be getting there Mon. afternoon/evening getting checked in and then head over to Nubs for the evening. After that I'll be at Highlands Tues.-Thurs.
Cool, you shouldn't have to worry about crowds then.

http://www.boyne.com/Winter/Two_Moun...eHighlands.pdf

The Valley lift on the far left and the Interconnect and North Face lift on the far right close around 3:30p so you might want to hit them first.

Valley services a bunch of cat track width trails that wind through the trees. Depending on the condition they can be pretty fun with little rollers to pop off or icy/sketchy. No way to know until you're there.

Interconnect leads to super long, mellow runs up to a mile long. It also unloads where the North Face unloads. Right there is a warming building that has bathrooms and serves food and drinks. Between the two lifts you have access to greens, blues and a black or two. My experience is that the snow can be pretty good over there because it's really out of the way to get to so the traffic is low.

If you're into halfpipe and kickers then Challenger Terrain Park is where you'll find those, accessed via Challenger lift along with a couple steep black runs. You can also access blue Heather with a little skating from that lift.

Funland is a run with rollers and smaller kickers as well as boxes/rails. You get there from MacGully lift most easiest but Heather (the main high speed lift) can also get you there.

Little John is a green run accessed by Heather. I use that run for my speed laps. With no traffic you can get crazy fast because the run is long and you have clear line of site down the run. There's a curve about halfway through that I love taking at mach speed. It's not banked or anything but it's fun.

The blacks are steep but safe unless they're gladed or terrain parks. Both of which would be obvious by sight.
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^^ Man, thanks a lot for the info. I'll probably refer back to your post once I'm there to so thanks a ton for the help. I'll probably hit all of the above, but mainly the parks. I've never been to a place with a halfpipe, but I definitely want to check it out. Those trails in the trees sound fun so I'll have to check that out to.
btw how's the back, was sorry to hear about your injury and I wish you the best;hope you get well soon
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I fucking want to ride Highlands like a mofo now. That last video by Chomps showed a run that looked super fun.
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I fucking want to ride Highlands like a mofo now. That last video by Chomps showed a run that looked super fun.
No joke, it got me fired up to!
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