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post #3611 of 6348 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 08:05 AM
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Sounds awesome Chomps. If I didn't have to be here today I'd make the drive up there for it! Hopefully I can find some fresh stuff at Crystal on Sunday if I can get there early enough.

I'm in limbo regarding what I'm going to do Friday night. I'm about 50 percent as to whether I'm going to make the hike over to Holly for the night session.
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Sounds awesome Chomps. If I didn't have to be here today I'd make the drive up there for it! Hopefully I can find some fresh stuff at Crystal on Sunday if I can get there early enough.

I'm in limbo regarding what I'm going to do Friday night. I'm about 50 percent as to whether I'm going to make the hike over to Holly for the night session.
As oppposed to another place or not riding at all?

If it's the later, the answer is always to ride. Especially this late in the game when it's still so good.

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As oppposed to another place or not riding at all?

If it's the later, the answer is always to ride. Especially this late in the game when it's still so good.
Well the issue is my strained groin, which refuses to heal properly. It takes it 3 or 4 days to recoup after riding before I'm ready to ride again. I did only one weekend of multiple-day riding this year up at Boyne and it wasn't a good idea. I want to make the most of my day Sunday, you know.
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OK no MTH for me tonight Dave. Since we have sitters over the wife and I are going out for sushi.

In other news, my new Capos arrived today. Got them mounted and I guess I'll see how they ride. They seem a bit stiffer than my old Missions, but not overwhelmingly so. I suppose the true test will be riding them.
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OK no MTH for me tonight Dave. Since we have sitters over the wife and I are going out for sushi.

In other news, my new Capos arrived today. Got them mounted and I guess I'll see how they ride. They seem a bit stiffer than my old Missions, but not overwhelmingly so. I suppose the true test will be riding them.
The chassis of the Capos should be significantly stiffer.

If these don't do the trick for you flex-wise, you're gonna be stuck with El-Hefe or Rome Targas.


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Crystal was really good yesterday. I'd say in general the conditions were even better than they were St. Paddy's day weekend. They pretty much groomed over everything, including the moguls on Thor and Wally's. Steeps were showing less ice than the previous weekend, with the exception of Gorge which looked just plain scary, even from a distance. It was clear that they had really gotten a lot of new nice snow the last week, even after a couple of clear days with no additional snow. Still some powdery spots left here and there in the trees, but I only went in and out of the edges so there may have been more I didn't see.

If anyone gets a chance, get the hell up there. They're supposed to get more snow this week as well. Yesterday felt more like mid-February than late March. It's completely awesome. I will probably be there again Saturday with the fam.

As for the new binders, a big thanks to Leo on the recommendation for those Capos. I'll admit I was a bit hesitant to assume they'd make much difference until I actually rode them. Not only were they WAY more responsive than my old Missions, but they were super comfortable. I didn't realize how uncomfortable my old ones were until I rode these. Didn't have to tighten them down nearly as much and the toe straps were amazing. My left knee didn't hurt at the end of the day like it usually does as well.

My only two gripes on them are minor. One, for most of the day they were a bitch strapping into, with the ankle strap constantly getting in the way stepping in (I strap in standing up). The system they have put in there supposedly to avoid this problem this year doesn't work that great, at least at first. But by the end of the day the memory of the straps improved and it got better. They may have just needed breaking in.

Secondly, I am slightly concerned on the long time durability of the straps. Not necessarily the toe cap like Leo had mentioned to me, but the actual ladders. The ladder on my back ankle strap is looking a bit chewed up after only 7 hours of riding.

Still, these were small gripes compared to the positives. I'm pretty happy with this purchase at this point. Now I will end this rambling fucking post. Good day, sirs (and madams).

Edit: I wanted to mention that the improved responsiveness of the new binders made the blues on the Ridge that I previously struggled with feel easy. And I did Loki without too many problems, which is a marked improvement for me.
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I went to Cannonsburg on Sunday for their last day. They had plenty of snow but it wasn't very good, basically full on ice crystals. My son kicked some butt skiing so that was cool, but this means I need to hunt for a deal on a kids setup for next year. Need to get him into lessons next year though, he'll be almost 5 at the start of the season so hopefully he will do it. I also decided I am getting some new boots and a regular width board...currently have 11.5 Burton Moto boots (prior to shrink tech or what ever) and a NS Legacy. Found some K2 size 11 boots that fit great, but want to hunt for the smallest profile boot I can. Talking to the guys at Marhar and thinking about getting an Archaic....we shall see!
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Trapper, contact ride ad ask for spare parts. That way you're set for next season. Just say you booked a trip somewhere for next season and you want to be prepared.


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Trapper, contact ride ad ask for spare parts. That way you're set for next season. Just say you booked a trip somewhere for next season and you want to be prepared.
Done, but I didn't lie outright about having a tip booked. Just used the phrase "when I'm out west next season" which I tentatively will be. We'll see what they say; I've read the bad things about their customer service on this forum but I'll remain optimistic for now. Thanks again for another good tip. I owe you.
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Hey there fella's! Here is a brief edit from the week up @ highlands. I wanted to post this one because it shows a run I did down the narrow gully with the line of lift towers on Amy's run. In the flat light you can't really see how bumped up it is, but it was damn near a "Mogul" run!
Critiques welcome! (Not making excuses, ...just remember, this was my first time using a pole mount for the GP! It was distracting & throwing me off a little bit!)



I didn't get any footage from the day before with the Deep POW, but if you notice near the end of this clip, where it is up to my knees? There were places the previous day, where I was riding shit UP TO MY THIGHS!!! It was "Fukin' Awesome!!!" Absolutely the BEST snow I've ridden since strapping on a board!

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