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Old 09-03-2013, 01:45 PM   #3871 (permalink)
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I'm ready. Impatiently waiting for snow...



That always looks fun but I can't be getting involved in something where a little pebble will fark my shiat up.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #3872 (permalink)
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That always looks fun but I can't be getting involved in something where a little pebble will fark my shiat up.
Yeah, that happens considerably more on a short board. Fucking pebbles the size of an ant's dick used to send me head over heels. Longboard wheels being much bigger -- and I don't even have "big" wheels at 62mm (where 75 or even 80mm is not uncommon) -- will roll over almost anything that would've stopped me short on a regular skateboard.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:01 AM   #3873 (permalink)
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What luck that camera was RIGHT there!

This weekend a couple neighbor kids were on Ripsticks and my son wanted to try so they let him and he did ok I guess for being 4. So then I go to get on one and the kids are like "It's really hard. You're going to hurt yourself!" A little worried because I have never rode one, jump on it and shed that thing with no problem . I figured snowboarding would help with it, but didn't think it would have been that easy. Gave it back to the kids and they were surprised an adult could ride it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:00 AM   #3874 (permalink)
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Not sure if it was mentioned that Caberfae was doing this, this year......

OPEN BACKCOUNTRY TERRAIN

Caberfae now offers the only backcountry terrain in the Lower Peninsula! Take warning as there is no lift access, no grooming and no snowmaking, so enter at your own risk! It’s just you and Mother Nature, plenty of untracked snow & Pure Michigan!
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #3875 (permalink)
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Not sure if it was mentioned that Caberfae was doing this, this year......

OPEN BACKCOUNTRY TERRAIN

Caberfae now offers the only backcountry terrain in the Lower Peninsula! Take warning as there is no lift access, no grooming and no snowmaking, so enter at your own risk! Itís just you and Mother Nature, plenty of untracked snow & Pure Michigan!
I wonder if its right off Smiling Irishman. There's a steep drop that looked like it was in process of clearing a couple seasons ago
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I wonder if its right off Smiling Irishman. There's a steep drop that looked like it was in process of clearing a couple seasons ago
That's always been open as far as I know. I was wondering if it was going to be the steeper stuff more off the backside of the peaks, hell of a hike out though.
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That's always been open as far as I know. I was wondering if it was going to be the steeper stuff more off the backside of the peaks, hell of a hike out though.
No, not I-75 more towards the back, like you said.

I was talking to Leo about it, he's speculating the back side of the south peak. I'd be done after one hike. lol
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No, not I-75 more towards the back, like you said.

I was talking to Leo about it, he's speculating the back side of the south peak. I'd be done after one hike. lol
Bring beer and stop halfway back.
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I asked Caberfae where it would be, this was the response;

" We are opening up the terrain to the east of North Peak. As you come down Smiling Irishmen, it is the area to the right. There are about 5 to 7 different runs/glades covering approximately 25 acres. There will be no snowmaking or grooming or lift access. However, the NE exposure allows the area to hold a ton of natural snow. You can access the area from the North Peak Chair and then skate or hike out to the Shelter Chair."

That's the area I was thinking of, right off smiling Irishman.
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People already ride that anyways don't they?
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