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Old 03-10-2014, 09:57 AM   #5151 (permalink)
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Yeah, thought as much. I have to skip work for a pm session.

What about Sat or Sun this weekend? I can do Holly or PK whichever you prefer. Lmk if you might b up for that. (...maybe drag Leo's imaginary, disappearing ass out as well!) lol!
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Gunning for Sunday AM, could do Holly or PK.

Saturday afternoon/evening we have some plans so I don't want to rush it.
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I saw the pic of ice on the knee. What happened exactly? I tried picturing a 4 point landing and all I could imagine was you landing on your hands and knees?
Ahhhh... they had this flat-down box at the top of slopestyle course. The ramp to it was a little bit lippier than I'd prefer but I'd been hitting it on Friday and on Saturday and it wasn't a big deal. Decided to gap the flat portion which is not a big deal for me, there is a much bigger flat-down that I gap at Brighton occasionally, and one about this size at Pine Knob.

Near as I can recollect, I rode out the entire (or nearly the entire) box. My board must've slipped out towards the end.

Jon was following me. He said it looked like I came up short on the gap, which might explain it. If my tail hit the flat part instead of the down part, board probably wobbled a bit instead of setting down nice and even on the box, I probably tried tocompensate for it and just slipped out.

Honestly I had no idea what happened, I thought I was in the clear it but next thing I know, yeah, both knees and hands and probably face hit the snow.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:48 PM   #5154 (permalink)
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sounds painful dave, nothing a few more 24 oz's can't cure. i am finishing off one last beverage before i hit the sack. have a few buddies already up at crystal where it reached almost 50 degrees! they said it was a bit mashy but they were having fun. high is 38 tomorrow than gets cold on Wednesday only 18. will be there till friday, if anyone is heading up, let me know.

added a pair of lime green quattro's to the machete. hopefully if anything else, it will save a seriously bruised ass...
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Pineknob, 44, totally deserted, snow is groomed and soft as hell! :-)
Hard to complain about a day that starts with conditions like this and a couple hours of snowboarding before work.

Tomorrow sounds like it'll be a little miserable with the 30+ mph wind even with the fresh snow! I'll probably take a pass tomorrow, but Thursday,.....?
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I'm not sure if it has a name,... Basically doing a nose press ( regular and switch ) and rotating the board 90 to the slope. Sliding on the heelside tip of the board while holding the press at 90 to the fall line.

If I was doing this on a box or rail it would be a "boardslide?" Is that right? Is it called anything particular when done just sliding down the groomer? Or is it JAB? (...Just Another Butter?)

I only managed twice to get a tiny (...lame) little ollie out to straight, but I was holding the pressed 90 rotated position for quite a fair distance.
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Tomorrow sounds like it'll be a little miserable with the 30+ mph wind even with the fresh snow!
The high winds are slated to taper off late morning/early afternoon. I plan on hitting up Alpine from 4-close. I'll take whatever I can get at this point!
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Was weighing the option of possibly riding tomorrow but after this rain it's gonna be shit until the snow is done falling, and I can probably only get out in the morning. Knee still recovering but up around the 75% mark today, so probably should just hold off for Friday and Sunday.

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I'm not sure if it has a name,... Basically doing a nose press ( regular and switch ) and rotating the board 90 to the slope. Sliding on the heelside tip of the board while holding the press at 90 to the fall line.

If I was doing this on a box or rail it would be a "boardslide?" Is that right? Is it called anything particular when done just sliding down the groomer? Or is it JAB? (...Just Another Butter?)

I only managed twice to get a tiny (...lame) little ollie out to straight, but I was holding the pressed 90 rotated position for quite a fair distance.
Indeed, yeah it would be a boardslide or a noseslide. On the ground IDK what I'd call it... if you did a 180 over the nose then it's a nose roll 180 or something like that, but I know what you're saying just tweaking on the nose. In longboarding I think they call that a nose blunt, maybe same on snow I'm not sure. But whatever you call it...

If you are just rolling back to revert in to your normal forward stance, here's your next steps:

Now you can take that whatever-you-wanna-call-it and "pop" a revert out of it , or pop the remaining 90 degrees to your switch stance (both of these are fairly easy) or more advanced step is to pop 270 out of it. I actually just learned that the other day, and then took that to the boxes so it became boardslide 270 out.

but they're fun. Just be warned: you can definitely catch an edge on the flat land tricks. (and you thought those days were behind you!)
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Damn!!! Sitting here waiting to start work and decided to check the PK web cams. Absolutely nobody on the runs. The park however was crowded as fuck??? (...naturally, large gaggles of kids sitting on their asses at the top!)


Anybody gonna head out tomorrow? (...Tonight?). I'm thinking I might go for another am sesh before the weekend warm up. Website is reporting 7-8 inches of new snow. It'll all be ridden n groomed flat by tomorrow, but it's enough new stuff to sufficiently cover the block of ice that will be the base after the deep freeze tonight.

It'll be good to ride some fresh firm groomers before getting back to the slush.
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Crystal was 45 degrees Tuesday and after 50 degrees monday, you can imagine ... it was soft and mashy until the temps started falling then it turned to corn. Mixed feelings on these conditions because everything is a lot slower but also softer so landing on my ass didn't hurt nearly as much. Trying to 50/50 any boxes was a bit disappointing because after a few speed checks, I felt like a was never going to reach the end.

Today, temps were in the low teens, with bluebird skies. After the first few runs on hard pack, it started to loosen up a bit. Managed with decent speed to 50/50 the dance floor, 50/50 the short ride on fun box then half assed a board slide on the long/down box all in one run. Caveat - board slide was purely accidental as my approach kinda sucked and I found myself almost 90 degrees, put all my weight to my front foot and pin my board to it. Sometimes accidents are pretty cool! Then my youngest son Maddox, does the same thing on a pair skis with much more speed and style than me and makes me look like an @$$...

the best line of the day "dad your trying really hard, but you need more speed. don't kill yourself though, because you are getting' kind of old." To Maddox, my 7 year old who has huge brass balls i wish i had, a 2 finger, double barrel salute.

also managed to work on switch riding, 180 front/backside flats on the backside of the mountain. some nice blues that turn into greens with no one around so when I bail, no harm done. can now ride switch at a good clip down blues pretty much in total control.

reports are we got between 6-10" of fresh at home, any truth to that? never thought I would be up north at crystal and be jealous of riding pk, Brighton or holly'

we love this place! mtf

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