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Old 09-26-2011, 10:54 AM   #961 (permalink)
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Yea I just ask because my friends and I are thinking of buying a bungee but this powderpak stuff seems sweet, opens up more options now lol
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:04 AM   #962 (permalink)
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with the banshee you really only need a few inches of snow. As long as there's like 2" on the ground you can shovel enough of it around to make a nice run-in to any ground feature you can think of. But yes, if you had a strip of powderpak for those days in November or March when there's no snow, it would certainly open up some more possibilities for you.

If you do get the Bungee just make sure it gets proper maintenance as the rubber tends to degrade over time and with exposure to the cold and moisture which is inevitable.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:54 AM   #963 (permalink)
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Just as a suggestion... One thing to do to get more snow that we used to do, besides shoveling, was to lay a tarp or plywood out on the ground.

When it snows you can carry the board/tarp and use it to spill the snow into your desired area.

One other thing we used to do, which requires a truck though... is to drive to the mall or a large parking lot and shovel a truckfull of snow from their "plow piles" and take it to wherever you need.

Just some options for when it snows, but only a couple inches and you don't feel like dragging a shovel all across your yard.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:29 PM   #964 (permalink)
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good idea for the tarp/board. Never thought of that. In the winter I wish I had a truck for this purpose...
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Hawk Island - 6
Mt. Holly - 5
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Boyne Mountain - 2
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
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Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Nub's Nob - 1
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:16 PM   #965 (permalink)
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EDIT: riding the setup on Sunday afternoon... if anyone in metro-D area is interested LMK.

@Workman - no idea how much it cost Jon to put that together but I know that Powderpak material runs $4/sf... The 15' rail put him back $600 but he's had it for 3 years now so he's gotten his money's worth out of that. The rest was just lumber & labor, but I'd say he's easily in a few grand.
Hope you guys have fun. I've got surgery tomorrow on that ankle so I'm out for a while. Should be back in time for snow though.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:44 PM   #966 (permalink)
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this was our astro turf drop in. Yes I need to add HDPE to the box but it still worked.



we are buying banshee bungee this year to use on this box instead of the drop in, a little safer, my kids can be accident prone
** you can see the box in the far right corner **
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:47 PM   #967 (permalink)
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Thanks Guys!! Super Pumped to finally get the chance to use this stuff! I love all of the talk about bungees and how to pile up the snow! I have a good feeling we are going to use all of the suggestions this year!!

If you end up getting a bungee, spend the extra few bucks to get the longer bungee. If you want it shorter, you can just tie it up and use the length you want. I think they are worth every penny, and the options are endless with them. We went to a parking lot with a rail, tied the bungee to a car tire and jammed the rail for a good couple of hours. The tire was the ancher point!!

Hopefully some good pics and vids will come!! Thanks again, JON T
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Some local guys went to one of our indoor ice rinks and asked if they could have the shavings from the Zamboni.
They loaded up their truck, dumped it in their yard, instant snow....
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:43 AM   #969 (permalink)
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wow-looks like the 2011-12 thread is fully underway and we haven't even had frost yet!!! gotta love our Michigan thread! dave, looks like i should be able to dip outta work this wknd 4 the rail sesh. hit me up with the day/time and i should be able to get someone to cover me. work at the marina is slowing down!
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:25 PM   #970 (permalink)
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Hey Jon, ever think about doing a foam pit with the Powder pak setup?
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