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03-18-2014 07:25 AM
dsciulli19
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Originally Posted by lab49232 View Post
100% agreed. I feel like people think it makes them look more committed or something to the sport. But in reality if you're resort riding it makes no sense to me to even have one. Instead, these people often come across to me as trying to use them as style or image. In reality there's no need to constantly drink water all day, you're just gonna need to take more bathroom breaks which is slower than stopping for a drink every few hours. I'd love to hear from people who constantly wear them as to why because to me it just doesn't make sense.

Where I usually ride (poconos, PA) the break areas are usually crowded and a pain in the ass to get from the slopes to the tables without wading through a bunch people. Especially when I have to put my board in a rack where it might get stolen or wait in line to check my board at the complementary board check. I HATE down time during the day unless I'm relaxing and eating my lunch for a few minutes. A small pack allows me to carry my water, snacks, a dry pair of socks in case mine get wet for some reason, glove liners, and an extra layer to throw on when it gets cool. My dakine bag is a bit larger and has room for my lunch; this is AWESOME when riding outside of the smaller mountains in PA, like VT or out west. When there are 1000's of acres to ride, you may not be near your locker/car/restaurant when you decide it's time to eat. If you have your lunch with you, you can find the nearest bench or warming hut, throw down your lunch, relax for a minute, and get back in the snow without dropping $10 for a gatorade. In PA, the larger (but still small) bag with my lunch in it prevents me from walking the ~mile or so out to the car and back and saves me time. It's all personal preference, but I can tell you it's DEFINITELY not for style and is very functional.
03-18-2014 06:02 AM
Dago91
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Every time I read about resort riding hydration I was wondering don't you guys have tabs...? We've about a 1:1 lift:restaurant/bar ratio, if thirsty a tab is only steps away from the lift.
Only thing I like to carry is a thermos with hot sweet tea on pow days I have a backpack anyway but more for sugar intake than for hydration
Neni coming from the US I can tell you that that we don't have tabs. That is one great thing about Swiss resorts IMO. I think the reason is the size of the mtn compared to most in the US.. Everything is normally at the bottom.
03-18-2014 03:34 AM
francium If I'm riding off piste I use a ortovox freerider 18, all my avi stuff fits in I carry a 1l hydration pack in it and it has a built in back protector. Great bit of kit.
03-13-2014 11:40 AM
DiggerXJ I ride with a camelbak charge 10lr and it's on the line of being too big. I never liked riding with any kind of backpack but after every long day I'm thankful I have it. Never have to stop for anything!
03-13-2014 09:53 AM
tanscrazydaisy With the nipple freezing up all the time... it's annoying. I had a camelback on that does hold a snowboard....

but, I use my more compact one, that i used to use for mountain biking.... and wear it under my jacket.
03-13-2014 09:48 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by Argo View Post
Never have a need for hydration packs or backpacks unless I ride side/back country. I just don't get it. just grab a cup of water from the tap. There are water faucets all over the place. I hate having extra shit hanging on my back...
Every time I read about resort riding hydration I was wondering don't you guys have tabs...? We've about a 1:1 lift:restaurant/bar ratio, if thirsty a tab is only steps away from the lift.
Only thing I like to carry is a thermos with hot sweet tea on pow days I have a backpack anyway but more for sugar intake than for hydration
03-13-2014 06:08 AM
MelC Camelbak Zoid but too small to fit much more than a wallet a tool and maybe a neck gaitor. I never used to carry one but in the last year and this winter particularly my dehydration levels have spiked. I now need to drink something at least every hour when I am out boarding and it is a lot of time wasted if I have to go in. However I have a question for regular users. Is it normal practice for lifties to make you remove one arm from the harness when you go up? I have a disfunctional shoulder and find this very hard to manage. My regular hill is mixed on this but I have had at least one embarassing stop the chairlift argument. Headed to Breckenridge next week and wondered what it was like there. The bag is small enough to wear inside a jacket but not without giving me a quasimodo appearance I would rather avoid.
03-13-2014 04:22 AM
PorkCereal I use one on occasion, I just don't want too unhook, Wade through people lurking in lodges to get a sip. I could get 2 more runs in by just carrying a little pack. I'm going to try the small flex bottles in the pants leg next time. At least until I bust one.
03-12-2014 08:06 PM
ksup3erb Its a physiological thing. I ride better by staying hydrated. Nothing to do with style, I wear mine I side my jacket anyway.
03-12-2014 08:01 PM
lab49232
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Originally Posted by Argo View Post
Never have a need for hydration packs or backpacks unless I ride side/back country. I just don't get it. just grab a cup of water from the tap. There are water faucets all over the place. I hate having extra shit hanging on my back...
100% agreed. I feel like people think it makes them look more committed or something to the sport. But in reality if you're resort riding it makes no sense to me to even have one. Instead, these people often come across to me as trying to use them as style or image. In reality there's no need to constantly drink water all day, you're just gonna need to take more bathroom breaks which is slower than stopping for a drink every few hours. I'd love to hear from people who constantly wear them as to why because to me it just doesn't make sense.
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