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05-25-2016 09:35 AM
essie52 Still waiting for the 2015-2016 snowboarding season to start.
02-23-2016 04:50 PM
XxGoGirlxX
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Originally Posted by essie52 View Post
I felt for the first time my boarding abilities matched my experience level.
YES ma'am thats where its at, this happened to me too this year, what an awesome feeling it is! :highfive:
02-23-2016 04:50 PM
chomps1211
That's Awesome essie!!

Totally Stoked for you!!! . I'm sure you'll find youself progressing by leaps and bounds now!!

02-23-2016 04:43 PM
essie52
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
Stoked...post up some pics of your get up...lol, elevators. Glad its working for ya.

edit...just linking the other thread for others to see some ideas

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...ml#post2642481
You absolutely rock! The boards are still on the top of the Jeep but i'll snap some pics when they come down. Again, I was truly flabbergasted by the ease at which I could get onto either edge (without pain). I felt for the first time my boarding abilities matched my experience level. Well, except getting off the lifts. I still fall about every fourth time. Usually because some wankers decide to discuss which way to go while still in the way. My falls are often a result of trying to avoid them. Left or right, it's not that hard.

Best,
E
02-23-2016 04:29 PM
wrathfuldeity Stoked...post up some pics of your get up...lol, elevators. Glad its working for ya.

edit...just linking the other thread for others to see some ideas

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...ml#post2642481
02-23-2016 04:26 PM
essie52 If you are an amputee reading this or someone with limited ROM in your ankles and having trouble getting on edge I would definitely give binding elevators a try. Made a world of difference for me!

Best,
E
02-20-2016 03:18 PM
essie52 Sorry I have not been that active this year. Due to the unseasonably warm weather and lack of snowfall there has not been much of a season.

With that said, we went out today (until temps hit 55 F) and had fun.

I do have a physics-ish question: Should I put lifts under my bindings? Wait, wait, wait.... hear me out.....

First, oard feel is irrelevant since one side is fake and the other has diminished feeling. I could run over a skunk and, minus the smell, not notice.

Second, after a day on the snow my stump usually has a good sized deep bruise on the distal front side from where my bone bridge and tibia pressure into my socket on heel side. It's not much pressure/pain but enough to make me dread a heel side stop.

My thought is lifts would increase the COG allowing me onto heelside/toeside with less force. I'm just not sure if the manufactured ones are tall enough to make a difference (or if my thought processes is even correct). Any thoughts?

Best,
E
02-03-2016 06:46 PM
chomps1211
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"Rain, rain, go away..." Wow. 1.5" rain today. Only small (tiny) amounts of snow in the forecast. I don't see the smaller mountains (the ones that managed to open this season) being able to hold out much longer.

Was hoping to get to Loon (NH) this weekend but wondering if it's worth it.....

On the plus side, I have not gained my normal 3-4lbs "ski" season weight from the copious amounts of lodge food and drink.

Anyone who has snow want to host a marvelous, smart, horrifically sarcastic couple for February break?

Essie
Yeah,.. It's bad here in SE MI also. Hey,.. Airfare to CO is cheap. You could always follow me out west the week of the 22nd.
02-03-2016 06:30 PM
essie52 "Rain, rain, go away..." Wow. 1.5" rain today. Only small (tiny) amounts of snow in the forecast. I don't see the smaller mountains (the ones that managed to open this season) being able to hold out much longer.

Was hoping to get to Loon (NH) this weekend but wondering if it's worth it.....

On the plus side, I have not gained my normal 3-4lbs "ski" season weight from the copious amounts of lodge food and drink.

Anyone who has snow want to host a marvelous, smart, horrifically sarcastic couple for February break?

Essie
02-02-2016 12:42 PM
XxGoGirlxX
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Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
find your inner Craig.
(Kelly)

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in snowboarding that has been called the A-frame stance since forever, it's actually a really powerful, solid position. forward angles, back foot canted forward help bring the back knee forward locked in behind the front.
My daughter is doing this frequently while riding ( first season age 7), I thought it was a problem when I saw her stance with back knee knocked forward rather than both knees out. Luckily as far as I got was pointing it out to my husband... so I am guessing it is not something we should correct... ?

@essie52 you are such a great example! "if Essie can brave it, I can "
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