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08-31-2011 02:00 AM
rileyshred4ev the bindings that broke in the cold were ride bindings and yes it was probably a manufacturing defect but it gets really really fucking cold where I live -30 to -40 is like the usual and when it's that cold the bindings do become less flexible in areas
07-23-2011 05:54 PM
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I went snowboarding last season one day at a local spot and was wearing a shit ton of layers a super thick bala and everything and was actually pretty comfortable just had to go back to the car n warm up every 10 minutes now that I think of it im suprised my bindings held up, saskatchewan is really fucking cold but union bindings are really fucking tough i guess
If your bindings broke because the cold weakened them, they'd have to be the worst bindings in the world. Or a manufacturing defect. A really weird manufacturing defect.
07-23-2011 05:32 PM
rileyshred4ev I went snowboarding last season one day at a local spot and was wearing a shit ton of layers a super thick bala and everything and was actually pretty comfortable just had to go back to the car n warm up every 10 minutes now that I think of it im suprised my bindings held up, saskatchewan is really fucking cold but union bindings are really fucking tough i guess
07-23-2011 03:15 PM
Ttam I dont think it got that cold down here. I think we were in the negatives maybe once or twice with a wicked wind chill but being in SoCal we dont usually have to worry about the cold too much. We usually accept cold with open arms.
07-23-2011 10:01 AM
Bones -20 to -25C before windchill is relatively normal around here.

Below -25C requires a re-think on layering, masks, gloves, etc. but it can be comfortable with a bit of planning (more gondola, less chair, more sheltered runs, etc.) and usually less crowded.

For me though, below -35C isn't worth spending for lift tickets. If I'm already there, can't put it off until the next day and can't get a refund, then I'll do some runs, but otherwise....meh
07-23-2011 09:35 AM
onel0wcubn I was in breck in 08 for the dew tour in December.. cold as ice.. i think it was near -40 with the wind.. not fun for me. definitely wasn't prepared for that.
07-23-2011 08:03 AM
aiidoneus I've been out in -25C that felt like -30C with the wind chill. The only thing that sucks is any tiny gap in your gear (the tiny space between the helmet and goggles) feels so damn cold when the wind gets in.
07-23-2011 02:48 AM
linvillegorge When it gets below -20F or so, the snow gets so damn sticky that I usually bail due to shitty riding conditions before I bail because I get too cold.

When it's that cold, even cold weather wax leaves you sticking to the snow like it's fly paper.
07-20-2011 01:31 PM
HoboMaster Coldest I've ridden was around -15F with -30F windchill. They actually put up a sign at the lift to check for frostbite because people were getting their faces blasted on the way up. The temperature itself isn't so bad, what makes it fucking cold is the wind. The pow that day was worth risking the frostbite though
07-20-2011 12:48 PM
Arnaud It depends on the humidity and the wind, but below -25c you wouldn`t sit on a chair lift.
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