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03-09-2011 04:46 PM
photohunts Not sure if I was just imagining it, but Park City had some groomed blacks when I went last month. The black right off of Bonanza lift was groomed, meaning it had moguls the day before and were gone the next. The blacks on the front bowl leading to the base (silver king, etc) were groomed, too. I built up scary speed on the steepest portions, but just had to keep going. I learned that going on too much on one edge to slow down/stop will usually start a very long side skid down the run. Sounds like you had a blast on your trip.
03-09-2011 02:40 PM
schmitty34
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It will be an awesome time of year to ride as Meadows often has Superbowl open:

At Timberline, Palmer should be up and running and we can climb up to the volcanic vents on the hogsback about 500 below the summit without climbing gear for a 5,000 vertical foot ride back to the lodge:
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Holy crap! I may have to come down to hood sometime and get THAT tour!
03-06-2011 02:26 PM
kysnowboarder I was thinking 13th, boarding 14th through 17th and heading back on 18th. Nothing set in stone yet..
03-06-2011 11:25 AM
ShredLife if you come to mt hood next month i can sell you that lens in mint condition for $150... i think it retails for over 300...
03-06-2011 09:22 AM
kysnowboarder Yeah, camera will be used a lot for action shots. I ended up doing trail work and didn't make it to the photo shop yesterday...its closed on Sunday, I m going monday to see what they can do for me as far as price on 7d and what they recommend for lenses.

This is the package deal I have been thinking about
Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera with 28-135mm 3814B010 B&H Photo

I know the lense isn't that great, but I figure as my skills improve I can upgrade lense.

What do you think....

BTW I am considering an april 11 trip to mt hood...my snowboarding season may not be over..
03-04-2011 10:34 AM
Tarzanman I have a Canon 7D. I bought it this past summer and I have brought it with me on the slopes at Snowbird and Jackson Hole.

My last camera was a Canon (Rebel) XSi DSLR which I took to Breckenridge and Vail.

I usually don't bring zoom lenses out with me when I ride. Prime lenses (fixed lenses) have less moving parts, have larger apertures for low light photos, and are less bulky.

The 7D is a very nice camera. You can get almost as much performance out of a Rebel T2i, though. I don't want to dissaude you from the 7D, but itiit might be more efficient to get a T2i (which costs about $400-$600 less) and use the money you save to get some decent lenses (and maybe a flash) first. Then later you can upgrade the camera body and re-use your lenses.

It all depends... if you are going to be doing a lot of action photos then don't bother with the T2i at all as the Rebel focusing system isn't very good

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I am thinking about the Cannon EOS 7D. Thinking of doing a package deal with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. I am pretty confident about the camera body, not so sure about the lense. There a shop in walking distance from the house so I am going to stop by there this weekend and talk with them. This will be my first camera of this kind. I have always had point in shoots in the past. I am sure will face a learning curve, but I think it will be worth the effort. I play out doors four seasons out of the year..It be cool to get good pictures of it.

I am working on my last blog post about the trip..i will post when I am done with it.
03-03-2011 07:17 PM
kysnowboarder I am thinking about the Cannon EOS 7D. Thinking of doing a package deal with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. I am pretty confident about the camera body, not so sure about the lense. There a shop in walking distance from the house so I am going to stop by there this weekend and talk with them. This will be my first camera of this kind. I have always had point in shoots in the past. I am sure will face a learning curve, but I think it will be worth the effort. I play out doors four seasons out of the year..It be cool to get good pictures of it.

I am working on my last blog post about the trip..i will post when I am done with it.
02-28-2011 08:40 AM
Tarzanman Which DSLR are you going to get? Remember it is the glass (lenses) for the most part that give you good results.

Ignoring the skill of the photographer, good photos are 80% glass and 20% camera body.
02-27-2011 05:04 AM
wrathfuldeity Glad you are having a great trip. No such thing as a groomed black around here. Imo getting comfortable on steeps just takes riding steeps...there are good days and days not to ride steeps due to snow conditions. Part of it, and the lesser part is speed...get comfortable straight lining bombing the blues and floating over chop. The more important is technical riding, i.e., jump turns, independent legs, absorbsion, compression turns....perhaps if you don't have steeps, moguls are good practice...don't worry about going fast, but negotiating them in control. The other thing is quick reading of terrain...looking for places to turn, to avoid, to float over; its beyond just looking for a general line...its about reading and making adjustments on the fly. Hopefully we ride next year, if the snow is good, we'll get you on some steeps that make a "groomed black" look like a bunny run...it will change your perspective.
02-26-2011 11:23 PM
kysnowboarder
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Next time invite me with you. I have a sweet DSLR.

My guess of what you aren't doing is maybe not jumping (or unweighting the board) enough when you shift from edge to edge. If you're riding faster then you've got to be able to move the board around faster
I am actually planning on buying a pro DSLR very soon. By the Summer Time I will have one.

Yeah, I definatly don't switch from edge to edge, I go to one edge than to flat than to the other edge. The problems arise mainly when I switch from toe to heal..on steeps this almost always ends up in the board going up the hill and chattering as I fight to try and keep it going down hill...

I had a great time on this trip, doing it solo was alot of fun, but I would loved to have company. I meet some cool people and saw some cool stuff maybe I wouldn't have saw if I had been with friends or had company from this forum, but would loved to get to know some of the people on this forum, I think riding with some of you would make me a better rider. I will be doing something like this again next year! I had a blast.

The picture below is the picture I drove almost 30 minutes for, Grand Teton...I hope to return some day to climb it! I added other images from today.

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