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Old 09-19-2012, 10:27 AM   #21 (permalink)
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i carry a couple of capri suns in my pockets (platypus bottles work great) and a bag of trailmix or a cliff bar. it all fits in my pockets and i hardly have any pockets.
ever thought about using a small camelbak for resort riding? I used one last year and wore it under my jacket, and it worked out well. It's enough water to keep me going for 6-8 hours of riding, and it's not heavy enough to throw balance off. Nice to not have to fuck with finding pockets or places to put stuff i guess.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:06 AM   #22 (permalink)
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and it's not heavy enough to throw balance off.
try spinning and jumping off of 20-30ft cliffs with it on and see if you still want to wear it then.
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try spinning and jumping off of 20-30ft cliffs with it on and see if you still want to wear it then.
I meant just for resort riding. We dont have 20-30 feet cliffs in the TN/NC shitholes I board at, so I don't have to worry about that. I can definitely see what you mean though.
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A camelbak like the snow angel, is not going to throw your weight off. Not anymore than carrying the same amount of fluids in somewhere else on your persona. They are generally 50 oz skins, not full backpacks. I Camelbak pack will. I am with you backstop on your example. I have an old snowangel I'd use at resorts, no weight or balance distribution issues felt with that. My backcountry pack, yeah, that has a big effect.
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A camelbak like the snow angel, is not going to throw your weight off. Not anymore than carrying the same amount of fluids in somewhere else on your persona. They are generally 50 oz skins, not full backpacks. I Camelbak pack will. I am with you backstop on your example. I have an old snowangel I'd use at resorts, no weight or balance distribution issues felt with that. My backcountry pack, yeah, that has a big effect.
exactly. The one I use is 70 oz, but I know they have 50 oz versions too. I fill it halfway up the night before i go and freeze it, then add water the next morning. Keeps it cool and then the ice melts throughout the day. might be a good alternative to capris suns, especially if you can drain capris suns into the camelbak before you go

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Old 09-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #26 (permalink)
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its not a good option for me because i don't want to ride with a backpack on.

the pack weighs over a half pound and that much water weighs about 5. if you think it doesn't make a difference try turning it around and wearing it in front of you. feel the weight then?

if you don't care about doing tricks or pushing your riding, fine - for me, that is what riding at the resort is for and i will never wear any kind of pack doing it.
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Like I said it's pretty minimal. Too each his own. Under a jacket with a snow angel, it just doesn't really bother me. It is also nice and tight to the back, not loose like it would be on front of me. Plenty of videos with guys hucking their meat getting all flippy spinny with their bc packs on. Not me, but the Snow Angel is much less intrusive. That's all. I'm also not very spinny, flippy anymore. Being an old man and all...

Not to mention, one of those hydration sleeve packs can usually be found for $30. If it's not working for you, it's not a big mistake purchase either.

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Backpacks are stupid for resort riding. Throw your bottle of fluid at the top or bottom of the lift and there is your water. Backpacks just get in the way. While touring I always remember how much I hate backpacks. Even throwing a 1 off a lip throws me off. I also have a larger pack since I carry tons of shit while touring.
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Here at Breckenridge there's water at the top of each mountain, and at the bottom, and I would imagine at most resorts it's pretty readily available also. I wore a backpack when I was a beginner, but figured out pretty quickly, it throws off everything especially spinning and larger drops.I also have a mountain stash stocked with all sorts of important items and even a few frozen hoagies. Bottle of everclear, extra layer, extra weed, you get the picture.
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I also have a mountain stash stocked with all sorts of important items and even a few frozen hoagies. Bottle of everclear, extra layer, extra weed, you get the picture.
oh i found that, ate the food, drank the booze, puked it up, smoked the weed, and passed out using the longjohns as a blanket.


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