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Old 01-22-2013, 10:07 PM   #41 (permalink)
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iv got a bigger pack if im going back country to bring the things that are necessary for such adventures, otherwise I use a really low profile camelback. I like to stay hydrated and it is the most convenient way to carry water. Some days when we are more focused on having fun I will fill it with booze. But never on serious riding days.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:18 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I have a couple. A smaller one that I used to use at school and an Osprey Kode 38 that I was gifted.

Typically carry a GoPro (don't always want it on my helmet), tool, clif bars, jerky, gatorade, extra goggles/gloves (stuff happens, it's helped before), and that's about it. On a typical day. My friends don't like to stop so we just ride and ride and ride, eat/drink our snacks on the lift and ride again.

The Osprey I'll use on those days where I'm hiking a bit more. It's nice - a bit gnarly for me but it was a gift and I'll be damned if I don't get the proper use out of it.

It might be a bit cumbersome at times (it took me a few runs to get used to it) but on a full day of riding all over the place, I'd rather have it than not. I don't always know where I'll be riding / hiking / traversing with my friends, so I'd rather put up with a little discomfort and have what I need to keep myself fueled for the day.

As far as whether it affects my riding, I haven't noticed it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:56 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I take a small camelbak with a power bar and a board tool, plus my phone n what-not. Maybe another layer if I think the weather looks sketch.

Cant be doing with a bottle bouncing around in my pockets.

Same for when I'm on the bike.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:52 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I'll ride with a camelbak that fits under my jacket to stay hydrated, when I am doing resort stuff and not always. It's more of a skin than a backpack though.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:56 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Yes, and I don't get it. A small minority of people actually have a need to take stuff on the hill, otherwise it's asinine...

reasons TO carry a backpack:
- you have a DSLR in there and plan to use it
- you are doing a warmup run or two before head to lift accessible B/C
- that's about all I can think of... anything else should be able to stay in your car or the lodge

What about your pinhole camera and collection of nudie mags creeper?
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #46 (permalink)
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What about your pinhole camera and collection of nudie mags creeper?
In the digital world I can keep a large porn collection on my phone now!!! lol Never know when you'll be riding up the lift alone, feeling lonely!
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I did not get a picture, but I swear I seen old man sporting fanny pack at Breck yesterday.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #48 (permalink)
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And in addition to my other comment, I was very happy when my friend had a whole first aid kit with that cover that gives warmth or something(the gold kinda paper). When my GF got an accident by a skier who didn't know it's limits on a double black, I was happy to use it. (She did had to go to the hospital with the heli, but still). I don't think you could fit all that in you pocket.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:38 AM   #49 (permalink)
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I did not get a picture, but I swear I seen old man sporting fanny pack at Breck yesterday.
Hey man fanny packs are totally cool, you know how much bud you cant fit in there.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #50 (permalink)
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In the digital world I can keep a large porn collection on my phone now!!! lol Never know when you'll be riding up the lift alone, feeling lonely!
Damn it! I thought that snow of the lift bench!
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