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Old 01-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Northern MI is finally lookin good

Spending nights at Boyne Mountain, utopia for me. Nuff said



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Old 01-22-2012, 07:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice Lookin' family you got there! (...a mixed marriage I see!!) {...u know, the Ski's 'n' all!!}

I'm gonna b up there 1st of Feb. for 4 days. What r the new conditions like? I know you got dumped on recently, 15+ inches or so I heard. How is the snowboarding?

Frankly, I'm a bit worried that even with all the new snow they have, that all that 30 or so inches of man made base they have has been thawed, rain soaked & refrozen so many times it must be like a block of icy cement underneath?

I'm hoping that another good sized storm (or two) will hit by the time I head up.

Since I first started boarding I "Still" haven't been able to do any snowboarding on ANY deep, fresh snow!! POW or otherwise!!! I'm DYING to get some real snow under my board!!!

It would be nice to be able to experience that! At least ONCE during my first full season!! Not to mention, maybe trying some new things on the slopes or pushing my limits a bit without too much worry about the consequences of falling hard and bouncing off all the super hard junk I've been riding on up to now!!!

Anyways, let us poor SE Mi. bums in on the full skinny for things in Boyne!!

TIA!

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Old 01-23-2012, 07:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why aren't you two posting in the Michigan thread?
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Why aren't you two posting in the Michigan thread?
Well, I can't speak for the OP, but "I" posted here cuz this is where the OP was. (I'm Not trying to be a sarcastic shit or anything,.. I just didn't think that the OP would see my post if I put it somewhere else?)

I'm very new to snowboarding and I'm new here as well. So I'm really not lookin' to piss off or annoy anyone with too many "NooB" mistakes! (...figure I may have already done that with my very first post! )

I have lurked around here for a short while before posting myself & I've seen some posters receive some serious (...for lack of a better term,) attitude for "Trolling" or for asking Oft asked, or really ridiculous, poorly thought out questions. but it seems to me like the OP's post fits the bill for "Trip Reports", don't it? I mean it wasn't incredibly detailed or anything, but that's why I asked what I did!

I know I've seen locked threads for things like "Park Etiquette". Maybe something like that for "General Forum Etiquette" so us NooB's won't be so quick to annoy people with our naiveté??



Back to Topic; ...Mr Joshua, still hopin' to get some first hand, up to the minute info on conditions @ Boyne!
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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No, I meant post in the MI thread so we have more people to ride with from this forum!!! We had a meet at Crystal Mountain this past December. You guys missed out!

We are a mixed group of riders so drop in and say hello. Always nice to meet more MI riders.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/mid...tml#post471445

P.S. Screw the haters.
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Ahhh,.. Soo sorry! Seems I "Totally" misread the tone/intent of your post! (...always saw that as a real problem with most typed internet forms of communication)

I'll check in on that thread a bit more often from now on! Thanks for clearing up what you were trying to tell us! I appreciate that.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input guys; I will definitely post in the MI thread next time. We visited Treetops in Gaylord Friday night, place was almost empty. Good music and wide open space, stayed till close. No waiting at all (continuously kept moving: chair/ride > chair/ride > chair/ride). Love that.
The guys at Treetops yelled at me for "clicking in" to my bindings while on the chairlift. I guess it's a BFD. Where did the “one foot out” chairlift rule come from?
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Nevermind the chairlift rule, you're on clickers? You have to get off of that setup. If you like speed entry, consider Flow bindings. You're going to notice a huge difference in feel and weight.

Strapping in on the lift poses a risk. You have to bend down or lift your board and such. While you are busy doing that, chairlift might stop suddenly. You're likely not as secure as you should be while strapping/clicking in... you'll be sent flying.

Another problem is that you cannot lift your board as high when exiting the chair lift if you are strapped in already. You're more likely to get caught under the lift while you exit.

With both feet strapped in, you might not get enough speed to exit the lift properly therefore you have to push off of the chair. With one foot out, you can always push yourself with said foot.

These are rare, but still likely. They are just trying to protect you and the people around/under you.
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