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Old 01-15-2013, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well some of you may have known I was going to a hardboot board meet this weekend at Nakiska. I also spent Sunday at Lake Louise with a buddy from work who's a great boarder, but I'll write about and post the videos from that another time...

It was fun carving with the alpine guys for the day. The grooming was fantastic although the place was rammed, AND the main lower mountain chair broke down. So lift lines were long and the runs did get choppy later in the day.

So after infiltrating the cult, it seems that they are all VERY into their niche of the sport, and will try to convert anyone near them to hardboots! It was like riding with jehovahs witnesses!!! lol Was a fun day and I'll likely go again next year, it was great to work on carving form all day and get some feedback (and pictures).

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Heelside action:


Toeside action:




Wipeout action:




One thing I notice is that I get all twisted up on my toeside. Even though I'm comfortable on that side I may try a more forward stance just to see how it feels. It's been over 10 years since I rode a forward stance!
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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lol silly monoskiers.

so SERIOUS!
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lol silly monoskiers.

so SERIOUS!
Yeah it almost seemed like they took it too seriously to have fun, but good guys (and girls) in general...
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One thing I notice is that I get all twisted up on my toeside. Even though I'm comfortable on that side I may try a more forward stance just to see how it feels. It's been over 10 years since I rode a forward stance!
I learned to ride with a forward stance, I was dating a loser who taught me to ride on a stiff as fuck camber deck. I dumped him and the camber deck, went duck, now am I like, a MILLION times better at boarding... Not that it has anything to do with the fact Ive logged about 100 days on my board since then lol

Sometimes I go back to forward stance on pow days, I don't notice any difference unless I try to ride switch

post makes no sense, Im too drunk. nice pics tho.
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Mixie shouldn't this entire thread make you chug a few beers?!?

Edit: Holy fuck just read your edit, made so much more sense!!! lol Yeah think I'm going to say fuck it and stick with what I know. Carving be damned! CAMBER!

Oh man, you guys just wait until my GF comes on here to rave about her new board. I've got her so brainwashed she'll be spewing the camber love, custom made board bullshit for weeks!

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Mixie shouldn't this entire thread make you chug a few beers?!?

Edit: Holy fuck just read your edit, made so much more sense!!! lol Yeah think I'm going to say fuck it and stick with what I know. Carving be damned! CAMBER!

Oh man, you guys just wait until my GF comes on here to rave about her new board. I've got her so brainwashed she'll be spewing the camber love, custom made board bullshit for weeks!
at least your gf rides....I just got myself into a heap of trouble..... just...just leave me alone.
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nice pics tho.
Thanks! I know you like the wipeout pics the best!

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at least your gf rides....I just got myself into a heap of trouble..... just...just leave me alone.
Hope all's alright. I just cracked a beer myself. Methinks I'm becoming an alchy.
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Thanks! I know you like the wipeout pics the best!



Hope all's alright. I just cracked a beer myself. Methinks I'm becoming an alchy.
Im not really drunk, Im bored at work. Tho we fully encourage drinking here, it's how we keep our clients...

but no, Im in a heap of trouble with my snowboard. The bf won out, THIS WEEK
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Im not really drunk, Im bored at work. Tho we fully encourage drinking here, it's how we keep our clients...

but no, Im in a heap of trouble with my snowboard. The bf won out, THIS WEEK
Aww come on! You're getting soft!!! That's not the mixie we all know and love... Can't give up the board. Boards before beards?!?
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Aww come on! You're getting soft!!! That's not the mixie we all know and love... Can't give up the board. Boards before beards?!?



I am getting way soft. However next weeks clients cancelled on me and since I was supposed to be working...I am going boarding!

yeah!

where are the LL pics?
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