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Well, THAT was an adventure! Great hill, but now I have to seriously reevaluate my skill level. And i need a stiffer board.
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Well, THAT was an adventure! Great hill, but now I have to seriously reevaluate my skill level. And i need a stiffer board.
Really!? How long have you been snowboarding?

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Well, THAT was an adventure! Great hill, but now I have to seriously reevaluate my skill level. And i need a stiffer board.
did you head to granite peak? worth the trip? hopefully the snow was ok...rained down in madison allllllllllllll damn day.
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did you head to granite peak? worth the trip? hopefully the snow was ok...rained down in madison allllllllllllll damn day.
I did, it was great. The snow was really good (for what I'm used to), it wasn't very busy, the runs are long and fast for the midwest and they have high speed lifts that fly you up. Great great time. And the 9-4 ticket was only $45.
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I did, it was great. The snow was really good (for what I'm used to), it wasn't very busy, the runs are long and fast for the midwest and they have high speed lifts that fly you up. Great great time. And the 9-4 ticket was only $45.
good...i'm glad you liked it. we don't have much in the midwest but they are one of the best, if not the best. haven't been to lutsen or bohemia though so that may be an unfair statement.
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Really!? How long have you been snowboarding?
Well, I started two years ago, technically.... I rented I think twice. Then I bought a setup for last season, rode it three times, snapping my achilles the third time out. But I've been out maybe 15 times this year.. But some were short. Friday night I only rode an hour, it was crappy snow and I was exhausted from work and didn't want to kill myself.

I can ride anything afton has except bumps... couldn't ride bumps when i skied either- we're just not compatible.

The blues at GP are the blacks at Afton... I made the mistake of riding lift 5 all the way up. I was not confident in my ability to ride those hills down, they were way steep and narrow. I ended up over by the the high speed 6 most of the day. Hit 48mph at one point, and the boards behavior (and the fact that it's too big for me and a park board) told me I need a new one for next year.



I DID ride some of the stuff over by the high speed quad, I did ok there, but when I started to get tired it started to make me nervous.

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Well, I started two years ago, technically.... I rented I think twice. Then I bought a setup for last season, rode it three times, snapping my achilles the third time out. But I've been out maybe 15 times this year.. But some were short. Friday night I only rode an hour, it was crappy snow and I was exhausted from work and didn't want to kill myself.

I can ride anything afton has except bumps... couldn't ride bumps when i skied either- we're just not compatible.

The blues at GP are the blacks at Afton... I made the mistake of riding lift 5 all the way up. I was not confident in my ability to ride those hills down, they were way steep and narrow. I ended up over by the the high speed 6 most of the day. Hit 48mph at one point, and the boards behavior (and the fact that it's too big for me and a park board) told me I need a new one for next year.



I DID ride some of the stuff over by the high speed quad, I did ok there, but when I started to get tired it started to make me nervous.
Sounds great. I will have to take that trip next year. Lutsen also.

The forecast changed for next week. Less snow and more cold. I was hoping to hit Afton one more time. Spring break next week for the metro area schools. It maybe a zoo.

Next weekend they have a food drive. Bring can goods and pay $8.00 for your lift ticket. Have you heard how bad it gets there on those weekends?

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Sounds great. I will have to take that trip next year. Lutsen also.

The forecast changed for next week. Less snow and more cold. I was hoping to hit Afton one more time. Spring break next week for the metro area schools. It maybe a zoo.

Next weekend they have a food drive. Bring can goods and pay $8.00 for your lift ticket. Have you heard how bad it gets there on those weekends?
I haven't, but I'd think I'd get there at opening bell. By mid day I'm sure it's gonna be crazy busy. Head for the highlands and you'll probably get a fair amount of runs in before it gets tracked out.
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I haven't, but I'd think I'd get there at opening bell. By mid day I'm sure it's gonna be crazy busy. Head for the highlands and you'll probably get a fair amount of runs in before it gets tracked out.
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