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Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   05-22-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,443
Posted By Olex
I wish my instructors told me (or knew?) about...

I wish my instructors told me (or knew?) about turning with the front foot. Without that I have suffered for a good dozen snow days before I got my turns down. :icon_scratch:
Forum: Site News, Updates and Suggestions   05-16-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 8,061
Posted By Olex
I would imagine admins/owners have database...

I would imagine admins/owners have database backups somewhere, so if someone really wanted to, one could get them back.

Shrug, not my business, though.
Forum: Site News, Updates and Suggestions   05-16-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 8,061
Posted By Olex
My guess is somebody has severely pissed him off....

My guess is somebody has severely pissed him off. Too bad, loved his posts.
Forum: Fashion   05-14-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,275
Posted By Olex
These pants are a logical progression. It has...

These pants are a logical progression. It has been cool to wear pants around knees instead of waist. These pants look as if you are wearing them around knees while making sure they can never fall off...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   05-10-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,585
Posted By Olex
Quick ruddering is for riding moguls where you...

Quick ruddering is for riding moguls where you don't have time to make a larger turn. To the outsider it looks like a quick half-spin in place. Snow professor has a cheesy vod on that:
How to...
Forum: Northwest US   05-09-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By Olex
Funny that you say that. I went to Crystal...

Funny that you say that. I went to Crystal Mountain just last week _and_ for the last day at Alpental for Cinco de Mayo. I am heading over to CM this weekend as well on Saturday. Right now I am doing...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   05-03-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,621
Posted By Olex
Another option is to work close to a mountain but...

Another option is to work close to a mountain but not on it.

I am about 40 minutes away from one. It combines both and I can still get a decent day count per year.
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   05-03-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,305
Posted By Olex
That's the way I am heading. I enjoy cross under...

That's the way I am heading. I enjoy cross under turns more than park... :dunno:
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-11-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Olex
I could never ride with straight legs. I always...

I could never ride with straight legs. I always felt like I would fall any moment.
But riding with bent knees is killing my quads within 2 hours. :(
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-21-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 19,079
Posted By Olex
I hate those who can't drive in the snow, spin...

I hate those who can't drive in the snow, spin out, and cause the pass to get closed on the day I was planning to hit up that powder. And I am betting it was all those skiers who drive the same way...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-21-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,748
Posted By Olex
I disagree that _every_ run teaches one...

I disagree that _every_ run teaches one something. In my experience if the steep is too steep, my legs and brain lock down and become incapable of doing anything but side slipping, tensing up all...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-21-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 24,526
Posted By Olex
Hehe, yep, right at closing times on weekdays it...

Hehe, yep, right at closing times on weekdays it is pretty awesome. 9-10pm and when snow falling like crazy gives some nice untouched fresh powder. :yahoo:
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-21-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 24,526
Posted By Olex
Not my nature. I try to keep my distance, who...

Not my nature. I try to keep my distance, who knows what else is in their nature... :unsure:
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-20-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,748
Posted By Olex
Speaking as a recent green to blue transition-er:...

Speaking as a recent green to blue transition-er:

Keep going back and forth between greens and blues. I had a lot of problems with blue at first as well. So I would give blue a try, fail, go back...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-18-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By Olex
I'll add my story of learning to snowboard. ...

I'll add my story of learning to snowboard.
[TLDR: first 15 days sucked; insane progress in days 16-17.]


From the start, I made my goal to work on technique first, steeps second. I'd rather...
Forum: Slam Section   03-13-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,769
Posted By Olex
Wow, how long is the wait in Canadian medical...

Wow, how long is the wait in Canadian medical system? That sucks, considering USA visit for it, maybe? I wouldn't mess around with knees.
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   03-13-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,582
Posted By Olex
<troll> Guys always get saddled with fixing...

<troll> Guys always get saddled with fixing "significant other's" computer issues... :( </troll>

Are you trying to revive the laptop or get the data back first?
An external hd or a bootable flash...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-13-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,869
Posted By Olex
I bought a board check pass for the season. 40...

I bought a board check pass for the season. 40 bucks and I can drop off my board any day any time - way better than the mental energy spent on worrying about my board being gone.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-08-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,651
Posted By Olex
In 1970s it was Global Cooling, now it's Global...

In 1970s it was Global Cooling, now it's Global Warming? Rofl.
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-08-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,003
Posted By Olex
How were you at any risk of being banned from the...

How were you at any risk of being banned from the mountain then? :huh:
Down with modern culture, imho.
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-08-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,003
Posted By Olex
I ended up spending first 5 days on the bunny...

I ended up spending first 5 days on the bunny hill until I felt comfortable: I could link turns and traverse with easy. That was my first day of actually having a real fun time snowboarding. A...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   03-05-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 24,391
Posted By Olex
YAMC - yet another Microsoft coder.

YAMC - yet another Microsoft coder.
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-25-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By Olex
Depth perception during heavy snow

Recent WA weather is awesome, lots of snow.

However, I found myself feeling blind despite seeing during really heavy snow. Everything was one single solid white color. I found myself having...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-22-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,443
Posted By Olex
I started this season. After hating the rental...

I started this season. After hating the rental board (front binding had a twitching freedom of 5-10 degrees o.O) got my own and went through 3 private lessons already. I am big on RTFM, so I gobble...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-22-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,469
Posted By Olex
(From a total noob PoV) - Smooth out my...

(From a total noob PoV)

- Smooth out my technique

'How' is more important to me than 'what'. I'd rather be able to smoothly get down a green than uncomfortably finish a blue at this point.
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