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Forum: Northwest US   12-28-2015, 07:26 PM
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Posted By rgunzalez
Snoqualmie is pretty small - especially compared...

Snoqualmie is pretty small - especially compared to Crystal. So if you're looking for size it's not for you.

However, the small size makes it a great place to practice and it actually packs a...
Forum: Northwest US   01-24-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 21,037
Posted By rgunzalez
Hit up Mt. Bohemia in the UP of Michigan. 140...

Hit up Mt. Bohemia in the UP of Michigan. 140 inch base so far of heavenly lake effect snow. A 1000 ft vertical with some unbelievable terrain!
Forum: Midwest US   01-16-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,674
Posted By rgunzalez
So I was at Mt. Bohemia last weekend (2nd time)....

So I was at Mt. Bohemia last weekend (2nd time). I shared a trail side cabin with 3 others and it was nice. You can literally ride out from your door and drop into a path that leads to the lift....
Forum: Midwest US   12-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 267,710
Posted By rgunzalez
You're right, a helmet is never a bad idea. I...

You're right, a helmet is never a bad idea. I never wear one but I'm considering it this season.
Forum: Midwest US   11-12-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 267,710
Posted By rgunzalez
I'm planning to buy the $99 season pass (1 day...

I'm planning to buy the $99 season pass (1 day only) this year for sure!! Can't wait my brothers!!
Forum: General Travel Forum   11-09-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,523
Posted By rgunzalez
I will definitely keep you in mind when I hit...

I will definitely keep you in mind when I hit Whistler for the first time, and would be happy to pay for your lift ticket!!
Forum: General Travel Forum   09-28-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By rgunzalez
That isn't Frontier's website. The site itself...

That isn't Frontier's website. The site itself freezes up when trying to load. I'm not sure if it's even legit.
Forum: General Travel Forum   09-25-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By rgunzalez
I'm totally interested, not sure if you saw my...

I'm totally interested, not sure if you saw my reply.
Forum: General Travel Forum   09-24-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By rgunzalez
Wow this may have been meant for me! It's been a...

Wow this may have been meant for me! It's been a dream of mine to ride in India (Gulmarg, Kashmir)!

What I can contribute:
- I'm Indian and can speak Urdu/Hindi
- I've been to India before and...
Forum: Midwest US   04-09-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,674
Posted By rgunzalez
Not sure what its like up there, but I'm...

Not sure what its like up there, but I'm considering heading up on Friday night from Chicago to try to get one last weekend of Midwest riding in.
Forum: Northwest US   01-23-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,854
Posted By rgunzalez
Knowing whether you're regular or goofy is...

Knowing whether you're regular or goofy is crucial, and I know of a person who had a very tough time figuring this out. I knew he was regular, I could just tell by watching how he handled the board...
Forum: Northwest US   01-22-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,854
Posted By rgunzalez
Don't worry, everyone sucks at first. Just make...

Don't worry, everyone sucks at first. Just make sure you're wearing wrist guards and any other form of protection you feel is necessary so the falls don't leave you hurting. Stretch!

Not sure...
Forum: Midwest US   01-22-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,674
Posted By rgunzalez
I was up there on Saturday (1st time) and can...

I was up there on Saturday (1st time) and can also offer a review. 99% of my riding has been done in the WA state area (Snoqualmie/Alpental, Crystal, Stevens, Baker) just for some perspective.
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Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-16-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,033
Posted By rgunzalez
Nope not trolling, you initially said: "Falling...

Nope not trolling, you initially said: "Falling leaf is riding purely your heelside edge" Then you said: "you don't know what falling leaf is. ... yes you can do it on toe or heel edge".

The irony...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-16-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,033
Posted By rgunzalez
So the only difference you now claim is that with...

So the only difference you now claim is that with your technique the rider stops to switch edges after each traverse, to maintain the same lead foot? As opposed to concentrating on one edge for a...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-16-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,033
Posted By rgunzalez
What you're describing is exactly the falling...

What you're describing is exactly the falling leaf technique which is done in both toe and heel sides. And yes the goal is to start linking turns and then eventually carving.

Glad to see you're...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-15-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,033
Posted By rgunzalez
I get what you're saying and totally agree that...

I get what you're saying and totally agree that you'll see people get boxed into it. If someone spends more than a day or two doing falling leaf then they have a bad teacher. But I also don't...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-15-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,033
Posted By rgunzalez
I know falling leaf is looked down upon but it's...

I know falling leaf is looked down upon but it's really effective at getting people comfortable on their board and used to balancing their weight on both edges. It also is great for developing the...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-15-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,033
Posted By rgunzalez
I would say to teach the falling leaf technique. ...

I would say to teach the falling leaf technique.

The nice thing about falling leaf is it gets the person used to the feel of being on the snow and using edges and they also immediately master...
Forum: Northwest US   12-27-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,968
Posted By rgunzalez
I hit Baker for the first time last Saturday. ...

I hit Baker for the first time last Saturday. It's beautiful up there and a great place to ride. I wish I knew about the Baker gap at the time as it would've been nice to see in passing. It seems...
Forum: Northwest US   09-13-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By rgunzalez
Mt. Hood - Late September

I was curious if anyone has an idea if Timberline is open later this month and what the conditions are like this time of year. Of course I'm not expecting it to be anything special.

I'll be...
Forum: Northwest US   05-12-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By rgunzalez
Sorry guys, I got there pretty late which through...

Sorry guys, I got there pretty late which through the timing off. I'm glad you guys were able to ride together. I ended up riding with a couple of guys I met on the Gondola who were really good and...
Forum: Northwest US   05-10-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By rgunzalez
Sounds great, I'm planning to be there on Sat and...

Sounds great, I'm planning to be there on Sat and Sunday. I'm hoping to make it up by 10am latest and ride until close. If anyone wants to ride with me feel free to call/text:

312-404-0211
Forum: Northwest US   05-10-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By rgunzalez
Oddly I loved the challenge of trying to make it...

Oddly I loved the challenge of trying to make it back to the bottom while the season wore down, each weekend becoming more and more difficult. I remember times when there would be a line about a...
Forum: Northwest US   05-10-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By rgunzalez
Nice picture! Yeah I love Crystal in the Spring,...

Nice picture! Yeah I love Crystal in the Spring, the riding more than delivers considering the time of year it is and there are like NO lines!
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