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Forum: Bindings   02-08-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
  Canting
Views: 1,048
Posted By MelC
Canting

I just switched out my bindings this year and have been very happy with the ease of use (Gnu B-Frees) - my old body is happy not to be clambering up from the ground multiple times on a hill that is...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   03-26-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,770
Posted By MelC
I see your "missy in spring" photo and raise you...

I see your "missy in spring" photo and raise you a "pippi isn't ready to let go of winter" photo.43777
Forum: Boots   03-13-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By MelC
Mine are the F somethings, not the higher model...

Mine are the F somethings, not the higher model but the lower F model but they discontinued it. I have not had any issues with the speed lacing unlocking or loosening up however. I will say that...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   03-13-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,647
Posted By MelC
Camelbak Zoid but too small to fit much more than...

Camelbak Zoid but too small to fit much more than a wallet a tool and maybe a neck gaitor. I never used to carry one but in the last year and this winter particularly my dehydration levels have...
Forum: Boots   03-13-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By MelC
I like my Salomons. Fit is totally personal...

I like my Salomons. Fit is totally personal though. Personally I have never tried on a pair of Burtons that fit me right. Similar experience that the toe box always felt too small.
Forum: Intermountain US   03-11-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By MelC
Thanks. Have rented. It worked out well since I...

Thanks. Have rented. It worked out well since I will be reimbursed for the van rental. Cancelled the previously booked shuttle and rented a regular 7 person minivan (to be reimbursed) as well an...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   03-04-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
Posted By MelC
I have worn the Butterfly's since I started...

I have worn the Butterfly's since I started boarding at least 6 years ago. Bought a pair of the mitts for colder days too. Have never broken my wrist but can't be sure it is all due to the gloves. ...
Forum: Boards   03-03-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,543
Posted By MelC
^ Or Rossignol.

^ Or Rossignol.
Forum: Intermountain US   02-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By MelC
Van Rental

Heading to Breck for week of 15-22. 9 of us flying in and out of Vail. The place we rented came with a minivan so we had arranged for Fresh Tracks to get us from Vail to Breck and back again. ...
Forum: Boards   02-25-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By MelC
Different profiles ride differently. I don't...

Different profiles ride differently. I don't know anything about the Sweet Tooth but I know some boards get very squirrelly on the flats. All Burton boards are not equal in terms of profile and...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-25-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,596
Posted By MelC
Keep in mind it may be mental to a certain degree...

Keep in mind it may be mental to a certain degree - you are thinking the top sheet will be slippery since it is glossy and are allowing it to psych you out. A stomp pad will alleviate that mental...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-14-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,245
Posted By MelC
Three drills for speed/confidence are 1. Point...

Three drills for speed/confidence are 1. Point the board straight down, hold and pick up speed for a few seconds (count of 5 or more) then stop - shows you can stop no matter how fast you are going,...
Forum: Welcome New Riders And New Members   02-11-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By MelC
Do not get a used helmet. Otherwise you might as...

Do not get a used helmet. Otherwise you might as well not bother. The foam loses compressibility with age and most of them are one and done.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-11-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,466
Posted By MelC
While I realize that we have already crapped all...

While I realize that we have already crapped all over the skiing long jump in another thread, interestingly there isn't much disparity between the genders there. Lighter is better and the women...
Forum: Boards   02-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,342
Posted By MelC
The Jones Twin Sister does look like a nice...

The Jones Twin Sister does look like a nice board. The Mothership was also on my list. Both have similar profiles to the Diva I ended up getting (although the Mothership's rocker is biased front vs...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-10-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,391
Posted By MelC
Out of interest since I am still on a high from...

Out of interest since I am still on a high from Canada's gold silver combos in both mens and womens moguls so have been reading about it this afternoon, Moguls do include both off-axis and grabs. ...
Forum: Boards   02-10-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,342
Posted By MelC
You don't say what her riding profile is. ...

You don't say what her riding profile is. Freeride, park or all mountain. As an east coast freerider I also have the Diva Magtek and have been really happy with it. When I was looking to buy I was...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-09-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,258
Posted By MelC
Most of it is psychological, fear of speed. I...

Most of it is psychological, fear of speed. I remember the first time an instructor took our class to the lip of a double black and thinking no effing way am I going over that thing. No choice...
Forum: Welcome New Riders And New Members   02-07-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
  Hello
Views: 828
Posted By MelC
For your kit I recommend Hogtown at King and...

For your kit I recommend Hogtown at King and Spadina. They will set you up and give you a good deal on old season stock.
Forum: Welcome New Riders And New Members   02-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
  Hello
Views: 828
Posted By MelC
Icy hard pack 90% of the time. Ultrafirm...

Icy hard pack 90% of the time. Ultrafirm groomers 8%. Slushy mashed potatoes 2.8%. Fresh new snow 0.2%. Now you know. We love it anyway.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-06-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 63,291
Posted By MelC
Highly recommend the CBC Sochi app if you are in...

Highly recommend the CBC Sochi app if you are in Canada. Great streaming coverage of the events, news, standings, schedule etc.
Forum: Welcome New Riders And New Members   02-05-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
  Hello
Views: 828
Posted By MelC
I second GreyDragon's suggestion. That was how I...

I second GreyDragon's suggestion. That was how I got started. There are several clubs in the Toronto area that do trips like this, the North Toronto Ski Club that GreyDragon mentions, the High Park...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,613
Posted By MelC
I have this exact problem too. I am generally...

I have this exact problem too. I am generally fine up to double black on the ice coast and then I end up making commas with my heelside washout. Toeside is fine. I can usually hold on and not land...
Forum: Slam Section   01-28-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,071
Posted By MelC
I can imagine. During the "Freezing" phase my...

I can imagine. During the "Freezing" phase my dog attempted to yank my arm free of its socket. Generally I am the soul of decorum (not really) but I discovered words I never knew I had - people...
Forum: Slam Section   01-28-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,071
Posted By MelC
I'll have to try that ^ Have had a frozen left...

I'll have to try that ^ Have had a frozen left shoulder for going on a year and a half now.
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