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Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   02-02-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By alf
stuff I do or have done in the past build...

stuff I do or have done in the past

build model airplanes (of the radio-controlled variety for me)
photography (tabletop photography if the weather's bad/cold)
reading
netflix
video games...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   01-25-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By alf
Keep in mind that the sony is a crop sensor...

Keep in mind that the sony is a crop sensor (looks like about 1.5x from the specs, so the same as normal dslrs) -- that means that the 18-55 lens is really a 27-82 or so. It does have that panorama...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   01-24-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By alf
Your link got some "..."s in it so it doesn't...

Your link got some "..."s in it so it doesn't work

I read this guy's site regularly and he's pretty big on canon for compact cameras: this page recommends one that has a 24mm (equivalent) lens...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-22-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,188
Posted By alf
If your problem is riding with your upper body...

If your problem is riding with your upper body facing forward as thetraveler and snowolf suggested, one exercise that might help is to grab the rear of your left pant leg (like right below your butt)...
Forum: Photography, Video, and Other Media   01-22-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 44,864
Posted By alf
I'm always amazed at the level of talent on this...

I'm always amazed at the level of talent on this thread. You guys stomp all over the stuff on most "real" photography forums.
...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-28-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By alf
Regular titanium is softer than hardened steel,...

Regular titanium is softer than hardened steel, so it doesn't hold an edge very well. There's something called titanium carbide which is harder, but I'm not sure what its other properties are --...
Forum: Fashion   01-01-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,573
Posted By alf
That's awesome work man. I was gunna say I...

That's awesome work man.

I was gunna say I like the touch with the sort of double-exposed sign near the edge of the board, but maybe that's just a trick of the camera and fluorescent lighting...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   11-06-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By alf
Haha yeah I was more busy hoping it would go away...

Haha yeah I was more busy hoping it would go away soon, but you're right I should have documented :laugh:
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   11-05-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By alf
I had one of my big toe nails go black from...

I had one of my big toe nails go black from pushing against the front/top of my boot one session. The snow was very mounded up that day and I think I was sort of stiff-legging it and pulling my toes...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   03-11-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,143
Posted By alf
computer nerd.

computer nerd.
Forum: Snowboard Reviews   03-08-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,393
Posted By alf
Mildly off-topic but, what the heck is a...

Mildly off-topic but, what the heck is a "sintruded" base?
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-04-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,931
Posted By alf
I wouldn't carve well if my board was so wide...

I wouldn't carve well if my board was so wide that I had no overhang. It'd be hard to make a big edge angle if the board dwarfed my feet.

I second arsenic0 about centering your bindings --- I...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-25-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,589
Posted By alf
It kinda sounds like you're being too "static"...

It kinda sounds like you're being too "static" about it --- you want to throw into it and take more advantage of momentum. I'm a skinny mofo, but I'd have trouble getting up slowly heelside on flat...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   02-21-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,234
Posted By alf
Even though I sort of bagged on the katana idea...

Even though I sort of bagged on the katana idea earlier, I think you might be selling it short here. Sure it might not crack through a skull, but it ought to stay sharp enough for decapitations for...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   02-17-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,234
Posted By alf
Idunno man, don't they smell living flesh?

Idunno man, don't they smell living flesh?
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-17-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By alf
If you're getting psyched out, you might want to...

If you're getting psyched out, you might want to pay extra attention to keeping your weight forward. Fear can make you shift onto your rear foot, but you don't have any control if you're riding back...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   02-17-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,234
Posted By alf
Got to watch out for biting heads after you use...

Got to watch out for biting heads after you use the katana. Do you use it like an axe to crack the skull open after the decapitation, or how does that work? (I'm going with the assumption that it...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   02-16-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,668
Posted By alf
I'll drink one of the high-caffeine drinks before...

I'll drink one of the high-caffeine drinks before driving home after the lifts close at 10pm. I can't imagine needing one on the slopes though! Just eat well and maybe throw in a couple of power...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-14-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By alf
:eek: A landing zone might be nice too. Did you...

:eek: A landing zone might be nice too. Did you all get knee surgery after hitting that?
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-14-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,063
Posted By alf
I haven't dragged toes for a while (I haven't...

I haven't dragged toes for a while (I haven't really changed my gear so it must have been something funny with my technique) but when I did drag, I would usually wash out, not catch an edge.

I...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   02-01-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By alf
The first one? Haven't there been like, 3...

The first one? Haven't there been like, 3 already?
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-29-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By alf
I started with jumps because rails are.. you...

I started with jumps because rails are.. you know.. METAL :laugh:

Really a lot of it's psychology, so I think do whatever you can set your mind to!
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-28-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,236
Posted By alf
The reason I've heard for the frontside/backside...

The reason I've heard for the frontside/backside inconsistency is that when you do a frontside boardslide, you do a frontside rotation out to land, and you rotate backside out from a backside...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   01-28-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,007
Posted By alf
haha yeah it's pretty much the anti-fixie. I...

haha yeah it's pretty much the anti-fixie. I haven't jumped on that wagon just yet :D
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   01-27-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,007
Posted By alf
Here's mine. I've added studded tires, two sets...

Here's mine. I've added studded tires, two sets of lights, leather saddle, rack, fenders, and some other goodies.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3507/3233065226_f533649504.jpg
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