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Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   05-07-2012, 09:11 PM
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Posted By PNWRider
Lol. Luckily, it was largely empty, which made it...

Lol. Luckily, it was largely empty, which made it nice.
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   05-07-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By PNWRider
Green line it was from Seventh Heaven. I just...

Green line it was from Seventh Heaven. I just wish I didn't want to cut my feet off, I would have enjoyed myself more. First time on Blackcomb, even though I live in the Pacific Northwest. I can see...
Forum: Boots   05-07-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,074
Posted By PNWRider
I'll keep that in mind about overtightened...

I'll keep that in mind about overtightened bindings. Releasing the boots from the bindings helped the pain to dissipate so that might be one cause. I'm not sure I understand what you're saying about...
Forum: Boots   05-07-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,074
Posted By PNWRider
Dude, hammer on nail! I have no arch support...

Dude, hammer on nail! I have no arch support whatsoever without orthotics. My metatarsals just collapse completely. I have custom orthotics in my gym and dress shoes. I got new custom orthotics for...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   05-07-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By PNWRider
My first successful blue run, Yay!

We went to Whistler-Blackcomb on Saturday and after a bad start to the morning, I managed to link turns down most of the "Ross's Gold" blue run. I would say it's a pretty easy run as far as blues go,...
Forum: Boots   05-07-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,074
Posted By PNWRider
Thanks for the reply Lernr. Actually, I got the...

Thanks for the reply Lernr. Actually, I got the insane burning on a green run (first one of the day), but I just realized that I was challenging myself there too; I was trying to keep up with my...
Forum: Boots   05-07-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,074
Posted By PNWRider
So I had the K2 Maysis size 9 heat moulded, which...

So I had the K2 Maysis size 9 heat moulded, which created some more room and the boot felt really good around the house. But on the mountain the other day, omg, my feet burned so bad I wannted to...
Forum: Boots   05-01-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,074
Posted By PNWRider
Thanks for the help guys! I think I'll keep the...

Thanks for the help guys! I think I'll keep the 9s. After only a few hours of wear they stretched out enough to be painfree, even with custom orthotics. Some heat molding and I expect them to be nice...
Forum: Boots   04-27-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,074
Posted By PNWRider
Proper boot fit - what does "good fit" mean?

This is not one of those threads where I haven't tried the boots on yet. I've bought the K2 Maysis in both 9 and 9.5 but I'm not sure which is the better fit or what constitutes a "good fit". I can...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-27-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By PNWRider
Do you mean if my heel lifts within the boot, or...

Do you mean if my heel lifts within the boot, or just toeside in general? I think I have very little heel lift with my new boots. On steeper slopes I do make the mistake of trying to tiptoe to apply...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-24-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By PNWRider
Oh, I was just quoting the current operation...

Oh, I was just quoting the current operation schedule on their website. I know that they right TBD for June and July, and I believe they were open until June or July last year, but I didn't want to...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-23-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By PNWRider
Thanks handscreate, I tried to take this advice...

Thanks handscreate, I tried to take this advice this past weekend. Went up to Crystal Mountain in WA for spring riding. Somewhat mixed results. The snow was quite choppy but I was able to link turns...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-10-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By PNWRider
Yep; on the milder green I'm able to keep my...

Yep; on the milder green I'm able to keep my weight forward but on the steeper green, I just ignored his teasing and grabbed my pant leg regardless :)



Thanks, I'll try this. One thing the...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-09-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By PNWRider
Thanks for the words of encouragement! I've been...

Thanks for the words of encouragement! I've been reading all your threads from 2011 onwards to try to learn and was amazed at how fast you progressed! I'm still on greens I'm afraid, since I need to...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-09-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By PNWRider
Report from 4/8

Hey folks,

I went up to Cypress Mountain on Sunday as planned. I decided to go for a multi-prong attack: 1) Extended the toe-ramp on my bindings, 2) Practice the slight shoulder rotation as...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-07-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By PNWRider
Ok, back in Vancouver and examined my gear setup:...

Ok, back in Vancouver and examined my gear setup:



I don't think my binding allow me to adjust the heel hoop or I'm not sure what part of the binding is the 'heel hoop'. The boot looks to be...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-03-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By PNWRider
Damn. That really is criminal. Can certified...

Damn. That really is criminal. Can certified instructors not teach privately-privately? Ie, outside of a resort system?
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-03-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By PNWRider
Could you point me towards a video or photograph...

Could you point me towards a video or photograph showing whawt this looks like? I've been trying to visualize this without success. Every intro video I've seen talks about pressing down with your...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-03-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By PNWRider
As always, thank you for the detailed reply. I...

As always, thank you for the detailed reply. I left my gear in Vancouver since I will be up north again this weekend, but will check everything on Friday. I had someone set the bindings five years...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-02-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,541
Posted By PNWRider
On the steeper green, yes. Yes, this...

On the steeper green, yes.


Yes, this helped a lot! I'll try holding lower. One thing I noticed was that toe-side, I tended to bend over at the waist a lot, rather than keeping my torso upright...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-02-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,541
Posted By PNWRider
I was hoping this was not the case, but I'll go...

I was hoping this was not the case, but I'll go to a proper snowboarding store after work today to see what a proper fit feels like. I bought my boots at a snowboarding/skiiing convention where...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-02-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By PNWRider
Results from this past Sunday

[Reposting my experience on Sunday with a new thread for visibility]

Alright, just got back from Cypress Mountain near Vancouver BC.

Here is what I tried and the results:
1) Developed a feel...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-02-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,541
Posted By PNWRider
I'm rotating the head, but perhaps not the...

I'm rotating the head, but perhaps not the shoulder. I know I'm supposed to do a slight rotation of the shoulder but I'm fearful of getting into the habit of steering with the shoulders so perhaps I...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-02-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,541
Posted By PNWRider
I think the boots are centered. I've had problems...

I think the boots are centered. I've had problems with the boots being loose before (twisted an ankle that way once) so I try to make them as tight as possible. I have one of those "easy-lace" boot...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-02-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,541
Posted By PNWRider
Additional questions/sticking points: I noticed...

Additional questions/sticking points: I noticed that my toe edge takes longer/more pressure to engage than my heel edge. My theories are one or more of the following.

1) Either my weight is still...
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