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Forum: Boards   03-25-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By eelpout
Haven't been out on it yet. Going to Park City...

Haven't been out on it yet. Going to Park City next week with it and my Lib Tech Phoenix Landvik, so I'll know more then. Fingers crossed for decent conditions.
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   03-24-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By eelpout
Is it me or are there fewer bag options than...

Is it me or are there fewer bag options than there use to be? My current bag, a Bakoda Travel Closet, will be hard to replace because there isn't anything else like it on the market. Northwave owned...
Forum: Boards   03-21-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By eelpout
No worries! :laugh2: FWIW, I usually only...

No worries! :laugh2:

FWIW, I usually only haul out my Rossi Experience (which was the basis for The Flagship when Jones went out on his own) on 10+" powder days. I find the nose a little too...
Forum: Boards   03-20-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By eelpout
My guess is that stance width was based more on...

My guess is that stance width was based more on Jones' personal stats at the time, he tended to ride narrow (and he's 5' 7" if memory serves). And the Experience line was built with him in mind.
Forum: Boards   03-20-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By eelpout
Jones Explorer 161w, the reference stance width is WHAT???

Just picked up a '16 Jones Explorer (at a great price) for when the old Rossignol Experience is too much board. Was a bit shocked to see that its reference stance width is 620mm (24.4 in.). Wow. I'm...
Forum: Slam Section   01-13-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By eelpout
something similar happened to me at Squaw Valley...

something similar happened to me at Squaw Valley when I started to learn to board. Bought a helmet the next day.

You just can never tell when they'll come in handy, got blindsided by a skier last...
Forum: Boots   12-16-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By eelpout
I recently bought a pair of Lasso's. If you've...

I recently bought a pair of Lasso's. If you've worn Ride's before, you should know that the Lasso's toe box is somewhat more cramped than the similar Jackson Boa's. Part of this is they are a bit...
Forum: Rossignol   08-22-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,814
Posted By eelpout
the only field review I've seen, other than those...

the only field review I've seen, other than those from The House where the Rossi rep does all the relevant talking (and he of course thinks it's the bomb), is from Board Insiders...
Forum: Bindings   07-14-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,326
Posted By eelpout
I never really noticed boot lift with Flow's...

I never really noticed boot lift with Flow's either until I bought a pair of Salomon Defenders last season. Those things keep one's boot heel locked down solid on the pad and to the binding due to...
Forum: Southwest US   03-05-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By eelpout
if I remember the articles, they said they had to...

if I remember the articles, they said they had to start constructing features and runs for the World Cup that required an amount of snow they simply didn't have at the time. they figured it was...
Forum: Southwest US   02-16-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By eelpout
2015 FIS World Cup Cross event canceled for Squaw Valley

the Tahoe snow-suck continues:

FIS World Cup Cross Events Canceled | U.S. Snowboarding (http://ussnowboarding.com/news/fis-world-cup-cross-events-canceled-0)

Poor snow causes Squaw Valley to...
Forum: Boots   01-26-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,300
Posted By eelpout
I like the Remind Medics, wear them in my hiking...

I like the Remind Medics, wear them in my hiking boots all the time. But, I tried them for snowboarding and at least for me, in my Ride boots, with my stupid ultra-flat feet, they fatigued my feet...
Forum: Boots   01-02-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,568
Posted By eelpout
Bummer, going to have to give up on the F3.0's. ...

Bummer, going to have to give up on the F3.0's.

Bought a pair of 13/14 F3.0 size 11 US, great heel hold but unfortunately slams my 2nd toe on the left foot (bunion issues) and I had to stop using...
Forum: Southwest US   12-13-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,871
Posted By eelpout
Heavenly really got shafted in the "storm" this...

Heavenly really got shafted in the "storm" this week.
I think they still have yet to open. Fine with me, never liked hiking around that place much for boarding anyway.
Forum: Southwest US   12-13-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,871
Posted By eelpout
so, basically not worth the trip?

so, basically not worth the trip?
Forum: Southwest US   12-12-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,871
Posted By eelpout
57385 :jumping1: (<-- he's jumping...

57385

:jumping1: (<-- he's jumping ironically if you couldn't tell)
Forum: Southwest US   12-12-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,871
Posted By eelpout
Northstar at least has this going for them;...

Northstar at least has this going for them; keeping their main thoroughfare going with the crunchy stuff.
Forum: Southwest US   12-12-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,871
Posted By eelpout
Tahoe storm....phffft...

So much for the "biggest storm in 5 years..." Can't imagine the Tahoe operators are happy. :dry:

Someone from Northstar said yesterday morning they were hoping for 2 1/2 feet by the end of it all....
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-11-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 11,612
Posted By eelpout
I will say I've gotten some superb customer...

I will say I've gotten some superb customer service online for purchases. Not surprisingly though it's from brick & mortar stores that also sell through the 'net. So they tend to give more of a darn.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-10-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 11,612
Posted By eelpout
Happened to the music industry. I grew up going...

Happened to the music industry. I grew up going to record stores after school and spending an afternoon flipping through albums and talking to the staff about new releases. I miss that.

Sadly,...
Forum: General Travel Forum   12-08-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,130
Posted By eelpout
I've got a Bakoda Travel Closet that allows the...

I've got a Bakoda Travel Closet that allows the boot bag portion on top to be removed and zipped up on its own. Was handy on one occasion when I mis-weighed and was over the limit, just separated the...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   12-06-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,346
Posted By eelpout
I had a pretty good tumble in CO about 2 years...

I had a pretty good tumble in CO about 2 years ago when conditions were thin and hit a rock, ended up with a 1st-2nd degree shoulder sprain according to the ortho. That shoulder still "pops."...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   11-19-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,888
Posted By eelpout
Funny, I came here to ask this very question. No...

Funny, I came here to ask this very question. No surprise that there is already a thread on it. :)

I love my Planet Earth Iker (10 pockets!!) but it's getting old and while its waterproofing is...
Forum: Bindings   11-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By eelpout
So I heard back from the dealer this morning, he...

So I heard back from the dealer this morning, he talked to his Salomon rep and said they did indeed drop the underneath toe padding from demo units to production on The Defender. No explanation as to...
Forum: Bindings   11-09-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By eelpout
the yellow toe part is all one piece of hard...

the yellow toe part is all one piece of hard plastic.



hope you can see from picture I just took, it's not flush and just floats above the surface (see the shadow underneath). Does it matter? I...
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