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Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-06-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,612
Posted By dave1billion
Sounds like a challenge that needs empirical...

Sounds like a challenge that needs empirical proof.

What sized bindings do I need to get to test this for:

A. The boulder
B. The pebble
C. A labrador retriever (got to have a control)
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   02-02-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By dave1billion
I'm a Saints fan so I've had a week longer to...

I'm a Saints fan so I've had a week longer to grieve.

And my wife's a Packer fan.

So we know from suicidal.
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   02-02-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By dave1billion
Gear Advice for My 6 Year Old Daughter

I'm taking my daughter on her first snowboard trip in 3 weeks.

She'll be taking the 5-6 year old ride lessons (at Breckenridge).

I've been riding for a while so I know what gear I should be...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   02-02-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By dave1billion
I'll second the recommendation for the Oakley...

I'll second the recommendation for the Oakley Crowbars. That's what I have. FWIW, I use the High Intensity Persimmon lenses. They're really good for low and flat light and I'm not really sensitive...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-31-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By dave1billion
How much are you willing to spend? The lens...

How much are you willing to spend?

The lens color should be chosen according to your expected riding conditions (bright light, low light, flat light, night riding). Look at the Oakley site for a...
Forum: Boards   10-01-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,364
Posted By dave1billion
The asymemtry isn't a dealbreaker for me either...

The asymemtry isn't a dealbreaker for me either way.

It's $20 more but I like the Gnu "blue denim" graphics on the asymm board better than the "leather" graphics on the true twin board. I'm not...
Forum: Boards   10-01-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,364
Posted By dave1billion
Thanks for the clarification, guys Looks...

Thanks for the clarification, guys

Looks like I'll get the Rider's Choice Pickle and take the advice of "mount your bindings with the highback on the heelside" and then "ride that shit backwards"....
Forum: Boards   09-30-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,364
Posted By dave1billion
Asymmetrical Twin Board - How Does that Work for a Goofy Rider?

I'm looking at getting the 2012 GNU Rider's Choice or the Rider's Choice Pickle.

The only difference is that the regular RC has a true twin shape and the Pickle is an asymmetrical twin.

I...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   11-28-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,833
Posted By dave1billion
Oakley's web page gives a good description of...

Oakley's web page gives a good description of theie ggoggle lenses. For instance:

"Black Iridium
Medium to bright light. Excellent all-purpose high contrast lens for sunny conditions. Features...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   11-26-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,833
Posted By dave1billion
I bought an HI Persimmon extra lens last year...

I bought an HI Persimmon extra lens last year because (like Leo above) in flat light with my Black Iridium lenses I couldn't make out much contrasting detail on the slopes.

I figured I'd use the...
Forum: Bindings   01-18-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,520
Posted By dave1billion
I had a brand new pair of M-11 Flow bindings that...

I had a brand new pair of M-11 Flow bindings that I rode last week at Telluride.

After 2 days, part of the piece in the highback that is used to adjust the tightness fell out (the tiny pin that...
Forum: General Travel Forum   01-03-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By dave1billion
Telluride Advice and Tips??

I'm heading to Telluride for a week starting Friday the 8th.

Any advice for a good snowboard shop?

I need to get a new pair of boots heat-molded and will probably want to get a wax (for the...
Forum: Boards   12-01-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 26,351
Posted By dave1billion
Thanks Wiredsport. I'm going to hook my...

Thanks Wiredsport.

I'm going to hook my nephew up in hopes that he'll pull his grades up enough to be allowed to go on a snowboarding trip this year.

And I'll tell his dad to match the board...
Forum: Boards   11-30-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 26,351
Posted By dave1billion
Lucky 13, Please.

Lucky 13, Please.
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-10-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,349
Posted By dave1billion
My wife insisted and I got checked out by the...

My wife insisted and I got checked out by the Doctor after this (and a few previous occasions) happened. Everything was play.

I manage it now by standing up sslowly (when I can).

Thanks for the...
Forum: Boards   03-02-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By dave1billion
I'm not wed to the idea of either of those...

I'm not wed to the idea of either of those boards, I'd just like to stick with a reverse camber board (although I know the rocker will be located differently from my RC).

Any suggestions for a...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-02-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By dave1billion
From your profile you spend LOTS of time away...

From your profile you spend LOTS of time away from the computer.

Wasn't a reflection on you at all.
Forum: Boards   03-02-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By dave1billion
Do I need to buy a powder board?

I'm 6'1 185 lbs.

I bought a 157.5 Gnu Rider's Choice BTX this year and it's great on the groomers and is supposed to be good in the park (I'll know that after next weekend). But I have to travel...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-01-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By dave1billion
Thumbs up Hey, it's actually refreshing to hear a kid...

Hey, it's actually refreshing to hear a kid almost 13 years old not know about terms like IMO.

That probably means you're doing cool things outside (like snowboarding) rather than spending all of...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-01-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,349
Posted By dave1billion
I've tipped differing amounts depending on the...

I've tipped differing amounts depending on the instructor.

I took 2 half-day group lessons with a good guy at Winter Park a few years back (thanks Gedde). I was at the trying to link turns phase....
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-25-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,913
Posted By dave1billion
Are you applying ice to it? I've bruised my...

Are you applying ice to it? I've bruised my elbow pretty badly before too. You probably got info from the doctor but below is some advice from a website.
...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-18-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
Posted By dave1billion
Want some quick advice? From someone who took 10...

Want some quick advice? From someone who took 10 years to graduate college?

Choose your college based on what you want in a college, not the proximity to the slopes (or the football or basketball...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-18-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,086
Posted By dave1billion
I never got in a fight (or even close) at a...

I never got in a fight (or even close) at a resort but snowboarding almost led to a fight for me.

I'd just got back from my first weekend snowboarding. It had been pretty icy so I came down on my...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-18-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,845
Posted By dave1billion
What is a roller?

I 'm interested in learning freestyle and I keep reading about rollers but I can't find a basic definitions for a roller.

Is it a small jump? Is it a big bump? :dunno:

Is it, when prefaced by...
Forum: Meets and Events   02-13-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By dave1billion
Rocky Mountain Park & Pipe Camp

The Rocky Mountain Park & Pipe Camp in Breckenridge (2 days) is coming up and I'm interested in attending.

It's for intermediate riders and up (I'm intermediate who can link turns on the green...
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