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Forum: Northeast US   02-02-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Bones
I remember El Nino years more for the mild temps...

I remember El Nino years more for the mild temps in between regular storms, but not for mild temps and no storms. The Washington-New York storm went well south of me and the only other storm we had...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-27-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,021
Posted By Bones
It is a little easier to quantify with one of my...

It is a little easier to quantify with one of my down sleeping bags.

It takes 30 minutes or so to fluff up to its full loft after spending a day in a compression bag in my pack.

When new,...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-26-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,021
Posted By Bones
I do the same with my down sleeping bags. ...

I do the same with my down sleeping bags.

Front Load washer only as the agitator in a "regular" washing machine will rip the shit out of the internal baffles.

Nikwax down wash works well.
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Forum: Northeast US   01-24-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 558
Posted By Bones
To be fair, 20+ inches in 24 hours is a pretty...

To be fair, 20+ inches in 24 hours is a pretty big dump even in snow country. I can't imagine the chaos when it hits an area that doesn't normally get much snow.
Forum: Eastern Canada   01-23-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Bones
Tremblant gets busy on every spring break within...

Tremblant gets busy on every spring break within driving distance, not just Montreal. 2nd and 3rd weeks of March are the worst if memory serves, but Easter is the last weekend of March this year as...
Forum: Eastern Canada   01-23-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Bones
As stated: avoid spring break at all costs! ...

As stated: avoid spring break at all costs!

Hit up Kijiji when you get to Montreal: people unload their pre-purchased lift tickets for $50ish after February.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-18-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,271
Posted By Bones
That's about the only thing I could think of: he...

That's about the only thing I could think of: he got to the hill, realized that he had no safe, responsible place to store it and said " fuck it, I'll take it with me"

Still, the guy crashed hard...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-18-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,271
Posted By Bones
Riding with a gun?

Just saw this:

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/jackson_hole_daily/local/skier-loses-handgun-in-crash-gets-it-back/article_4ca20761-202a-5fe2-8f0e-1ee62e01e418.html

I'm not asking for a...
Forum: Western Canada   01-05-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By Bones
Same here. I lived west of Edmonton for a while...

Same here. I lived west of Edmonton for a while and though I'm sure the thermometer said something stupid at some point every winter and your spit would bounce, I never found it unbearable.

But...
Forum: General Travel Forum   01-01-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Bones
Good idea, I'll hit my local and snap some pics...

Good idea, I'll hit my local and snap some pics of what is available here
Forum: General Travel Forum   01-01-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Bones
Costco store stock is very regional. Around here...

Costco store stock is very regional. Around here (Ottawa, ON) we get a lot of Western Quebec hills plus Jay Peak for sale.

I know from past experience that the Calgary stores carry pretty much...
Forum: General Travel Forum   01-01-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Bones
Costco Deals in Calgary

A few years ago, one of the forum members took some photos of the ticket deals available in Calgary Costco's

I'm heading to Kicking Horse in late February for 6 days and would like

a) to do...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-30-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,299
Posted By Bones
Hit up a garage sale and buy an old board/ set of...

Hit up a garage sale and buy an old board/ set of skis for $5. Practice on that. It's not hard to learn but it's nice not having the paranoia of doing it on your good board the first time.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-30-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Bones
I've owned both and it's a toss-up. I like the...

I've owned both and it's a toss-up. I like the CRV's higher COG for deep snow and plowing thru snowbanks. I also liked it for getting down forestry roads in the summer. That said, it rides high all...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-29-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,299
Posted By Bones
True enough. So many suburban shops can't...

True enough.

So many suburban shops can't get or keep good techs so they lease the winterstiger machines that do everything and let their new hires pump boards and skis through them. Usually these...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-29-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,299
Posted By Bones
Yes and no If you get a machine in a shop...

Yes and no

If you get a machine in a shop with experienced techs who take the time to secure the board well, touch up the work hardened spots in advance, etc., then machines do a really good,...
Forum: Boards   12-29-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Bones
The Beast Bevel guides come in fractions, so...

The Beast Bevel guides come in fractions, so you'll be fine with the base.

Beast Base Bevel Guides (http://www.tognar.com/beast-base-bevel-guides/)

Side angles don't need to as accurate, just...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-26-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,299
Posted By Bones
Factory angles differ from brand to brand (Never...

Factory angles differ from brand to brand (Never Summer is 0 & 90) but most are around 1 base and 89 side. Obviously check with your maker.

What angles are good for what? That depends on where and...
Forum: Boots   11-27-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Bones
I'm 45-60 days on a pair of Northwave Domains, my...

I'm 45-60 days on a pair of Northwave Domains, my second pair of Northwaves.

Very comfy, good build quality. They pack out almost a full size quickly but then they're golden from then on.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   11-24-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,306
Posted By Bones
The morale of the story is that knowing something...

The morale of the story is that knowing something about how your stuff works is like money in the bank.

I'm always amazed how many good car repair videos are available on youtube. I'm not...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   11-24-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,306
Posted By Bones
Well, lots of places charge $100-$120/hr with a 1...

Well, lots of places charge $100-$120/hr with a 1 hour minimum and mark up the parts 30%. $183 is not so much a ripoff as just an expensive shop.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   11-23-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,306
Posted By Bones
Buy yourself a tire gauge ($2-$3) and google the...

Buy yourself a tire gauge ($2-$3) and google the tire specs.

You can see the wear bar between the treads in lower right of the pic. Definitely not flush with the tread, so there is some life left....
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   11-19-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By Bones
Personally, I don't really notice the cold on my...

Personally, I don't really notice the cold on my arms, only when it gets to my core. Therefore, I like vests and I like the lack of the bulky material around my shoulders
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   11-13-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,415
Posted By Bones
Sadly, you just get inured to that kind of cold....

Sadly, you just get inured to that kind of cold. Usually, it is only really bad for 3-4 weeks, but some years it is 3-4 months. Unfortunately, you can't just stay home and skip it or you may never...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   11-12-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,415
Posted By Bones
I have the McKinley stuff (the thicker version:...

I have the McKinley stuff (the thicker version: Arctic?) and a Patagonia turtleneck which is really long and has thumb loops. The Patagonia is thinner but seems denser (thicker weave?) so I'd buy...
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