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Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   03-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,414
Posted By JoeR
And it's silly to argue in hindsight that the...

And it's silly to argue in hindsight that the measures were unnecessary just because they apparently worked! For example, five people were swept out to sea from the northwest U.S., and one of them is...
Forum: Boards   03-11-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,884
Posted By JoeR
Don't think in terms of a generic size. Consult...

Don't think in terms of a generic size. Consult the manufacturer's rider weight specs for each board you consider. Try to stay in the middle of the weight range for a given length. Your weight will...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   03-10-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,697
Posted By JoeR
The Smith Anonymous, i.e., I have no idea what...

The Smith Anonymous, i.e., I have no idea what model it is.
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   03-10-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,625
Posted By JoeR
A decent house wine is intended to be drunk...

A decent house wine is intended to be drunk regularly. They're usually mellow and easy to drink with food.

Besides, if it was good enough for Hannibal Lecter ...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   03-10-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,625
Posted By JoeR
I generally prefer dry reds just a step or two...

I generally prefer dry reds just a step or two short of the boldest end of the spectrum (which is something like a Cabernet Sauvignon). My favorite is a smooth shiraz/syrah. Try Greg Norman...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-09-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,414
Posted By JoeR
Just to note that this case now has been...

Just to note that this case now has been resolved:
" A Georgia man who punched a 14-year-old girl in the face for running into his young son on the slopes in Colorado has been fined $500, ordered to...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   03-05-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By JoeR
I have no suggestions about what "goes with" what...

I have no suggestions about what "goes with" what ("Hydrant" color?:confused:), but if you want a basic recommendation, I can say that I bought a new Foursquare jacket this season and have been very...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-05-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By JoeR
A disclaimer doesn't prevent someone from filing...

A disclaimer doesn't prevent someone from filing suit. It just helps provide a defense, the strength of which varies according to the jurisdiction in which the suit is brought.

I don't know what...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-05-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,018
Posted By JoeR
If you truly want to prevent this forum from...

If you truly want to prevent this forum from continually spawning threads that degenerate into flame fests that result in your banning posters who irritate you, some personal sacrifices from the...
Forum: Snowboard Reviews   03-04-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By JoeR
Most of the threads here that degenerate into...

Most of the threads here that degenerate into lavish flame-wars start with that kind of "honesty" and then escalate into multiparty battles in which people are competing to see who can be "honest" in...
Forum: Bindings   03-04-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By JoeR
You won't get an authoritative answer here. Take...

You won't get an authoritative answer here. Take your question to the Ride Nation forum on Ride's website.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-02-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,848
Posted By JoeR
This video was just shown on Conan tonight. The...

This video was just shown on Conan tonight. The follow-up was a bit in which the heavily bandaged "skier" fell down the step of Conan's studio.
Forum: Music Discussion   03-02-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 872
Posted By JoeR
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake

I alluded to PJ Harvey's new album in my Radiohead thread, so here's my review.

If PJ Harvey's great-grandmother had written a musical about the Battle of Gallipoli ...

4/5 stars

Let England...
Forum: Bindings   03-02-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,998
Posted By JoeR
Binding weight matters to the extent that it...

Binding weight matters to the extent that it affects the feel you desire from your board-binding combination, whether riding it, sitting in a lift chair with it hanging from your feet, or carrying it...
Forum: Boards   03-02-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,333
Posted By JoeR
2011-2012 Ride catalogue

I'm not sure if there's a sticky thread for this kind of information, but I found this link and thought I'd post it here:
12_ride_hardgoods (http://issuu.com/zuzupopo/docs/12_ride_hardgoods/1)

An...
Forum: Boards   03-02-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
  DH2's
Views: 635
Posted By JoeR
DH2.4 Pros: Stiff (if you like stiffness);...

DH2.4
Pros: Stiff (if you like stiffness); lively; all-mountain; fast; stable; good edge hold; good dampening; little or no riding adjustment needed coming from regular camber; better than regular...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-25-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,738
Posted By JoeR
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hY-4lomJSGs/TJemLHLQBaI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hY-4lomJSGs/TJemLHLQBaI/AAAAAAAAB8g/z2wvidlQpNQ/s1600/mountain+of+black+glass.jpg
Forum: Boards   02-25-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By JoeR
After you become a decent rider, with a good...

After you become a decent rider, with a good understanding of your capabilities, see if a better board makes a difference. You may be able to try one without buying by:

borrowing a board from a...
Forum: Boards   02-25-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,596
Posted By JoeR
I think the 2012 DH and DH2 are both "out" in the...

I think the 2012 DH and DH2 are both "out" in the same way: available to team pros and test riders. But we won't be able to buy them until next season. Release in the southern hemisphere is coming up...
Forum: Boards   02-24-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,596
Posted By JoeR
If you buy a 2011 DH2 now, you'll get a good...

If you buy a 2011 DH2 now, you'll get a good deal, but you'll also probably get tech that's being phased out. I believe that the 2012 DH2 will be hybrid camber (rocker-camber-rocker), like this...
Forum: Boards   02-24-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,596
Posted By JoeR
Seb Toots rides the 2012 DH.

Seb Toots rides the 2012 DH.
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   02-23-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,333
Posted By JoeR
Yes, I ordered a pair of Smith I/O's online...

Yes, I ordered a pair of Smith I/O's online without having ever tried them on -- and this was for wearing them over glasses even though they aren't designed as OTG goggles. My local shop did not have...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   02-23-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By JoeR
See my previous reply. I didn't say death was a...

See my previous reply. I didn't say death was a sufficient condition; it's a necessary condition.



People often use "Darwin Award"-style terminology to refer casually to supposed evolutionary...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   02-23-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By JoeR
I'm not sure exactly what point you are making...

I'm not sure exactly what point you are making ... what I said initially was correct -- evolution doesn't work without death. The chief mechanism of evolution ultimately depends on selective...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   02-23-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By JoeR
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boards/32279-k2-t...

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boards/32279-k2-turbo-dream-09-10-a.html#post321602

That said about ML, my favorite artist is Mark Rothko, so please check him out too.
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