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Forum: Off Season Recreation   03-16-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,460
Posted By Cycle4Fun
I'm an avid mountain biker in Ohio, member of...

I'm an avid mountain biker in Ohio, member of CAMBA who does trail work, and used to race cross country in college. I know mountain biking and bikes in general.

There is no bike that can ride the...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   03-12-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,224
Posted By Cycle4Fun
I wear the flexmeter guards under an oversized...

I wear the flexmeter guards under an oversized glove. It looks like the guards you have are too short. I've never had a wrist injury.

See: Wrist guards for snowboarders - www.ski-injury.com -...
Forum: Off Season Recreation   03-10-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By Cycle4Fun
You will have a lot of fun right up until you...

You will have a lot of fun right up until you push yourself to go to fast and get hurt. Race long enough and you will eventually get hurt like in any other sport. The scene is generally fantastic...
Forum: General Travel Forum   03-04-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Cycle4Fun
I stayed there last week. It was a nice place...

I stayed there last week. It was a nice place for a decent price. Breakfast was really good. Private shower and bath and a bed. It has all you need.

If only it hadn't been a high of -2F with...
Forum: Boards   03-04-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Given that I board the Midwest and East and much...

Given that I board the Midwest and East and much of what I ride is man made and groomed ice crystals I noticed a slight improvement between my factory tuned 0/0 edges and my tuned edges. This may...
Forum: Boots   02-18-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Snowboard: $300 Boots: $100 Bindings: $100 ...

Snowboard: $300
Boots: $100
Bindings: $100
Jacket: $100
Pants: $100
Helmet: $30
Gloves: $15
Goggles: $50
Each lift ticket: $60-$150
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-10-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,439
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Where are you getting your information? Sintered...

Where are you getting your information? Sintered bases are generally faster than extruded bases, but it is still just as important to wax your extruded base. You will have differences in average...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   02-10-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,439
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Your friends don't go as fast because they have a...

Your friends don't go as fast because they have a "sticky" base instead of a base that repels water. That's all the wax does. By not waxing for years their base will have oxidized and need to be...
Forum: General Travel Forum   02-05-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By Cycle4Fun
I went on a trip to Big Sky last year during the...

I went on a trip to Big Sky last year during the winter Olympics. I don't have experience with other resorts out west. My wife has extensive experience at Whistler and somewhere else I don't...
Forum: Boards   02-05-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By Cycle4Fun
I've owned an SL and currently ride the Ripsaw. ...

I've owned an SL and currently ride the Ripsaw. See my recent review of the Ripsaw. Living in the Midwest I haven't taken the Ripsaw out on powder. Hell, I've only experienced powder for one...
Forum: Welcome New Riders And New Members   02-05-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By Cycle4Fun
+5/-12 as a stance would be completely wrong. ...

+5/-12 as a stance would be completely wrong. Your front foot would be at less of an angle than your rear. This is never done. The angles were probably +12/-5. Either way, the kid at the rental...
Forum: Neversummer   02-02-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,964
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Height: 5'9" Weight: 161 lbs Shoe Size US:...

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 161 lbs
Shoe Size US: 9.5-10

What does height have to do with snowboard size? I think weight matters far more, which is why I included that in the review along with the...
Forum: Neversummer   02-02-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,964
Posted By Cycle4Fun
2015 Never Summer Ripsaw Review

Board: Never Summer Ripsaw

Size: 156 cm
Camber Profile: Camber/Rocker/Camber. Significant camber under foot with rocker between feet
Bindings: GNU Mutants
Boots: Vans Andreas Wig
Stance:...
Forum: Boards   01-05-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Camber provides energy (commonly called pop) in a...

Camber provides energy (commonly called pop) in a board or ski as well as edge hold. A properly done turn on a camber board will provide you energy as exit the turn. It is easier to catch an edge...
Forum: Boards   01-05-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Boots first. A nice boot you can wear all day is...

Boots first. A nice boot you can wear all day is more important than anything else to your enjoyment on the mountain.

If you can link turns (make an S down the mountain) go straight to an...
Forum: Boards   01-05-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Get a cheap snowboard bag that doesn't have...

Get a cheap snowboard bag that doesn't have padding, so you can put the board in the mount. That will protect you from most of the salt. Then you can cover your edges and inserts with something...
Forum: Off-Topic General Discussion   12-10-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,550
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Good set-up. I'll stress how nice SSD...

Good set-up. I'll stress how nice SSD hard-drives are. I built my computer last year for $1500 US. It'll be awhile until you are forced to run things at a medium graphics setting.

I can't...
Forum: Fashion   12-10-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 33,536
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Did you replace the helmet? The protection in...

Did you replace the helmet? The protection in that area is now compromised. This is from a man who's used 4 mountain bike helmets in 8 years.

Helmets are good for one serious impact.
Forum: Boots   11-19-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Yes. It takes 30s to take a binding off. ...

Yes. It takes 30s to take a binding off. Through it in your car. When you've finally settled on a boot, go back to the car, grab your binding and make sure the boots fit.

It's very unlikely...
Forum: Boots   11-15-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,069
Posted By Cycle4Fun
I ended up with Van Andreas Wiig's. Flex of...

I ended up with Van Andreas Wiig's. Flex of about 7 on my scale (Burton DriverX being 10).

These fit me the best far and away. Bare minimum heal lift with my narrow heal. Comfortable on my...
Forum: Slam Section   11-14-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,268
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Then we can tell them that they don't have to...

Then we can tell them that they don't have to provide any services until a patient shows proof of insurance or pays up front.

That's not morally acceptable to me. Medicade covers you if you're at...
Forum: Boots   11-14-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,673
Posted By Cycle4Fun
I completely disagree with you on boot lacing...

I completely disagree with you on boot lacing systems. Traditional laces allow you to control the force each section of the boot puts on your foot. I have a narrow heal, wide forefoot, and flat...
Forum: Boots   11-14-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Cycle4Fun
I have a similar issue. I have a narrow heal...

I have a similar issue. I have a narrow heal with slightly wider than normal forefoot. I also have very flat feet. I tried on K2s, ThirtyTwo's, Burton's and Van's in the correct size with flex...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   11-13-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,556
Posted By Cycle4Fun
Lessons Always. A private lesson will get you...

Lessons Always. A private lesson will get you going the fastest at your pace and not that of the slowest person. If you don't want to pay for a private lesson, take a group lesson. Learning on...
Forum: Boots   11-09-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,069
Posted By Cycle4Fun
That's the plan. I likely won't buy this...

That's the plan. I likely won't buy this weekend, but I have the full list of boots in the right stiffness range that I want from every brand the two shops carry. I'll also be bringing a binding...
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