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Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-09-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,892
Posted By Thad Osprey
Got a question for everyone on helmet tightness....

Got a question for everyone on helmet tightness. Would there be a huge difference if I removed all the padding inside the helmet and replaced that with a beanie because the padding just didn't fit...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   10-19-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By Thad Osprey
Plenty of good stuff on here, so I just have...

Plenty of good stuff on here, so I just have about 0.5 cents to add. On speed, if you are worried, do it within reason. Bombing a jib feature can lead to unintended consequences and chances are...
Forum: Bindings   09-11-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,184
Posted By Thad Osprey
Chiming is as a neutral responder. (Nivek is...

Chiming is as a neutral responder. (Nivek is clearly not a union fan as evidenced from his various posts and I respect his opinion which he is entitled. But his enthusiasm in making his opinion known...
Forum: Boards   08-18-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,502
Posted By Thad Osprey
No I dont have issues spinning out with my foot...

No I dont have issues spinning out with my foot against the back binding. Actually RC boards are not difficult to skate on much more than any other board. Straight Gliding is pretty much the same....
Forum: Boards   08-17-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,502
Posted By Thad Osprey
Actually thats what I do. For centre RC boards I...

Actually thats what I do. For centre RC boards I skate with back foot on the centre or closer to the front and steer with half a board, I find stopping and changing directions whilst skating easier...
Forum: Boards   07-25-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,868
Posted By Thad Osprey
Agree with you on this one. Have both the Proto...

Agree with you on this one. Have both the Proto and the SL and I find the Proto slightly stiffer. Not sure if its me or...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   07-10-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By Thad Osprey
NWBoarder is right. Snowboarding is so mcuh fun...

NWBoarder is right. Snowboarding is so mcuh fun cos there is no real stress in progression. As long as u have fun on the slopes, you go home everyday feeling like a winner. Feel free to entirely...
Forum: Bindings   07-05-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,419
Posted By Thad Osprey
Yep. What comrade said.

Yep. What comrade said.
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   07-04-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 72
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Views: 16,349
Posted By Thad Osprey
Nice grab in the pic. It looks like you try to...

Nice grab in the pic. It looks like you try to grab your board when its pretty much horizontal in the air. I have trouble reaching nose and tail like that whilst airborne (I can grab it horizontal...
Forum: Boots   06-29-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By Thad Osprey
Boots are a very personal thing and very...

Boots are a very personal thing and very manufacturer specific. The same mondopoint sizing for each brand fits differently. Some fit wider feet better, some fit narrower feet better. Even if you have...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   06-24-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By Thad Osprey
I thought hes asking about 5s not 7s. And if its...

I thought hes asking about 5s not 7s. And if its 5s presumably ur not launching switch 5s (meaning you land in your regular stance) cos if the OP is, then really why u even asking for help. I dont...
Forum: Bindings   05-08-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,135
Posted By Thad Osprey
Well I havent had an extensive go at the Cartels...

Well I havent had an extensive go at the Cartels so I cant comment beyond where I last posted. But OP could consider the Cartels as well. They are a popular binding and for good reason. I dont...
Forum: Bindings   05-07-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,135
Posted By Thad Osprey
Yeah I agree. Nothing better than going out there...

Yeah I agree. Nothing better than going out there and doing some research and holding the binding you are thinking of riding before you buy it. If you can still ride where ur at and can somehow demo...
Forum: Bindings   05-06-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,306
Posted By Thad Osprey
I've had 2 DCs boots and 2 Flux bindings: a...

I've had 2 DCs boots and 2 Flux bindings: a Double Boa DC Allegiance from 2 seasons ago paired with Flux Titans, and this season the DC Park Boot which I sometimes ride with RK30s. The Flux Bindings...
Forum: Bindings   05-04-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,135
Posted By Thad Osprey
Union Forces are a love/hate binding as you have...

Union Forces are a love/hate binding as you have probably figured out by now. Some say its not worth the money, some say its their "go to" binding. Another difficulty is that this Forum has "mood...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-31-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,194
Posted By Thad Osprey
What if he wants to nose butter? Not sure if...

What if he wants to nose butter? Not sure if settubg the stance further is not the answer in anycase.

One of the key indicators is how far you are able to shift your centre of gravity over and...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-25-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By Thad Osprey
That instant where we decide to man-up and hit...

That instant where we decide to man-up and hit something we are scared of and actually land the damn thing is a huge part of what makes up the stoke we get from snowboarding. If it is at all...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-24-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By Thad Osprey
Not rocking back too far and reducing forward...

Not rocking back too far and reducing forward lean is a good start. I'm not sure if it will work for you, but when I feel i am too heel egde heavy on some tricks I remined myself to ensure that my...
Forum: Bindings   02-17-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,285
Posted By Thad Osprey
If you are no in a rush to replace the bindings...

If you are no in a rush to replace the bindings and still want a Union binding, you might want to wait a bit. I saw some Japanese dude riding a Union Force with a totally remodelled toe cap...not...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-16-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By Thad Osprey
When you approach, the riding line you take onto...

When you approach, the riding line you take onto the C feature has to match it. Meaning if its curved one way or another, ur line into it has to be similar. Approach at a wrong angle and ur off...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-16-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,385
Posted By Thad Osprey
I think its whatever works for you in this case....

I think its whatever works for you in this case. I also dont agree with the 50/50 weighting. I think its a bad habit in fact and if you ever had to skate down steeper exit ramps putting 50 on your...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-16-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,837
Posted By Thad Osprey
No it wont cause you to flip. I wont try to annoy...

No it wont cause you to flip. I wont try to annoy you and tell you to neck up, but have you tried tuck jumps off normal flat ground (no snowboard, just bare feet or shoes) to see if you'll flip?...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-16-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,143
Posted By Thad Osprey
First of all, what do you mean by "caught". If...

First of all, what do you mean by "caught". If you mean it catches an edge and you fall then like someone earlier said, you need to look at edge bevelling. Sharp edges tend to "grab" on boxes. If you...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-30-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,169
Posted By Thad Osprey
i) Bindings for park are whatever ur comfy with....

i) Bindings for park are whatever ur comfy with. In general you should try to get a duck-ish stance because with progress comes rotations and you want to be able to ride decently switch. So entirely...
Forum: Bindings   01-30-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,173
Posted By Thad Osprey
You are free to believe whatever you like, as...

You are free to believe whatever you like, as much as he is entitled to write whatever he wants. But since you are asking, I do actually OWN (yes, own, not just tested or read from reviews) the Flux...
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