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Forum: Fashion   03-27-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 372
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Posted By The Jake
This is often the case with the anti-helmet...

This is often the case with the anti-helmet crowd. You don't want one until you or someone close to you falls, hits your/their head and nearly suffers a really, really serious injury.

And for...
Forum: Fashion   03-18-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,055
Posted By The Jake
Ha "take up arms." See, in Dirty Harry...

Ha "take up arms."

See, in Dirty Harry fantasy land, "taking up arms" sounds cool. You get together with your buddies, form a little militia. Call yourselves the "Sons of Liberty" or some shit...
Forum: Fashion   03-18-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,055
Posted By The Jake
"Reasonable" is different for everyone. I fully...

"Reasonable" is different for everyone. I fully agree that it's subjective. But the point is, government exists to make compromise between people like me and people like you. You are opposed to...
Forum: Fashion   03-18-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,055
Posted By The Jake
Again, it's not that I'm cool with my right to...

Again, it's not that I'm cool with my right to choose being taken away for everything. Quite the opposite, actually. I'm cool with the government imposing reasonable regulations for certain things....
Forum: Fashion   03-18-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,055
Posted By The Jake
Yeah, whatever you say, dude. Good luck in your...

Yeah, whatever you say, dude. Good luck in your "Orwellian nightmare" of having to wear a helmet while you snowboard. Oh, the horror.

And for what it's worth, you don't even know what fascism...
Forum: Fashion   03-18-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,055
Posted By The Jake
"No, helmets aren't a big Constitutional crisis...

"No, helmets aren't a big Constitutional crisis but the person who advocates laws requiring heets typically is an advocate for gun confiscation, TSA shakedowns, warrant less wiretaps, and detainment...
Forum: Northeast US   03-18-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By The Jake
Upper and Lower Kidderbrook! Dude, that's my...

Upper and Lower Kidderbrook!

Dude, that's my favorite trail at Stratton too. Amazing run, gradient is steep enough to be challenging but not so steep that you have to slow down. Damn skiers...
Forum: Fashion   03-18-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,055
Posted By The Jake
Simply put

Simply put, I draw the line between reasonable and unreasonable. To me, it's reasonable to require helmets because they're substantially safer, not uncomfortable and not intrusive. You know, sorta...
Forum: Fashion   03-18-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,055
Posted By The Jake
It's definitely a choice and I'm cool with it...

It's definitely a choice and I'm cool with it being a choice while it remains un-regulated.

One day, however, it may become regulated. The health insurance companies might say "enough is enough,"...
Forum: Fashion   03-18-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,055
Posted By The Jake
When I was a kid, nobody wore a helmet to ride...

When I was a kid, nobody wore a helmet to ride bicycles unless it was a special needs kid. And we did all kinds of dangerous sh*t on bicycles and fell off many, many times.

Today, you almost...
Forum: Fashion   03-18-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,055
Posted By The Jake
The reason some people (myself included) want a...

The reason some people (myself included) want a law passed regarding helmet use is due to the social implications of head injuries, not the desire to "control" people. That is absurd paranoia.
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Forum: Boards   03-18-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,788
Posted By The Jake
Another recommendation for Burton Custom X Full Camber

It is absolutely incredible on groomers, the gradient be damned. The edge holds like no other board that I've tried (and I demo'd a bunch while shopping for a new board).

The board absolutely...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-18-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By The Jake
Perfectly normal. Basically what you're doing is...

Perfectly normal. Basically what you're doing is dumping speed enough so that you feel comfortable (again, mental) transitioning to the toe side.

Try what that one instructor suggested to me:...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-18-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By The Jake
Firestarter, that's a common hang-up for a lot of...

Firestarter, that's a common hang-up for a lot of people who are learning. First you learn how to edge, then you learn how to stop, then you learn how to turn, and then you learn how to turn while...
Forum: Bindings   03-18-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By The Jake
2008 Burton Cartels

Toe strap broke for the first time this season, but had been worn out for a while. Replacement was free in a Burton store and took about 6 minutes to fix. Not really a big deal and a good deal of...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-18-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By The Jake
Noreaster, no argument there, I've definitely...

Noreaster, no argument there, I've definitely been hurt where it wasn't necessary. The separated shoulder could've easily been avoided if I'd asked someone about park riding or took a park riding...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-18-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By The Jake
Joe, you'll get it

And you've already done one of the most important things you can do at the end of a season: plant the seed of desire for next season. If you're looking forward to something for 8 months, or...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-18-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By The Jake
One man's snowboard journey from pain to pleasure

I've lurked around this forum for quite a while, but I don't post much. However, given all of the foot pain/injury/frustration threads I've been seeing, I thought my story might prove helpful for...
Forum: Northeast US   12-28-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By The Jake
I taught myself how to ride at the creek so I was...

I taught myself how to ride at the creek so I was one of those spazzes only a few years ago.

sigh, memories.
Forum: Northeast US   12-26-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By The Jake
I was at Hunter yesterday. Pleasantly surprised!...

I was at Hunter yesterday. Pleasantly surprised! It's really incredible how much snow they're able to make. Standing at the top of the mountain, you look around and there is no snow anywhere other...
Forum: Northeast US   12-22-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By The Jake
Anyone go to Windham recently?

Trying to figure out if it's worth the 2 1/2 hour drive to Windham for this weekend. Looks like they have a decent amount of terrain open and a good base, but that can be misleading, particularly...
Forum: Northeast US   12-13-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By The Jake
thanks for the update.

thanks for the update.
Forum: Northeast US   12-11-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,379
Posted By The Jake
which run was open?

which run was open?
Forum: Northeast US   12-08-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,379
Posted By The Jake
have fun and let us know how it is! in gory...

have fun and let us know how it is!

in gory detail.
Forum: Northeast US   12-07-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,650
Posted By The Jake
any clue how much or what terrain will be open?

any clue how much or what terrain will be open?
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