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Forum: Boards   04-02-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,717
Posted By glaucon
Yes you are. I've done the math, taking into...

Yes you are. I've done the math, taking into account the materials, labor, pro rata portion of marketing expenses, and customary profit margin in the industry and arrived at exactly $665.89. To the...
Forum: Boards   03-31-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,505
Posted By glaucon
Like I said, take from it what you want; I'm not...

Like I said, take from it what you want; I'm not trying to make any claims. You can talk on here about what boards can and can't do under what conditions until your fingers bleed. I get frustrated...
Forum: Boards   03-31-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,505
Posted By glaucon
Thanks. Well the talk in this thread was that...

Thanks. Well the talk in this thread was that the hot knife is lacking in powder as compared to the ripsaw and the TRS. I just put the vid up as a data point. I don't have enough personal...
Forum: Boards   03-31-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,505
Posted By glaucon
A little fun with the Hot Knife from earlier...

A little fun with the Hot Knife from earlier today, for those interested.

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Forum: General Travel Forum   03-24-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By glaucon
Tahoe will be getting snow starting tomorrow and...

Tahoe will be getting snow starting tomorrow and expected to be on and off through early April. Maybe more after that. Last year they got a few inches in mid-April and I finished my season around...
Forum: Northwest US   03-24-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By glaucon
I wasn't thinking best snowfall of the season,...

I wasn't thinking best snowfall of the season, but I'm definitely ready for whatever comes :thumbsup:
Forum: Boards   03-23-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,505
Posted By glaucon
Those are probably all fair points. My...

Those are probably all fair points. My subjective view is that, as a response fiend, I am willing to pay the price in effort and burn to squeeze everything out of a board. I'm riding the Raptor in...
Forum: Boards   03-23-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,505
Posted By glaucon
I see the distinction slightly differently. I...

I see the distinction slightly differently. I personally don't experience any sacrifice in agility when riding the Raptor in trees and moguls, and I'm a type of rider who loves moguls more than...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,236
Posted By glaucon
Because the snowboarders were punks in the early...

Because the snowboarders were punks in the early 90s and scared the shit out of me. It's always been about facing fears and learning how to be alive in this plastic world.
Forum: Boards   03-21-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,505
Posted By glaucon
That's probably true; I certainly haven't tried a...

That's probably true; I certainly haven't tried a ton of boards. I was exaggerating a bit, but I just meant the Raptor does everything I ask of it in the trees and I can't complain. I'm no gear...
Forum: Boards   03-21-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,505
Posted By glaucon
That's a tough one, and I'm glad I don't actually...

That's a tough one, and I'm glad I don't actually have to make that decision. I need more time on the hot knife to fully explore its potential/limitations, because I've only used it on hardpack...
Forum: Boards   03-21-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,505
Posted By glaucon
I might also suggest considering the lib tech hot...

I might also suggest considering the lib tech hot knife.

I've been on the Raptor for two seasons now and wanted an aggressive twin to focus more on switch and because powder doesn't come to...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-20-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By glaucon
I don't think "getting better" is a linear...

I don't think "getting better" is a linear function. Learning to ride switch will make 180s much easier; 360s are obviously less dependent. You can start working it all into your riding at the same...
Forum: Slam Section   04-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,402
Posted By glaucon
Lesson learned for everyone: breaks hurt less...

Lesson learned for everyone: breaks hurt less than you think they should (although in Kevin Ware's case it probably hurt about as much as it looked like it did).

Never trust anyone who says...
Forum: Neversummer   04-03-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,427
Posted By glaucon
For what it's worth, I'm 5'10", 175, size 11.5...

For what it's worth, I'm 5'10", 175, size 11.5 boot (with Burton shrinkage), and am very happy with the 161X. There is very little overhang, so I could probably swing a non-wide board with my setup,...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-29-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,900
Posted By glaucon
Got this beaut in 1994 (not my actual board, I...

Got this beaut in 1994 (not my actual board, I just found a picture of it):

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2733/5834270112_3382547485_b.jpg

Used it for 9 years, had no idea it was a piece of...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-20-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 25,279
Posted By glaucon
Today I hate snowboarders!

I agree with that mostly, but I use a go pro occasionally. I do it because I love watching the videos and remembering the experience. I don't blast all my vids on Facebook, I actually don't have any...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-20-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By glaucon
That doesn't strike me as a necessarily bad...

That doesn't strike me as a necessarily bad thing, unless your head is the first thing that breaks your speed when you slam into a tree (which seems difficult to do even if you tried).
Forum: Boards   03-19-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,341
Posted By glaucon
Opinions/experience with Lib Tech Dark Series?

I demoed the dark series for a day before buying the raptor a couple months ago. Actually, I demoed a NS legacy, then the dark, then I bought the raptor. I ride fast and spend most of my time off...
Forum: Fashion   03-17-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,045
Posted By glaucon
Yeah, you're right. I did mischaracterize the...

Yeah, you're right. I did mischaracterize the pro-helmets group. I did it that way because I fall into that group and in trying to be fair I was a little self-deprecating and tried to be partially...
Forum: Fashion   03-17-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,045
Posted By glaucon
Snowolf, I think your basic point is that people...

Snowolf, I think your basic point is that people shouldn't be mean, and I agree with that. But by the same token, the rhetoric on both sides should be fair. The part of your post quoted above I...
Forum: Boards   03-15-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,629
Posted By glaucon
Those boots have shrinkage tech, right? Should...

Those boots have shrinkage tech, right? Should be fine with the reg width.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-15-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,321
Posted By glaucon
I started riding in the 0/0 days, and used that...

I started riding in the 0/0 days, and used that for a while. I soon transitioned to pushing the front foot forward to about 12 and used 12/0 for around 10 years because I felt more stable that way...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-14-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,510
Posted By glaucon
How important is the park to you? Can you work a...

How important is the park to you? Can you work a compromise and agree not do the jumps (or only small jumps)? Your parents are being overly reactive but there are some pretty big risks in the...
Forum: General Travel Forum   03-13-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,416
Posted By glaucon
Haha, let the dots go, man. Whatever they are,...

Haha, let the dots go, man. Whatever they are, they're not important. If someone says they are, turn around and walk out the door.

Bridgestone makes great tires, I don't know much about Hankook....
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