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Forum: Boards   04-28-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By mikez
Haha, another one staring down the slippery slope...

Haha, another one staring down the slippery slope of doubt after reading snowboarding forums and gear reviews.

If you give in now, that feeling of wanting to try something new or needing to have...
Forum: Boards   04-28-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,758
Posted By mikez
Still have any 163 or 166?

Still have any 163 or 166?
Forum: Boards   03-21-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 22,501
Posted By mikez
Bataleon/Whitegold Flyer w/ Nitro Phantom...

Bataleon/Whitegold Flyer w/ Nitro Phantom bindings (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/n0mdg/media/Bataleon_2015_zpslaz2qiey.jpg.html)

^ I might actually get to try this out over Easter. Zoom in on...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-12-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,236
Posted By mikez
Great plan, you've thought of everything. Then,...

Great plan, you've thought of everything. Then, when (if) you have make up sex, be sure to tell her what she did wrong then too!
Forum: Boards   03-12-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 83,577
Posted By mikez
Not exactly a quiver, but it's all I need for...

Not exactly a quiver, but it's all I need for now:

Bataleon/Whitegold Flyer w/ Nitro Phantom bindings (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/n0mdg/media/Bataleon_2015_zpslaz2qiey.jpg.html)
Forum: Boots   03-09-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,916
Posted By mikez
It doesn't. Is the pain on the top of your foot...

It doesn't.
Is the pain on the top of your foot or the bottom of your foot? Have you tried other boots/bindings combos? Have you felt inside the boot to see if there is a seam or similar that...
Forum: Boots   03-05-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By mikez
It might well be you feet/ankles. We're not all...

It might well be you feet/ankles. We're not all perfectly symmetrical - it's probably extremely rare to be - whereas boots assume we are. They may provide some leeway, of course, but maybe not...
Forum: Boards   03-05-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,764
Posted By mikez
The shape means it almost rolls edge to edge,...

The shape means it almost rolls edge to edge, really quick, so while you might move the board a little further, it feels natural and easy.

Agree with the other comment about the surfy feel. I'm...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   03-04-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,347
Posted By mikez
Wondering the same thing. I had a Contour...

Wondering the same thing. I had a Contour something for a little while, but this is much more discreet. How bad can the goggles be?

The one thing I don't like the sound of: "in-goggle...
Forum: Photography, Video, and Other Media   03-04-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By mikez
Resurrecting this thread because, incredibly, I...

Resurrecting this thread because, incredibly, I only now got around to watching The Crash Reel.

Awesome documentary and good reminder about how dangerous some of this ish is. (Not that I go...
Forum: Boards   03-03-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,764
Posted By mikez
I'm a fan. Started out on a Riot, then to NS,...

I'm a fan. Started out on a Riot, then to NS, then a Smokin' Big Wig, now back to a Bataleon (Flyer). Didn't have a problem with the other boards but always had fond memories of the Riot.
Forum: Bindings   03-03-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By mikez
Raiden (now Nitro) Phantoms. Rock solid binding,...

Raiden (now Nitro) Phantoms. Rock solid binding, medium to stiff. Great feature set without being gimmicky. Tool free adjustments. Great toe strap. My board was stolen recently and I bought them...
Forum: Boots   03-03-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By mikez
^ This. x10

^ This. x10
Forum: Boots   02-20-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,003
Posted By mikez
Totally agree, of course, but sometimes it takes...

Totally agree, of course, but sometimes it takes a day of riding for the pressure points or numbness/pain to reveal itself (if you're unlucky enough to suffer such things -- I don't know what % of...
Forum: Boots   02-20-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,003
Posted By mikez
I've tried a bunch of boots over the years,...

I've tried a bunch of boots over the years, including K2 T1s, Thraxis, Burton Ions, Nike Kaijus and now Zoom Force 1 BOAs.

Fit is an entirely personal thing, of course, but the heal hold on the...
Forum: Stolen!   02-18-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,590
Posted By mikez
I've been not locking my board up for years......

I've been not locking my board up for years... which was working great until a few weeks ago when my board was stolen! Giant pain in the ass sorting out insurance, etc. Heck, just dragging a limp...
Forum: Boards   02-18-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By mikez
You should have no problem on a 154.

You should have no problem on a 154.
Forum: Boards   02-18-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By mikez
Based purely on the specs - I have no experience...

Based purely on the specs - I have no experience riding them - you can't go wrong with either, but the Goliath is going to be a bit faster (sintered vs extruded) and a touch stiffer (though still not...
Forum: Boots   02-13-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,006
Posted By mikez
Not budget, but Nike's boots fits me really well....

Not budget, but Nike's boots fits me really well. I'm thinking of upgrading to the double BOA Zoom Force 1s.
Forum: Bindings   02-13-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,768
Posted By mikez
Just throwing Nitro Phantoms out there, for...

Just throwing Nitro Phantoms out there, for anyone else who's looking. Medium stiff, rock solid binding.
Forum: Bindings   02-13-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,429
Posted By mikez
I'm a big fan of Raiden/Nitro Phantoms - solid...

I'm a big fan of Raiden/Nitro Phantoms - solid feature set and built to last. Never had a problem with any part of them, buckles never stick, the plastic straps are indestructible (probably because...
Forum: Bataleon   02-13-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By mikez
Heading back to Bataleon for my next board, which...

Heading back to Bataleon for my next board, which I just ordered (got a reasonable deal on a Bataleon Flyer).

I used to have a Riot, switched to a Never Summer Heritage briefly and have been...
Forum: General Travel Forum   02-02-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By mikez
I haven't rented for a while, but there are...

I haven't rented for a while, but there are always a bunch of stores in every town. If there's nothing next to your accommodation, there'll be an Intersport or something similar near whichever...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-20-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,870
Posted By mikez
I think there's something in this. Snowboarding...

I think there's something in this. Snowboarding is great - especially in powder - but let's be honest here, you can do everything on skis now too (probably more, and faster). In Europe, at least,...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-20-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,033
Posted By mikez
I think this is great - when you get on a...

I think this is great - when you get on a mountain, start at the beginning and take your time practising each step as described:
Ollie Snowboard Trick Tips - YouTube...
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