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Forum: Slam Section   01-13-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By eelpout
something similar happened to me at Squaw Valley...

something similar happened to me at Squaw Valley when I started to learn to board. Bought a helmet the next day.

You just can never tell when they'll come in handy, got blindsided by a skier last...
Forum: Boots   12-16-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By eelpout
I recently bought a pair of Lasso's. If you've...

I recently bought a pair of Lasso's. If you've worn Ride's before, you should know that the Lasso's toe box is somewhat more cramped than the similar Jackson Boa's. Part of this is they are a bit...
Forum: Rossignol   08-22-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,340
Posted By eelpout
the only field review I've seen, other than those...

the only field review I've seen, other than those from The House where the Rossi rep does all the relevant talking (and he of course thinks it's the bomb), is from Board Insiders...
Forum: Bindings   07-14-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,843
Posted By eelpout
I never really noticed boot lift with Flow's...

I never really noticed boot lift with Flow's either until I bought a pair of Salomon Defenders last season. Those things keep one's boot heel locked down solid on the pad and to the binding due to...
Forum: Southwest US   03-05-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By eelpout
if I remember the articles, they said they had to...

if I remember the articles, they said they had to start constructing features and runs for the World Cup that required an amount of snow they simply didn't have at the time. they figured it was...
Forum: Southwest US   02-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By eelpout
2015 FIS World Cup Cross event canceled for Squaw Valley

the Tahoe snow-suck continues:

FIS World Cup Cross Events Canceled | U.S. Snowboarding (http://ussnowboarding.com/news/fis-world-cup-cross-events-canceled-0)

Poor snow causes Squaw Valley to...
Forum: Boots   01-26-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By eelpout
I like the Remind Medics, wear them in my hiking...

I like the Remind Medics, wear them in my hiking boots all the time. But, I tried them for snowboarding and at least for me, in my Ride boots, with my stupid ultra-flat feet, they fatigued my feet...
Forum: Boots   01-02-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,590
Posted By eelpout
Bummer, going to have to give up on the F3.0's. ...

Bummer, going to have to give up on the F3.0's.

Bought a pair of 13/14 F3.0 size 11 US, great heel hold but unfortunately slams my 2nd toe on the left foot (bunion issues) and I had to stop using...
Forum: Southwest US   12-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,720
Posted By eelpout
Heavenly really got shafted in the "storm" this...

Heavenly really got shafted in the "storm" this week.
I think they still have yet to open. Fine with me, never liked hiking around that place much for boarding anyway.
Forum: Southwest US   12-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,720
Posted By eelpout
so, basically not worth the trip?

so, basically not worth the trip?
Forum: Southwest US   12-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,720
Posted By eelpout
57385 :jumping1: (<-- he's jumping...

57385

:jumping1: (<-- he's jumping ironically if you couldn't tell)
Forum: Southwest US   12-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,720
Posted By eelpout
Northstar at least has this going for them;...

Northstar at least has this going for them; keeping their main thoroughfare going with the crunchy stuff.
Forum: Southwest US   12-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,720
Posted By eelpout
Tahoe storm....phffft...

So much for the "biggest storm in 5 years..." Can't imagine the Tahoe operators are happy. :dry:

Someone from Northstar said yesterday morning they were hoping for 2 1/2 feet by the end of it all....
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-11-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,843
Posted By eelpout
I will say I've gotten some superb customer...

I will say I've gotten some superb customer service online for purchases. Not surprisingly though it's from brick & mortar stores that also sell through the 'net. So they tend to give more of a darn.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,843
Posted By eelpout
Happened to the music industry. I grew up going...

Happened to the music industry. I grew up going to record stores after school and spending an afternoon flipping through albums and talking to the staff about new releases. I miss that.

Sadly,...
Forum: General Travel Forum   12-08-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,986
Posted By eelpout
I've got a Bakoda Travel Closet that allows the...

I've got a Bakoda Travel Closet that allows the boot bag portion on top to be removed and zipped up on its own. Was handy on one occasion when I mis-weighed and was over the limit, just separated the...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   12-06-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,122
Posted By eelpout
I had a pretty good tumble in CO about 2 years...

I had a pretty good tumble in CO about 2 years ago when conditions were thin and hit a rock, ended up with a 1st-2nd degree shoulder sprain according to the ortho. That shoulder still "pops."...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   11-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,715
Posted By eelpout
Funny, I came here to ask this very question. No...

Funny, I came here to ask this very question. No surprise that there is already a thread on it. :)

I love my Planet Earth Iker (10 pockets!!) but it's getting old and while its waterproofing is...
Forum: Bindings   11-10-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By eelpout
So I heard back from the dealer this morning, he...

So I heard back from the dealer this morning, he talked to his Salomon rep and said they did indeed drop the underneath toe padding from demo units to production on The Defender. No explanation as to...
Forum: Bindings   11-09-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By eelpout
the yellow toe part is all one piece of hard...

the yellow toe part is all one piece of hard plastic.



hope you can see from picture I just took, it's not flush and just floats above the surface (see the shadow underneath). Does it matter? I...
Forum: Bindings   11-09-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By eelpout
yeah, sure you're right. since the Defender is a...

yeah, sure you're right. since the Defender is a bit stiffer model, that would sit below the Quantum. And they likely wanted to leave some reasons to spend that extra $90.

It still would be nice...
Forum: Bindings   11-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By eelpout
It looks off to me too, but there is already...

It looks off to me too, but there is already precedent for it. The Salomon District is the same way with a "naked" toe ramp and has been out for a couple years.

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Just curious why Salomon...
Forum: Boards   11-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,656
Posted By eelpout
The big change and I think for the better this...

The big change and I think for the better this season is the 2015 One Magtek inherits the Templar's 5s Magnetraction. This is a mellower cut and I think will help the One in wetter snow and powder,...
Forum: Bindings   11-09-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By eelpout
Toe ramps, cushioning and the Salomon Defenders

Just received a set of the new Salomon Defenders. Looking forward to trying them out this season.

One thing was a bit of a puzzlement though: the cushioning on the base plate.

Here is a screen...
Forum: Bindings   08-17-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,157
Posted By eelpout
on my 12/13 NX2-SE Hybrid's with the older toe...

on my 12/13 NX2-SE Hybrid's with the older toe cap (first season of this design), it definitely is something I have to mess with every time I strap in. Might be somewhat boot dependent; I use Van's....
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