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Old 01-01-2011, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just as I'm sure I would love any non-rental board. My god, went out today for the first time on my Evo, like night and day compared to rentals. Started off hesitant but the board just inspires so much more confidence in the edges, less fear of catching with the rocker; it's wonderful. I'm still god awful, slow, with no style but at least I feel better doing it. The only thing I have to unlearn is trying to rotate my rear knee in since I set myself up duck compared to the forward stance on rentals. And I need to get even more confident on my toes as my turns are waaaaay uneven (long heelside turns to check speed, then short toeside, then looooong heelside again). Still afraid to have my back towards the bottom of the mountain. Still, love all my new gear and can't wait to go back out.
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You don't know how much of a difference good stuff makes from crap until you get your first good stuff. The best analogy I can think of is when an infant gets its first taste of chocolate milk.
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You don't know how much of a difference good stuff makes from crap until you get your first good stuff.
And the confidence from riding the same good stuff every time out is going to translate directly into your riding.

Congrats and enjoy!
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The best analogy I can think of is when an infant gets its first taste of chocolate milk.
Are you implying that breast milk is inferior to milk from a chocolate cow?
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Are you implying that breast milk is inferior to milk from a chocolate cow?
Ask a 2-year-old

I remember when my nephew "borrowed" my daughter's sippy-cup (over her objections), which had chocolate milk in it. He had never tasted the stuff. He took one sip, his eyes went wide, he pulled it out of his mouth and stared at it for a second, then pretty much siphoned it.

It's the same kind of feeling the first day I went out with my new Heritage. A "holy crap where have I BEEN" kind of feeling. OP's going to get the same.
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Not gonna lie... I really want a glass of chocolate milk right now. But I don't know how that will go over with the amalgamation of leftover vegetables and ravioli filling in the omelette I just devoured at 2:42 AM...

But bringing it back to Never Summer... I finished de-tuning my new Pandora and put the bindings on it and pressed around the living room. The flex made me weep sunshine.
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I was amazed the first time I rode my 10 Revolver. My first board was an 04 or 05 Burton Clash (isn't everyones first a Burton? haha) and I rode the shit out of it for years. I actually liked that board a lot just because I had nothing to compare to, but after the first run I did on my Revolver I was in love. Now I'm looking at buying an 11 Heritage X
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And the confidence from riding the same good stuff every time out is going to translate directly into your riding.

Congrats and enjoy!

It definitely has. Went out again yesterday and I'm much more comfortable on my toe edge on the Evo and find myself doing steeper trails without worrying. There were a few close calls yesterday and I was just saying to myself, if I had been a cheap rental board I would've bit it hard right there.
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Not gonna lie... I really want a glass of chocolate milk right now. But I don't know how that will go over with the amalgamation of leftover vegetables and ravioli filling in the omelette I just devoured at 2:42 AM...
I had a bottle of chocolate milk (1% lowfat) with vegetarian chili for lunch while on the slopes yesterday. Costs no more than worthless soft drinks, rehydrates as well as or better than anything, and actually fills out the meal.
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Just as I'm sure I would love any non-rental board. My god, went out today for the first time on my Evo, like night and day compared to rentals. Started off hesitant but the board just inspires so much more confidence in the edges, less fear of catching with the rocker; it's wonderful. I'm still god awful, slow, with no style but at least I feel better doing it. The only thing I have to unlearn is trying to rotate my rear knee in since I set myself up duck compared to the forward stance on rentals. And I need to get even more confident on my toes as my turns are waaaaay uneven (long heelside turns to check speed, then short toeside, then looooong heelside again). Still afraid to have my back towards the bottom of the mountain. Still, love all my new gear and can't wait to go back out.
I feel the same way with my Heritage. I had such a problem linking turns last year, was able to do toe side and heel side independently but could not link turns for the life of me. 1st run down with my new board and it really was like night and day, I progressed in skill at a significantly exponential rate and after the whole day of riding I was linking turns down squares and diamonds without a problem. I just feel like the better the equipment, the shorter the learning curve.
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