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Old 12-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #2221 (permalink)
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My name is Steven, I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where there is no snow and live in Florida where snow is unheard of haha. I'm 20 years old and am about to leave to the navy hoping to get stationed someplace where I can start snowboarding since I've been skating for a while and want to move over when I get the chance!
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:03 PM   #2222 (permalink)
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I feel ya on the finals. Finals week for me too, and I'm in class ATM lol. Welcome to the forum
Thanks! I'm sitting in class now too. Chemistry. But it's cold enough that I can wear some of my gear. Heh.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #2223 (permalink)
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Heya guys, I'm a 26 yo freestyle giant (2m, 115kg),

And when I think of good times, I think of deep pow.

-next step is tamedog! At least it will be, when i get down to 100kg
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #2224 (permalink)
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Hey all! new here from Toronto, Canada... born and raised, grew up on small hills and now do an annual trip out west to get some real riding in. I've been snowboarding for about 13 seasons now. Have been a free-rider the entire time, I love to carve and rip as fast as possible. I have some knowledge of gear and how to snowboard (used to be an instructor). I'm mostly here to discuss new products and find out where I should take my gear next. Currently riding:

159 Atomic Alabi - 2005/6/7 (cant remember)
Burton C60 bindings - 2006
Burton Driver X boots - 2007

As you can see I'm outdated in terms of new tech and such so looking for all ideas and suggestions. I can also answer many questions you may have regarding west coast riding, ontario riding, developing your abilities in freeriding (don't know much about free style, though I think I will slowly transition into some back country kickers and drops), um and I guess i know somethings about gear but mostly outdated.

Well that's me, looking forward to meeting everyone

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Old 12-10-2013, 10:00 AM   #2225 (permalink)
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Hey all,
I'm Mat, I'm 28 and from Missoula, MT. Pretty much raised up here my whole life so there's been plenty of options of places to board. I'm pretty new to the scene, finally have a decent paying job that can afford me time to shop for gear. Just lookin to get some advice on gear and such. After a two week cold snap here we got about 8in of fresh snow, lookin mighty fine up on the mountains!
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:13 AM   #2226 (permalink)
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I'm mostly here to discuss new products and find out where I should take my gear next. Currently riding:

159 Atomic Alabi - 2005/6/7 (cant remember)
Burton C60 bindings - 2006
Burton Driver X boots - 2007


You've got sort of a funny setup there. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Alibi a rocker based board? Nothing wrong with it, but if so, you've got a play/park/all-mountain board mixed with some of the stiffest freeride/carving bindings boots you can get!

If you're into hard charging, I think you'd want to get some camber under your feet to go along with those boots and bindings.

You looking to upgrade all your gear, or just the board? I used to be a C60 fan, but lately I've got to Diodes on everything. Pretty much as stiff as the C60, but much more comfortable over a long day. I still use Driver C boots with my setups... There are some good options out there for more freeride oriented boards. Something that will charge the Ontario hardpack, but be ready for some off-piste on your trips west.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:43 AM   #2227 (permalink)
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You've got sort of a funny setup there. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Alibi a rocker based board? Nothing wrong with it, but if so, you've got a play/park/all-mountain board mixed with some of the stiffest freeride/carving bindings boots you can get!

If you're into hard charging, I think you'd want to get some camber under your feet to go along with those boots and bindings.

You looking to upgrade all your gear, or just the board? I used to be a C60 fan, but lately I've got to Diodes on everything. Pretty much as stiff as the C60, but much more comfortable over a long day. I still use Driver C boots with my setups... There are some good options out there for more freeride oriented boards. Something that will charge the Ontario hardpack, but be ready for some off-piste on your trips west.
Hey thx for the reply. The alibi I have is pure camber so its a freeride set up mostly (I occasionally hit park for fun but nothing serious).

What I'm thinking of upgrading are the board and bindings. So far I've wanted to get either the Diodes or flow NX2-GT (read some bad reviews though, but heard good things at the store) and for boards Ive been looking at the Lib Tech TRS HP and custom X (though, I think I want to try something other than camber). I'm very picky about bindings after riding the c60's; I broke the high back on them once and was told that I couldn't get a replacement so I went out and bought Burton Triads (like 2010/11) and they were said to be stiff bindings and I thought they were a joke.... Then I found a replacement high back.... haven't touched my triads since. The reason I want to upgrade my board and bindings now is for more versatility in terrain; I'm planning on spending more time out west and less in Ontario but I want the stiffness in the bindings and a board that performs better in powder then a camber but can still have a similar feel when on hard pack; TRS HP is all I could come up with...any suggestions in terms of boards? I think after writing this I'm more and more convinced I want the diodes. Also if you think my boots would need a change let me know. Last thing, my current set up is riding like its brand new in terms of pop and stiffness in the board and bindings so technically if I want i can always ride that for those nice carving days in Ontario and just have the other board for fun/powder/relaxing and occasionally carving.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:29 PM   #2228 (permalink)
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I think after writing this I'm more and more convinced I want the diodes. Also if you think my boots would need a change let me know. Last thing, my current set up is riding like its brand new in terms of pop and stiffness in the board and bindings so technically if I want i can always ride that for those nice carving days in Ontario and just have the other board for fun/powder/relaxing and occasionally carving.
Demo if you can, I know Burton does demo days at Blue, or if you timed your western Canada trip right they're out here a lot too. Try the diodes, I think you'll find they're plenty responsive, but MUCH more comfortable than the C60s.

I used to ride a Burton T6 and then a T7 at blue mountain all the time. It was heavily cambered and very stiff. Great for groomer bombing! Now out here, I prefer an RCR profile, or simply camber with a lifted nose (ala Burton Landlord) for all terrains. I still like a mainly cambered deck, with a little nose rocker to make it easier on the back leg.

As far as your boots go, how many days do you have on them? I'm riding on 2009 Driver Xs with about 100 days on them now. So far so good. They still are VERY stiff so I'll wear them until they get softer than the second stiffest Burton boots.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:38 PM   #2229 (permalink)
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Hey all,
I'm 23 and been snowboarding for a few years. I ride in the Northwest anywhere I can but I'll mostly be at Snoqualmie this year. I love to freeride and I'm trying to get more into park. My setup right now:

K2 Darkstar
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Anybody looking for someone to ride with at Snoqualmie this year hit me up!


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Finals week starts soon, so what better way to kick it off than to get distracted and pumped for snow season? It just snowed here and it's such a tease.
I'm feelin the exact same way
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:00 AM   #2230 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, My name is Max and I'm from Uppsala... I love snow...I'm quite old but I love snowboard!!
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