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Old 12-11-2013, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

living out in Vancouver and have been up to Cypress 3x already and its pretty good for what it is. They only have like 30cm natural snow and the rest is man made but its still really good.

Anyone else been up to Cypress yet?
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been up to Cypress twice this season so far.

The first weekend they were open was a gong show. The snow was too thin and I got a few good scrapes in my rock board. Last weekend the cover was better, but it was way too cold for my wax.

I'm heading up tomorrow after work. If the forecast is to be believed we should actually see some real snow and friendlier temps.

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Old 12-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep. What he said ^

I've been up there like 4 times. The first time on opening weekend was not too good and way too busy. from then on i will not believe their conditions from the website. Second time i went only did like 3 runs, it was worse conditions but not as busy.

But the last two times have been ok. Nothing great, but for the small ammount of snow we're getting i think it's not bad at all.

Im going to go a couple of times this week again... hopefully we get some good snowing!
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Conditions have been brutal so far. My board got pretty messed up from rocks after going in the opening week. Went again last week and its still pretty icy. Its almost halfway through Dec and the Lions Express isn't even open yet... not a great season so far.
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I warned others in the other Cypress or Vancouver thread about rocks. I don't know why I thought it was a great idea to take a new board up last Friday.

I'm going to head up after work tomorrow. This time I'll bring two boards. It looks like we're going to get some rain but unfortunately I don't think it's going to be cold enough for anything to stick. I hope this season gets better in the new years :\

^^ butters - from the looks of things, Lions and Sky won't be opened for quite some time. It has been a long time since I've seen that side of the mountain so bare. So sad...
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Are all the local mountains still rock board territory?
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've been up to Cypress twice this season so far.

The first weekend they were open was a gong show. The snow was too thin and I got a few good scrapes in my rock board. Last weekend the cover was better, but it was way too cold for my wax.

I'm heading up tomorrow after work. If the forecast is to be believed we should actually see some real snow and friendlier temps.
Hey, I'm new to snowboarding (going for my first time on Saturday), so I'm just trying to learn as much as I can, so what do you mean by "but it was way too cold for my wax"?

Do you get different wax for different temperatures? What affect does the temperature have on the wax, and how does this translate to how the snowboard is controlled?

What wax do service shops typically use if you don't specify what type you want?

Thanks
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm new to snowboarding (going for my first time on Saturday), so I'm just trying to learn as much as I can, so what do you mean by "but it was way too cold for my wax"?

Do you get different wax for different temperatures? What affect does the temperature have on the wax, and how does this translate to how the snowboard is controlled?

What wax do service shops typically use if you don't specify what type you want?

Thanks
If he had warm temp wax, the colder snow will just make it wear out faster (especially also because Cypress is mostly man made snow at the moment).

If you use "all temp", you should be fine. It will just wear out a bit faster depending on how icy/cold etc conditions are.

It makes absolutely no impact on control (except more appropriate or better wax will probably make it glide faster), but you won't be able to tell if you're just starting. You will not be catching edges, face planting and generally sucking because you have the wrong wax.

Shops will ussualy use all temp wax. Which is fine.
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If he had warm temp wax, the colder snow will just make it wear out faster (especially also because Cypress is mostly man made snow at the moment).

If you use "all temp", you should be fine. It will just wear out a bit faster depending on how icy/cold etc conditions are.

It makes absolutely no impact on control (except more appropriate or better wax will probably make it glide faster), but you won't be able to tell if you're just starting. You will not be catching edges, face planting and generally sucking because you have the wrong wax.

Shops will ussualy use all temp wax. Which is fine.
Good to know, thank you.

Yeah, I'll be face planting and spending all day on my arse for other reason, ha
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Exactly.
On your first couple of days Wax will be the least of your problems. But it's all worth it! it's fun.
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