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Old 11-22-2012, 10:44 AM   #151 (permalink)
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Will putting a setback stance on a full rocker board help/hinder or do anything?

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I think you'll end up standing over the wrong part of the sidecut on a true twin if you setback your stance

Probably fine all the same. Who needs sidecut in pow anyway!?
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #152 (permalink)
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Will putting a setback stance on a full rocker board help/hinder or do anything?

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I would imagine it would be the same as putting setback on a symmetrical cambered board.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:29 PM   #153 (permalink)
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But with a rocker and setback it'll feel more like you are waving a banana around in front of you when you ride... with a lib banana even more so

I quite like a good banana wave myself. Lean back, swing at the hips, feel the breeze. It just feels right
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Haha..

Anyone been to Mt. Baker? Ever? Heard they were open and had a ton of fresh snow, trying to convince the girlfriend to head down this weekend.. Is it gonna be packed to the point of not being worth the trip?

Also, is it noob friendly?
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:19 PM   #155 (permalink)
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Haha..

Anyone been to Mt. Baker? Ever? Heard they were open and had a ton of fresh snow, trying to convince the girlfriend to head down this weekend.. Is it gonna be packed to the point of not being worth the trip?

Also, is it noob friendly?
I hit baker for the first time last year, this season I'm planning to head there lots. It's an amazing mountain. They have a lift called Canucks Express, what more do you need to know?

Given you're posting this thread I assume you live in Van, so you're used to how busy our local mountains and Whis get. Compared to those, Baker is practically abandoned. The day I went there in March last year was epic pow going straight onto the lifts or having minimal wait. Most of the people I know who go to Baker say it is because the lines are shorter. Theres no village, resort or nightlife around baker, theres no reason to go there other than to play in the snow, so it doesn't get as busy as our local mountains do.

As for noob friendliness, maybe average?
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:24 PM   #156 (permalink)
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I believe Baker has an area with smaller lifts and less scary stuff.

Not sure if it's really 'known' as a place to learn but i'm sure they do accommodate.

Am still blown away with how close Baker is to Vancouver
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Am still blown away with how close Baker is to Vancouver
Same!

It barely takes any longer than getting to Whis but you actually burn less gas because you're just going straight on the freeway instead of up and down hills the whole way along the sea to sky.

Plus you can gas up in Washington or Abbotsford on your way home, saving almost enough money to cover the entire cost of driving to Baker
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Cool I just looked at their map and they have a separate beginner lift with cheaper tickets! I could leave the GF out there and go explore for a bit.

But I just realized I haven't gotten around to buying snow tires for her car, which is now our only car. So this may not be a good idea.
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But I just realized I haven't gotten around to buying snow tires for her car, which is now our only car. So this may not be a good idea.
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Found a set last night, 175/65-14 on newish steelies for 400.. They look pretty much brand new
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