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  1. Save A Life: Avalanche Awareness.

    Snowboarding General Chat
    Last year I wrote on the topic on Tree Wells, and it got stickied on the front page. I will never know, but if it saved one person from the perils of drowning in snow, I will forever feel grateful and happy for that. >:) Even if for a second, someone stopped and re-evaluated their line, that's...
  2. Eastern Sierra Splitboarding

    Southwest US
    Trying to connect with some LA/SoCal folks that are interested in earning some turns. Hoping to finally get San Gorgonio this year but also some weekend trips to the southern Eastern Sierras around Lone Pine.
  3. Arbor vs. Venture splitboards

    Boards
    I'm in the hunt for a new splitboard set-up after upgrading to the new Spark R&D bindings last year. I mostly ride southern california and eastern sierras but will be going to Japan in January too. I'm undecided between the Arbor Abacus and Venture Storm. I'm leaning towards the Arbor because...
  4. What aspects of a powder board can aid with cliff drops & backcountry hits?

    Boards
    I was looking to expand my quiver and definitely in the market for a powder board. However i'm not really sure what aspects of a board can aid in sticking landings into powder and was wondering what they would be? I understand nothing can compensate for correct skill and technique, however...
  5. This isn't a big deal...right?!

    Boards
    went into the trees without enough coverage, like an idiot. anyway, nicked up my edge a bit. this a big deal? flame suit:ON
  6. Voile Split Kit + G3 alpinist splitboard skins

    Buy and Sell Other Items
    Voile split kit: Brand new. All components included, most of which are in their original plastic packaging. Comes in original box. $130 buyer pays shipping. G3 Alpinist splitboard skins. short (145-159cm). Untouched, plastic never removed from backs, brand new. Comes in original box. $140...
  7. Your favorite/most consistent ONLINE retailer?

    Snowboarding General Chat
    backcountry? evo? The House? who?
  8. Rode this weekend with the sole intention of improving glade riding *PIC*

    Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching
    conquered marked glade trails with a fair amount of ease. it was the unmarked stuff that made me sketch out a bit and i almost bit it pretty hard a few different times. would you guys consider these wide open or tight? these were a black diamond glade run that i fared pretty well on.
  9. Question of a title of an old Snowboard Movie

    Photography, Video, and Other Media
    Hi! Looking for the title of a 10-15 year old movie. And the only thing I know is a section in the movie. Its maybe 8-10 guys with their snowmobiles out in the backcountry, they build a kicker and jump in the pow, and one of the guys slams hard and hit his head so bad that he get a concussion...
  10. I am so bad at riding in the trees...glades just eat me up

    Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching
    i have only attempted them 3-4 times but i can't seem to figure them out. granted the ones i've ridden were fairly tight but i was unable to keep a steady pace. either too quick and then falling or too slow. ugh. so frustrating. any advice?
  11. Backcountry Specific Training with ProRide Whistler

    Back Country Travel
    Pro Ride Whistler announces the dates for its 2015 backcountry specific training camp - March 14th 2015. The program will take students through - 4 days of backcountry specific coaching with Pro Ride’s top coaches - 2.5-day AST (avalanche skills training) level 1 course - 1 full day Cat...
  12. Get BACKCOUNTRY ready! Whistler ProRide Camps 2015

    General Travel Forum
    Pro Ride announces the dates for its 2015 Backcountry Specific Training Camp - March 14th 2015. The program will take students through - 4 days of backcountry specific coaching with Pro Ride’s top coaches - 2.5-day AST (avalanche skills training) level 1 course - 1 full day Cat Boarding...
  13. The Official "How to Ride Glades" Thread...

    Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching
    would like to start this since i need help and am now addicted to glade riding tried it for the first time last year at Stowe in vermont. got my ass KICKED, but absolutely LOVED it. just such a more interesting/fun/back-to-nature type experience that i have never had on a trail (at least on the...
  14. Good Places for backcountry/general powder riding

    General Travel Forum
    What's up guys, I'm trying to plan a trip for next winter and I've been trying to find the best place for resort powder riding and some backcountry. Really, I just want to find a place where I'm going to get the best powder I can get, that's decently uncrowded so there's tons of freshies. I...
  15. Heli-boarding in New Zealand, advice?

    Back Country Travel
    Going to NZ (south island) in early july, and planning to heli-board, but I don't know where it's best, and which company offers the best deals (prices compared with customer experience)?? Any other experiences (tips, advice, suggestions) with snowboarding bc in New Zealand? -please share! I...
  16. Board Advice

    Boards
    I am 13 and going in to my 2nd season. I am 5' 10 and about 140 lbs and have big feet. I have not owned a board before. I am looking for a board that's good for park and powder/backcountry but most of all easier for linking turns and navigating around. Also not super expensive.
  17. now binding!!

    Bindings
    Hello everybody i'm new in this forum!! i'm going to change a binding for this year. i always use a Custom Snowboard Binding, but i was looking online and i find this new binding Now Snowboarding | World's First Skate Influenced Binding what do you think? i have a splitboard and most the...
  18. NEW Splitboard Package: With bindings & skins & crampons

    Buy and Sell Snowboard Equipment
    I have a brand new in shrink-wrap 2012 Atomic Poacher Renu Premium Splitboard Package It's a 164 CM board Looking to get $450 + ship Which is a steal considering this comes with EVERYTHING you need.... minus poles :D This splitboard setup comes with: Atomic Poacher Premium Renu Splitboard...
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