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spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



Skied with a bunch of Texans that I work with at keystone today. It was super fun. I am not really sure what is going on but everyone must be on the icon pass this year because there is just no lift lines.

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HookShot
Dec 26, 2005



The market sure thinks so:

the bsd boys
Aug 8, 2011


I've now gone snowboarding four times :toot: Took a couple lessons so I'd know what to work on and how, and I'm super glad I did. Still lots of practice to do, but today was the first day I can honestly say I did a proper carve on a proper run. Feels very good

focus right now is on keeping more weight on my leading foot while turning, and I should probably be bending more at the knee to soak up impacts. it's all starting to come together though

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

I'm currently sitting in my hotel room, 100 feet from the lift

Tomorrow is gonna be a good day

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

Got my first turns in today, at Squaw. Could definitely use a refresh but found some good snow nonetheless. We’re staying til Monday and it sounds like that might be a decent pow day so my stoke is biding its time

[quote="Dangerllama" post=""490746284”"]
Oh, also I can’t stop checking out how people are carrying their skis now.
[/quote]

I carried mine tips down today and felt like a total fraud


spwrozek posted:

Skied with a bunch of Texans that I work with at keystone today.

So how did they carry their skis

ante
Apr 9, 2005

SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS

I carry my skis in the trash, where they belong.


My snowboard goes sideways, bindings out, tip dragging along the concrete though

fknlo
Jul 6, 2009




Fun Shoe

spwrozek posted:

Skied with a bunch of Texans that I work with at keystone today. It was super fun. I am not really sure what is going on but everyone must be on the icon pass this year because there is just no lift lines.

I'm sure that last year probably had some sort of effect on people planning early season trips for this year too. I work a decent amount of the ski country flights and it hasn't been very busy yet but I think that's pretty normal. The week around Christmas is where it really picks up.

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



Sharks Eat Bear posted:

So how did they carry their skis

Either tips down or like a hot mess.

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



fknlo posted:

I'm sure that last year probably had some sort of effect on people planning early season trips for this year too. I work a decent amount of the ski country flights and it hasn't been very busy yet but I think that's pretty normal. The week around Christmas is where it really picks up.

Could be. Just use to more traffic this time of year.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





spwrozek posted:

Either tips down or like a hot mess.

The strap on the back of your helmet isn’t to secure your skis with?

Moot .1415926535
Mar 24, 2006

Yep, that's pretty much it.

Ski patrol was kind enough to put up a sign that said “We do not recommend skiing in the woods today” at the top of lift 9, so the trees on 9 were great today. Three more days until the Skiing Public arrive.

highme
May 25, 2001


I posted my food for USPOL Thanksgiving!




ante posted:

My snowboard goes sideways, bindings out, tip dragging along the concrete though

This Master Level version of this technique is to hold your board by the front heel loop while you drag the tail.

Varg
Jan 13, 2007

A friendly face.


highme posted:

This Master Level version of this technique is to hold your board by the front heel loop while you drag the tail.

I do this but I stop and pick it up before I get to the concrete...

Doesn't matter which way you try to carry a snowboard though because the edge always rubs against your clothes and eventually rips them.

ironlung
Dec 31, 2001



Dangerllama posted:

Oh, also I can’t stop checking out how people are carrying their skis now.

And what have we learned?

Razzled
Feb 3, 2011

MY HARLEY IS COOL


On a train from Tokyo to Hokkaido now... First tracks of the season are only 8.5 hours away 😐

Tues/Weds should be a powder day tho

waffle enthusiast
Nov 16, 2007





ironlung posted:

And what have we learned?

It’s weird. I started carrying my skis tips down and now all these people with goggle tans and all flylow gear keep giving me fist bumps and inviting me to hang out at “the mayor’s office.” Also I was walking toward the back of the line for Gemini with my son and a patroller just rolled up out of nowhere, pointed to his sled, and said “get on.”

Rated PG-34
Jul 1, 2004






Razzled posted:

On a train from Tokyo to Hokkaido now... First tracks of the season are only 8.5 hours away 😐

Tues/Weds should be a powder day tho

im surprised you took the train. the flight is only like an hr and cheaper iirc

Razzled
Feb 3, 2011

MY HARLEY IS COOL


We're on Jr pass so it's "free", gotta get that value, fourth bullet train ride this trip

Razzled fucked around with this message at 02:13 on Dec 17, 2018

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Razzled posted:

We're on Jr pass so it's "free", gotta get that value, fourth bullet train ride this trip

Haneda-New Chitose is one of the busiest air routes in the world, it would’ve been not much to get a cheap flight there from Tokyo and skip the train travel. That’s far enough that a flight makes sense.

Enjoy though, still haven’t been up there yet. Waiting for good news from the mountains closer to Tokyo, hopefully can get a day or two during the Christmas break.

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

Had a hell of a day at today, blue skies, great snow, almost no crowd. Just demoing some skis and carving the hell out of them

Really like the Kastles and Atomics I tried

Razzled
Feb 3, 2011

MY HARLEY IS COOL


harperdc posted:

Haneda-New Chitose is one of the busiest air routes in the world, it would’ve been not much to get a cheap flight there from Tokyo and skip the train travel. That’s far enough that a flight makes sense.

Enjoy though, still haven’t been up there yet. Waiting for good news from the mountains closer to Tokyo, hopefully can get a day or two during the Christmas break.

Ah I see. drat I'm gonna store that for when I do a snowboarding only Japan trip. Makes sense!

Can't wait to demo gentemstick

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



Razzled posted:

Ah I see. drat I'm gonna store that for when I do a snowboarding only Japan trip. Makes sense!

Can't wait to demo gentemstick

If you are headed to Niseko the gentemstick shop is not ideally located but it also has a cafe. I seem to remember demoing was pretty expensive.

Also flights are pretty cheap. From Narita it was under $100 with a ski bag and suit case on Jet star. Vanilla air also had cheap flights.

Fwiw we took the bullet train back to Tokyo but only because it was obviously something to do once.

George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010



Went skiing for the first time in 20 years. Loveland Ski Area was great with zero lines and plenty of trails for me. Took a lesson the first day and quickly got the swing of things for the next two. Managed to go down a few easier blues and accidentally down a black. I love Texas but mountains and cold are what I crave.

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

Bought some new skis to replace my decade old pair, some nice new Atomics

I've been demoing a bunch of stuff and you owe it to yourself to try out the Elan Ampibio Fusion if you have a chance. I have never had more fun carving up groomers as I did today, but they just aren't versatile enough to be a main ski (and they're expensive as gently caress). But holy poo poo, were they fun

Wistful of Dollars
Aug 25, 2009



The Glumslinger posted:

Bought some new skis to replace my decade old pair, some nice new Atomics

I've been demoing a bunch of stuff and you owe it to yourself to try out the Elan Ampibio Fusion if you have a chance. I have never had more fun carving up groomers as I did today, but they just aren't versatile enough to be a main ski (and they're expensive as gently caress). But holy poo poo, were they fun

Sweet, which ones?

I really want to demo the Ripstick 86's.

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

Wistful of Dollars posted:

Sweet, which ones?

I really want to demo the Ripstick 86's.

Atomic Vantage 90s

xylo
Feb 21, 2007


Is this bullshit? https://www.dpsskis.com/phantom-glide

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy




My friend put it on some skis. I will see what he thinks.

Moey
Oct 22, 2010

I LIKE TO MOVE IT


Sign me up, I hate scraping was/cleaning up more than anything.

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

Plague Champion


That launched a year ago and it looked promising, but I haven’t seen anyone report on using for a full season yet.

ante
Apr 9, 2005

SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS

It definitely sets off all my bullshit detectors. My dad bought it last year, I'll be seeing him in a few days, will follow up and see how he likes it.

bringer
Oct 16, 2005

I'm out there Jerry and I'm LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT


The timing worked out well for me to get a new pair of skis from a local manufacturer instead of ordering online.

I picked up a pair of Instinct Seekers this weekend. Put the new G3 Zed bindings on them and I couldn't be happier with my touring setup right now. Not that I've got a lot of experience, I did my AST-1 this past weekend in the Whitewater backcountry and I've been grinning since Sunday remembering the turns down.

I'm planning to head to back down to Whitewater for a couple of days of lift-access downhill next week to get as much time on my skis as possible before going up with Stellar. The forecast is looking pretty good for Christmas week skiing.

The season felt a little slow to get started but I'm feeling the stoke now!

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

Plague Champion


Here's the TGR Forums thread on the Phantom thing, seem to be positive impressions there thus far

https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/314708-DPS-Phantom-Glide/page11?highlight=dps+phantom

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



bringer posted:

I'm planning to head to back down to Whitewater for a couple of days of lift-access downhill next week to get as much time on my skis as possible before going up with Stellar. The forecast is looking pretty good for Christmas week skiing.

So you decided to go for the day of heli! Very nice.

Here's to hoping for blue skies on the 31st!

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

Skied the Canyons side of Park City today, snow was a lot better than I expected, pretty much everything except Super Condor was running, though a bunch of runs were closed to try to keep them fresh for the holiday influx of people. The Iron Mountain area was such a great addition, a lot of fun runs over there even most of them were closed today.

bringer
Oct 16, 2005

I'm out there Jerry and I'm LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT


spwrozek posted:

So you decided to go for the day of heli! Very nice.

Here's to hoping for blue skies on the 31st!

Yeah, even if I'm not the best skier it'll still be a bunch of helicopter rides and I decided I couldn't turn that down.

The skiing part should be pretty great too though, and what a way to cap off a year in the mountains!

My excitement levels are pretty high. :)

ironlung
Dec 31, 2001



bawfuls posted:

Here's the TGR Forums thread on the Phantom thing, seem to be positive impressions there thus far

https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/314708-DPS-Phantom-Glide/page11?highlight=dps+phantom

Blister likes it too iirc

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

So when my wife and I booked our first trip to Squaw for this past weekend, we decided to make it a 3-day and tack on the Monday after. As luck would have it, a nice little storm rolled through Sunday night and freshened everything up for a total bluebird mini-pow day on Monday. God drat it was fun, and the mountain was EMPTY. Can’t wait to get back up

*PUNCH*
Jul 8, 2007
naked on the internet


Crystal is FIRING OFF. Unstable outta bounds but this must’ve been one of my best mornings on skis

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fknlo
Jul 6, 2009




Fun Shoe

I think 70 is pretty hosed today. I was gonna go to Copper but ended up turning around in Idaho Springs when my ETA was still 2+ hours into the future. I probably could have gone to Winter Park but I just backtracked a little and went to Eldora yet again. Snow was alright at least!

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