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HookShot
Dec 26, 2005



If you don't specifically ask about return to snow it means you're not not cleared to ski.




But seriously I'm glad you got a few nice turns in.

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spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



Haha, I would say the conversation went like this:

Doc: give it three more weeks to heal up.
Me: can I rock climb?
Doc: no, don't bare weight over 20 lbs
Me: can I run?
Doc: in three weeks
Me: can I ride my bike?
Doc: no mountain biking, riding to work you can but if you could give it 2 weeks that would be good
Me: can I ski?
Doc: if you can wait three more weeks... Just don't get run into or fall on your shoulder.

It was kind of that I am not your mother and your an adult tone.

Sounds like the go ahead to ski mellow powder to me...

waffle enthusiast
Nov 16, 2007





45 minutes to get to the Winter Park base and get dropped off.















…from Fraser :negative:

TMMadman
Sep 9, 2003
Probation
Can't post for 3984 days!


spwrozek posted:

Haha, I would say the conversation went like this:

Doc: give it three more weeks to heal up.
Me: can I rock climb?
Doc: no, don't bare weight over 20 lbs


So you can't get naked? :laugh:

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



TMMadman posted:

So you can't get naked? :laugh:

Haha. Chalk it up to phone posting

TMMadman
Sep 9, 2003
Probation
Can't post for 3984 days!


spwrozek posted:

Haha. Chalk it up to phone posting

I was really just amused at the thought of a silly instruction, wasn't picking on the spelling. :)

waffle enthusiast
Nov 16, 2007





My son skied his first black today!!!! :dance:

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



https://www.thedenverchannel.com/entertainment/trending/driver-captures-avalanche-ripping-through-ten-mile-canyon-near-i-70

Avalanche covering I70...

E: it gets worse...

https://kdvr.com/2019/03/03/avalanche-closes-i-70-near-copper-mountain/

spwrozek fucked around with this message at 00:39 on Mar 4, 2019

Yuns
Aug 19, 2000

There is an idea of a Yuns, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.


HookShot posted:

Yeah, letting her go to the sleepover is 100% the correct choice.
I let her go to the sleepover and not race but she asked to be picked up early in the morning from the sleepover so that she could go race today. She improved in points and standing but we won't know until final state standings come out if she's qualified for post season racing.

fknlo
Jul 6, 2009




Fun Shoe


https://twitter.com/JeremyHubbard/status/1102333526794362880

That's nuts

HookShot
Dec 26, 2005



Yuns posted:

I let her go to the sleepover and not race but she asked to be picked up early in the morning from the sleepover so that she could go race today. She improved in points and standing but we won't know until final state standings come out if she's qualified for post season racing.

Nice!


Not nice :stare:

Moot .1415926535
Mar 24, 2006

Yep, that's pretty much it.

And here we go again...this one’s right across the highway from where I live.

https://twitter.com/sheriffalert/status/1102366956026511366?s=21

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



Moot . posted:

And here we go again...this one’s right across the highway from where I live.

https://twitter.com/sheriffalert/status/1102366956026511366?s=21

Can you go in the Backcountry right now, sure... But be smart about it at least. No one should have been anywhere near any terrain over 30 degrees.

I went out today. 22 degrees was the steepest terrain I got near since the whole state is basically in high danger.

il serpente cosmico
May 15, 2003

Best five bucks I've ever spend.

Three people have died in tree wells in Oregon in the last two weeks. One at Timberline, one at Mt. Ashland, and the other on Mt. Bachelor. All of them were skiing with friends.

Please be careful out there, everyone. And the buddy system doesn't work unless you actually keep an eye on each other, which means stopping and regrouping often.

OniPanda
May 13, 2004

OH GOD BEAR






:magical: Thats terrifying

Question Mark Mound
Jun 14, 2006

Tokyo Crystal Mew
Dancing Godzilla


I'm just back from a snowboarding trip in Mt Vogel in Slovenia (don't go there btw, although Slovenia itself is lovely!) and figured it's about time to upgrade from my bottom-of-the-line Trespass/TK Maxx clothing to something maybe a little better.

Here's the outfit I'm thinking of, but just looking for general advice on if I'm picking the right stuff to not totally break the bank but still have something halfway decent.
Jacket: https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk/V/Burton_Covert_SnowboardSki_Jacket_S_Bog_Heather-(189147) or https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk/V/Burton_Covert_Shell_SnowboardSki_Jacket_S_Bog-(210105)
Trousers: https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk/V/DC_Banshee_SkiSnowboard_Pants_S_Golden_Red-(208924) or https://www.sailandski.co.uk/acatalog/Burton-Covert-Snow-Pants-18-19-37523.html
Helmet: https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk/V/Anon_Rodan_SkiSnowboard_Helmet_S_Orange-(163476)
Gloves: https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk/V/Dakine_Leather_Titan_Gore_Tex_SnowboardSki_Gloves_S_Carbon-(141946)

When I hit up Banff again in 2021 I'll be getting new boots. Currently have 2012 Salomon Synapse boots that I lucked out on eBay for my first trip in 2015 - they were apparently only worn once before the seller decided to sell them on a while later. They're still comfy enough but I figure something actually moulded to my feet might be good.

Also, anyone got experience with in-helmet audio stuff? I usually don't put any music on, but sometimes if a run is empty or I'm bored on a ski lift I like a little bit of background sound through my headphones.

Question Mark Mound fucked around with this message at 10:33 on Mar 4, 2019

Aphex-
Jan 29, 2006



Dinosaur Gum

Does anyone wear hoodies while snowboarding and have any recommendations or ones to avoid? I've seen a few snow specific ones that look pretty cool and more comfortable than my bulky-rear end DC jacket that's usually overkill on sunny days.

waffle enthusiast
Nov 16, 2007





spwrozek posted:

Can you go in the Backcountry right now, sure... But be smart about it at least. No one should have been anywhere near any terrain over 30 degrees.

I went out today. 22 degrees was the steepest terrain I got near since the whole state is basically in high danger.

On Berthoud Pass, anything that could slide basically did. There were crowns visible everywhere from the road. No step-downs as far as I could tell, but…yeah. I’m not sure how the current temperature inversion factors (it’s 3° in Denver at the moment; it’s in the teens in the high country), but this storm seemed to come in upside down. I remember watching blower flakes starting on Saturday afternoon in Denver, and thinking “this could be a problem.”

There were, of course, tracks on just about everything you’d expect. Stay safe, friends.

EvilTwig
Jan 30, 2001


Question Mark Mound posted:



Also, anyone got experience with in-helmet audio stuff? I usually don't put any music on, but sometimes if a run is empty or I'm bored on a ski lift I like a little bit of background sound through my headphones.

https://beheadwear.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=59

You can find this bluetooth hat for around 40 dollars on amazon, and slide the audio portion out and throw it into your helmet, works great. The cheaper bluetooth hat options on amazon suck and are too thick for most helmet earflaps.

Kalman
Jan 17, 2010

USPOL May

EvilTwig posted:

https://beheadwear.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=59

You can find this bluetooth hat for around 40 dollars on amazon, and slide the audio portion out and throw it into your helmet, works great. The cheaper bluetooth hat options on amazon suck and are too thick for most helmet earflaps.

https://cozyphones.zendesk.com/hc/en-us?mobile_site=false are another option; not on Amazon, but 30 bucks and super-thin.

Question Mark Mound
Jun 14, 2006

Tokyo Crystal Mew
Dancing Godzilla


EvilTwig posted:

https://beheadwear.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=59

You can find this bluetooth hat for around 40 dollars on amazon, and slide the audio portion out and throw it into your helmet, works great. The cheaper bluetooth hat options on amazon suck and are too thick for most helmet earflaps.

Kalman posted:

https://cozyphones.zendesk.com/hc/en-us?mobile_site=false are another option; not on Amazon, but 30 bucks and super-thin.
Cheers! I'll check these out. The helmet I linked to has slots for mini speakers so this should fit I'm sure.

edit: Ah drat, those Behead ones are a bit harder to find in the UK. I found these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outdoor-Te...ds=helmet+audio - but the reviews are a bit spotty.

Question Mark Mound fucked around with this message at 14:38 on Mar 4, 2019

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rex rabidorum vires
Mar 26, 2007



Question Mark Mound posted:

Cheers! I'll check these out. The helmet I linked to has slots for mini speakers so this should fit I'm sure.

edit: Ah drat, those Behead ones are a bit harder to find in the UK. I found these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outdoor-Te...ds=helmet+audio - but the reviews are a bit spotty.

If you have space in the helmet for them that worked out best for me. I run these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018WRJLES/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 which look like they aren't available anymore. I'd target 40mm driver, 3/8th plug, and maybe some thicker gauge wire because these are pretty thin. That said I've had them for 4 seasons now and they are working great. I also was running a separate thicker cord from the ipod to the speakers that was more robust and included a play/pause, volume, and skip function that worked pretty well, but upgraded jackets in that time so I no longer need a longer cord or the accessibility. It's mostly to help drown out some of the other noises...music is low enough that I can hold conversations, but loud enough I can hear it on the lift. It's weird. It helps me ride.

Aphex- posted:

Does anyone wear hoodies while snowboarding and have any recommendations or ones to avoid? I've seen a few snow specific ones that look pretty cool and more comfortable than my bulky-rear end DC jacket that's usually overkill on sunny days.

How sunny are you talking? Probably want to avoid cotton, but some of the more outdoor/working styled ones from like Dickies or someone along those lines can work really well. They usually have a fleece or flannel lined inside with whatever as the outer shell...preferably a cotton blend over 100% cotton but :shrug:. That said I've seen people with 6 layers on and rocking a regular hoodie.

Aphex-
Jan 29, 2006



Dinosaur Gum

rex rabidorum vires posted:

How sunny are you talking? Probably want to avoid cotton, but some of the more outdoor/working styled ones from like Dickies or someone along those lines can work really well. They usually have a fleece or flannel lined inside with whatever as the outer shell...preferably a cotton blend over 100% cotton but :shrug:. That said I've seen people with 6 layers on and rocking a regular hoodie.

Yeah the ones I've seen are made of cotton blend with water resistant outers and snow specific things like zip pockets and pit vents and elbow pads and things. I've found a couple so I might bite the bullet on one and just try it out!

highme
May 25, 2001


I posted my food for USPOL Thanksgiving!




Analog (Burton) and Rome make "technical" hoodies that are what you're after. A coaches jacket might be a good pick up too.

rex rabidorum vires
Mar 26, 2007



highme posted:

A coaches jacket might be a good pick up too.

Go full douche canoe and ride with a varsity jacket.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





rex rabidorum vires posted:

Go full douche canoe and ride with a varsity jacket.

I prefer a polka dot cycling jersey

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



I just wear a technical soft shell designed for spring/fall.

HookShot
Dec 26, 2005



I like to wear a variety of different hoodies each day so when my husband complains that I own like 50 different hoddies I can go "yeah but I wear them all so suck it"

fknlo
Jul 6, 2009




Fun Shoe

Burton's bonded fleece hoodies would probably be alright for you. Water resistant-ish and do a decent job stopping the wind. I wear one as my main jacket and have worn one while riding before as well.

il serpente cosmico
May 15, 2003

Best five bucks I've ever spend.

I just wear a Patagonia fleece and a long sleeve polyester running shirt underneath for Spring riding. It isn't water proof but I that isn't an issue on the types of days that I wear it.

OniPanda
May 13, 2004

OH GOD BEAR






I should definitely get a snow hoodie, I run hot as gently caress. On a normal ~30° day, I'm usually down to a standard hoodie after gettin goin and yeah those get wet easily. I don't know why it didn't occur to me that this was probably something that existed.

Moot .1415926535
Mar 24, 2006

Yep, that's pretty much it.

I typically wear nipple tassels and face/body paint but I change the colors up.

Turns out I knew the guy that went missing. He had a wife and two kids. Also, we had a 5.3 earthquake near here yesterday so that should help stabilize the snowpack...

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





Moot . posted:

I typically wear nipple tassels and face/body paint but I change the colors up.

Turns out I knew the guy that went missing. He had a wife and two kids. Also, we had a 5.3 earthquake near here yesterday so that should help stabilize the snowpack...

Sounds like they found his body today around 2pm. :(

fknlo
Jul 6, 2009




Fun Shoe

https://i.imgur.com/o7X0lJh.mp4

Just loving nuts.

Moot .1415926535
Mar 24, 2006

Yep, that's pretty much it.

Yeah it’s a weird balance of “this is really sad” and “what in the everliving gently caress were you thinking.” I just heard the heli take off again and I know they’re not doing skiing right now so hopefully they’re going to go bomb their terrain and not searching for another body.

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004



So do those cars all just get completely buried? Like are all those just sitting in their car hoping they don't run out of air or freeze before some rescue team comes to dig them out?

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



It was mostly just a powder cloud. Once it settles the cars will be shoved into the ditch but generally ok. If it is in the snow path then yes basically. Hope and pray.

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



This is just silly

https://deadspin.com/olympic-skier-caught-with-a-needle-in-his-arm-during-bl-1833042102

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Mongoose
Jul 7, 2005


Aphex- posted:

Does anyone wear hoodies while snowboarding and have any recommendations or ones to avoid? I've seen a few snow specific ones that look pretty cool and more comfortable than my bulky-rear end DC jacket that's usually overkill on sunny days.

Any of the water-resistant hoodies should be good. I wear a burton one in spring and it gets the job done. Choose your favorite design / the best sale and go nuts.

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