barryj

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About barryj

  • Rank
    Carver Extraordinaire
  • Birthday 09/28/1956

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  • Location
    Squaw -10 minutes from the lift
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Northstar, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Alpine Meadows, Squaw
  • Occupation?
    Dean and Director of Ski Programming at Squaw Valley Academy
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Swoard EC Gen5 175H,
    Swoard EC Gen4 175M
    Moss Snowstick Performance Quad 160,
    Noah Salasnek Sims Descender 159
  • Current Boots Used?
    Deeluxe Track 700, Deeluxe Track 325
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    TD3 SW SI
  • Snowboarding since
    1987
  • Hardbooting since
    1988

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  1. Hey Big R, Wow! Your actually there now!! Thanks for the reply and the info! How would you rate the grooming 1-10 compared to US resorts? ...Out here in CA, family resorts like Northstar are a solid 10, resorts like Squaw are a 2 at best, say they groom but it's marginal with lots of death cookie! My experience of Colorado is a solid 8-10 grooming wise ...got any photos????
  2. Hey Mouse Welcome to the forum! FYI: I tried the Driver X and the Deluxe 225 was softer! I'd go 325 or higher.....and ditto for using higher angles closer to 50 Also I am a size 11 1/2 and wear a size 10 (Mondo 28) for carving......you want it SNUG!
  3. Seriously considering a week at Valle Nevado....... I only know I'm not interested in skiing/boarding on a big open glacier like in Europe, so you guys that have been there, what would you compare the runs at Nevado too?......anyplace here in the US?? Any other pros/cons??
  4. Interesting Bumpy............I have had holes sewn into Virtaka bibs for my Fintec handles to pop through the outside of my pants right at the exact level.....no problem with EC. my How about some more photos showing connection to your Intec pull handle?
  5. Hey Avante If ya hit Squaw let us know how it goes. I'm on the wrong coast for the summer or I'd be up there myself!
  6. Hey Andre Love this board!, mine is a 168. Your on the Right coast.... just wish yours was a 175 Free bump anyway..........
  7. Went up to Squaw today 11-2pm, rode the Funitel up to High Camp and the conditions were really pretty good! Even at the top it was soft by 11am but somewhat firmer on the Shirley side. Probably best for carving by 10am but I had fun on my Moss PQ 160. Rode Siberia, Shirley, Headwall, Big Blue and Gold Coast lifts. There's still enough coverage that I rode Mtn. Run all the way from High Camp back down to the village to the Funitel station. Probably my last day!
  8. Yea when the Burton circus comes back around next winter to my local mtn. I'd give them a try.......but from what I hear from the Moss sponsored softboot riders from Japan that are laying down the carves they need/use/want a soft softboot.......so expect this boot to be the polar opposite of a Burton XDrive for stiffness. I would like to see a photo of the base of the binding and the boot connection system. Carving in general is huge in Japan...... and Burton, not wanting to miss out their share of the $$ listened to those riders and made the "Step On" https://whitelines.com/news/burton-announces-new-hard-snowboard-boot-system.html Whitelines...aka: white lies. Great April fools using a Track 325. Could there be a Burton hardboot in the near future? Doubtful, but demand drives the market and the Asian market is really hardboot and softboot carving hungry right now and Burton being the money hungry whore they are might not want to lose their share of the market. If Burton ever has the balls to get back into hardboots they really should really call it the "Hard On" ....that alone would give Burton back some "Alpine" street cred!
  9. Hey Marc, Check out this link posted under the soft boot carving worth watching - with review of Step On Softboot/Binding system on Moss Performance Quad 154cm board.
  10. That's a Moss Performance Quad 154 he's on. A very sweet ride. I have the 160cm version of that board and riding it in TD3 SW step In's and the softer Track 325's it carves as well as it kills the pow!
  11. Alright Ladia! I'm sure I'll see ya getting a pass at the Main Lodge around 8am Sat. .....If not, I'll be down at the Mill running laps on the lower runs, Broadway, St. Moritz and Mombo off the Stump Alley Chair until the Upper Mtn. loosens up. If it's good I'll stay Sat. night and ride Sun.
  12. Were not done out here in Cali!.............Squaw and Mammoth are still open top to bottom and don't plan on closing anytime soon!! Anybody else still getting after it?? Probably going to Mammoth this weekend for a little variety...............drop me a PM if your coming up.
  13. Jim, Yeah, I'd buy one if it said "Bomber" with options in multiple sizes and colors! Theirs not enough opportunity to show our clan colors on the hill as it is and not everybody wants stickers on their top sheet.
  14. ..........and not to mention 007 standards!
  15. Photos please........