nitro

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About nitro

  • Rank
    Groomer Grommet
  • Birthday 10/02/1970

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  • Location
    flagstaff az
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    snobowl
  • Occupation?
    auto repair
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    burton168 ultra prime. hot blast176. donek185 rev/af plate. nitro quiver 183. k2 ambush 174
  • Current Boots Used?
    track225, upz
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    plate bindings,freeride /alpine 58 58
  • Snowboarding since
    1990
  • Hardbooting since
    1990
  1. Sounds like you want a closed hill to practice hard turns on.. If so you dont need a ldp set up.. The kind of a dh gs set up like Mig mentioned is ideal... To clarify my set up let me put it this way instead,,, My ldp set up is as close as I could get to simulating a hard dh gs turn on safer terrain during a long distance pump...safer being flat to a mild hill with a wide road... Id croak if I tried to pump a short stiff gs board for 10- 20 miles. My workout starts out miles from home pretty flat pump to warm up ,then its a mild dh grade I bomb into a huge neighbor hood filled with small to large hills& urban pathways , this is where I practice harder turns.. If I survive all that then its a flat grade pump home...If I want to go farther I start from home & go out then back.
  2. David The adjustable front poppy is a nice option cause you can easily set the hanger to any angle you want.. its a good utility player.. Set up properly you can adjust the turn speed/shape, wheel diameter & avoid wheel bite all with a 6mm allen wrench. You wont have to change bolt lengths , risers & wedges for minor tweaks . My goal was a skateboard to simulate gs snow board turns off season.. it took a lot of time & parts to reach my goal!! if this is your goal too I would recommend a triton or mermaid w Jessup grip tape, Poppys adj front truck change the riptides out to venom bushings, fixed 20 deg poppy in rear keep the stock riptide bushings , Zelous brngs, & reuse the wheels , mounting bolts from the quest. Set front truck angle to 58-63 deg. A cheaper way is stay on the quest and get a 5,7or10degree wedge in front & flip your rear hanger over to get it lower 42degrees &check for wheel bite.. Somtimes Dont Trip has discounted poppys on the fb page..
  3. Sounds like fun! I wish I could bomb steep narrow paths with confidence there are so many sweet freshly paved hill/paths here in Flagstaff.. this year maybe a new helmet ,more pads, more work on my slides & deader feeling bushings on the roe will help to calm down my nerves.
  4. That Forcefield pro looks pretty sweet. I started wearing armor 3years ago & couldnt imagine riding with out now. I found the Alpinestars bionic pro jacket 150$ its great bargain its saved my back & elbows many times . Have you ever been whacked on the elbow by the chair?ouch! I will say the spine padding needs to be extended. It stops short of the tailbone like my alpine stars. Im gona extend mine with more pad to protect lower back for next season. G-form has some pretty sweet reactive pads that could be used to extend to the lower back. I still broke a rib under pectoral muscle with the humerus bone this season. I need a freakn forcefield! If I ever get another jacket itll probably be the Komperdell like Hans. Ved-bad wrist gaurds wont help protect your fingers.. I had a sprained my wrist "euro carving"so I started to wear wrist gaurds, I had to stop wearing the wrist protection because they aggravated my fingers more than not wearing them. I dont euro carve any more & I touch the snow as little as possible with my hands while boardn . Wear padded leather mitten style gloves or make a fist if you prefer gloves.
  5. gs lines at nationals
  6. If your into super low drop thru push/pump check out the Delirium 0 deg rear truck @ Dont Trip fb
  7. Bobbble I also invested i sixone armor to cover forearm to elbow as well as wrist guards that I attached slide pucks to ,, g-form knee pads & g-form shorts...protect yourself from road rash till you iron out the bugs... Roe Triton is a ton o fun
  8. Im glad I stuck with the dremel, I was prepared to start cuting things up with the jigsaw
  9. hope this helps; I used dremel tool to remove abs & 1layer of wood laminate then sealed with epoxy type paint. note; when I mounted rkp trucks to the holes provided by roe ,,the axles were much closer to each other & this felt odd under foot compared to the tkp . so I also drilled new holes in the board to increase wheel base to 32.5 inches to accommodate the new position of the rkp axles...
  10. Im curious,was the slider under the front foot mounted/working correctly?If its put it on backwards or over tight it will not move,,, locking out the suspension...
  11. I had issues with grinding away at my 220$ deck as well but I got over it... My goal is to lower my deck not raise it. In ldp lower is better and this should be your goal. slalom is NOT ldp confusing these two caused me problems. In ldp I found poppys to be my preference way more stable& comfortable on long rides. add up all the cost of the kits you need to tinker with a bennet ; wedges,bushings,pivot cups,longer hardware,spherical brngs,custom base plate,high grade king pins,washers,not to mention time messn with all this. The bennet/ traker combo is a great starter kit thats all it is. my roe is 4.5 inches tall at the tip& 4.25 at the tail with 80mm wheels & no wheel bite...
  12. I have a pile of stuff from tinkering with bennet for me it all added up to a waste o time& money... when I found out if you turn the bennet hard enough it will twist out of the pivot cup...ouch it hurt
  13. Its simple I just sand or remove the material where the wheel bites... but first return that bennet/ tracker setup & upgrade to poppys you will save yourself a huge waste of money,time & pain.
  14. interested in vist plate any photos, what condition is it in?