bobble

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bobble last won the day on July 26 2016

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About bobble

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    Trench Digger
  • Birthday 01/30/1964

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  • Location
    Minnesota
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Buck Hill
  • Occupation?
    Engineer
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Donek FC I, 180, 12m sidecut
  • Current Boots Used?
    Deeluxe T700
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    TD3
  • Snowboarding since
    1996
  • Hardbooting since
    2002
  1. @BobD not sure how to disable linking. the slower hill will help but i hope they install sprinklers. and lots of them. the ramp off the chair is longer than milkrun. getting off the chair at milkrun was somewhat intimidating on neveplast. hard to explain. so much lube. board slips around, difficult to edge. I usually held onto the chair for stability and to prevent going off the edge of neveplast. might be more of an issue with teachers pet going down the ramp one foot in binding. i wouldn't be surprised if they moved some of the park features over to teachers pet.
  2. buck is changing the layout of neveplast. last season they had the neveplast on Milkrun -- a run that is used for Nastar and Ski Challenge. they're moving it over to Teachers Pet -- the beginner run which is very slow at the top with stepped pitch. i am curious as to how this will play out with the public. i'm guessing the ski teams will not be pleased for a variety of reasons; slow run, constricted path around trees, inconsistent pitch, etc. on other hand it might draw out more people who were intimidated by the neveplast on a racing run. ... and being closer to the bar is a plus. aside from the board damage, riding on neveplast is very humbling. forget carving on a snowboard. its skidding all the way down. its not the same as snow. however, you can carve with ski's on it but you have to be committed ... to damaging your gear. might give it another try but on rentals. opens in june.
  3. i was up late at night. i assume you're the redditor that posted to that photo. i have a vague memory of seeing someone at my hill with hardboots in softbindings.
  4. gonna just leave this here...
  5. you mean features like this??? my favorite photo from a star tribune article. i've been to Crashed Ice. its truly a spectacle. its worthy of being a dystopian retro-future olympic sport! they've held it in St. Paul MN. the starting line is at the front of the St. Paul Cathedral. the crowd goes wild when the lights on the cathedral turn red and they start playing AC/DC Hells Bells. couple of my pix
  6. skating on icy trails... crashed ice anyone? http://www.gomn.com/news/watch-skaters-cruise-down-icy-ski-trails-in-duluth/
  7. around 2005/6, went to giants ridge for opening day. on third run i got decked from behind by another snowboarder. i impacted the ground on my left hip. when i finally stood up i could feel my hip swelling. i could barely make it down the run. i could barely walk to the room. i was in a lot of pain. the other snowboarder got the wind knocked out of him. i was the first one of the season to be admitted to emergency room in hoyt lakes. no broken bones just a massive hematoma of the hip. haven't been back since.
  8. cool shot on instagram
  9. 3/15/17 conditions we're very conducive to carving. Someone was flying a drone way up above the run. It was way up there. It's the white pixel in the photo. Great day out.
  10. 3/14/17 snow was great. Karl agrees.
  11. road trip anyone?
  12. sorry dave. i was out of town. i think if you saw the hill from the 35W you'd kept on driving. save your board! went out saturday. not looking good on milkrun. crossroads was better but there are areas where brown patches with rocks are showing. the cord was thin and snow was fast. upright riding. the only run i really liked was the backside run. it was brutally cold. i wasn't dressed warm enough for the windchill.
  13. 3/1/17 got maybe an inch or more if snow. went out in softies I expected crap. looked like buck used a different groomer. the cord lines were very close together. the new snow filled in the spaces between ridges. they did a decent job of planing out the bumps. should've brought skis. it would be interesting to carve on decent snow with those fine lines. Might be difficult to see.