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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    http://www.bomberonline.com

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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. 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.
  2. cool shot on instagram
  3. 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.
  4. 3/14/17 snow was great. Karl agrees.
  5. road trip anyone?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 2/23/17 snowcone and dirt. Top of the run was hard but midway it was soft. Felt kinda surfy.
  9. i haven't been out riding since it rained on monday. its warm. no snow on my yard. might check it out at noon today. i expect nothing but the crappiest conditions. the worst part is the neveplast mats they've placed at top/bottom of chairlift. they're not slick. boards don't slide well. tomorrow we're expecting around 12 -18 inches of new snow. walked down to the beach where they are having the polar plunge. the ice along the shore has melted. previous seasons they cut a hole in the ice and paraded people out onto it to do the polar plunge. the ice has softened. not sure if its safe for a line of people standing on it. the tent is where the polar plungees go to warm up.
  10. What's wrong with explosive bolts on TD3's?
  11. Wireless snowboard wearable blows your bindings off in an avalanche "Using pyrotechnics, the Resero XV system blows snowboard binding straps clean off at the pull of a wearable trigger, freeing the rider to more effectively rise to the top of the rushing snow."
  12. 2/18/17 went skiing. i was actually able to handle the speed going down crossroads. one run i went too fast. i accidentally unweighted on a small bump and cross the tips. my immediate thought was "oh shit, imma going to blow my knees". i started going sideways. i fell on my right hip and started to slide. the skis kept catching. eventually stopped. got up unharmed but covered in slush. lost a pole. it was way uphill and too far to walk. another skier picked it up for me. skied a few more runs and went home. felt fine. late evening i had problems laying on my right side. hip really hurt yay! skiing! oh... and this happened yesterday
  13. buck runs snow guns under the tower but not usually during business hours. 1-2 years ago they had them running directly under the chair. people got snow frocked by the guns; goggles, jacket, etc. the real problem was that ice/frost formed under skis/boards which caused skis/boards to stick to the ramps. the top lifty wasn't paying attention to the pile of people who fell down trying to leave the chair. it was crazy. everyone riding the lift was falling down. they had to shut down the lift till they purged the water lines from the snow guns. snow has a weird metallic taste.