BlueB

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  • Location
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Cypress Mountain, BC
  • Occupation?
    Designer
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Out of controll...
  • Current Boots Used?
    Dalbello CarveX, sometimes with BTS
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Carve: Snowpro Race, ~55/50, toe/heel lift;
    Freeride, pow, teach: F2 Carve RS/Proflex, ~45/30, toe/heel lift;
    Plate system: Plan-B (only occasionally);
    Soft: Nidecker Carbon, 30/15, not used in many years...
  1. Way better then yesterday! This was actually a real pow day and it got progressively better as the day went buy. Very small crown in the am and almost none after lunch! Weekend? Hard to believe! Although, I must say the vis sucked from 1pm and on. Crew: Tony, Patrick, B, Bob with wife and apparently Dave from US! Toy: Proto :)
  2. Silber 168 has about 10.5m radius. It's quite an awesome board. OP is probably fighting the new angles...
  3. I witnessed a most bizarre collision, just before view point on Panorama. A snowboarder, sitting down after a fall, got hit / overrun by 2 skiers! I'm not too sure if they hit each other before hitting the snowboarder? One actually managed to thread the ski right between his legs, where the ski released and stayed, while the guy tumbled another 15m. The other skier went over snowboarders hand and took his glove in the process. Luckily the guy had some sort of wrist guards under! Amazingly, the entire thing ended without breakages or cuts, just bruises and sore limbs... I offered to call the patrol, but everyone declined...
  4. We had pretty crappy snow today, some sort of slush over ice and crud, in the am. It snowed lightly (and wet) through the day, so the conditions kinda improved a bit for freeriding, but not for carving. It's going to continue snowing through the night, so it might be better tomorrow. Today's crew: Patrick, Tony, B. Patrick was trying my Loony and me his Madd 170. I gave up after 3 runs and went onto wider boards to fool around, rather then full-on carve... My runs down First Sun, Bowen Face and other mogul fields, were pure disaster... Very compact with some crunch on top... Yuck. However, I quite enjoyed the park. I witnessed a most bizarre collision, just before view point on Panorama. A snowboarder, sitting down after a fall, got hit / overrun by 2 skiers! I'm not too sure if they hit each other before hitting the snowboarder? One actually managed to thread the ski right between his legs, where the ski released and stayed, while the guy tumbled another 15m. The other skier went over snowboarders hand and took his glove in the process. Luckily the guy had some sort of wrist guards under! Amazingly, the entire thing ended without breakages or cuts, just bruises and sore limbs... I offered to call the patrol, but everyone declined...
  5. Awesome! They are pretty good boards. I've got 2 of those, one capped like yours but full light oak top with sword graphic, the other one side walled with full dark walnut top.
  6. This would be true, if they didn't do grossly biased shortening, same like UPZ. The heel block is so far under the heel ant toe block even sticks out a bit, that you pretty much can not take advantage of all that "shortness" on the heel - binding has to be biased towards toe edge to centre the foot over the board. It also creates the rear bail entry problems, as well as higher ramp. I really hoped they'd fix this on the reissue, and add space for the intek heels... But, as someone said, the reissue had to be a knock off of the original, to live on old glory and hype.
  7. Yes, I was thinking about the same lines... One could mount a regular plate, then a single front and back ski binding on top (on the duck bills), to hold another plate with snowboard bindings.
  8. I had a back foot release on a landing of a 40' jump... brrr. I have landed it on back foot, full force, right on the knuckle, on hard snow. I have to admit that I had the bail set a bit wishy-washy for more sideways flex, for stylin'. Next day I discovered that my boots also broke, not too sure if from that impact. No broken body parts...
  9. Yeah, it would be strange and confusing to see something else then your perennial avatar :)
  10. That's a damn good action shot, Dan! Totally avatar worthy.
  11. MacSkiddin, You'll like the Cut on Grouse, it's the widest, longest, straightest green groomer around! Nice that you had good time at WB. The MFR is a great board, I have an ancient 166, while it was still called FR and it rides as good as the modern stuff. He was ahead of his time with nose rocker even back then. I wish I had a slightly narrower version for hard boots... Sorry about sketchy conditions at Cypress, it can happen often in the evening, especially after the weekend crowd. I guess we'll see you on Sunday am? The temps will be just below 0 from Friday and on, should be good.
  12. Not all softboot carvers want wide. Look what I spotted at the racks today! :)
  13. It turned out that the mystery SG guy is on the CASI L1 course! Awesome, the numbers are rising :) Didn't get to talk to him, though... I also saw Patrick, George and Maya, 2 other Asian guys on carving boards, plus, on the racks, a narrow Hot Blast with soft boot bindings at extremely high angles! As our session's other participants didn't show up, I had a "private" with Bob. It was awesome, video, mentoring, etc. Conditions were super hot, I must have lost 5lbs in sweat... @MacSkiddin, how was your evening session at Cypress and Whistler?
  14. We started on firm snow, but not quite frozen hardpack that I expected. Patrick showed up for his lesson on a Madd 170, so I took out the Loony, to match. Later in the day snow softened a lot, as it was warm and sunny. Crazy crowd in the pm... We finally saw the mystery SG guy carving down the Midway, fast large turns.