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    163W Capita NAS, 164 Wild Duck World Cup
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  1. Heard in the lift line - 2017/2018

    Got something similar the other day. Heard a couple of kids in the queue talking about my setup: Kid 1: Woah. Do you know what that is? Kid 2: No, what is it? K1: That guys on a skiboard! K2: Woah. Is that cool?' K1: Nah, it's lame. :(
  2. All-Mountain Board Recommendations

    So, I ended up acquiring an old Virus Avalanche as my all-mountain board. Not exactly what I had set out to find originally, but I'm not complaining. I've only got one day on it so far but man does this thing rip. Sooooo much pop when transitioning from edge to edge and for launching over rollers and chop. I would love to put a few more days on it this year. The board felt really good in hardboots and I'm interested in eventually trying it out for a few days in softies.
  3. Car nuts thread 😁

    I would love to add a Cayman or a Corvette to my garage in the near future. Both are fantastic driver's cars.
  4. Gray Snowboards?

    You know what they say: If it ain't a Type R, it ain't a tight car snowboard.
  5. Low angle stances, high angle edges.

    I started carving on softboots, working my angles up to around F30, R21. I have recently dropped them down to F21,R0 for more versatility. I have relatively low angles for hardboots at around F52,R44. I still feel really comfortable on toeside carves and I'm steadily working at improving my heelside carves with my softboot setup. Right now it feels like there's room for both technique refinement and dialing-in my equipment settings.
  6. All-Mountain Board Recommendations

    Ultimately, I'm looking to acquire a Donek or Coiler in the future but I would like to start out/progress on something a little cheaper first. I understand that I'm not going to get all the features by going with a mass-produced board and that's something I would have to live with. I've missed out on a few really good deals in the for sale forum since I've started looking earlier this year. Trust me, I'm always on the look-out for deals there .
  7. Drake Podium, Flow NX2 GT, Ride El Hefe...?

    I was looking at a few salomon bindings in a ski shop recently. Their heelcups definitely do sit higher on the highback. They were also felt pretty stiff by hand, in bending and in torsion but the heelcup is flexible. I'd have to try them with my boots on the see how they really feel.
  8. All-Mountain Board Recommendations

    I'm looking for a board that I can ride with hardboots in all kinds of conditions, not just pristine groom. I want to be able to carve up the groomers in the morning and still be able to use the same board in the afternoon when the ruts and bumps come out here on the east coast. Eventually, I'd like to bring my hardboots with me when I make some trips out west. The reason I mentioned a BX board was that I had been told that the construction of most regular boards is not sufficient to hold up to the stresses of riding with hardboots. Key word is "most." I'm assuming there are some exceptions, and so that's why I started this thread in order to get some suggestions. I would love a custom board, but I would like to get comfortable riding in an all-mountain style first.
  9. I'm in the market for an all-mountain snowboard that I can ride primarily in hardboots but also in softboots if I so choose. While I would love to order up a custom board right now, I think I would prefer to try out a few different shapes, sizes, flexes, etc. before taking that plunge. The problem I'm having is that I don't know what to look for in a board that will tell me it can handle the stress of hardboots. Most of my direction is coming from the info found in the Carver's Alamanac. My searches have mainly been for larger, stiffer boards and boardercross boards but I don't know what else to look for. I recently came across a few boards for sale and was wondering if anyone could tell me more about them and if they are hardboot-capable. They are a Virus (model unknown), Virus Avalanche, and a Winterstick Severe Terrain. Does anyone have any experience with either the Avalanche or the Severe Terrain? Any recommendations for boards from more "mainstream" manufacturers that I would be able to use? Thanks!
  10. Mountain Creek 2017/2018

    I might try to do a half day at Mountain Creek this Saturday. I haven’t ridden there before and I’m still fairly new to hardbooting. What trails should I focus on if I decide to go?
  11. BMES February 12th 2018

    I'm interested but I'll have to see if I can take the day off from work.
  12. Heard in the lift line - 2017/2018

    "Are you undercover ski school?"
  13. Car nuts thread 😁

    Sweet car, Corey. I have a good family friend that got me into track days and he has a vintage Formula Ford. He and a few friends run a club called the FRCCA that races in the northeast/mid-atlantic region of the US. http://www.formularacecarclubofamerica.com/ While I've always been into cars, it wasn't until college that I got an opportunity to get involved in working and racing on them. I started with a few autocrosses and then got into track days and now time trials. I'm not very competitive in the latter yet but I'm still having lots of fun seeing myself improve each time I'm on track. I've currently got an Audi A4 as my daily driver and my fun car is a Porsche 944S. I've got a lot of things planned for the 944 to get it in shape for next season.
  14. Advice sought, trying to make a come back

    Thanks! It's actually Lime Rock. I love the Glen. Sorry to go off topic. Anyway, I second checking out Mount Snow. It's not the biggest mountain, but they have some fun trails on Sunbrook, North Face, and even on the main face. Plus, they have invested ~$30M this past off-season in snow making IIRC. I believe they have some of the most trails open in the east this season. I can't wait to go this season.