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carvedog last won the day on January 28 2016

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About carvedog

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    Hardboot Wizard

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  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Sun Valley
  • Occupation?
    Saddletree Gallery - Art, Framing and Photography
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Sims Bruner 197, Sims Burner 188, Burton Frontier 185, Frontier 170, Never Summer Cobra 164 for soft and it rocks too.
  • Current Boots Used?
    Burton Race boot 4 buckle
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Bomber TD3 SI - the best damn binding ever created.
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  1. I actually couldn't read the whole thing. Maybe says more about my ADD than Carol's writing. Too metaphorical or allegorical or one of those other big words. Squirrel!!!!! I raced a little USSA for a few years. Had a ball. And i used my license to run a few skier downhills which was even more awesome. Overall the politics of snowboarding have sucked all the life out of the sport. As sport. All the way through. From the manufacturers early advertising flaunting the rebel side of being anti-authority, the magazines only being interested in the most tweaked and freaked, to the competition side being so obtuse and ridiculous. I ride to carve. I don't care if it's popular or who is zooming who. The less organized the better. Anarchy is the path of the future. Want to see a real halfpipe. Combine it with bordercross and have six people drop in at once. Racing is so far gone I almost don't even care anymore.
  2. Hoping to get to SV soon. 


  3. Been too busy slaying the pow to get much hardbooting in. But today was epic. I'm finally getting strong enough to carve entire runs and it has been incredible. I thought last Friday was as good as it gets but today might have been better. And I ran into two other carvers and we tore it up for a few runs. Of course its supposed to snow and get warm but the cold smoke was rolling today.
  4. I don't lay on the snow. I get compressed down into the turn until suddenly the snow is in my armpit begging to rip off my arm. Now it's my knee and leg and armpit on the other side. Dammit. Why does this keep happening? Funny because other than leading with a hand sometimes I am not actively seeking to lay it out, but when you turn hard enough suddenly it is. And I keep wearing out clothes too. I should get some baggy pants and some duck stance and stop all this crazy body flopping crap.
  5. What is it with all you guys and this hydration BS? I get a glass or two midway thru the morning and its all good. Are you sure you don't have some unfulfilled oral fixation? NTTIAWWT......
  6. Very sorry to hear that. I live in Idaho and we are having one heck of a year. The carving on Saturday was bluebird, cold and epic. Not to run it in but maybe a trip to the west? Not only that, if you get here I will host you. We do anyway so it's not a big deal. It's all time right now and will be until the end of April or May.
  7. Sold pending arrangement with Corey. Thx.
  8. Can you PM me your guess on shipping to Idaho (83340) and what your price on it is now?
  9. How heavy are you? I am not looking for softer. Well north of 180 though.
  10. Innarested for sure. I think I have the weight to bend it. A little.
  11. The guy with the orange helmet is dredman I am pretty sure.
  12. your wife shredding her jacket from carving? No offense but I love her and I haven't even seen her. Ride that is.
  13. And today the carving on mid Warm Springs on down was epic. Firm carveable snow with unyielding grip. Light duff on top but the 197 was like a hot knife in butter. More snow all weekend and it's only getting better.
  14. Oh my.....Baldy is open for business. To be honest the 'carving' hasn't been as optimal lately because it keeps snowing. I don't usually spend time in the bowls. Too exposed, windy, sun crusted...the snow there hasn't seen the sun in days it seems. Soft billowy powder dreams are daily. It is not the 3 foot dump kind, it is four inches on top of three on top of eight on top get the idea. Yesterday I did have the most sublime run on Greyhawk. Three to four inches on top of perfect groom. They groom that side early in the evening and it snowed lightly all night. What a treat to blast out of the barely skied in the last two weeks billowy powder of Race Arena onto Greyhawk and arc some super carves. So yes I am pretty fired up for the season now. I taught a lot over Christmas but January is prime time for having no one around. I know it is snowing in many places right now but this is about as good as it gets. The lower south slopes should come into play with one more storm. The upper half of the mtn is riding clean on all aspects. Hit me up if you make it over - my official winter hours at the store are 1-5:30 pm so I will be riding every morning and happy to show any visitors the goods if I can. I am also working on making Tuesday morning Carve day at group lessons. That means I will show up for Group lessons for carving in hard boots. I will post back when I get approval from management. That would be $175 for three hours of riding. A big savings off of private. And I am trying to make it to ATC for Thursday and Friday. Cheers everyone. Happy New Day. Every day.
  15. Very interested in both of these items. I really don't like that heel cup on Burton binders, not interested in the flow so much. Which Sparks boot are you happy with? And which Technine binder? They use terms like Single scrub or double Scrub = I am not sure what. Translation? Also in the spark when I click on the 8-10 stiffer flex rating there is only the Spark Summit and Spark XV both in 'backcountry' that come up. For reference I ride well more than 50% in HBs, and still do most lower level teaching in Burton SI. I have a couple of pairs of newer soft boots to try out. Both Solomon and Burton for a 'regular' binding, but not sold yet on the arch crushers. Thx.