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  • #677994
    BobGnarly
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    @darrick wrote:

    BG, do you have a Furburg or have you ridden one?

    No. I read what you guys say about them though and no offense but some of the things I read make me chuckle. Things like the rocker being “perfectly matched” to the scr for insrance. Rocker is constantly variable so that goes out the window the second you weight or flex the board.
    I built a board with tapered tip and tail for firstlight earlier this year, I put camber between the feet and got howled down for it on here, told it was wrong etc but the thing worked. Now months later I see furberg us changing to camber… You guys said it was wrong???

    Im not trying to be a dick here, Im genuinely asking for an explaination of why a “reverse sidecut” is so important cause to me its just a curve and as long as it isnt too sharp, it works. Some on here are blinded by a mysterious light in regards to this, thats all Im saying. Im not hating, merely questioning.

    #677991
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    The way the boot sits in the middle of a ski lends itself to that design though. On a snowboard you have to force it by reducing the effective edge back to around the bindings only, a pretty major change to achieve, well Im just not sure what it achieves. I would love someone to lay it down on the table for me and tell me exactly why a radius (which is just a curve) is better than any old long nose with a gentle inward curve like a birdman.
    I seriously cant tell the difference.

    #677989
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    I made a reverse sidecut nose board last season to see what all the hype was about, Im still not sure.
    Theres no difference in a “reverse sidecut” and a long gentle curved nose. Too much over thinking IMO.

    #677943
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    Well thats wind loaded to the max, convex roll and there are other avalanches visible so yeah lots of red flags. My general knowledge and ast1 training tells me that, Im not sure what else I would know about that after doing ast2?

    #677940
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    I think it depends, I guess you are talking about a one season delay?
    I think if you have done your ast1 you have the knowledge to keep yourself out of trouble, when in doubt stay cautious.
    If you do any solo riding the airbag is a big one, as is a quick release binding system.

    I think talking about percentages of deaths with airbags is a waste of time, yeah you can still die but they help no doubt. I dont think amy of us need convincing on that one.
    On the other side of the coin even avalanche professionals die in avalanches so no amount of knowledge makes you immune.

    The answer I guess is both, and stay conservative

    #677649
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    My boots sleep in the vestibule and get frozen. I just jam my feet into them in the morning, they warm up in a few minutes.

    #677888
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    Nice work dude. Its true about the spark forward lean, they suck.
    I actually stripped the tiny thread in mine

    #677788
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    To set up properly for a whole season you want to add a second battery that is isolated through a VSR. Google it. Its a must have.
    Run all your accessories off the second battery, even if you run it dead flat your car will still start.
    Carry jumper leads, shovel and a recovery strap.
    Buy a nice big gas burner for cooking, dont rely on jetboils etc, they are too small to rely on for a season. Cook real meals 😉
    Take a bucket with your toiletries in it, a whores bath can make you feel like a human again 😉
    A cheap synthietic chamois is good for wiping away condensation in the morning.
    A hot engine is good for drying stuff out
    Keep a full tank of fuel, it could save your life in a massive blizzard.
    Antifreeze!!!
    Keep a window cracked when you are inside, a bit of 2″ tape in the door frame can stop snow blowing straight in the window

    #677469
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    I mean they break a lot easier than normal bindings, true story that one.
    I agree they are tools, specific tools for getting you home when you far from home so keeping the miles down on them does have benefits trust me. Ive been burnt by this very situation.

    #677467
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    @chef_ben wrote:

    im a one binder guy and used em all last year, 40 days in bounds, as a terrain park ranger, and no wear.

    but i think its called third chair or something, at mt baker, they make pucks similar to OBS.

    Steel sliding on aluminium and theres no wear???

    #677466
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    I have firstlight pucks, they work flawless but no stance adjustment (when was the last time I changed my stance lol?)
    The biggest drawcard of using split bindings on a solid is weight savings in your luggage whilst flying. Other than that I say use solid bindings, save your split bindings for splitting as they are pretty fragile and the fewer days you put on them the better.

    #677366
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    This is how I do it.
    -15f 800 fill bag.
    800 fill hooded jacket.
    800 fill pants.
    Primaloft booties.

    With this combo you can mix and match depending on the temp, sleep in everything on cold nights or just thermals and the bag when its warmer.
    The whole lot packs into whatever gaps I have left in my pack.

    #677334
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    Isnt everyone over it?
    I know I am.

    #677218
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    @yogisnow wrote:

    Some like Rusutsu hey Bob!!
    I do like Shiribestu-dake though..

    .

    Never heard of the place 😉
    Im a honshu convert, you still get epic snow and the terrain is just better. Plus it only gets to about -12c at night which is great when you are sleeping in cars

    #677212
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    Hokkaido- 20cm-40cm most days, not many clear days in dec/jan/feb, not much steep terrain
    Honshu- bigger dumps but less often though totals are pretty much the same, more clear days, not as cold, steeper terrain, more variety.

    #677060
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    Life starts at 180 😉

    #677021
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    Kinda overkill IMO

    #676930
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    Me three

    #617286
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    You sure got some sweet conditions!

    #642931
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    LOL so all the things that were “so critical”to the design like the rocker perfectly matched to the sidecut radius, out the window.

    Hey firstlight, remember the board we built and they said it wouldnt work for x,y and z reasons? Looks like we were just ahead of the times 😉

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