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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:48 am 
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nice work SG!!!

how are the tlt5s working?

toured sat and sunday in the front range, Saturday was good, sunday was windy with shitty visability.

back on the work train, waiting another 5 days for the next fix.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Phantom / TLT system is excellent. I like it more and more each day as I get more used to the riding. I had the chance to switch to softboots Saturday, and said nope. For everything I've toured so far, I like them a lot and prefer that system to softboots. But I wouldn't ride them at the resort.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:26 pm 
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Freezing our nuts off in Rout County! I saw -41 on Thursday :banghead: Looks like we might see the teens tomorrow, maybe get out for a tour? -14 and 20 mph at noon 30 today. May as well work.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:19 am 
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that's weird you say that, SG -why no resort time on those boots? I have yet to ride them in anything other than pretty good snow and I wonder how they will do on the chunder and lumpy single track out runs on some of the spots I frequent. I will say they feel more powerful than soft boots to me, if that makes sense. Spots where I would struggle with body and leg feedback from variable terrain in soft boots they just mow right thru! Seems as though a lot of the feedback stops at the boots now instead of traveling up to my legs and hips, which is nice. They also seem flexy enough to jump in, I got some stales, tails and even a method over the weekend. I think one day on the resort with them would help me learn there flex a good bit more but I also really like them so far. Hopefully I can work this pair out of demo status.. :headbang:

pics and vid as soon as its above freezing. fingers and cameras are shit when its this cold! I think 6 days strait below 0 round here..

(insert smiley icon rubbing his cold hands together)

MW- how'd that last storm get you guys?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:24 am 
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I rode them at wolf creek on day 1. I just found the ride a little harsher than I wanted. You can feel every bump, and the flex is slightly different. Also, the Pho's are a little lighter and the abuse should be less on them than the resort. The Phos are good for light touring, but if you want to hammer on them, they are a little too soft. I'm going to be trying out the regular Alphas this weekend, the Phos were a little light for me.

I will say they are good to learn how they ride from a day at the resort.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:40 pm 
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I like fruit its good for your body :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

where is this 360 I've heard about? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Im pretty sure that there are multiple threads for you fruit booters....

Lets stay on topic and talk about conditions :)


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:45 pm 
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SkateBananas wrote:
Lets stay on topic and talk about conditions

:thumpsup:

Not looking good right now, but seems that we'll get some weather back in us later next week.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:58 pm 
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looks like somebody stole a graph from opensnow.....


joel is the shit! he has helped me land some banger days for sure!


lets remember he just predicts it, he doesn't control it..

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:33 pm 
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Heading to C.P. tomorrow. If it is anything like Sunday it will be deep. Thankfully temps are warming up.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
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got any pics norv?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:25 am 
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Got 2 days in this weekend. Smaller touring days, but a NE to E aspect, 2,500' vert, and 1,600' NE aspect. Winds did some damage on Saturday night, so what good snow was there Saturday, had been stripped Sunday. There were pockets of protection in the trees, but anything that was susceptible to wind got stripped.

Lots of people out there an no new snow, but still didn't cross tracks all weekend :thumpsup: (other than old ones from Skatebananas from Friday), so doing something right there. I have noticed a lot of new people out there this year, and a lot of zones getting a lot of use (Irene's in particular, Pumphouse, Anvil). So if you want to not cross tracks, have to get a bit more creative. Like the past few years, seems the first month or two of the season has a lot of people, then they go back to riding Purg. Probably similar again this year, we'll see.

2 days of warm temperatures and no snow did a few things to our snowpack.

1) Stabilized it a bit. We are sitting at moderate on all aspects. CAIC probably dropped it a few days after I would of, to be expected. No conclusive evidence there, but the basic thought is big persistent slabs that are tough to trigger. There is older wind slabs on N-E aspects, that can be skirted as necessary with the right line selection.
2) Created lots of facets down low. This is going to be sucky. We'll see how it goes as the season progresses.

Small storm lined up for end of week, not looking too promising right now, but lets hope for 6+ inches for a refresh before christmas weekend!


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:03 pm 
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So just saw this picture on CAIC of Cement Fill slide from yesterday. While nobody has been riding this side of the face, the lookers left side got ridden for at least 50 tracks in the past two weeks. I did 3 laps on the 6-8th. Crazy persistant slabs.

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