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  • #647360
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    @802smuggler wrote:

    Thanks. I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback for the women on voile 154’s. The venture lineup looks great but I’m not sure they really cater to Vermont conditions. The freebird also sounds pretty cool. Light and tight with rocker and camber. Think I’m leaning that way right at the moment. Will research prior a bit more.

    FWIW, a lot of friends (including myself) got the Mojo when it came out… and sold it right away. Too stiff and no fun in the tight trees for my liking. The Prior is more playful in deep snow… feels just like the Burton Malolo and Fish combo: Doesn’t sink, super tight radius and still can carve. The Prior is by far the best splitty i’ve own (Burton w/ their system, Voile Mojo and Prior Khyber).

    One thing for sure, get some Sparks Bindings: They’re awsome and you’ll never go back to the Voile plates setup!

    #647356
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    @802smuggler wrote:

    Now that the holidays are over my girlfriend has given me the green light to start looking for splits. Just wondering what you all in Vermont are riding. I’d like to be able to really enjoy the deep when and if the snow gets here! But also not be so pow specific that it makes spring riding tricky. Also scouting what the lady friends are riding.
    Thanks in advance!

    Prior Khyber: Tapered shap with rocker at both ends means a shorter board for tight trees.

    #636800
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    @VT Rider wrote:

    Any thoughts?

    I’ll surely take part in it.

    Don’t have time to put it together… 🙁

    #636797
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Nice stuff. Would have loved to see more action shots of the area. I’ve seen many familiar trees from the south in that video. Good stuff! Can’t wait to see more!

    #609415
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    @amkaplan wrote:

    I have a question along these lines. I see that the orange icon means there are new posts in the topic, but what the heck does it mean when the icon is blinking or has a black dot on it, or has other differences to the straight icon? I’ve found no explanations so far.

    Thanks.

    Blinking = hot topics (more then 10 replies)

    Black dot = You have replied

    Black dot + orange = You have replied and there are new posts following yours.

    #629642
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Snow Snow Snow and then more snow. That’s a summary of the past 3 weeks.

    Went on a tour Saturday to get away from the crowds. We felt a bit lazy… so we took the lift up and skinned across from the ridge. Main chutes were bumbed up. Lots of heroes were bootpacking the skin track and putting 6in holes on the climbs… no one was riding with a pack… but most boarders had at least snowshoes (strapped to their packs…) We did 3 more laps that were great. Deeeeep stuff but everywhere had tracks on it… but then again, you had to be creative to set the track back up… didn’t run into any uphill highways… everyone was coming from the ridge and skiing the Jailhouse chute (which didn’t have much of a cover)

    Sunday was completely different. 12in of fresh. All day pow with no much lift lines thanks to the superbowl!

    Now, we should get a few more shots of snow to set things up perfectly for the weekend!

    #634447
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    @alexhlesieur wrote:

    I tapped the baseplate and the channel. I used locktite to make sure they don’t loose. What you think the tread are going to rip ?

    There is a lot of tension in those bolts from riding. If the lower part is only threaded aluminum… then i’d be scared… I would run a few tests… Mount the bindings on the board and put the board upright. Attach weight to the binding to test the lateral strenght. I would go all the way to breaking the thing… but then, it’s DIY… might be complicated… If you need slider tracks for a while, i have a brand new set lying around that you can borrow to test the board w/ regular bindings…

    #634442
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Nice stuff!

    I saw the post earlier, didn’t realize it was you!

    Lookin good! We’re in Sutton friday evening and saturday, i’d love to drop by and check it out!

    And for the touring brackets: I’d go for the Voile system… More compatible with other stuff: Crampons, sparks, etc…

    Interested in going on a tour on sunday? A group of us is heading deep into the woods…

    #629635
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Did some of the best turns ever on sunday. Conditions are amazing. Snow is pilling up and is pretty dense but thick. Perfect conditions to surf! Temps were brutal but did i mention the best snow conditions EVER?

    Hopefully, we’ll get some more snow this week to refresh things up… but man, am i craving for more!
    :drool:

    #633154
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Love stokelab! Great mag

    #632727
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    You can also arrange to pick up your package at the FedEx shipping center/offices/facility if it’s close. Then you’ll do the paperwork your self and pay only the taxes.

    I rarely ship stuff across the border unless it comes via CanadaPost or USPS!

    #629614
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    @grubbers wrote:

    deep is an understatement for today.

    watch out anywhere there wasn’t a decent base before this storm, you’ll quickly find out whatever’s lurking underneath if you aren’t careful.

    Agree for both!

    Everything off the Jet at Jay was great except a few woods that need more maintenance to ride them this early in the season. Still dangerous in the woods… no base under that thick layer of blower!

    #629611
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Northern VT is getting pounded:
    Jay: 23in
    Stowe 20in

    More came down today.

    We’ll let you know tomorrow how things were… not base building material… but we’ll check it out…

    #632087
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    I bought BD’s tail clips and have used them succesfully for a while now. It’s simple and easy to do… the notch on the board took only a second and it’s purely cosmetic… the metal edge is still there… it’s only thinner… just enough to hold tension from the clip

    viewtopic.php?f=16&t=8407&p=61116

    #631486
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Saw it saturday finally!

    The best movie experience i’ve had in a while… exactly what i was expecting with huge lines and high expectation after sitting out thru a storm. No jibs, no stupid stuff a la Jackass. Just well documented riding and mountaineering.

    Now if we could just get some snow over here!

    #629605
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Conditions were crappy compare to last week’s unexpected 8-10in… Jay received snow thru the week… but it rained on friday… things were “interesting”… hard pack… very hard pack…

    Day 3 on the slopes of Jay this year already… first time to the summit… I’ve never ridden this much before the season’s stard and not done the Jet… it’s normally the first one i ride… and last one as well… Compare to a lot of places, i was able to ride top (very top) to the bottom of the Northway.

    Bottom part of Paradise Meadow (northway)

    #629603
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    @avalancheman wrote:

    why wont my new board get here…… i need to ride…….

    You don’t need a new one for such little snow… Maybe you should grab one of mine… Option Makinen 164 w/ bindings -180$ // Burton Malolo 162 w/ bindgins 250$

    How does that sound? Everything is in great condition… just needs to see snow once in a while!

    #629601
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Had to be in Sherbrooke today… on the way back, i could see Orford, Owl’s Head and Jay Peak completely white from top to bottom… There is a good 1in of snow between Sherbrooke and Bromont all along the highway.

    Seems like we had more up north… So, if you’re thinking of midweek turns, Jay Peak would be the pick… apparently, it snowed all day monday as well…

    #629595
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Oct 31st

    Started snowing sat. morning at around noon. Snow kept on coming all day and all evening up in Jay.
    3-4in at the base of Jay
    10-12in at the top.

    Great snow on the mountain. Colder condition helped a lot compare to the last snowfall. Not a lot of people on the mountain… Still to thin (IMO) to ride the Jet… but Vermonter and Northway were pretty sweet!

    #629869
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    @goliath_2 wrote:

    Very cool… we got a few flakes in Central VT this morning, but nothing of any significance. Can’t wait for a good season. I’m cutting my first board this weekend, wish me luck.

    Good luck!
    (same “Goliath” as on MTBR?)

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