@pauldrake Not recently activeActivityProfileFriends 0Groups 0ForumsMedia 0PersonalMentionsFavoritesFriendsGroups Show: — Everything —UpdatesrtMedia UpdatesFriendshipsNew GroupsGroup MembershipsGroup UpdatesTopicsRepliesPostsComments pauldrake replied to the topic Are you thinking about hardboots? in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 13 years, 2 months agoDefinitely thinking bout it. Actually spent yesterday riding the lifts and toying with gear. I had never ridden HBs (except skiing for 12 yrs). I picked up an asymmetrical carving/race board and an old pair of Nordica AT boot (HEAVY) just to get a rough idea of how HBs might feel. First, I dialed down the angles (previously set) from +60/+45 to ~…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic Locally Made? in the forum Outta Bounds 13 years, 3 months ago@Ecobrad wrote: Can you buy clothes made in America anymore?I buy them all the time. They are available in thrift stores and are 15+ years old. 😉 I look like a fool, except every few years something I happen to wear catches on with the kids. Then I look like an old fool tryin’ to be cool. pauldrake replied to the topic Who needs a heli? This is crazy in the forum Outta Bounds 13 years, 3 months ago:thumpsup: That looks pretty risky. Looks like pilot is solo, wonder why? 😉See below for crazy. 😯 Gets real interesting around 1:30 minute mark.http://vimeo.com/1778399 pauldrake replied to the topic What's This Mean? in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 13 years, 4 months agoThis is part of a report I copied from November 2007. I remember thinking the “knuckle-dragger” reference was a bit tired :scratch: , but as stated above, the writer probably didn’t mean anything, just being “funny 😆 “. (Although, I did take the effort to copy/paste to a local mtn. board, just to see what people thought. Not much, it turned…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic "Up"-country on Mt. Hood Jan.10 in the forum Oregon 13 years, 4 months ago@bigdood wrote:Are those Switch bindings on the board on the left?“From my cold, dead feet….” – Charlton “Snowdaddy” HestonYes, I am still rockin’ my switch set-up, at least for BC. My solid board has straps. As the market faltered and production stopped, I gathered a small collection of boots and bindings that should last me a while. I…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic Transworld Splitboarding Article in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 13 years, 5 months ago@bcrider wrote: Sorry for the thread drift but are you referring to the golf ball surface that appeared on surfboards (and it sounds like windsurfboards) a number of years ago?Do you think it would work?Yes, those is them. I hadn’t realized surfers got to enjoy dimples also. They were supposed to “loosen” the board and help “planing”. Sorry…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic Transworld Splitboarding Article in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 13 years, 5 months ago@bcd wrote: If all the snowboarders start riding splitboards, this could have a significant impact on the resorts. Since alpine skiing simply follows the trends set forth by freestyle snowboarding, then the resorts are going to be dead in 5 years. Will we all go back to riding chairlifts?If my experience with windsurfing is in any way similar…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic Mmmm! in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 13 years, 5 months ago:soapbox: I don’t watch many (read *any*) ski movies, except for a few trailers linked here. That said, I loved that footage. I swear I thought I saw that guy almost get “tubed” in the front rider/cameraman’s spray on that following shot. For me, watching folks huck off cliffs is the same as watching a high dive into a wading pool, neat to see…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic How to do a good race in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 13 years, 5 months agoTake into account I was a skier for years before boarding, so I still use my “skier” mind on my board especially on terrain created by skiers (ie: bumps). There may be more correct lingo for this but the way I approach bumps and steeps (and powder, for that matter) is with an “aggressive”, weight-forward position. On skis, I learned that you can’t…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic Neighborhood recommendations in Portland in the forum Outta Bounds 13 years, 7 months agoI may not be hip to the latest info but I think “NoPo” (North Portland) is where the young and restless are currently paving the way for the next wave of gentrification. Not sure of the exact lat/lon, but look for the scooter-riding kids with tight, straight-leg jeans, vintage Nikes and full beards(just the guys… so far). I think all parts of…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic Avalanche classes you've completed in the forum Avy Discussion Forum 13 years, 7 months agoI took a course in 2000 as part of training for Mt. Hood Ski Patrol. Not sure if it would qualify as Level I. Took two days, some classroom time, reading of previously mentioned books, and some pit digging. I think some guys from Portland Mountain Rescue were leading, but can’t be sure. Turns out I wasn’t much of a patroller (loved the training,…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic TR – Monarch Snowcats 4/6/8 in the forum Colorado 14 years, 1 month agovery nice!! I’ve only ridden the snowcat at Mt. Hood and the one you guys are in looks like a luxury coach in comparison 70s school bus we were in. Is this down near Gunnison? I’m planning a resort trip with my in-laws next winter and I am heavily weighting my choices towards the availability of resort offered or nearby snowcat skiing (riding).…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic Voile Gear Give Away in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 14 years, 1 month agoIt’s probably just me, but I am sensing a real “Extreme Makeover: Splitboard Edition” vibe building here. I can see the videos now:Stock footage of natural disaster plays. somber/heart-wrenching music. V.O. “first the floods came… then my dog died… after going through all that, I came home and found my wife had run off with an resort skier.…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic 1614 in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 14 years, 1 month agoNice kick in the ass/invite, TEX.semi-lurker, learned/learning a ton from all the great folks on SB.com, looking to connect with some PDX area/region riders for northside Hood, St. Helens, Adams, etc.February 17, 2008 Above Clark/Newton Creek Basin, Mt. Hood An afterthought panorama attempt for non-skiing friends/family. Plus, I like looking…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic So I left my new Never Summer at Keystone parking lot in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 14 years, 1 month agoSo, I spend a really stormy morning lapping a little vert called Bennet Pass clear cuts (yes, that’s just what it is, very exotic). Saw another splitter, met some cool folks and generally had a nice morning. Get to my Cherokee and the back hatch is frozen shut. I push that button and pull like a mother, but it won’t budge. Oh, well, other than…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic You might be a splitboarder if…. in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 14 years, 2 months agoyou ride with a slightly modified toothbrush bungied to your wrist.you feel naked riding without a pack.you’ve stopped calling the ski-fone at the local resort(s).you’d rather watch the weather channel than ESPN.washing your rig is something you plan to do… in June. pauldrake replied to the topic extra sticky skins in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 14 years, 2 months ago“cheat sheets” or “skin savers” or something. I think BD makes a product like this. pauldrake replied to the topic Gettin' freshies at 8 weeks old in the forum Trip Reports 14 years, 2 months agoOkay, what’s next… kittens?Totally kidding. You are awe-inspiring. Here is my small addition to SB.com’s family album.Click to view. I hope… pauldrake replied to the topic 1 TR – 2 trips – Lot's of snow at Mt. Hood in the forum Trip Reports 14 years, 3 months agoGreat shots. I was lucky enough to have the week off and went up the Tilly Jane trail Wednesday morning through 4- 6 inches of fresh snow. Only went to 6,000 ft or so, but the snow was dry and fast enough to make cruising through that forest above the cabin a real treat. Sunny and calm to boot! Almost blind-sided a solo snowshoer on the ride…[Read more] pauldrake replied to the topic The best thing I saw at SIA in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 14 years, 3 months agoThose things are hell in the lift line.