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  • #647343
    Richard
    23 Posts

    oh man i wish.

    caught that one last fall, on the winooski in waterbury.

    lived in waterbury center the last year so I spent a lot of time on the little river.

    did you get out much this past season?

    #647344
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    I had some personal matters I had to deal with the past 8 months. I had just been given a fly rod from an old timer I work with too. But I didn’t get the chance to use it. This man has been fishing the winooski for decades but he’s hard to get out on the water. I’d really like to find someone to fish with that knows some about the sport!

    #647345
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    there’s that NW wind…

    the rain turned over to snow around noon today and temps are dropping fast, I-89 is now closed and the snow is coming down hard but sideways. should get a few inches this afternoon/eve before things mellow and the storm pulls out. sun with single digits tomorrow for highs on the hill.

    hoping for some bigger storms come the new year, be safe everyone

    #647346
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    storm totals today are coming in well over a foot along spine of the central greens from the breadloaf north thru mansfield region, with 8-10″ easy. still, very strong NW winds were blowing things around a bunch, so expect to see variations.

    will post again tomorrow after heading up the hill in the AM

    #647347
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    good news, we look to be moving into a more active weather pattern starting Fri with a series of upper level troughs moving thru our area into mid-week, helping us build that base. temps will remain cold thru early next week. this larger shift is very encouraging.

    it’s super cold but bluebird this am, mansfield stake now showing 20″. slept in today.

    seems at least we’re moving in the right direction weatherwise, talk again soon

    #647348
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    @802smuggler wrote:

    Northern Vermont 11/23/11. Happy Turkey Day!

    Could not have asked for better snow!

    sweet shot, glad you got some. that was a creamy day

    #647349
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    Headed up to Smuggs to poach a lap this morning before work. It was bitter and windy, but the skies were clear. Hopefully the boat load of sunshine today worked the base. As far as riding the new snow, it all blew into the trees last night and it was just to sketch to ride in my opinion. So I bombed a groomer, plus a couple nice pow turns. It was fun packing back to the car while everyone else was still working on coffee.

    Awesome sunrise up at smuggs.

    #647350
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    @802smuggler wrote:

    Headed up to Smuggs… I bombed a groomer, plus a couple nice pow turns. It was fun packing back to the car while everyone else was still working on coffee.

    nice, sometimes that’s all it takes. way to get out and make lemonade.

    fyi, looks like day temps on sat/sun will be marginal again on the hill, but the moisture should be there. fingers are crossed.

    #647351
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    ok this roller coaster ride pretty much sucks, I want OFF…

    #647352
    splitchank
    97 Posts

    @vtbackcountry wrote:

    ok this roller coaster ride pretty much sucks, I want OFF…

    no shit. We got the big ‘R’ in Bolton and temps are dropping to lock the surface up tight. Hopefully we can get into a (cold) storm track and lay some surface down.

    #647353
    Dan9
    44 Posts

    ^^ x2 boo to the weather rollercoaster. My skins are gathering dust 🙁 🙁

    #647354
    grubbers
    150 Posts

    Got some good turns in this morning at Smugg’s before work. Probably around 5″ in the non-wind-affected areas. Felt good to finally get out on the split this morning.

    #647355
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    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!

    #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.

    #647357
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    on a 62 S series now w/ Voile hardware & CO2s after a decade+ on 66 & 73 split decisions out west. they were great powder boards, especially in the Wasatch and super deep. a little soft and thin feeling back here. the S series seems a touch more solid/thicker and a bit stiffer in the tail and torsion in comparison, but is again a cambered deck. a VERY nice ride for the east b/c, a bit more responsive it seems in variable conditions. i’m liking that. i’m 6’3, 180, all mtn freerider.

    would love to add a rocker board to the quiver, but not in the cards right now. we still have a couple extra setups kickin around for friends or newbies. my lady is now sporting last years mojo 54 which she LOVES after coming off a 59 split decision out west. shorter and way easier to turn in the trees here w/ some taper. 5’9, 130, faster all mtn rider

    hoping to demo other brands like prior, rome, etc soon.

    #647358
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    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.

    #647359
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    fyi, twostowe rode the freebird here all last season… maybe you can pm him for his opinion

    #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!

    #647361
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    Is everybody hybernating? Cross your fingers for this storm coming in on Thursday!

    #647362
    uxarmy
    14 Posts

    surfing/hibernating in the ocean till the snow arrives, better late then never!

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