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  • in reply to: 4th Oregon Splitfest 2015 save the date #781920
    doganpc
    Participant

    Pretty quiet lead up. Checking Mountain Forecast this AM and it’s… interesting. Some new snow might make this one of the fluffiest OR Splitfest yet, but that has all fallen on top of long established snowpack. The good news for the weekend is that it’s cold and it’s going to stay cold Fri into Sunday morning if the freezing point stays at the 4-5000ft level as forecast. With Saturday’s clouds breaking up into sunshine and more sunny goodness Sunday too.
    http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Hood/forecasts/1500

    NWAC doesn’t have a report for the weekend in yet (last weekends was posted 6pm). Conditions up high are significantly different than last weekend. Co-worker of mine went up with a group to Tilly Jane last weekend, said it was pretty bare up to the cabin. He had no problem booting it. The studded traction he had on felt unnecessary.

    Driest Splitfest yet?

    in reply to: 4th Oregon Splitfest 2015 save the date #780984
    doganpc
    Participant

    Ooh sponsors, the white room could use a nice set of sparks.

    I’ll be there, even if it’s dry. Maybe not with 60lbs of excess but surely a pound of bacon at the least.

    in reply to: Width vs Length #676651
    doganpc
    Participant

    I’m a slightly duck regular foot if I remember it correctly (been a while since I setup a board) I go 10 to 15 front foot and -3 to -5 back foot. Its pretty close to my natural stance angle for just standing in a balanced position. I’ve ridden more aggressive angles 20 and 10’s but once I went quack I don’t think I could go back.

    Dogan
    bad joke.

    in reply to: Width vs Length #676649
    doganpc
    Participant

    US 11.5 – 12 depending on who’s boot. *reaches behind himself* Yeah these old hockey style Big5 (5150’s) boots are 12’s.

    I’ve tried 11.5 in stores, sometimes they jam my toes a bit. Saloman’s were ok, just enough toe mash that would probably mold to use. Long narrow feet I guess, I fit well into adidas for normal wear. My inbound bindings are Large Flow Flite’s.

    Dogan
    Open to boot brand suggestions but nothing serious as mine aint broke yet.

    in reply to: 2014 Oregon Splitfest #674979
    doganpc
    Participant

    So my Poacher finally gave up. One of my crampon/binding removal tools lost 2 of its 4 tabs that keep it attached to the bottom of the binding. They knew their time was up, thankfully they waited till I was transitioning to boot mode to finally break… Literally, I finished strapping everything onto my pack for booting it down from Tilly Jane; looked down and saw the two small chunks of aluminium. While I wait to see what i’m going to do with the Poacher (it is sort of splitboarding history now) figured I’d do some researching on what to get next so I can take advantage of any end of season sale stuff…


    Wow, looks like I’ve got all my gear color coordinated after 3 years of assembling. Funny thing is the board i’m looking at getting fits into this as well… looking fly on the Mtn Guy?..:nononno:

    I was pretty much done with the Poacher anyhow. Spending so much more time inbounds on a nice rocker board really is what put the nail into the Poacher’s coffin. It is really, really, really damn difficult to justify a strenuous 6hr trek up the flank of a mountain only to have to stress on the ride down too. Heck, I didn’t actually do any boarding this year focusing more on trekking cause I didn’t want to bother with the ride anymore. Which wasn’t too bad, just different kind of a trip this year. Helped that I wanted to work Sunday (can’t buy new stuff if you don’t make some $$$) which was the big touring day from the looks of it. Also a big thanks to all the folks who brought such a wide variety of liquors to share! I wanted to hit up the Portland Toast event but couldn’t get a buddy to go with at the last minute… turns out all I needed to do was show up for splitfest! :thumpsup:

    Dogan
    Same weekend next year?

    in reply to: 2014 Oregon Splitfest #674976
    doganpc
    Participant

    So… It seems I left my Vibrams (five-fingers, the toe shoes) up at the A-Frame. Likely right on the end of the bench as I switched over to snowboard boots. If anyone happens to know if they were recovered I’d appreciate it. They were sorely missed while I was out in FL.

    Jason
    Just back from Hood to AT to Keys

    in reply to: 2014 Oregon Splitfest #674970
    doganpc
    Participant

    Feel free to wake up the guy hopefully snoozing in the Blue 4Runner (me). Seems I have a tendency to get out there before the doors can be opened.

    Dogan
    :bananas:

    in reply to: 2014 Oregon Splitfest #674961
    doganpc
    Participant

    @imitationfunk wrote:

    Please tell me this is happening again:

    I’m voting no. :twocents: Also, that was a damn good year. We had snow 95% of the way from trailhead.

    Been a busy guy last year, had this on calendar but didn’t take the time to look it up till today. Interested in accomodations for Friday & Saturday night, can’t make it to the wrap party though… catching a flight to FL for a road trip with my brother sunday night.

    Dogan
    PM sent to appropriate party.

    in reply to: Collective Oregon Splitfest TR/Photo Dump #667084
    doganpc
    Participant

    Because i’m amazing, cranked this out real quick for the guys. I got 2 others that turned out clean enough to put up.

    Dogan
    Color’s a little off, GIF sets the bar pretty low.

    in reply to: OR Splitfest ’13 — It’s On! #659743
    doganpc
    Participant

    @Jefe009 wrote:

    Looking for a few volunteers to help me dig snow out of the front of Charlie’s on Friday afternoon. Will buy endless Rainiers for any helpers. If there’s 3 or 4 of us it won’t take more than an hour or so. I’ll be up there by 3pm at the latest on Friday.

    I can probably get in on that, planning on heading up after work Friday (0900 unless I can get the day off) snagging a timberline spring pass (cause i’m lazy and plan on taking the snowcat up Saturday) and riding around on what should be fresh pow (should weather pattern hold true). Should I snag a snow shovel off clearance rack at Target or just use my pack shovel?

    Just to make things extra complicated, I gotta be at a Wedding Saturday afternoon… Hoping to make it back down, attend 4pm wedding and back up for the raffle. Any idea on what size the Arbor is? Sadly the Venture Storm is a tad too narrow for my monster boot requirements. Well its maybe 1cm too narrow but I’m pretty self conscious about toe drag already. Pow god knows I need more gear though (and an Abacus would look quite nice next to my Cascade).

    Also… If shipping estimate is accurate, I should have 3D (phone) camera capabilities another reason I’m hoping the weather holds out. :thatrocks:

    Dogan
    PM me a phone # or I’ll just find the jackasses digging out a tavern.

    in reply to: OR Splitfest ’13 — It’s On! #659725
    doganpc
    Participant

    @Jefe009 wrote:

    For those who are not renting cabins, I’m thinking car camp city in the govy rest area up the street from charlie’s. Could be cool with some snow caves too… :doobie:

    That’s a 15min only rest stop, I guess you could say you’re in the Summit Ski Area parking lot… However it does bring up another good question i’ve always had. That large area across from Timberline Rd that I often see folks parked in, is that just a chain up area? Also, I frequently see overnight folks parked in the large pull out a short ways up Timberline Rd that I think is the PCT trailhead.

    Dogan
    viable choices?

    in reply to: FS DIY NS Legacy 166 #664441
    doganpc
    Participant

    Nice, saw this on craigslist thought about it but really 166 is way too long for my skinny butt. Hell I have a hard time with a massive camber 164. Although the width could be nice.

    Its a 2008 board btw, I couldn’t get any information on flex or camber but they were quite proud of its stiffness. All sorts of acronymal jargon 😀

    Dogan
    I think I could drop to 160 – 162 wide

    in reply to: PDX Splitters unite! #643948
    doganpc
    Participant

    @mofoco wrote:

    Yeah! Had to get out of that PDX freezing fog. Left the lot @7, up to the rim by 1, hung out for an hour, rode down to the car by 3.

    Almost 60 at the trailhead, and 40+ at the rim. A June-uary treat indeed. Ripped some big turns in the corn below the rim. Good times!

    Daaammn… That inversion really treated you guys well, not gonna lie I’m totally jelly here, now that a good storm moved in to wipe out my moonlit campaign.

    Dogan
    Next month!

    in reply to: PDX Splitters unite! #643928
    doganpc
    Participant

    Anyone got a spare they can loan out? I’m planning on heading out for a 24hr snowboarding adventure this coming full moon weekend. Got a guy at work interested as well, so I thought i’d do him a favor and see if anyone had a spare split. Not going to do anything crazy, just skin back to timberline from skibowl or meadows (most likely skibowl cause i’m poor) and then probably up the Mtn a little from there until the lifts reopen and we switch back to park boards. The whole mission is to be “boarding” for 24hrs so definitely not trying to get anyone killed.

    Dogan
    Havn’t worked out all the details yet.

    in reply to: Does anyone make a full-camber split anymore? #661858
    doganpc
    Participant

    Atomic Poachers are camber splits too.

    Dogan
    Save me Spark’s

    in reply to: St Helens Thursday? #664433
    doganpc
    Participant

    This is on my spring todo list, not having avy gear makes me wait until things have compacted thoroughly.

    Dogan
    Live to board another day.

    in reply to: OR Splitfest ’13 — It’s On! #659718
    doganpc
    Participant

    Intrigued, mostly cause I’d really like to try those spark bindings. Well and cause I went last year too… keg up Alpine would be pretty easy till you hit timberline boundary, pretty straight forward no killer traverses. Get a smaller keg, I read the last one wasn’t even finished off!

    Welches is kind of a bummer, I sorta enjoyed the exclusiveness of being stuck on the mountain with 20+ crazies. Understandable though and really whole mountain a day trip from there, definitely plan to check in on you guys. We shall see how long that 2nd weekend timeline holds up this time.

    Dogan
    Whatever happened to the T-shirts?

    in reply to: Any Atomic Poacher Renu Feedback #662261
    doganpc
    Participant

    6’0 150lb… ish
    164cm Poacher, 2010 I think its got that lime green eco motif on the deck. All Camber, too much camber IMO. When you have to think about how you’re going to plant your foot so the crampon sticks something has to be wrong. I didn’t have much luck with it on Ice and Hardpack(took it out on the resorts before I took it backcountry). It rides on those 4 camber points and I often find myself cutting an edge in the snow that was difficult to turn out of. Powder and Spring slush were good though. The ski tips are great too and it trudges along on most conditions like a champ. IMO the board excels at spring backcountry adventures. Took it up to nearly 9,000 and in the sun it was a champ in the predawn icyness it failed me. The conversion isn’t too bad, but your hands will get cold as using the crampons is a PITA and the gloves usually come off to do it. Really should look into making a key/tool for it.

    Best ride I had on it was early September on Mt. Hood’s Palmer snow field. Once I got past the sun cups to where they had groomed it 11 months out of the year… Glorious!

    All in all: Its a great carve board to get you around the backcountry for some extended season access.

    Dogan
    The Russians on vacation were stunned by a snowboarder riding down from 9000ft to a few hundred yards of the Lodge.

    in reply to: South Side of South Sister – 6/16/2012 #657300
    doganpc
    Participant

    Hoping it holds out till next weekend (30th/1st) as I’m planning to make a go of it then. I blame all of you for this of course. If only it didn’t look so damn inviting!

    Dogan
    Cheating the calender a bit for $ reasons

    in reply to: Review: Atomic Poacher #615084
    doganpc
    Participant

    Thought I’d add to this after OR Splitfest.

    I had no problems with the setup going up to Tilly Jane Cabin and then up to Cooper’s Spur (8300ft) the next morning. I did have problems sticking the crampons trying to get back up Cooper’s Spur the following early morning when it was frozen. My theory is that the 164cm has too much camber for my weight (165lbs w/ gear) eventually allowing the crampon to pop out of the ice while trying to move forward. Board is barely a year old, so I’m hoping it will get better as it loosens up a bit from abuse.

    I’m gonna tour around south Hood maybe try to get on Snow Dome with it in the next few months. Then I’ll pop back here with Summer and Glacial riding opinions. Still on pace to surf a Mountain every month for a year!

    Dogan
    4 more trips

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