Forum Replies Created
On a related note, John Scurlock will be putting on a slideshow at the Bellingham REI 1/20 at 6pm. Wicked eye candy.http://www.pbase.com/nolock
Bump. We need to pack the place.
Effit, the clicker bindings are free, buyer pays shipping.January 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm in reply to: WHOA! Blast from the past! Nitro Tour 169 circa 1996 #582367
My first thought was hang it on the wall next to the other vintage boards and get a modern board to ride. But what the hell, ride it if the price is right. If you drop coin on a newer board and decide splittin’s not your thing you can sell the board. Splits seem to hold their value more than solid boards. I’ve seen people fire up the credit card in REI on a new Prior only to return it at the end of the season. Food for thought.January 6, 2010 at 8:05 pm in reply to: Please explain the actual benefits of rocker boards #624204
Ok, I get why it would work in pow. What about every other condition in the BC? Windpack, ice etc. I’m thinking that in an ugly steep chute survival riding situation the rockered tips would turn up and not offer much control. Anyone? Cuz I’m just guessing. Also, and this is just an anectodal observation but the people who I see riding rockered around the resort are sliding their turns, riding slow and generally not hard charging. Intermediates rejoice your learning curve just got shorter?
Split skis will work great for haulin’ meat. Sounds fun. You are a big dude so you’re gonna want something in the 170cm range, maybe 180. Voile, Venture and Prior all make big boards.
A friend ordered a Winterstick swallowtail from them, paid full price, board shows up and it’s a blem board, rear insert pack is off center, topsheet graphics offset and base has defects. Paid full price for a factory second. Weak shit.
Preaching to the choir here. Another vote for TJ’s mangoes and TJ’s coconut date rolls!
Good points above. Another thing to consider is your weight with all your gear. Clothes and pack and you are probably pushing 200 lbs. The 163 will be fine most of the time but when it gets truly deep I’d go 167 or bigger. Quiver time. I can’t speak to rockered boards though.
This looks legit. Way to motivate. Noticed a spelling error on the poster, figured you’d catch it before the final print though.
Depends on the cost. Would probably make my own if too pricey. Looks fun.
Too legit to quit, last week at Baker 2′ of pow:
Yep, what he said. Removing the thumb tab and rounding off the leading edge help to reduce drag.
Mine only move if I scrape a tree or something. We could be talking about a difference in the prevailing local conditions,
what is this deep/crusty skin track you speak of? Kidding. If the manufacturers jump on this maybe they could offer both styles(fixed/not), options you know?
But if they don’t I’m happy to keep making my own. I plan to make some fixed hooks using the existing bolts on my Burton in the next few days.
I agree, theres no going back to the stock hooks.
I know Voile is making improvements for 2010, wonder if
split hooks are on their radar?
-less snow build up on deck
What’s not to love?
prestonf, that shot of Colchuck is nice.
Snurfer– Wicked. They look like talons. Keep us posted on how they hold up.
I’m curious to see how small you can go before they just…break.
burton– Man, I’m freaking out, not because that picture is friggin huge,
but because I have the same tile in my kitchen! Serious tho, nice work, I enjoy seeing the stuff you come up with. That POM hook is what I want to do in aluminum. Did you mount them thru the base?
For my next DIY board I want to make the hooks a little smaller
by rounding off the corners and explore different hardware options.
I’m thinking countersunk M4 with a barrel nut from the base side
or a tap-in insert or wood screw.
Tap-in inserts are appealing, 8 less holes in the base.
I like the idea of a low profile(think Sparks dynafit adapters),
fixed position split hook.
Man, this TR is way too long, and way too SICK. My ass is kicked just looking at the pics.
I saw your slushy looking crew walking back from Red Mt. on Friday. Nice work. Were there alot of folks up for the highway opening?April 27, 2009 at 9:05 pm in reply to: Visiting WA, possibly OR around mid may, whats good? #617338
Depends on weather of course, the volcanoes can be a tricky call because they make their own. Add another vote for Hwy 20, the North Cascades hold snow longer, mid-may is usually a go.