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  • in reply to: need some advice #606475
    Mumbles
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    I recommend scraping the larger areas off with a flat scraper and then use some citrus base cleaner and a buffing pad. It will trash the buffing pad, so use one that has little life left. I did that to a burton board with older burton skins and it worked pretty nice. After the base cleaner it then prompted me to rewax the board.

    in reply to: New Camera #606436
    Mumbles
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    fuji finepix z1. Only negatives are that it requires a tray to sit in and download photos and charge the battery and that is uses a proprietary battery not able to replace them on the fly. If you have it charged and keep it warm it works great in the bc. Probably not as good an option as some of the others. Very compact and easy to use though.

    in reply to: Mt Baker Easton Glacier Approach #606464
    Mumbles
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    Another super trip report. 7400 of vert at this time of the year is unbelievable! Well done.

    in reply to: Eldorado, North Cascades, June 14, 2008 #606471
    Mumbles
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    Snoslut, sweet TR and great pics. I’m betting you arrived late to the airport too…

    I just met some skiers from BigSky MT this weekend and they are still enjoying similar late snowfall like the elevation in WA/OR. Summer is over rated.

    in reply to: Mt Powell/Evolution Basin. 6.06.08-6.07.08 #606352
    Mumbles
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    Sweet as always! Did you happen upon any of them there donkeys or dingleberries?

    in reply to: Steamboat Prow, Mt. Rainier – June 7, 2008 #606324
    Mumbles
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    Wicked sweetness, and it is only June…who says fresh snow through July? I’ve got to finish fixing my fishing boat and give up a fly fishing weekend to get back on the board. I’m envious of all the recent cool WA trip reports.

    in reply to: Underwear question (yes, seriously) #606303
    Mumbles
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    I prefer the boxer briefs. Enough support for me to keep my uglies snugglie but not too restrictive and no boxer bunching. I hate it when I get my underpants in a wad.

    in reply to: Underwear question (yes, seriously) #606298
    Mumbles
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    jimw, you gotta market your Shat Short ™ to fly fishermen worldwide, hell any fishermen who stand for countless hours in rain, snow, sleet, baking sunlight or somewhere in between refusing to leave a spot until they piss or shit themselves loading their waders with warm and/or gooey nastiness from their stubborness. I wonder what it is like washing out your waders after you soil them.

    I know I could have used a pair twice this week because I was too stupid to leave the middle of a lake in a downpour. I’m thinking you market them like depends undergarments only for the athletically focused ignoring bodily function rather than the aging incontenent crowd.

    in reply to: Underwear question (yes, seriously) #606293
    Mumbles
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    ARE YOU SERIOUS? Actually I have had a pair of each. No jokes. Both were ridiculously comfortable and lasted a pretty good time. I think I liked the material of the ExOfficios a bit better, not really sure why but the inside felt a bit more plush. I have not ridden in them but I hiked in them extensively and really liked how the held up, prevented chafing and could be washed and air dried very easily for the next day.

    bcrider, do we need to have you create a socks and underwear forum? I thought all hard core boarders went commando and I was the only one worried about wearing underpants.

    Bigdood, neither will hold up to any bigdoo, so don’t do the doo!

    in reply to: Mt Adams and Mt Hood – 31 May – 2 June 2008 #606247
    Mumbles
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    Freaking sweet TR, I can deal with the large pictures…my monitor can handle them! Looks like another stellar trip for you guys. Is there anything you guys have not ridden yet?

    Mumbles
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    F2Oh, BG and dm, great TR. That area looks amazing be it wildlife, splitboarding or hiking. Thanks for sharing. I did not notice any shots in darkness though, a staple of both Fullers2Oh and BGnight. Is the sun rising too early and staying up too late?

    in reply to: Puget Sound Splitting Thread 08 #602786
    Mumbles
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    It has been cool with lots of rain. Anyone got any intel reports on how the snow is faring and at what elevation you have to go to find some that is stable? Not having done a spring on a split before I’m eager to get out there but not so eager to be kicking off the next wet slab down to the ground with me inside doing the tumbling. Thanks for your time.

    in reply to: wtb – cheap splitting gear #606261
    Mumbles
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    bigdood, if by the tele binding thing you mean the voile slider tracks I have two sets and now with the arrival of my sparks igntion ii’s I would part with one set for a fair price. Do you need the pucks too? If so we can consider a puck, slider track, binding mounting hardware and pins deal. If you can’t connect with pj on skins, i hvae an older set of the purple skins too that are from a 178 swallow tail, they likely will fit whatever your riding.

    in reply to: DC Torch with dual BOA lacing #601566
    Mumbles
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    jbaysurfer, thanks for the input. I have now ridden my dual boas on several of my last trips and I’m pleased with them. I do carry the replacement crap in my gear just in case. I’ve even acually replaced the boa laces to make sure I knew what the hell I was doing. I also carry a few straps that I’ll use in a fast fix pinch that can secure the boot. I tried this at the resort with the inner lace of the boot tightened (mine lace inside on the liner and then have the boa upper and lower boot closure) and the strap attached. I rode my solid board like that all day with both feet strapped outside and laced inside. No problems with performance.

    I know, now that someone reads this they will see that I wore them inside for 15 hours or so before riding in them and that I have replaced perfectly good boa wires to know how to do it when needed and that I have tried riding a bandaid repair version…I don’t like things I can’t fix, modify or get around and I’m an overall dork with too much time to tinker on my hands.

    in reply to: if you lost 1/2 a split on hood #606233
    Mumbles
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    I hate where my mind initially went when I read your post and the cross post that you linked. I’m hoping there is not someone buried or fallen in somewhere. Maybe they are just not as good of a pack packer like OCD and they just went off without half of their splitboard. I’ll try to be an optomist and hope that is it.

    in reply to: splitboard.com shirts #599127
    Mumbles
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    Thanks bcrider, my heather grey splitboard.com T just arrived. It is one super supple soft shirt. My wife says I’m officially a dork (like that was new news or that any t shirt changed that status) but then she touched it and asked if she could wear it. HELL NO, this one is mine. Thanks.

    in reply to: Splitbooting vs Rockboards #606196
    Mumbles
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    Hell, I’m FAT, if I’m concerned about the extra few pounds a split may add if it is on my back I better stop hitting the buffet lines and should get used to a beer not being in my hand. Having recently converted to splitting, I see the versatility over a solid board in all situations except a routine resort assault with family or friends. Having ridden my split a couple of times this year at Crystal as I was getting used to it the only drawback was the weight hanging off my leg while in the chair. Still stoked to have made the split switch (even have a minimal coverage board for thin trips) and still seeking some snow to ride every month of the year. October through May so far…wait, it is June, time to stop fishing and find a ride. Oh, fat kids like splitboards, they don’t let you sink as much as boots or slowshoes.

    in reply to: Roundtop, 5/27/08 #606181
    Mumbles
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    Sweetness, that is two nice TR’s back to back…with the bike on the back rack.

    in reply to: Memorial weekend in the Midwest* #606147
    Mumbles
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    First, I’m glad I have a large monitor on my laptop!
    Second, I think I counted SEVEN trekkers going up in a line in one of the photos which suggests either a positioned fixed camera or EIGHTH person. That qualifies as Gang Related Activities of the most wholesome variety. I only wish the kids in school struggling to find a group to relate to would emulate your gang, you guys rock.

    Freaking awesome TR and I’m sure that it is only begingin to grow as others add their personal touches.

    SF…OCD approved pack job of the yellow short bus? You must be kidding. Oh, and no disco ball or bobble head dog sightings!

    BCRider, where was that bucket hat? Was that some sort of sb.com steeze photo pose early in the thread?

    Trail boss JimW, no shots of the trusty guitar and you serenading anyone?

    Tex had the big tripod cam, but no helmet cam this time?

    Does bigdood not have a splitboard? Bootbacking shallow elevations and snowshoeing suck. Someone sell him a board setup…I’d even sell him one if he’s in need. Ah, verts, modified or right out of the box they make going up better. I’m not sure I’d say they make it easy, but compared to post holing up to your you know what it is much easier.

    Were you guys all business on this trip or what? Oh, and the only thing better than camping in the rain is leaving the rain to better elevation and finding snow falling all over your playground.

    in reply to: end of season storage #606173
    Mumbles
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    Jim Daddy, sounds like a good plan for rust removal, base cleaning, rewaxing and edge waxing to seal out the elements. I would only recommend the following things that I normally do as I retire boards for the summer. I remove the bindings, clean the deck and blow all the inserts clean. I then take some available oil lube and rub it onto the edges and q-tip some into the inserts. After applying the new wax liberally I don’t scrape it at all, I leave it all on there. I also put each board back into a bag, the plastic ones that they come in that have some vent holes are normally what I use. Then I put them into my wall rack base to base without anything placed on top of them to affect the camber. This process is a full weekend project normally as between my wife and I, and now two preschoolers learning, we have accumulated a bunch of boards…and now several of mine are splitters with extra edges and parts.

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