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  1. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I'm off for the first time to go skiing this season. Just tuned up my 1080's. This is the first real activity since my concussion, and that was November 3rd. I'm Pumped! Pics later maybe.:love:
     

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  2. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    I'm jealous, sitting here at work reading this and it is snowing pretty good here...1080's are a dope ski. I wanted a pair forever, then i got the super bro hookup on a pair of pocket rockets this season :drool:...ugh can i come with you?
     
  3. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    where ya going?
     
  4. skyst3alth

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    I was dying to go the day after the huge storm we had here (saturday maybe?) but all my friends wimped out. Bastards!

    Have fun!!

    -Adam
     
  5. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    You use those for water skis or do you travel west a lot?:p
     
  6. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    Ski Sundown. My first time there and they had a few good things going for their park. A nice 20 foot down-flat-down, which was very smooth. There was also a small box which I 360'ed on to, 180 rotation on it, then 180 off. It got pretty hot with my jacket on and the weather and snow were both good.
     
  7. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Why are you guys on all of these big skis? Don't you live in the East? :confused: ;)
     
  8. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Psshhh

    So do you.:blah:


    1080 ain't no big ski yo.

    It's harpack park o' tastic.
     
  9. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Woah, I used to ski there when I was.. oh, about 9 years old. Always loved to go night skiing there, too - night skiing kicks ass.

    Glad to hear they're still open. They must have done some expansion since I was last there!
     
  10. Andy_B

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    Whats wrong with fat skis?


    I wanna go skiing!
     
  11. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Nothing.

    Where it snows that is.

     
  12. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    If it's over 95mm in the shovel, it's a big ski. :p
     
  13. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    You ski in a onesie don't you.
     
  14. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    did a friend in VT send you that picture? i'm starting to get jealous, we need some of that action out here.
     
  15. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Now *that* is some fine insulation! :eek:
     
  16. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    that made me laugh, about half of my time is out west ( i only get about 25 days in a year)...I only go when the snow is real good out here in the east, and i wanted skis that would perform out west...and i got a smoking deal on them :evil:
     
  17. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Do you guys out west really think that the pocket rockets will be terrible in the east?
     
  18. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Yeah right. Vermont's dumps are still our light storms.

    That's your neighborhood when I lived in it last year.

    You were out of town for that one if I remember correctly. I think you even put up a post about how little snow it seemed like after you got back in town and everyone was talking about the storm.

    Don't believe that crap about incline being the bannana belt. It's still tahoe.

    Same storm below. The front windows of our house looked like the rear before I cleared it.

    Before



    After

     
  19. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    you look pretty angry in that last pic, must have been pre-whiskey.
     
  20. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Well the thing those skis have going for them is they're really soft. I've got a pair of volkls that are bigger than the pocket rockets but they're stiffer.........I think they suck on anything packed. I personally think pocket rockets are a little less sketchy on harpack but still just don't turn as well as something narrower. Having something big underfoot is good when you're riding switch though.

    I've actually had some day's at Jay peak when I lived back east that would have easily justified them. Plus it's good to have the right toys if you do catch it good on one of your trips. I was just heckling you.:)

    Hey SS: 95 at the SHOVEL?? Mine are 105 at the waist.:p
     
  21. Andy_B

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    crap.

    All my ski's are big then.

    I have a pair that are 94 in the middle
     
  22. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Definitely.

    You see how high the banks are.........snow had to go over that from my shovel. I'm still one of those retards that doesn't own a snowblower.
     
  23. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    I am by no means an expert on skis or skiier in general, it gets me through the winter when i cant ride my bike...I just figured that i would grab the wider boards, and hope i dont get too f'ed when the conditions are crap. That way when they are good, they are reaaaaaaaaaal good.
     
  24. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Pocket Rockets are generally considered soft skis for soft snow. Of course, maybe they're good on ice.......... :D
     
  25. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I have a pair of pocket rockets and they rule. I have been spending alot of time on my many pairs of 1080's and Line 1260 and Liberty Choppers. (I'm a ski gear whore) I love them all except the 1260's arn't a good all around ski, they need to stay in the park with the Choppers. East skiing is ICY! I learned that a few years ago when I didn't know how to ski ice.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    SS probably runs 220 straights to go with his shorts.
     
  27. MOTODH

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    Cool stuff I run atomic tweaks on the east when I'm not hitting powder on my never summer board.
     
  28. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    ha, I ride head mad trix and love them, wood core, I used to ride 1080s and they are a good all around ski. I hate pocket rockets. I want the new public enemy tele ski.
     
  29. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Woo, off to stowe this weekend.
     
  30. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    woo, off to whistler for half the week (wed-sat)

    :devil:
     
  31. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Have they gotten what baker's gotten?
     
  32. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    sadly they haven't. but it'll be a fun time even if the snow's not all that.
     
  33. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    Tanscend, I really enjoyed Stowe last year and though the park was great, to bad it was raining hard-core the whole time. I'm going to Whistler over spring break to get some training in, and back to Whistler sometime in July for some h-core biking. I am going to be skiing at Sundown for pretty much the rest of the year though. My season pass looks like I'm a freaking bird. The picture is so bad!
     
  34. ZoRo

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    Just went out for the first ride last evening! Was snowing all night + packed powder conditions. Just enough to link up the first few turns of the season and have a good time. Hopefully season kicks off for good during the Holiday break
     
  35. kidwoo

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    Which brings me to this..........can someone please explain to me what "packed" and "powder" have to do with each other...

    And can we find the person who coined the term so I can suffocate them on their own scroat?
     
  36. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Goddam cheater skis is what them is........ ;)
     
  37. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    They're only 195's. :eviltongu
     
  38. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    We get packed powder out here alot. It's kind of like soft styrofoam. Next to powder, chowder, crud, mank, and corn it's the best kind of snow. :D
     
  39. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Pussies...

    My last pair of skis were 200cm GS race skis. (Actually, mabye 203s. I don't think 7xk's came in 200s) Skinner than Kate Moss, they didn't even think about turning until you hit about 40mph. God forbid you hit a bump with them...

    Next season maybe. What's a good big mountain ski to look at next spring when the sales start? I like going really fast. Avoid bumps like the plague. 5'11, 150lbs.

    Any suggestions?
     
  40. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    I do call them granny skis......no sh!t.

    They allow me to either ride all day at a resort or get more runs in when I'm hiking (which is about 50% of my skiing).

    Jumping off of stuff and not hitting rock all the time is nice too.