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02-15-2012, 11:35 AM #5626
cool! MRG just opened everything up minus the practice slope.
wish i was there, lots of steep terrain under the mid that hadn't seen tracks in a couple of weeks....somebody go get some for me!
that's ok ml: THESE are the pagetop tunes
gen-u-ine moving picture too live from brooklyn
lee renaldo of sonic youth has gone solo in the wake of the kim/thurston divorce/band shake-up
he's got SY drummer steve shelley on board AND will be playing 2 blocks from work in april
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02-15-2012, 11:44 AM #5627
Last edited by ml242; 02-15-2012 at 11:56 AM......I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record
02-15-2012, 12:08 PM #5628
^^^Nice ML, I'm not much of a metalhead but any band that has somebody playing a Warr almost always will have some talented players in it.
02-15-2012, 12:27 PM #5629
02-15-2012, 12:34 PM #5630
omg cant believe i overlooked it in my previous post but right with KIM JONG-UN skiing with friends and family who arent good enough to ski with regularly. ive skied with my dad 3 times this season for the first time in over 20 years. one of those times happened to be the first time my youngest sister ever got to ski with dad (and subsequently the first time all three of us ever skied together).
for those in the young 20s and not so caring about family this is a good time to take that hottie who always says she wants to go. this season is considered 'safe time'. you hear that? thats right, its silent. there is no hooting from the trees, no ones in there. there are no bro-brahs having an epic celebration in liftline. you aint missing shit. so just relax and go her speed and pay attention to her. youll earn mega bonus points -just try not to let all the dividends cloud the karma lesson!"yeah, yeah. you buy playboy for the articles just like i watch brokeback mountain for the scenery... wait, that doesnt work."
02-15-2012, 12:40 PM #5631Registered User
- Join Date
- Dec 2002
- The Garden State
02-15-2012, 12:48 PM #5632
02-15-2012, 01:19 PM #5633
Anyhow, kudos to TC for beating back the winter-haters! Get over it folks - whining ain't gonna make it snow. If you don't like the conditions, TGR's got forums for biking, surfing and most of your other non ski related outdoor pursuits. Enjoy.
Anyhow, just spent 3 days maching groomers with the wife at Smuggs. Great coverage and just about everything was open. Some softer snow would have been nice, but a day skiing is better than just about anything else, IMO. Finally got to try out the 192 Bro's I picked up this summer and they're PHENOMENAL on hardpack. So much so, that the quiver position currently occupied by my SuperBro's may be taken over by the 192 (stay tuned). Should be interesting to see how they perform in deep snow.
Hoping for a nice dump leading into the weekend. Stop bitching and go out and make some turns folks - ski season's more than half over!Going where the wind don't blow so strange
Maybe on some high cold mountain range
02-15-2012, 01:46 PM #5634Registered User
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- Jul 2005
- Lebanon, NH
02-15-2012, 01:53 PM #5635
wow! i just remembered i had a ski dream last nite (weird since they only happen when the season is yet to start) there was snow at first, but at one point we were looking up at the mountain we had just skiied, and indeed the trails were all wet and muddy (no snow)...but the lifts were running.
02-15-2012, 02:18 PM #5636
Anyone have any info on these skis by the way? They've been hanging in my parents' basement for as long as I can remember, but I don't know when exactly they're from, I just know they're awesome.
02-15-2012, 02:45 PM #5637features a sintered base
- Join Date
- Apr 2002
- Impossible to knowl--I use an iPhone
Information on those skis? Those were my GS skis for years. 208cm and complete trucks. Stable as fuck. Check out the channel in the base (I actually had a scraper with a channel scraper built into it).
Like an 80's Cadillac.
Pirmin's skis, of course.
02-15-2012, 02:47 PM #5638
02-15-2012, 03:15 PM #5639
02-15-2012, 03:18 PM #5640
this reflective post made possible by the 2011/2012 winter season
admittedly gaw holds extreme nostalgia for me; essentially learned to ski and board there (and now leather 3-pin), first mountain i got ticket pulled (skiing fakie), first halfpipe (ski and board), first broken bone (on snow), first makeout session on the lift (danielle p), first glade runs... but even all that aside id prolly still go gaw. gaw is more the first step on the platts/magic/mrg coursework than creek. but if youre gearing up for stratton (or under 30) then creek all the way.
PHISHSTX: good decision! if you want a replacement stick for a shot ski i got a salomon verse 150ish somewhere."yeah, yeah. you buy playboy for the articles just like i watch brokeback mountain for the scenery... wait, that doesnt work."
02-15-2012, 04:02 PM #5641
Heading up to Sugarloaf this weekend but dont want to pay for lift tickets every day-- gotta save my money for a trip out west. Can anyone recommend an EASY tour or two for my girlfriend and I to do near the area? Any popular mountains nearby that are maybe between 4-8 miles round trip that aren't much more than a green or a blue descent? Even just a snow covered dirt road to the top of a lump of a mountain is fine; it doesnt have to be some great adventure as long as there arent a thousand other idiots nipping at our heels all day and we get some satisfactory views. My girlfriend isnt very good at skiing but wants to snowshoe something while I skin and Id like to have a plan before we head up there of where to go.
Thanks for any help in advance."Yes, what we do is dangerous, but I'm lucky - I know how to do it. It's changed the way we look at mountains. For me it would be crazy to live in a big city and work on Wall Street. That's insane. I would never do that. I'm living the dream. It's the greatest job ever."
02-15-2012, 04:14 PM #5642
02-15-2012, 04:16 PM #5643
02-15-2012, 04:34 PM #5644
goddamn it, I was baiting downbound train in the wrong thread. carry on.
now that I'm looking at this, isn't the whole point of going to Maine to be the only person in the whole state? Just skin up the middle of any beginner trail, it'll be fine......I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record
02-15-2012, 04:53 PM #5645
Jay was good today. Not great but definitely good. As many have said, it's all about making lemonade and finding the right aspects. Plus, it's beneficial to have low expectations. I was shocked at how little snow there is in the valley but the mountain is in pretty good shape. Steeper natural snow classics like Green Beret and Quai are super-sketchy at the top but much better after the first few turns. Lower-angle woods were quite good also. There is snow in there if you go looking. Groomers were very nice after I got tired of stick-dodging...
Thanks to the random guy from St. Albans who shared some snow beta."... Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards." – Edward Abbey
Love Jay Peak? Hate Jay Peak? You might enjoy the The Real Jay Peak Snow Report
02-15-2012, 05:07 PM #5646
02-15-2012, 07:16 PM #5647
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02-15-2012, 07:47 PM #5648
Don't jinx the forecast, don't jinx the forecast, don't jinx the forecast.........
02-15-2012, 07:54 PM #5649COWHAMPSHIRE PARADISE
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- Dec 2009
honestly, and i've done this a ton. sugarloaf has probably one of the biggest and most beautiful vert gains of any ski hill in new england (cept iceface) and the tour up is a great way to start the day. the views all of the way up are amazing. my ole gf had a condo at the base and we'd often skin up at dark on pow days, or not pow days, the 2800 vert to the top, catch sunrise and ski back down well before the lifts would spin, grab coffee, a quickie and hit 1st chair (if a pow day) or just lounge a round a bit if not.
with the bc as thin and sketch as it is, i'd go for the loaf early morning tours followed by lift served on the better day, or heading up to the town of eustis to get useless instead of buying a ticket
love the loaf like no other. shit, just saw yer pm!
ps, no ride for me tomorrow boyz. dentist and worky. maybe sunday if it doesn't snow or the oceans not cooperating.SKI THE EAST
cuz it ain't fucking cool
02-15-2012, 08:40 PM #5650
Putting this here as opposed to "Gear Swap" because I'm not shipping this thing. So it's only available to NE mags.
Anyone need a Thule Mountaineer roof box? In good condition. I recently replaced some of the mounting hardware (nut and bolts, etc) and lock works good. It has a couple of very minor cracks where the top overlaps, but they don't affect anything.
$100 and I can meet somewhere reasonable to north shore of MA. PM to work out details.on the send bus to gnar town