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  1. Whomper, that is some *extremely enjoyable*...

    Whomper, that is some *extremely enjoyable* reading!

    My favorite kind of day is when everyone gets back without getting hurt, and all 3 types of fun are experienced in heavy doses. Most of those...
  2. I suspect heís talking about lower tip height but...

    I suspect heís talking about lower tip height but rocker starting closer to the boot. Almost every model of Praxis ski has between 6 and 7.5 cm of tip rise, so itís hard to call that conservative!
    ...
  3. Recommend a SW Utah spring break adventure?

    Well, Vegas = Red Rocks and if headed from Vegas to California then itís about 3 hours from there to Joshua Tree NP, which is actually really nice weather and blooming with flowers in Mid March, and...
  4. Especially considering 13 years ago he snapped...

    Especially considering 13 years ago he snapped his Spatulas (leading to the birth of the Pro Test model) ... but that was wet Tahoe mank, not light dry japow snow.

    The description of the build...
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    You love your Megatrail, live in Denver ... and...

    You love your Megatrail, live in Denver ... and didnít list Pedalhead or see if the factory can hook you up with a demo?

    Go freaking try one out on whatever is dry! Even if itís pavement!

    I...
  6. How old are the kids and how many are coming...

    How old are the kids and how many are coming with?

    High clearance or not? Camping rig or tents?

    You can camp at Gooseberry Mesa and Little Creek Mesa and get onto slick rock right from your...
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    Seems like itís the hottest growing market...

    Seems like itís the hottest growing market segment right now! My guess mostly because itís been overlooked for years by manufacturers - despite the fact so many towns have miles of scenic gravel...
  8. And did you find the carbon added in said ďsnapĒ...

    And did you find the carbon added in said ďsnapĒ of energy return, coming out of a turn or loading the rails for an ollie?
  9. I have always loved the energetic rebound carbon...

    I have always loved the energetic rebound carbon adds to a soft to medium flexing ski. It can make for really playful skiing in consistent / predictable snow. The thing Iíve never loved is the high...
  10. 2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    Actually it sounds like you already have a Concept ... I bet a Custom Yeti with Heavy Hitter core + veneer would actually be a pretty damn versatile ski for ďhasnít snowed in X daysĒ / spring...
  11. 2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    How does the Concept nose compare to GPO for float in deep and heavy? GPO nose doesnít really float in that stuff until you get it up to speed. Awesome for chop but for a 2 ski quiver in Tahoe itís...
  12. They should call it the ďDHĒ Designated Hitter

    They should call it the ďDHĒ
    Designated Hitter
  13. That was my experience on my Flex 3 enduro veneer...

    That was my experience on my Flex 3 enduro veneer GPOs
  14. awesome dude! I'll hit you up offline when I get...

    awesome dude! I'll hit you up offline when I get some firm dates. If I'm lucky it would be a fri-sun trip
  15. What BSL? And if I end up in Wasangeles this...

    What BSL? And if I end up in Wasangeles this season would you be down to tour and trade skis for half a run? Iíd be on beat up soft (originally Flex 2 but they have lost some stiffness over the...
  16. ^ yup. And this next comment isn't for you river,...

    ^ yup. And this next comment isn't for you river, it's for lucknau and anyone concerned about future problems ...

    The scenario to watch for after we get the bulletproof rain crust we are soon...
  17. Iíll admit that this season Iím still following...

    Iíll admit that this season Iím still following Sierra avalanche observations way more than NWAC, COAC, and Idaho Panhandle ... but why would you think that Clark and Heather canyons would be at...
  18. Thatís a tough one, snow levels are supposed to...

    Thatís a tough one, snow levels are supposed to rise tomorrow night to like 7000 ft along the passes and stay there through Friday. Bachelor and other peaks just east of the passes may not get as...
  19. Holy shit! I hope the rest of your season is...

    Holy shit! I hope the rest of your season is blessed with great conditions after that one! I also hope that you either have a great ďglass only deductibleĒ clause in your insurance, or you donít have...
  20. Ugh, high temps and high snow levels are back....

    Ugh, high temps and high snow levels are back. That was definitely a fun cycle while it lasted!
  21. What do you mean, did it close? Iíve never seen...

    What do you mean, did it close? Iíve never seen it close on the east side ... but there are some storms that I definitely wouldnít take Crescent Cutoff rod and would rather stay on 58/97 well south...
  22. Yeee Haw! The Doo was awesome yesterday... and...

    Yeee Haw!

    The Doo was awesome yesterday... and outrageously empty for Friday of a holiday weekend.

    Manzanita plants in the less traveled part of the mountain are mostly buried now, and the snow...
  23. Steeper but less sustained vert than Doo. No ...

    Steeper but less sustained vert than Doo. No lines at either place. Try em both of you want.

    I feel like the skiers are of a higher overall caliber at WP. No real cell service at WP (itís there...
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    Hahahha Iím dying of laughter over here! Well...

    Hahahha Iím dying of laughter over here! Well done! Does that work for skis also?

    Actually my wife and I can do the same with bikes, albeit with wider bars and raised or longer dropper post for...
  25. I get the sense thatís the norm for storm days up...

    I get the sense thatís the norm for storm days up there ... donít get to Hoodoo at 745, the lot might not be plowed Lol!

    830 is plenty of time to get a good parking spot, buy your ticket, and...
  26. It was realllllllly really good! Morning Face...

    It was realllllllly really good!

    Morning Face laps were awesome and vis turned to shit but the trees held deep (boot to knee) snow all day and refilled throughout. Afternoon refilled Pow cream on...
  27. (My comment about ridgeline / above treeline...

    (My comment about ridgeline / above treeline terrain was also not directed at fortrees, just general obvious BC terrain avoidance advice coming off my resort obs)
  28. 2019-20 - Oregon - it never snows here and when it does, it sucks

    Awesome!

    Winds were no joke down in the central Cascades. Super thick windloading at WP today. They reported 13Ē new snow but I found roughly 100cm (36+Ē) wind loaded in many places. Not the...
  29. Awesome! Cool to have local business partners...

    Awesome!
    Cool to have local business partners with bikes that kick ass!
  30. Thatís just someone writing telemetry code ......

    Thatís just someone writing telemetry code ... just for future reference, especially if looking at NWAC pro observations, HS is industry standard observational definition from ďSnow Weather and...
  31. 2019-20 - Oregon - it never snows here and when it does, it sucks

    (Having never looked at MHM telemetry)
    Usually HS means height of snowpack. Total depth to ground.

    Not to be confused with HST - height of Storm board, or HN24 - height of new snow over a 24 hour...
  32. Went for a family XC storm tour at Willamette...

    Went for a family XC storm tour at Willamette Pass / Gold Lake yesterday ... the Friday night storm snow came in higher density / more moisture than forecasted. Great base building snow (the horrible...
  33. ^ exactly, itís pointless trying to stop the...

    ^ exactly, itís pointless trying to stop the water from getting in. Itíll come down into the shoe from your shins regardless of design.

    More important to have something that stays warm when wet...
  34. Thanks TBS, yes itís clear that the coral reef is...

    Thanks TBS, yes itís clear that the coral reef is more concerning than shark bites with that refreeze, so I brought the crud rippers. We should be on the hill Monday and Tuesday ... depending on how...
  35. With the colder weather and dusting coming ... ...

    With the colder weather and dusting coming ...

    You think 100mm underfoot softish rock skis or 100mm underfoot titanium groomer and crud rippers? (For the next 4-5 days)
  36. Lol, the forecast (from this afternoon) for...

    Lol, the forecast (from this afternoon) for tonight over the pass was up to a quarter inch of rain to 6700í! Thatís the top of the resort!

    That would basically wash the snow off the bottom of the...
  37. C, Call me when you have time. Donít mess around...

    C, Call me when you have time. Donít mess around with it. You may not need surgery due to being a few years older than me, but donít push it until your MRI is in, and listen to your PT. Take Pt notes...
  38. Nicely done! Brap-approached or human power all...

    Nicely done! Brap-approached or human power all the way?

    I still haven't gotten back there ... sigh ...
  39. The storm cycle last week definitely...

    The storm cycle last week definitely underdelivered to forecast on the central passes ... I'm sorry to report that the snow coverage there is still pretty piss poor (Mt B doesn't count, bottom of PMX...
  40. Oh, but the MHM lift lines are easily as...

    Oh, but the MHM lift lines are easily as legendarily deep as KT-22's!!!! If not deeper!
    If you are a Squallywood skier you'll feel right at home! Minus pro's to pro callout in the lift line.
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    I haven't ridden Mendo but I've hiked up there....

    I haven't ridden Mendo but I've hiked up there. Based on my riding in SF Peninsula and Santa Cruz, I think coastal redwood forests drain pretty fast after rains and should be in decent shape that...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    Tucson probably starts getting hot at the end of March, Iíll ask my wife as she went to U of A. But then the main canyon on Mount Lemmon tops out around like 9000í and is north facing with water...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    Nice, yes, but as mentioned above somewhat terrain limited until early June. Last year was a big winter for Northern California, and the Siskyou range / Southern Cascades tends to track snow depth...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    Ashland OR is one of my favorite places on the west coast, about 3 hours from here, and I absolutely have driven there-and-back for day trip MTBíing, just like doing the Tahoe day trip for...
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    Timely thread bump! I donít have much...

    Timely thread bump!

    I donít have much experience - got a used Rossi BC 125 setup last winter, mounted with Voile Hardwires and driving with Alico Guide leather boots (no ankle strap on these). But...
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    Good call, rad gravel bikes give such good...

    Good call, rad gravel bikes give such good payback in Marin.

    Believe it or not, despite now living 45 minutes from Oakridge Oregon, I do still miss my quick spins at Camp Tamarancho. Marin is...
  47. Brilliant! Thanks for the idea! Hoodoo ran 3...

    Brilliant! Thanks for the idea!

    Hoodoo ran 3 of these last year and they are 2 hours long. They were on the last Sunday in January, the last Sunday in February, the 3rd Sunday in March. Hoodoo...
  48. Finally a base builder for the smaller mountains!...

    Finally a base builder for the smaller mountains!

    I wonder if the Doo can pull a crew together to do cat driving on Friday for a soft open on Saturday? Do they have a winch cat? The new stuff is...
  49. WTB - Voile Traverse or similar (3-pin binding w/ cable + riser)

    Pre-Christmas long shot, title says it all ...

    Looking to see if anyone is holding extra Voile Traverse 3-pin cable bindings or similar.

    Ideally pinner bindings with a detachable/stowable cable...
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    Damn rideit, that sucks! More kid stole from...

    Damn rideit, that sucks!

    More kid stole from local riverside trail yesterday (Willamette River in the background)
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191206/d9b947048dc01bf335d0ee5400c24f62.jpg
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