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  1. #226
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatKidFromFL View Post
    Im still a beginner
    As am I. Perhaps we will cross tracks this season.
    The force is strong with this one.
    yepper

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    it's not my favorite to be honest but i like the flagship and went through a few iterations of their first year product that had some issues and by the time i got one that held up this was the design.

    still my favorite:

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    i'm sort of leaning toward a prior maybe for my next board which will happen in a season or two most likely. i have to see how much stiffness i lost after this base grind. i will have to travel somewhere to demo one. they have a cool topo topsheet.

    https://www.priorsnow.com/collection...nowboards/Mens


    if i win the lottery some day i want to get a gentemstick.

    http://www.gentemstick.com/gentemstick/

  3. #228
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    Did one quick lap at Bachy this morning. In the process of moving into the new house, so lots of things to get done this weekend. But had enough time to go for a hike with a few hundred outdoor enthusiasts.
    Snow was not too bad, a bit cut up in spots, and denser than previous forays. Definitely looks to have gotten schralped on Friday by a few slackers with nothing better to do than get some early pre-season turns in before winter arrives.

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    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

  4. #229
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    Last couple of days have been fun...albeit a lot of people up there. Seems like all those cars parked near the Sunrise entrance is an accident waiting to happen.

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    What's this about a possible opening next weekend?

  5. #230
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    Aaaah, PNW viz!!



    Iíd offer a TR, but I have no idea where I was

  6. #231
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeaster View Post
    it's not my favorite to be honest but i like the flagship and went through a few iterations of their first year product that had some issues and by the time i got one that held up this was the design.

    still my favorite:

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    i'm sort of leaning toward a prior maybe for my next board which will happen in a season or two most likely. i have to see how much stiffness i lost after this base grind. i will have to travel somewhere to demo one. they have a cool topo topsheet.

    https://www.priorsnow.com/collection...nowboards/Mens


    if i win the lottery some day i want to get a gentemstick.

    http://www.gentemstick.com/gentemstick/
    Prior just died. I hope they are still around in a couple years.

  7. #232
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    it's looking breezy next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    Aaaah, PNW viz!!



    Iíd offer a TR, but I have no idea where I was
    Hey a - it's always sunny side up
    "knowledgeable in escapades of the flesh"

  9. #234
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    Keep going up for sun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    Keep going up for sun?
    If that were only true :> more about the positive direction your heading

    just appreciated
    "knowledgeable in escapades of the flesh"

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    Rock on, Gepeto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    It had to do with the couple of shear layers last year, plus a lot of new snow fall=more control work. It was pretty obvious to see the days that it would open later by the conditions.
    LOL. Yeah, no, there were no "shear layers" or whatever nonsense you are piping. Just pure economics by Meadows and lack of resources to get control work done in a timely manner. It was pretty obvious on weekday powder days that they did not prioritize getting Heather open.

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    Those back countrys the ones they sell at Less Schwab? Thinking about getting something like that for my ranger.Tires I have on there are old, ok for my wife to drive around town but it'd be nice to have a backup for the mountain or if the wants to go up solo if I have the subaru.
    Yesterday the check engine light came on in my forester and the cruise control light started flashing. Getting some jerking on the uphills and low idle too. Hoping it is just another issue with my exhaust since it's been welded back together a couple times but I'm worried it is actually something causing a misfire. Anyways probably back to taking it easy in the Ranger on TLine road tomorrow or chaning up if we get any snow tonight.
    We can really use another foot or snow or so to ge things going. Mollys and Pucci today were fun but crowded for a holiday weekened. Saw two guys almost get into a fist fight in the Mollys line and I skied off when they were getting into it again at the top of Molllys.
    Quote Originally Posted by puma View Post
    I put the Back Country All terrain on the Highlander last year. (Snowflake on the tire) It was my first time venturing away from studded snow tires. I was nervous, and felt like the studs on the subaru were going to be my mountain setup. (Highlander just a backup and ready to go for those allusive lowland snow events for the better half) I was surprised how well they perform, and usually went with the Highlander over the subaru for trips to the mountain. I would say I can rally the subaru harder if need be, but there is no need, and I just take my time getting up there in my old age. Not sure if it's the tires or the low center of gravity, long wheel base, and\or years of experience with the car. (Probably all of the above)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMil View Post
    LOL. Yeah, no, there were no "shear layers" or whatever nonsense you are piping. Just pure economics by Meadows and lack of resources to get control work done in a timely manner. It was pretty obvious on weekday powder days that they did not prioritize getting Heather open.
    I get it, it's so much easier to hate on MHM than know the facts; here's a start.
    https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...3/Chapter2.pdf

    Heather is 38-40*, the most common slope angle for avalanches. The bowls are on the leeward side. And yes, there were 2 warming events early last year that lead to 2 weak layers deep in the snow pack.

    After skiing Mt Hood for 39 years I have seen them open Heather at 9:05 on a Monday, and 2:30 on a Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonDead View Post
    Those back countrys the ones they sell at Less Schwab? Thinking about getting something like that for my ranger.Tires I have on there are old, ok for my wife to drive around town but it'd be nice to have a backup for the mountain or if the wants to go up solo if I have the subaru.
    Yesterday the check engine light came on in my forester and the cruise control light started flashing. Getting some jerking on the uphills and low idle too. Hoping it is just another issue with my exhaust since it's been welded back together a couple times but I'm worried it is actually something causing a misfire. Anyways probably back to taking it easy in the Ranger on TLine road tomorrow or chaning up if we get any snow tonight.
    We can really use another foot or snow or so to ge things going. Mollys and Pucci today were fun but crowded for a holiday weekened. Saw two guys almost get into a fist fight in the Mollys line and I skied off when they were getting into it again at the top of Molllys.
    Yes, purchased at Les Schwab.

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  16. #241
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    What do you think the tline crowds will be like thurs OD?
    yepper

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    2017/2018 ofishul orygun thread

    Hey Wyeaster, what size board and reg vs goofy?

    I have 3 priors, all same general shape. Prior 161 BC split XTC (brand new), Prior 161 BC split fiberglass (old and very soft now), Prior 162 MFR fiberglass (brand new), all regular stance and changeable to goofy but I generally donít like messing with my pucks for a loan. Anyways if you wanna take a lap on one let me know.

    I heard about CPís death, sad ... I donít know how much his personal leadership or finances are tied to that company. Hopefully they keep going with their same shapes - that BC/MFR shape isnít the most progressive or hero shape out there but over the years I found it to be the most predictable and versatile shape in any conditions Mother Nature can throw, therefore the most consistently overall fun. I also tend to like narrower waists and longer leaner shapes with a small amount of taper (like the old school Supermodel), so the MFR/BC is a natural choice for me.

    I used to ride Arbor A frame, great for inbounds technical riding in variable snow, not the most fun in pow. Iíve ridden K2ís, Burton, Jones, Franco, Voile, and the Prior always pulls me back.
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  18. #243
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    I get it, it's so much easier to hate on MHM than know the facts; here's a start.
    https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...3/Chapter2.pdf

    Heather is 38-40*, the most common slope angle for avalanches. The bowls are on the leeward side. And yes, there were 2 warming events early last year that lead to 2 weak layers deep in the snow pack.

    After skiing Mt Hood for 39 years I have seen them open Heather at 9:05 on a Monday, and 2:30 on a Saturday.
    I'm gonna guess he hasn't met you in person. You don't strike me as a corporate shill for anyone but Ullr. Nice high-road reply too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    And yes, there were 2 warming events early last year that lead to 2 weak layers deep in the snow pack.
    So, you are saying that these 2 persistent weak layers are what caused Meadows to open Heather later than normal on any given day? Hmmm...

    Look, I realize that Heather is very avy prone and it takes a lot of effort to mitigate the hazards after every storm/weather event, but it is pretty obvious that they have been starting their control work in Heather much later in the morning than they used to and I have been skiing Meadows since 1992. I fully respect the job they do and would never want them to open any terrain before it is as safe as possible but I just wish they would start earlier on week days so I could get some pow before having to go back to my miserable desk. Just me being selfish is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    Hey Wyeaster, what size board and reg vs goofy?

    I have 3 priors, all same general shape. Prior 161 BC split XTC (brand new), Prior 161 BC split fiberglass (old and very soft now), Prior 162 MFR fiberglass (brand new), all regular stance and changeable to goofy but I generally donít like messing with my pucks for a loan. Anyways if you wanna take a lap on one let me know.

    I heard about CPís death, sad ... I donít know how much his personal leadership or finances are tied to that company. Hopefully they keep going with their same shapes - that BC/MFR shape isnít the most progressive or hero shape out there but over the years I found it to be the most predictable and versatile shape in any conditions Mother Nature can throw, therefore the most consistently overall fun. I also tend to like narrower waists and longer leaner shapes with a small amount of taper (like the old school Supermodel), so the MFR/BC is a natural choice for me.

    I used to ride Arbor A frame, great for inbounds technical riding in variable snow, not the most fun in pow. Iíve ridden K2ís, Burton, Jones, Franco, Voile, and the Prior always pulls me back.

    hey man, thanks for the offer. my flagship is 165, i ride regular. it would be cool to check one out someday. i had no idea that prior died. i have admired his boards for about as long as i've been riding.

    i got my board back all nice and clean and then realized i should probably be riding a rock board at this point. big dumps next week. thursday timberflats it is for me.

  21. #246
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeaster View Post
    i'm shooting for a tues, wed or thurs annual brain reset. got my board back and it looks great. my physical prep hasn't gone quite like i would have liked but i'm ready



    Nice looking board.

  22. #247
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    thanks man. new snow tires reluctantly purchased, put the rack on and a few other little things and thursday is a go.

  23. #248
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    Unoffical this weekend.
    yepper

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    I'm guessing this Thursday will be very light crowds at TLine. Non holiday weekdays are ski on to the lift more often than not. Even yesterday I was skiing right to the head of the singles line most runs.
    Update on the Saturday Man Tantrum. Turns out the guys met up with their friends and jumped on each other at the old boy scout cabin and 8 people ended up getting their passes pulled and banned from Timberline.
    Quote Originally Posted by interloper View Post
    What do you think the tline crowds will be like thurs OD?

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    in the four years i've been at timberline i have yet to witness anything close to the shitshow that happens on a busy weekend at meadows. i prefer meadows but quit riding weekends years ago.

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