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Old 10-31-2010, 04:15 AM
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getting psyched to ride again soon. What mountains do you frequent? Anyone using Flow bindings? Anyone riding Lib Techs with Magna Traction?
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Yeah I'm starting to get psyched about riding this year. I've missed out on the past few years but this year I'm hoping to take a trip out to Breckenridge or up to New Hampshire.

What size board are your riding? I'm riding a 163 right now. I use to ride a 158 but like riding my 163 more for cruzing. One of my favorite mountains is Wildcat in NH.
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NO.
Old 10-31-2010, 06:39 AM
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Have never snowboarded. It looks fairly challenging. One of my colleagues is in his 60's and is an avid snowboarder.
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I taught myself about 3 years ago, now it consumes my life during the winter.

I ride a Burton Un...Inc setup.

My local shop has the $1800 or whatever it is Lib Tech that's quite literally as light as a feather and is virtually indestructible. At the moment, I'd never spend that much on a board, but if I ever win the lottery that'll probably be my first purchase because it's an awesome board.

I have a house here in the mountains of NC so I've only ever boarded at Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain. I'd love to get up north or out west sometime but for now I can deal with the mountains here. Especially if we get another winter like last year's.
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I can't wait! My 7 yr. old son is simply a natural at snowboarding. He really amazed me on our first trip! I bought him a little Burton for Christmas and he LOVES it!

I got this last season and only got to use it once at Wisp. The Boa boots are the only way to go. Hope to go several times this year.
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i ride a burton canyon 164 with cartel bindings and dc judge boots. considering im 41 yrs old, 6ft, 240lbs, and last year broke 3 ribs goofing off (not even in the park) im probably going to spend more time on 2 skinny planks instead of one big fat one this season. we ski all over new england mostly as day trips. last year we skied okemo, stratton, mount snow, and bretton woods, and we live about 15 minutes away from wachusett
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I'm 44 and purchased my first season pass this year to Stratton VT. I look at like having the boat in the slip, I've laid out the money so I had better get out there and use it. It's a little bit of a hike from Long Island but I can be somewhat flexible with my work schedule and will go ride on Mondays if the snow is good. My wife rides too and can keep up with no problem. SirFer my Lib Tech was about $500 for the deck only, not sure which model is $1800 unless that is a complete set up. It sure helps pass the winter when the boat is up on blocks!
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It looks much more fun than skiing , but with my aging back and knees am afraid to get back on the slopes ever again.

Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by striper97 View Post
I'm 44 and purchased my first season pass this year to Stratton VT. I look at like having the boat in the slip, I've laid out the money so I had better get out there and use it. It's a little bit of a hike from Long Island but I can be somewhat flexible with my work schedule and will go ride on Mondays if the snow is good. My wife rides too and can keep up with no problem. SirFer my Lib Tech was about $500 for the deck only, not sure which model is $1800 unless that is a complete set up. It sure helps pass the winter when the boat is up on blocks!
It's their Cygnus X1 model. They were a limited edition last winter, handmade by Mike Olson himself. I can't remember how many were made but it was only like 300 or somewhere around there. Super light and tons of pop, but of course with a price tag to match. Apparently all of the local guys around here agree because they've had it since last February or March and I was in there 2 weeks ago and they still had it for sale. It's also for the deck only, no bindings included and I imagine if you're dropping $1800+ on a deck you're probably looking at more like $3,000 when you factor in top of the line bindings and boots.
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love my Driver X boots, stiffest boot in the Burton line up (last year at least) yet super comfy. I just think about turning and the board responds and very happy with the lace up system. Board is a Lib Tech 154 TRS with Burton Mission bindings.
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I ride a T-6 164 wide and love it, FLOW AXT bindings and Burton Driver X boots, also have a Fish 159 for the deep days......Favorite place to ride is a toss up between Kirkwood in Tahoe, and The Canyons in Utah....Powder Mountain in Utah is also sick...a couple of picks....



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I ride a Burton but a few of my friends have given great reviews on the Lib Techs. I'm planning on heading to Jay Peak for a week or so early this winter. I'm getting pumped for winter!
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that's the real deal there Flying Circus, I hope to make it west this year. I have been to Whistler and Aspen but that was over 10 years ago.
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I ride a Burton Custom X board with Mission bindings. good all purpose board and a total package for just under 1,000
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I live in South Florida, what is snow boarding?
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Burton Canyon 163, P1 bindings. Didn't get a chance to go last year but definitely planning a few trips to VT this winter.
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Love to board.. Surf and snow.. .. crashing sucks in the snow tho.
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I've been boarding for a while now. I ride a Burton Custom X 159W with Burton C60 EST bindings. Additionally, I have a Burton T6 159 with Burton P1 Carbon bindings. Also have an old Lamar board with some cheap bindings I bought from a friend to mess around with. I hardly ever use the Lamar however. I've been eyeballing the new Burton T7 for a few weeks now. I might have to add it to the collection this season if I decide to unload one of my current Burtons. I usually stay local at hit up the mountains in the Poconos. Blue and Camelback for the most part. Generally once a winter, I'll go out to a nicer mountain for a weekend... Last few trips have been Sugglers Notch, Whiteface, Breckenridge, and this year, Okemo I believe. I did get an invite to college week at Tremblant but I'll be back in school. Okemo should be fun still.

My 2 Burtons:

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Originally Posted by Boatless33 View Post
I've been boarding for a while now. I ride a Burton Custom X 159W with Burton C60 EST bindings. Additionally, I have a Burton T6 159 with Burton P1 Carbon bindings. Also have an old Lamar board with some cheap bindings I bought from a friend to mess around with. I hardly ever use the Lamar however. I've been eyeballing the new Burton T7 for a few weeks now. I might have to add it to the collection this season if I decide to unload one of my current Burtons. I usually stay local at hit up the mountains in the Poconos. Blue and Camelback for the most part. Generally once a winter, I'll go out to a nicer mountain for a weekend... Last few trips have been Sugglers Notch, Whiteface, Breckenridge, and this year, Okemo I believe. I did get an invite to college week at Tremblant but I'll be back in school. Okemo should be fun still.

My 2 Burtons:

Nice rides.. Creek and camelback is wear I grew up riding.. decent terrain parks and jibs-creeks better though.

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