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#211 Buddhas Hand

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

Its like Christmas ^ :frantic:

Mountains I definitely want to go to:

Stevens Pass
Mt. Baker
Mt. Hood
Mammoth <--- I think I might go, depending on if my mom and I go down to visit my dad for Christmas in California
Bear Mountain

The snow gods are helping out Whistler big time for opening day next week (November 22nd). Look at that snowfall on the weekend at 1140m (Mid level). Potential +60 snowfall in 3 days. Good cause I'm going up on the 24th :towel:
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I do but you know how tempting it is to use my new skis I just got. :towel:


60 cms , fully sick ,wish i was going up the mountain with you .
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

Soooo.... how was the first day Armada?
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

Soooo.... how was the first day Armada?


It was great to be back on the snow for sure! Cypress only had the one run open but snow was surprisingly good, bit hard at the start but got carved up great. I don't suggest going until they get a bit more snow or open more runs. If you're a park rider, I can tell you the new features are gnarly.

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It was good to get the ski legs back and ride the new skis especially since I'm going to Whistler on Sunday and then next saturday :towel:

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:34 AM

Hopefully 7th heaven is open. Best view from a the top of the chair I have ever seen. It was the major selling point in me picking up my buddy's Black Tusk Option board with a picture of Black Tusk on it. It never gets old riding it!
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:23 AM

It was great to be back on the snow for sure! Cypress only had the one run open but snow was surprisingly good, bit hard at the start but got carved up great. I don't suggest going until they get a bit more snow or open more runs. If you're a park rider, I can tell you the new features are gnarly.

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It was good to get the ski legs back and ride the new skis especially since I'm going to Whistler on Sunday and then next saturday :towel:


Right on mate , first day for the season and it is only mid november still .

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:47 AM

I'm about to snowboard for the first time probably next. Never boarded in my life and I'm pretty discouraged as my friends told me its gonna suck the first 2-3 times. Guys got any tips?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:01 AM

I'm about to snowboard for the first time probably next. Never boarded in my life and I'm pretty discouraged as my friends told me its gonna suck the first 2-3 times. Guys got any tips?


In general,you should take an athletic stance that is 1-2 inches wider than their shoulders. A common mistake is to make your snowboard stance too narrow. This makes turning and controlling your snowboard more difficult.
For those who like to huck big spins, we suggest making your stance even wider to center your weight over the board and keep your balance. If you prefer carving and powder may want to make their stance a bit narrower.

A few snowboarding tips for leaning and practicing heel-side edging with low stance angles (feet mostly across the board):


Stay standing fairly tall.
Tilt the board by slowly rocking back on your heels.
Move your hips over the heed edge and straighten your knees slightly but never fully straight.
Push down with your heels and pick up your toes.

Toe side edging

Stay standing fairly tall.
Lean your hips over the toe edge of your board.
Push your knees in the same direction and lift your heels.
Try going from barely titling the board to tilting it near perpendicular to the floor.
See if you can balance while tilting for three, five, and then ten seconds
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:09 AM

I'm about to snowboard for the first time probably next. Never boarded in my life and I'm pretty discouraged as my friends told me its gonna suck the first 2-3 times. Guys got any tips?


Learn to fall.


Other than that, just don't get fed up and keep at it.
It took me about 3 or 4 full days of boarding to start to get the hang of it (meaning I didn't fall every 30 seconds), but after that you can pick it up really quickly, and its definately worth the effort.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:39 AM

Don't give up. That only shows you wont try things that are foreign to you. Get up, dust yourself off and own the mountain! There is no other feeling in the world than carving the mountain on a snowboard. The same can be said of skiing, two of my greatest passions. That and the ski bunnies, and I am a lucky man to have one who kicks my butt at both boarding and skiing.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Hopefully 7th heaven is open. Best view from a the top of the chair I have ever seen. It was the major selling point in me picking up my buddy's Black Tusk Option board with a picture of Black Tusk on it. It never gets old riding it!


There is no chance that 7th heaven is open.

If it is -- I wouldn't go ANYWHERE near it --- that is one fast way to destroy your equipment.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

Don't give up. That only shows you wont try things that are foreign to you. Get up, dust yourself off and own the mountain! There is no other feeling in the world than carving the mountain on a snowboard. The same can be said of skiing, two of my greatest passions. That and the ski bunnies, and I am a lucky man to have one who kicks my butt at both boarding and skiing.


You are indeed a lucky man , a girl like that is a beautiful thing :)
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

There is no chance that 7th heaven is open.

If it is -- I wouldn't go ANYWHERE near it --- that is one fast way to destroy your equipment.


Haven't been to Whistler prior to January.

Wouldn't 7th heaven get the most snow? I know its the rockiest part of the mountain with tones of boulders but the snowfall is huge up. I guess unless the clouds are below 7th heaven which seems to be the case Friday then sure but Saturday there should be massive snowfall at the top of Blackomb? Looks like its gonna be super windy. Oh well :lol:

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Look at that... over 100cm's of snow in 4 days :o

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

Haven't been to Whistler prior to January.

Wouldn't 7th heaven get the most snow? I know its the rockiest part of the mountain with tones of boulders but the snowfall is huge up. I guess unless the clouds are below 7th heaven which seems to be the case Friday then sure but Saturday there should be massive snowfall at the top of Blackomb? Looks like its gonna be super windy. Oh well :lol:


The issue is the boulders and rocks; and there is no snowmaking equipment over that side.

Plus when it is windy, because 7th heaven is so 'open', all the new snow gets blown out of there.

Trust me when I say - don't bother with 7th heaven before the base is 200+ cms
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

The issue is the boulders and rocks; and there is no snowmaking equipment over that side.

Plus when it is windy, because 7th heaven is so 'open', all the new snow gets blown out of there.

Trust me when I say - don't bother with 7th heaven before the base is 200+ cms


I'll take that tip.

Edit: Come to think of it, I'm still gonna go up and check it out :lol: . I'll be the guinea pig and test it out.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

I'll take that tip.

Edit: Come to think of it, I'm still gonna go up and check it out :lol: . I'll be the guinea pig and test it out.


I'll wait at the top and wish you luck.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

I'll take that tip.

Edit: Come to think of it, I'm still gonna go up and check it out :lol: . I'll be the guinea pig and test it out.


I am for sure heading up on Dec 16.

Depending on the snowfall - I MIGHT check 7th Heaven out... but even then I doubt it will be ready.

Will likely stick to my usual areas on Blackcomb.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:24 PM

I am for sure heading up on Dec 16.

Depending on the snowfall - I MIGHT check 7th Heaven out... but even then I doubt it will be ready.

Will likely stick to my usual areas on Blackcomb.


Just realized Blackomb doesn't open till the 22nd. So we're going to Whistler and then Blackomb on the 24th.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:32 PM

Just a question to you all. What do you listen to for music on the hill?

Here are a few of my favourite songs:

Snow (hey oh) - RHCP
Californication - RHCP
Big Sky - Reverend Horton Heat (Opening in a Warren Miller film)
Any song by QOTSA and EODM


What gets you going on the hill?
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:23 AM

Just a question to you all. What do you listen to for music on the hill?

Here are a few of my favourite songs:

Snow (hey oh) - RHCP
Californication - RHCP
Big Sky - Reverend Horton Heat (Opening in a Warren Miller film)
Any song by QOTSA and EODM


What gets you going on the hill?


Right on! RHCP.

Music just makes the experience so much more deep.

I listen to a lot of different genres and gather most of that music from ski and snowboard movies.

Just a few of my favorites here:

Sail - Awolnation
Lonely Boy - Black Eyed Peas
Simple & Plain - Fresh Breath Committe
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin
Punching In A Dream - Naked And The Famous
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

Right on! RHCP.

Music just makes the experience so much more deep.

I listen to a lot of different genres and gather most of that music from ski and snowboard movies.

Just a few of my favorites here:

Sail - Awolnation
Lonely Boy - Black Eyed Peas
Simple & Plain - Fresh Breath Committe
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin
Punching In A Dream - Naked And The Famous


Those plus:
Coastin' - Zion-I
Teenage Wasteland- The Who
The City- Madeon
Nosebleed Section- Hilltop Hoods
Kink- Archie Bronson Outfit

Also...

Lonely Boy - Black Eyed Peas

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

That's strange...? Why did I write Black Eyed Peas. I meant Black Keys.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

Any university students have a coupon code for Cypress' Gold Medal Card? A couple of years ago UBC had a coupon code that allows you to buy the card for the price of a regular adult day pass.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

Haven't been to Whistler prior to January.

Wouldn't 7th heaven get the most snow? I know its the rockiest part of the mountain with tones of boulders but the snowfall is huge up. I guess unless the clouds are below 7th heaven which seems to be the case Friday then sure but Saturday there should be massive snowfall at the top of Blackomb? Looks like its gonna be super windy. Oh well :lol:

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Look at that... over 100cm's of snow in 4 days :o


Powder heaven mate ::D Can i come over and sleep on your floor :lol:
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Just a question to you all. What do you listen to for music on the hill?

Here are a few of my favourite songs:

Snow (hey oh) - RHCP
Californication - RHCP
Big Sky - Reverend Horton Heat (Opening in a Warren Miller film)
Any song by QOTSA and EODM


What gets you going on the hill?


My favourite , "amp me up" song at the moment


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

Powder heaven mate ::D Can i come over and sleep on your floor :lol:


Absolutely stoked! That's the best way to describe it!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

We hit up Whistler on day 2 today. It was great with the snowfall from the night before (30+ cm's). Was awesome to get some true pow on some of the ungroomed runs.

Sadly there were only 4 chairs open and you couldn't ride down to the village yet but it wasn't busy at all and we got a good dose of snow!

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Can't wait till Blackcomb opens next weekend :towel:

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:47 AM

Its been coming up 3 years since I was last there. Some of my best memories for life will be the time of the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics!!!
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

I'm looking to buy a board/bindings this year. Started snowboarding last winter, and got out a few times and loved it! Plan on getting out a lot more often this year. You guys have any suggestion on what I should look for/at?

I'm in Manitoba, so we don't really have any big hills, but I am planning on getting out to B.C. with a few more experience guys later this winter.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=1ADug9AXqtg

Cool video from opening day in Whistler
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

I'm looking to buy a board/bindings this year. Started snowboarding last winter, and got out a few times and loved it! Plan on getting out a lot more often this year. You guys have any suggestion on what I should look for/at?

I'm in Manitoba, so we don't really have any big hills, but I am planning on getting out to B.C. with a few more experience guys later this winter.


That depends on a lot of things like how much you're willing to spend and what type of riding you want to focus on eventually.

For bindings, if you're relatively new I'd check out them Rome Arsenals http://www.romesnowb...ndings/arsenal/ They're an awesome binding for just ripping around the hill and charging everything and they're not mind blowingly expensive (I rode them for three seasons and had no complaints)
Buuuuut if you feel like going all out the Rome 390 bosses and the Union Forces are the best bindings on the market imo.

I'm a big Capita fan boy so for you're very first ever snowboard I'm gonna tell you to check out the Stairmaster. It's basically their flagship board. It's a regular camber (wouldn't recommend starting with a reverse camber), true twin so it's pretty much just a normal freaking snowboard, but it will be perfect for basically anything you want to learn, except maybe ripping huge pow lines, which I doubt you get a lot of in Winnipeg anyway.

If you don't feel like going broke try to find a board from a season or two ago you'll save a fortune, and honestly snowboard tech isn't making massive game changing improvements every year, its mostly just hype.

One last piece of advice, whatever you do for the love of god please don't cheap out on your boots, if you do it will be hell. Take the time to find the right size, my shoes are a size 11 my snowboard boots are a 9.5. Make sure you get them at least a little smaller than your shoes. When you first buy them they should be super snug maybe even feel a little too small but make sure they're soft and comfy too!
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