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    Nice! Looks like you had a beautiful day out...

    Nice! Looks like you had a beautiful day out there. :)

    I'd find it tough to turn down a $5 lift ticket... I'm already counting the days until next season.


    The 7 is almost melted out here,...
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    Cool, would love to introduce you to the big...

    Cool, would love to introduce you to the big mountains! Should be pretty reasonably priced in USD; the loonie's only worth about 75 cents these days. Calgary is the best fly-in point from here, with...
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    As far as I'm concerned, not all skiboarding is...

    As far as I'm concerned, not all skiboarding is freeriding, but freeriding doesn't exclude rocking it on skiboards (or telemark, or whatever). It's more a case of the terrain and level of...
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    It's been so long since I've been on skis that I...

    It's been so long since I've been on skis that I can't really make the comparison, but from what I remember it's a different kind of work. I feel like skiboarding is less work to wrestle the gear...
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    I took a ride on the dark side on Sunday... no,...

    I took a ride on the dark side on Sunday... no, not long skis, but actual Salomon Snowblades. ;)

    The 'blades in question had some 15 year old wax remnants on them that made them painfully slow at...
  6. Thread: Vertical

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    It's been a fun year. :D Giving 'er on...

    It's been a fun year. :D

    Giving 'er on skiboards has been getting a bit of attention for sure. I've had both friends and random hill-people (lifties etc) who are keen to try them out.

    The hill...
  7. Thread: Vertical

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    Well, yeah I know that numbers don't really mean...

    Well, yeah I know that numbers don't really mean anything, but I've been tracking runs this year just to see how much I've rode. It's been that extra motivation to get up a little earlier, put in an...
  8. Skiboard Co-ops?

    So, I've been mulling over the whole access-to-skiboards question, and started wondering about the practicality of setting up skiboard co-ops in ski towns. The idea here would be to create a private...
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    I'll have a spare pair of Spliffs for you to ride...

    I'll have a spare pair of Spliffs for you to ride if you make it to the Canadian West. Usually we have a powder year (not this one). I think you'd like the double blacks out here.
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    When ur Spliff comes out partyin' with u

    Ski Patrol year-end party fiasco (Hung like a Horse) was last night... with a 90's theme. So I brought one of my Spliffs out to party... nothing more 90's than skiboarding, eh? Anyways, ol' Spliffy...
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    Ouch, yep that looks like a good reason to switch...

    Ouch, yep that looks like a good reason to switch 'em up!

    Until you posted about it, I didn't know you could order liners only... I'll keep that in mind if mine pack out before my boots lose...
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    Upgrading to a stiffer boot? I remember you...

    Upgrading to a stiffer boot? I remember you picking up the new liners for them earlier in the season. Did you keep the old liners?
  13. Funny, I've never really heard them called...

    Funny, I've never really heard them called mini-ski, except maybe by kids. The terms do seem to be somewhat regional, as Aussies will usually call them skiblades and North Americans tend to go with...
  14. I don't see this as a dying sport, but maybe...

    I don't see this as a dying sport, but maybe that's because I'm out west and have been the lone skiboarder on the mountain for a long time. It's a niche sport and I don't see it ever becoming equal...
  15. Good choices! Red's pretty famous, and is good...

    Good choices! Red's pretty famous, and is good when they have the snow, but I must recommend Whitewater near Nelson if you're in that area and can spare a day. Smaller vertical and less acres, but...
  16. Hey, how 'out west' are you getting? I'm in the...

    Hey, how 'out west' are you getting? I'm in the Canadian Rockies... Kicking Horse. Suspect you might be going even further west for cat skiing, around Revy or the Monashees?

    I'll let you try...
  17. New Terrain - Freeride World Tour at the Horse

    Kicking Horse finally opened the long-awaited Ozone area this week, following the Freeride World Tour. They were saving it for the competition, but us mortals get a crack at it now. ;) The hike...
  18. Thread: Jumping

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    What do you find hardest about jumping? Is it...

    What do you find hardest about jumping? Is it mostly the landing? Are you doing tricks too?

    I don't do a lot of tricks, but when I jump I try to land with my weight over my heels. You have to keep...
  19. I think the first exposure I had to skiboarding...

    I think the first exposure I had to skiboarding was an article in Freeze magazine about the filming of SB1, way back in the last millennium. I tried a pair of Dynastar Twins on a demo day at my local...
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    I've been dreaming of finding an oversize guitar...

    I've been dreaming of finding an oversize guitar case to put my boards and boots in... boards up the middle where the neck goes, boots in the body section. Not practical for flying, but fun to show...
  21. The shape of the boot seems to be the issue (high...

    The shape of the boot seems to be the issue (high toe box, as previously noted). This might need a custom toepiece. If you know someone who machines aluminum a custom replacement might be an...
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    Hmm, good tip! I wouldn't have thought of it. ...

    Hmm, good tip! I wouldn't have thought of it. That's with the high beams on?

    The last road trip I did was so mucky that I had my high beams on for 50 km and never got flashed once. Too much...
  23. Thread: Vertical

    by Steeps
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    Well, I crushed Everest today I suppose.... did...

    Well, I crushed Everest today I suppose.... did 13 gondy laps on the Horse for ~49,500 ft of vertical (official gondy elevations pending). Should have got my butt up there a little earlier to catch a...
  24. Thread: Castle mountain

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    Hmm, Castle's a ways from where I am, but not too...

    Hmm, Castle's a ways from where I am, but not too bad if I overnight in Calgary with friends. It's a great hill, rickety old chairlifts and some nice steep shots.

    There's at least a couple of us...
  25. I missed the big mid-week dump, but yesterday was...

    I missed the big mid-week dump, but yesterday was the best day of the season (so far). Most of the Albertans were heading back after the holidays, and the report said only a trace of snow, so lines...
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