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    Tromboner on skis

    One of the reasons I love not using poles (and hence love skiboards) is it frees up the hands to do other things. This guy had the same idea:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5QNhWencQ

    :D
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    Edge tuner recommendations

    This year I've decided I want to take on the task of waxing and edge tuning my own skiboards instead of relying on the local shop.

    Any suggestions for a good edge tool? Are they all compatible...
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    I want that case! My accessories are everywhere...

    I want that case! My accessories are everywhere and I worry about losing things, those important mounting nuts. I suppose a few ziplock bags will do the same job though for a lot cheaper.

    I don't...
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    What type of hill would you guys say he's going...

    What type of hill would you guys say he's going down? Green? Blue?
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    Thanks for all the advice and words of...

    Thanks for all the advice and words of encouragement. Those are also some great links/videos, and it's those types of videos I tend to seek out when I'm feeling discouraged.

    One issue I have is...
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    Considering Spruce 120s

    Happy winter everyone!

    I am considering purchasing a set of Spruce 120s this year. I'm realizing that I'll never ride in the park and the only thing I'll ever ride will be groomers and powder,...
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    Another tip if you really want to shoot in wide...

    Another tip if you really want to shoot in wide FOV is to tilt the camera angle down lower. The greatest sense of movement is right below your feet as the snow passes by, so for speed you want the...
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    About the Chesty: I have one too, but it has an...

    About the Chesty: I have one too, but it has an inherit flaw for carve skiing: The camera always faces where your body is facing, not your head, so it's always swaying from left to right to left to...
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    I find that wide angle is great when you want to...

    I find that wide angle is great when you want to capture yourself (and everything around you, i.e. camera angled back towards you). But the trouble wide angle is you really lose that sense of speed,...
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    So, a week after I got my Revolts back from the...

    So, a week after I got my Revolts back from the ski shop after what I thought was a smashingly good deal of $20 for a wax + tune, it was now my MaryJanes' turn (long-overdue). I picked them up today...
  11. Those are my thoughts exactly—Watching that first...

    Those are my thoughts exactly—Watching that first vid that's pretty much the type of turn I'm trying to un-learn! :) I only weigh about 138lbs so it's still hard for me to get completely on edge on...
  12. Can someone go into more detail on the concept of...

    Can someone go into more detail on the concept of a "slarve" turn? As someone who is stil trying to perfect a basic carve, I'd like to know what a slarve is. Is it kind of like a skid? I'd love to...
  13. Thread: GoPro Chesty

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    New videos with helmet mount (not Chesty)

    Video 1:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwYOyeNVVTY

    Video 2:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne-1bdqxJ6w

    One thing I should have done was to change the FOV setting from wide to normal,...
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    I just got my boards back from the ski shop (and...

    I just got my boards back from the ski shop (and yes I brought them in without the bindings, only because I needed the bindings for my other boards). The shop waxed them nicely and tuned the edges,...
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    Thanks for the advice. Waxing is being done as we...

    Thanks for the advice. Waxing is being done as we speak and they said they'll do the edges too. Meanwhile it'll give me a chance to get reacquainted with my MaryJanes.
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    My ribs hurt thinking about that now. :( Ick. ...

    My ribs hurt thinking about that now. :( Ick.

    Yeah, I'm going to take less turns next time so those skiers don't pass me. :cool:
  17. Thread: GoPro Chesty

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    Thanks guys! I'll be sure to post more. I wish...

    Thanks guys! I'll be sure to post more. I wish the helmet mount didn't look so dorky. lol
  18. Thread: GoPro Chesty

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    GoPro Chesty

    I bought a GoPro Hero2 + Chesty mount a few months ago, and I finally had a chance to use it skiboarding:

    <iframe width="745" height="515" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-35oMwwQRH0"...
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    Thanks, Kirk. I will give it a shot. ...

    Thanks, Kirk. I will give it a shot.

    Interesting about the white base. The bottoms were always somewhat dull so I didn't even notice.
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    Here are some photos of the peeling:...

    Here are some photos of the peeling:
    http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3300/p1060739u.jpg

    http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6751/p1060738.jpg
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    Bottom of skiboard peeling off

    I took my Revolts (Bullseye) out for my first run of the year yesterday, and the conditions were quite icy/choppy. When I got my skiboards home that afternoon I noticed that one of them had a small...
  22. Thread: Marmot?

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    Marmot?

    Has anyone ever skiboarded at Marmot? There is a (very) small chance I might end up there for a few days around Christmas. I still consider myself fairly novice. How are the runs? Any tips on where...
  23. Thread: New KTPs

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    @izzonnap: Glad to see your boards arrived before...

    @izzonnap: Glad to see your boards arrived before your trip! Where did you take them out again? Blue Mountain?

    A good place to go for waxing is Sporting Life. I went to the one at Sherway Gardens....
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    Welcome to the forum! Head Big Easys aren't...

    Welcome to the forum!

    Head Big Easys aren't the greatest, but if they are cheap enough and you can't hook up with anyone on here to ride with, then they're worth buying. They'll give you a good...
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    I find that although the Rumspringas are fast,...

    I find that although the Rumspringas are fast, they don't feel as stable to me as they could be while going fast (I'm 5'8).

    I think it might be cool to remarket them as a "speed" board—keep the...
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