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Re: General snow stuff

Post by BA » Mon Feb 05, 2024 3:06 pm

Nova Scotia :shock:

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Mon Feb 05, 2024 5:15 pm

Could be 3 feet of snow in California over the next few days. Still way behind the average.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Grooter » Tue Feb 06, 2024 4:07 am

I'm thinking of heading to Dodge Ridge over Presidents Day weekend with my son. Probably stay local-ish on Sunday night so we can spend two days up there and come back on the Monday.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:25 pm

I'll probably do the same, but at a different resort.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Grooter » Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:41 am

I bought the K2, 162cms.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:52 am

Looks like you set it up backwards?

Assuming you are regular, your back foot is normally somewhere between -6 and 0 (+6 for a really surfy stance) and your front foot is normally +12 to +24.

With size 10 boots you may need to move the heelcup back too.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by PeepeelaPew » Wed Feb 14, 2024 4:07 am

Candide is a bit like JJF, but much older.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2pnmuWtFUB/

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Grooter » Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:06 am

alakaboo wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:52 am
Looks like you set it up backwards?

Assuming you are regular, your back foot is normally somewhere between -6 and 0 (+6 for a really surfy stance) and your front foot is normally +12 to +24.

With size 10 boots you may need to move the heelcup back too.
I think the photo reversed or something, I'll check when I get home. I'm a regular and that photo does not look right!

I'll check the heelcup too. I didn't think to do that so I'll make sure my boot is centered
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:44 am

It's directional too, even if it has minimal setback and no taper.
So the writing shows you which end is the front.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:46 am

PeepeelaPew wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2024 4:07 am
Candide is a bit like JJF, but much older.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2pnmuWtFUB/
That dude is a freak. That was pretty good snow, he is normally skiing and jumping on shitty snow and moguls at 70km/h and hucking 50 foot jumps onto flat transitions.
Amazed he has any knees left.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Grooter » Wed Feb 14, 2024 3:05 pm

alakaboo wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:44 am
It's directional too, even if it has minimal setback and no taper.
So the writing shows you which end is the front.
I had the bindings on the wrong way :oops:

Never thought to check that there is a right and left foot one. Fixed it now. I set the right (back) to -9 and the front (left) to 15. I also set the heel cup back too so the boot is now centered.

Also put on a stomp pad so I don't make a fcukwit of myself getting off the lift like I tend to do.

Thanks for all this!
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:37 pm

No worries.
Lot easier to strap in and out with the buckles on the outside too.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by foamy » Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:53 pm

Well done guys. This was a lovely, heartwarming story arc that I did not see coming.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by PeepeelaPew » Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:06 pm

:lol:

One day you should read Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper and invest in a beacon, probe and shovel as a minimum.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Cranked » Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:01 pm

foamy wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:53 pm
Well done guys. This was a lovely, heartwarming story arc that I did not see coming.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:58 pm

Grooter wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2024 3:05 pm
alakaboo wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:44 am
It's directional too, even if it has minimal setback and no taper.
So the writing shows you which end is the front.
I had the bindings on the wrong way :oops:

Never thought to check that there is a right and left foot one. Fixed it now. I set the right (back) to -9 and the front (left) to 15. I also set the heel cup back too so the boot is now centered.

Also put on a stomp pad so I don't make a fcukwit of myself getting off the lift like I tend to do.

Thanks for all this!
I'm at your snowboarding level Grooter, been getting a lot out of this thread lately too. Wish you luck mate!

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by PeepeelaPew » Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:16 pm

Review of my Alpride SuperCap33 E2 (ostensibly for 'boo since no-one else will be interested).

This is the ideal pack for me. I sailed through many bag checks without a single question asked. That alone is (to me) with the price of admission. I tested it 3 times while I was away. I recharged it each time with usb-c. I never let it charge from battery as you would after an in-the-field deployment. I used Energizer lithium AA cells and they were still at full charge after leaving the bag turned on for a month (never turned it off).

The features are all great. The trigger is behind an easy double ended zipper on the left shoulder strap (can be repositioned to the right shoulder) so you can easily have the trigger out for downhill and very quickly zip it away with gloves on if you approach a lift to avoid embarrassing deployments (like I did once many years ago).

The waist strap is super easy to clip and unclip for lifts, and tighten or loosen. It holds its tension.

The chest strap is slightly fiddly since it's typically hard to see. But I got it figured out after a little while. It does slip a little but easy to retension.

The only dud strap is the one between the legs. I don't use this one when riding lifts since it's annoying to put on and off. And it doesn't have a convenient place to stow it. You can zip one end into the waist belt but it is snaggable. Didn't cause problems, just a minor annoyance.

The pack is well organised. Pockets etc are good. Access is good. The electronics module is about the size of a large grapefruit in the middle of the main pocket. It zips away cleanly. The rear pocket is good for shovel and probe, although there are sleeves for those that aren't long enough for my extra long probe and shovel handle. They were fine sitting loose with a spare toque preventing rattling.

It's a little heavy but these packs always are. It's very comfortable and I'm used to the weight. Even empty it's bulky so riding lifts I would take it off each time. I could do that from fully fastened when the gate opens before the chair hit me in the bum every single time.

I was lucky I got 10% off. I would have liked MwSt off too but would (should) have had to pay GST then.

Would definitely buy again (or similar)

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by marauding mullet » Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:35 pm

I just read the whole post peepee, could you just clear one thing up. What is it?
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