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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #50 on: November 17, 2008, 12:36:01 PM »
haha, i dont mind if its a slow start... i cant really get out untill the new year anyway because I'm at SAIT.
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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #51 on: November 17, 2008, 12:43:07 PM »
well sunshine has hardly been a slow start. ive spent the last 3 days boarding on a beautiful layer of fresh powdery snow.. very good for so early in the season.

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #52 on: November 17, 2008, 02:15:45 PM »
Speaking of riding , my board was stolen 2 yrs ago so I have been outta touch with riding.  I was hoping to get a Palmer board this year but they are hard to find anywhere.  Anyone have some good suggestions on a snowboard shop in E-town with some knowledgable and tech savvy peeps to hook me up ?

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2008, 02:44:03 PM »
I am going to Louise this weekend, woohoo looks like it should be good weather. I will be rock boarding it for sure though. I am just happy to be going in November.

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2008, 03:44:20 PM »
I am going to Louise this weekend, woohoo looks like it should be good weather. I will be rock boarding it for sure though. I am just happy to be going in November.

my friend went to LL the other day and he said it was crap.. and i dont think they will get enough snow this week to make it any better. its only got one real run open, and loads of grass showing..

id stick to sunshine for the next few weeks..



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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #55 on: November 17, 2008, 04:15:08 PM »
Yeah I know I have been checking the snow reports. I know it is not ideal, but I don't think what is open at Sunshine is much better. No Angel or Goat's eye. I will be skiing with my girl friend who is a intermediate, we will see. If Louise is really bad on Sunday, we might go to Sunshine on Sunday.

 And I am also staying at the Fairmont in Lake Louise so it is super close.

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #56 on: November 17, 2008, 04:23:18 PM »
Yeah I know I have been checking the snow reports. I know it is not ideal, but I don't think what is open at Sunshine is much better. No Angel or Goat's eye. I will be skiing with my girl friend who is a intermediate, we will see. If Louise is really bad on Sunday, we might go to Sunshine on Sunday.

 And I am also staying at the Fairmont in Lake Louise so it is super close.

well angel looks like it should be open any day now. they were grooming it yesterday..

i cant see how you say sunshine isnt much better.. LL only has one run, plus the bunny hill and the rail park.. sunshine has 53 runs open..  even without Angel or goat's eye they are all as good or better than that one run at LL...
and there is no grass showing through!!


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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #57 on: November 17, 2008, 04:28:50 PM »
goats eye is only open for rock climbing right now... unless you are riding someone elses board  :P
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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #58 on: November 17, 2008, 06:29:50 PM »
Speaking of riding , my board was stolen 2 yrs ago so I have been outta touch with riding.  I was hoping to get a Palmer board this year but they are hard to find anywhere.  Anyone have some good suggestions on a snowboard shop in E-town with some knowledgable and tech savvy peeps to hook me up ?

Free quote bump to myself lol , since most ppl are talking bout Louise.

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #59 on: November 18, 2008, 06:57:47 PM »
Take it that's a no .....

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #60 on: November 19, 2008, 09:11:15 PM »
I dont know much about Palmer gear, but if you want to shop online... these are 2 reputable places I have dealt with.

I've bought a snowboard and lots of gear online before.... worked out really well for me... saved $400 on my Salomon Forecast, got SPX45's for $100, Dialogue boots $100, Relay bindings $125.  All new gear too. If you are buying a complete, you can save a bit on shipping, and if it gets shipped USPS you dont get hit with duty.

I have bought stuff from both of these places in the past few yrs... awsome fast shipping

http://www.evogear.com/shop/snowboard.aspx In Seattle... so your stuff gets here faster
http://www.surftheearthsnowboards.com/In Vermont I think, so shipping takes maybe 2 days more, but some of their prices are a bit better depending on what you are looking at


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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2008, 07:56:11 AM »
I bought my bindings at Evo gear... great stuff

also try

www.steepandcheap.com
www.tramdock.com
www.whiskeymilitia.com
www.backcountry.com (also try their outlet)

These places can't export everything to Canada, but they have a lsit of what they can and can't so check it out. Not so good anymore with the exchange rate, but still pretty good.

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2008, 06:39:11 PM »
I have found www.the-house.com a good place also package deals and freebies for bigger orders.

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #63 on: December 07, 2008, 12:29:31 AM »
well... just wanting to gauge interest for an outing to sunshine or something.... a little early season shake down to get the legs back, and shake the rust out.
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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #64 on: December 07, 2008, 12:20:35 PM »
well... just wanting to gauge interest for an outing to sunshine or something.... a little early season shake down to get the legs back, and shake the rust out.
I would be in for that. I am a skier but who really cares. I also think louise would be a better choice

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #65 on: December 07, 2008, 12:22:28 PM »
hence the "or something" because I am not a big sunshine fan  8)
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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #66 on: December 07, 2008, 12:24:04 PM »
I hate sunshine. Louise or fernie is good. Especially fernie if you get the day right and they had feet of snow over night

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #67 on: December 07, 2008, 03:57:44 PM »
once school is over (18th) I want to get out every single day till christmas.... so if anyone wants to get out riding or planking, let me know
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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2008, 10:11:36 AM »
Picked up some Flow Rift boots in Jasper this week.



To compliment my Flow NXT FS bindings I picked up last December.



BTW, I went to Marmot on Friday and the conditions were only ok.  They need a lot more snow.

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2008, 03:04:16 PM »
I hit Silver Star on Friday.  Great snow, Great villiage, but the hill was so-so.  I don't like the run design.  Even though it's supposedly 2000 feet of possible vert, it seems like the runs are so short.  And it seems like you spend half your time chairing and t-baring to get to runs, and then they are over in no time.  There is also to many "Road" runs.  Too much flat.  My favorite hills are Sun Peaks and Fernie so far. 
I run a Lib Tech MTX 161 with Flow bindings and Nitro Boots. 

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #70 on: December 29, 2008, 03:08:30 PM »
the snow at sunshine is great. powder all over 3 mountains.. 

i just got some flow bindings too. and im loving them.. so much more control and comfort..



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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #71 on: December 29, 2008, 11:54:22 PM »
really? i have wanted to get up to silver star for a while. just to ride the lift to the far right on the map. get me on that lift and i am good to go.
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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #72 on: December 31, 2008, 08:30:23 AM »
If you are referring to the powder gulch express, the map is deceiving.  It shows a black run underneath the chair, which would have you believe that they chair climbs steeply, and that all the runs in that area are somewhat steep.  But it's not the case.  PART of the runs down there are actually steep, and fun in deep snow.  But if you board, it sucks because you have to go flat out through a bunch of stupid flat sections to get to the steep parts.  I understand what you are saying JimmEh...That was the part of the hill I was looking forward to the most.  But in the end, I was disappointed. 

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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #73 on: December 31, 2008, 09:09:39 AM »
aaaah, i thought there was a mid chair unload point (according to the map) so you could skip the flats.

woooo 8 inches of fresh at whitewater. getting ready to go now
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Re: Who's ready for snowboarding!!!
« Reply #74 on: December 31, 2008, 04:33:27 PM »
Sunshine tomorrow I can't wait!!