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    Any tips for not skidding?

    11 Comments
    2024/05/19
    23:49 UTC

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    Damage Question

    I’ve got an Arbor Whiskey that I bought new about six years ago that’s accumulated some damage. I’m mostly concerned with this gouge in the base by the edge. I’ve had base grinds and repairs numerous times and when this gouge is filled, the repair is torn right out immediately on the mountain. I love this board so I don’t want to buy a new one yet but I’m not sure how safe it is. I caught myself a concussion last season thanks to an unexpected rotation on a box.

    Is this something I should just keep repairing or do I need to get a new plank?

    Any insight is appreciated.

    1 Comment
    2024/05/19
    20:18 UTC

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    Suggestions for the BEST ladies bib?

    Looking for a really good bib to hold up well in both wet and powder conditions. Preferably a more fitted than too baggy as I am kinda tall and skinner so a lot of bibs are so baggy on me.

    All the obvious ones actually don’t come with the best reviews. Was keen on Burton Avalon but a friend said she didn’t like hers.

    Been looking at 686 and AirBlaster. All suggestions welcome.

    Please and thank you 🤟🏽

    11 Comments
    2024/05/19
    17:52 UTC

    8 Comments
    2024/05/19
    16:07 UTC

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    Best method for casual family filming of snowboarding runs

    As title suggests, looking at options for how best to film the kids as they're learning on the mountain. Last year just used my phone handheld but I found myself struggling to keep things in frame while I would navigate around other people.

    A 360 camera would solve that problem but its probably a bit pricey and possibly overkill. I'm not going to be publishing this stuff anywhere, it's just to capture some memories of the kids so if i need to edit videos or something just to view them it might not be for me.

    Would a selfie stick for the iPhone make things easier or is that just the same issues as handheld with the struggles of keeping things in frame?

    Keen to hear what others have done?

    13 Comments
    2024/05/19
    12:33 UTC

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    Just a little reminder than THIS is right around the corner!

    18 Comments
    2024/05/18
    08:59 UTC

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    Another snowboard sizing question

    Im buying my first snowboard and need some help. I am 6'3 at 75Kg and a US 12 boot. judging by my research i should be in the 158-162cm range with preferably a wide board at around 165mm but could get away with a 160mm board at minimum.

    I like the art on this board and want it but there's no wide variant and sounds like ill be cutting it too close if i get the 162cm https://www.melbournesnowboard.com.au/products/burton-blossom?variant=40585687302278

    This is the backup with a wide variant but i want to double check here before i commit on one. https://www.melbournesnowboard.com.au/collections/boards/products/capita-indoor-survival

    Thanks in advance :)

    5 Comments
    2024/05/18
    07:48 UTC

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    Bouncing Back after an Injury

    Wazzzupppp I wrecked my s**! earlier this year, and tbh it’s my first major injury. My PT said i’ll be good to go for this upcoming season, but I have no idea what to expect. My PT also doesn’t ski/ride, so they don’t really have any insights.

    Does the cold make the place of injury hurt more? Do your joint(s) become stiffer? Did you need to buy new gear to help re-acclimate to the sport?

    I’m hopeful to gain a little color on this before the season starts. I would greatly appreciate any and all of your thoughts / advice !

    3 Comments
    2024/05/17
    18:52 UTC

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    How should a snowboard feel *after* waxing?

    Waxed my board for the very first time. Thought I wasted WAY too much wax and did my best to scrape as much as possible. This morning, checked the board and I dunno, it doesn't feel that sleek and slippery.

    So how *should* a wax board feel after waxing? How do I know if I did a crap job and need to re-wax?

    19 Comments
    2024/05/16
    22:15 UTC

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    I made a silly little edit of my winter sports trip with my friends.

    0 Comments
    2024/05/15
    13:53 UTC

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    Are snowboards going to get cheaper over the summer?

    I’m looking to get the Lib Orca but it still seems a bit expensive at Evo.com. Looks like they have plenty of stock with every size available. Wondering if I can expect prices to fall further from here?

    I’m willing to wait for a cheaper price and take the risk of my size selling out.

    33 Comments
    2024/05/15
    09:59 UTC

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    Sizing help

    I’m looking for a ride zero 23 don’t like the color on the 2024 but the only size I can find is a 154w. I’m 5’11, 190 lbs and 9.5 boot size. Can I fit this board? It’s for park

    6 Comments
    2024/05/15
    01:20 UTC

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    Buying a wrecker

    Hey gang, proper noob question incoming.

    I'm an intermediate rider (at best!) who wants to improve, and I'm tired of riding rentals. I'm not so good that dropping ~£700 on a set up is gonna help me improve, so I've found a Nitro set up, perfect for my height and weight for £50. It got some damage but has been repaired. Is it a waste of money, or is even a battered board better than a rental?

    Damage (from what I can see) only extends to the top sheet of laminate (?), the rest of the board, edges, etc all look solid.

    Also I can't find any reviews for the nitro commando - anyone help ID this set up? Only got 1 picture on FB marketplace annoyingly.

    Massive thanks in advance.

    11 Comments
    2024/05/14
    08:21 UTC

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    Seeking advice on board selection

    Hello. I am looking for help/advice in choosing a snowboard. I just learned snowboarding last winter. When it ended, I could already do some runs (with a 120-cm board) in a few intermediate slopes with decent turns and edge change. I am now looking for a decent snowboard, mostly for groomed slopes or typical ski areas in Japan. I am F, 148 cm, and weigh 43-44 kg. My search and options led me to choose between Salomon's Huck Knife Grom (130 or 135) and Oh Yeah Grom (127 or 133). I was already leaning towards Oh Yeah Grom but the store I was checking has a great deal on Huck Knife Grom. Should I consider it or would it be out of place or quite a waste in groomed slopes?

    Thank you very much. Suggestions on board lengths or other boards will also be appreciated. Thanks, thanks.

    4 Comments
    2024/05/14
    02:29 UTC

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    My bro's and broettes i have arrived at an undicision

    Most boards are out of stock, but i have found a salomon assassin 158w for 400eur and a salomon assassin 163w for 330eur. Im 163cm about 83kg and foot size 44eur some decatlhon boots that are actually pretty big for the size, what board should i go for is the 158w a safer option even tho its more pricey?

    18 Comments
    2024/05/13
    21:45 UTC

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    Which park board is best?

    Thinking about getting a ride zero 24 or Salomon huck knife 24. Only looking for a board for park such as for boxes, rails and jumps. Which one would you recommend and what others boards should I take a look at.

    6 Comments
    2024/05/12
    17:11 UTC

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    Need some help

    Hey, I’m looking at getting into snowboarding this upcoming winter and just need some advice on what sized snowboard I should be looking for. I’m 6’5” but scrawny as a mfer. When I look at charts online they usually have recommended sizes based on height and weight, but my weight never aligns with the height. Any help would be appreciated! Any recommendations for sizing in any other necessary equipment would be helpful too (ie boots, bindings). I wear size 13 shoes on the regular.

    9 Comments
    2024/05/11
    14:22 UTC

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    Absolute Bliss

    0 Comments
    2024/05/11
    06:58 UTC

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    Bindings

    Hello! I recently bought a Burton Custom (170W) due to the end of season sales and I am now looking for bindings (and boots) to go with it. I was looking at step-ons from Clew and I’m seeing very mixed reviews about it online and I’m looking for input on it. Budget shouldn’t be a problem, just not anything super pricey ideally. Thank you!!

    36 Comments
    2024/05/10
    04:41 UTC

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    Bindings

    Sup yall!

    Need some advice on what bindings I should buy for myself. Could you guys send me some names please and thank you.

    15 Comments
    2024/05/09
    11:49 UTC

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