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Spenser
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18/09/2018 7:28 pm  

Baker is scary. Or, has scary parts. All the sudden you’re standing on top of a close-out cliff, 100ft to flat, in-bounds next to the chair.


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19/09/2018 2:17 am  
Posted by: Spenser

Baker is scary. Or, has scary parts. All the sudden you’re standing on top of a close-out cliff, 100ft to flat, in-bounds next to the chair.

Sound like the kind of mountain you don't want to fuck around without a local. Even in bounds.


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19/09/2018 8:34 am  
Posted by: Lonz

I visited Denver for the first time this summer and, I must say, I was quite taken by the place.  I thought it was a lovely city.  Colorado is pretty friggin' nice.

Good to know I may be moving there in June (unless I find well paying rad job in the Seattle area before then) the only time I have spent Denver was at OR/SIA last year and I didn't get outside of the city.


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19/09/2018 8:58 am  
Posted by: Spenser

Baker is scary. Or, has scary parts. All the sudden you’re standing on top of a close-out cliff, 100ft to flat, in-bounds next to the chair.

that's terrifying. really want to get there but im pretty sure i'd be climbing back up away from that....or shitting my pants and hucking it

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19/09/2018 8:59 am  
Posted by: Lonz

I visited Denver for the first time this summer and, I must say, I was quite taken by the place.  I thought it was a lovely city.  Colorado is pretty friggin' nice.

has it's drawbacks like ANY place, but it is a pretty damn good place to live

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19/09/2018 10:45 am  

Supporting Spenser on Baker vibes.  I find that place to be mysterious and always holding something up her sleeve--both positive and negative.  Always respect that place and mountain.  I have never and will never ride there on a serious pow day without my local friends that put in serious days on that mountain in and out of bounds.  They know the places and should know your ability to put you in the great spots.  If not, you're going to either be frustrated digging yourself out or get in trouble.   But the juice is worth the squeeze.  I've had some of the most fun I've ever had there.

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21/09/2018 9:54 am  

These showed up today. Just need one more deck, then I'm done fro the season.... At least until the new AK457 Neon Blue jacket becomes too tempting 

 

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You fucked with squirrels Morty


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21/09/2018 11:32 am  

I like the new nose shapes.  


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21/09/2018 11:39 am  
Posted by: Lonz

I like the new nose shapes.  

Yea, I'm digging on them as well.

They asked if I wanted the new shapes and I just said sure, even though I hadn't seen them, so I was pretty stoked when I opened the box. 

You fucked with squirrels Morty


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21/09/2018 12:38 pm  

Jeremy Jones said the blunt nose was superior to the pointy nose in any way in deep snow, because it keeps you afloat, saves length and weight, and keeps snow from flowing over your board.. 

 

Makes sense, until you look at his Storm Chaser... WTF? 


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21/09/2018 12:46 pm  
Posted by: Mischa

Jeremy Jones said the blunt nose was superior to the pointy nose in any way in deep snow, because it keeps you afloat, saves length and weight, and keeps snow from flowing over your board.. 

 

Makes sense, until you look at his Storm Chaser... WTF? 

I take what JJ says with a grain of salt.. He also claimed when Jones came out with their Spoon base that he had "cracked the code"... It was cracked a long time ago...  Battalion has had 3BT tech/shape for about a decade and Morrow made an actual snowboard called the Spoon with "spoon tech" way back in the early/mid 90's... 

 

You fucked with squirrels Morty


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21/09/2018 2:06 pm  
Posted by: Mischa

Jeremy Jones said the blunt nose was superior to the pointy nose in any way in deep snow, because it keeps you afloat, saves length and weight, and keeps snow from flowing over your board.. 

 

Makes sense, until you look at his Storm Chaser... WTF? 

Neither is superior. It all depends what the intended purpose is and what the other specs are, like length and rise. At equal length from the widest part of the nose to the tip, and with the same nose rise, the blunt nose will have more surface area but will also be heavier. If the nose rise is steep, then it will also plow a greater amount of snow and be slower to get up to planning speed. The outline shape of the nose is not the only thing to consider.

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21/09/2018 2:12 pm  
Posted by: Mig
Posted by: Mischa

Jeremy Jones said the blunt nose was superior to the pointy nose in any way in deep snow, because it keeps you afloat, saves length and weight, and keeps snow from flowing over your board.. 

 

Makes sense, until you look at his Storm Chaser... WTF? 

Neither is superior. It all depends what the intended purpose is and what the other specs are, like length and rise. At equal length from the widest part of the nose to the tip, and with the same nose rise, the blunt nose will have more surface area but will also be heavier. If the nose rise is steep, then it will also plow a greater amount of snow and be slower to get up to planning speed. The outline shape of the nose is not the only thing to consider.

^ this guy gets it!

 

It's all about planning speed... Personally I'm way more interested in what the rise is like than shape. 

I'm also pretty interested in sidecut to tip transition/blend... that can make a huge difference in how the board rides in pow, more specifically on what happens when you're turning in deep pow... 

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You fucked with squirrels Morty


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21/09/2018 2:28 pm  
Posted by: Mischa

Jeremy Jones said the blunt nose was superior to the pointy nose in any way in deep snow, because it keeps you afloat, saves length and weight, and keeps snow from flowing over your board.. 

 

Makes sense, until you look at his Storm Chaser... WTF? 

look at the MIND EXPANDER, duh, problem solved, and ya! he is right


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21/09/2018 2:30 pm  
Posted by: pow_hnd
Posted by: Mischa

Jeremy Jones said the blunt nose was superior to the pointy nose in any way in deep snow, because it keeps you afloat, saves length and weight, and keeps snow from flowing over your board.. 

 

Makes sense, until you look at his Storm Chaser... WTF? 

I take what JJ says with a grain of salt.. He also claimed when Jones came out with their Spoon base that he had "cracked the code"... It was cracked a long time ago...  Battalion has had 3BT tech/shape for about a decade and Morrow made an actual snowboard called the Spoon with "spoon tech" way back in the early/mid 90's... 

 

and if you go to Japan , they will tell you how Chris Christenson stole that shape from Gentemstick, after a trip there, but whatever floats your board, it is good to me


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