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Payaso
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Every financial decision in my house gets broken down into snowboard math:

Wife:  "We need $2800 for your daughter's braces."  

Me:  $2800, are you shitting me??!   Do you realize that I could buy 5 very high-quality snowboards for that kind of money, are you insane?!!  If it's that important, she can get a part time job in a coal mine or something, and pay for her own straight teeth.  That kind of shit builds character anyway."

The people in my house are very well cared-for financially and emotionally.  So my peculiar obsession with wooden things that slide on snow is a small price to pay.  And at his point it's pretty much a household joke.  Having said that, riding for me is non-negotiable.  If I were challenged about it, that would be a real serious red flag that something's wrong with how I've managed my life and family.  No whoring, no closing down bars, no drug habit, just wooden things with metal edges.  Lets not talk about outerwear though, oh fuck do I need an intervention there...   

And let's be honest, the whole EL snowboarding thing is bullshit anyway.  We all jump on the United Shapes thread for relationship advice, am I right?  

Ah yeah brahz.  

 


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That's why i will never have children in future.. 

i ve to buy many more boards yet .. 😀

 

 

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Posted by: matti86

That's why i will never have children in future.. 

i ve to buy many more boards yet .. 😀

 

 

Friends that recently became dads are already looking for gear and plan vacations. For both the kids and themselves.


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Posted by: 89c51
Posted by: matti86

That's why i will never have children in future.. 

i ve to buy many more boards yet .. 😀

 

 

Friends that recently became dads are already looking for gear and plan vacations. For both the kids and themselves.

i'll def see it as another excuse to whore gear for him at some point haha. i'll also hope that once he can start riding my wife will be more willing to give skiing a shot. she started boarding again when we moved to CO 5 years ago but after getting taken out twice in 1 day by idiots she was done. i think skiing would be better for her back issues (facing forward vs twisting a lot) so i'm hoping she won't want to miss out on seeing the kiddos ride/ski


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I think one take away from this conversation is no one like having their relationship critiqued and it's important to keep in mind there are many many variables that may not be understood or are unique to a situation. It's natural that we apply our own perspective onto others, even with all the best intentions, when they aren't comparable so it's good to be cautious and considerate.

Also, I didn't mean to imply that gear whoring and providing for a family are mutually exclusive.  I trust everyone is making the right choices for their situation which they intimately know and don't assume otherwise. 


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“Snowboard’s and Spouses are both replaceable” - Dr. Phil’s Mustache


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sooo did you guys decide if "change woman" requires a woman-quiver in addition to a board quiver?  

PS I really like United Shapes


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Posted by: highme

Also, my best friend/platonic side piece loves camping and has told me she really wants to learn how to ride. So I've accumulated some gear for her and will be working on that this spring. She was with me at Trillium last year and will be there again this year. 

Are you sure she meant snowboarding?

Also: I need me a side piece. 

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Edit: I forgot to mention and since she just did it, my wife will send me pics of any boards she finds at thrift stores on her work excursions. Most of the time they're shit boards, but occasionally she'll find some gems. She brought home a pair of  race boards that were Leslee Olson's that some hardboot nerd on FB paid me $200 for.

Now that, my friend, is true love!  👍 


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She'd absolutely let me know if she meant something other than snowboarding. I doubt I could teach her anything she doesn't already know anyway. 

 

And yeah, I'm keeping both of them. It's a dynamic that weirds some folks out, but I've got some bad ass women in my corner and I love them both.


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Anyone been on a horizon?  Looks like a really fun spring option...

Well this little detour had a happy ending...finding out @highme has the setup we all wish we had.

 

So anyway....back to my original Q...


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Anyone been on a horizon?  Looks like a really fun spring option...

Well this little detour had a happy ending...finding out @highme has the setup we all wish we had.

 

So anyway....back to my original Q...

personally i like a little more taper (even though i ride switch form time to time), which is why i bought a horizon (explorer series). i have the first year which is the A10 core vs the current A11, and mine has 5mm more taper than the current line up. though about upgrading to the current model cause i wish mine were a little more stiff, but it wasn't worth it. i've got other boards. i'm curious about the core on the horizons though. idk much about the woods used in cores or if the paulownia is rigid enough to counter with the balsa, but anything with balsa in it throws up a red flag to me. not that i'm a heavy rider or particularly hard on gear, but all it takes is one back seat landing. i'm guessing since it has urethane sidewalls vs the abs in the explorers its a fairly durable board though, and probably more freestyle oriented. also because of the "sintruded" base. it's gonna depend on your riding style, personal preference, and current quiver. if i had neither currently, i'd still choose the explorer series. i ride mine switch, off side hits, and take pow boards (even swallow tails) through the park. 10% board, 90% about having moar boards.


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Always wanted to try United Shapes and it seems like they've made some wider boards since the last time I looked? Anyway, I have been debating between the 159MW Horizon and the 164 Explorer (Discovery).

I still struggle with translating snowboard specs to real life but one thing that threw me off is that the effective edge on the Horizon is much longer than the Explorer, and just kind of short in general. It's basically the same as my 154 Warpig. Anyway, I impulsed purchased the Explorer hoping it'll feel smaller and more playful than a 164 board but still feel stable for my size with the camber and firmer flex than the Horizon. 


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@jerklin any days on the US explorer yet?  looking at pulling the trigger on a 53 explorer/voyager...  would love to hear your thoughts!


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Always wanted to try United Shapes and it seems like they've made some wider boards since the last time I looked? Anyway, I have been debating between the 159MW Horizon and the 164 Explorer (Discovery).

I still struggle with translating snowboard specs to real life but one thing that threw me off is that the effective edge on the Horizon is much longer than the Explorer, and just kind of short in general. It's basically the same as my 154 Warpig. Anyway, I impulsed purchased the Explorer hoping it'll feel smaller and more playful than a 164 board but still feel stable for my size with the camber and firmer flex than the Horizon. 

Wow. Explorer has even less EE for length (1155mm EE on 164) than my Cadet (1190mm EE on a 162). For reference, a Burton Custom 62 has about 1255 and my Rome Blur 62 has 1285mm EE-- nearly 10 cm less edge at the same size.

That said, I'm surprised how well the Cadet stands up despite the relatively tiny EE. Rides more stable than I'd expect for that little edge, but doesn't feel that big when I need to be more nimble. I occasionally find myself wanting more edge in really firm conditions, but generally I'm fine with it.


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Rode the snoopy Horizon yesterday at Brighton.  Turns and carves great, but felt kinda planky/dead heel to toe flex.  


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