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Benm

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  1. Yeah i forgot about it too, i dunno for some reason it just clicked. yeah, let me know if you're still coming up next wknd. In-laws bailed so I'll be there. Don't worry about them just yet, maybe next month. This is pretty wild.
  2. yeah i just meant scootterrr back in the house, didn't wanna write a last name. if it's of any consolation, my earlier username wasn't really identifiable and i only added the pic recently. small world.
  3. conditions were really nice today, better than yesterday imo. that baby lift was crowded as shit but burma was great every run. wondering what midweek will be like. @GrilledSteezeSandwich i tried to get that photo for you, it was the best i could do.
  4. Thanks for the info. Lines a lot better than yesterday right now.
  5. oops. i really need some work on my reading comprehension lol. I should have registered as something cooler than 'brm', i didn't know where the registration would lead me but i can't change it now. My name is Ben .
  6. I got up there later than i wanted to yesterday. After figuring out how to park (i'm only used to the valley, lots of one ways etc at the top) and getting my photo for my pass (should have done it last week, i know). I was prob on the mountain by 930. I left around 1145 or noon, can't remember. Just wnated to get a few runs in. I'm only 20min north of there, so heading to the mtn on a whim is usually no big deal. I plan on heading back up today around 1230 when my wife goes to work.
  7. I'd have taken a photo but my phone's front cam is busted and i was solo, sorry. Maybe i'll get someone to take a photo today. Thanks, I appreciate the offer. I might take you up on the offer to try them out later in the season. Feels like I've got people throwing equipment at me to try from left and right in this thread, which is great because I'd love to try it all. It's pretty wild, I thought this forum was a bunch of people behind keyboards in PA ripping on one another who maybe met up to ski on rare occasions. judging by the photos from yesterday, it's clearly not.
  8. pretty good day and conditions. Not as crowded as I expected, tho I left around 1145. Sno guns going off when I was approaching from valley lot were magical.
  9. Benm

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    Sorry, didn't mean it like that, I just thought maybe i had come across like someone who didn't give a shit about trashing the place, i just like to get loose and have fun.
  10. Benm

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    contrary to what you might believe, i am considerate. i always have a plastic trash bag inside of the backpack for my empties and I use it. last thing i need to do is advertise drinking by throwing an empty can at a trash can beneath me almost guaranteed to miss. I don't know why mountains have that sort of thing anyway, just put a trash can at the top of the lift.
  11. no, maybe you think i'm fuckin around but that ticket is from JFBB last year (mar 1). I could take a close up but i don't care enough to bring it back out.
  12. well, i'm glad i got my maybe second set of skis lined up and not my primary set. at least i've already got my outfit ready to go, pretty sweet. what do you guys think.
  13. If I were to decide to get a nice second set for casual skiing, i already planned on one of these two.
  14. Did not know that, thank you for the heads up. I'm midway between blue and JFBB so there are a number of shops on the way to both.
  15. I have a credit with a ski shop, technically I'm not spending anything but the lower the item price, the more I'll have for other things. Demos are $$$ that I don't really want to spend. I'm also trying to be ready for tomorrow, which is why I'm in a crunch to get to the shop tonight. This crazy early opening day is responsible for this unwanted urgency.
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    damn i wish i could have witnessed it. I wonder what people were thinking when they saw the yellow snow.
  17. i don't know who jerry is but i probably don't want to be jerry.
  18. Is there a reason you're hung up on twin-tips? No, I was just wondering if there was anything out there that is downhill oriented, but had twin tips incase I wanted to try out freestyle / parks. You state that you're not into park or big jumps, not that Blue has any anymore, so that would indicate that you're not going to be skiing switch very much, if at all. Did not know this, but it is good to know, makes the TT aspect sort of moot. You also say you're looking for length, speed, aggressive, which with twin-tips, you're loosing length and TTs tend not to be meant for speed or aggressive skiing, they tend to be more noodles than planks. Right, I understand and I had mentioned that they are sort of opposites and one would take away from the other. Skiing TTs with friends makes you an annoyance, mainly because of the rooster-tail of ice, snow, etc. they throw up behind you, but if that's what you're looking for, go for it. I didn't know that this happened but i'd probably be solo most times so it wouldn't matter. Not trying to dissuade you, but just throwing out some thoughts. Thanks, this is some great info to consider. TT looking much less desirable. Will likely just have two sets, one set being TT for casual / freestyle and one set for downhill. Thanks
  19. Do they make them any longer? Also, I'm trying to search for them but Volkl's site doesn't even show them (unless they're called something else), google is showing RTM 76 / 84 / 8.0. Is there a specific variant? Thanks
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    please explain these rules and how strictly they are enforced
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    Do people not bring backpacks full of beer? Asking for a friend.
  22. Yeah, i do like that ski, but I don't know what else is out there. I'm 6ft, 175-180lb. Those skis felt good. Nice speed, very responsive. I like them, they're just old and I have some money to spend on new gear so I want to replace them. I don't really want to make anything easier, I would be able to ski in anything. I'm just looking for something newer, maybe a little more 'playful' but I don't want to sacrifice the speed / agility for it. I know that it's difficult because usually those two things go against one another. I guess a good analogy would be something liks the p30s but twin tip and maybe a little lighter. I don't know what you mean about carving the ski. Are you asking if I can make hard turns? Yeah that's no issue at all. I will happily spray any target you point out. I'm never really out of being parallel. Maybe I'll take you up on an offer for a set twins so I have something to play around with. I'm getting older and it's been a while since I really got back into it and I'm not sure whether I want to stick with my current style or transition into a more casual, freestyle type of skiing. Are you local to Blue? I don't know what size boot I am. I'm a 10.5 shoe. My boots that I have now were from goodwill and they fit so I bought them. Yeah, crazy I know. But I didn't know if I was going to get back into the sport or not. It was a $10 gamble. I'd spend more renting them. There's a whole lot of 'I don't knows' in there, sorry lol Thanks
  23. that is very good information. you shouldn't have told me and just sent me to the valley to confuse the hell out of me.
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