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Would this guy be allowed in Alta?

post #1 of 27
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Full details here: http://www.snow.co.nz/mayhem/mayhem_...sletterId=3681

(I read about it on snowHeads, but felt it deserved sharing!)
post #2 of 27
Cool Fox, I especially appreciated learning a new term for snowboarders: "hillfrogs".

Now to all the riders here, don't get all in a huff, no bias here, I just think it's hilarious!!
post #3 of 27
Fox, the first time I ever saw a snow board ripping small radius arcs down a slope (before shape skis) that's exactly what I immediately thought of doing.
post #4 of 27
I am not sure if I would mount the bindings centered like that, I would move them a bit towards the inside edge. IIRC there was a ski that was designed that way.
post #5 of 27
Oh gawd, why?!
I was put on a pair of those Atomic fats in 98, so wide they had offset bindings, and when tiny short skis came back I got on some Fat little Blizzards that were shaped like squashed peanuts (80 cm or thereabouts). That's what those remind me of.
post #6 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
I am not sure if I would mount the bindings centered like that, I would move them a bit towards the inside edge.
Well, certainly at the current mounting position, you won't be able to keep your ankles together...
post #7 of 27
Fox is thinking of taking those mothers into a German snowdome. Look here: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=8505
post #8 of 27
I've been wanting to do that for years.

Kevin
post #9 of 27
The question still remains----Unanswered!
post #10 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by skier_j
The question still remains----Unanswered!
A new star appears in the firmament of Great Unanswered Questions:
"At what width does a ski devolve a snowboard?"
Alternatively, "At what width does a snowboard evolve into a ski?"

Joining these other classics:
"At what elevation do deer turn into elk?"
and
"Does this make my butt look big?"
post #11 of 27
post #12 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gnarlito
A new star appears in the firmament of Great Unanswered Questions:
"At what width does a ski devolve a snowboard?"
Alternatively, "At what width does a snowboard evolve into a ski?"

Joining these other classics:
"At what elevation do deer turn into elk?"
and
"Does this make my butt look big?"
Interesting that you chose 'devolve' when a ski becomes a snowboard. I would say that it would be just the opposite, as the ski came first and has been around for centuries, while the snowboard is a relatively new development.
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by Forrester
Interesting that you chose 'devolve' when a ski becomes a snowboard. I would say that it would be just the opposite, as the ski came first and has been around for centuries, while the snowboard is a relatively new development.
Just seeing if you were on your toes there . Just the same, my prejudice towards skiing compels me to leave it phrased the way I had it.

I guess the real question is, are these guys skiers or snowboarders?

post #14 of 27
Alpine skiing is a classic example of de-evolution. After ski lifts were invented many skiers gradually lost their ability to ski uphill.

DEVO looks like alpine skiers to me. Didn't they wear one-piece suits? They had a picture of a golfer on their album cover which strikes me as someone who skis alpine, but maybe that's my prejudiice showing.
post #15 of 27
For some very odd reason I have the urge to try this in deep powder. Must restrain myself.
post #16 of 27
When I snowboard, I use one snowboard, and whenever I had a chance to snowboard deep powder, I skied. I haven't been in deep powder enough to understand why I want to stay on the surface. I always ski on the surface (hardpack), I want to experience the third dimension of powder, not planing.

Folks who ski and ride the deep regularly love the fat skis and snowboards, so I probably don't have a clue.

Before you try two snowboards in deep powder, try one. It may provide more than enough flotation for your maximum enjoyment!
post #17 of 27
Two conditions:

He must restricts his use of the word "dude" only while he is out of the bindings.

He must simulateously engage both bindings so as not to momentarily appear snowboarderish.

Failure to comply will result in his dysfunctional boarder/ski gear being used as an avalanche control projectile the following morning.
post #18 of 27
Actually probably yes. A snowboard is a ski and a ski is a snowboard. That's what I've been telling you and these guys proved it. It's all in how you use it. Control it without plowing or sideslip and you are skiing.

Teleboard is allowed at Alta and monoski. Probably they would allow the guy I saw ripping at Seven Springs on a Burton with binding mounted side by side (mono stlye).

It's a arbitrary distinction that allows Alta to keep the crowds away. I hear they put in a detachable quad, so who cares? Alta gets tracked out as fast as anywhere. It does happen more often there .
post #19 of 27
WOW, Now that was funny. I did not expect to see 2 snowboards on the dudes feet. lol He has some to move around there. I would love to see the looks on peoples faces if some guy came to a liftline I was standing in with those on his feet!
post #20 of 27
I want to know what runaway prevention he's using. Them'd be pretty daggone wide BRAKES!
post #21 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post


Full details here: http://www.snow.co.nz/mayhem/mayhem_...sletterId=3681

(I read about it on snowHeads, but felt it deserved sharing!)
since this thread went unanswered.

Yes he would, any snowsliding device that is mounted forward will be allowed at alta even if its too snowboards mounted like that.
post #22 of 27
Yes... We used to see those Volle? split touring boards from time to time. And, of course, before Alta and Snowbird were joined Knuckledragers used to hike over to Alta for the last run down on the last day.
Here's a mini- hijack- I won't dignify this rumor with it's own thread, just yet, anyway. I keep hearing that Alta is up for sale or is being sold. As far as I know, this is just people getting Alta confused with Canyons. But I've heard it three times this month in Park City.
post #23 of 27
Phil: were you referring to them being mounted "duck stance" as is recommended for some wider skis by the good folks at Hendryx?

http://www.hendryxskis.se/home.htm

(read the blurb on the Purple Haze, which doesn't allow for Donkey Style).
post #24 of 27
I don't see any problem with it as long as he stays the hell outta my way on the traverses! "On yer right, gaper!!!"*









*humor
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
since this thread went unanswered.

Yes he would, any snowsliding device that is mounted forward will be allowed at alta even if its too snowboards mounted like that.
So, just out interest, what would be the policy on Skwals?
As you can see from this photo, the mounting is often slightly offset:
http://www.snowgo.com/images/cour03.jpg
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Martin Bell View Post
So, just out interest, what would be the policy on Skwals?
As you can see from this photo, the mounting is often slightly offset:
http://www.snowgo.com/images/cour03.jpg
Not only would those be allowed, but I've seen guys with those in the lift lines. I'd imagine they'd be great on traverses, especially climbing traverses.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by ssh View Post
I want to know what runaway prevention he's using. Them'd be pretty daggone wide BRAKES!
DIN 18?
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