Originally Posted by samurai
shoelaces, are you guys making reverse camber boards now? (forgive me for being so out of the loop on this side of the pacific.)
nope we're not....(yet
) The skis I'm on in nearly all those photos (with the exception of the Squaw pic which are 179 Bro's) are actually 192's DP Lotus 138's. I usually only use these pow days, but had to use them during the Finals of the KW comp as I broke the bindings on my 192 Bro's during morning inspection runs.
|And next time you're on Kodak, try the take-off about 20 feet to skier's right of where you came off- on the other side of that huge bush. The landing is about 2 degrees steeper about 10-15 feet skier's right of that small lone-pine that is currently just outside your landing zone. It's not quite as front-and-center for the comp, but it is the only place that ever allowed me to ski away from it with all my gear. (oh, and snow helps too.)
ah yes, that would have been a better place to hit it...I hit it there on a pow day a few years ago...that takeoff is tricky though in low tide conditions without building a lip up at all. My 'plan' on this though was since it was basically hardpack/thin slush landing (sounds fun huh?), to come flying into my takeoff at speed, completely send it, and then try to land down by that little pine tree below me in the pic. There's actually a tranny there (sort of..heh) and I figured my speed lwould also lessen some of the, um, bluntness of it
Unfortunately, I messed up, and scrubbed all my speed coming into it and had to try the stick it on what's basically the flattest pad. So I...plummetted....P-tex'ed it, stayed loose to back slap and was hoping that and momentum would pop me back onto my feet to ride it out, but the backslap kicked me too far forward and I rolled it.
I was 10 pts out of first and figured since I practically had no chance of making the Super Final, I should just give it a roll to get the crowd fired up stick or no stick.