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Am I lucky or what?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
So I'm checking the snow report this morning (another 9" last night after 16" the night before after 40"+ a few days ago, ho hum) and then I check my email.

Found this in my inbox:

Congratulations! You have won a new Nitro snowboard at our recent Subaru event! Please let me know what size you want and your shipping address, and I will have it sent right out.

Thanks for taking part in our event.

Erica ******
Subaru "Master the Mountain" Coordinator

I had filled out one of those drawing cards at the Subaru tent at the free-skiing event here last weekend and whattaya know? Anybody know what size snowboard I should order?

This is on top of my experience at our Jackson Hole season passholders' party about a month ago. During the raffle at the party, the main prize was a new pair of K2 Apache Chief skis and Marker bindings. There was quite a lot of hooting and cat-calling when my number was called since a lot of those people know that I'm a rep for Head skis and probably wouldn't be skiing on K2's anytime soon. I solved that one by donating the skis/bindings to our ski patrol for them to give away as a patroller prize.

You'd think 535" of snowfall so far for the season would be lucky enough.
post #2 of 18
Bob, you are charmed!
post #3 of 18
Wow, can you rub some of that luck off on me?
post #4 of 18
Are you going to keep the board and use it yourself? If so, ask around and get some advice on the size.

If you're going to set it up for friends who come out or try to sell it, then I'd just go with a 155 or so (if you have to deviate from that size, go up, not down.) That's a decent all-round size.
post #5 of 18
Sweet! Great season for you guys all the way around.

Bob, do you snowboard at all? What's your ability level? Then what is your weight? That's the info needed for a board recommendation. Also, is it only one board in the Nitro line or can you choose?
post #6 of 18
It's just karma...
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
It's just karma...
Can't keep a good man down, huh Spindrift
post #8 of 18
A snowboard and Marker bindings.

Hmmm..... lucky? OK.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
A snowboard and Marker bindings.

Hmmm..... lucky? OK.
He could use it at Alta as a monoski.
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi, all.

Thanks for the suggestions. I don't really snowboard at all - I've done it maybe six times and I'm no good at it. At my advanced age, I really don't see myself taking it up as a new sport.

I would probably just get the board and sell it, so the 155cm or slightly longer suggestion sounds good.

I've sent the Subaru woman an email to find out if I have any choice about the model.

Thanks.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
- I've done it maybe six times and I'm no good at it. At my advanced age, I really don't see myself taking it up as a new sport.

Thanks.
Bob, don't give up, you are so close.

post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
Cute, Paul. Very cute.

So, she emailed me back asking me to select two or three models that I might want and they'll check inventory to see what they have available.

Since I know NOTHING about snowboard models, how about a few suggestions from you experts on here? I think what I would want is a medium-high performance board that's tilted mostly toward powder/crud/all-around conditions.

Here's the Nitro board website:

http://www.nitrousa.com/en-US/boards

Recommendations please???

Thanks.
post #13 of 18
See if you have a choice of bindings too.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
Cute, Paul. Very cute.

So, she emailed me back asking me to select two or three models that I might want and they'll check inventory to see what they have available.

Since I know NOTHING about snowboard models, how about a few suggestions from you experts on here? I think what I would want is a medium-high performance board that's tilted mostly toward powder/crud/all-around conditions.

Here's the Nitro board website:

http://www.nitrousa.com/en-US/boards

Recommendations please???

Thanks.
So are you just going to turn around and sell it or are you going to keep it for personal use? That will change what recommendations I give you.
post #15 of 18
Very cool Bob.
Now you can also begin teaching the "Snowboarding Is Serious Business DUDE Technique" too.

I think it goes something like this-I edited/added the bold items:

'You want fun, dude? Go to Disneyland.

I am absolutely no fun to snowbord with. That's not my job. My job is to improve your riding and everyone else's dude. Whether you asked for my help or not. Whether you're paying me or not dude.

Whether I know you or not, I'm going to INSIST that you ride properly or not at all dude.

I am exceedingly judgemental. If your hips or knees or elbows or ears aren't in exactly the right position, WE ARE GOING TO FIX IT. If I catch you smiling for any reason at all, we go back to doing sideslip drills on the bunny hill until that impulse to smile has been eliminated dude.

Snowboarding is serious business. Dude!, you must treat it as such.'

Sorry, I just had to revive that because it was soo0000 damn funny when you posted that in the skiing with and instructor thread

I have nothing at all against Bob-love reading his posts, I have nothing against snowboarders-some good friends of mine ride, and I'm very glad for you winning the raffle.

The lesson I have learned is never enter a raffle that Bob has already entered!

Cheers!
post #16 of 18
I won too! Mine came from Loveland, but I got an e-mail asking if I wanted a pair of Nordica skis or a Nitro snowboard.

Now I have to tell them what size ski I want... I don't know if these will come with bindings, or what. I'm hoping that my Subaru rep (not the same as yours) can tell me which model of ski is being sent. I figured I'd need to buy a new pair of skis for next season, but I didn't plan on them being NEW new skis!


aaron
post #17 of 18
Get "The Gun" 181 swallow tail, now that is a proper Teton Powder board.
post #18 of 18
Make a coffee table out of it.
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