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2012 Australian Snow Season

Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by mickeylieu, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. nEBUz

    nEBUz Member

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    Haha. I guess when I say fairly cheap, I mean $200 down from $400 :D

    gw getting your jacket though :)

    In other exciting news, bring on next weekend. Hotham is meant to be getting snow all week, stopping just in time for a nice little weekend trip :D
     
  2. PabloEscobar

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    Interesting.

    I had a Naked fire-girl airbrushed onto the top of my first board. Rode with it for 2 seasons. Nobody seemed to care.

    Its pretty miserable up here at the moment, Windy, Low Vis, and not snowing...

    If the weather is going to be shite, at least let there be snow.
    If its not snowing, it should be Sunny :).

    Jeebus, I've turned into a massive fair-weather snowsporter. Shame on me.
     
  3. nEBUz

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    I'd probably be out in just about anything atm... I may have missed the snow a little over summer and this will be my first time up this year. Plus last year was oh-so-shit.
     
  4. PabloEscobar

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    http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/

    Have some liquid images goggles up today for $150.

    At least this way you don't look as ridonkulous as those with the appendage-mounts on their heads.
     
  5. nordica-k2

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    A mate just bought a pair, will be interesting to see how they hold up.
     
  6. lythari

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    I don't know, those are pretty weird looking goggles.

    I need to stop looking at snowboard boots online, otherwise i'll find myself a few hundred poorer :shock:
     
  7. JoJoker

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    Hilarious. I went up to Baw Baw and I saw the same jacket I was wearing on the rack when I was getting my lift pass. The price was $30 cheaper. That never happens :lol:

    Baw Baw is good for day trips atm. I rented a board though because there are a few exposed rocks and I'd rather the rental cop them :thumbup:. There's only two lifts open but it wasn't too bad just messing around all the way down.
     
  8. PabloEscobar

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    There is more of them about this year than any year previously.

    I saw someone stack it hard today trying to film himself skiing with a gopro-on-a-pole. Checked to make sure he was OK, before riding off laughing to myself.

    I've seen mounts that look almost exactly like this. (PNSFW)

    http://www.collegehumor.com/picture/47118

    I don't think I'd buy boots online, unless I'd been able to try them on in a shop first. The are a make or break item, and ill fitting boots can ruin a good day. When I bought my new boots, I even went out and strapped myself in to make sure that I'd get no weird pressure points with the forward lean on my highbacks.
     
  9. lythari

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    Yeah, I dropped by STM tonight. Was after a pair of 32 Lashed FTs, but they didn't have any size 10.5s in stock. Tried on a pair of 32 TM-twos and a Burton Hail, but I have my heart set of the Lashed so they're going to ring the supplier and see if they can order a pair in for me.

    Hmm, which colour should I get ...
     
  10. JoJoker

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    Just bought a $500 package from trusnow. Can't wait to get my Lamar Blazer. Stokkkkeeed :D
     
  11. PabloEscobar

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    Finally a fine weekend forecast.

    yesterday/today were bluebird, but haven't been out of the fog/rain/sleet/wind for about 10 days before that.

    Should be a good weekend for all :), decent snow, clear nights, cold weather.
     
  12. lythari

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    Holy crap, evo.com are selling Rossignol boards and bindings at 60% off!

    Rossignol One Magtek board + Cobra bindings for $244.80 :shock: They also have other (lower spec?) boards + bindings for less than that.
     
  13. below5

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    Rossignol cant be shipped outside the US :thumbdn:
     
  14. Comma

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    You mean, retailers cannot ship Rossignol gear to addresses outside of the US?

    Because PriceUSA exists :)
     
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    I'm seeing a lot of people buying multiple boards and yet buy a pair of bindings to go with each.. even if they're all freestyle/freeride, is there a reason they don't just re-use the bindings on new boards-? Given that the bindings are still intact and the right mounting type :confused:
     
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    You can have freestyle bindings for park boards etc., but generally its just laziness :)
     
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    Usually people have soft boards + soft bindings for park and stiffer boards + stiffer bindings for response and speed.
     
  18. PabloEscobar

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    +1 to this.

    All my boards stay mounted, so that if someone comes visiting and has the same size feet as me, They can just grab one and ride on it.

    I normally shift my better bindings to a new board though.

    I wont change my stance on the hill at all. Once its setup, thats what I'll ride :).
     
  19. trxjez

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    Hey guys, forgot about these annual threads til now!

    I'm heading to Jindabyne tomorrow for 5 days and need a half-decent place to get my boards waxed there. Any suggestions ? Haven't been down that way in years.. cheers.
     
  20. nordica-k2

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    Not keen on doing it yourself? Some places charge like 25-40 bucks which imo - huge rip :thumbdn:
     

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