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Tahoe-bound this weekend...need space for the girlfriend and gear. Thanks!

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It WILL NOT HAPPEN. Sorry man... How long is the board? I had both my skis and my board in the IS when I drove up to VT this past week (yeah, i got stuck 2x, no snow tires nor chains and 2 feet of snow), and the way I got the board (165 i think) into the car is I moved the passenger seat forward, but the board in (upright) behind it, and then backed the seat up until it was secure... No need for me to say, wrap it up in a towel or something to spare the interior from cuts.
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Tahoe-bound this weekend...need space for the girlfriend and gear. Thanks!

 

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Thanks for the tip. That should work as my board is only a 158. Hope you hit it hard in VT.

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That I did... On my ass that is. My first time boarding, no lessons, I'm still hurting, but I can stay up no problem after 2 days now. If you're taking Rt. 80 east to tahoe, throw some chains in the trunk just in case... I'll be heading west for a late season jaunt in the trees. Enjoy!
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Thanks for the tip. That should work as my board is only a 158. Hope you hit it hard in VT.

 

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snowboarding is hella cool.
i went back to snow for the first time since moving from Minnesota to Cali last year when we went on a ski trip to big bear. i got lessons for snowboarding the first day, which lasted a couple of hours, but let me tell you, it takes at least 3 days of practice to be able to enjoy it. i tried going down the mountain on an easy run but i think i was actually on the board for less than 4 minutes, i mostly fell down the whole mountain, and i fell hard each and every time too. by the end of the day my muscles were so sore i could barely walk. and my legs wouldnt stop shaking, i was so tired that night. the next day i got a pair of skis, taught myself to ski in 30 minutes, went down the bunny slop once or twice, then went back to the run i did the day before and went down perfect, even did a sweet trick. never fell once. i was gonna go again this year but i am working a new job and am currently getting paid once a month, so with xmas presents, car payments and insurance on top of my 100mph+ ticket i have to face on the 26th, i wont be going anywhere soon. but i love skiing and snowboarding, even though i suck at the latter.
 

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DC,
I've been skiing all my life, and picked up boarding two years ago....piece o' cake. 'Course, I grew up in SoCal surfing, which probably helped. I'll never go back to planks again!
Saw your post on the CHP incident...ouch! 'Course, you should know better on 101, living in Ox-town.

Good luck with that!

P.S.- Big Bear bites. Come up to Tahoe when you get some ching!!!

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You guys gotta try Whistler if you haven't already. The snow up there is like a big down pillow. I'm heading up there in a couple weeks.

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DC,
I've been skiing all my life, and picked up boarding two years ago....piece o' cake. 'Course, I grew up in SoCal surfing, which probably helped. I'll never go back to planks again!
Saw your post on the CHP incident...ouch! 'Course, you should know better on 101, living in Ox-town.

Good luck with that!

P.S.- Big Bear bites. Come up to Tahoe when you get some ching!!!

 

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No doubt! Headed up to ol' BC in February...crazy turns! Probably the best snow I've been on...jb

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Been to all of the above, and Whistler/Blackcomb has some of the best terrain, and huge amounts of it. It's no Squaw, and it's a long trip for most of us, but the nightlife rawks, and the exchange rate is in Americans' favor too. Better than South Tahoe, which is limited to casinos.
 

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I'll take Whistler over Squaw any day! Whistler's runs are soooo long. And you're right...the nightlife is OTH...

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I've been snowboarding for about six years now, the last three of which I have been in Oklahoma, so the only chance I get is when I go home to WA for the holidays. But I am moving to Aurora, Colorado in April...maybe then I will be able to get good enough to get more than 360s and a bunch of grabs. Hopefully I don't kill myself.
 

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Originally posted by AltezzaFreak:
I've been snowboarding for about six years now, the last three of which I have been in Oklahoma, so the only chance I get is when I go home to WA for the holidays. But I am moving to Aurora, Colorado in April...maybe then I will be able to get good enough to get more than 360s and a bunch of grabs. Hopefully I don't kill myself.
I didn't know there were any inclines at all in Oklahoma... What do they call a hill over there?
 

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They call the speed bumps in the Wal-Mart parking lot a mountain range...

Just kidding Freak!!!
 

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Yeah, what they call a mountain is about as big as the hill back home in WA. I make fun of it all the time. I had the idea of getting pulled behind a car or truck on my snowboard but didn't like the thought of falling on 6 inches of snow. That's why I'm so excited to go to Colrado. At last, real mountains. One thing Oklahoma is good for though is the straight wide open roads, but I'm convinced that they have some of the worst drivers in the US. That's why I've been to 145 only once in my Legend(Always afraid someone is going to swerve into my lane, which happens on a regular basis)
 
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