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by philwi
Sunday 28 November 2010, 11:08
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: La Carvesina > Short (but intense) extremecarving movie!
Replies: 9
Views: 26919

Neat. Interesting to see the reverse-camber held on that board when it's in the air (follow-cam sequence). I'd have expected it to flex back quicker than that, but there it is quite plainly.
by philwi
Sunday 14 November 2010, 12:59
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: La Plagne. Instructor's and riding buddies
Replies: 15
Views: 6195

No it's not. You just need lots of boards.
by philwi
Thursday 4 November 2010, 18:09
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 16 years since l bought gear.... looking for advice....
Replies: 44
Views: 15480

l want to buy Prior because l am Canadian. l am a carver first... but love to go off piste. l live in northern Japan and we receive huge amounts of snow. I'm from the "you need two boards" school, but then I'm either riding heli/cat powder or I'm riding at resorts, so that's about as much contrast ...
by philwi
Saturday 23 October 2010, 16:48
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: hello from Israel! carving boards and powder..
Replies: 17
Views: 7476

Interesting videos. The 1st one... well that's not really what I'd call powder - it's ankle deep stuff, mostly on a pisted base. So you're riding that base not the powder. Those riders are also windmilling their arms and generally look very much out of balance... which is precisely what happens. It'...
by philwi
Saturday 9 October 2010, 10:57
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Overall costs of importing plates overseas.
Replies: 10
Views: 2496

What they said - you can look up the local "duty" costs on your country's taxation peoples' website. In UK they vary depending on precisely what the stuff is (eg the duty for cameras is different from that for lenses). You pay that plus VAT or the local equivalent, plus the handling charge from the ...
by philwi
Tuesday 28 September 2010, 23:25
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Carving Slopes near Milan, Italy
Replies: 41
Views: 11384

I'm no local expert but when I've flown into Milan Cervinia was the obvious choice. It's a blast there top-to-bottom, lots of mileage, but on the easy side in general. You can nip over the border into Zermatt where the terrain's a bit more interesting but harder to get around in.
by philwi
Tuesday 28 September 2010, 13:04
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is the conversion between 3D and 4x4 possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 2485

You can work with the newer F2 4x4 disks on 3D boards. However when I bought my first set of what were then Proflex Intec Titanium race plates, I bought an additional set of titanium 3D plates, as I wasn't sure at that point that you could use the 4x4 disks on 3D. I used them for a few years, then l...
by philwi
Saturday 28 August 2010, 17:39
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Early Season Board Testing in Europe
Replies: 14
Views: 4518

thanks all - some good advice there. I can wait until a little later and of course I should check the snow reports too. I'm not sure if I want "damp" - I like boards which kick back, hence I think I should demo some stuff. I have an 08/09 F2 SL which rocks, but that was before the recent tech change...
by philwi
Wednesday 25 August 2010, 16:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Early Season Board Testing in Europe
Replies: 14
Views: 4518

Thanks.... I'm not a huge fan of very narrow boards, been there, done that, hence Virus isn't high on my list. The other boards mentioned sound more like it. I like SL race boards. I'm less convinced by the Swoard concept as I don't go for diving at the snow. But I'd test one and prepare to be convi...
by philwi
Tuesday 24 August 2010, 21:12
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Early Season Board Testing in Europe
Replies: 14
Views: 4518

Thanks - I'll try that if nothing else works out.
Virus.. kind of narrow for my tastes, but maybe they do something wide enough.
by philwi
Sunday 22 August 2010, 19:12
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Early Season Board Testing in Europe
Replies: 14
Views: 4518

Early Season Board Testing in Europe

I was thinking of buying a new piste board this season. It's hard for me to find time to test piste boards in winter. I was thinking of driving over to the Alps sometime in the autumn to see if I could find a glacier where I can test a board or two. Then I can buy a board before I head for the hard-...
by philwi
Friday 23 April 2010, 23:44
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: If you had to choose between two paradises...
Replies: 39
Views: 12663

Well I chose and choose powder mostly, although in the real world I get tired of too much powder after a while and a few days on hard-pack are always welcome. I'll stick with heli rather than teleport though - even with good technique and proper hard boots it's nice to sit down for a few minutes bet...
by philwi
Wednesday 21 April 2010, 23:10
Forum: Who When Where / Qui Quand Où / Chi Quando Dove / Wer Wann Wo
Topic: Anybody plans to join the Carving Masters - Solden 20X ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Maybe. What do you need to do to test gear there - do you need to book in advance, or just turn up and negotiate at the tents or something? How does all that work please?
by philwi
Friday 18 December 2009, 10:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Alpine Snowboarding
Replies: 8
Views: 5766

Well, it depends how much powder you have in mind. You can ride a piste board in resort powder fairly well, if you're good. Balance is generally hard, but you can do it. I've ridden many storm days at Snowbird for example, queueing up for the first tram with people carrying huge STs with my little s...
by philwi
Wednesday 11 November 2009, 14:53
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: video carving switch
Replies: 35
Views: 11522

Ohh, I've seen lots of soft people riding switch but not been impressed... this is a different deal. It's not simply riding backwards, which I've occasionally done, it's the idea of carving decent turns backwards.

Damn, now I've seen it, I'll have to have a go at that... very cool.