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  • Night Shredding 12-21-13

    So yesterday Mrs. Sempai and I was back out at Afton Alps (where Epic begins) for some night shredding. She chose her favorite Allz, and I went with the LE ALPs. I was going to ride the Blunts again, but decided against it because I thought the conditions would be icy. Turns out that I thought wrong. There were a few slick spots here and there, but nothing the Blunts couldn't have handled. Conditions were very good.

    At first I was not feeling the ALPs at all and wished I had brought the Blunts instead. It took me a good dozen times down the runs before I felt comfortable on the ALPs. Once we clicked, it was smooth shredding. It was a great night!













    Skiboards:
    2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
    2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
    2018 Spruce Crossbows w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
    2020 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s


    Boots:
    Salomon X-Pro 80

    Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys
    Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs

  • #2
    You had the place to yourselves. Hope the conditions are as good 3 weeks from now.
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    Osprey, Sherpa, Custom Coda 120WT, Custom DS110, Condor (Green), Spliff

    Custom Twist Out duck foot bindings, Bombers (custom duck foot base plate and 3 pads), releasable S810ti on custom duck foot riser

    Nordica N3 NXT ski boots (best so far)


    Wife: 104 SII & 100 Blunt XL with S810ti bindings on custom "adjustable duck foot" risers

    Loaners: 125LE, 105 EMP, 101 KTP, 100 Blunt XL, 98 Slapdash, 88 Blunts

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    • #3
      Originally posted by slow View Post
      You had the place to yourselves. Hope the conditions are as good 3 weeks from now.
      Later in the night it started to clear out, plus the majority of people were in the terrain park and on the back runs.
      Skiboards:
      2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
      2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
      2018 Spruce Crossbows w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
      2020 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s


      Boots:
      Salomon X-Pro 80

      Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys
      Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs

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      • #4
        You left your blunts home because they are so big they would have meant too much luggage, right? Duh.

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        Crossbow (go to dream board)
        Most everything else over time.
        Go Android

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        • #5
          Originally posted by valmorel View Post
          You left your blunts home because they are so big they would have meant too much luggage, right? Duh.

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          I used to take like three different pairs with me to the resort just in case. This season I'm trying something new. I'm only taking one and forcing myself to be happy riding just that one pair.
          Skiboards:
          2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
          2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
          2018 Spruce Crossbows w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
          2020 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s


          Boots:
          Salomon X-Pro 80

          Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys
          Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sempai View Post
            I used to take like three different pairs with me to the resort just in case. This season I'm trying something new. I'm only taking one and forcing myself to be happy riding just that one pair.
            Good strategy. Go Blunts! Happy Christmas Scott. Hope you can get out to the hill over the holiday :-)

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            Crossbow (go to dream board)
            Most everything else over time.
            Go Android

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            • #7
              Night skiing is fun. The mogul field was even lit up for you too. I hate mogul fields in daylight, let alone at night.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by valmorel View Post
                Good strategy. Go Blunts! Happy Christmas Scott. Hope you can get out to the hill over the holiday :-)

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                Happy Holidays to you! We plan to be back out on Christmas day. I'm definitely taking the Blunts this time.
                Skiboards:
                2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
                2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
                2018 Spruce Crossbows w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
                2020 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s


                Boots:
                Salomon X-Pro 80

                Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys
                Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by shortydude View Post
                  Night skiing is fun.
                  It has always been my favorite. It is so much easier to see. The downside is it's usually colder.
                  Skiboards:
                  2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
                  2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
                  2018 Spruce Crossbows w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
                  2020 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s


                  Boots:
                  Salomon X-Pro 80

                  Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys
                  Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs

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                  • #10
                    We ride floodlit in Austria when we are there providing the apres ski was not too liquid. It is awful in the spring when the slush refreezes with darkness but in January with no daytime thaw it can be wonderful, mainly because the light is so good. Will post a webcam PIC when it comes up.
                    Sadly the floodlit piste is served by a gondola so it's boards off every ride up. That would be a bear with softboot bondings. So wish they had installed a chair.

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                    Crossbow (go to dream board)
                    Most everything else over time.
                    Go Android

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                    • #11
                      Wow, looks great! I might have to make a trip out midweek while the kids are still in school sometime this season

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                      • #12
                        We were back at Afton today. What a difference a week can make. It was so crowded, and conditions were horrible. I never saw it so busy before, and it stayed that way until close. We had a miserable time.
                        Skiboards:
                        2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
                        2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
                        2018 Spruce Crossbows w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
                        2020 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s


                        Boots:
                        Salomon X-Pro 80

                        Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys
                        Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sempai View Post
                          We were back at Afton today. What a difference a week can make. It was so crowded, and conditions were horrible. I never saw it so busy before, and it stayed that way until close. We had a miserable time.
                          That's always what I worry about when it comes to riding near the cities. I would hope that on some random Tuesday when kids aren't on winter break I might get lucky. I love when it's just me and the retirees

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                          • #14
                            I was there on the 28th as well..... Never seen it like that in my life


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                            • #15
                              Afton has now gone from calling their elan skiblades from "snowblades" to "skiboards" although they are not real skiboards it will send people in the right direction when searching for their own pair to buy. Good thing!


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