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  • A quick vid. from Massanutten, VA (Spruce Raptors)

    Filming myself back to back with a couple of junior ski racing team members sure gave me something to work towards I do have an excuse though - these kids are 30+ years my juniors, half my weight, and 2 feet shorter - so I couldn't possibly match their agility in turning

    http://youtu.be/Y06ruLCJxis

    Conditions were firm packed snow for the most part, well below freezing.

    Spruce Mountain Raptors, Pro Risers, Tyrolia Peak 11 bindings.

  • #2
    I like the slow-mo. It's interesting to see what the Raptors are doing. A lot of flexing going on.
    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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    • #3
      Originally posted by sempai View Post
      I like the slow-mo. It's interesting to see what the Raptors are doing. A lot of flexing going on.
      I like the slow mo shots too. You look pretty comfortable on the Raptors. It didn't take long.
      It is a great skiboard.
      Now: 08 Sherpa's (2), Atomic 120's, 2013 125 Protos, 125 LEs, 2014 Sherpas, Osprey protos, 2015 Blunt XL's, 2016 Ospreys, Ethan Too twintip skis,2017 Shredfest One of kind Spliffs, 2018 Crossbows
      Bindings: Spruce Risers and Tyrolia LD12's
      Boots: Full Tilt Booters, Tecnica Agent 110
      History: Atomic shorty's, Sporten, Groove Taxis, Head 94's, ALPs, Spruce 120 Blue boards, Custom Lacroixs, Rocker Condors, 08 Summit 110's, Hagan offlimits 133's, Rossi 130's, 2011 Summit Marauders

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wjeong View Post
        I like the slow mo shots too. You look pretty comfortable on the Raptors. It didn't take long.
        It is a great skiboard.
        Would be even better if it was shot as a true slow motion video (not just the slowed down 30fps here, which is choppy). And yes, I like the Raptors a lot and I'm now as comfortable on them as I ever was on a ski or skiboard. Their long turn radius (relatively, vs. other skiboards) suits me well on groomed slopes.

        I still want to try some other shorter and stiffer boards, possibly with non-release bindings to get an even lighter and more agile/less ski-like setup. I used to ride when I was in high school these very old style 2" wide by 15" long metal mini skis that strap to regular winter boots - they were fun, like skates or roller blades on snow (though limited to where one can ride them). I don't think I want to go that short, but I remember how light and agile they were, so something like the Blunt XL would be interesting to try...

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