Keystone 1/25/09

25 Jan, 2009

I came down to Keystone friday night to hang out with friends at a condo for the weekend.  I enjoyed the condo a lot more than them since I was feeling under the weather last week.  It  finally caught up to me that I needed to take a day off from work and riding.  I feel a lot better now and am glad I’ll be flying to Vegas without being sick.
Today I was determined to hit the snow before I headed to Denver.   We hit up the mountain in the early morning and was able to hit up the end of the Burton Demo Tour stop.   I spent a couple runs on the Vapor, finally!  Supposedly it was Keir’s vapor (had the frends sticker) so thanks Keir for giving it back so I could ride it.  It definitely didn’t make me ride like Keir so bummer.
I’ll be up the Vapor review soon, maybe tonight if I have internet access definitely by tomorrow.  I didn’t do a good pairing job with the bindings, the lexas were a bit too soft for the vapor riding.  
I will say this…the board isn’t worth the price.  I understand the construction and cost but this is still snowboarding.  
Vapor with Lexas

The riding was good, soft packed groomers on the runs.  The guys took to the jumps so I took some shots of them.

Joel’s horrorscope screaming upside down

Bru’s landing in straight up eurocarve style

It was a easy day of riding, I finished the morning out and drove to Denver so I could get some stuff done before I fly out to Vegas tomorrow.  Check back for twitter updates and posts from Vegas this week!

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  1. Anonymous
    January 25, 2009

    Unless you were in the halfpipe the review of the Vapor will be worthless because that’s the only place the board can function.

  2. Shayboarder
    January 25, 2009

    I disagree with you. Yes the Vapor is a good pipe board but it’s able to handle groomers and freeriding. As an expensive board and one that people buy that don’t ride halfpipe, i’m going to judge it on that…i’m not going to judge it just on halfpipe capabilities.

    To answer your question I did ride halfpipe with it, but because there was powder on the flat and ice on the vert, it wasn’t the best conditions to judge it.

  3. Anonymous
    January 26, 2009

    Take a ton of pics like you did last year and post them. Can’t wait to see the new gear! And have fun.

  4. Jonny
    January 26, 2009

    Hmmm, I’m looking forward to this review. I’ve heard mixed reviews that skew to either end of the spectrum.

    I often wonder how much leeway there is in any given manufacturers recommended height/weight specs. It would seem that the lighter and more refined a board becomes that the rider variables would need to tighten as well.

    Post this one up soon Shay I’m looking forward to it.

  5. Shayboarder
    February 02, 2009

    Here’s the review if you haven’t seen it yet.

    Good question, I might size up the next time I ride it. I’m a little over the weight limit but I typically use those as suggested weight limits.

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