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Matt Krohn boosting at Mount Ski Gull

Mt Ski Gull. (It’s by Brainerd)

Like most of us, you probably never heard of it – but this place is amazing. It’s a nonprofit ski hill with a long, wide, medium-grade park, a crazy fast rope tow, lots of trees to cut the wind, and a constant whisp of woodsmoke. It absolutely made our day.

Mount Your Own Ski Bindings

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I’ve mounted bindings on every pair of skis I’ve owned since 2005. Every year I have a few people ask me for help mounting their bindings. Rather than write my process out several times a month, I’m going to record it here. Use it if you want to risk ruining your skis, this is on you.

Save Your Car From Rust

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So you thought rust was inevitable? That car companies design their cars to fail in 5 years? If you’re ripping through salt and sand all winter, your undercarriage, fenders, and doors are on their deathbed pretty early, UNLESS you do some maintenance for $50 and a day in the garage. Let’s taco bout it.

The Right Way to Ride the Rope Tow

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You want your gloves to last all season. So do we. That’s the reason we made gloves in the first place, but it’s easy to ride smart, no matter how good you are.

How to Detune your Ski or Snowboard Edges

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What is detuning? It’s the opposite of tuning – rather than sharpening their¬†edges, park riders like to dull them. This makes it more difficult to carve turns, but the alternative is catching an edge on a feature and dying.

Build a PVC Rail

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A flat PVC rail is cheap, easy to build, and absolutely great for learning! Everyone with a backyard setup usually starts with one of these, then evolves to kinks, elbows, drops, and even curved rails.¬†Let’s walk through building a 12-foot flat rail.