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    Personal Worst Photo Thread...come on, you know you have them...

    Mid-80's, Probably my last time on skis before I hung them up for the beauty of the single plank...

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    Tex,

    You apparently missed the personal "best" with that one... Amazing outfit color coordination. It makes me want to wear red gators to the office.

    Thanks for starting this threat. I'm digging into my archives.

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    Rocky Mountain Surf (SLC) circa 1981

    Ripped stinky shorts, no money, no gas money home, no beer money, Kmart tube socks, riding for the love of it. No shower in several days. The skatepark was already defunct and we were riding outlaw during this time. Kryptonic deck with Pizza Grip, Trackers and Gyro aluminum hubs, fast, very fast wheels for 1981.

    If I had pics of my snowboard(s) during this time period it would be referred to as, 'White Trash riding home-made plywood boards'. It wasn't pretty but, it got the job done. Anything, ANYTHING turns in powder if you want it bad enough.

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    I thought I was so cool!

    Brilliant idea Tex! ... but didn't Sinecure already win this contest?

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    Just 2 weeks ago...

    I'd like to call it "extreme carving a skate"
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    White line alert

    Traffic paint will get you very time, even more so if it's at all wet! Ask any road motorcyclist!

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    Bump from way past, fun thread.


    That'd be my leg. That twin fin fish was THICK and a first attempt from a friend at shaping. I was the test pilot. Lets say, it didn't like hollow stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxguitarist View Post
    Bump from way past, fun thread.


    That'd be my leg. That twin fin fish was THICK and a first attempt from a friend at shaping. I was the test pilot. Lets say, it didn't like hollow stuff.
    Where is that?

    Is it a reef on a really flat beach making it barrel far out and then gently spill on the beach?

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    It's here in RI. The beach drops off rather quick to chest+ deep, then out a little bit there is a somewhat shallower sandbar. Where and how shallow depends on the month and tide.

    Wave is powerful and fast, but the drop and kickout are sketchy.

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    Looks like the **** for freestyle bodyboarding if it has a steep bar that makes it tube up like that with fun little spillers at the end.

    I stopped surfing when I started playing around with bodyboards in gnarly shorebreaks..Too much fun to bother with a surfboard!

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    I like standing up to surf, and prefer reef type waves to heavy shorebreak, but i can agree that on days like pictured, that place is best tackled on a bodyboard. Wouldn't be much fun to catch that wave on your back though.

    By the way, that picture was taken on Jan 1st

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    Me about to eat it....


    Me Eating It



    Don't try Kiting for the first time with a 16m C-kite. Especially one with crappy lines....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutumnOrangeGT View Post
    Me about to eat it....
    Sweet! I had lots of those kinds of falls this past summer -- and sure to have more. Thanks for sharing

    tom.
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    I thought I'd chime in...

    Not the worst I have, but the worst I can find at the moment.
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    How the hell didn't you get hurt falling like that?

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    KC - Me, AutumnOrangeGT or tpalka?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arclite View Post
    KC - Me, AutumnOrangeGT or tpalka?
    The dude falling wrists first with his knee deployed in Meniscus-destruction mode! You!

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    Ever since my first time on skis (when I was 4? 5? ) I would straightline, cartwheel, name that crash, repeat.

    For some reason I never get hurt with falls like that. (knock on wood)

    I have video of that somewhere actually, give me a moment...

    Skip to 15:20 (sorry for it being that long, when I get home I can edit it to just the part where I superman off the board.)

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    My old glory days

    This is right before I power flipped at Pillow Rock Rapid, Upper Gauley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sultan Guy View Post
    This is right before I power flipped at Pillow Rock Rapid, Upper Gauley.
    Sorry for the thread jack, but had to share.

    Same rapid, but September this year.
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    my recent fail

    got stuck trying to carve between "slow" sign poles

    -hope no one got it on vid

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    Yummy Yummy that snow is delicious!!!!!

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    These are pics of me racing in the USASA series
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    Go Fast And Haul Ass!!!

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    OUCH to those last few pictures! Was the one on the landing zone of a kicker from Boardercross?

    Those are some nice pics!

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    Haha. Yes the one on the right was on the landing of a wu tang in a boardercross course.
    The one on the left however was on a 162 prior sl board.
    The one on the slalom board I compressed my nose and it just through me in the air that is how that happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queequeg View Post
    I thought I was so cool!

    Brilliant idea Tex! ... but didn't Sinecure already win this contest?

    :-p
    priceless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by valsam View Post
    Yummy Yummy that snow is delicious!!!!!
    WOW....nice of your friend to capture that exact moment for you.
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    ^^^ Is that the new extreme-face carve I've been hearing about?
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    worst in a different way

    squeezed out and nowhere to go.
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    Rather ungraceful looking launch...

    ...But I stuck the 3.
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    metal binders, plastic boots, powder snow, vive la glisse
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    Any cat can make cord. Only God can make powder." John E

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