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  1. #31
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    I wish it was less traffic but it always good ridin together. Going thru the vids, some of the lighting isn't so great due the fogs but it's fun to watch. Will share in the "Drop Box".

    I have to pass this week to ride in Whistler, have fun and GT good luck with the race, keep us posted.

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    hi GTANNER et al


    i'm shocked!! the whistler forecast last night was accurate for once lol.


    just checked the whistler snow report a few minutes ago and no new snow overnite...cool and sunny (like SONNY STITT) tomorrow morning so it should be nice firm corduroy.


    hopefully you won't have any family obligations tomorrow and can join me for some turns. i've been waiting for this type of snow condition for the last 2 weeks to try out the 2012 carbon silberpfeil and despite catching a slight cold today i am going to take a contact-c and wake up at 4 am to apply a heat pack to my shoulder for at least 3 hours tomorrow morning in order to give myself every possible advantage to have an awesome carving day.


    i've been riding very conservatively the last few days to avoid re-injuring my shoulder but tomorrow i'm bringin' it. if i reinjure the shoulder i can't think of any better snow conditions to do it in.


    hope to see you tomorrow.



    later


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    forgot to add that the meeting place will be the same if you can make it--rendezvous restaurant at 9am or 10am. will text you tomorrow morning as soon as i get off the chairlift.

    later

    doug
    my sincerest apologies if my burton ultraprime offends your alpine sensibilities. i have set up a dedicated phone line for you to lodge your complaints. if there are enough complaints i will burn all my burtons.

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    Im going to be in whistler for the provincial high school races on the 27 - 29. BlueB. You owe me some chocolate! You able to make it??
    greg

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    Riding at Whistler during the day. Saw a couple hard booters. Happened to sit with one of the riders on Burton Factory Prime. His name is David. He was doing the time trial in the boardercross track on race board. David, told me there will be a PGS event next month. Probably, I will bring my athletes up to do that race.

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    Smile was it a RED factory prime?

    Quote Originally Posted by pan View Post
    Riding at Whistler during the day. Saw a couple hard booters. Happened to sit with one of the riders on Burton Factory Prime. His name is David. He was doing the time trial in the boardercross track on race board. David, told me there will be a PGS event next month. Probably, I will bring my athletes up to do that race.
    hi PAN


    i saw that guy too. he had a red factory prime right? and what looked like a briko shaped helmet? he was also carrying a second board as he was riding towards the race course the first time i saw him. was it that salomon boardercross shaped board with plate bindings that was sticking in the snow by the starting gates? i couldn't see the topsheet but the base definitely said SALOMON and it had plate bindings.


    conditions were just too good that i didn't want to waste unrrecoverable riding time to go check out the boardercross race--most of the racers looked older. masters?


    i bumped into a german guy named ANDY riding a yellow f2 speedster. he commented that i was the first guy he saw in whistler riding an f2 (i was on the 2012 carbon silberpfeil--great board and will write a review later.) ANDY wore what looked like black raichle flexons with yellow tongues (fult tilts?) he was also wearing a yellow and blue jacket with a cross on the back. it looked to me like a ski patrol jacket. is ANDY a bol member or do any of the canadian ski patrol bolers know him? would like to have talked to him more but i was more preoccupied with trying to get at the relatively untouched corduroy as that was just before 9am--my first run of the day. ANDY also seem to be carrying a pretty serious looking camera and was preoccupied with taking pictures so we got separated soon after meeting. btw he said that i was the 5th hardbooter he saw that morning--maybe you saw the same guys as he did.


    GTANNER had to attend a family birthday party so we just exchanged greetings via text. GTANNER rode on the whistler side with his family. i stayed mostly on blackcomb as it seem to have better carving conditions today. did the solar chair and crystal chair all day. springboard, ross's gold, cruiser, ridgerunner and a few other lesser known groomers. the sun didn't show much so the snow stayed firm almost until closing time--what great carving conditions we had today!
    my sincerest apologies if my burton ultraprime offends your alpine sensibilities. i have set up a dedicated phone line for you to lodge your complaints. if there are enough complaints i will burn all my burtons.

    for my 24 hour toll free hotline please dial:

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    have a nice day

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    Is anyone going tomorrow? Looks like another super powder day. I just hope they don't wait until 11 AM to open the peak chairs.

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    hi GTANNER


    are your family obligations going to prevent you from entering the boardercross race on the 25th and 26th? if not then i will come up on the 26th (instead of the 25th as there is less snow forecasted on the 26th) to take some photos of you during breaks from snowboarding.


    i'll wait for the evening forecast to see if anything changes and revise accordingly. currently, neither day looks like a good carving day. actually the 27th is the best day in the 5 day forecast--cold and sunny with no new snow from the previous night. if you won't be entering the boardercross race please let me know ASAP either here or phone or text so i can make alternate plans to go on the 27th (with BORIS if he is over his cold by then) to make some turns with SNOWBOARDWORM.


    later


    doug
    my sincerest apologies if my burton ultraprime offends your alpine sensibilities. i have set up a dedicated phone line for you to lodge your complaints. if there are enough complaints i will burn all my burtons.

    for my 24 hour toll free hotline please dial:

    1-800-EAT SH4T

    have a nice day

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowboardworm View Post
    Im going to be in whistler for the provincial high school races on the 27 - 29. BlueB. You owe me some chocolate! You able to make it??
    greg
    hi SNOWBOARDWORM

    depending on whether or not GTANNER will be able to race in the boardercross on the 25th and 26th, i might be able to make it on the 27th. i am going to be out of town feb 28 to march 4th so the 27th is the only day of the 3 that i can possibly make it.

    BLUEB has a bad cold which might still be lingering on the 27th. if so then i will go get your chocolate from him and deliver it to you lol.

    you can get my cellphone number from BLUEB or i can get yours from him if i do come up on the 27th.

    btw do you have a child competing in the provincials?

    later

    doug
    my sincerest apologies if my burton ultraprime offends your alpine sensibilities. i have set up a dedicated phone line for you to lodge your complaints. if there are enough complaints i will burn all my burtons.

    for my 24 hour toll free hotline please dial:

    1-800-EAT SH4T

    have a nice day

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliechocolate View Post
    Is anyone going tomorrow? Looks like another super powder day. I just hope they don't wait until 11 AM to open the peak chairs.
    hi CHARLIECHOCOLATE

    my motto is: if it's powder, stay home. lol

    sorry we missed you on the 18th--didn't get off the gondola until about 10am.

    i will be there either the 26th or 27th if you are still around.

    have fun tomorrow. with about 30cm since last night and possibly another 10 tonight there should be lots of fresh powder.
    my sincerest apologies if my burton ultraprime offends your alpine sensibilities. i have set up a dedicated phone line for you to lodge your complaints. if there are enough complaints i will burn all my burtons.

    for my 24 hour toll free hotline please dial:

    1-800-EAT SH4T

    have a nice day

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    So I'm signed up for the BX race this weekend. Time-trials tomorrow and 4x4 on Sunday. Tomorrow I'll be probably bringing a pow board aswell so that I can take an hour at the start and end of the day and enjoy the soft-stuff.

    As for Sunday, some family will be up, but significantly less. Not sure of their exact plans as of yet. Otherwise, I'm hoping to ride on the 28th before we fly out.

    -Gord

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    Hi Pan, it's David spoke with you on the lift at Whistler the other day.I encourage all you carvers to make the effort and come out to the Kokanee PGS on thursday March 15 it's the last race of the season,tons of prizes and it will spook the skiers to see a bunch of hard booters turn up.For the record the other board I had under my arm and sticking out of the snow wasn't a saloman but a Skwal

    I'm up Whistler every weekend would like to carve with some new people
    regards David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtanner View Post
    So I'm signed up for the BX race this weekend. Time-trials tomorrow and 4x4 on Sunday.
    good for you GORD. i'll bring my camera on sunday and try to get a few photos of your 4x4 heats in between carving runs to post on bol. don't worry about meeting up with me for some turns after the race as i know you wll barely have enough time for both the race and all your relatives from back east.

    good luck in the race.
    my sincerest apologies if my burton ultraprime offends your alpine sensibilities. i have set up a dedicated phone line for you to lodge your complaints. if there are enough complaints i will burn all my burtons.

    for my 24 hour toll free hotline please dial:

    1-800-EAT SH4T

    have a nice day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtanner View Post
    So I'm signed up for the BX race this weekend. Time-trials tomorrow and 4x4 on Sunday. Tomorrow I'll be probably bringing a pow board aswell so that I can take an hour at the start and end of the day and enjoy the soft-stuff.

    As for Sunday, some family will be up, but significantly less. Not sure of their exact plans as of yet. Otherwise, I'm hoping to ride on the 28th before we fly out.

    -Gord
    Good luck. Your too fast to chase

    Doug, post pixs please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarvingScooby View Post
    Good luck. Your too fast to chase

    Doug, post pixs please.

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    just a quick note to let you guys know that GORD won as expected. will post pics when i get back next week. no time now--gotta pack for trip tomorrow night.

    later

    doug
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    for my 24 hour toll free hotline please dial:

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    have a nice day

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    Whistler BX Race

    Whistler BX Race Report:

    Ok so here’s what happened on the weekend.

    Friday night it snowed ~37cm…which was awesome, however not so awesome for the 173 Coiler VSR which was turning out to be a SICK BX stick. So through the day Saturday, I bounced through the powder bumps and ran the course faster and faster throughout training. All was going well until I released twice on my front binding in one run…then something didn’t feel right. It felt like my front foot wasn’t fully engaged in the binding…like my front toe was lifting up…which felt oddly like it did last year when I cracked a shell…here I’m thinking “oh crap not again”.

    Ok so dilemma time, I had 20 mins until training closed, and I had brought my powder board (Tanker) and soft boots up to the top of the mountain so that I could hit some pow after the Time-Trial. So after tightening up my TD2s and it still feeling weird, I went to Plan B and ran the time-trial on the pow-stick…with one run of half-speed training. Results from Day 1 – Top qualifier!!

    Post-mortem on the board/bindings/boots, no cracked shell and a pair of bent toe-bails.

    Day 2, it was effin cold, but bluebird sky. I decided to not risk the hardboots and switched to my new BX board (F2 Eliminator with softies) that I’d ridden twice and ended up having a great day, didn’t lose the red bib, and won the race...and realized that I miss racing. Hopefully our Vancouver relocation plan can come to fruition and I can start coaching.

    Happy Shredding!

    -Gord

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenorman View Post
    just a quick note to let you guys know that GORD won as expected.
    Hip-hip-houray for Gord! Well done buddy!
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    Congrat Gord! You should definitely come to Vancouver!

    I will be go up to Whistler for gates training with snow school. Hopefully, it will be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deebee View Post
    Hi Pan, it's David spoke with you on the lift at Whistler the other day.I encourage all you carvers to make the effort and come out to the Kokanee PGS on thursday March 15 it's the last race of the season,tons of prizes and it will spook the skiers to see a bunch of hard booters turn up.For the record the other board I had under my arm and sticking out of the snow wasn't a saloman but a Skwal

    I'm up Whistler every weekend would like to carve with some new people
    regards David
    Hey David, nice to meet you. If possible, I will try to come up for the race.

    Anyone else planning to go up to Whistler too?

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