snowboarding vid actually worth watching...

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by piolet, Mar 23, 2012.

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    piolet

    piolet Addicted Member

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    damian

    damian Addicted Member

    whadeva [​IMG]

    did you hear that B.C. Approves Jumbo Glacier Resort?
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    piolet

    piolet Addicted Member

    ummmm - you've lost me dude
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    damian

    damian Addicted Member

    It was sarcasm.

    That trip those splitboaders did into the Columbia Icefield was fantastic.

    But will be largely ignored, even though it is the natural world freely available to all of us.

    On the other hand, building a ski resort, aka shopping mall and theme park, on a glacier is deemed special.
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    Watched it twice. Epic epic epic.
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    piolet

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    aha, i see it now but that was a pretty big leap for my brain to make on a saturday morning! [​IMG]

    it's good that they'll be largely ignored, we don't want everyone out doing that [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    damian

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    Bullshit, there's money to be made from aspiring backcountry people! It is the new wave, getting bigger every year.

    Just for the record, I really enjoyed that report. The exploration of a snowy mountain area and the scenery and the team work. Really good stuff.
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    ians 158

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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    watched it a third time, and the pics in the report are so awesome.

    This is my favourite

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    Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

    Going to have to go elsewhere other than Japan for something like that smitty
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    Well no ice fields in Japan. But if you're prepared to hike and know what you're doing (like those guys did), there is an abundance of steep terrain and good snow in Japan.
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    Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

    Don't lie....
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    damian

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    Seeing as you are speaking like an expert without any emotional bias, could you please clarify on what basis that terrain is different to what can be found in Japan, besides the glaciers. In your clarification, please cite a few mountain landscape in Japan which come close to what Smitty pictured and highlight the similarities, then explain in what ways they differ (there are a few). If you had pictures taken by yourself personally in those mountain landscapes, it would help your cause greatly.

    Go on, blow me away.
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    [​IMG] well more snow and steeper than this

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    Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room

    Lololololol. I cant tell which way he came/went in that pic.
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    Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

    I see your backyard photo and play my steep card.

    [​IMG]
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    Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

    Well damian, as everyone well knows and is considered common knowledge, whilst Japan might have some snow, it's not worthy visiting a resort where every mountain can be serviced entirely by a Magic Carpet.
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    damian

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    Resorts?! What the hell are you talking about resorts for?

    "Every mountain"

    Nice troll.

    I wouldn't have tried to answer my question if I were you either. But go on, Expert on Japanese Mountains, back up your bullshit with fact.
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    From the background that looks like about 20m vert
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    [​IMG] I remember when trolling used to mean something
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    damian

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    [​IMG] Weak troll is weak troll, huh.
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    Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room

    I think you'd troll better walking down the street backwards with you fly undone.
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    Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

    The only GNAR points you can make in Japan is for throwing your panties on the panty tree.
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    Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room

    [​IMG]
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    VSG

    VSG Old And Crusty Season Pass Holder

    Funny how a really good thread gets smashed by little battles.

    Great story in the OP. Love the images and the courage and skill on show. [​IMG]
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    damian

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    Hi VSG - it isn't actually a "really good thread". It is a link to another really good thread on another forum (no slight intended at _im_)

    I think that is what they mean when they say "turn on the downhill side of the mogul"
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    smitty484

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    piolet

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    [​IMG]

    yeah, just thought it should get seen more. I'm still daydreaming about it
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    VSG

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    mjmmjm

    mjmmjm New Member

    that was kind of awesome...
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