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Thread: Free to a good home. Giro 9
03-27-2006, 08:14 PM #1
Free to a good home. Giro 9
Well, since I won that kick ass diamar fritschi g10 I feel like my nine should go to a good home. I paid nothing for my g10 so I'll charge nothing for my nine, I'll even pay shipping. The helmet has only been worn 4 days and had no major falls. Size XL.
So tell me why you should get my helmet, best post wins. Lets say sunday april 2 is the deadline.
Last edited by two_planks; 03-27-2006 at 08:33 PM.
03-27-2006, 08:17 PM #2
That's some big ass karma right there... Nice action!I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just gonna ask them where they're goin' and hook up with 'em later.
03-28-2006, 12:29 PM #3out
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
Why you should send that helmet to me (or actually to my brother):
Because he is poor, living with his wife and kids near the base of Mt Baker. Banging nails and busting his ass on a daily basis. Picking up a season pass was a big ticket item for him that took a lot of contemplation, but the sanity inducing powder won out (fortunately!).
He likes to ride fast but is prone to injuring himself. He has no insurance. While i love my nephews, I would much rather they be raised by my brother with his brain intact (mostly).
When we were young he was pretty much a dick, but he was also the first person to get me drunk, and my first true powder run was with him at Mt Rose. After our third or fourth run that day he turned and asked me if I like riding the powder, because "some people don't like it that much", my huge grin let him know how just what I thought. Now that were older he has become a good, though rarely seen (actually I am the rarely seen one) older brother.
In short, my brother rides a lot, has little ones at home, and other than our genetics the greatest thing we share is our love for snowy slopes and going fast. His wife and boys would greatly appreciate a brain bucket for him, so please send that helmet his way.
Oh yeah, he also has a big mellon to fit that XL bucket.
03-28-2006, 01:05 PM #4Originally Posted by two_planks
03-29-2006, 07:12 PM #5
03-29-2006, 07:51 PM #6Registered User
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
I need and would like a helmet, but unfortunately XL is way to big. I have a good reason, but don't send me the helmet because it will not fit.
Central Couloir ski descent (middle of photo)
My partner, who shall remain unnamed, and I skied the Central Couloir of Joffre Peak. We ascended the Australian Couloir on the south side of the peak to the summit from Keith’s Hut. After cutting part of the cornice on the top of the central couloir we set up an anchor out of webbing on a large rock. My partner rappelled over the cornice into the couloir on a 30 m 8mm rope. The rope left us just shy of a more open section of the couloir, so he kicked steps down another 10 ft with the safety of an ice axe. I followed the same line down into the couloir. After applying skis we had a route finding decisions. Two choices, left or right. Left is less steep, 55-60 degrees but it also turns a corner and the line is not all visible. Right is a 60-70 degree spine wall. Right is initially more scary, but I think in the long run it is easier (not 100 percent sure, but I think this line goes through). My partner and I decided to take the left line because the turns looked more fun. As it turns the corner it gets cliffed out. We set up an anchor with a single picket to rappel off of. My partner went first because of the less maneuverable position of his snowboard. The 30m rope was not long enough. He ended up being about 15 feet above the couloir. He rappelled off the end of the rope with an ice axe in hand and self arrested on his toe side edge in the couloir. I proceeded to repeat the same maneuver on skis. I tied a knot in one end of the rope so it would come with me when I went off one end. As I neared the end of the rope I found all of the snow to be scraped off of the cliff/face into the couloir. I decided that I could not repeat the same move and self arrest on hard pack and rock. I started to push myself to the side, where I could go down a larger section with softer snow. In doing so, I twisted my anchor “picket” out of the snow. Unprepared I began to tumble backward down into the couloir. My tele bindings blew off pretty quick and I tomahawked down the couloir. I hit a lot of rock and ice on the way down, breaking my helmet and nothing else. I finally came to rest about 20 feet above the bergschrund tangled up in my rope with a picket and one of my skis. I ended up to be ok, swelling and bruising in many places, but ok. My partner rode down the couloir and picked up my other ski and polls. I would suggest to others skiing the couloir to take a 60m rope. Now I have a helmet which has been duck taped together, hopefully lasting the next few months.
03-29-2006, 08:05 PM #7
Wow you need a helmet. Duct taped helmets are pretty gnar core though
03-29-2006, 08:47 PM #8
dang two planks, thats a hard one. Sounds like two good candidates.
03-30-2006, 04:15 AM #9
ok, i'll bite
well crap then.
Last edited by Ripzalot; 03-30-2006 at 08:59 AM.
03-30-2006, 04:54 PM #10
Two stories, Two helmets.
Problem solved, I also have one of these. Couple years old, no bad falls, grey, XL.
The only problem is, the plugs have been taken out and then somehow disappeared. Don't know if they make replacements.
I'll but in Park City next weekend, and Chicago always for pick up, but can ship if needed.