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    How did Turdell not knock Slemett off the top...

    How did Turdell not knock Slemett off the top spot?!
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    I skied some laps with Cole earlier this season...

    I skied some laps with Cole earlier this season and fuck did he make me feel old. Such a nice kid too, looking forward to see where this could take him.
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    I really hope there's still a space for a...

    I really hope there's still a space for a creative line skied fast through technical terrain to win. Some of the standout moments (and wins) in the last few years have been trickless - Bimboes last...
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    I'm not so sure about that, you were ripping...

    I'm not so sure about that, you were ripping insane lines and eliciting similar reactions from others back in the day.
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    I assume it was the slight backslap on the...

    I assume it was the slight backslap on the backflip that cost him some control points.
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    I'll be skiing Revy/LL/SSV with a visiting friend...

    I'll be skiing Revy/LL/SSV with a visiting friend from 1-5 March - not sure where on which days yet. I'll then have a bunch to catch up on when I'm back to work after that but would be happy to show...
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    I've had some of the better resort pow laps of my...

    I've had some of the better resort pow laps of my life in early May in the Dive. Even if you don't luck out with snow there should be good skiing all over.
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    Well said. Initially I thought Eder's run shaded...

    Well said. Initially I thought Eder's run shaded Murray's but after rewatching I think Murray deserved top spot - his first three over that exposure plus the greater control through the next section...
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    I'll be at the Pano demo with Blizzard tomorrow...

    I'll be at the Pano demo with Blizzard tomorrow if any mags are about and want to try skis/say hi.
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    Agreed with all of the above - it came across as...

    Agreed with all of the above - it came across as entitled, whiney excuse making that denigrated the event and the efforts of the other athletes. Shame.
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    Agreed. Someone needs to check his pole length...

    Agreed. Someone needs to check his pole length too, fucking park rats.
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    Any yet Tanner was being judged on those criteria...

    Any yet Tanner was being judged on those criteria and still podiumed. I guess the judges see it differently to you.
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    That may well be so, but having watched the runs...

    That may well be so, but having watched the runs I don't think this venue was as straightforward as it appeared when it came to the airs - lots of strong skiers seemed to be getting hung up a bit on...
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    I think it's a little premature to start using...

    I think it's a little premature to start using Tanner's quote about tricks against him just one venue in. It seems to me he played it pretty smart for a tour rookie - in his first ever FWT comp, and...
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    Fuck.

    Fuck.
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    https://www.facebook.com/9114197/videos/1010593702...

    https://www.facebook.com/9114197/videos/10105937028364452/
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    Yep, that was just ridiculous. Never seen that...

    Yep, that was just ridiculous. Never seen that much fall in 24 hours in the Rockies before.

    Photo Credit Daniel Thomson:

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    Sunshine and Lake Louise have been skiing...

    Sunshine and Lake Louise have been skiing beautifully since the snow with lots of new terrain open.

    A few photos from today at Sunshine courtesy of Daniel Thomson:

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    Divide was skiing beautifully today.

    Divide was skiing beautifully today.
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    Louise was pretty firm and slick on Friday...

    Louise was pretty firm and slick on Friday afternoon. The opening weekend crowds took their toll on Sunshine's coverage as is usually the case - lots of exposed rocks on bottom half of the Wawa runs...
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    I was already pretty set on the short front but...

    I was already pretty set on the short front but an extra faceshot or two wouldn't hurt.



    Jeez, that sounded violent. Looking forward to catching some turns with you too.
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    I haven't been on Rens unfortunately but the OG...

    I haven't been on Rens unfortunately but the OG Spur is my favourite ski. I was always happy skiing it in pretty much any conditions but it definitely excelled being skied fast in big terrain.
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    Thanks all. Here's an extra from the cutting...

    Thanks all.

    Here's an extra from the cutting room floor. It might explain why they dropped the talking bits from the final cut...

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    Nice pics garyfromterrace, it's hard to beat a...

    Nice pics garyfromterrace, it's hard to beat a nice day out in K Country.

    A little something we put together on the Dive for a Mountain Collective promo:

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    You sound like a badass.

    You sound like a badass.
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    I'm so good at it I even taught you.

    I'm so good at it I even taught you.
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    Thanks, it was a lucky escape. My back still...

    Thanks, it was a lucky escape. My back still hurts but I had my first turns since the accident last week and it felt good!
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    It is risky. Which is why it makes sense to stack...

    It is risky. Which is why it makes sense to stack the odds in your favour.

    I was skiing some mellow pow last year and caught a shark which threw me headfirst onto another rock. The impact...
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    I will indeed be making an appearance at...

    I will indeed be making an appearance at Shredfest, with a quick run down on how not to ski.
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    I was using a Pret Cirque last season which is light and has lots of vents. Then I landed headfirst on a rock, completely destroying the helmet and getting five compression fractures in my spine. My...
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    Sunshine is still skiing well. Delirium Dive this...

    Sunshine is still skiing well. Delirium Dive this afternoon (credit to Kyle Mulder for filming):


    https://www.facebook.com/SunshineVillageResort/videos/1740644242653607/
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    ^ This is awesome. Stoked you had such a good...

    ^ This is awesome. Stoked you had such a good trip to our neck of the woods.
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    Agreed, that pocket snipe on his last landing was...

    Agreed, that pocket snipe on his last landing was one of the highlights of the comp for me.
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    https://www.facebook.com/SunshineVillageResort/vid...

    https://www.facebook.com/SunshineVillageResort/videos/1696876000363765/

    Good point. This thread is lacking in vid/pics. Here's a recent vid from the shine with a few pow clips from before the most...
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    Holy shit. Lake Louise was all time today. I'm...

    Holy shit. Lake Louise was all time today. I'm genuinely struggling to remember a day that was that deep and that blower all over the mountain. Skied 9-12 and then showed up to work with a shit...
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    I must be going crazy, didn't think you could...

    I must be going crazy, didn't think you could switch the brakes.
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    I have some older Rossignol 180s that have a...

    I have some older Rossignol 180s that have a brake around 95 but will soon need bindings for a 125 waisted ski. I'll post up photos later.
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    This doesn't make any sense to me. 100mm is a...

    This doesn't make any sense to me. 100mm is a reasonable all mountain ski width for most places out west. There is lots of soft snow to be found around these parts, and believe it or not, many people...
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    He will correct me if I'm wrong but he means...

    He will correct me if I'm wrong but he means snowpack and snow and rocks. I.e. Squaw and Whistler both get much bigger bases with heavier coastal snow which sticks to everything and covers up the...
  42. I've never seen ice on that side. The other side...

    I've never seen ice on that side. The other side of the cirque has a lot of blue ice around the cliffs but on the side we were on it's more facets, punchy snow and thin sections you have to watch out...
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    Thanks! For some background I called it a 'A Gnarly Sidestep' because that's what a ski patroller called it in as over the radio after they spotted some of our tracks later that day.
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    Mine are being mounted right now. I took a punt...

    Mine are being mounted right now. I took a punt and mounted at +1 of recommended. I should be getting them out on Wednesday so I'll post up some initial thoughts this week.
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    Agreed, such good skis.

    Agreed, such good skis.
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    Does anyone have any thoughts on where to mount a...

    Does anyone have any thoughts on where to mount a pair of Rustler 11s in a 188? Last season I was on a Spur which I mounted at +2 of recommended which I was super happy with.
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    Thanks and no worries. I wasn't sure how they...

    Thanks and no worries.

    I wasn't sure how they would hold up to resort skiing initially but was just planning to use them for pow days and resort accessed backcountry anyway. As it turns out I...
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    Here's the edit I entered into Rockies Shred...

    Here's the edit I entered into Rockies Shred Fest. The second part covers that billy goat line Mntlion and I skied in the Dive towards the end of last season.

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    Strange, the original Spur is my favourite ski...

    Strange, the original Spur is my favourite ski ever for resort pow days even when things got cut up. After buying it as a deeper days pow ski I ended up skiing it 90% of the time and adoring it in...
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    Tickets are on sale for Rockies Shred Fest...

    Tickets are on sale for Rockies Shred Fest (formerly Winterstoke). It's been a fucking blast in the past few seasons so if you're in or around Banff on 19th October you should be there.
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