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  1. #126
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    He will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends.

  2. #127
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    Damn.
    RIP brother.

  3. #128
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    Ugh. Sorry for your loss - and on a tiny, meaningless scale - ours. Never knew him personally but Gripen seemed like a good dude. Sometimes battles don't end in our favor.

  4. #129
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    So sorry for your loss. I met Ethan in Garmisch, Germany. Great guy.

  5. #130
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    Shred in peace, Gripen.
    I used to hike 2 hours for 10 minutes of turns on 207 gs skis, without needing “skins” or “hike mode.” Tell me again how I’m a gaper.
    -mikdes26

  6. #131
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    Fare thee well brother

  7. #132
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    I have a hard time posting on these threads nowadays. It's hard to fully express my empathy for someone I never knew outside of posts on tgr, but it saddens me deeply to know another brother of the dirt and the snow has gone down way too soon. It hurts every time I am reminded that the best ones are always taken too soon. There must be something better out there in the great beyond. Hopefully all kinds of pow turns.
    "The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra

  8. #133
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    So sorry for your loss.

    Like some others, I thought he was getting better, this is a shocker. RIP Gripen.

  9. #134
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    I always enjoyed his posts.

    I'm very sorry for your loss.

  10. #135
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    I don't know what to say here. I feel like this happened so fast.

    Of all the risks we take, this type of situation is the only one I'm scared of. So unknown.

    I'm so sorry.
    Drive slow, homie.

  11. #136
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    Vibes to family and friends
    "You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning".

    -Scottish Proverb

  12. #137
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    Another complete stranger who is saddened by this and feels real sorrow for you and your brother who was unfairly robbed of what looked to be a wonderful life. I'm both grateful for the life I have and sorry for your deep loss.

  13. #138
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    Ouch. Vibes for your loss. Never knew him either but guy was cool as shit in this fucked up little corner of the internets.

  14. #139
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    Really sorry to hear this. RIP, Gripen!

  15. #140
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    That sucks. Vibes and blessings.

    He ripped on me for shit and for something I can't remember. I most likely deserved it, but I enjoyed his comments elsewhere here.....
    Terje was right.

    "We're all kooks to somebody else." -Shelby Menzel

  16. #141
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    well, shit
    holy fucking shitballs

  17. #142
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    +++vibes+++ I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know him in person but he seemed like a great guy. Also stoked to read his posting.

    Dont know how to fully express my sympathy over the forums.

    Rip in Peace brother

  18. #143
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    Aw man this sucks. Condolences to family and friends. RIP

  19. #144
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    If anyone is going to gripon wake tomorrow, head to guest services and let them know you are there for ethans memorial to get a 50 percent discounted pass. $10 no skis, sign seeing tickets avail after 2 as well


  20. #145
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    I never met him but seemed like a great dude. Life is all too fleeting sometimes. I'll be thinking about him, his friends and family tomorrow. Sound like he has some great friends and family which is something not every one has. RIP.

  21. #146
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    The whole family thanks all of you for the vibes, condolences, thoughts, and prayers. The respect which all of you have shown towards my brother is touching in ways i cannot express. I thought i knew the power of the forum community, but you have taken it to a new level. As for the family, We are all converging on Kicking Horse tomorrow for a memorial. I will be rocking his boards as a tribute as we meet up here:
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    Take in the view:
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    Will be alot of this
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    and enjoy some of this
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    Thanks again from the whole family for all your thoughts and prayers.

    Viggen
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  22. #147
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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    If anyone is going to gripon wake tomorrow, head to guest services and let them know you are there for ethans memorial to get a 50 percent discounted pass. $10 no skis, sign seeing tickets avail after 2 as well
    Thanks for checking on this. I called yesterday to basically ask that question and didn't hear back.
    Goal: ski in the 2018/19 season

  23. #148
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    Viggen - Sorry again for your loss. Just way too young...damn.

    ..cancer

  24. #149
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    Ethan was a good friend of mine a few years back. Although we've drifted over the past little while I hold memories with him close to my heart. He pushed my skiing harder than anyone else ever has. He trusted in my ability more than I did myself. When I think if Ethan I think of a "warrior" . Not only did he kick the shit of of snow and dirt when he was 100%, he continued to with impaired vision and the disheartening news of cancer. His positive attitude though this process is beyond what anyone could ever expect of a human. Nothing can fill the void that this loss has created. Everyday that I'm on skis or bike I will be sure to shred at least a few moments in memory of Ethan. I remember he made comment about this community in the past and from what I understand he's been part of TGR for sometime. I know how much he's appreciated this forum so I send my love to all of you who had the opportunity to connect with him, however brief it may have been.

  25. #150
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    +vibes and peace+
    'To quote my bro
    "We're not K2. We're a bunch of maggots running one press at full steam building killer fukkin skis and putting smiles on our friends' faces." ' - skifishbum '08

    "Adios Hugh you asshole" - Ghostofcarl '14

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