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    Freeride World Tour - 2018

    FWT 2018 schedule:

    Japan/Hakuba - January 20-27
    Kicking Horse - February 3-9
    Vallnord-Arcalis - March 1-7
    Fieberbrunn - March 9-15
    Verbier - March 31-April 8

    It looks like FWT will finally have the useful, rider-specific replay on their homepage: https://www.freerideworldtour.com/


    Japan scheduled to start today (Jan. 23 in JPN, Jan. 22 in US) in 20 minutes!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpjFvFYGyXs

    The competition of the FWT Hakuba Japan 2018 is CONFIRMED for today Tuesday, January 23rd!
    LIVE WEBCAST will start at 7:55AM (Tokyo time) | 11:55PM (on the 22nd - Geneva Time) | 2:55PM (on the 22nd - L.A Time).
    Tune in on:
    - Facebook: - FWT Website: http://bit.ly/1meYYv8
    - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpjFvFYGyXs
    - Dailymotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/k45qBW9KLQEREkpUDNX

    Categories to drop in the following order:
    1. Snow Men
    2. Ski Men
    3. Snow Women
    4. Ski Women
    Last edited by meter-man; 01-29-2018 at 10:53 AM. Reason: Schedule

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    Oh yeah, cheering for Alto (OG maggot) and Berkeley Patterson, son of a mag.

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    you're the MAN ... there goes my productivity this afternoon

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    Stoked to see some snowboard legends T.Rice, Gigi and Terje as wildcards!

    And good luck to Squaw rider Sammy Luebke!

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    Is the venue the same as last year? Rather short and unimpressive from my memory..

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    Stoked to watch either way, hoping Alto kills it !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1CK. View Post
    you're the MAN ... there goes my productivity this afternoon
    Agreed. Travis Rice's run last year was totally insane. Hoping for a repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
    Is the venue the same as last year? Rather short and unimpressive from my memory..
    I don't know, Hakuba looks pretty fucking rad to me.

    Any of you guys been there?

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    Current conditions at the venue:
    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

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    On hold, next update at 4pm PST

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    bummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    Berkeley Patterson, son of a mag.
    Who?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
    Is the venue the same as last year? Rather short and unimpressive from my memory..
    last year was a backup venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nortonwhis View Post
    last year was a backup venue.
    Also a 4*, not a main FWT event..

    Hence the question.

    Are there photos availavle of this year's venue?

    This seems like a different start zone for sure, but I haven't seen anything else..


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    Thanks. I remember see him talk about it now. Very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    Anyone else notice that big ugly logo badge on the commentators hats looks just like Giseles from last night?


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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    Current conditions at the venue:
    Bonercity!

    At least the folks get to enjoy a fun japow day.
    Last edited by MakersTeleMark; 01-22-2018 at 06:34 PM.

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    They sent the male athletes up starting at 5am. I got there around 6. Mile long skin track road into base of venue (athletes got sled-towed) then a 2 hour boot pack in deep snow over ice crust to the top of the face. Women were at the base and never got sent up. Men waited at the top after the climb for 3 hours (as we did below) then got sent down due to lack of viz. Pounding snow here and no relief in sight. It will be interesting to see if they get the event off at all considering this storm is supposed to be something of a monster and the window is getting short.

    Guys coming down said it was stupid deep but they were still hitting icy bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    I've always considered it really unfortunate that the JP stop is in January. Not much choice, I get it, but week-long storms are almost the norm. I hope it pops for you!

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    Nothing happening today

    "We didn't get the chance to start the competition today in Hakuba Valley and we will not have a contest tomorrow Wednesday, January 24th BUT good news, it's dumping hard here!
    Next call tomorrow for a potential competition on Thursday 25th. Stay tuned! #DROPIN #FWT18"
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    "If the road You followed brought you to this,of what use was the road"?

    "I have no idea what I am talking about but would be happy to share my biased opinions as fact on the matter. "
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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    ...Mile long skin track road into base of venue, then a 2 hour boot pack in deep snow over ice crust to the top of the face.
    Waited at the top after the climb for 3 hours, then got sent down due to lack of viz.
    Guys coming down said it was stupid deep but they were still hitting icy bottom.
    Living the Dream Mang!

    Hopefully there are some Onsen hot tubs things around to chill in.

    ...Remember, those who think Global Warming is Fake, also think that Adam & Eve were Real...

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    Yeah, he's definitely getting his onsen on. They're getting after some pow while waiting too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    Good pow, bad for comp.


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    Pretty sure that pic was from the FWQ. Lots of pow that some of them managed to eat up though!
    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    Id say no comp sucks, but it was a trip to Japan with deep pow available, and Im guessing only podiums get paid so it was a normal trip for most

    next time

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