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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    Andorra looks like a great venue. Snowbird doesn't have enough vert to satisfy most competitors and it would have to be close for a week or two to public beforehand. Revy was an amazing venue.
    Agree on all of this. Love Andorra - unreal venue - it's like a big version of the Cirque.

    What about Mt. Superior instead of N. Baldy? I suppose there would be no way to close it...

    Any other USA comp locations? Jackson? All the other venues I can think of are great, but maybe not FWT-caliber - Moonlight Basin/Headwaters; Crested Butte; Silver King at Crystal; etc...
    sproing!

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    Telluride - Black Iron Bowl & Palmyra ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    Agree on all of this. Love Andorra - unreal venue - it's like a big version of the Cirque.

    What about Mt. Superior instead of N. Baldy? I suppose there would be no way to close it...

    Any other USA comp locations? Jackson? All the other venues I can think of are great, but maybe not FWT-caliber - Moonlight Basin/Headwaters; Crested Butte; Silver King at Crystal; etc...
    One year there was rumor the finals were going to be on Superior after issues at SB. Not sure why it fell through. I was wondering how the hell they were going to pull a permit so fast. Most of Superior is private property, so maybe possible, but all the privileged tourers around here would whine to no end if that was an option.

    Headwaters is pretty limited and can be ugly, Silver King is even shorter vert than N Baldy, CB I like but it's so different than anything else on tour, and I worked the Telluride event once, Palmyra I believe, and I think it was big enough for a FWT. I don't remember if it had enough variety of lines though.

    Backside of Revie had it all, except reliable weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Telluride - Black Iron Bowl & Palmyra ?
    I think they already hold a FWQ event there if that tells you anything. I also don't think there is a chance they'd hold an event in SW Colorado due to inconsistent snow.

    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    One year there was rumor the finals were going to be on Superior after issues at SB. Not sure why it fell through. I was wondering how the hell they were going to pull a permit so fast. Most of Superior is private property, so maybe possible, but all the privileged tourers around here would whine to no end if that was an option.
    Superior would be sweet but good luck closing it for a week or more. I don't think UDOT or the locals would allow that. I remember alto commented that he thought the NE Face of Lone Peak would be the ultimate Wasatch venue and i must agree, it's the closest thing we have to what I imagine the Bec des rosses is like. It's in wilderness so no possibility of it happening.

    I think Alaska and Revelstoke are the two venues I'd like to see. I also haven't been very impressed with the Japan venues but then again it always seems to dump when they hold events there

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRUTAH View Post
    I also haven't been very impressed with the Japan venues but then again it always seems to dump when they hold events there
    Pretty sure it has more to do with it *always* snowing in Japan than the scheduled event dates. ;-)

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    This is the originally proposed JP venue. Too much snow each year in January. Hopefully this year works out. We have one system on its way this week, but hopefully next week it doesn't snow. Hmmm... It's called Japanuary for a reason.

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    All that said, what isn't shown in that pic is the runout. It's one valley below all that hanging exposure above. Kind of a death trap that nobody wants to hang out in.

    Furthermore, there are 8 FWQ & J stops in Japan this year. The opportunity for future venues is just beginning to show itself as logistical problems get solved this winter. The guy building the local tour is killing it in selling it to resorts. I would expect that you will see more out of Japan in the future, not less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Furthermore, there are 8 FWQ & J stops in Japan this year. The opportunity for future venues is just beginning to show itself as logistical problems get solved this winter. The guy building the local tour is killing it in selling it to resorts. I would expect that you will see more out of Japan in the future, not less.

    This is awesome news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    We have one system on its way this week, but hopefully next week it doesn't snow. Hmmm... It's called Japanuary for a reason.
    Fuck that shit. I'm gonna be pissed if I finally go to Japan in January and it doesn't snow!

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    Happy to see that Pehota is back.

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    Oftpistes PNW contingent is off:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nortonwhis View Post
    The Mac Daddy face comp in revelstoke was so fkn good.
    Think they're running FWQ's and maybe some juniors there.....
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    Buncha freakin' goofs! Grif did that in every pic.

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    Oftpistes PNW contingent is off:

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    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    strong bird!
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    good looking 100 series photobombing that pic as well

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    Their limo.

    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    good looking 100 series photobombing that pic as well
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    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    yo oft, will you be my valentine on Feb14 @Alpental?
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    ^^Only if you're the cutest date I can find that day.

    But I do appreciate the offer!
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    i’m pretty sure i will be
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    who is going to win this year?

    Fuck thatīs really hard to predict! Kelly Slater?

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    From an Austrian point of view??? Donīt know? Fabio Studer is always good for a podium in any event.
    Stefan Häusl thought him the tactics.

    in general Loïc Collomb-Patton is not competing.... so thatīs for sure one missing who could have been on top...

    drew did it before so he is good for anything. turdell again why not.
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    I haven't really been paying attention lately. Is T. Hall actually on the tour? There was a big announcement a while back, right? But I haven't heard anything since. Is he doing all of the stops? Is some rasta Jah shit gonna guide him to the win? Will he break his ankles?

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    RIP Tanner Hall
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    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Is there a beater division?

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    sorry to disappoint, but .... um.... no. Love you anyway.

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    i’m pretty sure i will be
    or I could be showing up with you on my arm. who the fuck knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    Is there a beater division?
    We R it.
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    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    Just here to hype Andrew and Jacqueline Pollard. So pumped to see them in the tour. Andrew is the best all around skier at Alta/Snowbird and his sister has been skiing with the whole crew shredders since forever. Best female skier in the canyon since Angel Collison. Plus they're both good kids. Andrew was always the grom who was able to ski and school the older local chargers. High hopes for both.


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