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    The FIFTY

    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    Great! Your first run will be The Crack. If you rip that, all of Cody's sponsors will be yours to have.
    Sweet. Is it cool if I make like 15-20 turns though? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Sweet. Is it cool if I make like 15-20 turns though? ;-)
    Less than 2 turns is mandatory for spancer stealing.

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    ^^^bwahhaha
    Keep it coming Cody now that the snows melting this series is good for my withdrawal symptoms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alkasquawlik View Post
    Less than 2 turns is mandatory for spancer stealing.
    Soo as sideslipping isn't turning.... Salomon here I come!

    And my first athlete driven project is bringing the rocker 2 122 192 back!

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    ^^^ You should ski the qst118. I was super sceptical but it's a great ski. Only carbon ski I've ever skied that was damp.


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    Quote Originally Posted by altacoup View Post
    ^^^ You should ski the qst118. I was super sceptical but it's a great ski. Only carbon ski I've ever skied that was damp.


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    Do the make another damp carbon ski, 100-110?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    Do the make another damp carbon ski, 100-110?
    That model is called the Jumbo Shrimp

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    Don't envy that approach at all.

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    sick! nice bringing Nick Russell along, that guys been killing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danmelon View Post
    sick! nice bringing Nick Russell along, that guys been killing it.
    His sentiment at the end really captures adventuring on their level. Another dope episode!

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    Dig it.
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    What an integrated ascent/decent. Equal opportunity slogging. Nice.

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    Cody, after witnessing the majesty and beauty of Nate's turns, when can we expect you to free your heels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddball View Post
    Cody, after witnessing the majesty and beauty of Nate's turns, when can we expect you to free your heels?

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    Awesome. Looks like you got to snow fast on the up. The views of Tyndall sure make me want to try to ski that one also...this was the year.

    What do guys do for water refill on these huge days? Everyone carry a pocket rocket and melt snow? We had 1 for a group of three on Big Willy and it wasted too much time refilling water.

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    Monster day, holy crap. Great episode.

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    Maybe I missed it in the vid but I gotta ask, out of thousands of amazing lines in the eastern Sierra why is this one a 50? The potential looks unlimited there so I'm just curious what makes this one stand out. It can't be the approach obviously!

    And what a fun series! Thanks for creating some killer boredom therapy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona13 View Post
    Maybe I missed it in the vid but I gotta ask, out of thousands of amazing lines in the eastern Sierra why is this one a 50? The potential looks unlimited there so I'm just curious what makes this one stand out. It can't be the approach obviously!

    And what a fun series! Thanks for creating some killer boredom therapy!
    My take is that they kinda had to do something on Mt. Williamson (after Bloody couloir and Whitney) and that's the most distinctive line / option from up there.

    Cody - 10 hours on the climb, how long did the descent end up taking?

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    That descent looked and sounded sketchballs!

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    Spumco

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona13 View Post
    Maybe I missed it in the vid but I gotta ask, out of thousands of amazing lines in the eastern Sierra why is this one a 50? The potential looks unlimited there so I'm just curious what makes this one stand out. It can't be the approach obviously!

    And what a fun series! Thanks for creating some killer boredom therapy!
    Big Willy has the full mix of classic Eastern Sierra skiing, and Giant Steps takes all of those to the nth degree.

    Elusive. Need a big snowpack to do it. 2019, 2017, 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005 - in other words, doesn't come in every year.

    HUGE. Williamson has the biggest uplift in the Sierra - from ~5500 to 14300. Second biggest monolith after Mt. Tom. It's visually stunning. That Pioneer Peak in Palmer AK that everyone jizzed over (I HAVE TOO!!! it's unreal) "only" goes up 6000 vert.

    Route-finding issues...in the dark...on loose, chossy, sandy no-trails.

    Terrain. Connects three 45*+ chutes, the first two of which end in death cliffs. Very unusual for California - maybe not so in the Alps.

    History. Most lines don't have a known history, but were first done by some reclusive Yosemite climber tripping on acid and done in leather tele boots in the 70s. Giant Steps has some documentation: https://backcountrymagazine.com/stor...h-sierra-line/ More history: https://www.earnyourturns.com/2500/t...liamson-14375/ (I doubt Alka is right - I'm sure a lot more than 10-12 parties have skied it.)

    It's quintessential Eastern Sierra - huge lines, starting in the sagebrush, brutal schwack, huge vert (have I mentioned the vert yet?), and the entire approach and ski looms above the pan flat desert of the Owens Valley. Giant Steps is a - no, THE king line - in the Sierra.

    I really hope Cody slays Bloody BN on a snowboard on July 4 while calling his mom.
    sproing!

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    Cool info, thanks meter man.
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    Another great episode.

    Props to Cody for keeping the series going into May as opposed to withholding content until the fall...

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    Man you guys aint fucking around thats a hudge day. Kudos
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    Yeesh that approach and bushwack would be like adding a few thousand ft of vert on. Splitboarder summed it up well. Best beer evvaarr

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