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    When You’re Lucky

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    “I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.”

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    Dude, don't post a link to fucking Facebook that requires you to log in. Some of us don't participate in that bullshit.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

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    holy crap!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Holy goddamn fuck is more like it. What are those odds?

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    Damn dude! That is super goddamn lucky!

    Post a link, will ya?

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    Holy hell, the odds. Good on the guys who tripped their beacon into search just to make sure.

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    Crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    Dude, don't post a link to fucking Facebook that requires you to log in. Some of us don't participate in that bullshit.
    if that's where the info was, and you can't see it, that's on you. You chose not to 'participate in that bullshit'.
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    I think we got the point on the edit.

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    Crunch of the deployed airbag?!
    Wonder if he was late pulling it and it was still trying to inflate?
    Wonder why he wasn't on top?
    Wonder if a bag of Cheetos would be just as effective for a lot less $?

    So many unanswered questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    I think we got the point on the edit.
    Right, but those of us that do participate could visit, read the comments and learn more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    Right, but those of us that do participate could visit, read the comments and learn more.
    What could I possibly glean from those comments that would be worth joining facebook?

    Dudes came across a slidepath, flipped to search, saved a miracle survivor. Could there possibly be more that would impact my travel in the backcountry?

    I don't think so. Dumb luck, and a good execution of protocol out of a selfless group.

    You do know that airbags can't combat tons of avi coming down on you, but can help you elevating in the flow?

    That they slowly deflate and also offer an air pocket by doing so?

    So why the fuck should I join facebook again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    What could I possibly glean from those comments that would be worth joining facebook?
    I dunno, stuff like this
    from the page
    "Liza xxxx he was in a group of three. It was a steep pitch with loss of visibility of the upper part of the run from a few rollovers. His friends lost sight of him early on and weren’t sure which direction he had gone and didn’t see him trigger the slide. Hence one of Esther’s main takeaways posted, always keep your friends in sight"

    "David DeGraw they’d lost sight of him as he dropped down and didn’t even see the slide. They told us later they’d debated hiking back up over a ridge to go look elsewhere. But they decided to keep heading in the original direction where they thought he’d gone. They eventually saw us digging him out and rushed down to greet him upon his revival."

    "No it was triggered by the person carried in it. We were skiing the pitch to lookers right and saw the debris field half way down, one gully over and decided to go ski it for the safest way down. Very lucky we decided to follow protocol and switch our transceivers to search mode. The tracks in the second picture to the right were from a group that skied past us while we were zig zagging down searching."

    Of course a lot of that stuff won't make sense, because without visiting the link, you can't expand the pictures either (but why should that matter, what info could you glean from those?)
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    All I'm saying is don't jump on the guy (you didn't, glademaster did) for posting the best information available just because you made a decision not to be able to see it.
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    Exactly.

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    Also from the FB page is that the selfless group was likely with a local guide and a photographer they brought from the states.
    They were just outside of Happo 1 in hakuba.
    There were other avalanches involving fatality in nearby Myoko - https://www.snowsbest.com/avalanche-japan/
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    if that's where the info was, and you can't see it, that's on you. You chose not to 'participate in that bullshit'.
    youve got zucker bitch sperm on your face bro
    glad i cant see it though
    vibes if its enhancing your life and youre thinking im learning important things that can only be taught from it
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    whether it's enhancing my life or anyone approves of it is irrelevant. dude posted information as it was available and he got yelled at by glademaster because glademaster himself had made the decision not to be able to see the info. instead of asking politely for a different source he yelled at the guy.
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    Jesus, just create a dummy account for accessing FB. I use it for accessing local BC groups and selling/trading gear.

    I hate Zuck's guts, but sadly FB isn't going away anytime soon. What's frustrating is that there is plenty of quality content posted daily there, but unless it is linked directly you have to sift through all the bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    Crunch of the deployed airbag?!
    Wonder if he was late pulling it and it was still trying to inflate?
    Wonder why he wasn't on top?
    Wonder if a bag of Cheetos would be just as effective for a lot less $?

    So many unanswered questions.
    Possible that the drag of the snowboard was greater than the lift of the bag?

    Snowboarding is dangerous

    I pack cheetos - but for other reasons (fire starter/munchies)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LHutz Esq View Post
    Possible that the drag of the snowboard was greater than the lift of the bag?

    Snowboarding is dangerous

    I pack cheetos - but for other reasons (fire starter/munchies)
    cheetoing.com - silly side project of mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    All I'm saying is don't jump on the guy (you didn't, glademaster did) for posting the best information available just because you made a decision not to be able to see it.
    I was thinking The Slide Zone was a place for some adult conversation about avalanches and accidents not a place for people’s issues with the changing modern world
    “I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.”

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    This is totally nuts. Talk about #grateful
    dirtbag, not a dentist

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    youve got zucker bitch sperm on your face bro
    glad i cant see it though
    vibes if its enhancing your life and youre thinking im learning important things that can only be taught from it
    Jesus, chill. People are trying to understand an accident here.

    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    I was thinking The Slide Zone was a place for some adult conversation about avalanches and accidents not a place for people’s issues with the changing modern world
    This.
    And I guess that I just don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Jesus, chill. People are trying to understand an accident here.
    Apparently that’s not allowed if the informations exists on Facebook


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